The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Diocesan E-News
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo was taken on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua, where James Shire was ordained into the Transitional Diaconate. Full story will be posted soon through the Chronicle Connection (Photo from the St. Christopher Facebook page .)
January 8, 2020
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Announcing Halau Wa'a Episcopal Church, the Diocese's newest worship ministry!
See article above.
28th Annual Ho'okuikahi Service & Week-Long Schedule of Events
The 28th annual Queen Lili'uokalani Ho'okuikahi Service will be taking place on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Central Union Church in Honolulu, beginning 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) that 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," has coordinated a full week-long schedule of events beginning on January 13 through 20.

Along with the service, there will be special guest speakers, presentations and a peace march. To view the full schedule, click on the button below. For more information, contact the Rev. Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769.
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One 'Ohana Workday Coming Up!
Kaua'i's One 'Ohana team continues their monthly work day with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, January 18, 2020! Their latest work site is in Anahola, and the Habitat team is making a big push to complete the Anahola homes and begin work on new ones. For those that would like to carpool please meet at the All Saints' parking lot in Kapa'a by 7:30 AM, or meet at the job site oon Holoikalapa Street at 7:45 AM. For more information, please e-mail Ron Morinishi.
Kalaupapa 2020 Service Retreats
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality have set the dates for their Kalaupapa Service Retreats for the first half of 2020:
  • January 22-26, 2020 (Deadline passed)
  • March 11-15, 2020
  • June 24-28, 2020
The theme is Powerful Connections: Then and Now, as participants discover Kalaupapa-- its history, culture, people and the 'aina-- and listen to the personal stories of the people who lived in exile there. For more information, download the flyer HERE, or contact the Rev. Phyllis Meighen at (808) 647-4346.
14th Annual All Angels Annual Music Festival
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue will be holding their 14th Annual Music Festival February 7-9, 2020. The event will feature concerts nightly on Friday and Saturday and end with their popular Sunday jazz masses. For more information, download the event flyer HERE or visit their website HERE.
Visit the Diocesan website's COMMUNITY CALENDAR page to see the ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
New Shared Ministry Women's Bible Study at Good Shepherd
Beginning on Thursday, January 9, 2020, Good Shepherd will be starting up a women's Bible study group beginning with the launch of a six-week viewing and discussion DVD series, The History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. All women are welcome to attend with prayerful intention that all four Maui Episcopal Churches will join in. The gathering will take place on Thursdays, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, and attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. For more info, contact Mary Lou Mellinger at (808) 205-1860
Annual Rubbah Slippah Sunday
The Good Shepherd Women in Ministry will be collecting slippers for A Cup of Cold Water, that will be distributed on their runs throughout Maui. The most requested sizes are 10-12. Please consider bringing a pair (or more) to any Holy Eucharist service on January 18 and 19, at Good Shepherd and drop them in the provided basket near the altar. Please note that donations to ACCW are always welcome, with most requested items being socks, board shorts (sizes 28-36) and t-shirts (sizes L-XXL).
Tickets now on sale!
Trinity By-the-Sea's 6th Annual Tasteful Benefit 2020
Trinity By-the-Sea will be holding their annual Tasteful Benefit on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM, at the King Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse Ballroom. Proceeds go towards A Cup of Cold Water ministry and the David Malo Fund. The evening features a lavish buffet, silent auction and great entertainment. Tickets are $110 and can be purchased online HERE. For more information, contact Trinity BTS at (808) 879-0161.
2020 Maui Episcopal Churches Whale Watch Tour
Maui Episcopal churches will be enjoying their annual Whale Watch Tour on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 2:30 PM-5:00 PM, aboard the Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Odyssey at M'aalea Harbor. All are welcome to take part in this private chartered adventure! Net proceeds will be distributed between all four Maui Episcopal churches. For more information and to purchase online tickets, click HERE.
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St. James' Parish 'Ohana Retreat
St. James' will he holding a Parish 'Ohana Retreat for parishioners and all who would like to join them, for a two-part workshop on Spiritual Discernment, January 24 and 25, 2020. The event will be led by Brother David Vryhof, SSJE (The Society of Saint John the Evangelist). The Society of Saint John the Evangelist is the oldest Episcopal monastic community in the United States. For more information, download the informational flyer HERE.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Presiding Bishop joins social media campaign to counter anti-Semitism in wake of attacks
Amid a rash of attacks against American Jews in recent weeks – and a larger trend of violent anti-Semitism in America – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is inviting Episcopalians to join him in supporting a social media visibility campaign and expressing solidarity with the Jewish people.
As the only choir boarding school in America turns 100, alumni reflect on its lasting influence
In fifth grade, most kids are focused on their friends, their favorite TV shows, pushing the limits of their parents’ authority and maybe a sport or two. Dana Marsh was singing in the Washington National Cathedral in front of the president of the United States and the queen of England.
Churches in Australia act on national fire crisis with aid and prayers
Red and smoky skies at night and in the morning* looming in four Australian states indicate a catastrophe of biblical proportions as killer fires engulf towns and communities, leaving tens of thousands of people stranded. Churches have been at the forefront among the responders in ... READ MORE
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Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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