A United Church of Christ Serving Kauai Since 1835
Come Worship with Us
E Komo Mai! (Welcome!) to Koloa Union Church
We are followers of Jesus with a distinctly Hawaiian identity. Some of us are descendants of the native people of these islands and we celebrate with the language and customs of our ancestors. As an inclusive community of faith, reflecting the diversity of the people of Hawai‘i, we respect all cultures and backgrounds.
Our mission is to embrace, enhance and nurture God’s diverse and unique faith community, all to the glory of God.
Whoever you are and wherever you have been on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
3289 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
We are located in the heart of Koloa on Poipu Road between Old Koloa Town and Koloa School and Library. As you are driving along Poipu Road, you’ll see our church set back from the road between the large monkey pod trees. It is a lava rock church with a large white cross in the window. Parking is available in the front and south side of the church.
P.O. Box 536, Koloa, HI 96756
Directions from Old Koloa Town:
Turn onto Poipu Road by the Chevron Gas Station. As you drive on Poipu Road, look to your right in about a block and a half.
Directions from Kukuiula (The roundabout where Poipu Road runs into the Shops at Kukuiula):
Exit the roundabout onto Poipu Road towards Old Koloa Town. As you drive on Poipu Road, look to your left just past Koloa School and Library (& Snorkel Bob’s).
FALL `AHA MOKUPUNI
Sunday, November 12, 3-7 p.m.
At Koloa Union Church
Koloa Union Church will host the annual fall gathering of the Kaua`i Association of the United Church of Christ. This year’s theme is “Changing Lives, Transforming the World—Together.” Young people will meet in Moore Hall and adults in the sanctuary at 3 o’clock, followed by an intergenerational worship service in the sanctuary, followed by dinner. (Note: the Kaua`i Council of the Hawaiian Council of Congregational Churches will be meeting in the sanctuary at 2 p.m.)
NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Special Mission Offering
The Neighbors in Need is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ churches that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Grants are awarded to churches or organizations doing justice work in their communities for the Council for American Indian Ministry and for the Justice & Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts and direct service projects. Please write checks to “Koloa Union Church” with “NIN” in the note section. We will accept donations through the month of November. Please give with a generous spirit as we make the world a better place together!
Wishing Kahu Akana a Happy Birthday
By Making a Gift in His Honor!
In honor of Kahu Akana’s birthday on November 3, you are invited to give a gift in his name to the general fund of Pacific School of Religion where he serves on the Board of Trustees. Kahu is also the Chair of PSR’s Advancement Committee, which oversees the fundraising success of the school. Kahu says, “I am passionate about supporting Pacific School of Religion because it provides a theological grounding with a strong emphasis on social justice for people like me who want to serve the Church and make the world a better place.”
Please consider a gift of any size during the month of November by writing a check to Koloa Union Church with “PSR-Akana” in the note section. You may also give online at the PSR website; be sure to click under “Tribute Gift” the box “This gift is in honor, memory or support of someone,” and write “Rev. Dr. Alan Akana” in the box.
THE BRIDGE: KAUAI TO COLLEGE
CHILDREN/YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
The children and teenagers practice during Sunday school for the Christmas Program, which they will perform in church on Sunday, December 17. Please RSVP to Tiffany Marrotte if your children are planning to participate and which practices they will attend. If your child(ren) would like to play the ukulele for the songs, ukulele practice will start on Sunday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m.
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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.
“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!