Koloa Union Church News

Weekly News of the Church

MEMBERSHIP GATHERING

On Sunday, September 22, Kahu Akana and our Deacons will host a special gathering in Moore Hall right after Aloha Hour for anyone who would like to learn more about Koloa Union Church. Participants will learn about our congregation’s history, the polity and teachings of the United Church of Christ, what it means to be “Open and Affirming,” the privileges and responsibilities of church membership, and more. Please sign up on the church bulletin board or call the church office to reserve a space at our membership gathering.

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SUMMER BOOK GROUP

Our fun and lively summer book group meets on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read Chapters 5 & 6 for this week’s gathering. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend.

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MORE NEWS

KAUCC YOUTH TO GATHER IN KOLOA  On Sunday afternoon, August 11, the youth of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ will gather for a potluck picnic, as well as games, prayer and planning activities for the 2019-2020 school year and even part of the summer of 2020! (The UCC National Youth Event is coming up next July!) The gathering on Sunday is for students in 6th through 12th grades, their families (parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings), pastors, and youth leaders. Please contact the church office for more details.

ALAN AKANA GALLERY NEWS  The gallery, located at 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa, is now open on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Those wishing to visit on other days are invited to call or email the gallery to make an appointment. There will be an “End of Summer Sale” where items will be sold at greatly reduced prices on Sunday, August 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Kahu also plans to show the slideshow from his sabbatical again during the sale.

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 Isaiah 1:1-20; Psalm 50:1-23 or 33:12-22; Genesis 15:1-6; Hebrews 11:1-16; Luke 12:32-40.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Join us on Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 a.m. at Holoholo Grill in the Koloa Landing complex. Enjoy a fun time with church members and friends, as well as a delicious breakfast!

CHURCH YOUTH RETREAT  Church youth, friends and parents, along with Kahu and Tiffany, are headed up to Kokee at the end of the month for a retreat August 30-September 2. This year’s theme is “Wilderness.” For more details, contact the church office or Tiffany Marrotte at 651-1397.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION  We will celebrate the completion of all our capital campaign projects on Sunday, September 15 and hear a message by our brand new Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. David Kentner Popham!

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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A SPECIAL COMMUNION SUNDAY

On Sunday, August 4, Steve Sparks will share a brief inspirational message and song (“It Took a Miracle”) relating to his miraculous recovery from cancer and the role his faith played in his journey. Be sure to join us on Sunday to hear Steve, another wonderful message by Kahu Akana, and Holy Communion.

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SUMMER BOOK GROUP  Our fun and lively summer book group meets on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read Chapters 3 & 4 for this week’s gathering. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend.
ALAN AKANA GALLERY NEWS  Beginning August 4, the gallery will be open on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. (notice the change in time) and by appointment, with the last regular weekday on Thursday, August 1. Alan has decided to cut back on the hours since most visits and sales happen on Sundays. Those wishing to visit on other days are invited to call or email the gallery to make an appointment. There will be an “End of Summer Sale” where items will be sold at greatly reduced prices on Sunday, August 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Kahu also plans to show the slideshow from his sabbatical again during the sale.
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 Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-43 and 49:1-12; Ecclesiastes 1:2-14, 2:18-23; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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PLANTATION DAYS PARADE “Year of the Paniolo” Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.  Koloa Union Church celebrates the Year of the Paniolo by becoming an official “Open & Affirming” congregation of the United Church of Christ: where every cowboy and every cowgirl is welcome—and every city dweller too! Please contact the church office if you would like to participate or have questions about the parade.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  The next time our church is scheduled to serve lunch at the Salvation Army in Hanapepe is Wednesday, July 31. Volunteers who carpool usually meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. Please check in with Suzanne Pearson if you can assist.

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 Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85 & 138; Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

Weekly News of the Church

Summer Book Group

Our summer book group begins on July 17. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner (provided by Kahu on the first night) and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read the Foreword, Preface, Introduction for the first gathering. While supplies last, books are available for $14 at church on Sundays and at the church office during office hours. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend.

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GET READY FOR PLANTATION DAYS!

