This is my favorite time of the year! I enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ, sharing the Christmas story, spreading Christmas cheer, and getting together together with friends and family, including my church family! I hope to see lots of you at our worship services and special events in the coming week. If you are in town, please come to whatever you are able to attend…and, as always, brings friends and family! Below is the info for the coming week; be sure to call or email if you have any questions!
SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE AT SUEOKA STORE – Wednesday 12/17
Join us in front of Sueoka’s in Old Town Koloa from 5-8 p.m. as we sing carols and collect money for needy families, seniors and the homeless. Wear your Christmas colors or church t-shirt if you are able.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT HALE KUPUNA – Thurs. 12/18
Meet at the church parking lot at 6 p.m. and we will carpool to Hale Kupuna in Omao where we will sing Christmas carols to the residents. Wear your Christmas colors if you have them!
CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY – Friday 12/19
Our annual church Christmas Party will be a potluck at the parsonage at 6:00 p.m. Join us for holiday music, delicious food and great fun! Please bring a favorite holiday dish to share. The parsonage is located at 3281 Waikomo Road.
CHRISTMAS SUNDAY – 12/21*
Join us for church at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate God’s love for everyone! And be sure to stay after for lunch if you can!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE – Wednesday 12/24*
Join us at 7:30 p.m. for a special Carol and Candle Service. We will sing many of the favorite Christmas carols in English and Hawaiian, read the Christmas story from the Gospels, and close the service with the lighting of the candles.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE – Thursday 12/25*
Join us at 10:30 a.m. on Christmas Day for more carols, a Christmas Day message by Kahu Akana, and Holy Communion.
*NOTE: The CHRISTMAS FUND Offering will be collected at all of the service in the coming week. We always appreciate your “over and above” gifts to this special fund, which the United Church of Christ administers to offer grants and emergency aid to retired and working clergy and lay leaders of the church who are having a hard time making ends meet in difficult financial situations.
Finally, if you live in the 96756 zip code or have a P.O. box here, you should receive an invitation this week in the mail to all of our special worship services in the coming week. We are trying the U.S. Postal Service’s “Every Door Direct Mail”, which will go to every P.O. box, residence and business in the 96756 zip code. We want to get the word out to every resident and visitor that we are here and have something to offer everyone! Please stop by the church and pick up extra copies for friends and family members who are visiting!
May the coming week and all through the holidays bring you great hope, peace and joy, and may you be filled with God’s unconditional and eternal love!