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CHURCH ON THE BEACH Sunday, February 24, 11 a.m. The Pavilion at Poipu Beach Across from Nukumoi Surf Shop/Brennecke’s Restaurant Come Early to Hang Out Worship Will Begin at 11:00 Potluck Luncheon Bingo and Other Games Stay for the Afternoon Bring something to eat for the potluck. Bring lawn chairs if you like. There will be no worship service at the church on this day! (P.S. This date coincides with Kahu’s 5th anniversary as our Pastor.) 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 lei for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes, colognes and lotions. 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...

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MEN’S BREAKFAST  Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. The men meet each Tuesday (except the 4th Tuesday of each month when they are welcome to join the All-Church Breakfast) at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snowbird friends and church members. BIBLE STUDY  Kahu will offer a Bible study for people who would like to read passages in the Bible and learn about how they are interpreted; we will read biblical texts that encourage welcoming and accepting people who are different, as well as texts that are often used to condemn people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and those who question sexual and gender norms. There will be a time for questions and conversation. You are welcome to attend the Bible Study on Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). CHURCH ENSEMBLE  Singers are asked to meet at the church on Saturday, February 9, at noon for practice. You will be featured on Sunday, February 10, during Ka Mele Makana. 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...

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MEN’S BREAKFAST  Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. The men meet each Tuesday (except the 4th Tuesday of each month when they are welcome to join the All-Church Breakfast) at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snowbird friends and church members. BIBLE STUDY: “ISSUES OF GENDER & SEXUALITY”  Kahu Alan Akana will offer two identical Bible studies for people who would like to read passages in the Bible and learn about how they are interpreted; we will read biblical texts that encourage welcoming and accepting people who are different, as well as texts that are often used to condemn people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and those who question sexual and gender norms. There will be a time for questions and conversation. You are welcome to attend on: Sunday, February 3, after Aloha Hour in Kahu’s office Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). 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...

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You Are Invited to a Lecture “THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION” By Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy Koloa Union Church Friday, January 25, 2019 7:00-8:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy is the author of various publications that explore migration stories in sacred texts and in people’s lives. An offering to strengthen the ministry of Pacific School of Religion will be taken, and a dessert reception in Moore Hall will follow the lecture, where people can visit further with Dr. Vasquez-Levy. ___________________ ALL-CHURCH BREAKFAST  According to our practice since last spring, everyone is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu at 7:30 a.m. The next All-Church Breakfast will be January 22. CHURCH VITALITY WORKSHOP  The Kauai Association UCC is hosting a workshop on “Church Vitality” at Lihu`e Christian Church on Tuesday, January 22, from 5-7 p.m. The Hawaii Conference UCC Associate Conference Minister and author, Rev. Tracy Barnowe, will be presenting during this workshop. If anyone is interested in how to make our church more vital and would like to attend with Kahu Akana, please contact him. THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  Kahu Alan Akana and Koloa Union Church are both mentioned in the 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...

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MEN’S BREAKFAST Tuesday, January 8. Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. The men meet each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snow bird friends. Everyone (men and women) is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of each month. PRAYERS & SQUARES                                                                                                                                                              All are welcome to participate in this ministry of making quilts and prayer squares for those members of our congregation who are experiencing a life crisis. Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m. 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...

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  DEACONS MEETING  Our Deacons will meet for their monthly meeting this Sunday, January 6, at 9 a.m. in Kahu’s office. MEN’S BREAKFAST  Tuesday, January 8. Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. They meet each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snow bird friends. Everyone (men and women) is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of each month. PRAYERS & SQUARESz  All are welcome to participate in this ministry of making quilts and prayer squares for those members of our congregation who are experiencing a life crisis. Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m. 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 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12. ________________________________...