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With gratitude,

welcoming all and

sharing our blessings in 2019

STEWARDSHIP THEME  This year’s stewardship theme is “With gratitude, welcoming all and sharing our blessings in 2019.” Gratitude, welcoming and sharing will be our focus during the month of September as we look forward to the coming year and what God might have in store for us. Our logo is the UCC comma encircled by the colors of the rainbow. The comma symbolizes that “God is still speaking.” The United Church of Christ emphasizes that God’s Spirit continues to speak through us and also through others, and encourages us to listen with open hearts and open ears. The rainbow symbolizes the inclusion of all God’s children, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, or anything else that might distinguish one person from another. With gratitude, we welcome all, we welcome their gifts, we welcome the ways which God speaks to us through them.

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, September 11, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

LECTIO DIVINA  Wednesday, September 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.

CHURCH CHOIR  Our church choir is back from summer hiatus, rehearsals on Thursday nights 7-8 p.m. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  Koloa Union Church is mentioned in the HCUCC Coconut Wireless! Our Prayers and Squares ministry was mentioned through its impact on Hanapepe Hawaiian Church! 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 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 Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38.

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COMING UP . . . .

NEW PASTOR AT LIHUE UNITED CHURCH  Help us welcome the new pastor, Rev. Alex Tychkin at Lihue United Church on Sunday, September 23, at 3 p.m. A light reception will follow.

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please contact Michael Horning or Penny Osuga if you plan to attend.

BLESSING OF COMMITMENTS Those who are committed to ongoing giving to Koloa Union Church are asked to bring their 2019 commitment cards during the church service on Sunday, September 30, for a time of blessing the commitments. Also, everyone is invited to share a talent during our talent show after the meal during Aloha Hour.

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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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Hurricane “Lane”

A Brief Note from Kahu Alan Akana

As Hurricane Lane continues to move toward our beautiful islands, we anticipate at least strong winds and heavy rainfall and at worst major destruction. My prayers are that Lane will pass to the south of us as gently as possible and also that we will be prepared for worse so that all may be safe and at peace. I have talked to Dan Giovanni, the chair of our buildings and grounds committee, in order that the church will be secured for a major storm, and we are doing the same for the parsonage. I trust that each person here on Kaua`i is doing the same. I also encourage you to stay safe and heed the advice of state and county officials, so that there will be no injuries among us. If, by chance, our island suffers a severe blow, please let me know when you can how you are doing. I plan to be at the church or parsonage as much as possible, and will let others from our church know if anyone has any special needs. I also encourage everyone to keep an up-to-date emergency supply kit handy, as well as plenty of drinking water and food. Although it is late to begin thinking about your kit, you can click HERE for the FEMA Emergency Supply List to see if you have forgotten anything.

As long as it is safe to be on our property, we do plan to have our regular worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

My prayers are for the safety of us all.

Aloha nui!

Kahu Alan Akana

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PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISERS  Koloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder on Sundays for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765. Our upcoming party is a pool party on September 8, from noon to 4:00 p.m. There are only 2 spaces left.

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 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 1 Kings 8:1-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69.

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, August 28 at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu, 7:30 a.m. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. Please let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you plan to attend.

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, August 28, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  August 29 Koloa Union Church serves lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army whenever there is a 5th Wednesday in a month. We are looking for 4-5 volunteers to serve, leaving the church at 9:30 a.m.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH  Sunday, September 2, beginning at 11 a.m. Join us for an outdoor worship service at the Pavilion across from Nukumoi Surf Shop at Poipu Beach. Come early if you want to hang out. Worship will begin at 11:00, followed by a potluck luncheon, followed by bingo and games for kids. Bring something to eat for the potluck and your lawn chairs if you have any. There will be no worship service at the church on this day, and it is Kauai Marathon Day, so check the paper for road closures and give yourself extra time to get there.

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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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SUMMER BOOK GROUP  The group will have its final gathering for the summer at the parsonage on Wednesday, August 15. The evening begins at 6 o’clock for dinner, followed by a discussion based on the book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The group will discuss chapter 6, “Hope Reimagined.” Please contact Kahu if you wish to attend.

