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February 2023

Hokuloa will pack a lot into the 28 days in February. As you turn to the second page of 2023, you may want to add some of these events to your calendar.

  • Tuesdays 1/31 and 2/7, 14 & 21 at 10 AM (HST) Bad Girls of the Bible book group in person at the church

  • Wednesdays 2/1, 8, 15 & 22 at 10 AM (HST) Half Truths book group looks at 'God helps those who help themselves' and other things the Bible doesn't say. Join us on Zoom

  • Sunday 2/5 after worship Congregational Meeting to discuss where we are in our transitional ministry with Kahu Nani and plans for the next 6 months

  • Wednesday 2/7 at 2 PM (HST) Virtual Picnic

  • Sunday 2/12 after worship Love Feast to celebrate Hokuloa's volunteers

  • Sunday 2/19 Opukahaʻia Sunday

  • Ash Wednesday 2/22 - beginning of Lent

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By 10 AM on Tuesday volunteers from the congregation were arriving to begin the cleanup. They worked through the day to remove the water and mud from inside the church and begin the drying process. On Wednesday work continued to mop the dried mud off the floor and to check to see that the organ, keyboard, computers, copier, sound system and air conditioners were functional. By the end of the day on Wednesday it was determined that we would be able to hold the concert on Thursday and worship services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Mahalo nui loa to all who helped.

The kitchen and restroom building was unaffected by the flood waters but there was mud and debris on the lawn. The large picnic table and the emergency exit steps were moved by the rushing water. Cleanup of storage sheds began on Thursday and will continue today.

On Wednesday afternoon as David and I were loading tools in our cars after working at the church a woman driving by stopped and said she thought that she had found a figure from our creche while walking along the shoreline and that she had placed it on a  rock. David took a walk and found the shepherd boy holding a lamb. They are now reunited with the rest of the creche figures.

Jack Olson

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