Koloa Union Church News

Weekly News of the Church

MEN’S BREAKFAST

The men of the church gather on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. They will be meeting every Tuesday until further notice.

 

SHROVE TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS/FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER February 13, 2018, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

It is the day before Ash Wednesday, marked by feasting and celebration before the observance of the Lent fast. Started in the Middle Ages, restricted and perishable food was all consumed on Shrove Tuesday to avoid spoilage and waste. Join us for a fun pancake supper!

 

ASH WEDNESDAY February 14, 2018

We mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent, which is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism on Easter. We will begin the evening with a Soup Supper at 6 p.m. in Moore Hall and then move into the sanctuary at 7 o’clock for the service of the ashes.

 

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED Monday, February 19, Presidents’ Day

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WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPERS AND LENTEN REFLECTIONS

Beginning February 21, we will meet at 6 p.m. in Moore Hall for soup and then spend time reflecting and discussing the theme of “Blessings.” Each Sunday during Lent, Kahu will focus on a particular kind of blessing during his sermon and then use that topic for our time together the following Wednesday evening. Throughout the Season of Lent, Kahu will be following one chapter per week of John O’Donohue’s book, To Bless the Space between Us: A Book of Blessings. A limited number of copies in hardcover edition will be available for $18 beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14. Please contact Kahu or Penny if you would like a book reserved for you.

 

PRAYERS & SQUARES

Contact the church office 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!

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FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

The February edition of the Koloa Union Church Newsletter is now available. Click HERE to see the online version or pick up a copy at the church.

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

The men of the church gather on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. They will be meeting every Tuesday until further notice.

 

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS

The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically.

 

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.

 

AND COMING UP……

 

SHROVE TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS/FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

February 13, 2018, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

It is the day before Ash Wednesday marked by feasting and celebration before the observance of the Lent fast. Started in the Middle Ages, restricted and perishable food was all consumed on Shrove Tuesday to avoid spoilage and waste. Join us for a fun pancake supper!

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

February 14, 2018

We mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent, which is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism on Easter. We will begin the evening with a Soup Supper at 6 p.m. in Moore Hall and then move into the sanctuary at 7 o’clock for the service of the ashes.

 

COUNCIL MEETING

Sunday, February 18, in Kahu’s office after Aloha Hour.

 

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

Monday, February 19, Presidents’ Day

 

WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPERS AND LENTEN REFLECTIONS

Beginning February 21, we will meet at 6 p.m. in Moore Hall for soup and then spend time reflecting and discussing the theme of “Blessings.” Each Sunday during Lent, Kahu will focus on a particular kind of blessing during his sermon and then use that topic for our time together the following Wednesday evening. Throughout the Season of Lent, Kahu will be following one chapter per week of John O’Donohue’s book, To Bless the Space between Us: A Book of Blessings. A limited number of copies in hardcover edition will be available for $18 beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14. Please contact Kahu or Penny if you would like a book reserved for you.

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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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DEACONS MEET THIS WEEK

The monthly Deacons Meeting will be this Sunday, February 4, at 9 a.m. in Kahu’s office.

 

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

The February edition of the Koloa Union Church Newsletter will be available on Sunday. Please be sure to pick up your newsletter so that you can see what we have been up to and what we have planned for the following month!

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

The men of the church gather on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. They will be meeting every Tuesday until further notice.

 

CHURCH ANNUAL MEETING

We had a very successful Church annual meeting on Sunday, January 28. We thank all members and friends for their voices and votes. We distributed updated “members/friends directories.” Please find your name in the directory (members in the front section, friends of the church in the back); if your name is missing or if you have any spelling, address or contact changes, please let Penny know.

 

“KOLOA UNION CHURCH VIDEO”

Thanks to Chris Sweitzer, we have a new YouTube channel where you can find Kahu’s recent videos. It is called “Koloa Union Church Video” and can be accessed by clicking HERE. You are invited to share these videos with friends and invite them to church. Please feel free to “Like” any of the videos you see and share them on social media, such as Facebook, so that others will notice them. We have heard from people in Europe, Canada and all over the U.S. who have watched these videos. Several people decided to attend Koloa Union Church after they watched one of Kahu’s videos!

 

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically.

 

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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COMING UP……

 

SHROVE TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS/FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER

February 13, 2018, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

It is the day before Ash Wednesday marked by feasting and celebration before the observance of the Lent fast. Started in the Middle Ages, restricted and perishable food was all consumed on Shrove Tuesday to avoid spoilage and waste. Join us for a fun pancake supper!

