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;...

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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...

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THIS SUNDAY!!! Be Prepared for the Kauai Marathon Sunday, September 1, 2019 The Race Begins at 6 a.m.   Parts of Koloa & Omao Roads may still be closed when you are heading to church.   Maluhia Road (Tree Tunnel) will be open way before church.   There will be no problem getting to church from Old Koloa Town. Plan to leave a bit early in order to make it to church on time. Click HERE to see the Kauai Marathon Website. __________________________________   SUMMER BOOK GROUP  Our summer book group will gather for its FINAL time on Wednesday, August 28, at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner (A Taco Toss!) and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. Those who are able are asked to read Chapter 10 for this week’s gathering. Please call Kahu if you plan to attend dinner and haven’t informed him already. COCONUT WIRELESS  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). 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 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1-16 and 112; Proverbs 25:6-7; Hebrew 13:1-16; Luke 14:1-14....

Weekly News of the Church

COCONUT WIRELESS  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). 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 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6 or 103:1-8; Isaiah 58:9-14; Hebrew 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17. ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 a.m. Holoholo Grill in the Koloa Landing complex. Join us for a fun time with church members and friends as we enjoy a delicious breakfast. COMING UP. . . . OFFICE CLOSED  The church office will be closed on Monday September 2 for Labor Day. CHURCH ON THE BEACH  Sunday, September 8. Join us for outdoor worship at the pavilion across from Nukumoi Surf Shop at Poipu Beach. Worship will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch, bingo, games for everyone. Bring something for the potluck lunch, lawn chairs, sunscreen, bathing suits and a friend. There will be no worship service at church on this day. CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS  September 12, 7-8 p.m. in the sanctuary. 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. CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION  We will celebrate the...

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MEMBERSHIP GATHERING On Sunday, September 22, Kahu Akana and our Deacons will host a special gathering in Moore Hall right after Aloha Hour for anyone who would like to learn more about Koloa Union Church. Participants will learn about our congregation’s history, the polity and teachings of the United Church of Christ, what it means to be “Open and Affirming,” the privileges and responsibilities of church membership, and more. Please sign up on the church bulletin board or call the church office to reserve a space at our membership gathering. _____________________________   SUMMER BOOK GROUP Our fun and lively summer book group meets on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read Chapters 5 & 6 for this week’s gathering. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend. _____________________________ MORE NEWS KAUCC YOUTH TO GATHER IN KOLOA  On Sunday afternoon, August 11, the youth of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ will gather for a potluck picnic, as well as games, prayer and planning activities for the 2019-2020 school year and even part of the summer of 2020! (The UCC National Youth Event is coming up next July!) The gathering on Sunday is for students in 6th through 12th grades, their families (parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings), pastors, and youth leaders. Please contact the church office for more details. ALAN AKANA GALLERY NEWS  The gallery, located at 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa, is now open on Sunday afternoons from...

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A SPECIAL COMMUNION SUNDAY On Sunday, August 4, Steve Sparks will share a brief inspirational message and song (“It Took a Miracle”) relating to his miraculous recovery from cancer and the role his faith played in his journey. Be sure to join us on Sunday to hear Steve, another wonderful message by Kahu Akana, and Holy Communion. _____________________________________ SUMMER BOOK GROUP  Our fun and lively summer book group meets on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read Chapters 3 & 4 for this week’s gathering. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend. ALAN AKANA GALLERY NEWS  Beginning August 4, the gallery will be open on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. (notice the change in time) and by appointment, with the last regular weekday on Thursday, August 1. Alan has decided to cut back on the hours since most visits and sales happen on Sundays. Those wishing to visit on other days are invited to call or email the gallery to make an appointment. There will be an “End of Summer Sale” where items will be sold at greatly reduced prices on Sunday, August 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Kahu also plans to show the slideshow from his sabbatical again during the sale. 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...