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LECTIO DIVINA  Join us at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) on Wednesday, December 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as we reflect on the Scriptures in silence and share our experiences of doing so. The season of Advent is an especially important time to reflect and consider the meaning of God’s presence among us. CHRISTMAS CAROLING  Christmas caroling at Sueoka Store on Monday December 17, 5-7 p.m. We sing to support the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, which feeds hungry people on the island. 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 Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18. _________________________ COMING UP. . . . CHRISTMAS FUND OFFERING  This special offering, administered by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards, provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers...

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY Friday, December 7, 6 p.m. The Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) Potluck Feast Christmas Carols Holiday Fun Bring a Dish To Share Friends of the Church Are Welcome! _________________________ THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawaii 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 Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6. ________________________ COMING UP. . . . CHRISTMAS CAROLING  Christmas caroling at Sueoka Store on Monday December 10 and 17, 5-7 p.m. We sing to support the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, which feeds hungry people on the island. LECTIO DIVINA  Wednesday, December 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Join us at the Parsonage for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. We will meet for Lectio Divina at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended...

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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...

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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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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...

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Pastor Appreciation Sunday PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY  We surprised Kahu on Sunday with an array of beautiful floral lei, flowers, and many kind words of appreciation. Kahu’s response: “I feel very, very appreciated!” WAINEKE WORK DAYS  Beginning around 9 a.m. on October 20, volunteers from the Kaua`i Association, UCC, will be cleaning the grounds and cabins and do some minor repairs. These are “our” cabins, belonging to the KAUCC. We, as members and friends, have access to rent and utilize these two cabins throughout the year. Our youth, members, leaders, friends have taken advantage of this beautiful site. A couple times each year we ask for volunteers to help clean the inside and outside of Waineke. If you go up on Friday, October 19, you may stay overnight and food will be provided. If you can, bring a bucket, rags, sponges, gloves and any cleaning products you may have. CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  The Church Council has called a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 21, after the worship service in order to: Vote on a new Vision Statement for the church. Please click HERE to see the draft of the Vision Statement. You are asked to make suggestions to Kahu or any Council member by this Sunday. Vote on whether our church should participate in the process of becoming an “Open and Affirming Congregation” and electing a “Core Team” to lead the process Please plan to attend so that we can have a quorum on that day. 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...