“Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.”

(Psalm 33:22)

First of all, I want to offer my heartfelt and deep gratitude to Doug Duvauchelle for providing an inspirational message on the theme of “hope” this past Sunday morning! In his message, Doug pointed out that hope is something we choose. We can choose it with confidence and trust, not because we are so clever that things always work out the way we want, but because God is so faithful and always present, even in the darkest hours of our lives.

I encourage you to choose hope and live with hope! I also invite you to look around this week and see if you might offer some hope to someone who might not be feeling much hope these days.

May we all be open to they ways that hope shows up during this season leading up to Christmas Day!

Aloha nui loa!

Kahu Alan Akana

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“A Message from Kahu Alan Akana” is provided most weeks by Koloa Union Church, an Open & Affirming (ONA) congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference.

To see a video of this week’s worship service, including the message, click HERE. You may see the Koloa Union Church YouTube channel to see previous worship services and many of Kahu’s past messages. You can subscribe in order be notified when a new message is posted. Please share these videos with friends and invite them to church. Please feel free to “Like” any of the videos you see and share them on social media, such as Facebook, so that others will notice them.

You are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings! To learn about our Sunday morning worship service, click HERE.

Kahu Akana is also an accomplished artist! He specializes in creating vibrant watercolors of the flowers of Hawaii and hosts a Sunday afternoon reception in a gallery at his home, the Smith Memorial Parsonage. He also meets visitors by appointment. Most of the profit from the sales go for the maintenance and upkeep of the parsonage. To see a video about his art and gallery, click HERE. To see the gallery website, click HERE.