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Join us in Worship on site both on the lawn or in the air-conditioned sanctuary.
Aloha/Casual Wear is WELCOME
Or via Zoom at 9 am HST. 

Please contact us for the Zoom link.

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Your Church by the Ocean
in Beautiful Puako. 


Hymns hold a cherished place within the tapestry of a church service, serving as powerful links between the human spirit and the divine.  These melodious expressions of faith and worship are more than just songs; they are conduits that connect congregants with the sacred.  As the congregation unites in song, hearts are lifted, and voices are raised in harmony, creating a communal atmosphere of praise and reverence.  Hymns often reinforce the theme or message of the sermon, offering a musical interpretation of the scriptural passages shared during the service.  They provide a means of expressing gratitude, seeking forgiveness, and finding solace in the presence of God.  Through hymns, the congregation is drawn together, finding solace, inspiration, and a profound sense of spiritual connection that unifies their collective journey of faith.

Kahu Nani's Mana`o
The parable of the Wise and Foolish Maidens is unique to the Matthew Gospel. Jesus is preaching only to his disciples at the Mount of Olives.  He began his preaching in chapter 24 with a description of the end of times, known as the “Little Apocalypse.” There will be wars and persecutions, sacrilege and false messiahs, the heavens and earth shaken, and the Son of Man coming in glory.  Though the Son of Man will come soon, nobody knows when.  Now in chapter 25, Jesus turns to address the question, “How are we to live while awaiting the Son of Man?” We are presented with two possible scenarios of the wise maidens who are prepared for the wait and therefore bring extra oil and the foolish maidens who search for a 7-Eleven Store that stocks lamp oil.

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The search committee completed the Hokuloa Church profile at the end of September and is waiting to receive a pastoral candidate profile. Meanwhile the committee has looked at a few sample non-candidate profiles to learn what is contained in a profile and how to assess the information in a pastoral profile. This week the committee conducted a mock interview with a non-candidate pastor to test the process and questions that we will use when we interview candidates.

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Bible Readings

Read the Revised Common Lectionary readings for this Sunday, November 12, 2023

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13

Download or print the Order of Worship for the service.

Got Kids? Click for the Children's Activity Pages.

Hokuloa Holiday Food Drive

Our local mission effort to address hunger and food insecurity on the Big Island is gearing up. Hokuloa's Holiday Food Drive needs donations of non-perishable food, monetary gifts (include a note to designate your donation for the food drive), and your prayers of support. The food drive is scheduled for November 19th to December 28th. Stay tuned for more information on food drop-off times and locations.

Hokuloa's food and monetary donations will go to The Food Basket which supplies many of the local community food shelves.

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Lectionary Bible Study with Kahu Nani

Join me each Tuesday morning for Bible Study.  I will do two sessions each Tuesday morning. The first session, at 9:30 a.m. is a ZOOM virtual meeting.  The second session, at 10:30 a.m. is for those who can meet in person at Hokuloa Church.


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If you are interested in joining us on zoom, please let me know because the zoom account is different from the churchʻs zoom account. I will need to email you the information.
Tuesday, November 14: No sessions due to Card Making Workshop
Tuesday, November 21 @9:30 and 10:30 am
Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24; Matthew 25: 31-46

  • Tuesday November 14th at 10 AM  Christmas Card Workshop at Hokuloa

  • Hokuloa Holiday Food Drive - November 19th to December 28th

  • Thursday November 30th at 5:30 PM  Community Concert at Hokuloa with the Crosswinds Trio

  • Thursday December 7th at 5:30 - ALONG THE ALA KAHAKAI TRAIL SPEAKER SERIES

  • Thursday December 21st at 5:30 PM - Community Concert at Hokuloa with the West Hawaii Woodwind Quintet

  • Sunday December 25th - Community Concert with the Kona Brass at 5:30 followed by Christmas Eve Service at 6:30

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Gratitude and Hope

As Thanksgiving approaches, Hokuloa UCC is grateful for the gifts that have supported our church in its mission this year.  We look forward with hope that we can continue To Be Like Jesus on the Big Island in 2024

Kahu Nani reminded us how we are called


 to serve in her recent stewardship letter.  We have great hope for loving our communities even more in '24.  Members of the Hokuloa oʻhana are asked to prayerfully consider how they can share their time, talents, and treasure to serve others in 2024. You are encouraged to  fill in the pledge form and return it to Hokuloa by mail or email in time for the blessing of the gifts during worship on Sunday, November 19th.


The daily news is filled with overwhelming tragedies, both manmade and natural:

  • War in Ukraine

  • War in the Middle East

  • Flood in Libya

  • Earthquake in Morocco

  • Earthquake in Afghanistan

  • Recovery from the fire in Maui


Hokuloa's Prayer Group

You are invited to share your intercessory prayers, joys, or concerns during worship each Sunday. You can also request prayers during the week by emailing the church office. You may ask that your prayer request remain confidential. Non-confidential prayer requests are shared with the Prayer Support Group.  Contact Marjorie Mrasek to become part of Hokuloa's prayer ministry.

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect.  1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
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