News and Events
PUSHPAY ONLINE GIVING
Annual, Monthly or Weekly offertory, tithing and donations to Kawaiahaʻo Church have just gotten easier.
E WELINA MAI, KAHU MERSEBERG!
The Oversight Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of KAHU JAMES “Kimo” MERSEBERG as the Supply Sustaining Pastor for Kawaiaha`o Church during the period December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018. He will be responsible for providing spiritual and administrative leadership and pastoral care during his tenure.
MATCH FUNDS DOUBLE YOUR GIVING
TO YOUNG LIFE O`AHU from now until December 31, and your donation is tax-deductible. Donate online at yloahu.org or mail your check payable to “Young Life O`ahu” TO BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 29 to 829 Pensacola St., Suite 217, Honolulu HI 96814.
LOOKING FOR WELCOMING PEOPLE
To serve a greeters at 6:00pm CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE. Please contact SANDRA TAMASHIRO at 286-3171 or BILL HA`OLE at 351-2149.
‘OHANA CHRISTMAS FAMILY FUN FAIR
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 and
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23
FREE & OPEN TO ALL on Kawaiaha`o Church Lawn.
5:30pm~NO RESERVATIONS Aloha Lu`au Dinner to the FIRST 500 GUESTS.
6 to 7:00pm~Christmas is Aloha Mo`olelo with Audience Participation.
7 to 9:30pm~Christmas Memories–Family & Individual Games as an ‘Ohana.
For information, contact MILILANI BYERS at 469-3000 or www.kawaiahao.org.
DECEMBER 24 NO KEIKI SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Personal activity packets will be available for all keiki who may be in attendance at the worship service with their ‘ohana.
OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Kawaiaha`o Church and Kawaiaha`o Church School offices will be closed Friday, DECEMBER 22, 2017 until JANUARY 1, 2018. They will re-open Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
and SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION at Kawaiaha`o Church at 6:00pm on DECEMBER 24.
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS!
Will you be celebrating a special occasion? Share your joy with others by providing beautiful floral bouquet(s) to grace our altar. Contact BUDDY NALUA’I at 532-1260 or email@example.com.
HUI ALOHA DOORKEEPERS
We are looking for volunteers for Hui Aloha to greet people, hand out bulletins, collect the offering and welcome everyone with the Love of God as they come to Kawaiahaʻo Church. Smile with us and be a part of the first joyful impression people receive! For more information, please contact SANDY TAMASHIRO at 808-286-3171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 ALI’I SUNDAY SCHEDULE
January 28 King William Charles Lunalilo
March 11 Queen Ka’ahumanu
March 25 Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole
June 10 Kamehameha ‘Ekahi (I)
August 5 Kamehameha ‘Ekolu (III)
September 2 Queen Lili’uokalani
October 14 Princess Ka’iulani
December 9 Kamehameha ‘Elima (V)
December 16 Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
UCC CHRISTMAS FUND OFFERING
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17. Your offering will provide pension and health premium supplementation to low-income retired church workers, emergency assistance to clergy families in need, and Christmas checks to hundreds of annuitants.
‘OHANA CHRISTMAS LAULIMA WORK DAY
SUNDAYS, December 3, 10 & 17 after worship service on the front lawn next to refreshments tent. Come shine for Jesus by making signs, assembling games and prizes. For information, contact MILILANI BYERS at 694-9600.
HOLIDAY FAIR & MAKEKE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, from 8:30am~3:00pm. Please join us for fun in the sun with Baked Goods, Hot/Cold Foods, Made-in-Hawaii Artisans, Unique Crafts and a variety of Holiday Shopping Gift Ideas. For application or information, call MELA KEALOHA-LINDSEY AT 735-4510.
SEMI-ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
OCTOBER 29, 2017. Registration at 10:45am. Meeting at 11:00am. In the Sanctuary. Election to fill one vacancy on the Board of Trustees; Adoption of Proposed Budget; By-laws Amendment; Ministry and Committee Reports are on the Agenda.
PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE (PSC) UPDATE
Pastoral Search Committee will be available for an Informational Meeting with church members on OCTOBER 22, 2017, at 10:45am in the Sanctuary.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, at 10:45am in the Sanctuary. A proposed By-laws Amendment received and affirmed by the Committee is the agenda. The proposed By-laws Amendment is on the agenda of the Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on OCTOBER 29, 2017.
