Weekly News of the Church

RECORD-BREAKING WEEK                                                                                                                                                      Koloa Union Church has been blessed with a record breaking week.
February 24: We enjoyed Church on the Beach at beautiful Poipu Beach.  We had 92 attending Sunday service and enjoying a potluck lunch!  We also celebrated Kahu Alan’s 5 year anniversary with Koloa Union Church.
February 26: All-church breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu had 23 meeting for breakfast and visiting with friends.
March 3: Kahu’s last Sunday before leaving on sabbatical had the sanctuary overflowing with 115 in attendance.
We are blessed!

OPEN AND AFFIRMING                                                                                                                                                        Koloa Union Church proudly announces that members have unanimously voted to become and Open and Affirming Congregation.

MEN’S BREAKFAST                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday, 7:30 a.m., Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu. Join the men of the church and their friends as they continue this winter tradition. Everyone (men & women) is invited to breakfast on the 4th Tuesday on each month.

PANCAKE SUPPER/SHROVE TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS/ FAT TUESDAY

Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 p.m. Join us on this eve before Ash Wednesday for a fun pancake supper. This tradition can be traced back to at least 1000 AD and is a time to feast due to the need to get rid of restricted foods/ingredients during the Lenten fasting such as eggs, milk, butter, flour.

ASH WEDNESDAY                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. We mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday. It is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism at Easter. We will have a service of the ashes.

YOUTH OUTING                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, March 10, after church. The youth will be going to Kilauea Miniature Golf. Let Tiffany know if you would like to attend.

SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT                                                                                                                                             We have members, friends, and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing and speaking, as well as other symptoms. Heavy perfumes and colognes are particularly troublesome. We are requesting that our church be, as much as possible, a “scent-free” environment during worship services, social activities and meetings. We realize that there is no way to keep all scents away, and we plan to continue having fresh flower arrangements each week and lei for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes, colognes and lotions.

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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 Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-16; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13.

PARKING NOTE                                                                                                                                                                Thanks to all who are able who have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling and parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking.

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COMING UP. . . .
WELCOME REV. SARAH JONES
Sunday, March 17 will be Rev. Sarah Jones’ first Sunday with us. She will be our guest preacher until June 2 while Kahu is on sabbatical.
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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!