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THIS SUNDAY

May 28, 2023

WORSHIP

Pentecost Sunday

(wear RED to celebrate Pentecost!)


7 AM - Atherton Chapel


9 AM - Sanctuary


11 AM - Parish Hall


View the worship bulletins


10 AM - Online

Via Zoom or Facebook

CHILDREN & YOUTH


Children (birth to age 3)

The Nursery will be open during the 9 AM & 11 AM worship services



Children (age 3 to grade 5)

Sunday School will be available during the 9 AM & 11 AM worship services

Contact: [email protected]


Youth (grades 6 to 12)

Youth will meet at 11 AM in the Parish Hall then gather in the Youth Room.

Contact: [email protected]

MINISTRY SERVICES

Central Union Windward Ministry


Sunday Worship

10 AM - Windward Sanctuary


Peggy Anne Siegmund will deliver

a Memorial Day message

from Kahu Walenta


 Dr. Sunyong Hwang, Worship Musician


38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734

(808) 254-3802 • [email protected]

Central Union Pohnpei Ministry


Sunday Worship

11 AM - Atherton Memorial Chapel

NEWS

Pastor Mary is currently out of the office for a family health emergency and will return on Wednesday, May 31. Please keep her family in your prayers!


The Church Office will be closed on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

How will YOU

logo that reads step up step out

Throughout this month of May, we've reflected on our six values—Discovery/Kaunānā, Transformation/Loli‘ana, Faithfulness/Mana‘o‘i‘o, Justice/Kaulike, Love/Aloha, Care/Mālama—which ground us and help to guide our actions.

READ THIS WEEK'S DEVOTION

We hope you've given some prayerful thought to how you might Step Up, Step Out with Central Union Church!


This coming Sunday, May 28, we invite you to turn in a completed Commitment Form. If you did not receive it in the mail, you can view and submit it online!

Lend a Hand in the Courtyard!

We are having a work day at Central Union to refresh the administration courtyard and adjacent areas in time for summer and our new Senior Minister. It’ll be this Saturday morning, May 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. We’ll meet in front of the Church Office entrance.


If you are interested and willing to help, please contact Natasha Dator (808-440-3004) so we can better plan the garden projects. You’ll need gloves and protective clothing. We’ll bring the garden tools, water, and snacks!

—Dona Hanaike

Sign up to help

Wear Orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

CUC’s Community Ministry invites CUC members and friends to stand with Everytown for Gun Safety & Moms Demand Action as they work to help communities build a future free of gun violence. We urge you and a friend to attend one or both of the Wear Orange events in Honolulu which are part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day:


Friday, June 2, 11 AM, Honolulu Hale

Proclamation signing with city officials


Friday, June 2, 6:30 PM, Aloha Tower

Candlelight vigil beneath the orange-lit Aloha Tower

Any questions or need help attending the Honolulu events?

Email: [email protected]

Find an event near you

+ Wear Orange to worship on June 4!

A significant note: At the 200th ‘Aha Pae‘āina of the Hawai‘i Conference United Church of Christ in 2022, a proposed resolution of witness—authored by Rev. Brandon Duran and Rev. Mary Herbig and sponsored by Central Union Church—which entreated the HCUCC, its churches and their members “to make their voices heard in the wider community” that “the time has come for us all to actively promote peace and engage in efforts to end gun violence.” It implored churches “to pray for peace and for an end to these horrific acts of violence, and to let our prayers move us to meaningful action.”

Announcing the Women’s League Scholarship Committee 2023-2024 Awardees

On behalf of the 2023 Women’s League Scholarship Committee (Laura Dornbush, Yosen Lam, Elizabeth Roulston, Sylvia Young) we are pleased to announce this year’s 23 scholarship recipients who will each be awarded $2,000 for the 2023-2024 academic school year. The awardees come from various schools around O‘ahu and even Maui and Hawai‘i Island.

View awardees

Registration is filling up!

Central Union Church’s Children’s Ministry is excited to invite keiki from ages 3 through grade 5 to Compassion Camp, an exciting opportunity to learn more about compassion and how to share God’s love with others!   Compassion Camp is a half-day program scheduled for the week of July 24-28 on the church campus. Activities include Bible Stories, crafts, games, and a community service project. A suggested donation of $40 per child is appreciated.   Registration will close once Compassion Camp has reached capacity or on June 15 (whichever comes first). Register online at bit.ly/compassion2023cuc. Confirmations with additional information will be emailed within 7-10 business days of submitting the online registration form.    If you are interested in volunteering at Compassion Camp, contact our Director of Children's Ministries, cayanna-herrera@centralunionchurch.org.

Central Union Church’s Children’s Ministry is excited to invite keiki from ages 3 through grade 5 to Compassion Camp, an exciting opportunity to learn more about compassion and how to share God’s love with others!


Compassion Camp is a half-day program scheduled for the week of July 24-28 on the church campus. Activities include Bible Stories, crafts, games, and a community service project. A suggested donation of $40 per child is appreciated.


Registration will close once Compassion Camp has reached capacity or on June 15 (whichever comes first). Register online at bit.ly/compassion2023cuc. Confirmations with additional information will be emailed within 7-10 business days of submitting the online registration form. 


If you are interested in volunteering at Compassion Camp, contact our Director of Children's Ministries, [email protected].

REGISTER

Click to view the May 2023 edition of The Spire:

The content due date for the June 2023 Spire publication is Friday, June 2.

Please submit articles to [email protected].

June 2023’s publication of The Spire will come out on June 8.

FROM THE CUC GREEN TEAM

WEEKLY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer at the CUC Thrift Shop

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, between 9AM - 3PM
  • Volunteers are needed to assist customers on the sales floor
  • Contact Joanne Matsumoto [email protected]


Volunteer with the Flower Committee

  • Fridays or Saturday mornings
  • Contact the church office for more info


Volunteer with Serving Aloha

  • Wednesdays, 10 AM - 1:30 PM; check in outside Women's Building
  • NEED FOOD? Walk-in: 11 AM - 12 PM; Drive-through: 12 PM - 1 PM

SMALL GROUPS

Virtual Aloha Lanai Zoom Online Fellowship

  • Sundays following the online worship service, around 11 AM
  • JOIN ON ZOOM (Meeting ID: 859 7383 9801; Passcode: Aloha)


Centering Prayer Meditation

  • Mondays, 7 PM • JOIN ON ZOOM
  • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM • Music Building, Honolulu campus


Mindfulness Meditation with Marion


Mindful Movement with Bamboo Sticks

PRAY FOR YOUR CHURCH

  • Give thanks for the empowering gift of the Holy Spirit which we will celebrate this Sunday on Pentecost!


  • Pray that our commitments of extra time and finances for the Step Up, Step Out campaign will be a catalyst for the church’s vision for the future. Commitment forms will be collected in worship on Sunday, May 28. Forms can also be completed online or mailed to the church office.


  • Pray for our church family to provide encouragement and support for each other and the staff as we move through this extended period of transition.
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