ISLAND-WIDE YOUTH EVENT  Our church will be hosting the youth of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ at the parsonage on Sunday, August 19, from 3-6 p.m. The young people (entering grades 6 through 12), their parents and family members, church youth advisors and volunteers, and pastors are all invited for a fun afternoon of games, activities, planning events for the upcoming school year, and a delicious meal. Main dishes and drinks will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Any people who are interested in attending or volunteering are asked to contact Kahu or Tiffany.

PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISERS  Koloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder on Sundays for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765. Our upcoming party is a pool party on September 8, from noon to 4:00 p.m. There are only 2 spaces left.

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 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 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:13-14; Psalm 34:9-14 & 111, Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58.

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COMING UP….

CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, August 28 at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu, 7:30 a.m. Everyone is invited, bring a friend.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  August 29 Koloa Union Church serves lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army whenever there is a 5th Wednesday in a month. We are looking for 4-5 volunteers to serve, leaving the church at 9:30 a.m.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH  Sunday, September 2, beginning at 11 a.m. Join us for an outdoor worship service at the Pavilion across from Nukumoi Surf Shop at Poipu Beach. Come early if you want to hang out. Worship will begin at 11:00, followed by a potluck luncheon, followed by bingo and games for kids. Bring something to eat for the potluck and your lawn chairs if you have any. There will be no worship service at the church on this day, and it is Kauai Marathon Day, so check the paper for road closures and give yourself extra time to get there.

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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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SUMMER BOOK GROUP The group meets at the parsonage on Wednesday evenings through August 1, and then again on August 15, at 6 o’clock for dinner followed by a discussion based on the book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The group will discuss chapter 5 on August 1 and chapter 6 on August 15.

PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISERS  Koloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder on Sundays for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765.

Upcoming parties are:

  • A massage party at the church hosted by Virginia Dunas on Saturday 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($20)
  • A game party hosted by Bonnie Kakinami with games, prizes and refreshments on Sunday 1-3 p.m. ($10 for adults $5 for children)

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 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 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35.

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COMING UP…

LECTIO DIVINA The lectio divina group will meet again on Wednesday, August 8, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. 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. All are welcome to attend.

ISLAND-WIDE YOUTH EVENT Our church will be hosting the youth of the Kaua`i Association of the United Church of Christ at the parsonage on Sunday, August 19, from 3-6 p.m. The young people (entering grades 6 through 12), their parents and family members, church youth advisors and volunteers, and pastors are all invited for a fun afternoon of games, activities, planning events for the upcoming school year, and a delicious meal. Main dishes and drinks will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Any people who are interested in attending or volunteering are asked to contact Kahu or Tiffany.

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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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KŌLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE

Saturday, July 28

Kōloa Union Church will once again walk in the parade! This year’s theme is “Landmarks in Time” and we will feature the parsonage as our church’s special landmark. On our banner will be a photo of the parsonage and the words “Kōloa Union Church Celebrates Its Special Landmark/Smith Memorial Parsonage/Located on the Former Orchard of the Smith Family since 1842.”

Church members and friends are invited to walk with us. Please wear colorful aloha attire or your Kōloa Union Church t-shirt. Also bring some fruit or flowers to carry—anything that might grow on a tree in an orchard—if you are able. Be sure to wear a hat and/or sunscreen, as we will be in the sun for awhile. Please get your red lei from Penny when you arrive so that all walkers will wear one during the parade.

Meet at the church at 8:30 a.m., as the roads will be closed at 9 a.m.

 

MORE NEWS…

SUMMER BOOK GROUP This summer’s choice for our book group is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The author is one of the preeminent voices in religion in the 21st century, having interviewed many of the great religious thinkers and leaders of our time. The group meets on Wednesday evenings through August 1 at 6 o’clock for dinner followed by a discussion led by Kahu Alan Akana. Please sign up so that Kahu knows how much food to prepare for dinner. The group will discuss chapter 4 on July 25.
PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISER Kōloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties during the next few months. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765.
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 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 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21.

