Hokuloa UCC strives To Be Like Jesus on the Big Island.
Your faithful stewardship helps Hokuloa UCC carry out its mission and meet financial obligations. Your time, talents, and treasure allow us to Be the Church.
Madame Pele is restless!
Active lava is again present on the Big Island after an eruption started in the summit crater of Kilauea Volcano early Wednesday morning. While some members of the Hokuloa ohana on the east coast of the mainland are dealing with dangerous smoke from Canadian wildfires, we on the Big Island are experiencing only moderate levels of ash and VOG.
Hokuloa UCC has a long history of making our church and grounds available for use by recovery groups. AA meetings are held at Hokuloa twice a week. We greatly appreciate the time and materials that the West Hawaii Central Office volunteers provided to help us renovate the landscape planting around the monkeypod tree.
One of the missions we support is the Care Portal on-island. Anne Dressel reports that the total for requests received by Care Portal is $30,853.00. Of this amount, the Hokuloa Diaconate donated $2,764.00. In addition, the Hokuloa Response Team donated an additional $1,230.00. Thus, our little church by the sea has contributed over 12% of the total requests.
Though we are little, we are big in our ministry outreach!
Thank you and mahalo for all your efforts. If you would like to join our response team to pray or give please contact Ann Marie Murphy or Anne Dressel.
FOOD & MEALS
Canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, home cooked meals are dropped off weekly in the freezers and refrigerators at the HIV/Aids food bank in Kona. Donations of food and money are used to create healthy meals. This commitment was started over 15 years ago by Pastor Emeritus John Hoover.
The Annual Advent Food Drive collects nonperishable food and donations for Hawaii Island's Food Bank, The Food Basket.
EMAIL PRAYER SUPPORT GROUP
Join the online Prayer Support Group (PSG). Receive periodic emails. PRAY. Bring the requests to God in prayer.
Contact Marjorie Mrasek, the PSG Leader,
or the Church Office to participate
The seven windows in the chapel need to be replaced. Age, moisture and termites have taken a toll on the windows. Replacements need to be in accordance with the historical nature of the building. Bids for windows are being solicited. It is anticipated that installation will be the most costly part of the replacement process. Mike O'Toole is taking the lead in this project. Additional funds are still needed.
Recently working on the church walls were Cole Salera, David Murphy, David Mandelkern, and David Hendersen.
Your name doesn't need to be David to improve the buildings and grounds. Grab a lopper and trim back the kiawe. Or pull weeds next to the picnic table.