All Hallows Eve (Halloween) ~ All Souls Day ~ All Saints Sunday (All Hallows)

Established in the 8th century, this Triduum is a three-day religious observance, in which we remember with praise and thanksgiving the departed — not just the martyrs and saints, but all the departed. Church tradition allows us to move the Feast of All Saints to the following Sunday. 

Friday, November 1
10:00 am service
Includes the reading of names

  If you wish to have a loved one’s name read at the service, Please email us at

Sunday, November 3
8:00 & 9:30 am services

All Saints Sunday is a wonderful day to celebrate Holy Baptism. If you would like to be baptized or have your child baptized, email Pastor Gae at . We will all renew our baptismal vows at this service.
Centering Prayer and Meditation
This Sunday, November 3, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Meets in the Christ Memorial Sanctuary
Our Centering Prayer group is open to all faiths and to anyone who is seeking a deeper meaning to their spiritual life along the Contemplative Path.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. 

Each session, Pastor Gae gives meditation instruction followed by a bit of music and sacred reading, time to sit in silence, and time for observations and questions. Cushions for the pews are provided.
Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

 This past Monday, we all woke up to a Spectrum outage that shut down our internet and television for almost 24 hours. Imagine life without technology. We were forced to experience it.   
My entire routine was disrupted. I suppose I could have read my morning devotions or the NY Times via my cell phone, but it just isn’t the same. I couldn’t check in with local news as I had no TV. I usually download something to watch while I’m walking on the treadmill at the gym, but I couldn’t do that. My normal Monday work routine was affected the most — recapping the weekend, checking the scripture for the upcoming Sunday, coordinating the music with Michael & Tony, creating a first draft of our church bulletins, and posting some work for the two on-line classes I’m taking. I couldn’t do much of any of it. I felt really out of sorts. 

And… it was so… quiet. 

It ended up being a fabulous day. I did some reading, housekeeping and grocery shopping (no debit card transactions at Foodland). I made overdue phone calls to family and friends. I don’t like to use the internet for personal communication anyway. I much prefer talking on the phone, or even better, connecting over a cup of coffee. Mostly, I just did a lot of thinking and praying and appreciating the silence. 
I am now grateful for that day. I never realized how tethered I am to the technology in my life. I realized while tech has brought many wonderful things to my world, it has also contributed to the busy-ness of my life. My brain has become way too acclimated to multi-tasking and not paying full attention.

My takeaway of this experience — perhaps I’ll schedule one day a month as a no-tech day, an opportunity to reconnect with a simple rhythm of the day, like when I was a kid. Maybe I’ll even shut off my cell phone and take a walk on the beach, do a little writing on a notepad or draw a picture, or meet a friend for lunch. Maybe I’ll just sit in silence and think and pray.

I welcome your thoughts.  
Paster Gae+

 Mo-olelo Event -  Featuring Jack Gushiken
This Saturday, November 2
Porter Pavilion, Anaina Hou

Our neighboring Anaina Hou will be hosting a Free Mo’olelo Event Saturday, November 2, featuring parishioner Jack Gushiken. Jack will be speaking on the History of Kilauea, followed by live music with Coppin Colburn and Friends. The event will be held at the Porter Pavilion in the Anaina Hou Community Park. Doors open at 3:30pm, and the Mo’olelo starts promptly at 4:00pm. This is a great community event for all ages!
Recap of Diocesan Convention

Diocesan Convention was last Friday and Saturday at our Cathedral on Oahu. 
Our Christ Memorial delegates were:  Pastor Gae, David Akana, Bill Butler and Rebecca Hullum.   Here are thoughts from two of our delegates:
Bill Butler  

T hank you for the opportunity to travel to Honolulu to attend the Annual Diocesan Convention.  Although the business of the Convention is scheduled for Saturday, we all elected to attend Education Day on Friday to hear The Reverend  Jay Sidebotham describe a way forward for the Episcopal Church. In a room of silver and grey hair, I felt slightly discouraged about the lack of youth to drive us forward. Rev Jay’s humor and positive presentation saved the day. 

Despite the levity of Rev Sidebotham’s cartoons, the impressive event took place on Day 2. Young adults are active in the governing of our Diocese, working with our older members to bring an urgency and positivity to the table. In addition to the Prayer Book services, the ability to create possible new services, Safe Church programs, and combating the Development of Racism in Children were discussed with actions in the form of resolutions presented and passed. The Safe Church program was funded by 10 times greater than in the past to reflect the importance and effectiveness of the program. 

Perhaps as important as the programs is the opportunity to talk with the various members of the Diocesan Administration in informal discussions  It was also a real pleasure to attend with our team and be able to discuss the Diocesan business after the sessions.
Rebecca Hullum

Many thanks for allowing me to represent Christ Memorial at the convention last weekend. Our first day consisted of a presentation on the state of the Episcopal Church in North America and suggested ways we might grow the church. The second day we voted on various resolutions and heard an inspirational message from Bishop Frtzpatrick. I very much enjoyed getting to spend time with Pastor Gae, David Akana and Bill Butler!

