Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Ordination to the Presbyterate: Bostock
+ Diocesan Council Grants for 2019
+ Christmas on the Beach at Camp Mokule'ia
+ Adult Forum on Prayer
+ 27th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Ho'okuikahi
+ 13th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
+ Free Baby Grand Piano
+ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas Message 2018
+ Young Adult Service Corps Application
+ Episcopal Service Corps Application
+ Statute of Limitations Suspension on Clergy Sexual Misconduct
+ Upcoming Ordinations to the Presbyterate
+ Bishop's Bible Study
+ Updated Customary and Bishop's Calendar
+ The Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal
Clergy Transitions: Tanabe
+ 2019 Tasteful Benefit on Maui
+ St. Andrew's Schools Winter Adventure Camp
+ TENS Education Day
+ Inquirer's Classes Coming to the Cathedral
+ Hawaiian BCP & Gospels Available
+ St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians
+ Opportunities Available in the Diocese
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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Contact Information
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This issue's header photo was taken at Holy Nativity in Aina Haina, on Saturday, December 8, where the Rev. Christopher Bridges was ordained to the Presbyterate.  With him at left is the Rev. Keleawe Hee. Congratulations Rev. Bridges!  (Photo courtesy of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church)


Third Sunday of Advent
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come
among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins,
let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver
us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and
the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 212

Upcoming Meetings


Saturday, January 19, 2019
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM-12:00 AM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Diocesan Conference Room

Diocesan Council
No Meeting this month

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:

December 28, 2018
January 25, 2019
Diocesan events header

TENS Education Day
Saturday, January 19, 2019
9:30 AM-3:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Von Holt Room

Parish Happenings

Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 6:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Kay's Cafe Free Hot Lunch
(Volunteers welcomed & always needed)
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Wallyhouse, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Rector's Bible Study  
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Healing Prayer and Bible Study at St. Elizabeth's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
For more info...

Bible Study & Eucharist at the Cathedral
Ongoing Wednesdays:
Bible Study 10:00-11:00 AM
(Von Holt Room)
Holy Eucharist 11:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Healing Prayer Service and Bible Study at St. Luke's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Free Yoga & Zumba & Sat St. Mary's
Ongoing days as shown:
Yoga - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Zumba - Saturdays, 8:30 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Moʻiliʻili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

Centering Prayer (Honolulu)
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
(808) 373-2139

Centering Prayer (Honolulu)
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM 
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail

Centering Prayer (Kailua)
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua
(628) 400-2644

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Thursdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM (Temporarily on break until 2019)
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Breakfast for Houseless
(Volunteers welcomed & needed!)
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Free English Classes at St. Peter's
Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Christmas on the Beach
Saturday, December 22, 9:30AM
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Jasmine Bostock
Saturday, December 22, 10:00 AM
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Adult Forum on Prayer
Sunday, December 23, 9:00 AM
St. Peter's, Honolulu
(808) 533-1943

Art of Narcissus 2019
Saturdays, January 12-February 2, 8:30AM-11:30 AM
Exhibition February 9 & 10
St.Peter's, Honolulu

27th Annual Ho'okuikahi
Thursday, January 17, 7:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info...


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha

13th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
February 1-2
St. Michael's, Lihue


Team Outreach Sandwich Making
Ongoing Sundays, 8:30 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
For more info: E-mail

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

PBJ Sandwiches for ACCW
Ongoing second Saturdays
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

West Maui Clothing Swap
Ongoing second Saturdays
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Alison Donahue
Saturday, January 5, 10:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

2019 Tasteful Benefit
Saturday, February 2, 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location & Details TBA


Lincoln Park Prayer & Feed the Hungry
Ongoing first Sundays
Lincoln Park, Hilo
Holy Apostles (808)   935-5545

Teen Tech at St. James'
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

St. Jude's Free Hot Showers and Soup
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

Centering Prayer in Hilo
Ongoing Mondays, 4:30 PM
Holy Apostles, Hilo
(808) 859-3847

St. James' Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, Noon
St. James' Spencer Bldg., Waimea
(808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

A Scholarly Exploration of Sunday's Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela
(808) 885-4923

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. James' Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info:  (808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:   (808) 939-7000

St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea
For more info: (808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  Nancee Cline  (808) 324-1192



Rector, Full-time
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina, O'ahu

Vicar, Part-time
Emmanuel, Kailua, O'ahu

For status and more information, visit the Diocesan website's Transition Ministry page HERE.

