Koloa Union Church News

Weekly News of the Church

MEMBERSHIP GATHERING  Interested in learning more about Koloa Union Church? This Sunday, April 2, in Moore Hall: Kahu Akana and the Deacons will meet with people who are interested in learning more about Koloa Union Church and what is involved in becoming a member of our congregation. The gathering will take place after Aloha Hour, approximately 12:30 to 3:00. There is a signup sheet posted on the bulletin board.  Childcare will be provided.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS  On Wednesday evenings through April 5, Koloa Union Church will host soup suppers in Moore Hall at 6 p.m. Kahu Akana will lead a discussion on the beatitudes, based upon the previous Sunday’s theme, scriptures and sermon. This week we will be focusing on “Blessed are the merciful.”
SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTH  The children are currently practicing during Sunday School for their Easter play (“You Can’t Have Easter Without….”) to be performed on Palm Sunday, April 9. Our annual decorating Easter eggs & pizza lunch will be Friday, April 14, 11 a.m.  Please sign up if you plan on attending. Easter egg hunt will be Easter Sunday, April 16, after church at the parsonage.  Please sign up if you plan to attend.  Our next youth retreat will be at Waineke in Kokee June 9 – 13, 2017; details to follow.
ALAN AKANA GALLERY  The watercolors of the beautiful flowers of Hawaii which are painted by our Kahu are on display at Alan Akana Gallery, located in the Smith Memorial Parsonage at 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa. The gallery is open on Sundays through Thursday 1 p.m..-5 p.m. (closed Fridays and Saturdays). NOTE: these are new hours for the gallery. A majority of the net profits from the gallery goes directly to the ministry of Koloa Union Church! For more information about the gallery, click HERE.
AND COMING UP….
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
This special offering of the United Church of Christ supports disaster relief, refugee support, and development throughout the world. We will collect the OGHS offering on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday. Please use the special offering envelopes or write OGHS on your check. Mahalo nui for your generosity!
MAUNDY THURSDAY On Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m., we will commemorate Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. We will read Scriptures, reflect upon their meaning and celebrate Holy Communion. Join us in the sanctuary for this special service.
EASTER EGG DECORATING & LUNCH On Friday, April 14, at 11 a.m., the children of the church will gather in Moore Hall for our annual Easter egg decorating and lunch. The eggs will be used in the Easter egg hunt at the parsonage on Easter. Please sign up on the bulletin board at church.
EASTER SUNDAY 
6:00 Easter Sunrise Service at Kukuiolono Park in Kalaheo
10:30 Easter Worship Service at the church (NOTE: there will be NO breakfast served this year.)
11:45 Potluck Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt at the Smith Memorial Parsonage. Please sign up to bring something to eat on the signup sheet on the bulletin board by April 9, and our Aloha Hour Committee for that day will plan accordingly.
PARKING ON EASTER For those who are able, you are requested to park on Poipu Road and Waikomo Road on Easter morning, as well as at the Ramos’ residence (3303 Waikomo Road; next door to the parsonage), as well as the side and back of Moore Hall. We want to save parking spots at the church and in the parsonage driveway for those who have difficulty walking.
PRAYERS & SQUARES Contact Angela Dressel if you would like to get involved in praying for people in crisis or helping to make quilt squares for those in crisis.
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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 Week

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS  On Wednesday evenings through April 5, Koloa Union Church will host soup suppers in Moore Hall at 6 p.m. Kahu Akana will lead a discussion on the beatitudes, based upon the previous Sunday’s theme, scriptures and sermon. This week we will be focusing on “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,” with attention on the world’s refugee crisis. Kahu volunteered to be in charge of the meal this week. Please contact Kahu or sign up on the bulletin board if you are able to bring soup, salad and/or bread on any Wednesday evening.
MOVIE NIGHT  This Saturday, March 25, 6 pm., we will begin with dinner, serving hot dogs and popcorn, and then show a fun family movie. The movie will be outside, so bring warm clothes and/or a blanket. We will move into the sanctuary if it rains.
SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTH  The children are currently practicing during Sunday School for their Easter play (“You Can’t Have Easter Without….”) to be performed on Palm Sunday, April 9. Our annual decorating Easter eggs & pizza lunch will be Friday, April 14, 11 a.m.  Please sign up if you plan on attending. Our next youth retreat will be at Waineke in Kokee June 9 – 13, 2017; details to follow.
ALAN AKANA GALLERY  The watercolors of the beautiful flowers of Hawaii which are painted by our Kahu are on display at Alan Akana Gallery, located in the Smith Memorial Parsonage at 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa. The gallery is open on Sundays 1-5 p.m. and Mondays through Thursday 1 p.m..-5 p.m. (closed Fridays and Saturdays). A majority of the net profits from the gallery goes directly to the ministry of Koloa Union Church! For more information, click HERE.
AND COMING UP….
SUNDAY SCHOOL DAY IN HANALEI  Join the Sunday school children, youth and their families on Monday, March 27. Spend the day at the beach near the Hanalei Pier.  Tiffany and ohana will be there from 8 am.  Any questions, call Tiffany 651-1397.
MEN’S BREAKFAST  There is only one more Men’s Breakfast for this winter season, March 28, at 7:30 a.m. The men of the church gather at the Olympic Café in the Poipu Village Shopping Center. (The Café is right across from Keoki’s Paradise.)
MEMBERSHIP GATHERING  Interested in learning more about Koloa Union Church? Sunday, April 2, in Moore Hall: Kahu Akana and the Deacons will meet with people who are interested in learning more about Koloa Union Church and what is involved in becoming a member of our congregation. The gathering will take place after Aloha Hour, approximately 12:30 to 3:00. There is a signup sheet posted on the bulletin board.  Childcare will be provided.
PRAYERS & SQUARES  Contact Angela Dressel if you would like to get involved in praying for people in crisis or helping to make quilt squares for those in crisis.