“Year of the Paniolo”

 

KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS RECEPTION

Monday, July 22, 4-6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage

Koloa Union Church will once again host the community as part of Kōloa Plantation Days at a reception called “Plantation-Style Living: An Afternoon of Art, Stories & Refreshment.” Dr. Douglas Duvauchelle will provide live music! Kahu will give a talk at 4:30 on the history of the Smith-Waterhouse Family, the parsonage and neighborhood. Every year he finds something new to share!

Click HERE to see promotion of this event on the official Kōloa Plantation Days website.

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KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE

Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. (Meet at church at 8:30!)*

Koloa Union Church celebrates the Year of the Paniolo by becoming an official “Open & Affirming” congregation of the United Church of Christ: where every cowboy and every cowgirl is welcome—and every city dweller too!

We will have dancers this year! Kahu will ride in a red convertible, decorated with our “Open & Affirming” logos, waving at the crowds as we pass by. We will also have walkers who will participate right behind the car and wave rainbow flags and hand out wristbands with “Koloa Union Church” and “Open & Affirming” on them.

*Koloa and Poipu Roads along the parade route will be closed by 9 a.m. on the day of the parade, and we want to make sure everyone and everything is in place before the parade starts. Unless you are walking, you won’t be able to get to the church by 9 a.m.

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Capital Campaign News

We repaired and stained the cement walkway last week! We also have a new sanctuary floor and contemporary light fixtures on Moore Hall! During the upcoming weeks, you can expect to see new work done on Moore Hall (removal of accordion doors, new door knobs and door stops, etc.), new signage, and a new capital campaign plaque to honor all that we have accomplished over the last 4 years. Thank you to everyone who participated in the campaign Maika`i Hana Hou (Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again!).

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

Weekly News of the Church

Walkway Repairs

Tuesday & Wednesday

We are repairing and staining the cement walkway this week! This is the area by the main entryway of the church and the church office. Please note that there will be no access to the church office, sanctuary, or janitor closet on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, while the work is being done and the walkway completely dries. There will also be no access to Moore Hall from the north side, so if you need to enter Moore Hall or the kitchen, please use the south side entrances. This is the final large-scale project of our successful capital campaign, “Maikai Hana Hou” (Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again). Thanks to everyone who helped and financially supported the campaign!

***Please do NOT walk on the walkway until Thursday morning!***

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Happy

Independence

Day!

The church office will be closed on the 4th of July.

We wish you a festive holiday!

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This is an Email Scam:
How are you..Have you got a minute ?
I need you to complete a task for me discreetly.
P.S. I am in a meeting now and can’t talk ,
so just reply here.
I will be expecting a read from you soon.
Thanks
Rev. Dr. Alan Akana

Although you should never let your guard down for email scams, summer is a particularly vulnerable time for church members, since church funds are often short and churches are asking members to catch up on pledges and even make additional gifts to help pay the bills. This is actually the case for us and you will be hearing more about it in our July newsletter next week. The scam above was sent to one of our members this week. For those of you who were around a few years ago, you may remember that someone created a fake Go Fund Me account with my name and photograph in order to receive money pretending to go to a family on O`ahu who had recently experienced the tragic loss of their teenage son. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will deceptively use the names of pastors and other leaders in order to illegally receive financial gain for themselves.

Here are some things to watch out for:

  • When someone claims to be the pastor or church official but uses a different email address. (I will always use revdocakana@gmail.com or doctorakana@gmail.com.)
  • When someone asks you to deposit funds electronically into an account. (I will always ask you to send a check to “Koloa Union Church,” unless we have a conversation about another way of giving.)
  • When there are a lot of typos (especially in punctuation and grammar) or awkward language just doesn’t sound like the person who is sending it. (I might make a mistake or two, but a request with consistent errors is definitely a red flag!)

Unless you are certain of the sender, do NOT send money and do not click on any links! If there is ever any doubt as to the legitimacy of a request, don’t hesitate to contact me or Penny Osuga via phone or email. If you do receive a scam, we would like to know about it in order to warn others.

Aloha nui!

