BOOK RELEASE RECEPTION On Friday, May 26, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Kahu Alan Akana will be hosting a reception at Alan Akana Gallery (3281 Waikomo Road) for the release of the revised edition of The Volcano Is Our Home: Nine Generations of a Hawaiian Family on Kilauea Volcano. The Author’s Talk will be at 7:30. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. The event will be a fundraiser for the Smith Memorial Parsonage And Church Buildings & Grounds. Parking is available at the gallery and at Koloa Union Church. For more information, call Alan Akana Gallery at 353-1347 or check out the gallery website at:

YOUTH BEACH DAY  Our youth will be joining other young people from Kaua`i UCC churches on Saturday, May 27, at 9 a.m. to participate in a beach cleanup at Donkey Beach and then picnic and play time at Kealia Beach. Please see Kahu Akana if you did not receive the email with all of the details.

OFFICE CLOSED On Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

SALVATION ARMY LUNCH SERVING Our church will be serving lunch at Salvation Army in Hanapepe on Wednesday, May 31. A couple more volunteers are needed. Please contact Judyth Foley if you can help serve.

TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! Join us on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, to celebrate the second anniversary of our capital campaign “Maika`i Hana Hou” (Creating Goodness & Beauty Once Again). We will celebrate our accomplishments during our MORING WORSHIP SERVICE  at 10:30 and then move out to the lawn for an OLD-FASHIONED CHURCH PICNIC and POP-UP TALENT SHOW! Bakers are encouraged to sign up to bring a pie ahead of time and people who would like to share their talent can sign up on June 4th. We will also have special guests joining us for the celebration, including our Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. Charles Buck. Come and celebrate all we have accomplished in the last two years! You are also invited to join us in our church tradition of wearing the color RED, which is the liturgical color of Pentecost.

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING On June 4 we will collect the special mission offering called “Strengthen the Church.” This is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the United Church of Christ. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard. As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.

PRAYERS & SQUARES Contact Angela Dressel if you would like to get involved in praying for people in crisis or helping to make quilt squares for those in crisis.


“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!