Hawaiian Identity

 

Island Hospitality

A United Church of Christ Serving Kauai Since 1835

United Church of Christ

Come Worship with Us

Sundays at 10:30 AM

 

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!

Church Location:
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.

Mailing Address:
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).

Phone: 808-742-6622

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

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LIKE A WATERED GARDEN!

On Sunday, we read from Isaiah 58, where the prophet tells the people of God that they are like a watered garden when they worship well; and he makes it very clear what kind of worship he is talking about! It is not just going through the motions of worship, but showing compassion to others. It is relieving the pain and suffering that people are enduring and also removing the causes of that pain and suffering. If we are like a watered garden when we do these things, I hope that we will remind ourselves of this every time we take notice of the beauty all around us on this magnificent Garden Island on which we live! If you would like to see the sermon on video, click HERE.

As our landscaping project is unfolding before our eyes, as the result of our successful capital campaign, it appears that our church grounds are becoming a beautiful and well-watered garden! What a wonderful symbol for us to have as we approach our sanctuary on Sunday morning: we walk through a well-watered garden on our way to become one! (Actually, I think we already are that garden, but we come to church for more watering, fertilizing, and maybe even some pruning.)

I hope you will join us on Sunday as we learn to become a well-watered garden!

Aloha nui!

Kahu Alan Akana

You are invited to join us for worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

“A Message from Kahu Alan Akana” is provided most weeks by the Kahu (Pastor) of Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.

 

Weekly News of the Church

Music Director. Plan to be in church on Sunday, August 28, to meet the candidate for the position of our permanent music director. As part of our interview process, Kathleen Dahill will be providing our music during the worship service. She will then stay for lunch and meet with the choir after that.

Weight Watchers meets at Koloa Union every Saturday morning, weigh-in at 7:30 am, meeting at 8:00 am. Join Romae and her team. Questions? 1-800-651-6000.

Exterior Painting of the church begins August 29. So many changes happening at Koloa Union Church! Have you noticed all the new gutters installed and the new plants?

Salvation Army Servers Needed on Wednesday, August 31. Contact Judyth Foley if you can help.

38th Labor Day Breakfast at Lihue United, Monday, September 5, 2016, 7 – 10 a.m. In the parish Hall 4340 Nawiliwili Road. Adults $8, Keiki $4 (ages 5-11), children under 4 free. Part of the proceeds will help fund The Bridge: From Kaua`i to College (one of the ministries in which several of our members are involved).

Fall Youth Camp Registration is September 1!!! The Hawai`i Conference Fall Youth Camp will be October 9-12 (during fall break) at Camp Mokule`ia on O`ahu. Middle and high school students are invited to register. The cost, including airfare and ground transportation, is $200. The Kaua`i Association is offering $50-$100 scholarships for all Kaua`i students who attend and Kōloa Union Church is offering the same for our own youth who attend. An October fundraiser for Fall Youth Camp is also in the plans at Kōloa Union Church!

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!