Post-Election Pastoral Letters from UCC Leaders

- The Collegium of Officers of the United Church of Christ has issued a post-election letter calling for people of faith to work together to build community and a hope-filled vision for the future. Click HERE to read the letter.
- A pastoral letter from Conference Ministers of the UCC addresses racist rhetoric following the elections and calls on the church “to maintain a vigilant voice in [the] struggle for racial justice and equality.”  Click HERE to read the letter.

Global Ministries Board Approves Long Range Plan

After a year-long process of assessment, the Common Global Ministries Board of the UCC in partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) approved a new Long Range Plan effective January 2013. Click HERE for more on the plan, which emphasizes nurturing global communities, working for peace with justice worldwide, sharing the story of mission locally and developing resources for growing collaborative opportunities.


Organ Dedication

Kawaiaha'o Church (975 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu) will hold a Service of Dedication for its new 111-rank Walker Digital Chancel Organ on Sunday, November 18, 5 p.m.  For information, click HERE or contact Buddy Naluai at 808-532-1260 or

Holiday Songs and Carols

Church of the Holy Cross (440 West Lanikaula Street, Hilo) will host, “Let Carols Ring,” a free concert of seasonal songs and carols by the Hilo Community Chorus, on December 2, 3:00 p.m.  Click HERE to see the flyer.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Retired Episcopal priest Jodene Hawkins will lead her third Women’s Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in May 2013.  Click HERE for more information and to register.  


UCC National Announces Openings

The national setting of the United Church of Christ has announced the following job openings.

Chief Administrative Officer—The Office of the General Minister and President is seeking a Chief Administrative Officer to provide visionary leadership as a member of the senior staff.  Click HERE for position description and to apply.  Deadline to apply is January 11.

Cornerstone Fund VP—Cornerstone Fund is seeking a Vice President of Sales and Marketing to lead its outreach effort across the UCC.  Click HERE for position description and to apply.  Deadline to apply is November 16.

School Seeks Worship Leader

Kamahemeha Schools Kapalama Campus is seeking a Worship Leader.  Click HERE for position description and to apply.  Deadline to apply is November 16.

Internship Opportunity Available

UCC Justice and Witness Ministries is seeking an intern for its Washington D.C. office to advocate for justice in domestic and international policy at the federal level.  Click HERE for the position description.  Deadline to apply is January 7.

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