The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Diocesan E-News
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo was taken in the Diocesan Support Center today where the Rev. Cn. Sandy Graham, Rae Costa and Denise Esposito sport their red palaka shirts in observance of National Wear Red Day for womenʻs heart health... and is that the PB joining in?!
February 7, 2020
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Celebrating Aliʻi Sunday at The Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. Andrew will be celebrating the 186th Birthday of King Kamehameha IV this Sunday, February 9, at 8:00 AM. In special attendance, the Hawaiian Civic Societies will be present to help us honor the young King who, alongside Queen Emma, brought the Episcopal Church to Hawai'i in 1862. Please join us on this very special day for the Cathedral of St. Andrew! To learn more about the founding of St. Andrew's, please click HERE.
Experts at the Cathedral Lecture Series
through March 5
The Cathedral of St. Andrewʻs Annual Experts Lecture Series continues through March 5, 2020, in the Von Holt Room every Thursday at noon. The theme for this yearʻs series is Notable Women in Hawaiʻi. The remaining dates and women/topics covered are:

  • February 13: Rosalie Keliinoi
  • February 20: Symbolic Ratification Star
  • February 27: Wilhemina Dowsett
  • March 5: Patsy Mink

To read more about the content of each lecture, click HERE.
Presentation by Dr. Leonard Sax: Why Gender Matters
St. Andrewʻs Schools invites you to a presentation by Dr. Leonard Sax on Friday, February 14, 2020, in the Von Holt Room at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. The topic is Why Gender Matters: What parents need to know about the emerging science of female/male differences. The free presentation begins at 7:30 AM (breakfast served at 7:00 AM). For more information and to RSVP online, click HERE.
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Sign up today! 3 & 5-Day Kalaupapa Service Retreats Available in 2020
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality is now offering a new 3-Day Service Retreat to Moloka'i in 2020 for the following dates:
  • April 20-22
  • May 11-13
  • September 21-23
  • October 26-28
It is a condensed version of the 5-Day Service Retreats still being offered. For more information on the 3-Day Retreats, download the event flyer HERE. For more information and to download the flyer for the 5-Day Retreats, click HERE. Contact the Rev. Phyllis Meighen at (808) 647-4346 if you have any questions.
Visit the Diocesan website's COMMUNITY CALENDAR page to see the ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
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 Ma'alea 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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Visit the Diocesan website's COMMUNITY CALENDAR page to see the ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Enroll Now for a New EfM year at St. James'
If you are interested in participating in Education for Ministry, please contact our certified EfM mentors Elsbeth McKeen or John Sucke (808) 885-4495, or Father David Stout. The annual fee for the course materials is $375 payable in advance. That’s just $10.46 per week!. St James’ offers financial help to all who need it to make sure all interested can participate in this course. For more information about EfM groups in the Diocese, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
St. Jude's Annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser Dinner
St. Jude's Episcopal Church will be holding a Mardi Gras fundraising event on Friday, February 21, 2020. Dinner will feature Jambalaya, red beans and rice, cornbread, dessert and drinks. Tickets are available for $8, $15 for two, and $20 for family. Tickets may be purchased at the door, at Sunday services, or by calling (808) 939-7555. St. Jude's is located at 92-8606 Paradise Circle in Ocean View.
EYE20 Fundraiser for St. Augustine Youth: Purchase Hawaiian Plate Tickets!
St. Augustineʻs Episcopal Church will be holding a special fundraiser for two of their youth who will be attending the Episcopal Churchʻs triennial Youth Event (EYE20) this July. Mark Sahagun and Mark Joshua Salvador were selected to be a part of the Hawaiʻi Youth delegation heading to the University of Maryland, and performing mission afterwards. You can help support them by purchasing tickets for a delicious Hawaiian plate (kalua pig, lomi salmon, poi, rice and haupia) for only $12. Pick up is Sunday, March 29, in Walker Hall between 4:00-6:00 PM. St. Augustineʻs is located at 54-3801 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaʻau. For more information, call the office at (808) 889-5390.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Offering free legal aid, Pennsylvania attorney’s only office is the Episcopal churches he visits
The individuals and families who visit the weekly food pantry at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in the Diocese of Pennsylvania – usually about 150 households, according to Dean Judith Sullivan – know if they come hungry on a Monday morning, they can leave with an assortment of canned goods, fresh produce and frozen meats to help get them through the week. READ MORE
Filmmaking ministry with Episcopal roots follows calling to bring stories of faith journeys to big screen
As an Episcopalian, Brian Ide has been fixated recently on the passage in the New Testament that describes the brief period – estimated to have been about 10 days – between Jesus’ ascension and the Pentecost, during which the apostles were alone and uncertain about their path forward, praying together in “a room upstairs” in Jerusalem. READ MORE
St. Louis church becomes first Episcopal parish included in national historic register for LGBTQ advocacy
Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Louis’ Central West End is the first site in Missouri to be named to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) for its significance in LGBTQ history. It is the first and only such site in Missouri and the only Episcopal parish in the country so honored.  READ MORE
Innovative ideas and collaborative energy flourish at Rooted in Jesus conference
As The Episcopal Church grapples with how to stem its steep decline in an increasingly secular culture, the first-ever Rooted in Jesus conference offered a chance to share innovative ideas, collaborate and celebrate.  READ MORE
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Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 636-7776
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