Weekly News of the Church

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. (No rehearsals on October 17, 24, 31)

CHURCH COUNCIL  The Church Council will meet this Sunday, September 29, at 12:30 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 Jeremiah 32:1-15; Psalm 91:1-16 or Psalm 146: Amos 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31.

FOOD PANTRY  Please keep in mind that Koloa Union Church is partnering with St. Raphael Church to provide food to local families each month. We will be collecting and donating non-perishable foods to the St. Raphael Food Pantry and school snacks for Koloa Elementary School kids. Please drop your donations off at church on Sundays or at Penny’s office Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – noon. Call office 742-6622 before delivery. Call Amber Strong if you have any questions, need to arrange pick-up or would like to volunteer at 907-227-9045 or amberkn@yahoo.com.

COMING UP . . . .

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY  World Communion Sunday is a special day when churches throughout the world celebrate Holy Communion as a way of remembering Christ’s wish “that they may all be one.” This year, World Communion Sunday is October 6. 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.

NEIGHBORS IN NEED  The Neighbors in Need offering will be collected on October 6, 2019. 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 that day. Also, checks may be sent to the church made out to “Koloa Union Church” with “Neighbors in Need” written in the note section.

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 Lectio Divina will be at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, on Wednesday, October 9, 7-8 p.m.

FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI  Each year in the fall, the churches of the Kaua`i 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 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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COCONUT WIRELESS  Koloa Union Church is the first article this week in the Coconut Wireless! The article highlights our capital campaign celebration on Sunday, with photographs of the event and a link to The Garden Island Newspaper article about it. 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).

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.

FOOD PANTRY  Please keep in mind that Koloa Union Church is partnering with St. Raphael Church to provide food to local families each month. We will be collecting and donating non-perishable foods to the St. Raphael Food Pantry and school snacks for Koloa Elememtary School kids. Please drop your donations off at church on Sundays or at Penny’s office Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – noon. Call office 742-6622 before delivery. Call Amber Strong if you have any questions, need to arrange pick-up or would like to volunteer at 907-227-9045 or amberkn@yahoo.com.

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 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9 or Psalm 113; Amos 8:4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13.

COMING UP . . . .

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, September 24, 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.

NEIGHBORS IN NEED  The Neighbors in Need offering is on October 6, 2019. Neighbors in Need (NIN) 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.

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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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Capital Campaign Celebration

“Maika`i Hana Hou!”

(Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again!)

Sunday, September 15, 10:30 a.m.

Dedication of our Capital Campaign Plaque

Welcoming Our New Conference Minister

The Rev. Dr. David K. Popham

(Our Guest Preacher)

A Delicious Catered Luncheon

By Kiawe Roots

Our New Signage and Plaques

To be installed this week!

We have accomplished so much in four years!

Come and celebrate our success!

Please invite family, friends and neighbors to see

all of our capital campaign improvements

and enjoy a delicious luncheon!

 

 

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . .

CHURCH CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS  After a summer break, choir rehearsal begins on Thursday, September 12, from 7-8 p.m. at the church. Rehearsals are every Thursday. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

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 4:11-28; Psalm 14 or 51:1-10; Exodus 32:7-14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10.

FOOD PANTRY  Koloa Union Church is partnering with St. Raphael Church to provide food to local families each month. We collect and donate non-perishable foods to the St. Raphael Food Pantry and school snacks for Koloa Elememtary School kids. Please drop your donations off at church on Sundays or at Penny’s office Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – noon. Call office 742-6622 before delivery. Call Amber Strong if you have any questions, need to arrange pick-up or would like to volunteer at 907-227-9045 or amberkn@yahoo.com.

 

COMING UP . . . .

MEMBERSHIP GATHERING  On Sunday, September 22, Kahu Akana and our Deacons will host a special gathering in Moore Hall right after Aloha Hour for anyone who would like to learn more about Koloa Union Church. Participants will learn about our congregation’s history, the polity and teachings of the United Church of Christ, what it means to be “Open and Affirming,” the privileges and responsibilities of church membership, and more. Please sign up on the church bulletin board or call the church office to reserve a space at our membership gathering.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Our next breakfast will be Tuesday, September 24, 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.

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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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THIS SUNDAY!!!

Be Prepared for the Kauai Marathon

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Race Begins at 6 a.m.

