Weekly News of the Church

Kahu on Sabbatical/Rev. Sarah Jones Filling In

Our Kahu,Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, is on sabbatical from March 4 through June 3 in Europe. Based in southern France, he is traveling, reading, writing and painting while focusing on the theme, “beauty, art and spirituality.” He will be back with us on Pentecost, Sunday, June 9. We are grateful to have the Rev. Sarah Jones filling in most Sunday mornings while Kahu is gone. If you have need for pastoral care, you may contact Sarah at Wilcox Medical Center or at 631-2444. Our Deacons are also available to pray with and assist church members and friends in crisis; please contact the church office or Christine Kube (Chair of our Board of Deacons) at 635-1785.

Mother’s Day Luncheon                                                                                                                                               

Sunday, May 12,  Join us for a luncheon honoring all our mothers after Sunday service.

Kauai Association UCC Spring `Aha Mokupuni “The Light Grows”                                                             

Kapaa UCC, May 17 & 18.  Please join us as we sing, pray and celebrate together.  “Let us glorify God by nurturing the light that grows because it is nurtured with love.”

Sunday School/Church Youth Bake Sale and Pool Party/May 26   

The church youth will have a bake sale (asking for donations of baked goods) followed by a pool party. They will earn money for future activities/events and hope to replenish their Youth Account Funds. Please see Tiffany 651-1397.

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.

Parking Notes

Thanks to all who are able and have been making par king 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.

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 Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30.

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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!