UCC Launches Appeal to Aid Philippine Survivors

One of the most powerful typhoons in history, Typhoon Haiyan, has left a path of destruction in the Philippines.  Thousands of people are missing or dead, and hundreds of thousands of people are homeless.  Food, water, shelter and medical supplies are needed to bring immediate relief to the Philippines. 
The United Church of Christ has issued an appeal for an initial $250,000 to support Typhoon Haiyan response efforts.  With a disaster of this magnitude, the UCC anticipates that it will continue to work with its partners in the region on long-term recovery efforts for many years to come. However, this initial appeal responds to the dire need of residents for food and emergency relief supplies.
For information and to make a donation click HERE. Gifts may also be given through your local congregation, which will be forwarded to the Hawai'i Conference for Wider Church Ministries.  (Churches should acknowledge individuals and send one check for the total, payable to the Hawai'i Conference UCC and marked “Typhoon Haiyan.”)

New on the Website

View photos from the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches 'Aha Halawai held October 18-19 at Lili'uokalani Protestant Church, and the Kaua'i Association 'Aha Mokupuni held November 10 at Kapa'a UCC.

Thanksgiving Services on O'ahu

Interfaith and Ecumenical Thanksgiving Services are held every year in November at different locations on O'ahu. This year’s services are as follows:

Give a Book for Christmas

Adjourned with a Prayer, which chronicles the history of Kana'ana Hou-Siloama Church in Kalaupapa through meeting minutes from 1866 to 1928, is available for purchase from the Conference Office.  Cost of the book is $20 (plus shipping).  Purchase a copy as a Christmas gift or order copies for your church’s gift shop by calling the Conference Office at 808-537-9516 or completing an order form


UCC News Features Story on Hula

The hula performance that Ken Makuakane, Hawai'i Conference Program Associate for Church Vitality, led at the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan, Korea, last week, is featured in an article on the UCC website.


Job Openings at UCC National Offices

View positions and descriptions for job openings at the UCC national offices.

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