 

Parts of Koloa & Omao Roads may still be closed when you are heading to church.

 

Maluhia Road (Tree Tunnel) will be open way before church.

 

There will be no problem getting to church from Old Koloa Town.

Plan to leave a bit early in order to make it to church on time.

Click HERE to see the Kauai Marathon Website.

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SUMMER BOOK GROUP  Our summer book group will gather for its FINAL time on Wednesday, August 28, at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner (A Taco Toss!) and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. Those who are able are asked to read Chapter 10 for this week’s gathering. Please call Kahu if you plan to attend dinner and haven’t informed him already.

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 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1-16 and 112; Proverbs 25:6-7; Hebrew 13:1-16; Luke 14:1-14.

CHURCH YOUTH RETREAT Church children and youth, friends and parents, along with Kahu and Tiffany, are headed up to Koke`e at the end of the week for a retreat, August 30-September 2. This year’s theme is “Wilderness.”

DEACONS MEETING  The Deacons will meet this Sunday, September 1, 9:00 a.m. in Kahu’s office.

COMING UP. . . .

OFFICE CLOSED  The church office will be closed on Monday September 2 for Labor Day.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH  Sunday, September 8! Join us for outdoor worship at the pavilion across from Nukumoi Surf Shop at Poipu Beach. Worship will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch, bingo, games for everyone. Bring something for the potluck lunch, lawn chairs, sunscreen, bathing suits and a friend. There will be no worship service at church on this day.

ANIMAL BALANCE  Animal Balance provides humane population management for cats and dogs on the islands. They will be on Kauai September 8-14. Koloa Union Church will be providing them with an overnight holding site in the back area by the picnic tables. There will be more night activity as the team will be busy from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cats will be neutered the following day at Koloa Missionary Church.

CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS  September 12, 7-8 p.m. in the sanctuary. Rehearsals are every Thursday. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION  We will celebrate the completion of all our capital campaign projects on Sunday, September 15, and hear a message by our brand new Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. David Kentner Popham!

MEMBERSHIP GATHERING  On Sunday, September 22, Kahu Akana and our Deacons will host a special gathering in Moore Hall right after Aloha Hour for anyone who would like to learn more about Koloa Union Church. Participants will learn about our congregation’s history, the polity and teachings of the United Church of Christ, what it means to be “Open and Affirming,” the privileges and responsibilities of church membership, and more. Please sign up on the church bulletin board or call the church office to reserve a space at our membership gathering.

FOOD PANTRY  Koloa Union Church is partnering with St. Raphael Church to provide food to local families each month. We will be collecting and donating non-perishable foods to the St. Raphael Food Pantry and school snacks for Koloa Elememtary School kids. Please drop your donations off at church on Sundays or at Penny’s office Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – noon. Call office 742-6622 before delivery. Call Amber Strong if you have any questions, need to arrange pick-up or would like to volunteer at 907-227-9045 or amberkn@yahoo.com.

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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

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 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6 or 103:1-8; Isaiah 58:9-14; Hebrew 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 a.m. Holoholo Grill in the Koloa Landing complex. Join us for a fun time with church members and friends as we enjoy a delicious breakfast.

COMING UP. . . .

OFFICE CLOSED  The church office will be closed on Monday September 2 for Labor Day.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH  Sunday, September 8. Join us for outdoor worship at the pavilion across from Nukumoi Surf Shop at Poipu Beach. Worship will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch, bingo, games for everyone. Bring something for the potluck lunch, lawn chairs, sunscreen, bathing suits and a friend. There will be no worship service at church on this day.

CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS  September 12, 7-8 p.m. in the sanctuary. Rehearsals are every Thursday. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION  We will celebrate the completion of all our capital campaign projects on Sunday, September 15 and hear a message by our brand new Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. David Kentner Popham!

MEMBERSHIP GATHERING  On Sunday, September 22, Kahu Akana and our Deacons will host a special gathering in Moore Hall right after Aloha Hour for anyone who would like to learn more about Kōloa Union Church. Participants will learn about our congregation’s history, the polity and teachings of the United Church of Christ, what it means to be “Open and Affirming,” the privileges and responsibilities of church membership, and more. Please sign up on the church bulletin board or call the church office to reserve a space at our membership gathering.

