Weekly News of the Church

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 of each month 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.

BIBLE STUDY: “ISSUES OF GENDER & SEXUALITY”  Kahu Alan Akana will offer two identical Bible studies for people who would like to read passages in the Bible and learn about how they are interpreted; we will read biblical texts that encourage welcoming and accepting people who are different, as well as texts that are often used to condemn people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and those who question sexual and gender norms. There will be a time for questions and conversation. You are welcome to attend on:

  • Sunday, February 3, after Aloha Hour in Kahu’s office
  • Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road).

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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; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30.

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COMING UP. . . .

LADIES’ ENSEMBLE  The ladies are asked to meet at the church on Saturday, February 9, at noon for practice. You will be featured on Sunday, February 10, during Ka Mele Makana.

MOVIE NIGHT  Friday, February 15, 6 p.m. Movie TBA. We will enjoy hot dogs and popcorn. Bring your lawn chairs, warm jackets and sleeping bags for a fun time.

HENRY OPUKAHAIA SUNDAY  Sunday, February 17. Each year we collect a special offering in honor and in memory of “Henry O”, the first Native Hawaiians known to become a Christian. Henry Opukahaia is credited with motivating the early New England Protestant missionaries to moving to Hawaii. The money collected supports the training of current and future clergy for Christian ministry by providing financial aid for seminary students.

OFFICE CLOSED  Monday, February 18, for Presidents’ Day.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  Sunday, March 3, after the worship service. We will vote on our Open & Affirming Covenant.

KALAUPAPA SPRING SERVICE RETREAT  April 24-28 on Molokai. Our friend, the Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen, will lead this retreat to Kalaupapa. The cost is $700 and a $200 deposit it due by February 28. For more information, contact Phyllis at 647-4346.

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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!