ANGEL TREE FORMS
may be picked up at the Business Office and must be handed in no later than NOVEMBER 12. Please call SANDY TAMASHIRO at 286-3171 if you have any questions.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL MEETING
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, at 10:45am in the Kawaiaha’o Church Sanctuary for the purpose of an election of the candidate Kahu Kenneth Makuakane to the position of Senior Kahu of Kawaiaha’o Church.
CANDIDATE KAHU KENNETH MAKUAKANE
Call Sermon at 9:00am on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, Kawaiaha’o Church Sanctuary.
UCC TRANSITION HOUSE BENEFIT DINNER
5:30-8:30pm OCTOBER 19 at Central Union Church-Parish Hall. An evening of good food, fellowship, music, silent auction and country store for your shopping pleasure. We would appreciate donations of home-made treats, handicrafts and silent auction items. See SANDY KAINA or call 386-2804 for tickets.
OSSA FALL HO’IKE
2:00pm SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017, at Lili’uokalani Church. All are invited to attend. For information or transportation, contact KEIKO D’ENBEAU 15 228-3615.
KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOOL MINISTRY
BAKE SALE on OCTOBER 15 after church service on the mauka-Diamond Head lawn area to raise funds for two students to attend the Model UN Conference in New York in February 2018. Donations of baked goods are welcome. Contact KEIKO D’ENBEAU at 228-3615 for information.
SEEKING AN ACTIVE CHURCH MEMBER
to fill a 3-year vacancy on the Board of Trustees.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Trustee shall be an active member of the Church; shall have two (2) years of financial experience or training; and have three (3) or more current years of involvement at Kawaiaha’o Church as an officer of a ministry and/or standing committee. Submit your resume to a member of the Nominations & Elections Committee, Moderator Ka’iulani Hess, any Trustee, or to the Business Office NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 8, 2017.
UCC NEIGHBORS IN NEED OFFERING
OCTOBER 1 to help support program initiatives and direct grants offered through the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries. Please make your check payable to KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH and note NEIGHBORS IN NEED. Thank you for your generous donations.
LIMITED CHURCH PARKING
by the bathrooms, and NO PARKING permitted on the makai side of the church, due to construction-related events. Please park off-campus or at the Kawaiaha`o Church Gym parking lot. Regular parking should be available on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
HO`OMAIKA`I for KAHU CURT & BECKY KEKUNA
At Kawaiaha`o Church Sanctuary on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, at 5:30pm. Please join us as we bless Kahu Curt and Mama Kahu Becky for 13 years of devoted ministry service to Kawaiaha`o Church, and ask for the LORD’s guidance and favor as they enter into the next season of life and ministry.
“After spending some time there, they were sent off by the believers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them.” -Acts 15:33
THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
play, AUGUST 18 ~ SEPTEMBER 3 at EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE (UH-Manoa, 1770 East-West Rd.) For tickets:judasinhawaii.com.
ANNUAL WHITE ELEPHANT & MAKEKE
this holiday season will be a much smaller event and will NOT collect items this year. Mahalo to all of you who have donated graciously to the effort every year. God Bless You for your kokua.
ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE
For MALES and FEMALES OVER AGE 18 to tentatively run from mid-September to mid-December in the GYM. If interested, please contact DENNIS LEE 808-234-9594.
VOLUNTEER TODAY FOR CHRISTMAS
Come let your Light & Aloha Shine for Jesus & His Keiki! ‘OHANA CHRISTMAS FREE FAMILY FUN FAIR needs your kokua. to help with prep activities or to sign up to volunteer on December 22 and/or 23. Questions? Call MILILANI KIA`AINA BYERS 694-9600.
NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY
On TUESDAYS covering book of Matthew from 3:30 – 4:30pm in Ka`ahumanu Room. Everyone is welcome! Contact JULIANA YOTSUJI at 354-2010 or Lsehawaii@gmail.com.
QUEEN ST. ACCESS ROAD CLOSURE
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JULY 10, the access road between the Sanctuary and Queen St. will be closed due to safety concerns caused by erosion of the multi-purpose construction site. All vehicles entering the Sanctuary from the main Punchbowl St. gate must exit through the same gate. Please use extra caution if you plan to pick up or drop off passengers. We are actively looking at ways to address this problem and apologize for the inconvenience.
