Church News: August 9th, 2023

Church Closed Labor Day

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Centennial Celebration

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The Waineke Cabins Reopen

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The Kauai Association Of The United Church of Christ invites You to The Reopening & Blessing Of The Waineke Cabins in Kokee! The two cabins are available for rent by individuals, churches and groups! Please check with Michael Horning about carpooling to Waineke from the church.

Maundy Thursday

Youth Group News

We have a vibrant and active youth group for middle and high school students, which meets twice a month and usually includes a time of learning, prayer, checking in with one another, fellowship, lots of fun and a delicious meal!

Youth Birthday Party
Sunday, August 13

Come and celebrate your birthday! Our next gathering will be an all-youth birthday party at the home of youth participants Evan and Nolan Strong (3084 Poipu Road, just down the road from the church) on Sunday, August 13, 4:45 –7 p.m. Bring a wrapped birthday gift for our gift exchange ($10 maximum). Dinner provided! Please RSVP with Tiffany by August 9.

Youth in Worship
Sunday, August 27

Our youth will be participating in the worship service on August 27. Tiffany will be in touch with youth regarding participation.

Youth Beach Picnic
Sunday, August 27

The youth will be heading to the Poipu Beach after the worship service. Bring your swimsuit, towel and beach gear to church with you. We will head to the beach right after the worship service. A meal will be provided! RSVP with Tiffany by August 23.

Confirmation Retreat
Sunday, September 1-4

Every few years our church offers confirmation classes for middle and high schoolers to learn about Christian faith and teaching, church history, sacraments and membership at Koloa Union Church. Youth who participate in the retreat may then choose to join as full members of the church. This year’s classes will be held in a retreat format at the Waineke cabins in Koke`e. Please RSVP with Tiffany by August 20.

Youth Gathering
Sunday, September 10

Question & Answer Time! After the meal and fun and games, youth will have a chance to ask Kahu any questions they have about God, Jesus, the Church, the Bible, or anything else on their mind. The youth will meet at the parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) on Sunday, September 10, 4:45 –7 p.m. Dinner provided. Please RSVP with Tiffany by September 6.

Contact Tiffany Marrotte, our youth director if you have any questions: 808-651-1397 /

Salvation Army Lunch

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Prayers & Squares

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Lectio Divina

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Lectio Divina

Wednesday, September 13
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Smith Memorial Parsonage

Lectio Divina is a time to silently reflect together on a repeated reading from the Bible and then share with one another about the experience (if so desired). RSVP by Sunday, September 10!

Lectionary Readings

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 August 13: Genesis 37:1-38; Psalm 105:1-46; 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33

Readings for August 20: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Isaiah 56:1-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-32; Matthew 15:10-28

Readings for August 27: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

Readings for September 3: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-46; Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28

Readings for September 10: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Ezekial 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20

Readings for September 17: Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm 114; Exodus 15:1-21; Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm 103:1-13; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35

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A Message From Kahu: August 9th, 2023

Koloa Union Church Vision Update

A Message From Our Kahu

“A Successful Centennial Weekend!”

Our participation in Koloa Plantation Days and our Centennial celebration at the church last week was one of the highlights of all my years in ministry. Our parade entry was by far the best we have ever had! Our celebration on Sunday, consisting of a proclamation by the mayor, stories, photos, a slideshow, decorations, and delicious food, was fantastic! To be connected to the past 100 years of our church is truly an honor! I continue to be inspired by the rich history and the ongoing ministry of this congregation.

I am especially grateful to our Centennial Committee. Jeanie Odo (Chair), Penny Osuga, Penny Jessup, and JoAnne Machin (our honorary member), have served with me on this committee for over two and half years, and all of their work certainly paid off during our celebration! Michael Horning did an amazing job designing and building our float. Jeanette Bonilla’s brother Dennis was so generous to drive our former pastors, Nani Hill and John Lunn, in his beautiful 1930 Ford Model-A sedan in the parade. Finally, I am thankful for the many members, past and present, who helped to make the weekend so special and who continue to make our church such a special congregation!

Mahalo nui loa for continuing to make Koloa Union Church the loving, supportive community of faith that makes such a difference on the island and throughout the world!


Aloha Nui Loa!