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 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.
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).
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.
HENRY OPUKAHA`IA SCHOLARSHIP OFFERING This past week was the 200th anniversary of Henry’s death and we will be collecting an offering in his honor this coming Sunday, February 25! Each year around the end of February, churches throughout the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ collect the Henry Opukaha`ia Scholarship Offering. Henry Opukaha`ia was a young Hawaiian who sailed to New England, converted to Christianity, and is credited for inspiring the first missionaries to sail to Hawai`i from New England in the early 1800’s. The offering goes into a fund to support clergy training by providing financial aid for seminary, postgraduate and continuing educational expenses. Please give with generous hearts.
MEN’S BREAKFAST The men of the church gather on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. They will be meeting every Tuesday until further notice.
WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPERS AND LENTEN REFLECTIONS We meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in Moore Hall for soup and then spend time reflecting and discussing the theme of “Blessings.” Each Sunday during Lent, Kahu will focus on a particular kind of blessing during his sermon and then use that topic for our time together the following Wednesday evening. Throughout the Season of Lent, Kahu will be following one chapter per week of John O’Donohue’s book, To Bless the Space between Us: A Book of Blessings.
SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTH EVENT This Sunday, February 25, after Aloha Hour! Please check in with Tiffany Marrotte if you and/or your kids plan to participate. $5 per person.
MOBILITY SCOOTER A resident of Sun Village in Lihue has a mobility scooter which she would like to donate to someone who can use it. Contact Kahu Akana if you are interested.
THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically.
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.
ALAN AKANA GALLERY OPEN HOUSE
Featuring Alan’s watercolors of the flowers of Hawaii!
Sunday, February 25, 1-5 p.m.
Celebrating Our One-Year Anniversary!
Be the first to see Alan’s latest watercolor!
(He spent over 6 months working on it!)
20% Discount on All Purchases!
“Talk Story” with Alan about his Art!
Fabulous Door Prizes!
(Including a print of Alan’s latest piece!)
A great opportunity to introduce
your friends & neighbors to Alan and his art,
and raise money for the parsonage while having fun!
Located in the Smith Memorial Parsonage
3281 Waikomo Road, Koloa
The proceeds from sales benefit the care of the parsonage!
“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!