Download Resources on Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration affects not just our society, but our churches as well.  The reasons for it and how the church can be involved in advocacy efforts are explored in a collection of resources gathered by the Justice and Witness Missional Team of the Hawai‘i Conference. Click HERE to learn more.

Program Develops Ministers’ Entrepreneurial Skills

Beyond the Call: Entrepreneurial Ministry is a professional development program sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association for ministers who want to launch new or innovative ventures in ministry.  Four spaces are reserved for UCC clergy.  The program involves attendance at four retreats on the mainland over a two-year period.  Application deadline is October 5, 2014, and the program begins in January 2015. 


O'ahu Association Offers Polity Course

The O'ahu Association offers a series of courses on UCC polity and history for those seeking UCC ministerial standing. The next session, “Theology of the United Church of Christ,” will be held at Church of the Crossroads on Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Lay members and authorized ministers are welcome to audit the series. Courses are free.  Contact Donald Schmidt at if you have any questions.

Cindy Au to Be Ordained

The O'ahu Association will hold a Service of Ordination and Installation for Cindy Au, Chaplain with Arcadia Family of Companies, this Saturday, September 27, 4 p.m., at Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu).

Grief Workshop Provides Support

Journey from Mourning to Joy is a Hospice Hawaii grief workshop to be held on Saturday, October 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Harris United Methodist Church (20 South Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu).  The $20 registration fee includes lunch.  Because of limited space, registration is required by September 26.  For more information, contact JP Sabbithi at 808-780-5452 or at

Learn about Organ Donation

As part of the National Donor Sabbath Campaign, Legacy of Life Hawai'i will offer an informational session on organ donation on Thursday, October 9, 5-7 p.m., at the Legacy of Life office in the Kuakini Physicians Tower (405 N. Kuakini Street, Suite 810, Honolulu).  Dinner will be provided.  To attend, contact Julie Young by October 3 at 808-585-3427 or

Transition House Holds Annual Fundraiser 

UCC Transition House will hold its annual fundraiser dinner on Thursday, November 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Makiki Christian Church (829 Pensacola Street, Honolulu).  All are invited to support this ministry for women and children survivors of domestic violence. 

Register for Woman’s Spiritual Retreat

Church of the Crossroads and the Center for Courage and Renewal invite women to “Entering the Heart of Wisdom: Joining Soul & Role for the Second Half of Life,” a spiritual contemplative retreat based on the work of Parker Palmer.  The retreat will be held at St. Anthony Retreat Center on January 20-21, 2015. Click HERE to register by the December 15 deadline.


Search Begins for UCC General Minister and President

The United Church of Christ seeks candidates for the position of General Minister and President.  The General Minister and President is Chief Executive Officer and spiritual leader of the church responsible for the visioning, planning, coordination and implementation of the total mission of the UCC. Application deadline is December 1, 2014. 

Honolulu Church Seeks Choir Director

The First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawaii has an opening for a part-time Choir Director to work primarily with the Chancel and Chinese choirs. For questions, contact Nathan Chung at Deadline to apply is November 30, 2014.

Office Assistant Temp Needed at Kalaupapa

The Hawai'i State Department of Health is seeking an Office Assistant with clerical experience to live and work in the settlement.   This is a temporary position.  Click HERE for full information and application procedure.

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