Weekly News of the Church

KAUAI FLOOD RELIEF Koloa Union Church continues to reach out to our neighbors who were affected by the recent flooding on the island, especially our neighbors in Koloa. So far, we have collected over $2,000 and many items that are already being used by flood victims. We have delivered many carloads of items and gift cards to the Hardware Store in Koloa to most families in the community whose homes were damaged by the flood. Unless needs change, additional money will be used for kitchen appliance purchases and more gift cards. An updated list of “most needed” items will be provided next week after Kahu returns and checks in on our neighbors. Those who wish to make monetary donations can write checks to “Koloa Union Church” and write “Flood Relief” in the note section. Thanks to everyone who has given so generously so far!!!

KAUCC AHA MELE The annual songfest of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ is this coming Friday, May 18, at Waimea United Church of Christ, beginning at 5 p.m. Our church choir will sing and everyone will have the opportunity to participate! Dinner will be provided by Waimea UCC. An offering will be connected to benefit the Kauai Council of Hawaiian Congregational Churches. Check with Penny if you have not yet signed up for dinner to see if there is still room.

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PRAYERS & SQUARES Contact Angela Dressel if you would like to get involved in praying for people in crisis or helping to make quilt squares for those in crisis.

COMING UP………..

CHURCH BREAKFAST Our first monthly church breakfast (for men and women) will be on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu (1941 Poipu Road). Just a fun time to hang out with friends and good food! Please RSVP with Michael Horning or Penny if you would like to attend.

LECTIO DIVINA Join us again on May 23 at the Smith Memorial Parsonage for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. We will meet on Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m. for Lectio Divina at the parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road). In Christianity, Lectio Divina is a traditional practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word.

OFFICE CLOSED Memorial Day, May 28.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH We will serve lunch next on May 30. Please see Judyth Foley if you can help serve lunch at the Hanapepe Salvation Army. We serve this meal on every fifth Wednesday. Volunteers meet at the church at 9:30 a.m.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION! Be sure to mark your calendars now for Sunday, June 10—the day we will celebrate our successful capital campaign! We will give thanks for all of the beautiful improvements on our grounds and in our sanctuary, as well as all of the other accomplishments over the past three years! We certainly have a lot to celebrate! We will also announce the plans and timelines for the remaining projects. Join us in church and then for a catered luncheon afterwards…and invite your friends!

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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!