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Show Us Your Smiling Face
As Hokuloa Church prepares to welcome a new pastor, there will be the inevitable round of introductions between pastor and parishioners. The process of matching names to faces will be much easier for the new pastor if our directory (AKA our Breeze Church Management Software) contains recent photos of the members of the Hokuloa ʻohana. Unfortunately, the great majority of the people in our directory look like the person in the middle photo below.

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If you are a Breeze user, you can add or update your own photo. If you want to learn how to do it yourself, join the Breeze training mentioned in the ʻHappeningsʻ section above. Even easier, just snap a selfie with your phone, tablet, or computer camera and email it the the church office and we will add it to the directory. Landscape pictures (wider than tall) work best, but we will use whatever you send.

The Hokuloa Council and the Pastoral Search Committee held a joint meeting on April 5th to consider options for a Bridge Pastor to serve after Kahu Nani completes her service with Hokuloa at the end of May. The consensus was to seek a half-time Bridge Pastor while we continue the search for a full-time Designated Term Pastor. A job opportunity posting for the Bridge Pastor is being circulated. Please contact the Hokuloa Church office if you know someone who may be interested in this ministry opportunity or have ideas for wider circulation of the posting notice so that the Search Committee can follow-up. The Church Council was also supportive of the Search Committee recommendation that Hokuloa secure housing and transportation to make it easier for a pastor to serve without having to worry about housing. The council is pursuing housing and transportation options. We hope to lease a suitable house, condo, or apartment for a total cost (rent and utilities) to the church of not more than $3,000/month. Let us know if you are aware of any housing or transportation possibilities.

Meanwhile, the search for a full-time pastor continues as the Hokuloa Church Profile has been circulating nationally since early March. The Search Committee has reviewed pastor profiles and interviewed candidates. The current conditions are that there are many more churches seeking pastors and fewer pastors seeking new positions than in pre-pandemic times. 

  • Tuesdays April 16, 23, and 30 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM - Reflection on the second half of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic. This is a continuation of the Lenten Book Study and is based on chapter 2 in the book Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus. Contact Kahu Nani or Cat Mitchell for further information.

  • Thursday, April 18th at 11 AM - Breeze Church Management Software - If you are a member, friend or frequent attender of Hokuloa and would like to have access to the online Church Directory and to your personal attendance and giving records - please sign up for a Breeze training session. The next session will be offered both via Zoom and in-person at the church. RSVP to (Please consider bringing your lunch and joining the other volunteers working at the church that day for lunch.) If Thursday is inconvenient, a Saturday Zoom or Sunday in-person at 10:30 can be arranged. Breeze Training Sessions are offered by Yvonne Leiser.

  • Thursday, April 18th at 5:30 PM - Final session of the Along the Ala Kahakai Trail series co-sponsored by the Puako Historical Society and Hokuloa Church.  Keoni Fox, President of the Ala Kahakai Trail Association will speak on Land and Kuleana: ʻAina Protection and Stewardship along the Kaʻu Coastline. Join us at the church or via Zoom.

  • Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day



David and George with template of the letters soon to be installed on the Hokuloa Church lava rock sign.

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OPEN Thursdays from 10am to 2pm. Drop by this historic Hawaiian church, enjoy the view, talk story with the volunteers, offer silent prayers. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the lawn and the view.


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


Do you enjoy chatting? Then consider being the Sunday Zoom Host - 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 an email reminder about your role a few days in advance.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning: great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22 - 23 (ESV)
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