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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

SUMMER BOOK CLUB  This summer’s choice for our book group is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The author is one of the preeminent voices in religion in the 21st century, having interviewed many of the great religious thinkers and leaders of our time. The group meets on Wednesday evenings through August 1 at 6 o’clock for dinner followed by a discussion led by Kahu Alan Akana. Please sign up so that Kahu knows how much food to prepare for dinner. The group will discuss chapter 3 on July 18.

MOVIE NIGHT  Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. Come for a hot dog dinner and root beer floats and popcorn!! Movie: TBA. Bring your comfy lawn chairs, sleeping bags. Join us for another fun evening.

PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISER  Koloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties during the next few months. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765.

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 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 7-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-56.

COMING UP.  .  .  .

KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS OPEN HOUSE Our church will once again host an event for the annual Plantation Days. We will welcome the community to the parsonage on Monday, July 23 from 4-6 p.m. Please contact Kahu or Penny if you are willing to be a greeter, tour guide, refreshment table assistant, or if you can bring refreshments. Please invite your friends and neighbors by sharing this LINK with them.

BREAKFAST GATHERING Everyone is invited to meet for breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu, 7:30 a.m., 4th Tuesday of every month. Our next breakfast is on July 24.

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, July 24, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE We will walk in the parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. Thanks to Peter Baldwin, we have the golf car once again for our kupuna and people who find it difficult to walk the parade route. This year’s theme is “Landmarks in Time” and the Grand Marshall will be Sueoka Store as they celebrate their 100th anniversary! Please let Kahu or Penny know if you can help decorate the cart on July 27.

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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

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING is one of 5 special offerings collected each year for the United Church of Christ ministries in Hawaii and in the nation. Your support provides for the growth of new UCC ministries with leadership support and development of spiritual life for the youth and young adult ministries. Kōloa Union Church will be accepting your generous donations for this offering for the entire month of July. Please make your donation in the special envelopes provided or make a note on your check for Strengthen the Church Offering (STC). Mahalo for your donations!

SUMMER BOOK GROUP  This summer’s choice for our book group is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The author is one of the preeminent voices in religion in the 21st century, having interviewed many of the great religious thinkers and leaders of our time. The group meets on Wednesday evenings at the Smith Memorial Parsonage through August 1, at 6 o’clock for dinner followed by a discussion led by Kahu Alan Akana. Please sign up so that Kahu knows how much food to prepare for dinner. Please read the second half of chapter 2 for July 11.

PICK-A-PARTY FUN-RAISER  Koloa Union Church members and friends will host a variety of parties during the next few months. Hosts will choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts will also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami.

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, July 10, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Angela Dressel.

WAINEKE WORK DAYS July 13 and 14. Time to clean the grounds and cabins! These are “our” cabins, belonging to the Kauai Association United Church of Christ. 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, July 13, you may stay overnight and food will be provided. A few of us are driving up to help on Saturday, with breakfast and lunch provided. Please consider helping in this important and necessary maintenance. Let Kahu or Penny know if you can help and especially if you would like to carpool at 8 a.m. on the 14th.

KAUAI FLOOD RELIEF  Koloa Union Church continues to reach out to our neighbors who were affected by the recent flooding on the island, especially our neighbors in Koloa. So far, we have collected over $3,000 and many items that are already being used by flood victims. We have delivered many carloads of items and gift cards to the Hardware Store in Koloa to most families in the community whose homes were damaged by the flood. Unless needs change, additional money will be used for kitchen appliance purchases and more gift cards. Those who wish to make monetary donations can write checks to “Koloa Union Church” and write “Flood Relief” in the note section. Thanks to everyone who has given so generously so far!!!

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER In order to save trees and money on increased postage costs, we are offering our monthly newsletter online for those of you who wish to read it on your computer or print it off yourself. Just contact Penny if you would like to no longer receive a paper version of the newsletter; and she will send you a notification each month as soon as the newsletter is uploaded. You can visit our website page anytime for the most current and past newsletters.

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. Please note that the Pacific School of ReligionConversation on “Immigration” has been canceled. Kahu Akana is working with PSR to host another event with PSR President David Vasquez-Levy during that time period. 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 5:1-10; Psalm 480; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13.

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COMING UP. . . .