News of the Week

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS  On Wednesday evenings through April 5, Koloa Union Church will host soup suppers in Moore Hall at 6 p.m. Kahu Akana will lead a discussion on the beatitudes, based upon the previous Sunday’s theme, scriptures and 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.)
SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTH  The children are currently practicing during Sunday School for their Easter play (“You Can’t Have Easter Without….”) to be performed on Palm Sunday, April 9. Our annual decorating Easter eggs & pizza lunch will be Friday, April 14, 11 a.m.  Please sign up if you plan on attending.
ALAN AKANA GALLERY  The watercolors of the beautiful flowers of Hawaii which are painted by our Kahu are on display at Alan Akana Gallery, located in the Smith Memorial Parsonage at 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa. The gallery is open on Sundays 1-5 p.m. and Mondays through Thursdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Fridays and Saturdays). A majority of the net profits from the gallery goes directly to the ministry of Koloa Union Church! For more information, click HERE.
AND COMING UP….
MOVIE NIGHT  Saturday, March 25, 6 pm. We will be showing a fun family movie, serving hot dogs and popcorn. The movie will be outside, so bring warm clothes and or a blanket. If we have inclement weather, we will move indoors.
MEMBERSHIP GATHERING  Sunday, April 2, in Moore Hall: Kahu Akana and the Deacons will meet with people who are interested in learning more about Koloa Union Church and what is involved in becoming a member of our congregation. The gathering will take place after Aloha Hour, approximately 12:30 to 3:00. There is a signup sheet posted on the bulletin board.  Childcare will be provided.
PRAYERS & SQUARES Future meetings have been postponed until further notice.

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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

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS
On Wednesday evenings through April 5 at 6 p.m., Koloa Union Church will host soup suppers in Moore Hall. After supper, Kahu Akana will lead participants in a time of reflection and discussion on the beatitudes, based upon the previous Sunday’s sermon and Scripture readings. 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.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH
Our worship service will begin at 11:00 am. on Sunday, March 12, at the main pavilion at Po’ipu Beach (across the street from Nukumoi Surf Shop).   Please bring a dish to share for our potluck luncheon.  Bring your beach chairs, too. There will be fun games for children and youth. Feel free to stay for the afternoon, as we have reserved the pavilion until 4 p.m. There will be no worship service at the church on March 12.

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

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.)

SHROVE TUESDAY/ MARDI GRAS/PANCAKE TUESDAY  Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent. Traditionally, Christian “get rid of last minute indulgences and use up fatty foods” such as milk and butter. We are offering our annual “pancake supper” 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 p.m. in Moore Hall and our Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, where we will have the traditional marking of the ashes.

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS From March 1 through April 5, at 6 p.m. Koloa Union Church will host soup suppers in Moore Hall. On Ash Wednesday, the service will take place in the sanctuary. During 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & YOUTH Starting on Sunday, March 5, the children will begin practicing for their Easter play (“You Can’t Have Easter Without….”) to be performed on Palm Sunday, April 9. Decorating Easter eggs & pizza lunch will be on Friday, April 14, 11 a.m.; please sign up if you plan on attending. The youth are looking forward to another retreat at Waineke in Kokee on June 9 – 13, 2017. Details to follow.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH Our worship service will begin at 11:00 am.m on Sunday, March 12, at the main pavilion at Poipu Beach (across the street from Nukumoi Surf Shop). Sign up to bring something to share for our potluck luncheon. Bring your beach chairs, too. There will be no worship service at the church that day.

MEMBERSHIP GATHERING On Sunday, April 2, Kahu Akana and the Deacons will meet in Moore Hall with people who are interested in learning more about Koloa Union Church and what is involved in becoming a member of our congregation. The gathering will take place after Aloha Hour, approximately 12:30 to 3:00. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board. Child care will be provided.

PRAYERS & SQUARES Future meetings have been postponed until further notice.

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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

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.
AND COMING UP….

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!

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3289 Po‘ipu Road
Koloa, HI

Phone: 808-742-6622

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