Observe Access Sunday, Download Resources

October 12 is Access Sunday, when the UCC will celebrate the gifts of persons with disabilities and acknowledge that there is more to do for the church to be more accessible. The Justice and Witness Missional Team encourages churches to observe Access Sunday by downloading and using worship materials and study resources.

Registration for Synod Begins September 8

Registration for General Synod 30, to be held June 26-30, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio, will begin on September 8.  For more information and to register, click HERE.


Tri-Isle Association Gathers for 'Aha Makua

The 'Aha Makua of the 'Aha O Na Mokupuni O Maui, Moloka'i A Me Lana'i (Tri-Isle Association) will take place on Saturday, September 13, at Po'okela Church (200 Olinda Road, Makawao).

Ewa Church Holds Fall Fair

Ewa Community Church (91-1258 Renton Road, Ewa Beach) will hold its Best Fall Fair on Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Featured are food, plants, crafts, rummage sale and collectibles. 

O'ahu Churches Invited to Plan for 2016 Youth Event

O'ahu churches interested in sending youth to Orlando, Florida, for the UCC National Youth Event, “BELIEVE,” in July 2016, are invited to a continuing discussion on fundraising and planning.  The next meeting will be held on September 22, 5 p.m., at the Conference Office.  For more information, contact Donald Schmidt (dschmidt@hcucc.org or 808-791-5643) or Diane Weible (dweible@hcucc.org or 808-791-5633).

Learn Ways to Reduce Electricity Usage

“Sharing the Aloha” is an energy conservation workshop that will offer tips on reducing electricity usage at home and work to save money.  The workshop, sponsored by Central Union Church (1660 South Beretania Street, Honolulu), will take place on Sunday, September 28, 10:20 a.m., in the Women’s Building.

Central Union Invites Women to Retreat

All women are invited to “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” the women’s retreat of Central Union Church, on October 24-27 at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu.  Register online or contact Carolynn Bell-Tuttle at carolynn.bell@gmail.com for more information.


Former Woman’s Board Director Publishes Children’s Book

Carolyn Winston, member of Central Union Church and a former executive director of the Woman’s Board of Missions, has written and published Kingdom in the Sea, a children’s book about the hospitality she experienced on a recent trip to Micronesia. Purchase the book at www.kingdominthesea.com.


Back Bay Mission Seeks Executive Director

Back Bay Mission, a community ministry of the United Church of Christ located in Biloxi, Mississippi, is seeking an Executive Director.  Deadline to apply is September 19.


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