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January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20: Inauguration Day


KALAUPAPA SUNDAY

January 24, 2021

On Sunday, January 24, Koloa Union Church will join congregations throughout the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ for Kalaupapa Sunday. Each year in January, we remember, commemorate and honor all the patients of Kalaupapa, many of whom came from or had connections to our families and churches. Kalaupapa is the isolated settlement on the north shore of the island of Molokai, where patients with Hansen’s Disease (formerly known as leprosy) were sent by the government to live out the remainder of their days without the support of family and friends. Kahu will share with us some of his thoughts during and after his latest visit there in January of 2019 with his son Palani.

For more background and information about Kalaupapa Sunday, click the button below:

BLESSING BAGS

January and February Outreach Project

The Outreach Committee and Koloa Union keiki will be assembling 40 “Blessing Bags”— care packages for the homeless at Salt Pond. Each bag will have an assortment of personal care items, non-perishable food and miscellaneous extras, such as flashlights, eating utensils, small blankets, and Coleman propane canisters. There is a sign-up list at the church with requested items. The deadline for donations is February 28. You can drop items off in the Share Aloha bin to the right of the church entrance or at the church office. Call Amber at 907-227-9045 if you have other ideas, questions or need a pick up.

Mahalo to everyone for your continued support!


LECTIONARY READINGS

Weekly Readings from the Bible

During challenging times, reading the Bible on a daily basis is a great source of inspiration and hope. I encourage you to read and meditate upon the Scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary and ask yourself how God might be showing up in the Scriptures for you, what God might be saying to you, and what guidance you might find as you share God’s love in creative and meaningful ways.
—Kahu Alan Akana

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 January 17 are 1 Samuel 3:1-20; Psalm 139:1-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51.
Readings for January 24 are Jonah 3:1-10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20.

Weekly News of the Church

Sunday Worship

October 18, 2020
10:30 a.m.

“The Things That Belong to God”
Join Us in Church or Online

Kumu’s Cupboard

Share Aloha in October

The Outreach Committee is collecting donations for Kumu’s Cupboard in October. Kumu’s Cupboard is a nonprofit store where Kauai’s teachers can shop for free. The store is filled with school supplies, office supplies, art and science materials, as well as student incentives. Did you know that our teachers have to use their own money on supplies for their classrooms? With all that is going on right now and school just starting, the shelves at Kumu’s Cupboard are going empty and they are in need of basic supplies to continue their mission. Help our island’s keiki by helping their teachers!

The following items are what the teachers have identified as things in need. If you are able, please consider picking up an item or two while at the store to donate. Sorry but Kumu’s Cupboard is not able to accept used items at this time. There is a printed list available at the Deacon’s station in back of the church.

SCHOOL/OFFICE SUPPLIES: paper of all types, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, staplers, staples, binders, paper clips, binder clips, brads, small white boards and cleaner, folders, composition books, notebooks, binders, new books (Kindergarten/Preschool age) 

ART & SCIENCE MATERIALS: fabric (one yard minimums), puzzles, feathers, yarn, tiles, beads, paints, construction paper, glitter, science equipment, math manipulatives (like flash cards) 

HEALTH SUPPLIES: disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, liquid soap, disinfecting wipes

NOTE: Deadline is October 30. All donated items will be delivered on October 31. You can drop items off at the church during office hours (Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to noon. Please call Penny beforehand). Outside of these hours you can drop items off in the tote bin labeled “Share Aloha,” which is located to the right of the front foyer. You can also arrange a home pick-up by Amber. Please text or call (907)227-9045 to do so.

LECTIONARY READINGS

Weekly Readings from the Bible

During challenging times, reading the Bible on a daily basis is a great source of inspiration and hope. I encourage you to read and meditate upon the Scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary and ask yourself how God might be showing up in the Scriptures for you, what God might be saying to you, and what guidance you might find as you share God’s love in creative and meaningful ways.
—Kahu Alan Akana

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 October 11 are Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-23; Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14.

Readings for October 18 are Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-13; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22.

Weekly News of the Church

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Sunday Worship

August 23, 2020
10:30 a.m.

SUNDAY’S MESSAGE

“We All Play a Part”

JOIN US AT CHURCH

We Have LOTS of Room!

Seating in the Sanctuary

More Space Under the Big Tent on the Patio

Live-streaming in Moore Hall on a Large TV Monitor

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SHARE ALOHA in August

Child and Family Service

This is a Hawaii non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen families and foster healthy development of children. See their website to learn more: childandfamilyservice.org.

Help us Share Aloha throughout the month by picking up 1 or 2 of the following items while you are out doing your own grocery shopping, or search your house for some unused items you are willing to donate:

  • Hand sanitizers
  • Clorox wipes
  • Face masks
  • Hand soap
  • Bleach
  • Detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Lysol
  • Non-latex gloves

You can drop items off at the church in the tote bin labeled “Community Outreach,” which is located near the front door of the sanctuary.  You can also arrange a home pick-up by contacting the church office.  We will be collecting donations until August 31st. 

Mahalo for your support!

