September 15, 2022
Catching Up On the News!
Technical Issues Corrected
Over the past few months, more and more subscribers have been reporting that they have not been receiving news and emails from the Diocese that include The Hawaiian Church Chronicle, Special Announcements, notifications about meetings, and ministry-specific newsletters generated by the Diocesan Support Center. Most recently, over 1,000 bounces occurred with our last Chronicle mailing last week which prompted urgent investigating.

With the increasing online breaches taking place worldwide, companies have had to step up their security and implement new protocols. Viewers are also becoming more wary and are reporting or blocking emails, sometimes inadvertently blocking legitimate senders and domains.

We have hopefully completed all the necessary changes and adjustments to get news and communication to your Inbox on our end, but there are also steps you should take to continue receiving email in your Inbox from the Diocesan Support Center Team. Be sure to add the Diocesan news email address ( to your Safe Senders list. Check your blocked email addresses in case you mistakenly blocked an email from us. Instructions on how to check and adjust your email settings for Gmail and Outlook can be found further below.

If you haven't received emails from us recently but are successfully reading this one, please take a moment to let us know by shooting an email to with "Got it" in the subject line. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we try our best to address the continuing security challenges with online communications. Mahalo!

Recent News Releases:
In case you have missed any of our recent news publications, click on the images below to view them now. You can also visit our dedicated news website HERE to read current and past issues (as far back as 1914) any time!
The Hawaiian Church Chronicle
Feature Story: Camp Mokulē'ia's 75th Anniversary; Education Day announced; Retired Clergy Talk Story-Swanson
Convention 54 updates; UTO 2023 Grants; Mini Clergy Retreats
Summer Camp Program Wraps up; Timely Resources
Lambeth Conference convenes; Coming Up: DOK Retreat, EAM Consultation, EYE23 Planning Team, Zoe Mounts honored
Feature Story: Aloha & Mahalo Dee!; St. John's Kula welcomes Fr. Wong; General Convention 80 wraps up
Bishop's Time Away, RIP Vincent McTighe; Feature Story: Camp Mokulē'ia's Summer Program Kicks Off on Trinity Sunday!
Recent Special Announcements
Email Setting Instructions:
Check your SPAM folder and open messages you want to save. At the top of the message, click on "Not spam." You can also choose to move the message to another folder by selecting the folder icon and choosing a destination folder.
Be sure to add the "" address into your Gmail contacts. Gmail also has filters in place that separate your mail into Primary, Social and Promotions tabs. Although addresses in your contact list shouldn't end up in the SPAM folder, mass mailings like the news can end up in the promotions tab.

To find blocked addresses and to unblock, do the following:

  1. Click the Settings (cog/gear) icon in the top-right corner, and then click on "See all settings"
  2. Click on "Filters and blocked addresses" (See picture below)
  3. Search your list of blocked addresses and select the ones you want to unblock and press the "Unblock selected addresses" button. Be sure to unblock and/or

Microsoft Outlook
If email is going to your Outlook Junk folder by mistake, you can mark it as Not junk or add the sender to your Safe Senders list. (Some accounts also have the Clutter feature - check that folder as well.)

  1. Open your Junk email folder and select the messages you want to keep.
  2. From the top toolbar (large arrow in picture below), select Not junk (or Not spam).
  3. If you've already opened the message, simply click on the "It's not junk" link at the top of the message (smaller arrow).

To check your blocked senders and/or to add people to your Safe Senders List, do the following:

1. Click on the Settings button (cog/gear):
2. In the search box that appears, start typing in Blocked Senders. ("Blocked Senders and Domains" should pop up > click on it)
3. This page will have a section for both Blocked Senders and Safe Senders.
4. Under Blocked Senders and Domains, scroll to find any emails or domains that you want to
unblock and click the little trashcan icon at the far right. (Be sure to unblock and/or
5. Under the Safe Senders section, you can manually add any emails here by clicking on "+ Add."
To receive news from the Diocese, be sure to add:
Stay Informed! Quick Links to the Diocesan Websites:
Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776