Tropical Storm Ana Updates

AHEC 'Aha Halawai Canceled

The 'Aha Halawai of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches that was to be held this Friday and Saturday in Hilo has been canceled.  A new date for the gathering will be announced later. 

O'ahu 'Aha Mokupuni Rescheduled

The 'Aha Mokupuni of the O'ahu Association planned for Saturday, October 18, has been postponed.  The 'Aha Mokupuni has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 15, at Nu'uanu Congregational Church.

Stay Current with Weather and News

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency website provides recommendations on how you and your church can prepare for storms and hurricanes, as well as latest updates and shelter locations.

Download Useful Apps

The American Red Cross has created several smartphone apps, including First Aid, Hurricane and Shelter, that may be useful before and during the storms.  Search for “Red Cross Visionlink” to download these and other apps.

Report Insurance Claims Promptly

While we hope that churches are left untouched, if your church suffers damage and is insured through the UCC Insurance Board, you can report claims online or call the special after-hours line, 800-716-3196, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Hawai'i time).  Claims may also be reported to local Insurance Board representative, David Takagi, by phone at 808-523-6840 during normal business hours.

How to Respond and Help

Watch for announcements next week on ways that individuals and churches can help if there are needs following the storms.  The most important response now is to prepare and to help others be prepared.  For emergencies, you may call the following persons:
  • Charles Buck, Conference Minister, 808-271-6153
  • Diane Weible, Associate Conference Minister, 808-228-2672
  • Donald Schmidt, Associate Conference Minister, 808-260-6248
  • Kenneth Makuakane, Acting Papa Makua, 808-294-8266 

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