Weekly News of the Church

Smith Memorial Parsonage
6 p.m. Wednesdays

Through April 1

We will begin with a simple bread and soup supper, followed by a time of discussion and reflection based on the reading for the week from Parker Palmer’s book, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old. You don’t need to read the book, but if you want to follow along and spend some time reflecting on your own during Lent, there will be 10 copies of the book (while supplies last) on the Deacon’s cabinet in church beginning this Sunday. Just leave $15 cash or a check if you want to take a book.

Please sign up on the Lenten Soup Supper sheet on the bulletin board at church for the Wednesdays you plan to attend! We want to make sure we make enough soup for everyone.

Please also consider signing up to bring a pot of soup and some bread on a Wednesday evening.

 

—ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS—

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST  The men of the church are enjoying their weekly breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu every Tuesday except the 4th Tuesday of the month. Church breakfasts for men and women are on the 4th Tuesday of every month, 7:30 a.m. at Holoholo Grill in the Koloa Landing Complex.

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Genesis 2:15-3:7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11.

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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!

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HENRY OPUKAHAIA OFFERING

Each year we collect a special offering in memory of Henry Opukahaia, the first Native Hawaiian known to become a Christian. He is credited with motivating the early New England missionaries to sail to Hawaii and establish churches in these islands. The money collected on February 23 supports the training of current and future clergy for Christian ministry by providing financial aid for students. Offering envelopes are available on the Deacon’s cabinet as you enter the sanctuary.

 

“MAHALO NUI” from Kahu

Thank you so very much to everyone who helped and attended our Valentine’s Party at the Smith Memorial Parsonage on Sunday afternoon! It was an honor having Michael DeMotta, Curator of Living Collections at National Tropical Botanical Garden, speak about the maiapilo flower, which I recently finished painting. Please stop by the gallery and see the framed original and prints, and be sure to ask for your free gift of our maiapilo postcard, which features a photograph of this remarkable flower which I took in July 2018.

Kahu Alan Akana

 

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

KAHU’S ANNIVERSARY  On Sunday, we will celebrate Kahu Alan Akana’s 6th year with us as our pastor! Please come and celebrate with us.

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9.

Coming up….

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST  Church members and friends are invited to breakfast on Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 a.m. We gather monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Holoholo Grill in the Kōloa Landing complex. The men meet for breakfast Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu every Tuesday except the 4th Tuesday of the month.

PANCAKE SUPPER/SHROVE TUESDAY/MARDI GRAS  Tuesday, February 25, 6 p.m. Join us in Moore Hall on this day before Ash Wednesday as we observe Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras/ Pancake Tuesday. This day can be traced back to 1000 AD and is a time to feast in order to consume all restricted food during the Lenten season.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE  Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m. We mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday and is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism at Easter.

FOOD PANTRY  Thursday, February 27, 9-11 am. Let Amber Strong know if you can help pack food bags at St. Raphael Church. Kōloa Union Church partners with st. Raphael to provide food to local families and snacks for Kōloa Elementary School.

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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!

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MEN’S BREAKFAST
The men meet for breakfast most Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. They meet every Tuesday except the 4th Tuesday of the month. Church men and women meet on the 4th Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. at the Holoholo Grill in the Kōloa Landing complex.

HENRY `ŌPŪKAHA`IA OFFERING ON FEBRUARY 16 & 23
Each year we collect a special offering in memory of Henry `Ōpūkaha`ia, the first Native Hawaiian known to become a Christian. Henry O. is credited with motivating the early New England missionaries to sail to Hawai`i. The money collected on February 16 & 23 supports the training of current and future clergy for Christian ministry by providing financial aid for students.

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY AT ALAN AKANA GALLERY
See below for details on this fun party on Sunday, February 16!

COCONUT WIRELESS
Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)
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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are
Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37.

PARKING NOTES
Thanks to all who are able and have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling or parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking.

Coming up….

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Monday, February 17. The church office will be closed in observance of President’s Day.

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ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST January 28
The men’s winter breakfast has begun. Meet them at 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. The men meet there for breakfast every Tuesday but the 4th Tuesday of the month. Church men and women meet on the 4th Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. at the Holoholo Grill in the Kōloa Landing complex.
SALVATION ARMY LUNCH
The next time our church is scheduled to serve lunch at the Salvation Army in Hanapepe is Wednesday, January 29. Volunteers who carpool usually meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. Please check in with Suzanne Pearson if you can assist.
COCONUT WIRELESS
Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).
LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)
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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23.
PARKING NOTES
Thanks to all who are able and have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling or parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking.
Coming up….
PRAYERS & SQUARES
Prayers & Squares is our ministry promoting prayer using hand-tied quilts. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month in Kahu’s office, 1-3 p.m. All sewers and non-sewers are welcome! Next gathering February 4.

Weekly News of the Church

MEN’S BREAKFAST
The men’s winter breakfast has begun. Meet them at 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. The men meet there for breakfast every Tuesday but the 4th Tuesday of the month. Church men and women meet on the 4th Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. at the Holoholo Grill in the Kōloa Landing complex.

COCONUT WIRELESS
Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)
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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42.

PARKING NOTES
Thanks to all who are able and have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling or parking at the school and on Waikomo Road have made a big difference in making room for the elderly, our visitors, and those who have trouble walking.

Coming up….

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The church office will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Marin Luther King Jr. Day.

ALL CHURCH BREAKFAST
Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 a.m. Join the church members and friends for a fun, relaxing breakfast at the Holoholo Grill located in the Kōloa Landing Complex. Let Michael Horning or Penny Osuga know if you would like to join us.

