Koloa Union Church News

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Pastor Appreciation Sunday

PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY  We surprised Kahu on Sunday with an array of beautiful floral lei, flowers, and many kind words of appreciation. Kahu’s response: “I feel very, very appreciated!”

WAINEKE WORK DAYS  Beginning around 9 a.m. on October 20, volunteers from the Kaua`i Association, UCC, will be cleaning the grounds and cabins and do some minor repairs. These are “our” cabins, belonging to the KAUCC. We, as members and friends, have access to rent and utilize these two cabins throughout the year. Our youth, members, leaders, friends have taken advantage of this beautiful site. A couple times each year we ask for volunteers to help clean the inside and outside of Waineke. If you go up on Friday, October 19, you may stay overnight and food will be provided. If you can, bring a bucket, rags, sponges, gloves and any cleaning products you may have.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  The Church Council has called a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 21, after the worship service in order to:

  • Vote on a new Vision Statement for the church. Please click HERE to see the draft of the Vision Statement. You are asked to make suggestions to Kahu or any Council member by this Sunday.
  • Vote on whether our church should participate in the process of becoming an “Open and Affirming Congregation” and electing a “Core Team” to lead the process

Please plan to attend so that we can have a quorum on that day.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular 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 Job 38:1-41; Psalm 104:1-35; Hebrew 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45.

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COMING UP. . . .

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please contact Michael Horning (408-234-2447) if you plan to attend.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  We will be serving lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army on Wednesday, October 31. We need 4-5 volunteers. You can meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. if anyone wants to carpool or meet at the Salvation Army around 10 a.m. Please contact Suzanne Pearson if you want to participate: 742-2858.

`AHA MOKUPUNI  Churches in the Kaua`i Association will gather for the Fall `Aha Mokupuni on Sunday, November 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church (3815 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe). More information will be provided at a later date.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

A Special Event This Week

Lehua Blossom from Hawai`i Island

 

MUSICAL FUNDRAISING GALA FOR THE PARSONAGE

 

Alan Akana Gallery

Sunday, October 14, 1-5 p.m.

In the Smith Memorial Parsonage

3281 Waikomo Road, Koloa

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE event!

Music and Dancing by Church Members & Friends!

Delicious refreshments!

Door prizes!

Everything on sale on Sunday!

 

New items will be available, including:

2019 wall calendars

Jumbo postcards of photographs of native flowers of Hawai`i

Kahu’s latest watercolor of the beautiful lehua blossom (in the photo above)!

 

The funds raised will help pay for costs of some much needed projects at the parsonage. Please invite your friends who love music and art!

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Lehua Blossom from Hawaii Island

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY / NEIGHBORS IN NEED  This Sunday, October 7, is World Communion Sunday—a day in which Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation are observed. It is as day when we remember that we are connected to the whole Christian Church and celebrate Holy Communion. According to our tradition, we will collect the Neighbors in Need offering this Sunday. On World Communion Sunday, United Church of Christ congregations collect this special offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. This year’s theme is “Love of Neighbor.” Let us generously give to this offering in order to love our neighbors throughout the US who are in need of support. Offering envelopes will be available on Sunday morning. You may also write a check to “Koloa Union Church” with “Neighbors in Need” or “NIN” in the note section.

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, October 9, 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 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 Job 1:1-2:10; Psalm 26; Hebrew 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16.

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COMING UP. . . .

MUSICAL FUNDRAISING GALA FOR THE PARSONAGE  The church will be hosting a fundraising gala for the parsonage on the afternoon of Sunday, October 14, 1-5 p.m. Members and friends of the church are invited to share their musical and dancing talents!

  • We will be catering heavy pupus, giving away door prizes and offering discounts of all sales at the gallery!
  • New items will be available, including: 2019 wall calendars, jumbo postcards of photographs of native flowers of Hawai`i, Kahu’s latest watercolor of the beautiful lehua blossom (in the photo above)!
  • The funds raised will help pay for costs of some much needed projects at the parsonage. Please invite your friends who love music and art!

