Religion Can Bring Hope to People

Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, says that for churches to bring hope, religion must address the reality of people.  Read his address at a recent sustainable development seminar in Rome.

View O'ahu Meeting Photos on Website

O'ahu Association churches gathered for their Spring 'Aha Mokupuni last Saturday, May 7, at Makiki Christian Church. 

Curriculum Connects Bible to Children in Middle East

Global Ministries’ Middle East Initiative has created a ten-session children’s curriculum designed to help children connect the stories in the Bible to real children who live in the Middle East today.  To download a free copy of Ahlan wa Sahlan: Welcome!, click HERE.

Taste of O'ahu Will Feature Local Churches

The O'ahu Association is sending a letter to all O'ahu churches inviting them to participate in “The Taste of O'ahu,” the evening meal during the Aha Makua on Friday, June 10.  For additional information, call 808-791-5633 or email


Interim Network Explores Leadership During Change

"Leadership: The Next Generation" is the theme of the 36th Annual Interim Ministry Network Conference taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 6 to 9.  The Conference will explore leadership issues faced by congregations and their leaders, present new ways of thinking, and offer ideas on handling difficult members.

Tri-Isle Program Begins Three-Part Series

The first of a three-part series in the Tri-Isle Association’s Equipping Tomorrow’s Church Leaders program will feature a discussion led by Jack Belsom on the book, Facing Decline, Finding Hope: New Possibilities for Faithful Churches, by Jeffrey D. Jones.  The discussion will take place over two days:  Friday, June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., both at Waiola Church (535 Waine'e Street, Lahaina).  For information, call 703-981-8666 or email

Boesak Offers Prophetic Preaching on Maui

Allan Boesak, the Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, will present a lecture and discussion on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, at Keawala'i Congregational Church (5300 Makena Road, Makena, Maui).  For information, call 703-981-8666 or email

Build Your Passion for Mission

¡Missionworks! is an event to help congregations connect with the global work of the church through knowledge, resources and tools.  It will be held August 26-28 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Register to attend by May 31.

Retreat Examines Intergenerational Ministry

The UCC’s Faith Formation Team invites you to “Under Construction: Building Our Faith Together,” a retreat about intergenerational ministry and learning what works.  The retreat will be held from September 30 to October 2 in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. 

Pastor Will Lead Holy Land Tour

Curt Kekuna, Senior Pastor of Kawaiaha'o Church, will lead “Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus,” a tour of the Holy Land, from January 23 to February 2, 2017.  This eleven-day tour will visit major sights throughout Israel.  For information, call 808-469-3061 or email
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