Visit the Diocesan website HERE for information on positions available.

The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Seeking Singers for Choirs


St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
Volunteers needed for their Saturday breakfasts and Tuesday lunches
St. Clement, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

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December 18, 2018


Deepest apologies!  The Ordination of Jasmine Bostock will be taking place at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu and NOT The Parish of St. Clement as was previously shown!

Reminder: This Saturday!
Ordination of The Rev. Jasmine Bostock

This Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Rev. Jasmine Bostock, Transitional Deacon, will be ordained to the Presbyterate at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 10:00 AM.  All are invited to attend.

Clergy are invited to vest (red stoles).  

St. Peter's is located at 1317 Queen Emma Street in Honolulu.  To view her formal invitation and to RSVP, click  HERE .
Diocesan Council Grants for 2019
In 2017, the Diocese of Hawai'i established resources for grants that support the Five Marks of Mission and are in alignment with the vision and goals of The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. Funding is primarily in support of new projects, although consideration may be given to existing projects that have shown continued growth and impact in their communities. 

To view the Grant Guidelines, click HERE, or visit the Diocesan website under Resources > Forms & Documents  HERE.  The Diocesan Council Grants continue into 2019 with monthly deadlines on the last Friday of the month.  If you have any questions, e-mail Irina Martikainen.
This Saturday, December 22!
Christmas on the Beach at Camp Mokule'ia

Camp Mokule'ia will be the site of an ecumenical Christmas gathering on Saturday, December 22, 2018, beginning at 9:30 AM.  The event brings together a number of different churches and organizations including St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Holy Cross Church, O'ahu Berea Evangelical Church, Marshallese Congregational Church, the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center and many others. 

The day will begin with Morning Prayers and Christmas Carols, followed by a camp welcome and tour with Executive Director Darrell Whitaker, who will also share volunteer opportunities.  There will be crafts, activities for children and adults, a camp beach hike, family time and of course a potluck lunch!  All are invited to attend.  For more information and details, contact the Rev. Kaleo Patterson.
This Sunday at St. Peter's!
Adult Forum on Prayer with Rev. Dr. Cathy George

St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu will be holding an adult forum on the topic of prayer, with the Rev. Dr. Cathy George, author of  You Are Already Praying: Stories of God at Work, which highlights the lives and ministries of lay people.  Rev. George is the Associate Dean of Formation at Berkeley Divinity School.  All are invited to attend this informal gathering at St. Peter's on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at 9:00 AM.  St. Peter's is located at 1317 Queen Emma Street in Honolulu. For more information, contact the church office at (808)  533-1943.
27th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Ho'okuikahi

This year's annual Queen Lili'uokalani Ho'okuikahi will be taking place on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew at 7:00 PM. 

The date of the event represents a dark time in Hawaiian history when Queen Lili'uokalani was overthrown, but is now being recognized as a day of reconciliation and hope that focuses on the Queen's courage and conviction for non-violence that has been an example and legacy to her people.   The    Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center (PJRC) has organized this annual event to "educate and advocate for justice and mercy for Na Kanaka Maoli and all the people of Hawai`i in the spirit of reconciliation."

For more information, download the flyer HERE, or contact Rev. Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769.
13th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
Save on early bird pricing through December 31!
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Kaua'i will be holding their 13th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival from February 1-3, 2019, featuring popular jazz artists from around Hawai'i and the mainland.  The three-day event begins with concerts on Friday and Saturday night, and concludes with their popular free Jazz Masses on Sunday at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  

For more information and to purchase concert tickets, visit the event webpage HERE or click on the concert poster at left.  Purchase tickets before December 31 and save with early bird pricing!  St. Michael's is located at 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue.
FREE Baby Grand Piano!

Yes, you read it right!  This beautiful Young-Chang baby grand piano is looking for a new home. The piano is in good condition and is a model G157 that was purchased in 1995 and has a built-in dehumidifier.  The piano belonged to Alan Yonan, Jr.'s late mother, and he would like to donate it to a church, school or other non-profit organization.  You may e-mail Alan or call him at (808) 721-7007.  The piano is currently located in Hawaii Kai. 

