Koloa Union Church News

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!

 

 

Weekly News of the Church

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.

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.

Mother’s Day Luncheon                                                                                                                                               

Sunday, May 12,  Join us for a luncheon honoring all our mothers after Sunday service.

Kauai Association UCC Spring `Aha Mokupuni “The Light Grows”                                                             

Kapaa 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.”

Sunday School/Church Youth Bake Sale and Pool Party/May 26   

The church youth will have a bake sale (asking for donations of baked goods) followed by a pool party. They will earn money for future activities/events and hope to replenish their Youth Account Funds. Please see Tiffany 651-1397.

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.

Parking Notes

Thanks to all who are able and have been making par king 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.

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 Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30.

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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

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.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
April 18, 7 p.m. Please join us for this special service. It is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.

GOOD FRIDAY
April 19, 11 a.m. in Moore Hall.  Join the church youth to color Easter eggs followed by a hot dog lunch.

EASTER SUNDAY                                                                                                                                                                     April 21                                                                                                                                                                                  Worship service 10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                              Easter egg hunt after Easter service.
The Alan Akana Gallery will be closed today.

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 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-24; 1 Corinthian 15:19-26; John 20:1-18.

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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“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

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.

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 Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4-14; John 12:1-8.

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….

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY
April 14. Come to church and enjoy a youth Easter skit. The Sunday School will conduct the entire service.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
April 18, 7 p.m. Please join us for this special service. It is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.

GOOD FRIDAY
April 19, 11 a.m. in Moore Hall.  Join the church youth to color Easter eggs followed by a hot dog lunch.

EASTER SUNDAY                                                                                                                                                                     April 21

6 a.m. sunrise service may be in the works                                                                                                                          Easter egg hunt after Easter service.
The Alan Akana Gallery will be closed today.

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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

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.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST
Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Join church members and friends as we “talk story” and spend this time getting to know each other better.

PRAYERS & SQUARES
Tuesday, 10 a.m. in Kahu’s office. Gather with the ladies as you will learn how to piece a cross background using a sheet, press, layer, stitch and tie and label. There are 2 quilts that need ties and labels. And you can finish some Prayer Squares. See you there!

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
This special mission offering will be collected on Sunday, March 31. A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables our church to share God’s love with people in need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry and help empower the poor and oppressed.
Thank you for your generous gifts!

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
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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 are Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-32.

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….

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY
April 14. Come to church and enjoy a youth Easter skit. The Sunday School will conduct the entire service.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
April 18, 7 p.m. Please join us for this special service. It is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.

GOOD FRIDAY
11 a.m. in Moore Hall.  Join the church youth to color Easter eggs followed by a hot dog lunch.

EASTER SUNDAY
Easter egg hunt after Easter service.
The Alan Akana Gallery will be closed today.

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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

ENSEMBLE PRACTICE  Come one, come all.  Practice on Saturday, March 16, noon, at the church.

WELCOME REV. SARAH JONES  Sunday, March 17, will be Rev. Sarah Jones’ first Sunday with us.  She will be our guest preacher until June 2, when our Kahu Alan returns from sabbatical.

SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT  We have members, friends and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, headaches 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.

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.

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 Genesis. 15:1-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35.

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COMING UP…

MEN’S BREAKFAST  The last men’s breakfast of the season will be on Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joes Poipu.  Join the men of the church and their friends as they visit over breakfast and a cup of coffee.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST Join the all-church breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of every month, 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu.  The next scheduled breakfast is March 26.  Members and friends are 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

RECORD-BREAKING WEEK                                                                                                                                                      Koloa Union Church has been blessed with a record breaking week.
February 24: We enjoyed Church on the Beach at beautiful Poipu Beach.  We had 92 attending Sunday service and enjoying a potluck lunch!  We also celebrated Kahu Alan’s 5 year anniversary with Koloa Union Church.
February 26: All-church breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu had 23 meeting for breakfast and visiting with friends.
March 3: Kahu’s last Sunday before leaving on sabbatical had the sanctuary overflowing with 115 in attendance.
We are blessed!

OPEN AND AFFIRMING                                                                                                                                                        Koloa Union Church proudly announces that members have unanimously voted to become and Open and Affirming Congregation.

MEN’S BREAKFAST                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday, 7:30 a.m., Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. Everyone (men & women) is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday on each month.

PANCAKE SUPPER/SHROVE TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS/ FAT TUESDAY

Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 p.m. Join us on this eve before Ash Wednesday for a fun pancake supper. This tradition can be traced back to at least 1000 AD and is a time to feast due to the need to get rid of restricted foods/ingredients during the Lenten fasting such as eggs, milk, butter, flour.

ASH WEDNESDAY                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. We mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday. It is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism at Easter. We will have a service of the ashes.

YOUTH OUTING                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, March 10, after church. The youth will be going to Kilauea Miniature Golf. Let Tiffany know if you would like to attend.

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 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 Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-16; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13.

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. . . .
WELCOME REV. SARAH JONES
Sunday, March 17 will be Rev. Sarah Jones’ first Sunday with us. She will be our guest preacher until June 2 while Kahu is on sabbatical.
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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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