A Message From Our Kahu
“A Successful Centennial Weekend!”
Our participation in Koloa Plantation Days and our Centennial celebration at the church last week was one of the highlights of all my years in ministry. Our parade entry was by far the best we have ever had! Our celebration on Sunday, consisting of a proclamation by the mayor, stories, photos, a slideshow, decorations, and delicious food, was fantastic! To be connected to the past 100 years of our church is truly an honor! I continue to be inspired by the rich history and the ongoing ministry of this congregation.
I am especially grateful to our Centennial Committee. Jeanie Odo (Chair), Penny Osuga, Penny Jessup, and JoAnne Machin (our honorary member), have served with me on this committee for over two and half years, and all of their work certainly paid off during our celebration! Michael Horning did an amazing job designing and building our float. Jeanette Bonilla’s brother Dennis was so generous to drive our former pastors, Nani Hill and John Lunn, in his beautiful 1930 Ford Model-A sedan in the parade. Finally, I am thankful for the many members, past and present, who helped to make the weekend so special and who continue to make our church such a special congregation!
Mahalo nui loa for continuing to make Koloa Union Church the loving, supportive community of faith that makes such a difference on the island and throughout the world!
Aloha Nui Loa!