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's
Christmas Message 2018
'Love came down at Christmas, because God so loved the world, that he gave, even to the point of risking his own son'

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas video message was taped at Bryant Park in New York.  To view the video or read the text of his message, click on the image above.
Note:  The following two announcements are calls to the Young Adult Service Corps and Episcopal Service Corps.  The main difference between the two is that YASC is international ministry, and ECS is service within the United States, and includes intentional communities like Camp Mokule'ia.

Deadline to apply is January 11!
Young Adult Service Corp

The Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) is now accepting applications for their 2019 placements.  The deadline to apply is Friday, January 11, 2019.  YASC is a ministry for Episcopalians ages 21-30 who are interested in exploring their faith in new ways by living and serving in communities around the world. Applicants must have a high degree of maturity and possess a faith commitment, the willingness to be a humble guest, and the ability to be an authentic companion.  YASC is the international missionary program of the Episcopal Church and all of the placements are outside of the United States. YASC volunteers are sent out on their own to be part of and work alongside local communities around the Anglican Communion. 

For more information and to apply, visit theYASC website HERE.
Deadline to apply is January 15!
Episcopal Service Corps
Young adults (21-32 years old) are invited to apply to serve as a member of the 2019-2020 Episcopal Service Corps.
Episcopal Service Corps is a nationwide network of locally organized and incorporated programs designed to provide young adults with an opportunity to serve others, promote justice, and live simply in intentional communities focused on providing participants tools and resources to deepen their spiritual awareness and discern vocation.
"Episcopal Service Corps offers young adults the opportunity to serve others while at the same time discerning God's call in their own lives," says Wendy Johnson, who coordinates Episcopal Service Corps.
New this year, ESC has created a short, fun quiz to help potential Corps members jumpstart the process of discerning which of the more than 20 ESC programs are the best fit for them. The discernment quiz is HERE .
For more information and to apply, visit the ESC website HERE, or contact Wendy Johnson.
2019 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
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Applications are now accepted for the 2018 United Thank Offering grants.  

The focus for the 2019 United Thank Offering grants is "Go: Crossing boundaries created by race, culture, and economics to create communities that listen deeply and learn to live like Jesus." 

More information and application is available  HERE.

"Boundaries divide us and encourage us see each other as more different than we are. Jesus was always crossing those kinds of boundaries to include the 'other,' and UTO wants to encourage projects that will continue that work of Jesus to heal divisions and grow the beautifully diverse kingdom of God," commented Sherri Dietrich, United Thank Offering Board President.

Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address a new focus area each year, both domestically and internationally in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The United Thank Offering was founded to support innovative mission and ministry in the Episcopal Church and to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church. 100% of thank offerings given to UTO are granted the following year.

The deadline is March 1, 2019, at 5:00 PM Eastern, 4:00 PM Central, 3:00 PM Mountain, 2:00 PM Pacific, 1:00 PM Alaska, 12:00 PM Hawai'i.  READ MORE
Letter to the Episcopal Church from the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies

Statute of Limitations Suspension for Clergy Sexual Misconduct Begins January 1, 2019

Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church:

Nearly a year ago, we  issued a call  for the church to examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how we have handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years. In particular, we asked to hear voices from the wider church at General Convention so that deputies and bishops might consider both how to atone for the church's past and shape a more just future. As followers of Jesus of Nazareth, as children of God with all people, we could do no less, and we must do more.
In July, General Convention considered  26 resolutions and one memorial  addressing  issues the #MeToo movement has brought to light, many of them developed by the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation. One of these resolutions,   Resolution D034 , suspends for three years the canon (church law)  that places a time limit on initiating proceedings in cases of clergy sexual misconduct against adults. There is no time limit on reporting clergy sexual misconduct against children and youth under age 21.
As a result of this resolution, from January 1, 2019 until December 31, 2021, those who wish to bring a case of sexual misconduct against a member of the clergy will be able to do so, regardless of how long ago the alleged misconduct occurred. Allegations of misconduct can be made to the intake officer in the diocese where the alleged misconduct occurred, or, if the allegation is against a bishop, to the   Office of Pastoral Development . You can learn how to reach the intake officer in a diocese by checking its website or calling the bishop's office.  

