'Aha Pae'aina Concludes: News and Links

Mahalo to Kalihi and Moanalua Church and First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawai'i for hosting the 192nd 'Aha Pae'aina last week. Special offerings received during the 'Aha Makua worship services benefited the Vesper Maile Ito Fund ($1,211) and Our Church’s Wider Mission ($1,554).
  • Click HERE for pictures of 'Aha week and links to recordings of keynote speaker Rita Nakashima Brock.
  • Purchase books sold at the 'Aha Makua, including Rita Nakashima Brock's Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War.
  • Commemorative shirts celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches are still available.  T-shirts at $10 each and tank tops and polos at $12 each (shipping extra) may be ordered by contacting Christine Nuuhiwa at cnuuhiwa@hcucc.org or 808-791-5649.

Theologian Speaks About Hope and Politics

This week, theologian and author Allan Boesak will speak on "Hope, Faith and Politics" at a public forum on Friday evening, 6 p.m. at Manoa Valley Church (2728 Huapala Street, Honolulu).  Copies of his book, Dare We Speak of Hope?, will be available for sale or may be purchased from the Conference Office.  View the full schedule for future speaking appearances.  

 New on the Conference Website

 Missionary to Japan Will Visit Hawai'i

Martha Mensendiek, Global Ministries missionary to Japan, will visit the Hawai'i Conference September 1-19 to speak about her work at Doshisha University in Kyoto.  If you would like her to share a missions moment or speak to a missions committee or other group in your church, contact Diane Weible at dweible@hcucc.org or 808-791-5633 (1-800-734-7610 ext. 633 from neighbor islands). 

 Hawai'i Conference Members Invited to Join Credit Union

Members of churches in the Hawai'i Conference are eligible to join the United Methodist Federal Credit Union (UMFCU) and receive all the benefits of credit union membership. Click HERE for more information and to learn how to join.

 Free Sessions Give Information to Undocumented Youth/Young Adults

Youth and young adults who arrived in the U.S. before age 16 can learn how to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or apply for the first time.  These free information sessions, sponsored by Faith Action for Community Equity, will be held on July 8, 6 p.m., at First United Methodist Church (1020 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu), and again on July 26, 10 a.m., at Filipino Community Center (94-428 Mokuola St, #312, Waipahu).


 O'ahu Examines Cindy Au for Ordination

The O'ahu Association will convene an ecclesiastical council on Sunday, July 20, 4 p.m., at UCC-Judd Street (467 North Judd Street, Honolulu), for the purpose of examining Cindy Au for ordination.  To ensure quorum, O'ahu churches are asked to indicate their attendance to Donald Schmidt at dschmidt@hcucc.org or 808-791-5643.  Click HERE for more information and to download her ordination paper.

 Dinner Concert Benefits Maui Church

A benefit dinner and concert to raise funds for the restoration of Kahakuloa Hawaiian Protestant Church (on Maui) will be held on Monday, July 7, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Ko‘olau Ballrooms and Conference Center on O’ahu (45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe).  Presale tickets that include VIP seating for the dinner and concert are on sale for $45. Tickets for the concert only are available for $20.

 Purchase Tickets for July 19 Lu'au

Tickets for Kaumakapili Church’s 43rd Annual Benefit Lu'au on July 19 can be purchased by visiting the church's website or calling the church office at 808-845-0908.  This year's lu'au is take-out only.



 Central Union Welcomes New Minister

David Rivers began as Senior Minister of Central Union Church on June 10. He most recently served as Senior Minister of First Christian Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

 Craigside Executive Joins Group of Honored Professionals

Suzie Schulberg, member of Central Union Church and chief operating officer of Craigside retirement community, was among the “Forty under 40 Class of 2014” recognized by Pacific Business News for excelling in their professions and in the community.  

 Seminary Graduate Receives Award

Frances Wong, who graduated  from Pacific School of Religion (PSR) with a Masters of Divinity on May 25, received the Koinonia Award by the seminary's Alumni Association for her outstanding contributions of spirit, insight, and intellect to the seminary community.


 National UCC Seeks Candidates for Positions

Click HERE to view job descriptions for positions in the national setting of the United Church of Christ, including Area Executive for Africa and openings in the Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship.





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