Koloa Union Church News

Weekly News of the Church

GRAND OPENING OF ALAN AKANA GALLERY  You are invited to the Smith Memorial Parsonage this Sunday, February 26, 1-5 p.m., for the Grand Opening of Alan Akana Gallery. The gallery is a fund raiser for the church and will feature the original watercolors of the flowers of Hawaii, painted by our Kahu Alan Akana. There will also be prints, posters and greeting cards for sale. Drop by, have some refreshments, and see Kahu’s paintings, including his most recent ones!
HENRY OPUKAHAIA SUNDAY  On Sunday, February 26, we will be collecting the Henry Opukahaia Scholarship Offering. This special offering is collected in United Church of Christ churches throughout Hawaii every year at the end of February. Henry was a young Hawaiian who sailed to New England, converted to Christianity and encouraged missionaries to come to Hawaii in order share the Gospel and establish churches. Although Henry died before the missionaries left in 1819, he is remembered today through the offering, which assists church leaders to attend seminary, post-graduate studies and continuing education. Checks should be made out to “Koloa Union Church” with “Henry O” in the note section. Offering envelopes will be provided on Sunday as well. You are invited to give generously in order to assist pastors and future pastors with their education.
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MARDI GRAS PANCAKE SUPPER  Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent. Traditionally, Christians “get rid of last minute indulgences and use up fatty foods” such as milk and butter. We are offering our annual “pancake Tuesday” on February 28 at 6 p.m. in Moore Hall. Join us for “breakfast at dinner!”

ASH WEDNESDAY Join us on March 1 (the first day of Lent) for dinner at 6 in Moore Hall and our Ash Wednesday service at 7 in the sanctuary, where we will have the traditional marking of the ashes.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS  From March 1 through April 5, Koloa Union Church will host a soup supper in Moore Hall. On Ash Wednesday, the service will take place in the sanctuary. Durning the other Wednesdays, Kahu Akana will lead a discussion on the beatitudes, based upon the previous Sunday’s sermon. Please contact Penny or sign up on the bulletin board if you are able to bring soup, salad and/or bread on any of these Wednesdays.
MEN’S BREAKFAST  The men of the church are invited to breakfast on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 during the winter months at the Olympic Café in the Poipu Village Shopping Center. (The Café is right across from Keoki’s.)
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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!

Weekly News of the Church

YOUTH CAMP                                                                                                                                                                             Our church youth will be spending 4 nights in Kokee, Waineke cabins, February 16 – 20. Youth in middle and high school are invited to attend. We are asking for help with prepared foods and/or donations for all meals. Please see Penny for the food list.

MEN’S BREAKFAST                                                                                                                                                                   The men of the church are invited to breakfast on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 during the winter months, beginning January 24, at the Olympic Café in the Poipu Village Shopping Center. (The Café is right across from Keoki’s.)

PRAYERS & SQUARES.
Future gatherings will be held at the church, 3rd Saturdays, 4th Tuesdays. The first one will be on Saturday, February 18, 10am – 2pm, the 2nd will be Tuesday, February 28, 2 – 5 pm. Please come when you can, stay as long as you wish. Bring your sewing machines and associated tools and any fabric you can gather.

VILLAGE HARVEST. Have leftover produce or fruit tree droppings? Don’t waste it, get a tax deduction. They will pick up or harvest your unwanted still-fresh produce and deliver it to those who need it most, through schools, afterschool programs and food banks. You will receive a donation receipt. Call 828-0685 x20 or VillageHarvest@malamakauai.org.

Weekly News of the Church

YOUTH CAMP Our church youth will be spending 4 nights in Kokee, Waineke cabins, February 16 – 20.  Youth in middle and high school are invited to attend.  We are asking for help with prepared foods and/or donations for all meals.  Please see Penny for the food list.
MEN’S BREAKFAST The men of the church are invited to breakfast on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 during the winter months at the Olympic Café in the Poipu Village Shopping Center. (The café is right across from Keoki’s.)
PRAYERS & SQUARES Future gatherings will be held at the church on the 4th Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of the month. The first one will be on Tuesday, February 28, 2 – 5 pm.
VILLAGE HARVEST Have leftover produce or fruit tree droppings?  Don’t waste it, get a tax deduction. They will pick up or harvest your unwanted still-fresh produce and deliver it to those who need it most, through schools, afterschool programs and food banks.  You will receive a donation receipt.  Call 828-0685 x20 or VillageHarvest@malamakauai.org.

