Weekly News of the Church

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“THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION”

By Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy

Koloa Union Church

Friday, January 25, 2019

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy is the author of various publications that explore migration stories in sacred texts and in people’s lives. An offering to strengthen the ministry of Pacific School of Religion will be taken, and a dessert reception in Moore Hall will follow the lecture, where people can visit further with Dr. Vasquez-Levy.

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ALL-CHURCH BREAKFAST  According to our practice since last spring, everyone is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu at 7:30 a.m. The next All-Church Breakfast will be January 22.

CHURCH VITALITY WORKSHOP  The Kauai Association UCC is hosting a workshop on “Church Vitality” at Lihu`e Christian Church on Tuesday, January 22, from 5-7 p.m. The Hawaii Conference UCC Associate Conference Minister and author, Rev. Tracy Barnowe, will be presenting during this workshop. If anyone is interested in how to make our church more vital and would like to attend with Kahu Akana, please contact him.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  Kahu Alan Akana and Koloa Union Church are both mentioned in the 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 Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 ; John 2:1-11.

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COMING UP. . . .

ANNUAL CONGREGATION MEETING  Join us on Sunday, January 27, after our worship service as we reflect on the past year and look ahead to the coming year. We need all members to attend in order to have a quorum to vote on the budget and our new leaders. There will also be a presentation by the Open & Affirming Core Team.

MEN’S BREAKFAST  Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. The men meet each Tuesday (except the 4th Tuesday when they are welcome to join the All-Church Breakfast) at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu for this time to catch up with returning snowbird friends and church members. The next Men’s Breakfast will be January 29.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH  We will be serving lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army on Wednesday, January 30. 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.

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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!