Saturday, July 28

Kōloa Union Church will once again walk in the parade! This year’s theme is “Landmarks in Time” and we will feature the parsonage as our church’s special landmark. On our banner will be a photo of the parsonage and the words “Kōloa Union Church Celebrates Its Special Landmark/Smith Memorial Parsonage/Located on the Former Orchard of the Smith Family since 1842.”

Church members and friends are invited to walk with us. Please wear colorful aloha attire or your Kōloa Union Church t-shirt. Also bring some fruit or flowers to carry—anything that might grow on a tree in an orchard—if you are able. Be sure to wear a hat and/or sunscreen, as we will be in the sun for awhile. Please get your red lei from Penny when you arrive so that all walkers will wear one during the parade.

Meet at the church at 8:30 a.m., as the roads will be closed at 9 a.m.



SUMMER BOOK GROUP 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 4 on July 25.
PICK-A-PARTY “FUN”-RAISER Kōloa 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.
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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 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21.


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