A Message from Kahu Akana

FOLLOWING JESUS: A NEW KIND OF EMPIRE On Sunday, I asked the congregation to imagine what it would be like growing up in utter poverty in Antioch, the capital city of  Syria—a Roman province—in the first century. You eat one small meal a day if you are lucky and when...

Weekly News of the Church

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Sunday, January 29, after Aloha Hour. All members are urged to attend so we have a quorum to vote on issues, approve the 2017 budget, Council members and Deacons. Friends of the church are also invited to attend. MEN’S BREAKFAST The men...

A Message from Kahu Akana

AVERAGE PEOPLE CHANGING THE WORLD Since we were celebrating Martin Luther King Day on Monday, I decided to share the story of Rosa Parks during my sermon on Sunday. Most of us know that Rosa Parks is the Black woman who refused to stand up on a city bus in Montgomery,...

News of the Church

NEW FILM ON OUR SANCTUARY WINDOWS  New film was installed on some of our windows last week in order to decrease glare and fading caused by the sun. This project was paid for by generous donations to the capital campaign. We have also installed a new “bird of paradise”...

A Message from Kahu Akana

THE BAPTISM OF JESUS On Sunday, I shared with the congregation about John the Baptist in the Gospel of Matthew, and John’s baptism of Jesus. I began by reminding everyone how Matthew, from the very beginning of his Gospel (and all the way through), focused on...