Weekly News of the Church

OFFICE CLOSED  Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day   “SUPER SUNDAY SALE” Alan Akana Gallery SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018, 1 to 5 p.m. All Items on Sale at Least 20% (Some up to 40% off!) Come early for best selection of holiday gifts! Enjoy our holiday decorations and refreshments!   THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press. LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-18; Revelation 1:4-8; John 18:33-37. COMING UP. . . . CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, November 27 at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please contact Michael Horning or Penny Osuga if you plan to attend. ________________________________ “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...

Weekly News of the Church

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON  You are invited to join us on Sunday, November 18, for our delicious annual Thanksgiving lunch after the Sunday worship service. CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING  The Church Council will meet on Sunday, November 18, after Thanksgiving luncheon in Kahu’s office. THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press. LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-18; Revelation 1:4-8; John 18:33-37. _________________________ COMING UP. . . . OFFICE CLOSED  Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day   “SUPER SUNDAY SALE” Alan Akana Gallery SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018, 1 to 5 p.m. All Items on Sale at Least 20% (Some up to 40% off!) Come early for best selection of holiday gifts! Enjoy our holiday decorations and refreshments!   CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, November 27 at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please contact Michael...

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The Quilt of Belonging Reflections on the Parliament of the World’s Religions On Sunday I shared with the congregation about my experience at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Canada, where I was last week. I spent an entire week attending plenary sessions, workshops, movies, exhibits and concerts—all having to do with the various religions represented—which numbered right around 200—and the importance of religious people gathering, welcoming one another, and working together to address some of the world’s greatest challenges, including racism, intolerance, violence, hunger, global warming and environmental destruction. One of my favorite exhibits was called the Quilt of Belonging—definitely the largest and perhaps the most striking quilt I have ever seen. It is 120 feet long and consists of 263 blocks, representing all of Canada’s aboriginal groups and every nation in the world. I met the lady who came up with the idea and oversaw the entire project. Her name is Esther Bryan. She started the project in 1998 after a trip to Slovenia with her parents. Her father had left that country after World War II, and they went back to find the home and family he had left behind. During that trip she recognized that everyone has a story to tell and each person has a past and a place that forms who they are today. As she thought about all of the indigenous and immigrant people of Canada, she began wondering about an art project that would truly represent everyone in the country and give each person the opportunity to find a place and sense of belonging in the overall design. Esther...

Weekly News of the Church

THIS SUNDAY  Join us on Sunday, October 28 (the Sunday before All Saints Day) as Tiffany Marrotte, our Sunday School Superintendent brings us a wonderful message! THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i 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 the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press. LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Job 42:1-17; Psalm 34:1-22; Hebrew 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52.. _________________________ COMING UP. . . . SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  We will be serving lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army on Wednesday, October 31. We need 4-5 volunteers. You can meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. if anyone wants to carpool or meet at the Salvation Army around 10 a.m. Please contact Suzanne Pearson if you want to participate: 742-2858. `AHA MOKUPUNI  Churches in the Kaua`i Association will gather for the Fall `Aha Mokupuni on Sunday, November 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church...