Conference Office Closes on Friday

The Conference Office will be closed this Friday, August 21, in observance of Statehood Day.

UCC Supports Typhoon Soudelor Relief

Earlier this month, Typhoon Soudelor struck Saipan, Taiwan, and eastern China resulting in power outages, destruction, and loss of life.  UCC Disaster Ministries has already provided $5,000 for initial relief.  To support ongoing efforts to help survivors and families that have suffered great loss, make a donation to the International Emergency Relief fund. 

Encourage Youth to Attend Fall Camp

Information and registration forms for the Hawai'i Conference Fall Youth Camp were mailed to churches.  Camp will be held from Sunday, October 4, to Wednesday, October 7, at Camp Erdman on the North Shore of O'ahu.  A limited number of spaces are available, so register early.

Ghana Missionary Visits Hawai'i

UCC/Disciples missionary Kristine Tisinger will visit the Hawai'i Conference from November 24 to December 22 to speak about her work in Ghana.  If you would like her to share a mission moment or meet with a group or committee in your church, contact Richard Kamanu at or 808-791-5633 (from neighbor islands, 1-800-734-7610 ext. 633). 

Give Aloha in September

If your church is participating in Foodland’s Give Aloha campaign in September and you have not sent us your donation number, it’s not too late.  Send your donation number to to include in next week’s edition of the Coconut Wireless.


Tri-Isle Will Host Discussion on Boundaries

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 5, 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Kamehameha Schools Maui (275 Aapueo Parkway).  Included in the agenda will be boundary training for lay persons presented by Stephen Boyd, UCC Minister for Chaplains and Specialized Ministries.

Dementia Workshop Explores Hawaiian Perspectives

“Finding Gifts in the Grief Journey with Dementia: A Hawaiian Cultural Perspective” will be presented Saturday, September 5, 10 a.m. to noon, at 15 Craigside in the Solarium (15 Craigside Place, Honolulu).  Since space is limited, reserve your seat by contacting Jody Mishan at 808-295-2624 or

 Hawai'i Island Licenses Miloli'i Ministers

Hawai'i Island Association will hold a Service of Recognition for Mahina Kaupiko and Melveen Kaupiko, who were called as licensed ministers at Hauoli Kamana'o Church, on Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m., at the church in Miloli'i village. 

 Kaua'i Association Ordains New Pastor

Kaua'i Association will ordain Mary Herbig, who has been called as Associate Pastor at UCC–Judd Street, on Sunday, September 27, 3:30 p.m., at Church of the Pacific (4520 Kapaka Road, Princeville).

Central Union Retreat Invites All Women

All women are invited to “Drawing Near to God,” the women's retreat of Central Union Church, to be held October 23-25 at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu.  For more information or to register, contact Carolynn Bell-Tuttle at
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