Weekly News of the Church

Third Sunday of Advent

“We Light the Candle of Joy”

December 15th

Children’s Christmas Program

Sunday’s worship service

will be provided by our

children and youth!

 

Invite your friends!

Stay for lunch!

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CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING  December 15, after Aloha Hour in Kahu’s office.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE  December 24, 7:30 p.m. An evening of candles and carols and a special Christmas hula. Please join us.

CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE  December 25 at 10:30 a.m. A service with Holy Communion and Christmas carols.

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 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; Luke 1:46-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11.

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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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Church Christmas Party

Friday, December 6th, 6 p.M.

The Smith Memorial Parsonage

3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa

Bring a favorite holiday dish for the potluck dinner.

Enjoy the Christmas decorations

Fun with great friends

Christmas caroling

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Second Sunday of Advent

“We Light the Candle of Peace”

December 8th

 

Welcoming of  New Members

The Lighting of the Advent Candles

A Message of “Peace”

Christmas Caroling after Aloha Hour at Hale Kupuna in Omao

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ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . .

PRAYERS & SQUARES  Tuesday, December 3, 1-3 p.m. Prayers & Squares will meet in Kahu’s office. All are welcome to make quilts as part of our ministry of prayer for those in crisis and those who might need some extra comfort and encouragement.

CHURCH WORK DAY  Saturday, December 7, 8 – noon. It is time to spruce up the church buildings and grounds in preparation for the holidays and all our visitors. Bring your gloves, rags, buckets. Lunch will be served.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING  We will gather to go Christmas caroling at Hale Kupuna in Omao on Sunday, December 8, after Aloha Hour. Everyone is invited to join us. We can carpool from the church.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE  Join us for a service of candles and carols in English and Hawaiian and a special hula presentation on Tuesday, December 24, at 7:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE  Join us for Holy Communion, a Christmas message, as well as Christmas carols in English and Hawaiian on Wednesday, December 25, at 10:30 a.m.

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 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12.

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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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First Sunday of Advent

“We Light the Candle of Hope”

December 1st

Advent Means “Coming”

Come!! . . . . . . . . Come!!
Yes it’s time! . . . . . . Yes it’s time!
To celebrate the . . . . coming of Jesus!
With colorful Advent . candles and wreath,
The Christmas tree and holiday decorations;
Time to reflect on light in times of darkness,
Hope in times of confusion and wonder,
Peace and joy, and love in every time!
On this FIRST Sunday of Advent
We light the candle of Hope,
We celebrate divine love
In Holy Communion.
We pray & sing.
We come!

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CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  November 28 for Thanksgiving Day.

DEACONS MEETING  Our deacons will meet this Sunday morning, December 1, at 9 a.m. in Kahu’s office.

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 Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44.

COMING UP . . . .

PRAYERS & SQUARES  December 3, 1-3 p.m. Prayers & Squares will meet in Kahu’s office. All are welcome to make quilts as part of our ministry of prayer for those in crisis and those who might need some extra comfort and encouragement.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY  Our annual Christmas party will be Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, located at 3281 Waikomo Road. Bring a favorite holiday dish for the potluck dinner and your singing voices for carols.

CHURCH WORK DAY  Saturday, December 7, 8 – noon. It is time to spruce up the church buildings and grounds in preparation for the holidays and all our visitors. Bring your gloves, rags, buckets. Lunch will be served.

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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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Thanksgiving Sunday
Worship Service

Sunday, November 24, 10:30 a.m.

During our worship service on Thanksgiving Sunday, Kahu Akana will bring a message on “Expansive Gratitude.” There are various kinds of gratitude and different ways of being thankful. Expansive gratitude opens our hearts to others and all that is good in the world; it connects us to others, to God, and all that God has created. Let us worship God with expansive gratitude! And be sure to invite family members and friends!

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Thanksgiving Luncheon
Sunday, November 24

Aloha Hour after Church

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon during Aloha Hour after the worship service. It is a potluck, so bring something if you are able. Guests and visitors are welcome to just come and enjoy our good food and conversation. Please check in with Penny at the church office if you haven’t already signed up to bring something to share as part of the feast. And be sure to invite family members and friends!

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Alan Akana Gallery
Holiday Sale
Sunday, November 24

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Alan Akana Gallery features the watercolors of Hawaii`s flowers painted by our Kahu! The gallery will host a special holiday sale on Sunday afternoon where visitors can see Kahu’s work and have the opportunity to purchase art, books, greeting cards and other products created by Kahu, including the brand new 2020 Calendar! Everything will be on sale just on time for holiday shopping, and the Smith Memorial Parsonage—home to both Kahu and the gallery—will be “decked out” for the holidays! Come and enjoy the art and some holiday treats! The profits from sales support the care and maintenance of our treasured historic parsonage. Click HERE to see the invitation. And be sure to invite family members and friends!

