Weekly News of the Church

Thanksgiving Sunday
Worship Service

Sunday, November 24, 10:30 a.m.

During our worship service on Thanksgiving Sunday, Kahu Akana will bring a message on “Expansive Gratitude.” There are various kinds of gratitude and different ways of being thankful. Expansive gratitude opens our hearts to others and all that is good in the world; it connects us to others, to God, and all that God has created. Let us worship God with expansive gratitude! And be sure to invite family members and friends!

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Thanksgiving Luncheon
Sunday, November 24

Aloha Hour after Church

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon during Aloha Hour after the worship service. It is a potluck, so bring something if you are able. Guests and visitors are welcome to just come and enjoy our good food and conversation. Please check in with Penny at the church office if you haven’t already signed up to bring something to share as part of the feast. And be sure to invite family members and friends!

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Alan Akana Gallery
Holiday Sale
Sunday, November 24

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Alan Akana Gallery features the watercolors of Hawaii`s flowers painted by our Kahu! The gallery will host a special holiday sale on Sunday afternoon where visitors can see Kahu’s work and have the opportunity to purchase art, books, greeting cards and other products created by Kahu, including the brand new 2020 Calendar! Everything will be on sale just on time for holiday shopping, and the Smith Memorial Parsonage—home to both Kahu and the gallery—will be “decked out” for the holidays! Come and enjoy the art and some holiday treats! The profits from sales support the care and maintenance of our treasured historic parsonage. Click HERE to see the invitation. And be sure to invite family members and friends!

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Additional Announcements

CHOIR REHEARSAL  Rehearsals are every Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at the church. Bring your voices and your friends. Guests and new choir members are always welcome! You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

COCONUT WIRELESS  Be sure to click on “Kauai Association” on the first article to see photos of Kahu Akana and KUC members and friends! Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).

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 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 1:68-79; Luke 23:33-43.

COMING UP . . . .

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 a.m. Join church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Koloa Landing complex. Let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to attend.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  November 28 for Thanksgiving Day.

PRAYERS & SQUARES  On December 3, from 1-3 p.m., Prayers & Squares will meet in Kahu’s office at the church. All are welcome to join us in this special ministry of making quilts and presenting them to people in crisis or who may need some extra comfort or reminders of God’s love. Each knot is tied along with a prayer for the person receiving the quilt.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY  Our annual Christmas party will be Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, located at 3281 Waikomo Road. Bring a favorite holiday dish for the potluck dinner and your singing voices for carols.

CHURCH WORK DAY  Saturday, December 7, 8 – noon. It is time to spruce up the church buildings and grounds in preparation for the holidays and all our visitors. Bring your gloves, rags, buckets. Lunch will be served.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!