We hope that this temporary suspension of the statute of limitations will be one way for the church to come to terms with cases of sexual misconduct in our collective past. Between now and General Convention in 2021, laypeople, clergy and bishops appointed to several task forces created by the 2018 General Convention will be working on other ways of addressing these issues, including a process to help the church engage in truth-telling, confession, and reconciliation regarding our history of gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence.
We are grateful to the many deputies, bishops and other volunteers across the church whose careful work before, during, and after General Convention is helping our church move closer to the day when, having repented of our sins and amended our common life, we may be restored in love, grace and trust with each other through our Savior Jesus Christ.
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate            

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings
President, House of Deputies

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Announcements from the Bishop

Mark Your Calendars!
Upcoming Ordinations to the Presbyterate
Having received the consents of the Standing Committee, I hereby inform the Diocese of Hawaiʻi that:

The ordination of the Rev. Jasmine Hanakaulani Bostock, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM in the Parish of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Honolulu.

The ordination of the Rev. Alison Donahue, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, January 5, 2019, 10:00 AM in Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei, Maui. 

The ordination of the Rev. Mark Haworth, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00 AM, at St. John the Baptist, Waianae.

The ordination of the Rev. Ha'aheo Guanson, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM at The Parish of St. Clement, Honolulu. 

Clergy are invited to vest.  Red stoles.
If you are available, please join us.
Yours faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
From Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick:

Diocesan Bible Study to Prepare for the Presiding Bishop's Visit to the Diocese in March 2019
The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be with us in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi on March 22-24, 2019. Please mark your calendars particularly for Friday (March 22), Saturday (March 23) and Sunday (March 24). More information about the visit will be forthcoming. I pray this will be a time of renewal in the Diocese.  

To prepare for the Presiding Bishop's visit, I invite all members of the Diocese to prepare for a time of prayer and study of Scripture.  I specifically want us to study and pray through the Gospel of Matthew from Monday, October 15, 2018, through Thursday, March 21, 2019.  

Click HERE to read the view the schedule and the Bishop's message in its entirety.
Updated Diocesan Customary & Bishop's Calendar

In a letter addressed to all Clergy, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick has updated the Diocesan Customary, dated October 27, 2018.  To view the document, click HERE, or visit the diocesan website's Resources > Forms page HERE , under Customary.

In addition, the Bishop's 2019 Calendar has been posted HERE. Please note the following from Irina Martikainen, who can be reached by e-mail:
  • Sunday Visitations: If you're scheduled for a Sunday visitation in 2019, please look over the schedule to ensure you agree with the date assigned.  If you wish to change the date, please contact me.
  • Non-Sunday Visits: For those churches not scheduled for a Sunday visitation in 2019, if you'd like to arrange a date/time for the Bishop to attend a non-Sunday morning meeting, event, function, talk story, education time, etc, please contact me.
  • 2019 Annual Meeting: Note the date for the 2019 Annual Meeting:  October 25-26 on O'ahu.
  • Subject to change: The calendar is subject to change.
Please let Irina know if you have any questions. 
The Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal

We share with you some of the ways we, together as the Episcopal Church, witness to the loving, liberating, and life-giving way of Jesus Christ. We ask for your financial support, through this first Annual Appeal, that will directly impact our life and witness as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. To view the annual appeal booklet describing the many ministries you can support, click  HERE or visit the online annual appeal webpage HERE for more information and to make your online donation.
Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Irene Tanabe
The Rev. Irene Tanabe, Rector of Church of the Epiphany in Honolulu, has been called to serve as a Missioner from the Diocese of Hawai'i to serve as Rector of All Soul's Anglican Episcopal Church in Okinawa, Japan.  In a letter to the congregation, Rev. Tanabe shares how All Soul's was originally founded as a mission to Americans by our own Rt. Rev. Edmund Browning when he was a young priest, and is a church that has a long history with the Diocese of Hawai'i.  We wish Rev. Tanabe well and thank her for her faithful service in the Diocese for the past five years.
Save the date!
2019 Tasteful Benefit on Maui

Trinity Episcopal Church By-the Sea on Maui will be holding their annual Tasteful Benefit on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 5:00 PM-8:30 PM.  Proceeds from this event will benefit A Cup of Cold Water and the David Malo Fund. More information to come.  If you have questions,  e-mail Chuck Spence.
Register Now!
St. Andrew's Schools Winter Adventure Camp

Register now for the St. Andrew's Schools Winter Adventure Camp taking place December 26, 2018 through January 4, 2019.  Camp hours are 7:00 AM-5:00 PM, and are open to all children ages 4 and up. For more information, download the flyer  HERE , or go to the webpage HERE where you can also register online.
Save the Date!
TENS Education Day Coming Up

The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) will be holding a special workshop on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room.

