Pray for "Ceasefire"

This Friday, September 21, join people of faith all over the world in prayers for peace.  The  International Day of Prayer for Peace is sponsored annually by the United Nations and the World Council of Churches.  This year's theme, "Praying for Ceasefire," focuses on ceasefire in our homes, communities and throughout the world. Click HERE for more.

You’re Invited to General Synod

UCC General Minister and President Geoffrey Black invites all UCC members to the 29th General Synod in Long Beach, California, June 28-July 2, 2013.  The theme is “God’s Vision,” and the program includes celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Pension Boards and 75th anniversary of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries.  A youth event is also being planned. Click HERE to read the Rev. Black's letter of invitation.

Attend Let’s Move Webinar

Faith and community leaders are invited to participate in a Let’s Move webinar and conference call this Thursday, September 20, 8 a.m. (Hawai'i time), to learn how to engage communities in the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award program and to receive an update from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.  Click HERE to register.

Virginia Church Honors Hawai'i Senator

Senator Daniel Akaka was the guest of honor at the annual luau of Hope Church UCC in Alexandria, Virginia.  Every year the church holds this luau in recognition of its long-standing relationship with Hawai'i and Pacific Islanders.  The church also hosts a Hawaiian Cultural School that teaches young people about the arts, including hula and music. Click HERE to learn more.

Class for People Touched By Cancer

“Communicating Concerns & Feelings” is a class for cancer patients, loved ones and health care providers to improve communications skills with one another.  The class, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held Thursday, September 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Kahala Nui (4389 Malia Street, Honolulu) and will be facilitated by Deborah Ball, UCC minister and Bristol Hospice chaplain. Click HERE to view the flyer.


Central Union Women’s Retreat

“Moving Toward Wholeness!” is the theme of Central Union Church's Women’s Retreat to be held October 26-28 at Camp Mokuleia on O'ahu.  The event is open to all women.  For more information, call the church at 808-941-0957.  Deadline to register is October 12.  Click HERE for brochure and registration details.

Conference Staff Races for Cure

Hawai'i Conference Office staff, family members and friends are teaming up to fight breast cancer by participating in the Komen Race for the Cure, a 5 kilometer walk/run, to be held October 21 at Kapi'olani Park. Help the Hawai'i Conference staff reach its goal of $10,000 by sponsoring the team and making a donation. To sponsor, or to join the team, click HERE


Pastoral Transitions

Phyllis Meighen announced her resignation as Pastor of Hanapepe UCC on Kaua'i.  Her last Sunday at the church will be September 23.

Edward “Ted” Robinson, Pastor Emeritus of Central Union Church, and wife Barbara returned to California yesterday after Ted served this last summer as Supply Pastor of Waiokeola Church in Honolulu.

Waimea Pastor Publishes Book

Olaf Hoeckmann-Percival, Pastor of Waimea UCC, is the author of Alonissos: For Those Who have Believed in Christ, the End Shall be a Day at the Beach, a fictional story about the second coming of Christ and the final conflict between good and evil. Proceeds of the book will support the ministry of Waimea UCC.  Kaua'i Association Members can purchase copies of the book directly from the church for $10 each.  The book is also available from Amazon. Click HERE for more.

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