Weekly News of the Church

COCONUT WIRELESS  Koloa Union Church is the first article this week in the Coconut Wireless! The article highlights our capital campaign celebration on Sunday, with photographs of the event and a link to The Garden Island Newspaper article about it. Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ). CHURCH CHOIR REHEARSAL  Rehearsals are every Thursday 7-8 p.m.at the church. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill. FOOD PANTRY  Please keep in mind that Koloa Union Church is partnering with St. Raphael Church to provide food to local families each month. We will be collecting and donating non-perishable foods to the St. Raphael Food Pantry and school snacks for Koloa Elememtary School kids. Please drop your donations off at church on Sundays or at Penny’s office Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – noon. Call office 742-6622 before delivery. Call Amber Strong if you have any questions, need to arrange pick-up or would like to volunteer at 907-227-9045 or amberkn@yahoo.com. 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 Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9 or Psalm 113; Amos 8:4-7;...

A Message from Our Kahu

  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made our capital campaign celebration this past Sunday such a great success! After four years of generous giving, hard work and prayers, our money has been raised and, except for a few “smaller” projects that Dan Giovanni is still working on, all of the work is done! It was an honor to dedicate the capital campaign plaque, which mentions all donors as well as each special gift that was given in memory or in honor of a loved one or special group of people! The plaque now permanently hangs above the Deacon’s cabinet and is made of glazed aluminum in a beautiful wood frame made specifically to match the cabinet below. I am grateful for the special music by Debbie and Chris, Doug, Kathleen and our choir, as well as the beautiful hula by Rose! We welcomed and honored The Rev. Dr. David K. Popham, our brand new Conference Minister of the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ on his first day on the job, and enjoyed a message he delivered. Our Deacons showed up early and made the sanctuary especially nice. Missy made another exceptional floral arrangements and lei for Rev. Popham and capital campaign leaders. Our Aloha Hour ladies and Kiawe Roots did a great job on the special luncheon. Thank you to all who helped and participated on Sunday and to everyone for your love and commitment to God and to our church! Aloha nui! Kahu __________________________________________ Click HERE to see a video of a recent message by Kahu Akana from Sunday morning. You may see the Koloa Union...

A Message from Our Kahu

Maika`i Hana Hou (Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again)   I look forward to our capital campaign celebration this coming Sunday with great anticipation! After four years of generous giving by members, family, friends and the Vidinha Family Trust, our capital campaign is finally coming to a close. We have accomplished so much together! The overall appearance both inside and outside of our church has truly transformed into a place that is welcoming and inviting to everyone! I hope all of our members and friends of the church who are in town on Sunday will make every effort to come and celebrate! Come and join us for a festive worship service and a delicious catered luncheon afterwards. During our worship service, there will be special music and dance, a time to give thanks to all who donated to the capital campaign, and much more! I am especially excited to introduce the congregation to the Rev. Dr. David K. Popham, the brand new Conference Minister of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ. Sunday will be Rev. Popham’s first day on the job, and I feel very honored that he has chosen to spend it with us at Koloa Union Church. We will welcome him to Hawaii with a lei and special gift from our congregation. I also look forward to dedicating our beautiful new capital campaign plaque, which will hang on the wall inside the sanctuary. There are also a few final touches that our capital campaign chair Dan Giovanni is finishing up this week that I am certain we will all notice! Koloa Union Church is...

Weekly News of the Church

Capital Campaign Celebration “Maika`i Hana Hou!” (Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again!) Sunday, September 15, 10:30 a.m. Dedication of our Capital Campaign Plaque Welcoming Our New Conference Minister The Rev. Dr. David K. Popham (Our Guest Preacher) A Delicious Catered Luncheon By Kiawe Roots Our New Signage and Plaques To be installed this week! We have accomplished so much in four years! Come and celebrate our success! Please invite family, friends and neighbors to see all of our capital campaign improvements and enjoy a delicious luncheon!     ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . CHURCH CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS  After a summer break, choir rehearsal begins on Thursday, September 12, from 7-8 p.m. at the church. Rehearsals are every Thursday. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill. COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ). 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 Jeremiah 4:11-28; Psalm 14 or 51:1-10; Exodus 32:7-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10. FOOD PANTRY  Koloa Union Church is partnering with St. Raphael Church to provide food to local...