Hawaiian Identity

 

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A United Church of Christ Serving Kauai Since 1835

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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  Poipu Road, Koloa, HI

We are located in the heart of Koloa on Poipu Road between Old Koloa Town and Koloa School and Library. As you are driving along Poipu Road, you’ll see our church set back from the road between the large monkey pod trees. It is a lava rock church with a large white cross in the window. Parking is available in the front and south side of the church.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 536, Koloa, HI 96756

Directions from Old Koloa Town:
Turn onto Poipu Road by the Chevron Gas Station. As you drive on Poipu Road, look to your right in about a block and a half.

Directions from Kukuiula (The roundabout where Poipu Road runs into the Shops at Kukuiula):
Exit the roundabout onto Poipu Road towards Old Koloa Town. As you drive on Poipu Road, look to your left just past Koloa School and Library (& Snorkel Bob’s).

Phone: 808-742-6622

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Alan Akana Gallery

Koloa Union Church hosts a gallery featuring the works of Kahu (Pastor) Alan Akana. The gallery is just around the corner from the church at 3281 Waikomo Road in the historic Smith Memorial Parsonage, a beautiful building on the grounds formerly owned by Congregationalist missionaries. Proceeds from sales at the gallery support the maintenance, upgrades and repairs of the parsonage. Dr. Akana has been watercoloring the flowers of Hawaii since 1993 and features his work of nearly a quarter of a century. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. See www.alanakanagallery.com to learn more about the gallery and Dr. Akana’s art.

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

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Happy New Year 2018

Join us on Sunday morning

as we give thanks for our blessings in 2017

and as we welcome 2018

and ask for God’s blessings

in the year ahead!

I have really enjoyed the seasons of Advent and Christmas with the people of Koloa Union Church. I was inspired by the lighting of the Advent candles by some of the artists among us and their sharing of their art as it pertains to the themes of Advent: hope, peace, joy and love. I also immensely enjoyed our Christmas Eve service, including the wonderful music and the reading of the Christmas stories, as well as our Christmas Day communion service. Click HERE if you would like to watch on video any the messages from the past week.

We have been truly blessed this past year and have much for which to give thanks! Most importantly, I am grateful for God’s loving presence among through the ups and downs, joys and griefs, rhythms and patterns of the year. On Sunday, we will give thanks and ask for God’s blessings in the New Year. We will also take a look at a couple of stories in the Gospel of Luke, in which a couple of elderly holy people meet the infant Jesus and share their joy with the world.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday and wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Aloha nui!

Kahu Alan Akana

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 Our Kahu (Pastor) offers a weekly message in church most Sundays during the year. You may see the Koloa Union Church YouTube channel to see many of his past messages and subscribe in order be notified when a new message is posted. You are invited to share these videos with friends and invite them to church. Please feel free to “Like” any of the videos you see and share them on social media, such as Facebook, so that others will notice them.

 

News of the Church

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LECTIO DIVINA

Join us for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures.
We will meet on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 7:00-8:30 for Lectio Divina at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. Join Angela Dressel, Karen Johnson, Kahu, and others for a time to reflect, meditate and pray as we begin the new year.