The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i
Where you'll find announcements and links to upcoming events and activities from around the Diocese
September 11, 2019

Diocesan Events & Special Announcements
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo was taken at the Invite Welcome Connect Conference at the St. Andrew's Schools this past weekend. The Founder of IWC, Mary Parmer, is shown up front with Canon Sandy Graham taking the group selfie. Full coverage of both gatherings (on Kaua'i as well) will be posted on the Diocesan News website soon! (Photo by the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham)
Nohona Hawai'i at the Cathedral: Our Hawaiian Pa'ahao
The Cathedral's Nohona Hawai'i ministry will be holding their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 18, at 5:30 PM in the Von Holt Room. The theme of the meeting is our Hawaiian pa'ahao (prisoners). There will be a film entitled Out of State, a discussion led by the Rev. Ha'aheo Guanson, a Hawaiian supper, and a business meeting. For more information and to RSVP, call the Cathedral office at (808) 524-2822.
Save the Date: International Peace Day
This year, International Peace Day will be observed on Saturday, September 21, 2019, and organizers on O'ahu are planning a campaign for peace and nonviolence at the Kuhio Towers Community Center in Honolulu. The day's activities will include a rally, march, singing and chanting, sign waving, and lunch, beginning at 9:00 AM. For more information, contact the Revs. Ha'aheo Guanson or Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769 or kaleop@me.com.
St. Mark's Forming EfM Class
St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, is currently forming an Education for Ministry (EfM) class that will begin on Monday, September 30, 2019. There are a few available spots remaining. Those interested should contact the church office at (808) 732-2333. For more information about EfM, visit the website HERE, or the Diocesan EfM webpage HERE.
Emmanuel's Annual Dog Wash Fundraiser
In conjunction with their annual Blessing of the Animals Service, Emmanuel Episcopal Church will be holding their dog wash fundraiser the day before on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. All donations received will be given to the Hawaiian Humane Society. It follows up with the Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 6, at 10:00 AM. Emmanuel is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua. For more information, call the church at (808) 262-4845.
Good Samaritan Fall Rummage Sale
Get ready for Good Samaritan Episcopal Church's Fall Rummage Sale, taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. There will be clothing, household items, plants, baked goods, Spam musubi, hotdogs and drinks! Be sure to come by for some great finds and grinds! Good Samaritan is located at 1801 10th Avenue in Honolulu. For questions, call (808) 735-5944.
Rainbow Aloha: Join St. Mark's at the Honolulu Pride Parade
St. Mark's has once again sponsored an entry in the Honolulu Pride Parade for all Episcopalians. Join the St. Mark’s clergy and fellow parishioners, including children and youth, as we support our LGBTQ friends in the Honolulu Pride Parade, Saturday, October 19, 2019. Last October over thirty members and friends of St. Mark’s marched in the parade, and we hope to have a good showing this year too. The parade begins at 11:00 am at Magic Island Ala Moana and continues through Waikiki ending at Kapi'olani Park. Click HERE for more information.
Tickets Now on Sale! Emmanuel's 17th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Mark your calendars and save the date! Emmanuel Episcopal Church's 17th annual Chocolate Extravaganza is coming up on Saturday, November 9, 2019, and you don't want to miss it! Along with an all-you-can-eat decadent chocolate buffet, the event features a Silent Auction with incredible items for sale, and a VIP pre-event that always sells out quickly. Proceeds benefit Family Promise and the ministries of Emmanuel. To purchase tickets and for more information, including sponsorship forms, visit their website HERE.
Bible Sharing in Ilokano-Tagalog-English
Ongoing Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM
St. Paul's, Honolulu
Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu
Rector's Bible Study   
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176
Kay's Cafe Free Hot Lunch
(Volunteers welcomed & always needed)
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Wallyhouse, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112
Free Yoga at St. Mary's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655
Bible Study and Healing Prayer Service at St. Luke's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu
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
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
Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Thursdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706
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 
Centering Prayer (Honolulu)
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
(808) 373-2139
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) with Holy Eucharist
Ongoing Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
(Every FIRST Wednesday, healing service follows Novena) St. Paul''s, Honolulu
Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745
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
Homeless Outreach at St. Mary's
Ongoing last Thursday of the month, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
(808) 949-4655
Youth Bible Study & Fellowship
Ongoing Fridays, 7:00 PM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112
Breakfast for Houseless
(Volunteers welcomed & needed!)
