Tuesday, May 23rd 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Kauai Poke Co. at Poipu Bay 2250 Ainako Street in Poipu (At the Poipu Bay Golf Course Club House)
Directions: Drive pass the Grand Hyatt Resort. Make the next right on Ainako Street. Turn left into the only driveway. You’ve gone too far if you arrive at Shipwreck Beach. Park in the back if the front parking lot is full.
Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for delicious food and a fun time getting to know others from Koloa Union Church! Location each month to be determined.
Please RSVP by signing up on the church bulletin board or contacting the church office.
Native Garden Tour And Slideshow
Native Garden Tour And Slideshow
Thursday, May 25
Kahu Akana will be leading a private tour of the native garden section at McBryde Garden, where he will point out many flowers of Hawai`i nei, followed by a slideshow of the beautiful indigenous flowers of the islands.
10 a.m. to Noon The free Thursday Market (food, drinks, crafts, etc) at the South Shore Visitor Center of National Tropical Botanical Garden. Grab lunch, some snacks, drinks, and do some shopping for crafts, art, books, and more!
Noon to 12:30 p.m. Make your way to the benches right outside the visitor center on the north patio. The shuttle departs right at 12:30! After 15-20 minutes on the shuttle, you will arrive at McBryde Garden.
12:30-3:30 p.m. After an introduction the the gardens while seated on the shuttle, Kahu will point out the many flowering bushes and trees. Half of the tour will be through the unpaved section of the native garden and the other half on a paved trail; you may choose to participate in either or both. After the tour, participants are welcome to wander through the rest of McBryde Garden or visit on the patio where there is plenty of seating.
3:30 to 5 p.m. Kahu will host a reception at the Smith Memorial Parsonage where you can see a slideshow of photographs of native flowers and his watercolors of them. Enjoy some snacks and iced tea as you visit with Kahu about his trips throughout the islands and his art.
Shoe Requirement: Closed toe shoes or secure hiking sandals w/strap over ankles & toes. No flip-flops! Bring: a brown bag lunch or money to purchase food; mosquito repellent; water bottle. (There are water bottle filling stations at the Visitor Center and in McBryde Garden.)
FOR RESERVATIONS: Call NTBG at (808) 742-2623 for a reservation ASAP and be sure to mention that you are with Koloa Union Church. Space is limited!
Youth Game Night
Youth Game Night for Middle & High School Youth
Sunday, May 28th 2023
4:45 – 7:00 pm at the Parsonage 3281 Waikomo Road
RSVP to Tiffany by Wednesday May 24th at (808)-651-1397
Kauai Pride Parade and Festival
On Rice Street in Lihue Saturday, June 3, 2023
Parade: 9-10 a.m. Beginning at the Vidinha Stadium Parking Lot and Ending at the Historic County Building
Festival: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Historic County Building Lawn
Koloa Union Church will once again participate in the Kauai Pride Parade and then have a resource table set up afterwards during the festival. Members and friends of the church are invited to walk in the parade as we let the community know that our church welcomes everyone!
“100 Years of Aloha”
Our Centennial Theme: Our theme will be “100 Years of Aloha” as we celebrate our Centennial with the entire Kauai community!
What To Wear / What To Bring
Wear your Centennial t-shirt, or brightly colored clothing, rainbow clothing & accessories! Consider bringing sunscreen, water bottles, umbrellas!
Please Sign Up:
See the signup sheet at church for the following
Float Decoration (8-9 a.m.)
Participation in the Parade (8-10 a.m.)
Resource Table Setup (9-10 a.m.)
Volunteer for shift #1 at the table (10 a.m.-Noon)
Volunteer for shift #2 at the table (Noon-2 p.m.)
Resource Table Cleanup (2 p.m.)
Squares & Prayers
Tuesday, June 6th 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Prayers and Squares is a ministry promoting prayer by creating beautiful hand-tied quilts and offering them to people in crisis or those whom we wish to offer a special aloha. A prayer is said with each knot that is tied in the quilt. When recipients put the quilts it over themselves, they are covering themselves with our prayers. Our motto: “It’s not about the quilt; it’s all about the prayers.”
To request a quilt for church members or friends in crisis, call Debbie Gunning at 808-652-7899.
Prayers & Squares is expanding its ministry and could use your help! We are creating Prayer Quilts to be distributed at Wilcox Hospital. We have packets available to take home and sew squares together. If you can help or have questions, call Sheila Harman at 717-514-9020.
No experience in quilting or sewing is necessary. There are jobs for everyone to help in the making of the quilts…and everyone is invited to pray! Mahalo nui loa!
100 Years of Aloha
NEWS FROM THE CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE
- PURCHASE A CENTENNIAL T-SHIRT. Of course, adult sizes are still available at church. $20 for the first t-shirt; $15 for additional shirts.
- YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR YOUR T-SHIRTS IN 2 PARADES! We will be wearing Centennial t-shirts in the Kauai Pride Parade on June 3 and in the Koloa Plantation Days Parade on July 29. Don’t forget to sign up to participate in either parade!
- CENTENNIAL ORNAMENTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. We still have a limited number of ornaments available. However, we don’t plan to order more—so don’t miss out on your opportunity to purchase an ornaments for $20 while they last.
- DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! Additional gifts to help cover the costs of the centennial may be directed to the “Centennial Fund”—on the note section of your check or the “Comment” section when giving online.
May 10th, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Join Kahu and Karen Johnson at the Smith Memorial Parsonage for a time to hear and respond to the Scriptures in a quiet, reflective and meaningful way. Lectio Divina is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s word.
Please RSVP by May 7th if you plan to attend
Watch Our Most Recent Worship Service
Watch Our Most Recent Worship Service
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Mahalo Nui Loa Worship Participants
Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one reading each Sunday.
Readings for May 21: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-35; 1 Peter 4:12-5:11; John 17:1-11
Readings for May 28: Acts 2:1-21; Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:24-36; 1 Corinthians 12:3-13; John 20:19-23; John 7:37-39
Readings for June 4: Genesis 1:1-2:5; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20
Readings for June 11: Genesis 12:1-9; Psalm 33:1-12; Hosea 5:15-6:6; Psalm 50:7-15; Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 9:9-26
Readings for June 18: Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7); Psalm 116:1-19; Exodus 19:2-9; Psalm 100; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8