Leading this session is Richard Felton, Executive Director for TENS, and the theme is Transforming Generosity.  TENS is an association of church leaders who understand, practice and proclaim God's call to generosity.  On the TENS website ( ) their stated purpose is "Helping People Live Generously."  Their vision is to provide training and resources for stewardship leaders across the Episcopal Church, around the following core competencies:

This special event is open to all in the Diocese, and those involved or interested in Stewardship are encouraged to attend.  The cost is only $15 and includes lunch. 

Airfare will be covered for clergy, treasurers and stewardship chairs on the neighbor islands.  Those approved for travel may make their reservations through Sharon Billingsley.  For more information and t o register, click HERE.  
Mark your Calendars!
Inquirer's Classes Coming to The Cathedral in 2019
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Mark your calendars and save the dates for Inquirer's Classes coming to the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Wondering what the Episcopal Church is all about?  Come to the Inquirer's Classes that will be led by Fr. Keleawe Hee, Mondays beginning January 7, 2019, through February 11.  The classes will be held from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Vesting Room.   For more information, contact Fr. Hee by e-mail .
Hawaiian Book of Common Prayer & Gospels
The Office of the Bishop is once again m aking available two Hawaiian-language books to enhance your worship experience. Both books make exquisite gifts:  
  • Cloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, the attractive Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer contains over 400 pages of translated biblical scripture, liturgical prayers, and orders service, including King Kamehameha IV's Preface. This limited edition reprint of the prayer book was issued by the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i to celebrate its sesquicentennial that took place in 2012.
  • Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, is a lectionary-size book containing the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, in the Hawaiian-language, complete with diacritical marks.  The book was a project of the Rev. Cn. Malcolm Naea Chun, 20 years in the making, and whose publication was funded by the Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry.  The book was originally released in 2003, and is bound in white hard-cover with gold foil stamping. 
The books are $30.00 each with a special $50 discounted price if purchased as a set.  Shipping options vary. There is no international shipping at this time. To order, click HERE.
St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians

In the spirit of our common royal and Episcopal heritage, St. Andrew's Schools would like to offer a $1,500 scholarship to The Priory or The Prep, to children of members in good standing of any Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. Members must obtain a reference letter/form with signature from the priest of the church, or if moving to Hawai'i, a letter from the church they left most recently.  This letter/form must be provided at the time the student applies for admission to St. Andrew's Schools.  Download the informational flyer HERE.
Opportunities Available in the Diocese
If your church is looking to fill a staff position, consider posting it in the E-News and the diocesan website.  Current openings are posted in the left-hand column under "Opportunities/Lay Position Postings" and are also posted on the diocesan website HERE.  Please provide as much description as possible, and be sure to let us know when to remove any job postings.  Postings may be sent to
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Your donations are vitally important now more than ever.  Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to the horrific suffering caused by the natural disasters around the world. 


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the latest April/June 2018 issue of the E-Chronicle.


Did you miss an edition of the E-News? Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below or visit the Diocesan website's 

How can you help to define the future of the Diocese?

Ordinations to the Presbyterate: Haworth ( January 12 )
and Guanson ( March 9 )

Clergy Transitions:  The Rev. Irene Tanabe

St. Andrew's Schools Winter Adventure Camp

St. Peter's Annual Art of Narcissus Carving Class

A Tasteful Benefit on Maui  February 2

The Episcopal Church 2018 Annual Appeal

The Rev. Thomas Van Culin

Clergy Transitions:  Johnson/Rodriguez

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Alison Donahue

Updated Customary & Bishop's Calendar

Inside the Episcopal Church

Presiding Bishop Releases The Power of Love

November 7, 2018:  Special Announcement: Death of The Rev. Thomas Meyers Van Culin

October 29, 2018:  Special Message from the Bishop on the Murders in Louisville and Pittsburgh

Bishop's Bible Study

Free English Classes at St. Peter's

Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate: Bostock   December 22  

Support for Storm Victims

TENS Education Day  January 19



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