 

MOVIE NIGHT  Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. Come for a hot dog dinner!! Movie: TBA. Bring your comfy lawn chairs, sleeping bags. Join us for another fun evening.

KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS OPEN HOUSE  Our church will once again host an event for the annual Plantation Days. We will welcome the community to the parsonage on Monday, July 23 from 4-6 p.m. Please contact Kahu or Penny if you are willing to be a greeter, tour guide, refreshment table assistant, or if you can bring refreshments. Please invite your friends and neighbors by sharing this LINK with them.
BREAKFAST GATHERING  Everyone is invited to meet for breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu, 7:30 a.m., 4th Tuesday of every month. Our next breakfast is on July 24.
KŌLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE  We will walk in the parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. Thanks to Peter Baldwin, we have the golf car once again for our kupuna and people who find it difficult to walk the parade route. This year’s theme is “Landmarks in Time” and the Grand Marshall will be Sueoka Store as they celebrate their 100th anniversary! Please let Kahu or Penny know if you can help decorate the cart on July 27.

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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

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING is one of 5 special offerings collected each year for the United Church of Christ ministries in Hawaii and in the nation. Your support provides for the growth of new UCC ministries with leadership support and development of spiritual life for the youth and young adult ministries. Kōloa Union Church will be accepting your generous donations for this offering for the entire month of July. Please make your donation in the special envelopes provided or make a note on your check for Strengthen the Church Offering (STC). Mahalo for your donations!

SUMMER BOOK GROUP  This summer’s choice for our book group is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The author is one of the preeminent voices in religion in the 21st century, having interviewed many of the great religious thinkers and leaders of our time. The group meets on Wednesday evenings through August 1 (but NOT on July 4), at 6 o’clock for dinner followed by a discussion led by Kahu Alan Akana. Please sign up so that Kahu knows how much food to prepare for dinner. Please read chapter 2 for June 27.

PICK-A-PARTY FUN-RAISER  KOloa Union Church members and friends will host a variety of parties during the next few months, starting on Sunday, July 1. Hosts will choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts will also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami.

KAUAI FLOOD RELIEF  Koloa Union Church continues to reach out to our neighbors who were affected by the recent flooding on the island, especially our neighbors in Koloa. So far, we have collected $2,961and many items that are already being used by flood victims. We have delivered many carloads of items and gift cards to the Hardware Store in Koloa to most families in the community whose homes were damaged by the flood. Unless needs change, additional money will be used for kitchen appliance purchases and more gift cards. Those who wish to make monetary donations can write checks to “Koloa Union Church” and write “Flood Relief” in the note section. Thanks to everyone who has given so generously so far!!!

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER In order to save trees and money on increased postage costs, we are offering our monthly newsletter online for those of you who wish to read it on your computer or print it off yourself. Just contact Penny if you would like to no longer receive a paper version of the newsletter; and she will send you a notification each month as soon as the newsletter is uploaded. You can visit our website page anytime for the most current and past newsletters. Our next newsletter will be available on July 1.

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. Please note that the Pacific School of ReligionConversation on “Immigration” has been canceled. Kahu Akana is working with PSR to host another event with PSR President David Vasquez-Levy during that time period. 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 1:1-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43.

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COMING UP. . . .

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, July 10, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Angela Dressel.

WAINEKE WORK DAYS July 13 and 14. Time to clean the grounds and cabins! These are “our” cabins, belonging to the Kauai Association United Church of Christ. 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, July 13, you may stay overnight and food will be provided. A few of us are driving up to help on Saturday, lunch provided. Please consider helping in this important and necessary maintenance. Let Kahu or Penny know if you can help.

MOVIE NIGHT Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. Come for a hot dog dinner!! Movie: TBA. Bring your comfy lawn chairs, sleeping bags. Join us for another fun evening.

BREAKFAST GATHERING Everyone is invited to meet for breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu, 7:30 a.m., 4th Tuesday of every month. Our next breakfast is on July 24.

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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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Maika`i Hana Hou!

(Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again)

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Special Guest

The Rev. Gabrielle Chavez

 

On Sunday, we will celebrate our successful capital campaign! We will give thanks for all of the beautiful improvements on our grounds and in our sanctuary, as well as all of the other accomplishments over the past three years! We certainly have a lot to celebrate! We will also announce the plans and timelines for the remaining projects. Our Interim Conference Minister of the Hawai`i Conference, the Rev. Gabrielle Chavez, will deliver the message on Sunday.

 

Join us in church and then

for a catered luncheon afterwards…

and invite your friends!

We will be taking a group photo

of everyone in attendance

immediately after the worship service.

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OFFICE CLOSED  Monday, June 11 in observance of Kamahameha Day.

KAUA`I FLOOD RELIEF  Koloa Union Church continues to reach out to our neighbors who were affected by the recent flooding on the island, especially our neighbors in Koloa. So far, we have collected $2,961and many items that are already being used by flood victims. We have delivered many carloads of items and gift cards to the Hardware Store in Koloa to most families in the community whose homes were damaged by the flood. Unless needs change, additional money will be used for kitchen appliance purchases and more gift cards. Those who wish to make monetary donations can write checks to “Koloa Union Church” and write “Flood Relief” in the note section. Thanks to everyone who has given so generously so far!!!

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER  In order to save trees and money on increased postage costs, we are offering our monthly newsletter online for those of you who wish to read it on your computer or print it off yourself. Just contact Penny if you would like to no longer receive a paper version of the newsletter; and she will send you a notification each month as soon as the newsletter is uploaded. You can visit our website anytime for the most current and past newsletters.

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 and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 upcoming gatherings are scheduled for Tuesdays, June 12, and June 26 at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Angela Dressel, 808-332-7371.

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 I Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34.

 

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COMING UP….

 

LECTIO DIVINA Join us again on Wednesday, June 13, at the Smith Memorial Parsonage for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. We will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for Lectio Divina at the 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.

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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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JOIN US THIS WEEK AFTER CHURCH FOR…

ALAN AKANA GALLERY OPEN HOUSE

Join us on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 1 p.m to 5 p.m. for an open house at Alan Akana Gallery. Kahu Alan Akana will give a talk at 2 p.m. about what it is like to live on Kilauea Volcano, the inherent benefits and risks and Hawaiian culture that has thrived there for nearly 2,000 years. We will also have live music, hula, and catered food. See Kahu Akana’s newest painting—a flower from Koke`e so rare that the Hawaiian people have never named it! All art and books will be 20% off at this event.

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KAUA`I FLOOD RELIEF  Koloa Union Church continues to reach out to our neighbors who were affected by the recent flooding on the island, especially our neighbors in Koloa. So far, we have collected over $3,000 and many items that are already being used by flood victims. We have delivered many carloads of items and gift cards to the Hardware Store in Koloa to most families in the community whose homes were damaged by the flood. Unless needs change, additional money will be used for kitchen appliance purchases and more gift cards. Those who wish to make monetary donations can write checks to “Koloa Union Church” and write “Flood Relief” in the note section. Thanks to everyone who has given so generously so far!!!

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER  In order to save trees and money on increased postage costs, we are offering our monthly newsletter online for those of you who wish to read it on your computer or print it off yourself. Just contact Penny if you would like to no longer receive a paper version of the newsletter; and she will send you a notification each month as soon as the newsletter is uploaded. You can visit our website anytime for the most current and past newsletters.

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 and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 upcoming gatherings are scheduled for Tuesdays, June 12, and June 26 at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Angela Dressel, 808-332-7371.

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COMING UP………..

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION!  Be sure to mark your calendars now for Sunday, June 10—the day we will celebrate our successful capital campaign! We will give thanks for all of the beautiful improvements on our grounds and in our sanctuary, as well as all of the other accomplishments over the past three years! We certainly have a lot to celebrate! We will also announce the plans and timelines for the remaining projects. Join us in church and then for a catered luncheon afterwards…and invite your friends!

LECTIO DIVINA  Join us again on Wednesday, June 13, at the Smith Memorial Parsonage for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. We will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for Lectio Divina at the 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.

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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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3289 Po‘ipu Road
Koloa, HI

Phone: 808-742-6622

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