This letter was in the Garden Island, Sunday, July 10, 2016:

Mahalo to the pastor and entire congregation of the Koloa Union Church for the beautiful upgrade they just finished up. While enhancing their parking lot, they were kind enough to offer a wonderful gift to the Koloa Town community with a major construction and tree trimming project that added a lovely and much needed sidewalk along the entire front of their property.

It makes it a much safer place for children walking to Koloa Elementary and the library. The work was done in a first-class manner and everyone passing by benefits from the church’s generosity of community spirit. Koloa Town has long needed a proper sidewalk along Poipu Road.
Could this be the inspirational beginning of a long overdue sidewalk all the way to the traffic circle?

Tom Biehn



Summer Youth Camp, July 23-25, 2016, Anahola’s Kumu Camp. The theme: “Self Respect and Acceptance.” Our middle school and high school youth and their friends are invited to attend Koloa Union Church’s Summer Youth Camp. Contact Tiffany Marrotte or Sheri Fu for details.

Koloa Plantation Days Open House at the Smith Memorial Parsonage on July 25, 4 – 6 p.m. part of the week-long festivities! Kahu Akana will talk about our church and parsonage, the Smith-Waterhouse legacy & cemetery and the neighborhood. There will be tours of the the parsonage and sales of Kahu’s watercolors as a fundraiser for parsonage improvements and repairs.

Koloa Plantation Days Parade, July 30. We will again participate in the parade. We will have a large decorated golf cart for our kupuna and those unable to walk the distance. Meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. for instructions. Kahu will drive the riders and have them in a shaded area while waiting for start of the parade. (The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Koloa School and ends at the Anne Knudsen Ballpark). Colorful attire is suggested this year as the theme is “Planting the Seeds that Nourish the Soul.”



We are still looking for a new Music Director. The position description and application for employment are found on the “News” page of our church website: www.koloaunionchurch.org. Please pass along this information to anyone you know who has experience leading musical groups.



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“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!