WAINEKE WORK DAY  October 20, beginning at 9 a.m. It’s time again to clean the grounds and cabins up in Kokee and do some minor repairs! These are “our” cabins, belonging to the Kauai Association United Church of Christ. We, as members and friends, have access to rent and utilize these two cabins throughout the year. Our youth, members, leaders, friends have taken advantage of this beautiful site. A couple times each year we ask for volunteers to help clean the inside and outside of Waineke. If you go up on Friday, October 19, you may stay overnight and food will be provided. If you can, bring a bucket, rags, sponges, gloves and any cleaning products you may have. Please consider helping in this important and necessary maintenance.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING The Church Council has called a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 21, after the worship service in order to:

  • Vote on a new Vision Statement for the church
  • Vote on whether our church should participate in the process of becoming an “Open and Affirming Congregation” and electing a “Core Team” to lead the process

All church members are asked to attend so that we can have a quorum on that day.

AHA MOKUPUNI  Churches in the Kauai Association will gather for the Fall Aha Mokupuni on Sunday, November 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church (3815 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe). More information will be provided at a later date.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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CELEBRATION SUNDAY

IS SEPTEMBER 30!

Board of Blessings  As you arrive, you will receive a sticker on which you may write a one-or-two-word blessing you intend to see our church share with others in the coming year.

Blessing of Commitments  During our worship service, we will celebrate our blessings as a church, give thanks, and ask God to bless our financial commitments to the church’s general fund for 2019. There will also be a presentation by our Sunday school children!

Aloha Feast  During Aloha Hour, we will have a special meal, including delicious cakes brought to you by the stewardship committee.

Talent Show  After the meal, we will have a fun and festive talent show as church members share their gifts. Please come and share a talent!

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THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular 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 Esther 7:1-10, 9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20-8a; Mark 9:38-50.

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COMING UP. . . .

MUSICAL FUNDRAISING GALA FOR THE PARSONAGE  The church will be hosting a fundraising gala for the parsonage on the afternoon of Sunday, October 14. Members and friends of the church are invited to share their musical and dancing talents. We will be catering heavy pupus, providing door prizes and discounts of sales at the gallery, showing off Kahu’s latest works of art and featuring some of his photographs of Hawaiian flowers. Details will be available next week. The funds raised will help pay for costs of some much needed projects at the parsonage. Please invite your friends who love music and art!

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  The Church Council has called a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 21, after the worship service in order to:

  • Vote on a new Vision Statement for the church
  • Vote on whether our church should participate in the process of becoming an “Open and Affirming Congregation” and electing a “Core Team” to lead the process

AHA MOKUPUNI  Churches in the Kauai Association will gather for the Fall Aha Mokupuni on Sunday, November 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church (3815 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe). More information will be provided at a later date.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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A Season of Gratitude

September 2018

With gratitude,

welcoming all and

sharing our blessings

 

WORLD GRATITUDE DAY

September 21, 2018

World Gratitude Day began in 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided to have one day each year to formally express gratitude and appreciation throughout the world. Why not take some extra time this Friday to give thanks for all of your blessings and for the abundance throughout the world that we can all enjoy and share?

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NEW PASTOR AT LIHUE UNITED CHURCH  Help us welcome the new pastor, Rev. Alex Tychkin at Lihue United Church on Sunday, September 23, at 3 p.m. A light reception will follow.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY!  Sunday, September 30, is Celebration Sunday! As you arrive, you will receive a sticker on which you may write a one-or-two-word blessing you intend to see our church share with others in the coming year. During our worship service, we will celebrate our blessings as a church, give thanks, and ask God to bless our commitments to the church. There will also be a presentation by our Sunday school children. During Aloha Hour, we will have a special feast, followed by a talent show! Please come and share a talent!

