Annual Report Highlights UCC Work
Facts, figures and stories highlighting the work and ministries of the United Church of Christ national setting in 2015 can be found in the denomination’s 2015 Annual Report
Hawai'i Youth Head to Orlando
Forty-two youth from the Hawai'i Conference will be at the National Youth Event (NYE) next week in Orlando, Florida. Youth from Hawai'i Island, Lana'i, Maui, Moloka'i and O'ahu will join 3,000 UCC and Disciples of Christ young people from around the nation in this quadrennial event. Follow some of the action via live webcast at www.ucc.org/nye
or connect via Facebook (HI2nye).
Parish Paper Brings Insight to Church Matters
New issues of the Parish Paper
have been posted on the website. Feel free to copy and share these with your congregation as part of the Hawai'i Conference subscription.
Volunteers Needed to Rebuild in South Carolina
Volunteers are needed to rebuild homes in South Carolina for homeowners struggling to recover from last fall’s devastating storms and floods. Week-long work teams are being recruited now, especially and urgently for September and October. Find out more about this and other opportunities at the Volunteer in Disaster Recovery
Demonstration Supports Local Police
Following shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge in recent weeks, Pearl City Community Church sponsored a community-wide “Demonstration of Support” for local police and safety officers this past Monday. View photos
of the day.
Hawai'i Island Workshop Supports Incarcerated Women
Pu'a Foundation will share ways that the community can support those affected by trauma and incarceration. The workshop
is open to the community and will take place on Friday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, on the University of Hawai'i Hilo Campus, Ka Hale 'Olelo (on Nowelo Street, Makai of the 'Imiloa Center). For more information and to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Communities Can Prevent Suicide
“Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation”
is a one-day workshop for faith community leaders interested in learning how to prevent suicide. The workshop will be held on August 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Higashi Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Temple (1685 Alaneo Street, Honolulu). Register and pay ($20 per person) at soulshophi2016.eventbrite.com
Run for Fun with Family Promise
Family Promise Hawai'i will hold the 4th Annual 5K Family Fun Run
at Kailua Intermediate School (145 South Kainalu Drive, Kailua) on August 20, 7 a.m. Register by going to the Family Promise website
, or call 808-548-7478 for more information.
was called as Associate Pastor of Makiki Christian Church in Honolulu on July 1. She was previously Associate Pastor at Central Union Church.
Friend Needs Writers
Writers are needed for occasional articles and stories for The Friend
, the newsletter of the Hawai'i Conference. Writers are generally compensated according to the length of the story. For more information, email email@example.com