A United Church of Christ Serving Kauai Since 1835
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E Komo Mai! (Welcome!) to Koloa Union Church
We are followers of Jesus with a distinctly Hawaiian identity. Some of us are descendants of the native people of these islands and we celebrate with the language and customs of our ancestors. As an inclusive community of faith, reflecting the diversity of the people of Hawai‘i, we respect all cultures and backgrounds.
Our mission is to embrace, enhance and nurture God’s diverse and unique faith community, all to the glory of God.
Whoever you are and wherever you have been on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
3289 Po‘ipu Road, Koloa, HI
We are located in the heart of Kōloa on Po‘ipu Road between Old Koloa Town and Koloa School and Library. As you are driving along Po‘ipu Road, you’ll see our church set back from the road between the large monkeypod trees. It is a lava rock church with a large white cross in the window. Parking is available in the front of the church.
P.O. Box 536, Koloa, HI 96756
Directions from Old Koloa Town:
Turn onto Po‘ipu Road by the Chevron Gas Station. As you drive on Po‘ipu Road, look to your right in about a block and a half.
Directions from Kukui‘ula (The roundabout where Po‘ipu Road runs into the Shops at Kukui‘ula):
Exit the roundabout onto Po‘ipu Road towards Old Koloa Town. As you drive on Po‘ipu Road, look to your left just past Koloa School and Library (& Snorkel Bob’s).
ANNUAL RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE at the church this Saturday, April 22, 8 – noon. We offer old, new, ordinary and unique items for sale. Proceeds to be used for our church youth. We are asking for volunteers all week to help carry, sort and organize our donations, and then to help out on the day of the sale. Contact Judyth Foley for more information: 818-726-1344.
KAHU’S NIECE TO DANCE Ana Akana, Kahu’s niece (and Palani’s cousin) will dance hula as part of our worship service this Sunday, April 23. She grew up dancing in a halau in the San Francisco Bay Area. She will be visiting from Detroit where she now lives and does mission work.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Sunday, April 23, immediately following the worship service. The Church Council has called a meeting to discuss the possibility of allowing Alan Akana Gallery to remain in the Smith Memorial Parsonage after June 2017.
ALAN AKANA GALLERY OPEN HOUSE The gallery will host an open house fundraiser for National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Sunday, April 23, from 3-5 p.m. Join Kahu and Palani for a fun gathering of live music, hula and art giveaways! The watercolors of the beautiful flowers of Hawaii which are painted by our Kahu are on display at Alan Akana Gallery, located in the Smith Memorial Parsonage at 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa. The gallery is open on Sundays through Thursday 1 p.m..-5 p.m. (closed Fridays and Saturdays). A majority of the net profits from the gallery goes directly to the ministry of Koloa Union Church! For more information about the gallery, click HERE.
AND COMING UP….
TREE TRIMMING The monkey pod trees in the church parking lot will be trimmed on Monday and Tuesday, April 24 & 25. There will be no parking available those two days.
SPRING AHA MOKUPUNI Hanapepe United Church of Christ, April 28-29, 2017 (“Justice Depends on Just-Us.”) `Aha Mele will be on Friday evening, beginning with dinner at 5:30, followed by music from all of our UCC Churches on Kauai. Those wishing to carpool should meet in the church parking lot and be prepared to leave at 5:00 sharp. Saturday morning will begin at 9:30 a.m. and include workshops on “justice,” including teen suicide, incarcerated women, and Marshallese Health. There will also be a workshop on the recent assessment of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ.
PRAYERS & SQUARES Contact Angela Dressel if you would like to get involved in praying for people in crisis or helping to make quilt squares for those in crisis.