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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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MEMBERSHIP GATHERING

On Sunday, September 22, Kahu Akana and our Deacons will host a special gathering in Moore Hall right after Aloha Hour for anyone who would like to learn more about Koloa Union Church. Participants will learn about our congregation’s history, the polity and teachings of the United Church of Christ, what it means to be “Open and Affirming,” the privileges and responsibilities of church membership, and more. Please sign up on the church bulletin board or call the church office to reserve a space at our membership gathering.

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SUMMER BOOK GROUP

Our fun and lively summer book group meets on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read Chapters 5 & 6 for this week’s gathering. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend.

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MORE NEWS

KAUCC YOUTH TO GATHER IN KOLOA  On Sunday afternoon, August 11, the youth of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ will gather for a potluck picnic, as well as games, prayer and planning activities for the 2019-2020 school year and even part of the summer of 2020! (The UCC National Youth Event is coming up next July!) The gathering on Sunday is for students in 6th through 12th grades, their families (parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings), pastors, and youth leaders. Please contact the church office for more details.

ALAN AKANA GALLERY NEWS  The gallery, located at 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa, is now open on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Those wishing to visit on other days are invited to call or email the gallery to make an appointment. There will be an “End of Summer Sale” where items will be sold at greatly reduced prices on Sunday, August 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Kahu also plans to show the slideshow from his sabbatical again during the sale.

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 1:1-20; Psalm 50:1-23 or 33:12-22; Genesis 15:1-6; Hebrews 11:1-16; Luke 12:32-40.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Join us on Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 a.m. at Holoholo Grill in the Koloa Landing complex. Enjoy a fun time with church members and friends, as well as a delicious breakfast!

CHURCH YOUTH RETREAT  Church youth, friends and parents, along with Kahu and Tiffany, are headed up to Kokee at the end of the month for a retreat August 30-September 2. This year’s theme is “Wilderness.” For more details, contact the church office or Tiffany Marrotte at 651-1397.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION  We will celebrate the completion of all our capital campaign projects on Sunday, September 15 and hear a message by our brand new Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. David Kentner Popham!

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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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A SPECIAL COMMUNION SUNDAY

On Sunday, August 4, Steve Sparks will share a brief inspirational message and song (“It Took a Miracle”) relating to his miraculous recovery from cancer and the role his faith played in his journey. Be sure to join us on Sunday to hear Steve, another wonderful message by Kahu Akana, and Holy Communion.

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SUMMER BOOK GROUP  Our fun and lively summer book group meets on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read Chapters 3 & 4 for this week’s gathering. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend.
ALAN AKANA GALLERY NEWS  Beginning August 4, the gallery will be open on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. (notice the change in time) and by appointment, with the last regular weekday on Thursday, August 1. Alan has decided to cut back on the hours since most visits and sales happen on Sundays. Those wishing to visit on other days are invited to call or email the gallery to make an appointment. There will be an “End of Summer Sale” where items will be sold at greatly reduced prices on Sunday, August 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Kahu also plans to show the slideshow from his sabbatical again during the sale.
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 Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-43 and 49:1-12; Ecclesiastes 1:2-14, 2:18-23; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21.

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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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PLANTATION DAYS PARADE “Year of the Paniolo” Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.  Koloa Union Church celebrates the Year of the Paniolo by becoming an official “Open & Affirming” congregation of the United Church of Christ: where every cowboy and every cowgirl is welcome—and every city dweller too! Please contact the church office if you would like to participate or have questions about the parade.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  The next time our church is scheduled to serve lunch at the Salvation Army in Hanapepe is Wednesday, July 31. Volunteers who carpool usually meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. Please check in with Suzanne Pearson if you can assist.

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 Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85 & 138; Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13.

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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

Summer Book Group

Our summer book group begins on July 17. The group will meet on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner (provided by Kahu on the first night) and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. If you are able, please read the Foreword, Preface, Introduction for the first gathering. While supplies last, books are available for $14 at church on Sundays and at the church office during office hours. Please sign up at church for which evenings you plan to attend.

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GET READY FOR PLANTATION DAYS!

“Year of the Paniolo”

 

KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS RECEPTION

Monday, July 22, 4-6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage

Koloa Union Church will once again host the community as part of Kōloa Plantation Days at a reception called “Plantation-Style Living: An Afternoon of Art, Stories & Refreshment.” Dr. Douglas Duvauchelle will provide live music! Kahu will give a talk at 4:30 on the history of the Smith-Waterhouse Family, the parsonage and neighborhood. Every year he finds something new to share!

