UPCOMING EVENTS

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Many volunteers are needed to support Hokuloa's worship service each Sunday - lay liturgist, set-up/take-down, ushers, counters, fellowship food, flowers & altar preparation, AV technician, etc.

A new volunteer position of Zoom Worship Host was recently established. The Zoom host will greet those who worship via Zoom and facilitate the post-worship talk story session among Zoom participants. The Zoom host will sign in to the worship meeting on Zoom about 10 minutes before the service begins. The AV Tech will make the Zoom host a co-host so that they can admit worshippers from the virtual waiting room. The host can greet Zoom participants verbally or via chat. The host will monitor the chat box during worship. Following worship the host will get the online talk story session rolling. The Zoom Worship Host is an ideal volunteer opportunity for those who regularly worship via Zoom.

If you are willing to serve as Zoom host (or in any other volunteer capacity) on selected Sundays, please email Anne Marie Murphy to be added to the monthly volunteer invitation. The invitation is an email with a link to sign up on the virtual clipboard. When you volunteer you will receive a email reminder about your role a few days in advance.

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A Short Short Story
An assignment from Hokuloaʻs Writer in Residence, Linda Petrucelli: 

President Abraham Lincoln delivered his most famous speech on November 19, 1863. History remembers how he quickly scribbled it before the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Even though the Gettysburg Address used only 272 words and took less than 5 minutes to read, it’s considered to be one of the most moving speeches in history. Something doesn't have to be long to be powerful.

 

Enter the Six Word Story.

 

This ultimate of short-shorts is designed to inspire anyone to get to what matters most. It’s a simple concept: pen a story in just half a dozen words.

 

Legend connects the origin of these tiniest of narratives to Ernest Hemmingway. He was once challenged in a bar to write a complete story in six words. Hemingway responded with this heart-aching tale: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." 

 

Six Word Stories can be sorrowful or humorous, offer advice, proclaim a belief. The characteristic that sets these micro-works apart is the ability to capture the truth—briefly.

 

So I got to thinking. How would I describe Hokuloa Church in just six words?  Here are some examples:

 

Standing for love. Standing against hate.

On the cusp of spiritual transformation.

Our purpose: To be like Jesus.

 

In honor of Kahu Nani’s call, the Church Council is inviting all members and friends to welcome her by writing a Hokuloa six word story. Your submissions will be printed and hung inside the church on Sunday, June 5.

 

And the Stubby Pencil goes to...

The Hokuloa ohana took up the challenge from our Writer in Residence, Linda Petrucelli, to capture the spirit or express a truth about our church in a Six Word Story. Over 50 stories were submitted and posted on the sanctuary walls on Pentecost Sunday.

Read all of the Six Word Stories and pick the one(s) that you feel merit a Stubby Pencil award.

Card Making Workshop

Watch this space for details on a card making class this summer!
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John 11:25-26

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?"