The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Diocesan E-News

May 15, 2020
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo features David Catron and barbara bennett (intentional lower case), the Franciscan Catholic Workers who run Wallyhouse , an outreach ministry at St. Elizabeth's in Honolulu. Their important work in the community is even greater during these times, and they welcome much needed volunteers and donations. (See volunteer opportunities listed under the Our Congregations section below.) To learn more about this amazing team, click HERE . (Photo by Archdeacon Steve Costa after a Kay's Cafe lunch service.)
Our Congregations
Emmanuel's Tablet Drive
Saturday, May 16: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Emmanuel Episcopal Church is serving as a collection site for tablets, laptops, PPE, and monetary donations for the families of Kahuiki Village to use for school and medical appointments. Bring your donations this Saturday between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. They are happy to offer no contact drop-off!

This is their second day of the drive and are grateful for all those that dropped off items on Thursday. They are located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua. If you have questions, call (808) 262-4548.
Looking to volunteer or support a worthwhile cause?
Although many of our churches have had to temporarily halt their outreach ministries during this time, there are still a number adapting and continuing to serve. Here are a few opportunities along with other organizations seeking assistance.

  • Make sandwiches or assemble lunch bags at the Cathedral and deliver to Wallyhouse at St. Elizabeth's. Email Barbara Service for more info.
  • St. Elizabeth's Saturday Meals. Contact the church at (808) 845-2112.
  • Assemble food bags at Wallyhouse for distribution. Schedule a time slot to work alone by emailing barbara bennett at St. Elizabeth's.
  • St. Stephen's Food Pantry welcomes donations. Contact Kahu Kaleo Patterson (808) 330-3769.
  • Donate a used but operable laptop for kids at Kalihi-Waena for online learning. Email Ann Hansen for more info.
  • Purchase items from Family Promise's online wishlist, and deliver it to their downtown Family Center. Call (808) 548-7478 before dropping off items, & tell them they're Wishlist items.

  • Community Meal Ministries of Hawai'i Island Episcopal Parish Congregations: Thursdays at St. James Waimea (webpage), and Tuesdays at St. Columba's Pa'auilo (contact St. James' office at 808-885-4923)
  • The Food Basket is desperately short on volunteers, especially on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, call the Food Basket at (808) 933-6030.
  • Neighborhood Place of Puna oversees Hale Iki and is looking for people to help with some cleaning and food prep. Call Paul Normann at (808) 965-5550
  • Holy Apostles is seeking volunteers to help their team with The Salvation Army's Feed the Hungry Program. Email Cheryl Chow for more info.

  • A Cup of Cold Water - All Maui churches are supporting this special ministry. Check with any of the Episcopal Churches on island for their current schedule.
  • St. John's Food Pantry always welcomes donations to keep stocked. Contact the church at (808) 878-1485.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Habits of Grace: An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry
"As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted on Mondays through May." -- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Visit the Habits of Grace webpage HERE.
Archbishop of Canterbury launches 2020 Thy Kingdom Come global prayer initiative
The global ecumenical prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come, which started life as a simple request from the archbishops of Canterbury and York to the clergy of the Church of England, will this year take place in more than 90 percent of countries around the world. READ MORE
Church’s grassroots efforts help Navajoland feed families impacted by COVID-19 outbreak
An outpouring of support from around the country has enabled the Episcopal Church in Navajoland to deliver emergency food and supplies to more than 100 families on the Navajo Nation reservation, which has one of the highest concentrations of COVID-19 cases in the United States. READ MORE
Pandemic to reshape how congregations worship as dioceses prepare to resume in-person gatherings
Get ready. The pandemic could change everything that Episcopalians once took for granted about attending church. A reservation could be required to worship in person. Services might not even take place in the church, if the parish hall or an outdoor area can better accommodate social distancing. “No” to handshakes at the peace. “Yes” to wearing masks. Singing is a conflicted “maybe.” READ MORE
Episcopal ministries respond to domestic abuse, mental health and gun violence concerns associated with COVID-19
As states and cities continue to ask citizens to shelter in place to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Episcopal-affiliated ministries that serve victims of domestic violence are finding new approaches to caring for the vulnerable in their communities. READ MORE
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Contact Information
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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