'Aha Pae'aina Packets Mailed to Churches

Be sure to check your mailboxes and inboxes for the 2012 'Aha Pae'aina registration packets mailed to churches last week. Registration form and hotel information are included in the mailing. Deadline to register is May 7. Click HERE to view this information on the website and to register on-line.

Is Your Church Underinsured? How Do You Know?

The Insurance Board (IB) has announced a new webinar to help churches understand if their insurance coverage is sufficient. What Is Your Church Worth? will be held on April 18 at 5 a.m. and again at 9:00 a.m. (Hawai'i time).  To learn more about IB, visit the website, www.insuranceboard.org.  To register for the webinar, click HERE.

Help Hawai'i Mission Houses by Voting Today!

Hawai'i Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (HMH) needs your vote to receive up to $15,000 from the EMC Corporation Heritage Trust grant competition for digitization of archives. As mentioned in a recent issue of The Friend, HMH has already digitized issues of The Friend, Chamberlain Journal and Mission Station Reports.  This grant would help digitize other materials, including missionary letters between Hawai'i and Boston.  If you have a Facebook account, click HERE and "like" the Heritage Trust page.  You can then cast your vote.  Winners will be announced on May 11.

Faith Advocates for Jobs Newsletter

The Justice and Witness Missional Team of the Hawai'i Conference has partnered with Faith Advocates for Jobs (FAJ), a network of congregations working to support the unemployed and end the job crisis.   Former UCC President Paul Sherry serves as coordinator for the campaign. Click HERE to read the latest FAJ e-newsletter.

New Issues of Parish Paper Available

New issues of the Parish Paper have been posted on the website. Feel free to copy and share these with your congregation as part of the Hawai'i Conference subscription.

May 2012: “How to Turn Bystanders into Active Disciples”
June 2012: “Mission Possible: More Men in the Pews”


Boundary Training Offered on Maui

Boundary training for clergy will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Iao United Church of Christ (2371 West Vineyard Street, Wailuku). Authorized ministers are expected to participate in boundary training at least once every three years. RSVP to Dorothy Lester at 808-563-0295 or dlester@hcucc.org. Lunch will be provided.


Church Seeks Musician(s)

Church of the Crossroads seeks a half-time Director of Music/Organist/Accompanist. This position can also be divided into two part-time positions: Director of Music and Organist/Accompanist. Click HERE for position descriptions. Click HERE to apply. For more information email CrossroadsMusicHawaii@gmail.com or call 808-949-2220.

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