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Additional Announcements

CHOIR REHEARSAL  Rehearsals are every Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at the church. Bring your voices and your friends. Guests and new choir members are always welcome! You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

COCONUT WIRELESS  Be sure to click on “Kauai Association” on the first article to see photos of Kahu Akana and KUC members and friends! 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 Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 1:68-79; Luke 23:33-43.

COMING UP . . . .

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 a.m. Join church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex. Let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to attend.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  November 28 for Thanksgiving Day.

PRAYERS & SQUARES  On December 3, from 1-3 p.m., Prayers & Squares will meet in Kahu’s office at the church. All are welcome to join us in this special ministry of making quilts and presenting them to people in crisis or who may need some extra comfort or reminders of God’s love. Each knot is tied along with a prayer for the person receiving the quilt.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY  Our annual Christmas party will be Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, located at 3281 Waikomo Road. Bring a favorite holiday dish for the potluck dinner and your singing voices for carols.

CHURCH WORK DAY  Saturday, December 7, 8 – noon. It is time to spruce up the church buildings and grounds in preparation for the holidays and all our visitors. Bring your gloves, rags, buckets. Lunch will be served.

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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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CHOIR REHEARSAL  Rehearsals are every Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at the church. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING  The Church Council will meet this Sunday, November 17, at noon in Kahu’s office.

COCONUT WIRELESS  Be sure to click on “Kauai Association” on the first article to see photos of Kahu Akana and Koloa Union Church members and friends! 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 65:17-25 or Isaiah 12; Malachi 4:1-3; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19.

COMING UP . . . .

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON  Sunday, November 24. Join us for our annual delicious Thanksgiving lunch after Sunday service. Please see the sign-up sheet on the church bulletin board so you can bring your favorite dish to add to this feast.

HOLIDAY SALE AT ALAN AKANA GALLERY  The gallery will host a special holiday sale on Sunday, November 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. Come and enjoy the holiday decorations and refreshments. Everything will be on sale! Brand new 2020 calendars will be available! Click HERE to learn more about the gallery.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 a.m. Join church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex. Let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to attend.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  November 28 for Thanksgiving Day.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY  Our annual Christmas party will be Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage! Bring a favorite holiday dish for the potluck dinner. The parsonage is located at 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa.

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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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Sunday, November 10, 2019

“The Celebration of Saints”

Holy Communion

Join us on Sunday as we remember the saints from the past who made a lasting impression on our lives and give thanks for the saints who surround us today! Our monthly celebration of the Lord’s Supper was moved to this Sunday since Kahu Akana was on study leave last week.

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FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI IS THIS WEEK!  If you have signed up for the fall `Aha Mokupuni (the annual gathering of the congregations of the Kaua`i Association of the United Church of Christ), you can meet this Sunday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. at Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue (behind King Auto). There will be music from all ages, conversations about the various journeys we have all been on in our churches, group singing led by Doug Duvauchelle, hula by Rose Warken Ceballos and a message by Kahu Akana!

COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawaii Conference welcomes Andrew Bunn, who began on November 1 as the Executive Director of the Hawaii Conference Foundation! 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 Haggai 1:15-2:9; Psalm 145:1-21 or Psalm 98 or Psalm 17:1-9; ; Job 19:23-28; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17; Luke 20:27-38;

PARKING NOTES  Thanks to all who are able and have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling or 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.

Coming up….

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

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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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RSVP FOR
FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI
THIS WEEK!

“Huaka`i Me Ke Aloha”

(Journey with Love)

 

A fantastic `Aha Mokupuni (the annual fall gathering of the United Church of Christ congregations on Kauai) is planned for Sunday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. at Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue (behind King Auto). This year’s theme is “Huaka`i Me Ke Aloha” (Journey with Love) and the entire event will be intergenerational. There will be music from all ages, conversations about the various journeys we have all been on in our churches, group singing led by Doug Duvauchelle, and a message by Kahu Akana!

The gathering will begin with activities; following a break, worship will begin at 4:45; after worship will be a delicious dinner provided by the people of Lihue United Church.

Please RSVP by October 27.

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . .

WAINEKE WORK DAYS  The next work days at our Kaua`i Association Waineke Campground will be October 25 & 26. From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, members and friends of Kaua`i United Church of Christ congregations gather at the Waineke Cabins for vacuuming, painting, washing, yard work, light construction, etc. Those who wish to spend the night (for free) can go up on Friday afternoon and participate in a potluck dinner with others. For more info call 335-3505.

CHOIR ENSEMBLE PRACTICE  Fay Bartels will be directing volunteer singers on Sunday, October 27, at 10 a.m.  Everyone is invited to join our church ensemble for practice and then will sing a song during the Sunday service.

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 Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65 or Psalm 84:1-7; Jeremiah 14:7-22; 2 Timothy 4:6-18; Luke 18:9-14.

COMING UP . . . .

