A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

“Are You Ready?” “Keep awake, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” (Matthew 25:13) On Sunday we talked about getting ready and being prepared for the many ways God shows up in our lives. I am a preparer by nature. I know not...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

“Doing Justice” “Do justice…love kindness…walk humbly…. (Micah 6:8) On Sunday we celebrated the justice work of the United Church of Christ by contributing to the annual “Neighbors in Need” special mission offering and...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

500th Anniversary of the Reformation “Always Reforming” On Sunday we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. I shared a couple of family stories about some rather hostile words and actions between some of my relatives. Catholics and...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

“Gratitude and Generosity” On Sunday, we read Jesus’ parable in Matthew about the laborers in the vineyard. There were some who worked all day, others who started working around 9 a.m., others around noon, others around 3 p.m. and even some around 5...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like….” (Matthew 18:23) “Changing Lives, Transforming the World” We are continuing our series on “Changing Lives, Transforming the World.” It is so easy “getting stuck” both in our...