“BE STILL AND KNOW”
WOMEN’S RETREAT, AUGUST 5, Saturday, 8:30am to 2:00pm at One Love Ministries (670 Auahi St., #A5). Nationally known speaker VICKY COURTNEY. Cost $45 payable to He Speaks Ministry, 2485 Akepa St., Pearl City, HI 96782, or register online atwww.shespeaksministry.org. Scholarships available-contact RUBY DONLIN, KA`IULANI HESS, LISSA LEONG or REBECCA KEKUNA.
LA HO`IHO`I E`A HAWAIIAN RESTORATION DAY
SUNDAY, JULY 30, from 11am to 6pm across the street at the Honolulu Civic Grounds. Family fun, Food, Music, Hula, Cultural Demonstrations, Hawaiian Health, Games, Discussion. For information visit lahoihoiea.org
3:00pm, JULY 18, TUESDAY, in Pauahi Room. Everyone is welcome. For questions, contact email@example.com.
TEEN CHALLENGE NIGHT
JULY 14 – Friday at Kawaiaha`o Church Sanctuary. Worship Band 6:30-7:00pm. JIMMY YAMADA and Teen Challenge students/staff 7:00-8:00pm who will speak about addiction and what you can do to make a difference! For information contact DENNIS LEE at 234-9594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN OF KAWAIAHA`O (WOK)
invites everyone to the KITCHEN on SATURDAY, JULY 1 at 9:15am, to make lunches for Habitat for Humanity workers. They will leave church at 11:00am to deliver the lunches to the Kaneohe work site. For information email email@example.com
OUTREACH MINISTRY BACK-TO-SCHOOL
SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR KAMAILE SCHOOL has a substantial amount of supplies and will not be calling for additional donations this season. MAHALO to all who have donated throughout the year & God Bless You for your kokua.
BACK 2 SCHOOL FUN!
JULY 8, SATURDAY, 11am to 2pm at Kawaiaha’o Church for all students Grade K ~ College and their families. FREE gifts, prizes, games, face painting and food while supplies last. Rockin’ music and amazing strong-man stunts. FUN! Contact La Vernne at 469-3061.
PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE (PSC) UPDATE
MEMBERS-ONLY informational meeting to meet and greet candidate Kahu KENNETH MAKUAKANE in the Kawaiaha`o Church Sanctuary following worship service on October 1, 2017-Sunday-10:45 to 11:45am
STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING
ON SUNDAY, JUNE 11. God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, to awaken new ideas and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.
VOLUNTEERS FOR SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE is seeking Volunteers! Scholarship Committee and Introduction Meeting scheduled after church service at 10:30am SUNDAY, JUNE 4, outside next to the snack tent. Contact MELA KEALOHA-LINDSEY at (808)735-4510 for information.
REV. CHARLES BUCK AT KAWAIAHA’O
Reverend CHARLES BUCK will deliver the message at our church on SUNDAY, JUNE 18. The Kawaiaha’o Church congregation will present a thank you gift to him that day. If you would like to make a monetary donation toward the gift please see KEIKO D’ENBEAU or KA’IULANI HESS.
KCS MINISTRY BAKE SALE
Fundraising BAKE SALE on SUNDAY, JUNE 11, immediately after our church service with 100% of proceeds benefiting KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOOL MINISTRY. Baked Goods donations are welcome on the day of the sale. Contact MELA KEALOHA-LINDSEY at (808) 735-4510 for information.
FAIR & WHITE ELEPHANT STORE CANCELED
KING KAMEHAMEHA FAIR & WHITE ELEPHANT STORE scheduled for SATURDAY, JUNE 10, has been CANCELED. Please DO NOT DROP OFF any items to the Church or Business Office for this canceled event. Contact MELA KEALOHA-LINDSEY for information at (808) 735-4510
seeks volunteer host families for Okinawan High School aged exchange students from JULY 26 to AUGUST 7. Host families receive $300 per student to offset costs. For more information, contact LINDSEY BROWN at 808-375-4179 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN OF KAWAIAHA’O (W.O.K.) MEETING
on TUESDAY, MAY 23, at 3:00pm in Pauahi Room. Everyone is invited. For information or questions, contact Rebecca email@example.com.