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LECTIONARY READINGS


During challenging times, reading the Bible on a daily basis is a great source of inspiration and hope. I encourage you to read and meditate upon the Scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary and ask yourself how God might be showing up in the Scriptures for you, what God might be saying to you, and what guidance you might find as you share God’s love in creative and meaningful ways.

—Kahu Alan Akana

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 16 are Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Isaiah 56:1-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-32; Matthew 15:10-28.

Readings for August 23 are Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

Weekly News of the Church

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Sunday Worship

August 9, 2020

10:30 a.m.

SUNDAY’S MESSAGE

“When God Speaks Quietly”

JOIN US AT CHURCH

We Have LOTS of Room!

Seating in the Sanctuary

More Space Under the Big Tent on the Patio

Live-streaming in Moore Hall on a Large TV Monitor

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“Strengthen the Church”

Special Mission Offering

On Sunday we collected the “Strengthen the Church” special mission offering. This offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of local United Church of Christ congregations throughout the U.S. as it helps create a just world for all by investing in new ministries. Your gifts will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches, develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults. If you missed the opportunity to donate on Sunday, checks should be made out to “Koloa Union Church” with “Strengthen the Church” or “STC” on the memo line.

Thank you for your generous gifts!

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Make a Difference on Kauai

You CAN help COVID-19 from spreading!

COVID-19 is a deadly virus! Fortunately, there are only a few active cases on the island. However, we have seen a recent spike in cases on Oahu and many places on the mainland—and people are traveling here on a regular basis, potentially carrying the virus and not even knowing they are sick!

Whether you are at church or somewhere else on the island, if you are going to be around other people who are not part of your household or your “social bubble,” please observe these following practices to keep the virus from spreading:

No touching other people! This includes hugging, shaking hands, fist and elbow bumps, and patting on the back.

Keep a distance of 6 feet if you or anyone else is not wearing a mask.

Wear a mask any time someone is less than 6 feet from another person—and be sure it covers your mouth and your nose.

Wash your hands before eating or touching your face, or after touching anything that may have been touched by another person.

Stay away from people who have traveled off-island or who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 for 14 days.

Stay home if you have any new COVID-19 symptoms and call your doctor.

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LECTIONARY READINGS


During challenging times, reading the Bible on a daily basis is a great source of inspiration and hope. I encourage you to read and meditate upon the Scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary and ask yourself how God might be showing up in the Scriptures for you, what God might be saying to you, and what guidance you might find as you share God’s love in creative and meaningful ways.

—Kahu Alan Akana

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 July 26 are Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-46; Psalm 128; 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-52.

Readings for August 2 are Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-15; Isaiah 55:1-5, Psalm 145:8-21; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

Weekly News of the Church

Sunday Worship

August 2, 2020

10:30 a.m.

SUNDAY’S MESSAGE

“Interruption or Opportunity?”

JOIN US AT CHURCH

We Have LOTS of Room!

Seating in the Sanctuary

More Space Under the Big Tent on the Patio

Live-streaming in Moore Hall on a Large TV Monitor

“Strengthen the Church”

Special Mission Offering

This Sunday we collect the “Strengthen the Church” special mission offering. This offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of local United Church of Christ congregations throughout the U.S. as it helps create a just world for all by investing in new ministries. Your gifts will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches, develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.

Please use the special envelope in your bulletin on Sunday. Checks should be made out to “Koloa Union Church” with “Strengthen the Church” or “STC” on the memo line.

Thank you for your generous gifts!

LECTIONARY READINGS

During challenging times, reading the Bible on a daily basis is a great source of inspiration and hope. I encourage you to read and meditate upon the Scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary and ask yourself how God might be showing up in the Scriptures for you, what God might be saying to you, and what guidance you might find as you share God’s love in creative and meaningful ways.

—Kahu Alan Akana

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 July 26 are Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-46; Psalm 128; 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-52.

Readings for August 2 are Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-15; Isaiah 55:1-5, Psalm 145:8-21; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, an Open and Affirming (ONA) Congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.  Please contact the church office if you would like to have our weekly news sent directly to your inbox. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!

Weekly News of the Church

Sunday Worship

July 26, 2020

10:30 a.m.

Join Us for Worship on Sunday!

MESSAGE:

“Don’t Interrupt Me, Lord, I’m Praying!”

We Have LOTS of Room!

Seating in the Sanctuary

More Space Under the Big Tent on the Patio

Live-streaming in Moore Hall on a Large TV Monitor


July Food Distribution
Partnering with St. Raphael Church

KUC volunteers spent part of Thursday morning last week at St. Raphael Catholic Church filling over a hundred bags of groceries for hungry families. On Friday morning we were mentioned in The Garden Island Newspaper!


LECTIONARY READINGS

During challenging times, reading the Bible on a daily basis is a great source of inspiration and hope. I encourage you to read and meditate upon the Scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary and ask yourself how God might be showing up in the Scriptures for you, what God might be saying to you, and what guidance you might find as you share God’s love in creative and meaningful ways.

—Kahu Alan Akana


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 July 19 are Genesis 28:10-20; Psalm 139:1-24; Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 86:11-17; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-43.

Readings for July 26 are Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-46; Psalm 128; 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-52.