Be Prepared for the Kauai Marathon

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Race Begins at 6 a.m.


Parts of Koloa & Omao Roads may still be closed when you are heading to church.


Maluhia Road (Tree Tunnel) will be open way before church.


There will be no problem getting to church from Old Koloa Town.

Plan to leave a bit early in order to make it to church on time.

Click HERE to see the Kauai Marathon Website.



SUMMER BOOK GROUP  Our summer book group will gather for its FINAL time on Wednesday, August 28, at the Smith Memorial Parsonage (3281 Waikomo Road) at 6 o’clock for dinner (A Taco Toss!) and then for a discussion which will begin between 6:45 & 7:00. Those who are able are asked to read Chapter 10 for this week’s gathering. Please call Kahu if you plan to attend dinner and haven’t informed him already.

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 Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1-16 and 112; Proverbs 25:6-7; Hebrew 13:1-16; Luke 14:1-14.

CHURCH YOUTH RETREAT Church children and youth, friends and parents, along with Kahu and Tiffany, are headed up to Koke`e at the end of the week for a retreat, August 30-September 2. This year’s theme is “Wilderness.”

DEACONS MEETING  The Deacons will meet this Sunday, September 1, 9:00 a.m. in Kahu’s office.

COMING UP. . . .

OFFICE CLOSED  The church office will be closed on Monday September 2 for Labor Day.

CHURCH ON THE BEACH  Sunday, September 8! Join us for outdoor worship at the pavilion across from Nukumoi Surf Shop at Poipu Beach. Worship will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch, bingo, games for everyone. Bring something for the potluck lunch, lawn chairs, sunscreen, bathing suits and a friend. There will be no worship service at church on this day.

ANIMAL BALANCE  Animal Balance provides humane population management for cats and dogs on the islands. They will be on Kauai September 8-14. Koloa Union Church will be providing them with an overnight holding site in the back area by the picnic tables. There will be more night activity as the team will be busy from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cats will be neutered the following day at Koloa Missionary Church.

CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS  September 12, 7-8 p.m. in the sanctuary. Rehearsals are every Thursday. Bring your voices and your friends. You will enjoy being part of this melodious group under the direction of Kathleen Dahill.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION  We will celebrate the completion of all our capital campaign projects on Sunday, September 15, and hear a message by our brand new Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. David Kentner Popham!

MEMBERSHIP GATHERING  On Sunday, September 22, Kahu Akana and our Deacons will host a special gathering in Moore Hall right after Aloha Hour for anyone who would like to learn more about Koloa Union Church. Participants will learn about our congregation’s history, the polity and teachings of the United Church of Christ, what it means to be “Open and Affirming,” the privileges and responsibilities of church membership, and more. Please sign up on the church bulletin board or call the church office to reserve a space at our membership gathering.

FOOD PANTRY  Koloa Union Church is partnering with St. Raphael Church to provide food to local families each month. We will be collecting and donating non-perishable foods to the St. Raphael Food Pantry and school snacks for Koloa Elememtary School kids. Please drop your donations off at church on Sundays or at Penny’s office Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – noon. Call office 742-6622 before delivery. Call Amber Strong if you have any questions, need to arrange pick-up or would like to volunteer at 907-227-9045 or


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