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

February 14, 2018

We mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent, which is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism on Easter. We will begin the evening with a Soup Supper at 6 p.m. in Moore Hall and then move into the sanctuary at 7 o’clock for the service of the ashes.

 

WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPERS AND LENTEN REFLECTIONS

Beginning February 21, we will meet at 6 p.m. in Moore Hall for soup and then spend time reflecting and discussing the theme of “Blessings.” Each Sunday during Lent, Kahu will focus on a particular kind of blessing during his sermon and then use that topic for our time together the following Wednesday evening.

 

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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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LECTIO DIVINA

Join us for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures.
We will meet on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 7:00-8:30 for Lectio Divina at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. Join Angela Dressel, Karen Johnson, Kahu, and others for a time to reflect, meditate and pray as we begin the new year.

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Winter Men’s Breakfast                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, January 8, 2018, 7:30 a.m                                                                                                                                          Join the men of the church and friends at their annual winter breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s, Poipu.

 

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Sunday, January 07, 2018                                                                                                                                                          Rev. Sarah Rentzel Jones will be preaching this Sunday.  She is currently the chaplain at Wilcox Hospital.

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Happy New Year
The church office will be closed on Monday, January 1.
Normal office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon.

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LECTIO DIVINA

Join us again in January for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. We will meet on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 7:00-8:30 for Lectio Divina at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. Join Angela Dressel, Karen Johnson, Kahu, and others for a time to reflect, meditate and pray as we begin the new year.

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HCUCC

COCONUT WIRELESS

The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically.

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PRAYERS & SQUARES

Contact the church office 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!

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24, 2017

Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Join us on Sunday as we light the Candle of Love.

Enjoy special Christmas music in English and Hawaiian

and beautiful hula by Rose Tatiana!

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December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7:30 p.m.

Join us on Sunday evening in a

special service of readings, carols & candles.

Enjoy special Christmas music in English and Hawaiian,

Harp music by Heather Poole,

And beautiful hula by Rose Tatiana!

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December 25, 2017

Christmas Day Communion Service 10:30 a.m.

Join us on Christmas Day for a

special service of readings and reflections,

Christmas music in English & Hawaiian,

and Holy Communion.

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Christmas Fund Offering

This special offering, administered by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards, provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas “thank you” checks. Each year, UCC congregations throughout the country collect this offering to assist faithful servants of God who are facing financial difficulties. We not only share hope, peace, joy and love with them; but they, in turn, pass these things along to others in their communities and in the world. We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on Sunday morning, December 24, as well as at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

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The church office will be closed on the following days in observance of the holidays: December 25 and 26, January 1. Otherwise, the church office will be open 8 to noon Monday through Thursday.

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HCUCC

COCONUT WIRELESS

The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically.

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Prayers-Squares-logo

PRAYERS & SQUARES

Contact the church office 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!

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874708Third Sunday of Advent

December 17, 2017

Join us on Sunday as we light the Candle of Joy.

Our children will lead us in worship and

perform the children’s Christmas program!

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CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

We will distribute ten boxes of food, including a ham, to our neighbors on the south shore who might otherwise struggle to provide Christmas dinner for their families. We will also give gift cards for parents to buy Christmas gifts for their children. Those who wish to contribute food items can sign up on the signup chart on Sunday. Those who wish to make cash donations can place coins or cash in the spare change jar at church or write “Christmas Outreach” on the note section of your check. The last day to make donations is Sunday, December 17. If you know of any families who can use our help, please contact Judyth Foley. Thank you so much to those who have been putting coins and cash in the spare change jar all year, and for those making special donations during the holiday season!

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LECTIO DIVINA

 Join us for Lectio Divina at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) on Wednesday, December 13, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. Join Angela Dressel, Karen Johnson and Kahu Akana for a time to reflect, meditate and pray in the middle of the busy holiday season.

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CHURCH  CHRISTMAS PARTY

Join us Friday, December 15, at 6 p.m. at our annual Christmas party at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). We will enjoy a potluck feast and sing Christmas carols. Bring a dish to share for dinner and your singing voices!

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Christmas Fund Banner

CHRISTMAS FUND OFFERING

This special offering, administered by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards, provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas “thank you” checks. Each year, UCC congregations throughout the country collect this offering to assist faithful servants of God who are facing financial difficulties. We not only share hope, peace, joy and love with them; but they, in turn, pass these things along to others in their communities and in the world. We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on Sunday mornings, December 17 & 24, as well as at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

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CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Our annual Christmas Eve service will be held at 7:30 and will include Christmas readings and carols, as well as the lighting of candles during the closing carol. Be sure to come early in order to get a seat!