Weekly News of the Church

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Sunday, January 29, after Aloha Hour. All members are urged to attend so we have a quorum to vote on issues, approve the 2017 budget, Council members and Deacons. Friends of the church are also invited to attend.

MEN’S BREAKFAST The men of the church are invited to breakfast on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 during the winter months, beginning January 24, at the Olympic Café in the Poipu Village Shopping Center. (The Café is right across from Keoki’s.)

KAUAI ASSOCIATION (UCC) FOCUS GROUP Tuesday, January 24, 5:30pm, Lihue Christian Church. The Kauai UCC churches are urged to send several members to participate in focus groups in order to express thoughts about our current ministry and what we would like to do in the future.

PRAYERS & SQUARES Thursday, January 31, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. There will be one more “Open” Quilt Gathering in January at the Dressel residence (4421 Kai Ikena Drive, Kalaheo). Please come when you can, stay as long as you wish. Sandy Gerard will teach how to cut fabric for piercing, Angela will help those who want to learn to piece the lap quilts together. Bring your sewing machines and associated tools and any fabric you can gather. For further information, contact Angela at 332-7371 or abdressel@gmail.com.

VILLAGE HARVEST Have leftover produce or fruit tree droppings? Don’t waste it, get a tax deduction. They will pick up or harvest your unwanted still-fresh produce and deliver it to those who need it most, through schools, afterschool programs and food banks. You will receive a donation receipt. Call 828-0685 x20 or VillageHarvest@malamakauai.org.

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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!

News of the Church

NEW FILM ON OUR SANCTUARY WINDOWS  New film was installed on some of our windows last week in order to decrease glare and fading caused by the sun. This project was paid for by generous donations to the capital campaign. We have also installed a new “bird of paradise” design for the lower windows on the mauka side of the church, which also includes a tint to reduce glare and fading—thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

WINDOW CLEANING  We are looking for someone to clean our church windows. If you know of anyone capable or are willing to volunteer, please let Penny know.

VILLAGE HARVEST  Have leftover produce or fruit tree droppings? Don’t waste it (and get a tax deduction too!). Village Harvest will pick up or harvest your unwanted still-fresh produce and deliver it to those who need it most, through schools, after school programs and food banks. You will receive a donation receipt. Call 828-0685 x20 or VillageHarvest@malamakauai.org.

PRAYERS & SQUARES  During the month of January there will be 2 “Open” Quilt Gatherings at the Dressel residence (4421 Kai Ikena Drive Kalaheo, 332-7371 or abdressel@gmail.com):

  • Saturday, January 21, 10am – 2pm.
  • Thursday, January 31, 2pm – 5pm.

Please come when you can, stay as long as you wish. Sandy Gerard will teach how to cut fabric for piercing, Angela will help those who want to learn to piece the lap quilts together. Bring your sewing machines and associated tools and any fabric you can gather.

MEN’S BREAKFAST  The men of the church are invited to breakfast on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 during the winter months, beginning January 24, at the Olympic Café in the Poipu Village Shopping Center. (The Café is right across from Keoki’s.)

KAUAI ASSOCIATION UCC FOCUS GROUP Tuesday, January 24, 5:30pm, Lihue Christian Church. The Kauai UCC churches are urged to send several members to participate in focus groups in order to express thoughts about our current ministry and what we would like to do in the future.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  Sunday, January 29 after Aloha Hour. All members are urged to attend, as we need a quorum to vote on issues, approve the 2017 budget, Council members and Deacons. Friends of the church are also invited to attend.

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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!

Weekly News of the Church

MOVIE NIGHT Friday, January 13, 2017, 6 p.m.

We are showing a fun family movie, serving hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. The movie will be outside, so bring warm clothes. We will move indoors if it rains.

PRAYERS & SQUARES (Our New Prayer Ministry)

During the month of January there will be two “open” quilt gatherings at the Dressel residence (4421 Kai Ikena Drive Kalaheo, 332-7371 or abdressel@gmail.com):

  • Saturday, January 21, 10am – 2pm.
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2pm – 5pm.

Please come when you can, stay as long as you wish. Sandy Gerard will teach how to cut fabric for piecing and Angela will help those who want to learn to piece the lap quilts together. Bring your sewing machines and associated tools and any fabric you can gather.