Save the Date: My Soul Cries Out!
An Advent Quiet Morning  
Saturday, November 30. 
Pastor Gae and Pastor Phyllis Meighen will lead our morning retreat as we begin Advent, a time to hope, dream, imagine and expect new beginnings within ourselves and our world. 

We’ll be using as our guide for this year’s Advent Retreat the joy filled folk tune, The Canticle of the Turning . Begin this year’s Advent with time to meditate on the lyrics, pray, hear from scripture, and maybe create a poem, a song, a collage or a drawing of your own. 

Pastor Gae is a certified Spiritual Director in the Jungian tradition and a priest at Christ Memorial.  Pastor Phyllis is a UCC minister and Interim Pastor at Lihue Christian. She is also the Director of Resource for Christian Spirituality, an ecumenical outreach ministry at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. 

Please make a reservation by emailing Pastor Gae at
Worth Watching: Six Wives of Henry VIII 

This 4-part docu-drama series is available on Prime Video. It gives a great introduction to the English monarchy under Henry VIII and the reality of life for women of royalty.

It also gives the shadow side to the founding of the institution of the Church of England, the mother church of the Anglican communion. Fortunately, darkness can never overcome the light!

Update:  Christ Memorial Prayer Chapel ~ Prayer Ministers                                                                                              
We hope our Prayer Chapel will be dedicated the first Sunday of Advent. Pastor Gae is seeking people who would like to be Prayer Ministers. A Prayer Minister prays with people during the worship service, either during communion or before/after worship. If you are interested please contact Pastor Gae
KEIKI - Fall Sunday School 
Every Sunday, 8:00 – 9:00 am
Meets in the Church Office

We welcome new students, as well as volunteers and parents to assist in our Sunday School program. For more information, contact Keana Oliveira or Leona Blankley at .
Bible Study
Every Wednesday 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Meets in Church Office

For more information, see Pastor Gae or email her at
Men’s Fellowship
Every Monday at 10:00am
Meets at Kilauea Bakery and Pizza

For more information, see Patrick O’Connell at worship or email him at

Volunteers Needed

Little churches like Christ Memorial depend on every member serving in some capacity. We welcome our seasonal residents to serve too. Below are some of our current needs. Please note that most of these do not require commitment every week. Volunteers are on a schedule depending on time availability. There will be sign up sheets on the Walkway this Sunday or email Pastor Gae if you are interested in learning more.

Sunday Morning Hospitality                                                                                                  
~Take down after 9:30 am service 
Finance & Office
~Clerk for Bishop’s Committee meetings
~Christmas mailing preparation 

~Foster care of a gravesite
 Children’s Ministry
~Assistant teacher 8:00 am service

Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
~Merchandising, greeting customers
~Work at home: puzzles, games, fabric, price tags, and more

Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
Thrift Shop Hours for Shopping and Donations

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday: closed (fellowship 11am - 12pm)
Monday: closed

Special Ministry of Christ Memorial ~ Open for Prayer
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Feeling a little overwhelmed with life? Just drop in to Christ Memorial for a little peace and quiet.

One important ministry of Christ Memorial is the opening of our church doors, Monday through Friday, during the day. It’s amazing the number of people who drop in to pray, meditate, or just to seek a few minutes of quiet. Unfortunately fear has crept into many churches. Pastor Gae believes our country would be very different if all churches kept their doors unlocked.

Our Sunday prayer list includes those whom our visitors have asked us to pray.

Live off island? If you have a prayer intention or would like to pray for those on our prayer list, email Pastor Gae at .


Ways to Support Christ Memorial
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your financial support and generosity allow us to create and enhance the beautiful environment and worship that you and your family enjoy on a weekly basis.


 Thank you to all of you who still like to write checks. Make checks payable to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. 

Mailing address:
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 293
Kilauea, HI 96754

Through the decades, many have given stock to Christ Memorial, enabling us to be a consistent presence in Kilauea. For more information on contributing stock, contact Scott Oliver at

Sharing our Property for Support and Recovery Groups
Christ Memorial wants to be known in the community as a healing place for the body, mind and spirit. We are seeking support and recovery groups to meet on the property, either in the Parish Hall or the Office. If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact us.

If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact Pastor Gae.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups meet at Christ Memorial Parish Hall every week on these days and times:

  • Tuesday at 10:00 am
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 pm
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Newsletter Mission: Our weekly newsletter was launched this year to inform our island community, as well as connect with our broader community of old and new friends, near and far. Whether you live on Kaua'i, visit seasonally or joined Christ Memorial for the first time during vacation, we welcome you into our global family. We endeavor to include inspiration, new ideas, practical advice and updates on news and events of Christ Memorial. Let us know how we can serve you best in 2019 by replying to this newsletter or emailing us at

Have you met Pastor Gae? Pastor Gae wants to get to know you all – phone chats, home visits, morning coffees, afternoon teas or walks on the beach. Near or far, reach out to meet or share your thoughts at or (623) 208-9436.
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
Mailing: PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
Phone: (808) 482-4824