A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

LEADERSHIP RETREAT On Saturday, August 22nd, 18 of our church leaders gathered in Koke’e to focus on our new 3-year vision that the congregation adopted in January. I am pleased that we had great participation! The group spent the entire day brainstorming,...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

  On Sunday, I shared with the congregation about one of my favorite movies, “The English Patient.” It is a fictionalized story of the Hungarian explorer Laszlo de Almasy (who spoke English, and therefore was mistaken as English in the movie). I...

A Birthday Celebration

CELEBRATING TOYO NISHIDA On Sunday we celebrated Toyo Nishida’s 99th birthday!  Toyo has held nearly every position in our church and for years was our own “menehune”— discreetly tending to chores (big and little)  needing attention.  He also...

A Message from Kahu Alan Akana

On Sunday, I shared some of my experiences walking on labyrinths, including the one at Maha’ulepu in the photo above. I walked on this particular labyrinth last week. It is in a stunning location: surrounded by beautiful mountains and the Pacific Ocean. A...