Help End Gun Violence

As part of a May initiative focusing on gun violence, the United Church of Christ is providing resources for churches, including a five-part Bible study, video message, and gun violence prevention advocacy guide. 
 

Survey Seeks Input on Giving

The Giving Task Force of the United Church of Christ invites all ministers and church leaders to fill out a survey about the changing ways that churches and individuals make decisions about sharing their financial resources with the wider United Church of Christ.  The results of the survey will be used to shape the future of the church.  Survey closes on May 15.
 

Register by Monday for 'Aha Pae'aina

Next Monday, May 9, is the deadline to register for the 'Aha Pae'aina ('Aha Iki, June 8-9; 'Aha Makua, June 10-11).  After Monday, a late fee of $30 will be charged.  Handbooks and other meeting materials will be available for download beginning May 17.
 

Woman’s Board Awards Two Church Women

The Woman’s Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands, at its 145th Annual Meeting on April 30, presented its annual “Never Underestimate the Power of a Christian Woman” award to Valrie Griffith of Central Union Church and Kats Enoki of Po'okela Church.
 

View Kaua'i Photos on Website

Kaua'i Association churches gathered for their Spring 'Aha Mokupuni last Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at Kapa'a First Hawaiian Church.  During the meeting, Clyde Fujikawa was recognized as licensed minister of Church of the Pacific.
 

PSR Begins Hawai'i Program

Pacific School of Religion invites ministers interested in pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree to be part of a Hawai'i cohort beginning this summer with a seminar taking place July 25 to August 5 at the Hawai'i Conference Office.  Contact PSR for more information and application, or talk to D.Min. program director Randi Walker at the 'Aha Pae'aina on June 10 and 11. 
 

EVENTS

Church Hosts Azusa Pacific Chorale for Mother’s Day Concert

Azusa Pacific University Men’s Chorale will perform at a Mother’s Day Concert & Dinner this Sunday, May 8, 5-7 p.m., at Filipino United Church of Christ (94-1366 Hiapo Street, Waipahu).  For more information call 808-220-3255.
 

Workshop Looks at Morning After (a Disaster)

After disaster strikes a community or island, churches often play active roles in response and recovery.  Zach Wolgemuth, Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries, will lead a workshop on developing a checklist of responses and resources for ministers and churches “The Morning After a Disaster.”  The workshop will be held next Tuesday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Hawai'i Conference Office.  (This will take the place of the O'ahu clergy meeting.)  There is no cost (except travel for neighbor islanders), but make your reservation for lunch by emailing vmaunakea@hcucc.org.
 

Prevent Falls and Accidents at Your Church

Find out how to make your church safer and reduce the risk of accidents in the Insurance Board (IB) webinar, “Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls,” to be presented on Wednesday, May 11, at 8 a.m. (Hawai'i time).  Go to the IB website to register and to see a list of upcoming webinar topics and past webinars that were previously recorded.
 

Tri-Isle Gathers for 'Aha Mokupuni

The 'Aha O Na Mokupuni O Maui, Moloka'i A Me Lana'i (Tri-Isle Association) will gather for its Spring 'Aha Mokupuni on Saturday, May 14, starting at 10 a.m., at Wailuku Union Church (327 S. High Street, Wailuku, Maui).  The program will include “It’s A Kākou Thing,” a presentation by Toni Bissen, Executive Director of the Pūʻā Foundation.
 

Seminar Addresses End-of-Life Wishes

Kokua Mau, Hawai'i’s hospice and palliative care organization, will offer a free, two-part seminar, “The Conversation Project,” addressing health care and end-of-life wishes.  The seminars will be held Tuesdays, May 17 and 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. each night, at Windward United Church of Christ (38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua).  To reserve your place, call 808-254-3802.
 

Kalaupapa Staff Teaches Grave Marker Repair

Kalaupapa National Historical Park employees will lead a hands-on Grave Marker Preservation workshop from June 1 to 9 in Kalaupapa.  Lodging and meals will be provided, but participants are responsible for their own travel costs.  Only a limited number of spaces are available. 
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Disaster Recovery Support Initiative, a partnership of the UCC, Church of the Brethren and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is seeking a Case Management Specialist and a Long-term Recovery Group Formation Specialist to assist disaster-stricken communities with long-term recovery.  Deadline to apply is May 16.
 
 
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