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Kauai Pride Parade & Festival Saturday, June 22, 2019 A GREAT opportunity for us to talk about our new Open & Affirming status and invite new people to church! Walk in the Pride Parade on Rice Street 9-10 a.m. Gather at 8 a.m. at Vidinha Stadium Parking Lot Bring water and sunscreen Wear bright colors or your KUC t-shirt Wear your rainbow wristband too Rainbow flags will be provided KUC Booth at the Pride Festival 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kauai Historic County Building on Rice Street A family-friendly event for all ages Enjoy entertainment, music, speeches, food! KUC will have a tent, table & 2 chairs We will have literature about KUC & Our new Open & Affirming Status Let’s invite people to church! Please sign up at church for the parade and booth.   ________________________________________   Koloa Union Church In The Garden Island! “Open & Affirming” Koloa Union Church was in the Garden Island Newspaper on Saturday! TGI did a wonderful feature of our new “Open & Affirming” (ONA) status and promoted our ONA celebration this past Sunday! There were people at out church for the first time because they saw the article. There are others who plan to attend because of the article. Click HERE to read the article online. Thanks to Dennis Fujimoto of The Garden Island for the article and the photograph of Kahu and Michael above! ________________________________________ Alan Akana Gallery In Western Art & Architecture! “Wanderings: Kauai, Hawaii”   There is a wonderful article in the June/July 2019 edition of Western Art & Architecture Magazine, entitled “Wanderings: Kauai, Hawaii.” The writer, Kathy Chin...

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Pentecost Sunday June 9, 2019   Celebration of Our “Open & Affirming” Status In the United Church of Christ   Welcome Kahu Akana Back from His Sabbatical (It is also the 29th anniversary of his ordination!)   Enjoy a Special Celebration Luncheon for Aloha Hour!   Church Photograph (To be taken right after our worship service)   Let’s Reflect the Colors of a Rainbow! You are invited to join in the Spirit of the celebration by wearing a color of the rainbow: REDORANGEYELLOWGREENBLUEPURPLE _________________________ MORE NEWS…. `AHA PAE`AINA   The 197th annual state-wide gathering of the Hawai`i Conference United Church of Christ will meet June 7-8 at the Kaumakapili Church in Honolulu. Koloa Union church will be represented by Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, Bridget Hammerquist, and Shellee Riggio. STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH SPECIAL MISSION OFFERING   We collect this year’s Strengthen the Church offering on Sunday, June 9. This special mission offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of the United Church of Christ throughout the country. Your support will help the UCC fulfill its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities. Thank you for your generosity! 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...

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KAHU ON SABBATICAL/REV. SARAH JONES FILLING IN Our Kahu, Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, is on sabbatical from March 4 through June 3 in Europe. Based in southern France, he is traveling, reading, writing and painting while focusing on the theme, “beauty, art and spirituality.” He will be back with us on Pentecost, Sunday, June 9. We are grateful to have the Rev. Sarah Jones filling in most Sunday mornings while Kahu is gone. If you have need for pastoral care, you may contact Sarah at Wilcox Medical Center or at 631-2444. Our Deacons are also available to pray with and assist church members and friends in crisis; please contact the church office or Christine Kube (Chair of our Board of Deacons) at 635-1785. YOUTH BAKE SALE & POOL PARTY                                                                                                                              Sunday, May 26. The church youth will have a bake sale (asking for baked donations) followed by an afternoon at the beach.  They hope to earn money for future activities/events and to replenish the Youth Account Funds. Please see Tiffany. OFFICE CLOSED                                                                         ...

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KAHU ON SABBATICAL/REV. SARAH JONES FILLING IN Our Kahu, Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, is on sabbatical from March 4 through June 3 in Europe. Based in southern France, he is traveling, reading, writing and painting while focusing on the theme, “beauty, art and spirituality.” He will be back with us on Pentecost, Sunday, June 9. We are grateful to have the Rev. Sarah Jones filling in most Sunday mornings while Kahu is gone. If you have need for pastoral care, you may contact Sarah at Wilcox Medical Center or at 631-2444. Our Deacons are also available to pray with and assist church members and friends in crisis; please contact the church office or Christine Kube (Chair of our Board of Deacons) at 635-1785. KAUAI ASSOCIATION UCC 2019 SPRING `AHA MOKUPUNI “THE LIGHT GROWS” Kapa`a UCC, May 17-18. Please join us as we sing, pray and celebrate together. “Let us glorify God by nurturing the light that grows because it is nurtured with love.” 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 leis for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes,...

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Kahu on Sabbatical/Rev. Sarah Jones Filling In Our Kahu,Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, is on sabbatical from March 4 through June 3 in Europe. Based in southern France, he is traveling, reading, writing and painting while focusing on the theme, “beauty, art and spirituality.” He will be back with us on Pentecost, Sunday, June 9. We are grateful to have the Rev. Sarah Jones filling in most Sunday mornings while Kahu is gone. If you have need for pastoral care, you may contact Sarah at Wilcox Medical Center or at 631-2444. Our Deacons are also available to pray with and assist church members and friends in crisis; please contact the church office or Christine Kube (Chair of our Board of Deacons) at 635-1785. Mother’s Day Luncheon                                                                                                                                                Sunday, May 12,  Join us for a luncheon honoring all our mothers after Sunday service. Kauai Association UCC Spring `Aha Mokupuni “The Light Grows”                                                              Kapaa UCC, May 17 & 18.  Please join us as we sing, pray and celebrate together.  “Let us glorify...

Weekly News of the Church

KAHU ON SABBATICAL/REV. SARAH JONES FILLING IN Our Kahu, Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, is on sabbatical from March 4 through June 3 in Europe. Based in southern France, he is traveling, reading, writing and painting while focusing on the theme, “beauty, art and spirituality.” He will be back with us on Pentecost, Sunday, June 9. We are grateful to have the Rev. Sarah Jones filling in most Sunday mornings while Kahu is gone. If you have need for pastoral care, you may contact Sarah at Wilcox Medical Center or at 631-2444. Our Deacons are also available to pray with and assist church members and friends in crisis; please contact the church office or Christine Kube (Chair of our Board of Deacons) at 635-1785. MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE April 18, 7 p.m. Please join us for this special service. It is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday. GOOD FRIDAY April 19, 11 a.m. in Moore Hall.  Join the church youth to color Easter eggs followed by a hot dog lunch. EASTER SUNDAY                                                                                                                                 ...