Weekly News of the Church

ENSEMBLE PRACTICE  Come one, come all.  Practice on Saturday, March 16, noon, at the church. WELCOME REV. SARAH JONES  Sunday, March 17, will be Rev. Sarah Jones’ first Sunday with us.  She will be our guest preacher until June 2, when our Kahu Alan returns from sabbatical. SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT  We have members, friends and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, headaches and speaking, as well as other symptoms.  Heavy perfumes and colognes are particularly troublesome.  We are requesting that our church be, as much as possible, a “scent-free” environment during worship services, social activities and meetings.  We realize that there is no way to keep all scents away and we plan to continue having fresh flower arrangements each week and leis for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes, colognes and lotions. PARKING NOTE                                                                                                                                                                Thanks to all who are able who have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling and parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made...

Weekly News of the Church

RECORD-BREAKING WEEK                                                                                                                                                      Koloa Union Church has been blessed with a record breaking week. February 24: We enjoyed Church on the Beach at beautiful Poipu Beach.  We had 92 attending Sunday service and enjoying a potluck lunch!  We also celebrated Kahu Alan’s 5 year anniversary with Koloa Union Church. February 26: All-church breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu had 23 meeting for breakfast and visiting with friends. March 3: Kahu’s last Sunday before leaving on sabbatical had the sanctuary overflowing with 115 in attendance. We are blessed! OPEN AND AFFIRMING                                                                                                                                                        Koloa Union Church proudly announces that members have unanimously voted to become and Open and Affirming Congregation. MEN’S BREAKFAST                           ...

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BON VOYAGE PARTY FOR KAHU  Kahu will be hosting a bon voyage party on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage. Come and enjoy cake, coffee and iced tea, and say good-bye to Kahu before he leaves on his 3-month sabbatical in southern France the next day. All items at the gallery will be 20-50% off on this day! SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT  We have members, friends, and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing and speaking, as well as other symptoms. Heavy perfumes and colognes are particularly troublesome. We are requesting that our church be, as much as possible, a “scent-free” environment during worship services, social activities and meetings. We realize that there is no way to keep all scents away, and we plan to continue having fresh flower arrangements each week and lei for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes, colognes and lotions. 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,...

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CHURCH ON THE BEACH Sunday, February 24, 11 a.m. The Pavilion at Poipu Beach Across from Nukumoi Surf Shop/Brennecke’s Restaurant Come Early to Hang Out Worship Will Begin at 11:00 Potluck Luncheon Bingo and Other Games Stay for the Afternoon Bring something to eat for the potluck. Bring lawn chairs if you like. There will be no worship service at the church on this day! (P.S. This date coincides with Kahu’s 5th anniversary as our Pastor.) SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT  We have members, friends, and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing and speaking, as well as other symptoms. Heavy perfumes and colognes are particularly troublesome. We are requesting that our church be, as much as possible, a “scent-free” environment during worship services, social activities and meetings. We realize that there is no way to keep all scents away, and we plan to continue having fresh flower arrangements each week and lei for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes, colognes and lotions. 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...

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MEN’S BREAKFAST  Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. The men meet each Tuesday (except the 4th Tuesday of each month when they are welcome to join the All-Church Breakfast) at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snowbird friends and church members. BIBLE STUDY  Kahu will offer a Bible study for people who would like to read passages in the Bible and learn about how they are interpreted; we will read biblical texts that encourage welcoming and accepting people who are different, as well as texts that are often used to condemn people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and those who question sexual and gender norms. There will be a time for questions and conversation. You are welcome to attend the Bible Study on Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). CHURCH ENSEMBLE  Singers are asked to meet at the church on Saturday, February 9, at noon for practice. You will be featured on Sunday, February 10, during Ka Mele Makana. 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...

Weekly News of the Church

MEN’S BREAKFAST  Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. The men meet each Tuesday (except the 4th Tuesday of each month when they are welcome to join the All-Church Breakfast) at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snowbird friends and church members. BIBLE STUDY: “ISSUES OF GENDER & SEXUALITY”  Kahu Alan Akana will offer two identical Bible studies for people who would like to read passages in the Bible and learn about how they are interpreted; we will read biblical texts that encourage welcoming and accepting people who are different, as well as texts that are often used to condemn people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and those who question sexual and gender norms. There will be a time for questions and conversation. You are welcome to attend on: Sunday, February 3, after Aloha Hour in Kahu’s office Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). 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...