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CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE
Our Christmas Day service will be held at 10:30 and will include Christmas carols, a Christmas Day Message by Kahu Akana, and Holy Communion.

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Holiday-Hours-1482294560
The church office will be closed on the following days in observance of the holidays: December 25 and 26, January 1. Otherwise, the church office will be open 8 to noon Monday through Thursday.

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HCUCC

COCONUT WIRELESS

The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically.

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PRAYERS & SQUARES

Contact the church office 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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SANCTUARY EXPANSION PROJECT

The holiday season has begun with our sanctuary expansion project! Curtis Law and his crew were busy last week completing the installation of the new window and entryway. Beginning next Monday and in the weeks leading up to Christmas, we can expect to see the new doors hung, the folding doors removed (in front of where the pews are currently located), new sliding glass doors (directly behind the pews), and a beautiful new deacon’s cabinet with a countertop to display church materials. After the holidays, all of the walls will be painted and the flooring textured and stained for safety and appearance; we will also install new signage, a bulletin board and a place for name tags.

Since it may take our wood worker several more weeks to manufacture our new koa doors (made from beautiful wood donated from Hawaii Island), we may need to hang temporary doors while the koa doors are completed. The koa doors will be hung as soon as they are ready and will provide a welcoming invitation to all who visit our church!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the capital campaign! Your generosity is making Koloa Union Church more welcoming and inviting all the time!

 

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Second Sunday of Advent

The holiday wreath is hung!

The Christmas tree is decorated!

The poinsettias decorate the sanctuary!

The nativity set is on the communion table!

We are singing the songs of the Advent Season!

Join us on Sunday as we light the Candle of Peace.

Our special guest musician will be vocalist Jake Lester!

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CHILDREN/YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

The children and teenagers practice during Sunday school (~10:45 a.m.) for the Christmas Program, which they will perform in church on Sunday, December 17. Please RSVP to Tiffany Marrotte if your children are planning to participate and which practices they will attend. If your child(ren) would like to play the ukulele for the songs, practice is at 9 a.m. on Sundays.

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man holding a bowl in both hands, receiving a serving of soup from another man holding a soup ladle

CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

We will distribute ten boxes of food, including a ham, to our neighbors on the south shore who might otherwise struggle to provide Christmas dinner for their families. We will also give gift cards for parents to buy Christmas gifts for their children. Those who wish to contribute food items can sign up on the signup chart on Sunday. Those who wish to make cash donations can place coins or cash in the spare change jar at church or write “Christmas Outreach” on the note section of your check. The last day to make donations is Sunday, December 17. If you know of any families who can use our help, please contact Judyth Foley. Thank you so much to those who have been putting coins and cash in the spare change jar all year, and for those making special donations during the holiday season!

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LECTIO DIVINA

 Join us for Lectio Divina at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) on Wednesday, December 13, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. Join Angela Dressel, Karen Johnson and Kahu Akana for a time to reflect, meditate and pray in the middle of the busy holiday season.

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CHURCH  CHRISTMAS PARTY

Join us Friday, December 15, at 6 p.m. at our annual Christmas party at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). We will enjoy a potluck feast and sing Christmas carols. Bring a dish to share for dinner and your singing voices!

________________________________________________________

Christmas Fund Banner

CHRISTMAS FUND OFFERING

This special offering, administered by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards, provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas “thank you” checks. Each year, UCC congregations throughout the country collect this offering to assist faithful servants of God who are facing financial difficulties. We not only share hope, peace, joy and love with them; but they, in turn, pass these things along to others in their communities and in the world. We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on Sunday mornings, December 17 & 24, as well as at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

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Christmas-Eve-Candlelight-Service

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Our annual Christmas Eve service will be held at 7:30 and will include Christmas readings and carols, as well as the lighting of candles during the closing carol. Be sure to come early in order to get a seat!

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download

CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE
Our Christmas Day service will be held at 10:30 and will include Christmas carols, a Christmas Day Message by Kahu Akana, and Holy Communion.

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Holiday-Hours-1482294560
The church office will be closed on the following days in observance of the holidays: December 25 and 26, January 1. Otherwise, the church office will be open 8 to noon Monday through Thursday.

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HCUCC

COCONUT WIRELESS

The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically.

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PRAYERS & SQUARES

Contact the church office 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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3289 Po‘ipu Road
Koloa, HI

Phone: 808-742-6622

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