This week marks more than the half-way point in the Hawaii Conference Justice and Witness Team's 12-session educational series on Hawaiian Kingdom History. Whether you are kamaʻāina or a relative newcomer to Hawaiʻi, you will hear history that you have not heard before. See the conference website for further information. Register for the remaining sessions which will be presented via Zoom on Sundays at 4 PM through October 23. If you cannot view the webinars when they are presented, recordings of past and future sessions can be viewed at your convenience. 

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Aloha Autumn

This week marks the beginning of astronomical autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Fall, especially the month of September is typically a time of renewed activity in churches. At Hokuloa UCC:

  • Christian Education for young people resumes after the Summer break with children's sermons and Sunday School classes during worship (additional teachers and helpers are still needed).

  • Adult Bible study on Bad Girls of the Bible in progress.

  • Church planning retreat scheduled for October 22 (see lead article above).

  • Stewardship campaign in October and November.

  • Congregational Meeting on November 13th to elect church officers for 2023.

  • Thanksgiving Eve meal and worship service.

  • Advent beginning the last Sunday in November to mark the beginning of the church liturgical new year.


Hokuloa strives To Be Like Jesus on the Big Island. Your faithful stewardship helps Hokuloa carry out its mission and meet financial obligations. Your time, talents, and treasure allow us to Be the Church. 








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Everyone in the Hokuloa ohana is invited to an all-church planning retreat scheduled for Saturday, October 22 from 8 AM to 2 PM (HST). Put it on your calendar now.

The retreat will be a hybrid event, allowing in-person participation at the church or on-line participation via Zoom.

This will be an opportunity to think creatively and collaborate on our ministry within our congregation and the wider community.

Additional information will be  included in upcoming editions of the Weekly Update

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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.

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?"