PRAYERS & SQUARES
Prayers & Squares is our ministry promoting prayer using hand-tied quilts. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month in Kahu’s office, 1-3 p.m. All sewers and non-sewers are welcome!

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CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  January 1 & 2. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:1-18.

COMING UP . . . .

MEN’S BREAKFAST  The winter men’s breakfast will be starting up again on January 7 at 7:30 a.m. Kalapaki Joe’s in Poipu. The men meet there for breakfast every Tuesday but the 4th Tuesday of the month.

PRAYERS & SQUARES  Prayers & Squares is our ministry promoting prayer using hand-tied quilts. The group will meet next on January 7 in Kahu’s office, 1-3 p.m. All sewers and non-sewers are welcome!

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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!

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Christmas Eve

7:30 p.m. on December 24th

A Service of Candles and Carols

Special Mele and Hula

Christmas Fund Collection*

Christmas Day

10:30 a.m. on December 25th

Christmas Communion Service

Message: “The More Important Gifts”

Special Mele and Carols

Christmas Fund Collection*

 

*CHRISTMAS FUND  The Christmas Fund Offering, administered by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards, provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas “thank you” checks. Each year, UCC congregations throughout the country collect this offering to assist faithful servants of God who are facing financial difficulties. We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on December 24 and 25. Gifts may be placed in the special offering envelopes available on those days. Checks may be made out to Koloa Union Church with “Christmas Fund” in the note section.

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ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

END-OF-YEAR GIVING  It has been a fantastic year for Koloa Union Church! We completed our successful capital campaign and saw growth in membership, attendance and giving. As we are currently looking at a limited cashflow as we pay our end-of-the-year bills, we invite you to help us finish the year financially strong by prayerfully considering an “over the top” end-of-year financial gift. You can make a donation on Sunday mornings or by mailing a check to the church office. In order for these gifts to be tax-deductible for the current year, they must be postmarked or given by December 31, 2019.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  December 25 and 26. Mele Kalikimaka!

YEAR-END BLOWOUT SALE  at Alan Akana Gallery. Click HERE for details.

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week) 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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-15.

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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!

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

10:30 a.m. on December 22nd

The Candle of Love

Message: “The Tender Mercy of God”

Special Mele and Hula

Christmas Fund Collection*

Christmas Eve

7:30 p.m. on December 24th

A Service of Candles and Carols

Special Mele and Hula

Christmas Fund Collection*

Christmas Day

10:30 a.m. on December 25th

Christmas Communion Service

Message: “The More Important Gifts”

Special Mele and Carols

Christmas Fund Collection*

 

*CHRISTMAS FUND  The Christmas Fund Offering, administered by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards, provides direct financial assistance to retired and active UCC authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas “thank you” checks. Each year, UCC congregations throughout the country collect this offering to assist faithful servants of God who are facing financial difficulties. We will collect the Christmas Fund offering on December 22, 24, 25. Gifts may be placed in the special offering envelopes available on those days. Checks may be made out to Koloa Union Church with “Christmas Fund” in the note section.

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ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

END-OF-YEAR GIVING  It has been a fantastic year for Koloa Union Church! We completed our successful capital campaign and saw growth in membership, attendance and giving. As we are currently looking at a limited cashflow as we pay our end-of-the-year bills, we invite you to help us finish the year financially strong by prayerfully considering an “over the top” end-of-year financial gift. You can make a donation on Sunday mornings or by mailing a check to the church office. In order for these gifts to be tax-deductible for the current year, they must be postmarked or given by December 31, 2019.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED  December 25 and 26. Mele Kalikimaka!

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawai`i Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week) 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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-15.

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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!

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Third Sunday of Advent

“We Light the Candle of Joy”

December 15th

Children’s Christmas Program

Sunday’s worship service

will be provided by our

children and youth!

 

Invite your friends!

Stay for lunch!

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CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING  December 15, after Aloha Hour in Kahu’s office.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE  December 24, 7:30 p.m. An evening of candles and carols and a special Christmas hula. Please join us.

CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE  December 25 at 10:30 a.m. A service with Holy Communion and Christmas carols.

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; Luke 1:46-55; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11.

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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!

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Church Christmas Party

Friday, December 6th, 6 p.M.

The Smith Memorial Parsonage

3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa

Bring a favorite holiday dish for the potluck dinner.

Enjoy the Christmas decorations

Fun with great friends

Christmas caroling

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Second Sunday of Advent

“We Light the Candle of Peace”

December 8th

 

Welcoming of  New Members

The Lighting of the Advent Candles

A Message of “Peace”

Christmas Caroling after Aloha Hour at Hale Kupuna in Omao

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ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . .

PRAYERS & SQUARES  Tuesday, December 3, 1-3 p.m. Prayers & Squares will meet in Kahu’s office. All are welcome to make quilts as part of our ministry of prayer for those in crisis and those who might need some extra comfort and encouragement.

CHURCH WORK DAY  Saturday, December 7, 8 – noon. It is time to spruce up the church buildings and grounds in preparation for the holidays and all our visitors. Bring your gloves, rags, buckets. Lunch will be served.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING  We will gather to go Christmas caroling at Hale Kupuna in Omao on Sunday, December 8, after Aloha Hour. Everyone is invited to join us. We can carpool from the church.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE  Join us for a service of candles and carols in English and Hawaiian and a special hula presentation on Tuesday, December 24, at 7:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE  Join us for Holy Communion, a Christmas message, as well as Christmas carols in English and Hawaiian on Wednesday, December 25, at 10:30 a.m.

COCONUT WIRELESS  Click HERE to see the latest issue of the Coconut Wireless (the weekly e-news from the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ).

LECTIONARY READINGS (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  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 of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12.

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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!