KAHU CHARLES BUCK’s RETIREMENT
will be celebrated by Central Union, Kawaiaha’o and other churches on MAY 21 (SUNDAY) at 5:00pm. Program at 6:00pm. Potluck, bring utensils. Plates, cups, water to be provided. Please bring lei for Kahu and his wife, Sue.
CULTURAL DESCENDANTS INFORMATIONAL MEETING
on the MPC Project and Cultural Descendants Consultation process at 5:00pm on MAY 15, 2017 (MONDAY) at KAUMAKAPILI CHURCH.
R.S.V.P. REQUIRED to LANI MA’A LAPILIO by May 11 (Thursday) 808-382-1145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MALAMA HONUA PULE
on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 in the Sanctuary. 5:30 p.m. (Worship) 6:00 p.m. (Service) Please join us in praying for Hōkūleʻa’s final leg home.
FREE BIBLE-IN-A-YEAR BOOKMARK
SUNDAY after the service. PLUS get a gel highlighter if you make a pledge to Read the Bible in a Year. Receive both from SANDY YOUNG.
SEMI-ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, in the Sanctuary.
REGISTRATION at 10:45 a.m.
MEETING at 11:00 a.m.
AGENDA: Elections, Audit Report, Amendments to By-laws, Ministry and Committee Reports.
Your attendance is greatly appreciated
WOMAN’s BOARD OF MISSIONS
ANNUAL MEETING & Fellowship on SATURDAY, APRIL 29, at 10am-1pm. COST $35. All are welcome. Contact CENTRAL UNION CHURCH at 941-0957.
FREE CHORAL CONCERT
On SUNDAY, APRIL 30 at 4:00pm inside the Sanctuary. Enjoy great music featuring the COMMUNITY CHORAL FESTIVAL CHOIR under the direction of JEREMY WONG. This FREE concert is offered to the community and is sponsored by the Kawaiaha’o Ministry of Music & Performing Arts.
COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL PHOTOS
If you would like a photo of your sponsored child to be part of the COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL DISPLAY, please pass it on to KEIKO D’ENBEAU by APRIL 30. (Phone 228-3615)
CHURCH PICNIC APRIL 23
Join us SUNDAY, APRIL 23, after church service for a PICNIC to celebrate EARTH DAY and KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH’s 197th BIRTHDAY.
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL APRIL 16
NO KEIKI SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017.
BY-LAW AMENDMENTS PROPOSAL
BY-LAW AMENDMENTS INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held APRIL 9 at 10:45am in Ka’ahumanu Room. Proposed amendments to the church’s By-laws are posted.
Get your FREE Bible-In-A-Year Bookmark after Sunday Worship Service. Make a pledge to read the Bible and receive a FREE GEL HIGHLIGHTER, too. See SANDY YOUNG.
EARTH DAY & KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH’S 197th
EARTH DAY and KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH’S 197th BIRTHDAY will be celebrated SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 following worship service.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
Seeking ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS for private lessons March 20 to April 20, 9:00am~12:30pm, Monday~Friday. If interested contact JULIANA YOTSUJI at 354-2010.
Sign up NOW for ‘OHANA CAMP JULY 21~23, 2017 at Camp Mokule’ia. Call 469-3061 or email email@example.com.
EASTER SERVICE (TRADITIONAL)
TRADITIONAL EASTER SERVICE and HOLY COMMUNION will begin at 9:00am on SUNDAY, APRIL 16, inside the Church Sanctuary.
EASTER SonRise SERVICE
Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with us at EASTER SonRise SERVICE at 6:00am on SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017, on the lawn of Kawaiaha’o Church.
MAUNDY THURSDAY will be celebrated with a 2.5 hour Seder Meal at 5:00pm on APRIL 13, 2017. We will eat and drink as Jesus did during that Last Supper. HOST A TABLE of 8 family & friends, coordinate the Pot Blessing for your table, and decorate it with a jar of flowers. Call 469-3061 for reservations.
WOMEN OF KAWAIAHA’O (W.O.K.) meeting TUESDAY, MARCH 28 at 3:00pm in Pauahi Room. Everyone is welcome. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EASTER SonRise VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EASTER SonRise Service to decorate stage/lawn, to perform as Hula Dancers, or to serve as Greeters/Prayer Team Members (training will be provided on 4/15/2017). If interested contact La Vernne at 469-3061 email@example.com.
