Hawaiian Identity

 

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A United Church of Christ Serving Kauai Since 1835

United Church of Christ

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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  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 Akana

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On Sunday, I shared three stories that brought me hope and inspiration during the week. I also reminded the congregation that we are creating the stories of today—stories that future generations will tell. I invite you to consider what stories you want to be told about you and our generation, how you want to be remembered, and what changes you might make in your life and in the world around us in order to be remembered for justice, kindness and humility. You can click the link below to see the full sermon from Micah, chapter 6, in which the prophet tells us what God’s longing is for us:

…to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God

I trust that you will create a beautiful story with your life!

Aloha nui!

Kahu Alan Akana

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Click HERE to see a video of Sunday’s sermon. Videos of Kahu’s sermons are available most weeks. You can find them on our  church website <www.koloaunionchurch.org> and on our weekly e-news. Please share these videos with friends and invite them to church. You can also subscribe on YouTube anytime you watch a sermon; that way you can easily watch any past sermon and even receive a notification when a new sermon is posted.

Weekly News of the Church

GRAND OPENING OF ALAN AKANA GALLERY  You are invited to the Smith Memorial Parsonage this Sunday, February 26, 1-5 p.m., for the Grand Opening of Alan Akana Gallery. The gallery is a fund raiser for the church and will feature the original watercolors of the flowers of Hawaii, painted by our Kahu Alan Akana. There will also be prints, posters and greeting cards for sale. Drop by, have some refreshments, and see Kahu’s paintings, including his most recent ones!
HENRY OPUKAHAIA SUNDAY  On Sunday, February 26, we will be collecting the Henry Opukahaia Scholarship Offering. This special offering is collected in United Church of Christ churches throughout Hawaii every year at the end of February. Henry was a young Hawaiian who sailed to New England, converted to Christianity and encouraged missionaries to come to Hawaii in order share the Gospel and establish churches. Although Henry died before the missionaries left in 1819, he is remembered today through the offering, which assists church leaders to attend seminary, post-graduate studies and continuing education. Checks should be made out to “Koloa Union Church” with “Henry O” in the note section. Offering envelopes will be provided on Sunday as well. You are invited to give generously in order to assist pastors and future pastors with their education.
AND COMING UP….

MARDI GRAS PANCAKE SUPPER  Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent. Traditionally, Christians “get rid of last minute indulgences and use up fatty foods” such as milk and butter. We are offering our annual “pancake Tuesday” on February 28 at 6 p.m. in Moore Hall. Join us for “breakfast at dinner!”

ASH WEDNESDAY Join us on March 1 (the first day of Lent) for dinner at 6 in Moore Hall and our Ash Wednesday service at 7 in the sanctuary, where we will have the traditional marking of the ashes.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS  From March 1 through April 5, Koloa Union Church will host a soup supper in Moore Hall. On Ash Wednesday, the service will take place in the sanctuary. Durning the other Wednesdays, Kahu Akana will lead a discussion on the beatitudes, based upon the previous Sunday’s sermon. Please contact Penny or sign up on the bulletin board if you are able to bring soup, salad and/or bread on any of these Wednesdays.
MEN’S BREAKFAST  The men of the church are invited to breakfast on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 during the winter months at the Olympic Café in the Poipu Village Shopping Center. (The Café is right across from Keoki’s.)
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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!