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RSVP FOR FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI THIS WEEK! “Huaka`i Me Ke Aloha” (Journey with Love)   A fantastic `Aha Mokupuni (the annual fall gathering of the United Church of Christ congregations on Kauai) is planned for Sunday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. at Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue (behind King Auto). This year’s theme is “Huaka`i Me Ke Aloha” (Journey with Love) and the entire event will be intergenerational. There will be music from all ages, conversations about the various journeys we have all been on in our churches, group singing led by Doug Duvauchelle, and a message by Kahu Akana! The gathering will begin with activities; following a break, worship will begin at 4:45; after worship will be a delicious dinner provided by the people of Lihue United Church. Please RSVP by October 27. ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . WAINEKE WORK DAYS  The next work days at our Kaua`i Association Waineke Campground will be October 25 & 26. From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, members and friends of Kaua`i United Church of Christ congregations gather at the Waineke Cabins for vacuuming, painting, washing, yard work, light construction, etc. Those who wish to spend the night (for free) can go up on Friday afternoon and participate in a potluck dinner with others. For more info call 335-3505. CHOIR ENSEMBLE PRACTICE  Fay Bartels will be directing volunteer singers on Sunday, October 27, at 10 a.m.  Everyone is invited to join our church ensemble for practice and then will sing a song during the Sunday service. COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless...

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Kanikapila Sunday! Alan Akana Gallery Sunday, October 20, 2-5 P.M. Share a Song! Bring an Instrument! Dance a Hula! Or just come and enjoy the entertainment! Enjoy Delicious Refreshments! Reduced Prices on All Merchandise! Friends Are Welcome! Click HERE for more info about Alan Akana Gallery! __________________________________________________ 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 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104 or Psalm 121; Genesis 32:22-31; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8. COMING UP . . . . ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex on Poipu Road. Please let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to join us so that we can notify the restaurant ahead of time. WAINEKE WORK DAYS  The next work days at our Kauai Association Waineke Campground will be October 25 & 26. From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, members and friends of Kauai United Church of Christ congregations gather at...

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Alan Akana Gallery Kanikapila Sunday! Sunday, October 20, 2-5 P.M. Share a Song! Bring an Instrument! Dance a Hula! Or just come and enjoy the entertainment!   Enjoy Delicious Refreshments! Reduced Prices on All Merchandise! Friends Are Welcome! Click HERE for more info about Alan Akana Gallery! __________________________________________________ LECTIO DIVINA  Lectio Divina is the practice of hearing a Scripture text read several times with a pause for silent reflection after each reading. A chance to share is offered at the end of the final reading. The next session of Lectio Divina will be at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, on Wednesday, October 9, 7-8 p.m. 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 29:1-7; Psalm 66:1-12 or Psalm 111; 2 Kings 5:1-16; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19. COMING UP . . . . ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex on Poipu Road. Please let...

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS October 6 is World Communion Sunday when churches throughout the world celebrate Holy Communion as a way of remembering Christ’s wish “that they may all be one.” Everyone is invited to come and partake of the Lord’s Supper as we remember Christ’s love and sacrifice, as well as his wish for unity among all of his followers. The Neighbors in Need offering will also be collected on Sunday. Neighbors in Need is the United Church of Christ’s annual offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries, justice and advocacy efforts and direct service projects. Special offering envelopes will be provided in your bulletins on Sunday. Also, checks may be sent to the church made out to “Koloa Union Church” with “Neighbors in Need” written in the note section. Finally, we will welcome new members to our church on Sunday morning as well. Members and friends are invited to celebrate and welcome those who will be joining our church on Sunday! ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 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...

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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. (No rehearsals on October 17, 24, 31) CHURCH COUNCIL  The Church Council will meet this Sunday, September 29, at 12:30 in Kahu’s office. 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 32:1-15; Psalm 91:1-16 or Psalm 146: Amos 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31. 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 Elementary 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. COMING UP . . . . WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY  World...

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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;...