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Sunday, December 6, 2015: Join us on the Second Sunday of Advent. We will celebrate Holy Communion and the children of Koloa Keiki Coop will provide special music!

Farewell Party: Members and friends of the Kaua’i Association of the United Church of Christ are invited to a farewell party for the Rev. Dr. Donald Schmidt, who has resigned as Associate Conference Minister and will be returning to Canada. His last day in the office will be January 1. You are invited to come and bid him farewell before he leaves. Here are the details of the party:

  • Sunday, December 13, at 5 p.m.
  • Lihue Christian Church Fellowship Hall (2943 Kress Street)
  • Potluck Dinner: Bring a Favorite Main or Side Dish to Share
  • Drinks, rice, paper goods, utensils provided by LCC
  • Dessert provided by the Association
  • RSVP to Penny at

Sign Up to Attend Our Annual Christmas Party: You are invited to our annual church Christmas party at the parsonage on Friday, December 18, beginning at 6 p.m. Sign up with Penny by December 13 to bring something for the potluck. The parsonage is located at 3281 Waikomo Road, just around the corner from the church.

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November 29 is the first Sunday of Advent and our theme will be “HOPE.” You are invited to join us in worship as we light the first Advent candle and enjoy the decorations and music of this special season. Come and prepare your hearts for Christmas. And be sure to stay for lunch!


Mark your calendars now for a special Christmas week!

  • December 20, 10:30 a.m. Christmas Sunday Service: “A Celebration of God’s Love”
  • December 24 at 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service of Candles & Carols
  • December 25 at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day Holy Communion Service

Kahu’s Reception at the Historic Moana Hotel

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PRESENTING AT THE MOANA: November 25-27, 2015

Kahu Alan Akana will be the Author and Artist in Residence at the historic Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki during Thanksgiving week. Please share with your friends and relatives living on O’ahu and those who will be visiting!

November 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Book & Art Presentation (Lobby)

Alan will share with guests about his book The Volcano Is Our Home: Nine Generations of a Hawaiian Family on Kilauea Volcano, and his exquisite paintings of Hawaiian tropical florals.

Enjoy complimentary wines and delicious pupus prepared by the culinary talent of the Moana.

Important Note: Alan has been allowed to invite personal guests to this reception, but they must make reservations directly with him before the 25th! To reserve, please send your name to be added to the guest list to

November 27, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet (Lobby)

The Meet & Greet is open to the public and will happen at the beginning of “Mele at the Moana,” a monthly concert from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in the Banyan Courtyard, with featured performer taking the stage from 7:00pm-9:00pm: Makana!

For more information about Mele at the Moana or for reserved seating, please contact Mason Waugh as early as possible at or call 808.923.2811. Seats for this free event are expected to fill quickly!

Signed books, numbered prints and greeting cards of Kahu’s watercolors will be available for sale after the presentation and during the meet and greet.

Click Alan Akana Poster to see the poster that will be in the lobby of the Moana Surfrider. (It may take a few moments to download.) Click Featured Moana Events to read about all of the events at the Moana online. The Moana is located at 2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815.

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Hawaiian Thanksgiving


Let us give thanks! Be sure to join us in church this Sunday, November 22, at 10:30 for a time to give thanks for our many blessings! Right after church, you are invited to join us for a traditional Thanksgiving feast during Aloha Hour. Bring your family and friends! And then join us later in the afternoon….

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Want to get something special for your friends and family this Christmas? Then join us this Sunday, November 22, 3-6 p.m.  You are invited to join Kahu Alan Akana at the parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) for an art and book reception. Everything will be on sale, including most art at 50% off. Half of all net proceeds will go to the capital campaign/building fund. Enjoy light refreshments and do some holiday shopping! And please bring anyone you know who might be interested in Kahu’s book or art!

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Kōloa Union Church

Art and Book Reception

Featuring the Writing & Art Of

Kahu Alan Akana

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 3-6 p.m.

At the Smith Memorial Parsonage

3281 Waikomo Road, Kōloa

Everything will be on sale

(most art at 50% off).

This is a benefit for the Kōloa Union Church

Capital Campaign / Building Fund.

Enjoy light refreshments.

Great gifts for holiday shopping!

Please invite your family & friends and share the flyer by clicking:

Art Sale Sign – Full Sheet.

Art Info:

Book Info: