The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i
Where you'll find announcements and links to upcoming events and activities from around the Diocese
November 13, 2019

Diocesan Events & Special Announcements
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo of our clergy was taken at the Convention Eucharist in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, on Friday, October 25, 2019. Most wore red palaka stoles in celebration of our 50 years as a Diocese. This event marked the end of a year-long celebration that kicked off at last year's Convention on the Big Island. Full coverage of this year's Convention is now posted HERE . (Photo by S. Nishioka)
Visit the Diocesan website's COMMUNITY CALENDAR page to see the ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
This week!
Finding Nemo, Jr. at Tenney Theatre
The St. Andrew's Schools will be featuring its fall production of Disney's Finding Nemo, Jr. on November 15, 16 and 17, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew's Tenney Theatre. Showtimes are:

November 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM
November 17 at 4:00 PM

Admission is just $10 and children under 3 are free! For more information and tickets, visit the school website HERE.
Sunday, November 24: A Special Blessing Ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Andrew
Concluding a four-year renovation of the Cathedral of St. Andrew's Wahi Kapu ("sacred space") or Royal Chapel, a special blessing will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019, during the 8:00 AM Hawaiian service. The service is also part of the Cathedral's observance of the annual Feast of the Holy Sovereigns, and the centerpiece of the renovation project is fittingly, a beautiful icon of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, that will be installed earlier on Friday, November 22. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will lead the blessing, and members of the Royal Societies will be in attendance. The public is invited. To read the official press release with more details, click HERE. (Pictured is the Chapel in 2015 before the renovation.)
St. Luke's Annual Christmas Craft Fair & Rummage Sale
St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be holding their annual Christmas Craft Fair and Rummage Sale in their Parish Hall on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Lots of great items for sale and super bargains as well. St. Luke's is located at 45 N. Judd Street in Honolulu.
28th Annual Ho'okuikahi Service
The 28th annual Queen Lili'uokalani Ho'okuikahi will be taking place on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Central Union Church in Honolulu, from 6:00-7:00 PM. This ecumenical event will feature the Cathedral Choir of St. Andrew, Hokuloa Singers of 'Iolani School, and others. 

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, contact the Rev. Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769.
Visit the Diocesan website's COMMUNITY CALENDAR page to see the ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. Michael's Family Game Night
The St. Michael and All Angel's Children's and Youth Ministry will be hosting a Family Game night on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Parish Hall. There will be a potluck dinner and ice cream bar, and lots of fun in store for kids and adults! Please bring some canned goods for their Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. St. Michael's is located at 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue.
Christ Memorial Movie in the Hall
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea will be holding a family movie night in their Parish Hall on Friday, November 29, and will be showing the animated film The Star, that features lots of big name stars like Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey. Doors open at 5:30 PM and movie time is at 6:15 PM. There will be free popcorn and hotdogs. Pack up the kids, sand chairs and sleeping bags for a fun night with the family. Please bring one canned good per person for the food pantry. The Parish Hall is located at 2518 Kolo Road.
All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
The All Saints' annual Holiday Craft Fair will be taking place on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. There are always tons of great hand-crafted items, jewelry and clothing, perfect for holiday gift giving. There will also be a concession booth and silent auction. All Saints' is located at 4-1065 Kuhio Highway in Kapa'a.
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 (DEPOSIT DUE 11/13)
  • 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.
Visit the Diocesan website's COMMUNITY CALENDAR page to see the ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Big Island
Visit the Diocesan website's COMMUNITY CALENDAR page to see the ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. James' Annual Christmas Bazaar
St. James' Episcopal Church will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. There will be the usual great gift offerings, baked goods, food, and silent auction. This year's silent auction includes two beautifully framed watercolor paintings of St. James', by a parishioner. St. James' is located at 65-1237 Kawaihae Road in Kamuela (Waimea).
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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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