|Reaching out into the broader community|
by sharing aloha with everyone . . .
St. Raphael Food Pantry
Koloa Union Church continues to partner with St. Raphael Catholic Church in distributing food to hungry families. If you are younger than 65-years-old (a new rule) and you are available on Friday, May 1, from 9-11, to help at St. Raphael’s, please contact Amber Strong at 907-227-9045 or <email@example.com>. You MUST wear a face mask in order to volunteer (and Amber can bring one for you if you don’t already have one).
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
The Hanapepe Salvation Army has opened its soup kitchen but they do NOT need us this month since they have to limit the number of people on their property at any given time in order to honor the social distancing rules in place. We will keep volunteers posted as to our next day when they need us to serve lunch.
Making Face Masks Over 450 Masks Made So Far!
The Prayers & Squares Ministry continues to make masks for the following three groups:
- Koloa Union Church Members The Prayers & Squares team is happy to make a mask for you or your immediate family member. We want to make sure that we are taking care of each other and that we are all safe. Let Cathy Evans know if you need a mask.
- Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) still needs masks for their employees who are not working with critical care or coronavirus patients.
- Wilcox Hospital needs masks for staff, patients and families.
Face Masks Are Free! We are not charging anything for face masks because we want to make sure everyone is safe, regardless of ability to pay. If you would like to make a donation to support this effort, please write your check to “Koloa Union Church” with “Prayers & Squares” in the note section. Your donation will go to pay for material for face masks and quilts for those in crisis situations.
Need a Face Mask? Want to Help? Got Questions? Please contact Cathy Evans (volunteer project coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org; 858-231-6894.
Food for Hungry Neighbors
If you or someone you know on the south shore is hungry, please provide a name and contact information HERE. There may be someone who can no longer afford food. Perhaps someone is unable to leave their home to buy groceries. Our Outreach Committee is coordinating safe pickup and drop off of groceries to make sure none of our neighbors goes hungry during this time.
During challenging times, reading the Bible on a daily basis is a great source of inspiration and hope. I encourage you to read and meditate upon the Scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary and ask yourself how God might be showing up in the Scriptures for you, what God might be saying to you, and what guidance you might find as you share God’s love in creative and meaningful ways.
—Kahu Alan Akana
|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 Acts 2:14-41; Psalm 116:1-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35.|
Join Us on Sunday!
“A STRANGE INTIMACY”
Getting Close while Staying Apart
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Join Us for Our Next
Online Worship Service
† Message by Kahu Alan Akana
† Reading of the Scriptures
† Special Music
† Prayers of the People
You can find the link on our website before 10:30 Sunday morning.
Happy Earth Day!
|Enjoy these photos of Kauai taken by Kahu Alan Akana|
|Thank you, God, for the Earth and all her beauty!|
Teach us to love her. Teach us to care for her.
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