KALUA PIG BENEFIT
The Lord pressed upon hearts to take gifting to the world!
HALAU HULA O KAWAIAHA’O KALUA PIG PRE-SALE MARCH 26 and APRIL 2, 2017 to help fund its 2018 Japan Mission. $8 per container. Contact RACHEL KAIAMA for questions or information at 294-1737. PLEASE KOKUA!
KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP
KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS are now being accepted and are available at the Church Business Office, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. DEADLINE: Must be received in the Business Office no later than 4pm on MAY 1, 2017.
“FACING DARKNESS” SPECIAL SHOWING
“FACING DARKNESS,” the New Samaritan’s Purse Film, special showing ONE NIGHT ONLY at 7:00pm THURSDAY, MARCH 30, at Regal Dole Cannery Theater. Powerful true story of hope and faith shows how God performed a miracle to save the life of Dr. Kent Brantly in the midst of the 2014 Ebola pandemic in West Africa. For tickets call (808) 528-3653 or go tohttp://tinyurl.com/hg8azd5.
KCS SUMMER PROGRAM
Register now for KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM for keiki ages 3 to 6.
Session 3: July 17 – August 4
For details and information, contact the school office at 585-0622 or go to www.kawaiahaoschool.org.
OSSA SPRING HO’IKE
Please join the OAHU SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION for its SPRING HO’IKE being hosted this year by Kawaiaha’o Church on SUNDAY, MARCH 19 from 2-4:00pm in the church gymnasium. Points of contact: MARTHA ALBIN (382-7802) or KEIKO D’ENBEAU (228-3615)
BAKE SALE SUNDAY
KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOOL MINISTRY BAKE SALE after worship service on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, on the mauka front lawn will feature home-baked goods and much more! Come join us
KUPUNA MINISTRY CHANGE
KUPUNA MINISTRY MEETINGS will be held monthly on the THIRD THURSDAY from 10:00am to Noon in Ka’ahumanu Room. NEXT MEETING MARCH 16.
KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOOL ACCREDITATION
Congratulations to KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH SCHOOL for being awarded a 7-year accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), the result of a rigorous review process which demonstrated their “pursuit of excellence in elementary education.” If you would like to enroll your child or grandchild, please give the school a call at 585-0622 or go to www.kawaiahaoschool.org.
HAWAII ISLAND MINISTRY (H.I.M.) CONFERENCE MARCH 16-18, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center. WOK scholarships are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. You may register on-line at himonline.org.
KALIHI & MOANALUA CHURCH ANNIVERSARY
KALIHI and MOANALUA CHURCH 150th ANNIVERSARY on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017. 7:30am Continental Breakfast ~ 9:00am Ho’ike ‘Ohana ~ 10:30am Anniversary Celebration with Holy Communion ~ Noon Lu’au Pa’ina. RSVP or information call 808-594-3534 or email email@example.com.
25th ANNIVERSARY HO’OKUIKAHI RECONCILIATION at 7:00pm on TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017, at Kaumakapili Church. “Honoring, remembering, promoting the legacy of Queen Lili’uokalani … her justice, nonviolence, reconciliation.” For information contact Dr. Kahu Kaleo Patterson at 808-330-3769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCELED: WOK MEETING
CANCELED: Women of Kawaiaha’o (WOK) meeting which was scheduled TUESDAY, January 17, 2017.
HEBREW LANGUAGE and CULTURE CLASS begins THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017, from 5:45 to 8:45pm each THURSDAY in the CE Room. It will cause you to appreciate the Holy Land and make the Bible come alive! 50% TUITION DISCOUNT TO KAWAIAHA’O CHURCH MEMBERS. Contact Ms. YAMIT McCORMICK at email@example.com for information or to register.
ARTS FOR ALL
Hawaii Theatre Center’s ARTS FOR ALL makes performing arts accessible to Oahu’s low-income households, including seniors, with $5 TICKETS (show Photo ID and one of the following: QUEST/MEDICAID card, SECTION 8 housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-SNAP). Contact HTC Box Office at 528-0506.