.... for an important update from the Search Committee and Church Council after worship on Sunday, May 22nd. An expanded talk story session is scheduled (we will forgo the usual fellowship refreshments for those at Hokuloa). Please plan on staying for an extra 30 minutes to participate, in person or on zoom. We want to hear from you!
200th 'Aha Pae'āina
The annual meeting of the Hawai'i Conference United Church of Christ, will be held virtually and in person, June 12 -18, 2022. Central Union Church in Honolulu will host the in-person events.
The theme for this year's gathering is "Mai kēia hanauna a ia hanauna aku: From Generation to Generation." The 'Aha Makua will meet from June 17 – 18. The keynote speaker for the 'Aha Makua will be Jeffrey "Kapali" Lyon, Chair of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He will be speaking on "The Religion of the Hawaiian Chiefs: Ali'i, Missionaries, and Religion in Early 19th Century Hawai'i."
Hokuloa UCC is entitled to send a voting delegate to the meeting in addition to clergy. If you would like to be our delegate, please contact the church office by phone or email. Registration is due by May 16th.
Bible Search & Rescue
This week's edition of the Hawaii Conference UCC newsletter, Coconut Wireless, contained the following description of a new website on biblical scholarship for the general public:The newly-launched Bible Search & Rescue website makes the tools of academic biblical scholarship available to the general public.
Two main pages offer two different types of information:
The SEARCH page has posts on BASIC INFORMATION about the Bible.
The RESCUE page responds to the question, “Does the Bible really say that?”
One can also submit questions to biblical scholars associated with the Westar Institute (aka The Jesus Seminar), and they will respond! Bible Search & Rescue is an invitation to a deeper exploration of the Bible.
Lunch and the Good Book - Hawaii Conference UCC
A new book study, "Lunch and the Good Book," will begin on Thursday, May 5, at noon via Zoom, and will run for five Thursdays. Discussion will focus on the book Blue Planet, Blue God: The Bible and the Sea by Meric Srokosz and Rebecca Watson, and will be led by Jonathan Roach, Associate Conference Minister. This book study is open to all who are interested. Please contact Jonathan at email@example.com to receive the Zoom link, or for further information.
Feed My Sheep / Let the Little Children Come to Me
Two commandments from Jesus that are the basis of long-standing missions at Hokuloa UCC. The Diaconate and the Christian Education Committee are working with the Church Council to re-imagine the future of our hunger ministries and CE program for children. You are invited to be part of the discussion. Additional volunteers will be needed to continue these important missions. Please contact the church office or any member of the Council to become part of the discussion or to volunteer.
Card Making Workshop
Watch this space for details on a card making class this summer!
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"