A Season of Gratitude

September 2018

With gratitude,

welcoming all and

sharing our blessings



September 21, 2018

World Gratitude Day began in 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided to have one day each year to formally express gratitude and appreciation throughout the world. Why not take some extra time this Friday to give thanks for all of your blessings and for the abundance throughout the world that we can all enjoy and share?



NEW PASTOR AT LIHUE UNITED CHURCH  Help us welcome the new pastor, Rev. Alex Tychkin at Lihue United Church on Sunday, September 23, at 3 p.m. A light reception will follow.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY!  Sunday, September 30, is Celebration Sunday! As you arrive, you will receive a sticker on which you may write a one-or-two-word blessing you intend to see our church share with others in the coming year. During our worship service, we will celebrate our blessings as a church, give thanks, and ask God to bless our commitments to the church. There will also be a presentation by our Sunday school children. During Aloha Hour, we will have a special feast, followed by a talent show! Please come and share a talent!

PRAYERS & SQUARES  All are welcome to participate in this ministry of making quilts and prayer squares for those members of our congregation who are experiencing a life crisis. Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for the latest news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4-9; Mark 9:30-37.


“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!