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

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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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Kanikapila Sunday!

Alan Akana Gallery

Sunday, October 20, 2-5 P.M.

Share a Song!

Bring an Instrument!

Dance a Hula!

Or just come and enjoy the entertainment!

Enjoy Delicious Refreshments!

Reduced Prices on All Merchandise!

Friends Are Welcome!

Click HERE for more info about Alan Akana Gallery!

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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 Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104 or Psalm 121; Genesis 32:22-31; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8.

COMING UP . . . .

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex on Poipu Road. Please let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to join us so that we can notify the restaurant ahead of time.

WAINEKE WORK DAYS  The next work days at our Kauai Association Waineke Campground will be October 25 & 26. From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, members and friends of Kauai United Church of Christ congregations gather at the Waineke Cabins for vacuuming, painting, washing, yard work, light construction, etc. Those who wish to spend the night (for free) can go up on Friday afternoon and participate in a potluck dinner with others. For more info call 335-3505.

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

FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI  Each year in the fall, the churches of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ gather for a time of learning, sharing, worship and a delicious meal. This year’s fall Aha Mokupuni will be on Sunday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. at Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue (behind King Auto). This year’s theme is “Huakai Me Ke Aloha” (Journey with Love) and the entire event will be intergenerational. Please RSVP by contacting Penny or signing up on the church bulletin board by October 27.

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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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Alan Akana Gallery

Kanikapila Sunday!

Sunday, October 20, 2-5 P.M.

Share a Song!

Bring an Instrument!

Dance a Hula!

Or just come and enjoy the entertainment!

 

Enjoy Delicious Refreshments!

Reduced Prices on All Merchandise!

Friends Are Welcome!

Click HERE for more info about Alan Akana Gallery!

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LECTIO DIVINA  Lectio Divina is the practice of hearing a Scripture text read several times with a pause for silent reflection after each reading. A chance to share is offered at the end of the final reading. The next session of Lectio Divina will be at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, on Wednesday, October 9, 7-8 p.m.

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 Jeremiah 29:1-7; Psalm 66:1-12 or Psalm 111; 2 Kings 5:1-16; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19.

COMING UP . . . .

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex on Poipu Road. Please let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to join us so that we can notify the restaurant ahead of time.

WAINEKE WORK DAYS  The next work days at our Kauai Association Waineke Campground will be October 25 & 26. From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, members and friends of Kauai United Church of Christ congregations gather at the Waineke Cabins for vacuuming, painting, washing, yard work, light construction, etc. Those who wish to spend the night (for free) can go up on Friday afternoon and participate in a potluck dinner with others. For more info call 335-3505.

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

FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI  Each year in the fall, the churches of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ gather for a time of learning, sharing, worship and a delicious meal. This year’s fall Aha Mokupuni will be on Sunday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. at Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue (behind King Auto). This year’s theme is “Huakai Me Ke Aloha” (Journey with Love) and the entire event will be intergenerational. Please RSVP by contacting Penny or signing up on the church bulletin board by October 27.

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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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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS

October 6 is World Communion Sunday when churches throughout the world celebrate Holy Communion as a way of remembering Christ’s wish “that they may all be one.” Everyone is invited to come and partake of the Lord’s Supper as we remember Christ’s love and sacrifice, as well as his wish for unity among all of his followers.

The Neighbors in Need offering will also be collected on Sunday. Neighbors in Need is the United Church of Christ’s annual offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries, justice and advocacy efforts and direct service projects. Special offering envelopes will be provided in your bulletins on Sunday. Also, checks may be sent to the church made out to “Koloa Union Church” with “Neighbors in Need” written in the note section.

Finally, we will welcome new members to our church on Sunday morning as well. Members and friends are invited to celebrate and welcome those who will be joining our church on Sunday!

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . .

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 Lamentations 1:1-6 and 3:19-26, Psalm 137 or Psalm 37:1-9; Habakkuk 1:1-2:4; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10.

COMING UP . . . .

LECTIO DIVINA  Lectio Divina is the practice of hearing a Scripture text read several times with a pause for silent reflection after each reading. A chance to share is offered at the end of the final reading. The next session of Lectio Divina will be at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, on Wednesday, October 9, 7-8 p.m.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, October 22, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex on Poipu Road. Please let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to join us so that we can notify the restaurant ahead of time.

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

FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI  Each year in the fall, the churches of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ gather for a time of learning, sharing, worship and a delicious meal. This year’s fall `Aha Mokupuni will be on Sunday, November 10, 3-7 p.m. at Lihue United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue (behind King Auto). This year’s theme is “Huaka`i Me Ke Aloha” (Journey with Love) and the entire event will be intergenerational. Please RSVP by contacting Penny Osuga or signing up on the church bulletin board by October 27.

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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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3289 Po‘ipu Road
Koloa, HI

Phone: 808-742-6622

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