Weekly News of the Church

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ALAN AKANA GALLERY OPEN HOUSE

Join us on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 1 p.m to 5 p.m. for an open house at Alan Akana Gallery. Kahu Alan Akana will give a talk at 2 p.m. about what it is like to live on Kilauea Volcano, the inherent benefits and risks and Hawaiian culture that has thrived there for nearly 2,000 years. We will also have live music, hula, and catered food. See Kahu Akana’s newest painting—a flower from Koke`e so rare that the Hawaiian people have never named it! All art and books will be 20% off at this event.

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KAUA`I 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 $3,000 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. 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!!!

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER  In order to save trees and money on increased postage costs, we are offering our monthly newsletter online for those of you who wish to read it on your computer or print it off yourself. Just contact Penny if you would like to no longer receive a paper version of the newsletter; and she will send you a notification each month as soon as the newsletter is uploaded. You can visit our website anytime for the most current and past newsletters.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

PRAYERS & SQUARES  All are welcome to participate in this ministry of making quilts and prayer squares for those members of our congregation who are experiencing a life crisis. Our upcoming gatherings are scheduled for Tuesdays, June 12, and June 26 at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Angela Dressel, 808-332-7371.

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COMING UP………..

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!

LECTIO DIVINA  Join us again on Wednesday, June 13, at the Smith Memorial Parsonage for a time to quietly reflect on the Scriptures. We will meet from 7:00 to 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.

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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!