Koloa Union Church News

Weekly News of the Church

MEN’S BREAKFAST
Tuesday, January 8. Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. The men meet each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snow bird friends. Everyone (men and women) is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

PRAYERS & SQUARES                                                                                                                                                              All are welcome to participate in this ministry of making quilts and prayer squares for those members of our congregation who are experiencing a life crisis. Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS
The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17;        Luke 3:15-22.

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Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

Weekly News of the Church

 

DEACONS MEETING  Our Deacons will meet for their monthly meeting this Sunday, January 6, at 9 a.m. in Kahu’s office.

MEN’S BREAKFAST  Tuesday, January 8. Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. They meet each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snow bird friends. Everyone (men and women) is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

PRAYERS & SQUARESz  All are welcome to participate in this ministry of making quilts and prayer squares for those members of our congregation who are experiencing a life crisis. Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12.

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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!

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

Sunday, December 23

4th Sunday of Advent

10:30 a.m.

The lighting of the Candle of God’s Love

A Special Hula by Sharon Mahaffey

Traditional Organ Music

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service*

7:30 p.m.

The Lighting of the Christ Candle

Hula by Rose Tatiana Ceballos Warken

Music by the Church Choir & Special Duet

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day Communion Service

10:30 a.m.

The Lighting of the Christ Candle

Music by Chris Sweitzer & Kathleen Dahill

Holy Communion

 

*Christmas Eve is typically our highest attended service of the year. Please come early for parking and a good seat. For those who are able to walk a short distance, you may park at Koloa Elementary School and library or on Waikomo Road.

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Giving Opportunities

Please give or mail 2018 gifts to the church before January 1, 2019.

Mahalo nui loa for your generosity!!!

Please consider a gift to one or more of the following funds:

CHRISTMAS FUND OFFERING

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 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, December 23, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Special offering envelopes will be provided.

KOLOA UNION CHURCH GENERAL FUND

As usual, we come to the end of the year with expenses exceeding income for our general fund, which provides salaries for Kahu and staff, Sunday morning worship, connections to the wider church, our monthly and quarterly bills, and a large portion of our mission and outreach. December is our opportunity to “close the gap” and do our best to begin the new year in the black. For those who made financial commitments (pledges), please fulfill them if you are able. For everyone, please consider a Christmas present to Koloa Union Church by giving an “over and above” gift.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

We are now able to expand the church office and build a brand new women’s restroom without borrowing any money! For those who made capital campaign financial commitments (pledges from 2015-2018), please fulfill them as you are able. That way, we can accomplish everything on our capital campaign list…and maybe even more!

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CELEBRATE WITH KAHU!

Anniversary Celebration

25 Years Painting the Flowers of Hawaii

Kahu Alan Akana has been watercoloring the flowers of Hawai`i for 25 years! You are invited to join him at Alan Akana Gallery on Sunday, December 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. for a special anniversary celebration. There will be refreshments, music, door prizes, and all items will be on sale 20-50%. The gallery is located in the Smith Memorial Parsonage at 3281 Waikomo Road, just around the corner from the church. Proceeds from sales support the maintenance and care of the parsonage. Invite your friends to come and enjoy this special occasion!

OTHER NEWS

OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS  The church office will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1. Kahu and Penny have those days off as well (besides the Christmas Day Communion service).

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 Micah 5:2-6; Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrew 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

Weekly News of the Church

LECTIO DIVINA  Join us at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) on Wednesday, December 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as we reflect on the Scriptures in silence and share our experiences of doing so. The season of Advent is an especially important time to reflect and consider the meaning of God’s presence among us.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING  Christmas caroling at Sueoka Store on Monday December 17, 5-7 p.m. We sing to support the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, which feeds hungry people on the island.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18.

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COMING UP. . . .

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, December 23, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE  Our annual Christmas Eve service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on December 24. The service will include Christmas readings and carols, special music, as well as lighting of candles during the closing carol. Come early to get a seat! For those who are able to walk, please consider parking along Waikomo Road, at the parsonage or the lawn just to the east of the parsonage, so that those who find it difficult to walk, and our visitors and guest, can easily park near the church for this special service.

CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE  Our Christmas Day service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on December 25 and will include Christmas carols, readings and a time of reflection, as well as Holy Communion.

OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS  The church office will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1. Kahu and Penny have those days off as well (besides the Christmas Day Communion service).

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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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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

Friday, December 7, 6 p.m.

The Smith Memorial Parsonage

(3281 Waikomo Road)

Potluck Feast

Christmas Carols

Holiday Fun

Bring a Dish To Share

Friends of the Church Are Welcome!

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THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6.

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COMING UP. . . .

CHRISTMAS CAROLING  Christmas caroling at Sueoka Store on Monday December 10 and 17, 5-7 p.m. We sing to support the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, which feeds hungry people on the island.

LECTIO DIVINA  Wednesday, December 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Join us at the Parsonage for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. We will meet 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.

