SUMMER BOOK CLUB  This summer’s choice for our book group is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippet. The author is one of the preeminent voices in religion in the 21st century, having interviewed many of the great religious thinkers and leaders of our time. The group meets on Wednesday evenings through August 1 at 6 o’clock for dinner followed by a discussion led by Kahu Alan Akana. Please sign up so that Kahu knows how much food to prepare for dinner. The group will discuss chapter 3 on July 18.

MOVIE NIGHT  Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. Come for a hot dog dinner and root beer floats and popcorn!! Movie: TBA. Bring your comfy lawn chairs, sleeping bags. Join us for another fun evening.

PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISER  Koloa Union Church members and friends are hosting a variety of parties during the next few months. Hosts choose the party theme, food selections and number of guests. Hosts also provide the meals and pay for all expenses, and also sell tickets for a chosen amount. All of the tickets sales income will be donated to the church’s general fund. Look for the Pick-a-Party folder for available parties. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Kakinami. Click HERE to email Bonnie or call her at 639-7765.

THE LATEST COCONUT WIRELESS  The Council of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ shares news on the Coconut Wireless, the regular newsletter of the HCUCC. If you would like to keep abreast on news, opportunities and events, please click HERE for this past week’s news. If you like what you see, you may subscribe and get every issue of the Coconut Wireless automatically and get the very latest news hot off the press.

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 2 Samuel 7-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-56.

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KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS OPEN HOUSE Our church will once again host an event for the annual Plantation Days. We will welcome the community to the parsonage on Monday, July 23 from 4-6 p.m. Please contact Kahu or Penny if you are willing to be a greeter, tour guide, refreshment table assistant, or if you can bring refreshments. Please invite your friends and neighbors by sharing this LINK with them.

BREAKFAST GATHERING Everyone is invited to meet for breakfast at Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu, 7:30 a.m., 4th Tuesday of every month. Our next breakfast is on July 24.

PRAYERS & SQUARES All are welcome to participate in this ministry of making quilts and prayer squares for those members of our congregation who are experiencing a life crisis. Our next gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, at Koloa Union Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS PARADE We will walk in the parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. Thanks to Peter Baldwin, we have the golf car once again for our kupuna and people who find it difficult to walk the parade route. This year’s theme is “Landmarks in Time” and the Grand Marshall will be Sueoka Store as they celebrate their 100th anniversary! Please let Kahu or Penny know if you can help decorate the cart on July 27.


“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!