Our Kahu, Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, is on sabbatical from March 4 through June 3 in Europe. Based in southern France, he is traveling, reading, writing and painting while focusing on the theme, “beauty, art and spirituality.” He will be back with us on Pentecost, Sunday, June 9. We are grateful to have the Rev. Sarah Jones filling in most Sunday mornings while Kahu is gone. If you have need for pastoral care, you may contact Sarah at Wilcox Medical Center or at 631-2444. Our Deacons are also available to pray with and assist church members and friends in crisis; please contact the church office or Christine Kube (Chair of our Board of Deacons) at 635-1785.

YOUTH BAKE SALE & POOL PARTY                                                                                                                              Sunday, May 26. The church youth will have a bake sale (asking for baked donations) followed by an afternoon at the beach.  They hope to earn money for future activities/events and to replenish the Youth Account Funds. Please see Tiffany.

OFFICE CLOSED                                                                                                                                                                  Monday for Memorial Day

SCENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT                                                                                                                                                We have members, friends, and a kahu who are highly allergic to various scents, often resulting in coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing and speaking, as well as other symptoms. Heavy perfumes and colognes are particularly troublesome. We are requesting that our church be, as much as possible, a “scent-free” environment during worship services, social activities and meetings. We realize that there is no way to keep all scents away, and we plan to continue having fresh flower arrangements each week and leis for special occasions, but we do ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of those around them when it comes to perfumes, colognes and lotions.

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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 Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10-22:5; John 14:23-29.

Thanks to all who are able who have been making parking more manageable on Sunday mornings! Those who have been carpooling and 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.


May 28, 7:30 a.am. Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu.
Join our church members and friends for a relaxing breakfast. It is a great time to visit with our friends and members.

Wednesday, May 29. Looking for lunch servers at the Hanapepe Salvation Army. You can meet at the church to car pool at 9:30 a.m. or meet at the facility.

Monday, June 3, 5-7 p.m. potluck pupu dinner, Lihue United Parish Hall.                                                                            All Kauai UCC members and clergy are urged to attend to meet Rev. Dr. David Popham, the Hawaii Conference minister nominee. `Aha Pae`aina delegates are encouraged to attend this evening session so they will be equipped to cast their votes at the `Aha on Oahu on June 7 & 8, 2019.    Let Penny know if you would like to attend.

Sunday, June 9. Let’s gather to welcome back our Kahu, returning from his 3-month sabbatical! We are planning a special Aloha Hour lunch to welcome him back and to officially announce that Koloa Union Church is an Open and Affirming church. We proudly make a public covenant of welcome to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions. Join us at our “LAUNCH LUNCH” after Sunday worship.
June 9, 2019 Remember to wear red to church.

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