WINDOW CLEANING

We are looking for someone to clean our church sanctuary windows this week (outside only). This includes the high windows where the white cross is, so a brush with an extension pole, tall ladder or scaffolding might be necessary. If you know of anyone capable and willing to volunteer or if you can recommend a good professional window cleaner, please let us know.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: As part of our capital campaign projects, we are installing film on the inside of the windows this week to cut out the glare of the sun. The installers have instructed: NO cleaning of the inside of the windows for 30 days…and NEVER use window cleaner with ammonia (which disintegrates the film)!!!

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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!

Weekly News of the Church

PRAYERS & SQUARES: The Prayer Quilt Ministry
Koloa Union Church has created a new prayer ministry (http://www.prayerquilt.org), Chapter 1228. Karen Johnson is Prayer Coordinator, Angela Dressel is Chapter Coordinator. Angela is hosting a meeting for those interested in learning more on January 6, 2017, 3-5 p.m., 4421 Kai Ikena Drive, Kalaheo. Contact Angela at abdressel@gmail.com or 808-332-7371.

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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!

Weekly News of the Church

EPIPHANY
Join us on Sunday, January 1, for our 10:30 worship service as we celebrate a new year and also Epiphany! This special holiday on the Christian calendar is officially on January 6, marking the end of the Christmas Season (the 12 Days of Christmas: December 25 – January 5). “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word meaning “manifestation,” and points to the manifestation of God in human form as Jesus. The feast day also commemorates the magi, who visited Jesus when he was a baby or small child.

PRAYERS & SQUARES: The Prayer Quilt Ministry
Koloa Union Church has created a new prayer ministry (http://www.prayerquilt.org). Karen Johnson is Prayer Coordinator; Angela Dressel is Chapter Coordinator. Angela is hosting a meeting for those interested in learning more on January 6, 2017, 3-5 p.m., 4421 Kai Ikena Drive, Kalaheo. Contact Angela at: abdressel@gmail.com or 808-332-7371.

ANNUAL REPORTS
Council officers, Deacons and Committee chairs, please turn in your annual reports to Penny by January 8, 2017.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED on Monday, January 2, 2017.

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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!

Weekly News of the Church

CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Once again we will be joining the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign as we sing Christmas carols in front of Sueoka Store on December 23, 6 – 7:30 pm.   Please join us for singing just one song or stay for the entire time.

THE CHRISTMAS FUND
Each year at Christmastime, congregations of the United Church of Christ across the country take up a collection to provide pension and health premium supplementation to lower-income retired church workers, and emergency assistance to clergy and lay church employees in need, as well as “thank you” gift checks to hundreds of faithful retired church workers. The fund is administered by the UCC Pension Boards. We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on December 24 & 25. Please give generously to help faithful church workers who are experiencing difficult times.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP
December 24: Christmas Eve (7:30 p.m.) We will read the Christmas story, sing carols and end the evening with the singing of Silent Night as we light candles.
December 25: Christmas Day (10:30 a.m.) We will light the Christ Candle, sing Christmas carols and celebrate Holy Communion. We will have lunch together after the service; everyone is welcome to join us!

OFFICE CLOSED on Mondays, December 26 and January 2.

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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!

Weekly News of the Church

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Once again we will be joining the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign as they sing Christmas carols in front of Sueoka Store on December 16 & 23, 6 – 7:30 pm. Please join us for singing just one song or stay for the entire time.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Sunday, December 18, 10:30 a.m. The children of the church will share a very special story with us on Sunday. Parents, please have your children at church by 9 a.m.

THE CHRISTMAS FUND

Each year at Christmastime, congregations of the United Church of Christ across the country take up a collection to provide pension and health premium supplementation to lower-income retired church workers, and emergency assistance to clergy and lay church employees in need, as well as “Thank You” gift checks to hundreds of faithful retired church workers. The fund is administered by the UCC Pension Boards. We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on December 18, 24 & 25. Please give generously to help faithful church workers who are experiencing difficult times.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

December 18: Fourth Sunday of Advent (Love). We will light the Candle of Love and Angela Dressel will share with us her art of quilt-making. Also the children of the church will present our annual Christmas program!

December 24: Christmas Eve (7:30 p.m.) We will read the Christmas story, sing carols and end the evening with the singing of Silent Night as we light candles.

December 25: Christmas Day. We will light the Christ Candle, sing Christmas carols and celebrate Holy Communion.

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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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3289 Po‘ipu Road
Koloa, HI

Phone: 808-742-6622

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