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, September 25, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular 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 Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4-9; Mark 9:30-37.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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With gratitude,

welcoming all and

sharing our blessings in 2019

STEWARDSHIP THEME  This year’s stewardship theme is “With gratitude, welcoming all and sharing our blessings in 2019.” Gratitude, welcoming and sharing will be our focus during the month of September as we look forward to the coming year and what God might have in store for us. Our logo is the UCC comma encircled by the colors of the rainbow. The comma symbolizes that “God is still speaking.” The United Church of Christ emphasizes that God’s Spirit continues to speak through us and also through others, and encourages us to listen with open hearts and open ears. The rainbow symbolizes the inclusion of all God’s children, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, or anything else that might distinguish one person from another. With gratitude, we welcome all, we welcome their gifts, we welcome the ways which God speaks to us through them.

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, September 11, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

LECTIO DIVINA  Wednesday, September 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Join us at the parsonage for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. We will meet for Lectio Divina at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s word.

CHURCH CHOIR  Our church choir is back from summer hiatus, rehearsals on Thursday nights 7-8 p.m. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  Koloa Union Church is mentioned in the HCUCC Coconut Wireless! Our Prayers and Squares ministry was mentioned through its impact on Hanapepe Hawaiian Church! The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular 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 Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38.

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COMING UP . . . .

NEW PASTOR AT LIHUE UNITED CHURCH  Help us welcome the new pastor, Rev. Alex Tychkin at Lihue United Church on Sunday, September 23, at 3 p.m. A light reception will follow.

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please contact Michael Horning or Penny Osuga if you plan to attend.

BLESSING OF COMMITMENTS Those who are committed to ongoing giving to Koloa Union Church are asked to bring their 2019 commitment cards during the church service on Sunday, September 30, for a time of blessing the commitments. Also, everyone is invited to share a talent during our talent show after the meal during Aloha Hour.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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Hurricane “Lane”

A Brief Note from Kahu Alan Akana

As Hurricane Lane continues to move toward our beautiful islands, we anticipate at least strong winds and heavy rainfall and at worst major destruction. My prayers are that Lane will pass to the south of us as gently as possible and also that we will be prepared for worse so that all may be safe and at peace. I have talked to Dan Giovanni, the chair of our buildings and grounds committee, in order that the church will be secured for a major storm, and we are doing the same for the parsonage. I trust that each person here on Kaua`i is doing the same. I also encourage you to stay safe and heed the advice of state and county officials, so that there will be no injuries among us. If, by chance, our island suffers a severe blow, please let me know when you can how you are doing. I plan to be at the church or parsonage as much as possible, and will let others from our church know if anyone has any special needs. I also encourage everyone to keep an up-to-date emergency supply kit handy, as well as plenty of drinking water and food. Although it is late to begin thinking about your kit, you can click HERE for the FEMA Emergency Supply List to see if you have forgotten anything.

As long as it is safe to be on our property, we do plan to have our regular worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

My prayers are for the safety of us all.

Aloha nui!

Kahu Alan Akana

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PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISERS  Koloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder on Sundays for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765. Our upcoming party is a pool party on September 8, from noon to 4:00 p.m. There are only 2 spaces left.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular 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 1 Kings 8:1-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69.

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, August 28 at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu, 7:30 a.m. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you plan to attend.

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, August 28, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  August 29 Koloa Union Church serves lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army whenever there is a 5th Wednesday in a month. We are looking for 4-5 volunteers to serve, leaving the church at 9:30 a.m.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH  Sunday, September 2, beginning at 11 a.m. Join us for an outdoor worship service at the Pavilion across from Nukumoi Surf Shop at Poipu Beach. Come early if you want to hang out. Worship will begin at 11:00, followed by a potluck luncheon, followed by bingo and games for kids. Bring something to eat for the potluck and your lawn chairs if you have any. There will be no worship service at the church on this day, and it is Kauai Marathon Day, so check the paper for road closures and give yourself extra time to get there.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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SUMMER BOOK GROUP  The group will have its final gathering for the summer at the parsonage on Wednesday, August 15. The evening begins at 6 o’clock for dinner, followed by a discussion based on the book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The group will discuss chapter 6, “Hope Reimagined.” Please contact Kahu if you wish to attend.

