Weekly News of the Church

MEN’S BREAKFAST
The men’s winter breakfast has begun. Meet them at 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. The men meet there for breakfast every Tuesday but the 4th Tuesday of the month. Church men and women meet on the 4th Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. at the Holoholo Grill in the Kōloa Landing complex.

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 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42.

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
The church office will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Marin Luther King Jr. Day.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST
Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Kōloa Landing Complex. Let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to join us.

PRAYERS & SQUARES
Prayers & Squares is our ministry promoting prayer using hand-tied quilts. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month in Kahu’s office, 1-3 p.m. All sewers and non-sewers are welcome!

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CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  January 1 & 2. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:1-18.

COMING UP . . . .

MEN’S BREAKFAST  The winter men’s breakfast will be starting up again on January 7 at 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. The men meet there for breakfast every Tuesday but the 4th Tuesday of the month.

PRAYERS & SQUARES  Prayers & Squares is our ministry promoting prayer using hand-tied quilts. The group will meet next on January 7 in Kahu’s office, 1-3 p.m. All sewers and non-sewers are welcome!

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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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Christmas Eve

7:30 p.m. on December 24th

A Service of Candles and Carols

Special Mele and Hula

Christmas Fund Collection*

Christmas Day

10:30 a.m. on December 25th

Christmas Communion Service

Message: “The More Important Gifts”

Special Mele and Carols

Christmas Fund Collection*

 

*CHRISTMAS FUND  The Christmas Fund 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 will collect the Christmas Fund offering on December 24 and 25. Gifts may be placed in the special offering envelopes available on those days. Checks may be made out to Koloa Union Church with “Christmas Fund” in the note section.

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ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

END-OF-YEAR GIVING  It has been a fantastic year for Koloa Union Church! We completed our successful capital campaign and saw growth in membership, attendance and giving. As we are currently looking at a limited cashflow as we pay our end-of-the-year bills, we invite you to help us finish the year financially strong by prayerfully considering an “over the top” end-of-year financial gift. You can make a donation on Sunday mornings or by mailing a check to the church office. In order for these gifts to be tax-deductible for the current year, they must be postmarked or given by December 31, 2019.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  December 25 and 26. Mele Kalikimaka!

YEAR-END BLOWOUT SALE  at Alan Akana Gallery. Click HERE for details.

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 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-15.

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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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Fourth Sunday of Advent

10:30 a.m. on December 22nd

The Candle of Love

Message: “The Tender Mercy of God”

Special Mele and Hula

Christmas Fund Collection*

Christmas Eve

7:30 p.m. on December 24th

A Service of Candles and Carols

Special Mele and Hula

Christmas Fund Collection*

Christmas Day

10:30 a.m. on December 25th

Christmas Communion Service

Message: “The More Important Gifts”

Special Mele and Carols

Christmas Fund Collection*

 

*CHRISTMAS FUND  The Christmas Fund 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 will collect the Christmas Fund offering on December 22, 24, 25. Gifts may be placed in the special offering envelopes available on those days. Checks may be made out to Koloa Union Church with “Christmas Fund” in the note section.

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ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

END-OF-YEAR GIVING  It has been a fantastic year for Koloa Union Church! We completed our successful capital campaign and saw growth in membership, attendance and giving. As we are currently looking at a limited cashflow as we pay our end-of-the-year bills, we invite you to help us finish the year financially strong by prayerfully considering an “over the top” end-of-year financial gift. You can make a donation on Sunday mornings or by mailing a check to the church office. In order for these gifts to be tax-deductible for the current year, they must be postmarked or given by December 31, 2019.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  December 25 and 26. Mele Kalikimaka!

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 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-15.

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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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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!

Weekly News of the Church

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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3289 Po‘ipu Road
Koloa, HI

Phone: 808-742-6622

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