Kahu

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COMING UP. . . .

DEACONS MEETING  Sunday, July 7, at 9 a.m. in Kahu’s office

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the CW (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 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-20.

SUMMER BOOK CLUB  This summer’s group will meet from July 17 to August 28. Join us as we read America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America, written by Jim Wallis. Kahu will once again host the group on Wednesday evenings, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, beginning with dinner. Please sign up at church so that Kahu knows how many to expect. Copies of the book will be available at church for $14 or Kindle versions are available on Amazon for $7.87.

KŌLOA PLANTATION DAYS RECEPTION  Monday, July 22, 4-6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage

KŌLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE  Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. (Meet at church at 8:30)

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

 

 

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Kauai Pride Parade & Festival

This Saturday, June 22, 2019

Koloa Union Church will walk in the Pride Parade on Rice Street in Lihue from 9 to 10 a.m. this Saturday. Kahu and volunteers will host a Koloa Union Church booth at the festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kauai Historic County Building lawn on Rice Street, where we will have literature about the church and our new Open & Affirming status; this will be a family-friendly event for all ages with entertainment, music, speeches, food! Please contact the church office if you would like to join us or know more about our plans for the day.

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Aha Paeaina Report
From Our Representatives
Kahu Akana, Bridget Hammerquist and Shellee Riggio attended Aha Paeaina (the annual gathering of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ) June 7-8 in Honolulu. Bridget and Shellee will give a report during the worship service this Sunday, June 23, including important decisions and announcements, as well as their experiences and things they learned while they attended the event.

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Kahu’s New Book
“Beauty, Art & Spirituality”
Kahu self-published a book about his recent 3-month sabbatical in southern Europe and gave a copy to the church. It is a 22-page book of photos and Kahu’s inspirational thoughts about beauty, art and spirituality. You are invited to take a look at it on Sunday mornings or anytime the church office is open. There are also copies available for purchase for $25 at Alan Akana Gallery, where most of the profit goes to the support and care of the Smith Memorial Parsonage. There is also an accompanying slideshow that was presented during a reception at the parsonage on Sunday. Keep your eyes open for another opportunity to see the slideshow.

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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 are1 Kings 19:1-16; Isaiah 65:1-9; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39.

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COMING UP. . . .

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, June 25, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast. Location TBA.

LECTIO DIVINA  Join Kahu Akana and Karen Johnson at the Smith Memorial Parsonage on Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. for a time to hear and respond to the Scriptures in a quiet, reflective and meaningful way.

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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.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

 

 

Weekly News of the Church

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.

 

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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!

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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 Leong, writes about fun and meaningful things to do on our beautiful island of Kauai, including visiting Alan Akana Gallery! The article includes a beautiful photograph of Alan’s watercolor “Naio”—a flower that is endemic to Hawaii and the Cook Islands.

Be sure to pick up this beautiful edition at a newsstand or bookstore, or click HERE to see the article online. We also have a copy at the gallery for you to peruse. Stop by anytime Sunday-Thursday from 1-5 p.m.

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Aha Paeaina Calls

Conference Minister

The Aha Paeaina (the Hawaii Conference annual gathering of ministers and church leaders) voted on June 8 to call the Rev. Dr. David Kentner Popham as the permanent Conference Minister for the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ. He and his wife Kerrie plan to move to Hawaii from New Jersey later this summer and beginning his ministry among us in September. Koloa Union Church was represented by Kahu Akana, Bridget Hammerquist and Shellee Riggio at the Aha; they will give a presentation during church on Sunday, June 23, with the highlights of this year’s Aha Paeaina. For more information on Rev. Dr. Kentner Popham, click HERE to see the latest Special Edition of the Coconut Wireless.

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Alan Akana Gallery

Located in the Smith Memorial Parsonage

3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa

“Beauty, Art & Spirituality”

A Special Reception Highlighting

Kahu’s Recent Sabbatical in Europe

Father’s Day, June 16, 2019

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Talk & Slideshow at 3:00 p.m.

Kahu’s latest book “Beauty, Art & Spirituality”

Will Be Available for Purchase

Everything in the gallery will be 20% off!