Click HERE to see promotion of this event on the official Kōloa Plantation Days website.

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KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE

Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. (Meet at church at 8:30!)*

Koloa Union Church celebrates the Year of the Paniolo by becoming an official “Open & Affirming” congregation of the United Church of Christ: where every cowboy and every cowgirl is welcome—and every city dweller too!

We will have dancers this year! Kahu will ride in a red convertible, decorated with our “Open & Affirming” logos, waving at the crowds as we pass by. We will also have walkers who will participate right behind the car and wave rainbow flags and hand out wristbands with “Koloa Union Church” and “Open & Affirming” on them.

*Koloa and Poipu Roads along the parade route will be closed by 9 a.m. on the day of the parade, and we want to make sure everyone and everything is in place before the parade starts. Unless you are walking, you won’t be able to get to the church by 9 a.m.

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Capital Campaign News

We repaired and stained the cement walkway last week! We also have a new sanctuary floor and contemporary light fixtures on Moore Hall! During the upcoming weeks, you can expect to see new work done on Moore Hall (removal of accordion doors, new door knobs and door stops, etc.), new signage, and a new capital campaign plaque to honor all that we have accomplished over the last 4 years. Thank you to everyone who participated in the campaign Maika`i Hana Hou (Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again!).

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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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Walkway Repairs

Tuesday & Wednesday

We are repairing and staining the cement walkway this week! This is the area by the main entryway of the church and the church office. Please note that there will be no access to the church office, sanctuary, or janitor closet on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, while the work is being done and the walkway completely dries. There will also be no access to Moore Hall from the north side, so if you need to enter Moore Hall or the kitchen, please use the south side entrances. This is the final large-scale project of our successful capital campaign, “Maikai Hana Hou” (Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again). Thanks to everyone who helped and financially supported the campaign!

***Please do NOT walk on the walkway until Thursday morning!***

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Happy

Independence

Day!

The church office will be closed on the 4th of July.

We wish you a festive holiday!

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This is an Email Scam:
How are you..Have you got a minute ?
I need you to complete a task for me discreetly.
P.S. I am in a meeting now and can’t talk ,
so just reply here.
I will be expecting a read from you soon.
Thanks
Rev. Dr. Alan Akana

Although you should never let your guard down for email scams, summer is a particularly vulnerable time for church members, since church funds are often short and churches are asking members to catch up on pledges and even make additional gifts to help pay the bills. This is actually the case for us and you will be hearing more about it in our July newsletter next week. The scam above was sent to one of our members this week. For those of you who were around a few years ago, you may remember that someone created a fake Go Fund Me account with my name and photograph in order to receive money pretending to go to a family on O`ahu who had recently experienced the tragic loss of their teenage son. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will deceptively use the names of pastors and other leaders in order to illegally receive financial gain for themselves.

Here are some things to watch out for:

  • When someone claims to be the pastor or church official but uses a different email address. (I will always use revdocakana@gmail.com or doctorakana@gmail.com.)
  • When someone asks you to deposit funds electronically into an account. (I will always ask you to send a check to “Koloa Union Church,” unless we have a conversation about another way of giving.)
  • When there are a lot of typos (especially in punctuation and grammar) or awkward language just doesn’t sound like the person who is sending it. (I might make a mistake or two, but a request with consistent errors is definitely a red flag!)

Unless you are certain of the sender, do NOT send money and do not click on any links! If there is ever any doubt as to the legitimacy of a request, don’t hesitate to contact me or Penny Osuga via phone or email. If you do receive a scam, we would like to know about it in order to warn others.

Aloha nui!

Kahu

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COMING UP. . . .

DEACONS MEETING  Sunday, July 7, at 9 a.m. in Kahu’s office

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the CW (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 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-20.

SUMMER BOOK CLUB  This summer’s group will meet from July 17 to August 28. Join us as we read America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America, written by Jim Wallis. Kahu will once again host the group on Wednesday evenings, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, beginning with dinner. Please sign up at church so that Kahu knows how many to expect. Copies of the book will be available at church for $14 or Kindle versions are available on Amazon for $7.87.

KŌLOA PLANTATION DAYS RECEPTION  Monday, July 22, 4-6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage

KŌLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE  Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. (Meet at church at 8:30)

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