Greeters Needed

Would you consider being a greeter for a Sunday morning worship service?

Church greeters have a very special role: they are often the first person a visitor meets, they make a positive first impression of our church, and they make our guests and members alike feel welcome on Sunday mornings!

Our Deacons oversee our greeters, their role, training, and the material they hand to attendees and guests. Among the responsibilities of greeters are the following:

  • Arriving before 10 a.m. to find out which seats are reserved for lay readers, musicians, guest speakers, those with special needs, etc., as well as to receive any special instructions for the day.
  • Welcoming with a smile everyone who attends
  • Learning the names of visitors and new attendees
  • Handing a Sunday bulletin to each person
  • Handing a visitor packet to 1st-time visitors
  • Directing people to the name tag table and prayer cards
  • Assisting everyone to a seat in the church, patio or Moore Hall
  • Reminding people of our pandemic guidelines when necessary
  • Collecting completed visitor cards
  • Introducing visitors to others, as appropriate
  • Saying “hello” to visitors when you see them in church again
  • You may also be asked to sit at the main door during the worship service to welcome latecomers and help them find a seat.
The Deacons will conduct a short training session for all volunteers greeters.
See the signup sheet on the bulletin board if you would like to join this important ministry.

Church Breakfast

You Event Koloa Union Church Poipu Youth Group

Church Breakfast Tuesday, August 23 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Kiawe Roots 2-3687 Kaumualii Highway in Lawai (Next door to 7-Eleven)

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each Month for delicious food and a fun time getting to know others from Koloa Union Church! Please RSVP by signing up on the church bulletin board or contacting the church office. Space is limited. 

Celebration of Life

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Celebration of Life for Amanda Skelton at Koloa Union Church Wednesday, August 24, 2022 3:00 p.m.

Potluck Reception Following the Service at Poipu Beach Park In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: Na Pali Coast Ohana or Kauai Native Plant Society

Centennial Celebration

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Centennial Celebration Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lunch at Noon Entertainment, food, games and fellowship!

The time to RSVP has closed. Those who are carpooling will leave from the Koloa Union Church at 10 a.m.

Grove Farm Train Ride, Museum & Guided Tour

Rev Dr Walt Weiss Koloa Union Church

Friday, September 9

9:00 a.m. Train Ride Meet at the train depot, which is just off Haleko Road (between Nawiliwili Rd and Rice St), across from the old Lihue Mill at the bottom of the valley.

10:00 a.m. Museum & Guided Tour As soon as we arrive at the Grove Farm Visitor Center (located at 4050 Nawiliwili Road in Lihue) after the train ride, we will gather to learn all about the sugar industry on Kauai, including the Wilcox Family and Grove Farm!

Lunch under the Kamani Tree Bring your own lunch and beverage for after the tour! Grove Farm has agreed to set up tables and chairs, especially for us. You may also browse in the gift shop after the tour is completed.

Suggested Donation: $10

Carpoolers will leave the church at 8:30 a.m.

Please RSVP on the signup sheet at church or by contacting the church office by September 1.

This activity is brought to you by the Koloa Union Church Activities Committee. If you have any questions about this activity, suggestions for future activities, or would like to serve on the committee, please contact Elizabeth Mares, Committee Chair.


Rev Dr Walt Weiss Koloa Union Church

Youth Group Sunday, September 11 5:45 – 8 p.m.

“Young Stewards” Exploring Ideas of Stewardship For Today’s Generation of Young People Middle & high school students are invited to enjoy a delicious meal, games, community building, and a conversation about “stewardship.”

Friends are welcome! Please RSVP by September 7.

Hookipa Wellness Class

Rev Dr Walt Weiss Koloa Union Church
A Free Exercise/Stretching Class for Seniors
—No Hookipa this week on Sunday, August 21!—
Led by RoseTatiana Warken Ceballos Sundays 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Usually not the 3rd Sunday of the month) Please register with RoseTatiana before attending: call or text (808)-652-8985 or email at
Mahalo nui loa to RoseTatiana for your ongoing commitment to the health of our kupuna!!!

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Lectionary Readings

Weekly Readings from the Bible

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.
Reading for August 14: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-19; Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrew 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56.
Reading for August 21: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Isaiah 58:9-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrew 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17.
Reading for August 28: Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1-16; Proverbs 25:6-7; Psalm 112; Hebrew 13:1-16; Luke 14:1-14.

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