Our theme for Lent is “Getting Grounded,” and I intend to help us all become more open to God’s presence by considering the many ways we might ground ourselves in our lives. We are using Diana Butler Bass’ Book “Grounded: Finding God in the World, A Spiritual Revolution.” Since God is everywhere, you’ll be encouraged to recognize God’s presence wherever you are…wherever you look…wherever you happen to journey: on the earth, in the water, in the sky, in community…. I’ll be preaching on a new theme each Sunday morning at our 10:30 worship service and then giving people the opportunity to discuss that theme a little deeper at our Wednesday evening Lenten Soup Suppers, which begin at 6:00 p.m.

We actually began with “Earth” (“Dirt, Dust & Ashes”) on Ash Wednesday and then talked about “Water” on Sunday; so this week on Wednesday we will discuss how Earth and water help us ground ourselves in God’s loving presence.

I invite you to join us on Wednesdays and Sundays during Lent: Come and GET GROUNDED!

Aloha nui!

Kahu Alan Akana

“A Message from Kahu Alan Akana” is provided most weeks by the Kahu (Pastor) of 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!