Sunday, November 5, 2017
Join us this Sunday in church
As we consider the ways we can make the world
A more just and compassionate place for everyone.
We will collect the Neighbors in Need Offering,
A special mission offering of the United Church of Christ
Which goes to ministries of compassion and justice
Throughout the United States.
We will celebrate Holy Communion.
And, as a special treat,
We will enjoy beautiful hula
By Kahu’s niece Ana Akana!
Malcolm Miner Memorial Lecture
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
4364 Hardy Street in Lihue
Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m.
This free lecture will be provided by United Church of Christ Minister, the Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder. She is Bishop of Affirming Ministries, as well as Founder and Senior Pastor of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in San Francisco. Bishop Flunder is a pastor, preacher, educator, justice advocate, renowned gospel singer and author. She founded Ark of Refuge, Inc., to provide housing, services, and training for persons affected by HIV/AIDS in the Bay Area, across the USA and in three African nations. She is a nationally recognized leader in human rights and LGBT rights.
Kauai’s own Karen Dickinson will provide soul-filled gospel music!
NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Special Mission Offering
Sunday, November 5
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. Please give with a generous spirit as we make the world a better place together!
Let’s Wish 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.
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.)
CHILDREN/YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
The children and teenagers will begin practicing in November for the Christmas Program, which they will perform in church on Sunday, December 17. Practice will begin on Sunday, November 5. 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!