ISLAND-WIDE YOUTH EVENT  Our church will be hosting the youth of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ at the parsonage on Sunday, August 19, from 3-6 p.m. The young people (entering grades 6 through 12), their parents and family members, church youth advisors and volunteers, and pastors are all invited for a fun afternoon of games, activities, planning events for the upcoming school year, and a delicious meal. Main dishes and drinks will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Any people who are interested in attending or volunteering are asked to contact Kahu or Tiffany.

PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISERS  Koloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder on Sundays for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765. Our upcoming party is a pool party on September 8, from noon to 4:00 p.m. There are only 2 spaces left.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s 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 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:13-14; Psalm 34:9-14 & 111, Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58.

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COMING UP….

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, August 28 at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu, 7:30 a.m. Everyone is invited, bring a friend.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  August 29 Koloa Union Church serves lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army whenever there is a 5th Wednesday in a month. We are looking for 4-5 volunteers to serve, leaving the church at 9:30 a.m.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH  Sunday, September 2, beginning at 11 a.m. Join us for an outdoor worship service at the Pavilion across from Nukumoi Surf Shop at Poipu Beach. Come early if you want to hang out. Worship will begin at 11:00, followed by a potluck luncheon, followed by bingo and games for kids. Bring something to eat for the potluck and your lawn chairs if you have any. There will be no worship service at the church on this day, and it is Kauai Marathon Day, so check the paper for road closures and give yourself extra time to get there.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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SUMMER BOOK GROUP The group meets at the parsonage on Wednesday evenings through August 1, and then again on August 15, at 6 o’clock for dinner followed by a discussion based on the book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The group will discuss chapter 5 on August 1 and chapter 6 on August 15.

PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISERS  Koloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder on Sundays for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765.

Upcoming parties are:

  • A massage party at the church hosted by Virginia Dunas on Saturday 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($20)
  • A game party hosted by Bonnie Kakinami with games, prizes and refreshments on Sunday 1-3 p.m. ($10 for adults $5 for children)

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s 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 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35.

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COMING UP…

LECTIO DIVINA The lectio divina group will meet again on Wednesday, August 8, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. All are welcome to attend.

ISLAND-WIDE YOUTH EVENT Our church will be hosting the youth of the Kaua`i Association of the United Church of Christ at the parsonage on Sunday, August 19, from 3-6 p.m. The young people (entering grades 6 through 12), their parents and family members, church youth advisors and volunteers, and pastors are all invited for a fun afternoon of games, activities, planning events for the upcoming school year, and a delicious meal. Main dishes and drinks will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Any people who are interested in attending or volunteering are asked to contact Kahu or Tiffany.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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KŌLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE

Saturday, July 28

Kōloa Union Church will once again walk in the parade! This year’s theme is “Landmarks in Time” and we will feature the parsonage as our church’s special landmark. On our banner will be a photo of the parsonage and the words “Kōloa Union Church Celebrates Its Special Landmark/Smith Memorial Parsonage/Located on the Former Orchard of the Smith Family since 1842.”

Church members and friends are invited to walk with us. Please wear colorful aloha attire or your Kōloa Union Church t-shirt. Also bring some fruit or flowers to carry—anything that might grow on a tree in an orchard—if you are able. Be sure to wear a hat and/or sunscreen, as we will be in the sun for awhile. Please get your red lei from Penny when you arrive so that all walkers will wear one during the parade.

Meet at the church at 8:30 a.m., as the roads will be closed at 9 a.m.

 

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SUMMER BOOK GROUP This summer’s choice for our book group is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The author is one of the preeminent voices in religion in the 21st century, having interviewed many of the great religious thinkers and leaders of our time. The group meets on Wednesday evenings through August 1 at 6 o’clock for dinner followed by a discussion led by Kahu Alan Akana. Please sign up so that Kahu knows how much food to prepare for dinner. The group will discuss chapter 4 on July 25.
PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISER Kōloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties during the next few months. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765.
THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s 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 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21.

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