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MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS. . . .

 

FATHER’S DAY LUNCHEON

Sunday, June 16 after Sunday service. Join us as the church ladies prepare a lunch in honor of the men of Koloa Union Church and our fathers and grandfathers.

 

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 8:1-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15.

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COMING UP. . . .

 

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST

Tuesday, June 25, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast. Location TBA.

 

LECTIO DIVINA

Join Kahu Akana and Karen Johnson at the Smith Memorial Parsonage on Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. for a time to hear and respond to the Scriptures in a quiet, reflective and meaningful way.

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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.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

 

 

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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

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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 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, 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 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

Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-26; Romans 8:14-17; John 14: 8-17.

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COMING UP….

FATHER’S DAY LUNCHEON   Sunday, June 16 after Sunday service. Join us as the church ladies prepare a lunch worthy of the men of Koloa Union Church.

FATHER’S DAY RECEPTION AT THE GALLERY    You are invited to Alan Akana Gallery on June 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. as Kahu will share with the church and community about his sabbatical in Europe during the past 3 months. There will be a talk and slideshow at 3 p.m. and Kahu’s latest book “Beauty, Art & Spirituality” available for purchase. Click HERE for details.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST   Tuesday, June 25, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast. Location TBA.

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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.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

 

 

 

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.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Monday for Memorial Day

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, 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 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 Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10-22:5; John 14:23-29.

PARKING NOTE
Thanks to all who are able who have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling and parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking.
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COMING UP……

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST
May 28, 7:30 a.am. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu.
Join our church members and friends for a relaxing breakfast. It is a great time to visit with our friends and members.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH
Wednesday, May 29. Looking for lunch servers at the Hanapepe Salvation Army. You can meet at the church to car pool at 9:30 a.m. or meet at the facility.

MEET THE HAWAII CONFERENCE MINISTER NOMINEE
Monday, June 3, 5-7 p.m. potluck pupu dinner, Lihue United Parish Hall.                                                                            All Kauai UCC members and clergy are urged to attend to meet Rev. Dr. David Popham, the Hawaii Conference minister nominee. `Aha Pae`aina delegates are encouraged to attend this evening session so they will be equipped to cast their votes at the `Aha on Oahu on June 7 & 8, 2019.    Let Penny know if you would like to attend.

WELCOME BACK, KAHU ALAN
Sunday, June 9. Let’s gather to welcome back our Kahu, returning from his 3-month sabbatical! We are planning a special Aloha Hour lunch to welcome him back and to officially announce that Koloa Union Church is an Open and Affirming church. We proudly make a public covenant of welcome to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions. Join us at our “LAUNCH LUNCH” after Sunday worship.
PENTECOST SUNDAY
June 9, 2019 Remember to wear red to church.

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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.

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, 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 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 Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelations 21:1-6; John 13:31-35.

PARKING NOTE
Thanks to all who are able who have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling and parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking.
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COMING UP……

YOUTH BAKE SALE & POOL PARTY
Sunday, May 26. The church youth will have a bake sale (asking for baked donations) followed by a pool party. They hope to earn money for future activities/events and to replenish the Youth Account Funds. Please see Tiffany 651-1397.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST
May 28, 7:30 a.am. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu.
Join our church members and friends for a relaxing breakfast. It is a great time to visit with our friends and members.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH
Wednesday, May 29. Looking for lunch servers at the Hanapepe Salvation Army. You can meet at the church to car pool at 9:30 a.m. or meet at the facility.

MEET THE HAWAII CONFERENCE MINISTER NOMINEE
Monday, June 3, 5-7 p.m. potluck pupu dinner, Lihue United Parish Hall.
All Kauai UCC members and clergy are urged to attend to meet Rev. Dr. David Popham, the Hawaii Conference minister nominee. `Aha Pae`aina delegates are encouraged to attend this evening session so they will be equipped to cast their votes at the `Aha on Oahu on June 7 & 8, 2019.

Location:

3289 Po‘ipu Road
Koloa, HI

Phone: 808-742-6622

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