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, December 23, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM  The church children and youth will lead our worship service on Sunday, December 16. They will also be performing the Christmas play “New Star.” Come and enjoy the Christmas message through the eyes of our children.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE  Our annual Christmas Eve service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on December 24. The service will include Christmas readings and carols, special music, as well as lighting of candles during the closing carol. Come early to get a seat! For those who are able to walk, please consider parking along Waikomo Road, at the parsonage or the lawn just to the east of the parsonage, so that those who find it difficult to walk, and our visitors and guest, can easily park near the church for this special service.

CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE  Our Christmas Day service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on December 25 and will include Christmas carols, readings and a time of reflection, as well as Holy Communion.

OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS  The church office will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1. Kahu and Penny have those days off as well (besides the Christmas Day Communion service).

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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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OFFICE CLOSED  Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day

 

“SUPER SUNDAY SALE”

Alan Akana Gallery

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018, 1 to 5 p.m.

All Items on Sale at Least 20%

(Some up to 40% off!)

Come early for best selection of holiday gifts!

Enjoy our holiday decorations and refreshments!

 

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-18; Revelation 1:4-8; John 18:33-37.

COMING UP. . . .

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, November 27 at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please contact Michael Horning or Penny Osuga if you plan to attend.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

Weekly News of the Church

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON  You are invited to join us on Sunday, November 18, for our delicious annual Thanksgiving lunch after the Sunday worship service.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING  The Church Council will meet on Sunday, November 18, after Thanksgiving luncheon in Kahu’s office.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS The Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular weekly newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-18; Revelation 1:4-8; John 18:33-37.

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COMING UP. . . .

OFFICE CLOSED  Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day

 

“SUPER SUNDAY SALE”

Alan Akana Gallery

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018, 1 to 5 p.m.

All Items on Sale at Least 20%

(Some up to 40% off!)

Come early for best selection of holiday gifts!

Enjoy our holiday decorations and refreshments!

 

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, November 27 at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please contact Michael Horning or Penny Osuga if you plan to attend.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

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THIS SUNDAY  Join us on Sunday, October 28 (the Sunday before All Saints Day) as Tiffany Marrotte, our Sunday School Superintendent brings us a wonderful message!

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i 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 the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 Job 42:1-17; Psalm 34:1-22; Hebrew 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52..

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COMING UP. . . .

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  We will be serving lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army on Wednesday, October 31. We need 4-5 volunteers. You can meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. if anyone wants to carpool or meet at the Salvation Army around 10 a.m. Please contact Suzanne Pearson if you want to participate: 742-2858.

`AHA MOKUPUNI  Churches in the Kaua`i Association will gather for the Fall `Aha Mokupuni on Sunday, November 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church (3815 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe). More information will be provided at a later date.

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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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Pastor Appreciation Sunday

PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY  We surprised Kahu on Sunday with an array of beautiful floral lei, flowers, and many kind words of appreciation. Kahu’s response: “I feel very, very appreciated!”

WAINEKE WORK DAYS  Beginning around 9 a.m. on October 20, volunteers from the Kaua`i Association, UCC, will be cleaning the grounds and cabins and do some minor repairs. These are “our” cabins, belonging to the KAUCC. We, as members and friends, have access to rent and utilize these two cabins throughout the year. Our youth, members, leaders, friends have taken advantage of this beautiful site. A couple times each year we ask for volunteers to help clean the inside and outside of Waineke. If you go up on Friday, October 19, you may stay overnight and food will be provided. If you can, bring a bucket, rags, sponges, gloves and any cleaning products you may have.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  The Church Council has called a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 21, after the worship service in order to:

  • Vote on a new Vision Statement for the church. Please click HERE to see the draft of the Vision Statement. You are asked to make suggestions to Kahu or any Council member by this Sunday.
  • Vote on whether our church should participate in the process of becoming an “Open and Affirming Congregation” and electing a “Core Team” to lead the process

Please plan to attend so that we can have a quorum on that day.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawai`i 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 the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 Job 38:1-41; Psalm 104:1-35; Hebrew 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45.

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COMING UP. . . .

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please contact Michael Horning (408-234-2447) if you plan to attend.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  We will be serving lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army on Wednesday, October 31. We need 4-5 volunteers. You can meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. if anyone wants to carpool or meet at the Salvation Army around 10 a.m. Please contact Suzanne Pearson if you want to participate: 742-2858.

`AHA MOKUPUNI  Churches in the Kaua`i Association will gather for the Fall `Aha Mokupuni on Sunday, November 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church (3815 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe). More information will be provided at a later date.

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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!

A Special Event This Week

Lehua Blossom from Hawai`i Island

 

MUSICAL FUNDRAISING GALA FOR THE PARSONAGE

 

Alan Akana Gallery

Sunday, October 14, 1-5 p.m.

In the Smith Memorial Parsonage

3281 Waikomo Road, Koloa

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE event!

Music and Dancing by Church Members & Friends!

Delicious refreshments!

Door prizes!

Everything on sale on Sunday!

 

New items will be available, including:

2019 wall calendars

Jumbo postcards of photographs of native flowers of Hawai`i

Kahu’s latest watercolor of the beautiful lehua blossom (in the photo above)!

 

The funds raised will help pay for costs of some much needed projects at the parsonage. Please invite your friends who love music and art!

Location:

3289 Po‘ipu Road
Koloa, HI

Phone: 808-742-6622

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