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HENRY OPUKAHAIA OFFERING Each year we collect a special offering in memory of Henry Opukahaia, the first Native Hawaiian known to become a Christian. He is credited with motivating the early New England missionaries to sail to Hawaii and establish churches in these islands. The money collected on February 23 supports the training of current and future clergy for Christian ministry by providing financial aid for students. Offering envelopes are available on the Deacon’s cabinet as you enter the sanctuary.   “MAHALO NUI” from Kahu Thank you so very much to everyone who helped and attended our Valentine’s Party at the Smith Memorial Parsonage on Sunday afternoon! It was an honor having Michael DeMotta, Curator of Living Collections at National Tropical Botanical Garden, speak about the maiapilo flower, which I recently finished painting. Please stop by the gallery and see the framed original and prints, and be sure to ask for your free gift of our maiapilo postcard, which features a photograph of this remarkable flower which I took in July 2018. Kahu Alan Akana   ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS KAHU’S ANNIVERSARY  On Sunday, we will celebrate Kahu Alan Akana’s 6th year with us as our pastor! Please come and celebrate with us. 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...

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MEN’S BREAKFAST The men meet for breakfast most Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. They meet every Tuesday except the 4th Tuesday of the month. Church men and women meet on the 4th Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. at the Holoholo Grill in the Kōloa Landing complex. HENRY `ŌPŪKAHA`IA OFFERING ON FEBRUARY 16 & 23 Each year we collect a special offering in memory of Henry `Ōpūkaha`ia, the first Native Hawaiian known to become a Christian. Henry O. is credited with motivating the early New England missionaries to sail to Hawai`i. The money collected on February 16 & 23 supports the training of current and future clergy for Christian ministry by providing financial aid for students. VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY AT ALAN AKANA GALLERY See below for details on this fun party on Sunday, February 16! 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 Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37. PARKING NOTES Thanks to all who are able and have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have...

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ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST January 28 The men’s winter breakfast has begun. Meet them at 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. The men meet there for breakfast every Tuesday but the 4th Tuesday of the month. Church men and women meet on the 4th Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. at the Holoholo Grill in the Kōloa Landing complex. SALVATION ARMY LUNCH The next time our church is scheduled to serve lunch at the Salvation Army in Hanapepe is Wednesday, January 29. Volunteers who carpool usually meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. Please check in with Suzanne Pearson if you can assist. 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 Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23. PARKING NOTES Thanks to all who are able and have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling or parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking. Coming up…. PRAYERS & SQUARES Prayers & Squares is our...

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MEN’S BREAKFAST The men’s winter breakfast has begun. Meet them at 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. The men meet there for breakfast every Tuesday but the 4th Tuesday of the month. Church men and women meet on the 4th Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. at the Holoholo Grill in the Kōloa Landing complex. 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 Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42. PARKING NOTES Thanks to all who are able and have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling or parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking. Coming up…. CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED The church office will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Marin Luther King Jr. Day. ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Kōloa Landing Complex. Let Michael Horning...

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CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  January 1 & 2. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 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 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:1-18. COMING UP . . . . MEN’S BREAKFAST  The winter men’s breakfast will be starting up again on January 7 at 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. The men meet there for breakfast every Tuesday but the 4th Tuesday of the month. PRAYERS & SQUARES  Prayers & Squares is our ministry promoting prayer using hand-tied quilts. The group will meet next on January 7 in Kahu’s office, 1-3 p.m. All sewers and non-sewers are welcome! __________________________________ “Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in...

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Christmas Eve 7:30 p.m. on December 24th A Service of Candles and Carols Special Mele and Hula Christmas Fund Collection* Christmas Day 10:30 a.m. on December 25th Christmas Communion Service Message: “The More Important Gifts” Special Mele and Carols Christmas Fund Collection*   *CHRISTMAS FUND  The Christmas Fund Offering, administered by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards, provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas “thank you” checks. Each year, UCC congregations throughout the country collect this offering to assist faithful servants of God who are facing financial difficulties. We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on December 24 and 25. Gifts may be placed in the special offering envelopes available on those days. Checks may be made out to Koloa Union Church with “Christmas Fund” in the note section. _______________________________   ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS END-OF-YEAR GIVING  It has been a fantastic year for Koloa Union Church! We completed our successful capital campaign and saw growth in membership, attendance and giving. As we are currently looking at a limited cashflow as we pay our end-of-the-year bills, we invite you to help us finish the year financially strong by prayerfully considering an “over the top” end-of-year financial gift. You can make a donation on Sunday mornings or by mailing a check to the church office. In order for these gifts to be tax-deductible for the current year, they must be postmarked or given by December 31, 2019. CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  December 25 and 26. Mele Kalikimaka! YEAR-END BLOWOUT SALE  at Alan Akana...