Church News: Dec 14th, 2022
FACE MASKS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED OUTDOORS.
Face masks are now optional any time you are outdoors at church. This
includes the patio area where you may choose to sit during a worship service.
THEY ARE STILL REQUIRED INDOORS MOST OF THE TIME.
You are asked to wear a face mask before entering the sanctuary and Moore Hall for worship services. Kahu or a Deacon will let you know when you may remove your face mask.
Students, teachers and volunteers are asked to wear face masks in the Sunday school room until instructed otherwise.
If you are visiting staff or volunteers indoors, please check before entering if they would like for you to wear a face mask.
You do not need to wear a face mask indoors when gathering with a small group who are all part of your family or social bubble.
PLEASE BRING A FACE MASK WITH YOU.
It is best to have a face mask handy in case you need one even if you don’t plan to use it. We will do our best to always have a supply on hand in case you forget yours.
PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO STAY HEALTHY.
The best way to keep from spreading coronavirus and other contagious diseases is to stay healthy yourself, so let’s keep washing our hands, using hand sanitizer, and wearing a face mask in the presence of strangers and those who might be sick.
PLEASE CONSIDER THE COMFORT LEVEL OF OTHERS.
Please be sensitive to the concerns, beliefs and practice of others. Rather than assuming another person has the same comfort level as you, it is better to ask such questions as:
- Would you prefer that I wear a face mask?
- May I shake your hand?
- Can I give you a hug?
Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe and healthy over the holidays!
Centennial Events & Fundraiser
100 Years of Aloha 1923-2023 Centennial Events & Fundraiser
The Centennial Committee has been meeting for nearly 3 years in order to plan the very best celebration in 2023!
The two big events are:
- Saturday, July 29: Koloa Plantation Days Parade
- Sunday, July 30: Centennial Celebration and Luncheon
Be sure to save these dates on your calendar! There will be lots of music, food, gifts, and a beautiful memory book of the past century. We also plan to remodel our church kitchen during the year as part of our celebration.
In order to help pay for the costs, the Centennial Committee will be selling two items on Sunday mornings until they are sold out:
- Christmas Tree Ornaments: These are round, shiny, durable, solid metal ornaments with our centennial logo printed on both sides. Each ornament comes with a bright red ribbon to make it easy to hang on your tree for years to come!
- Centennial T-shirts: These are 100% cotton white t-shirts with our centennial logo printed on the chest. You can show off our centennial all year, wear the shirt in the parade or when representing Koloa Union Church at an island-wide gathering of the Kauai Association of the United Church of Christ!
The cost for an ornament or t-shirt is $20 apiece.
Just think of all the people for whom you might want to get one more Christmas gift! Additional gifts to help cover the costs of the centennial, including the kitchen remodel, may be directed to the “Centennial Fund.” (Drawings of the kitchen will be available in early 2023.)
United Church of Christ Christmas Fund
To Be Collected on December 18, 24 & 25
Thank You for Supporting The Christmas Fund!
This special offering, administered by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards, provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas “thank you” checks. Each year, UCC congregations throughout the country collect this offering to assist faithful servants of God who are facing financial difficulties. We not only share hope, peace, joy and love with them; but they, in turn, pass these things along to others in their communities and in the world.
We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on December 18, 24 and 25. Offering envelopes will be provided.
Please write checks to “Koloa Union Church” and write “Christmas Fund” on the note section of your check. If you would like to make a donation online, please write “Christmas Fund” in the note section.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 18th, 10:30 a.m.
Join Us for Worship When We Light The “Candle of Love” As We Prepare Our Hearts for Christmas
Christmas Eve Service
December 24th, 7:30 p.m. Music & Readings
Join Us for a very special Christmas Eve service with lots of special music and the reading of the Christmas story.
Pandemic Guidelines for Christmas Eve:
- Please wear face masks indoors during the entire service.
- Face masks will be optional anywhere outdoors, including on the patio.
- We will not observe social distancing requirements: attendees may sit in any of the seats.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Because this is our first in person Christmas Eve service since 2019, we anticipate a decent crowd. Those wishing to sit together should come early.
Christmas Day Service
Christmas Day Service
Sunday, December 25 10:30 a.m.
Join Us for a very special Christmas Day service with lots of special music, reflections on the Christmas story, and Holy Communion. Our regular Sunday morning guidelines will be in effect on Christmas Morning.
- Please wear face masks until the service begins.
- Please sit 6 feet from others.
- Masks are no longer required outdoors.
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Weekly Readings from the Bible
Readings for December 11: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 145:5-10; Luke 1:46-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11.
Readings for December 18: Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:8-25.
Readings for Christmas Eve: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20.
Readings for December 25: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrew 1:1-12; John 1:1-14.
Readings for New Year’s Eve: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-7; Matthew 25:31-46.
Readings for January 1: Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrew 2:10-18; Matthew 3:12-17.
Readings for Epiphany: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12.
Readings for January 8: Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17.
Prayers and Squares
Youth Christmas Party
Everyone had a wonderful time at the parsonage! Lots of laughs, games, music and gift exchange!
Delicious food, thanks to Aunty Chel!!