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112
Youth Car Wash
Ongoing every second and last Saturday of the month
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
808) 845-2112
Movie Nights at All Saints' Returns
For over 10 years, Movie Nights on the Lawn at All Saints' has been a wonderful family event for the entire community, and it returns on September 21 and October 5. The event is free and features a double-feature beginning at sunset. Bring your lawn chairs and get ready for some great family entertainment! All Saints' is located at 4-1065 Kuhio Highway in Kapa'a. For more information, visit the All Saints' website HERE.
Book Discussion at St. Michaels:
Reframing the Soul
All are welcome to "explore how our words define us, our experiences and especially our traumas." Join Stephanie Castillo, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, for Part 1 of a seven-week discussion group, The group will meet every Monday beginning on October 7, from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM in the Goodale Conference Room of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue. Sign up at castillosj@aol.com, or for more info, call (808) 383-7393.
Kalaupapa Fall Service Retreat
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality is getting ready for another service retreat in Kalaupapa, Moloka'i, October 23-27, 2019. Along with learning about the history, culture and the people of Kalaupapa, they will also be volunteering to clean, paint, and tend to the historic buildings and grounds there. For more information, visit their website HERE or contact the Rev. Phyllis Meighen (UCC) at (808) 647-4346 or e-mail spirituality@stmichaels-kauai.org.
North Shore Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing first & third Sundays, 4:00 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea
Christ Memorial Men's Fellowship Group
Ongoing Mondays, 9:00 AM
Kilauea Bakery, Kilauea
ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele
Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapa'a Laundromat, Kapaʻa
North Shore Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea
Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue
St. John's Kula Festival
St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula will be holding their annual Kula Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. This popular community event features ono food, kids games, produce, plant, flowers, baked goods, crafters, quilt show, auction, live entertainment all day. Admission $1 or can of food, kids under 10 free. Parking free. Proceeds shared with local nonprofits. For more information, call 878-1485 or visit their website HERE.
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

Big Island
Oktobertfest at St. Jude's
St. Jude's will be holding their annual Ocean View Oktoberfest party on Friday, October 4, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 PM, and dinner service starts at 6:00 PM. Dinner includes Bratwurst, sauerkraut, boiled potatoes, drinks, and dessert, plus live music by the Last Fling Band. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased at the 9:30 Sunday service: $8 per person, $15 for two, or $20 for family. St. Jude's is located at 92-8606 Paradise Circle in Ocean View. Call (808) 939-7555 and leave a message if you have a question.
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
Centering Prayer in Hilo
Ongoing Mondays, 4:30 PM
Holy Apostles, Hilo
(808) 859-3847
The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info: Nancee Cline (808) 324-1192
St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen: (510) 778-5500
Weekly Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info: (808) 885-4923
St. James' Men's Bible Study
Ongoing third Fridays, 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
St. James', Waimea
(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 
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
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
$1.7 million for slavery reparations fund puts Virginia Theological Seminary at forefront of debate
Virginia Theological Seminary took what appears to be an unprecedented step this week by announcing that it had set aside $1.7 million for a slavery reparations fund – something considered but not yet enacted by other institutions of higher education that historically benefited from slave labor. READ MORE
Racial audit of church leadership seen as step toward ensuring Episcopal culture of welcome
The Episcopal Church is one of the whitest Christian denominations in America. White Episcopalians make up 90 percent of church membership, according to the Pew Research Center, compared to a U.S. population that is 62 percent white. READ MORE
What the Anglican Church of Canada’s same-sex marriage vote means for its future
The Anglican Church of Canada General Synod’s failure to pass a resolution to amend the marriage canon to expressly allow solemnization of same-sex marriage, followed by a communiqué from the House of Bishops effectively commending diocese-based decisions on the matter, has triggered a wave of responses across the church.  READ MORE
Stay Informed! Quick Links to the Diocesan Websites :
Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 636-7776
sta stained glass