FINAL SUMMER BOOK GROUP GATHERING Kahu Akana will lead our final summer book group at the parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road in Koloa, on Wednesday, July 19. The group will gather at the parsonage at 6 p.m. for dinner and then discusses the book Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most, by Marcus Borg. In this book, Borg reflects on his life and how he developed his most bedrock convictions—and why they matter. This week’s dinner will be a potluck. Main dish, rice, dessert and drinks are already planned; side dishes are appreciated! Kahu suggests that you read chapters 10 & 11 for July 19.

OFFICE HELP We are looking for a volunteer(s) who can sit in the office while Penny will be on vacation this fall and in the future. We are asking the volunteer(s) to pick up and sort through the mail, pay bills when they are due, answer the phone, do light office work and chat  with visitors. Most of the time, Penny will be available by phone or email if you have questions while volunteering.

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.  The ladies have recently made and delivered two beautiful prayer quilts to two church members.


Monday, July 24: “Plantation-style Living: An Afternoon of Art, Stories and Refreshments” at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, from 4 to 6 p.m. We are asking church volunteers to greet, host and make and serve refreshments. Please contact Kahu, Palani Akana or Sherry Hines if you would like to volunteer.

Friday, July 28: We again have access to the large golf cart for the parade, and it needs to be decorated. Please let Penny know if you can donate flowers and can help decorate, 4 pm. at the parsonage.

Saturday, July 29: KPD Parade, “Many Cultures, One Community” at 10 a.m. Meet at the church at 8:30, and let us know if you would like to bring something for our continental breakfast (malasadas, donuts, muffins, orange juice, etc.) We will be asking parade participants to  wear and carry items representing your ethnic culture or one that is part of our church and/or community.


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