June 9, 2019
Celebration of Our “Open & Affirming” Status
In the United Church of Christ
Welcome Kahu Akana Back from His Sabbatical
(It is also the 29th anniversary of his ordination!)
Enjoy a Special Celebration Luncheon for Aloha Hour!
(To be taken right after our worship service)
Let’s Reflect the Colors of a Rainbow!
You are invited to join in the Spirit of the celebration
by wearing a color of the rainbow:
`AHA PAE`AINA The 197th annual state-wide gathering of the Hawai`i Conference United Church of Christ will meet June 7-8 at the Kaumakapili Church in Honolulu. Koloa Union church will be represented by Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, Bridget Hammerquist, and Shellee Riggio.
STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH SPECIAL MISSION OFFERING We collect this year’s Strengthen the Church offering on Sunday, June 9. This special mission offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of the United Church of Christ throughout the country. Your support will help the UCC fulfill its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities. Thank you for your generosity!
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 leis 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
Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-26; Romans 8:14-17; John 14: 8-17.
FATHER’S DAY LUNCHEON Sunday, June 16 after Sunday service. Join us as the church ladies prepare a lunch worthy of the men of Koloa Union Church.
FATHER’S DAY RECEPTION AT THE GALLERY You are invited to Alan Akana Gallery on June 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. as Kahu will share with the church and community about his sabbatical in Europe during the past 3 months. There will be a talk and slideshow at 3 p.m. and Kahu’s latest book “Beauty, Art & Spirituality” available for purchase. Click HERE for details.
ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST Tuesday, June 25, at 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast. Location TBA.
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