On December 5, we will light the Candle of Peace as we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ, who is called the “Prince of Peace.” Please consider coming to church a bit earlier during the season, as attendance is often higher this time of the year, especially if you want to sit in a particular area. Keep in mind that during the pandemic, we have limited capacity in the sanctuary and once the space fills up you will be directed to either Moore Hall, where you can watch the service on a large T.V. screen, or the patio.

We ask everyone to be seated when the worship service begins and remain in their seats until the service is over.

Thank you for your patience and commitment to safety during the pandemic.

The Committee for the Assurance of Pandemic Safety (CAPS) will be keeping an eye on the new omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus. In the meantime, please follow Kahu’s example and stay home if you are feeling sick, especially if you have any coronavirus symptoms. Thanks for your patience and for following our guidelines during the pandemic!
Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions about our health and safety during the pandemic.

Please do not hesitate to contact the church office if you have questions, concerns or need clarification on any matters regarding pandemic safety.

Annual Holiday Outreach

Thanksgiving Food Boxes & Christmas Stockings

Thanksgiving Food Boxes: The Outreach Team sends a huge mahalo to everyone who donated the our annual Thanksgiving Share Aloha. They delivered meals to 11 local families. The church keiki helped fill the boxes. All the recipient families were so grateful!

Christmas Stockings: December 5 is the deadline for donations. We will be delivering stockings with gift cards to local families early in December. All donations are greatly appreciated!We pay for this outreach through the change jar, to which people contribute throughout the year, and from personal donations. So be sure to look for spare change lying around at home or in your car. If you are able, please consider a monetary donation.


Wednesday, December 8, 7 p.m.

Lectio Divina is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation, intended to promote communion with God and to increase knowledge of God’s word. It does not treat scripture as texts to be studied, but as living word. As we gather in a small group, we allow a biblical passage to speak to us individually; after hearing the text read several times, there is an opportunity for participants to share their experience.

We will gather again for Lectio Divina, led by Karen Johnson, at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Location will be determined by the number of participants.

Please RSVP to the church office by Sunday, December 5, and you will be notified of the location for that week.


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 November 28 are Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36.
Readings for December 5 are Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6.

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