Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Reflection from the Bishop
+ Annual Chrism Mass and Clergy Education Day
+ New Date: Celebration of New Ministry - Pasalo
+ Homecoming Sunday at Good Shepherd
+ Funeral Announcement: Ronald M. Nakatsuji
+ Christ Church Sesquicentennial Celebration
+ ECW Annual "Quiet Day" Coming Up
+ Centering Prayer: A Road to Radical Optimism
+ Reserve Your Camp Mokule`ia Summer Weekend Now!
+ Stewardship University: Stewardship & Beyond
+ Called to Transformation: ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop
+ The Rev. Melanie Mullen Named Episcopal Church Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care
+ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Calls for Support for the Good Friday Offering
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Godly Play Commuter Core Training Dates
+ 2017 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Being Accepted
+ Bishops' Scholarships Applications
+ Hui Pu 2017: S.W.A.G.
+ Daughter's of the King Quiet Day
+ Coming in April: Warden Boot Camp!
+ St. Andrew's Schools Spring Break Camp
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
Contact Information
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This issue's header features the Celebration of New Ministry service of the Rev. Christopher Golding at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua, held on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Be sure read more about this in the April E-Chronicle. (Photo contributed by Emmanuel Episcopal Church)


Last Sunday After the Epiphany
O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son
revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that
we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be
strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his
likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 217

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Commission on Ministry 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Office 

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Videoconference from the
Diocesan Conference Room

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of the month.
 Next due dates: 
  March 31
April 28
Diocesan events header
Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Paul's & The
Cathedral of St. Andrew (Von Holt Room), Honolulu

Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
St. Anthony's Retreat, Honolulu

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
(Von Holt Room), Honolulu

How Clergy and Lay Leaders Can Create Stronger Congregations
Friday, May 5 (Clergy Only)
Saturday, May 6 (Clergy & Lay)

ABCD Facilitator Workshop
June 8-10, 2017
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

HUI PU 2017: S.W.A.G
Summer Youth Camp
July 2 - 7, 2017
Camp Mokule`ia, Waialua

Upcoming Safe Church Trainings
Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. 
Parish Happenings

Fall & Winter Evensong at St. Timothy's
Ongoing 2nd & 4th Sundays
5:00 PM
St. Timothy's, Aiea
E-mail:   Diane Koshi

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info: (808) 330-3769

Harmony Health & Wellness
Ongoing Mondays, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Tri-church Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 735-5944

Evensong & Benediction 
Ongoing Wednesdays 6:15 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Music Lessons at St. Mary's
Ongoing Wednesday evenings
(Call to schedule an appt.)
St. Mary's, Honolulu
Contact: Dan Werning (808) 388-3121

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

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

Centering Prayer
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Breakfast for Houseless
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
E-mail:  Melvia Kawashima

HHF Experts Lecture Series
Thursdays, January 26 - March 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Celebration of New Ministry: Pasalo 
(This is a rescheduled date.)
Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM
Diocesan land across Kapolei Elementary School, Kapolei
(Original date was January 8)

Safeguarding God's Children Training (This is a rescheduled date!)
Saturday, March 11, 8:30 AM
St. Timothy's Sumida Hall, Aiea
(Original date was February 25)

Good Samaritan Spring Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 25, 8:00 AM
Good Samaritan, Honolulu
(808) 735-5944


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
St. Paul's, Kekaha

Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Market and Swap Meet
Ongoing every second Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapaʻa
For more info...

Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Holy Listening
Ongoing second Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
St. Michael, Lihue
Call Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen (UCC): (808) 647-4346

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha



Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Adult Lectionary Study Group
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

Good Shepherd Homecoming Sunday
Sunday, February 26, 9:00 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
(808) 244-4656

Centering Prayer: A Road to Radical Optimism
Saturday, March 18, 9:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina



Teen Tech at St. James'
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

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

St. James' Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Mondays, 8:30 AM
St. James' Parish Office, Waimea
(808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM

Brown Bag Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela
(808) 885-4923

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. Augustine's Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM (Bring a sandwich)
St. Augustine Vicarage, Kapa'au

St. James' Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info:  (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
808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 12:15 PM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:   (808) 323-3429

Christ Church Sesquicentennial Celebration
March 4-5
Christ Church, Kealakekua
(808) 323-3429.





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Position opens July 1, 2017

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February 24, 2017


A Reflection from the Bishop

Aloha ke Akua:

Over the past few weeks, I have been pondering again the nature of virtue in the Christian life, and how the Christan ought to speak and act to have the "good life." I have again been studying Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and, especially, the Gospel and Epistles of John every morning (and most evenings before going to sleep).

We live in a time of the celebration of falsehood, the habitual engagement in name-calling and the denial of basic human dignity. It is an age of instant information - factually true or false. For the Christian, ours is a trying time.

This morning (Wednesday, February 15th) while I was rereading
The Four Cardinal Virtues by Josef Piefer (1904-1997), I came across the following in the section on justice:

If political life is to regain its dignity, a proper appreciation of the eminence of the ruler's task and of the lofty human qualities required for it must be revived in the mind of the public. This means the very opposite of a totalitarian glorification of power. It implies rather that an arduous and unremitting effort of education should impart to the people an incontrovertible ideal image of the requirements a man must meet if he is to exercise authority. It should, for example, be perfectly clear and self-evident to the simplest kind of thinking that wherever prudence and justice are lacking, there can be no fitness for the proper exercise of power. In Aristotle's Politics, as well as in the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas, these two cardinal virtues are called the virtues characteristic of sovereigns and rulers. Yet according to the moral doctrine of the West the prudent man is certainly not merely a 'tactician' able to steer an affair successfully to its conclusion. Prudence implies the kind of objectivity that lets itself be determined by reality, by insight into the facts. He is prudent who can listen in silence, who can take advice so as to gain a more precise, clear, and complete knowledge of the facts. If such a standard were applied, it would probably mean that even without formally rejecting him - in fact before there were any discussion about him - a rash, brash person, motivated by emotion or craving for power, would eo ipso be excluded from running for  office, as manifestly unfit to realize the justice of rulers, iustitia distributiva . For exercising this justice means, on the one hand, taking the common good into consideration and, on the other, respecting at the same time the dignity of the individual and giving him what is his due.
The Four Cardinal Virtues
(University of Notre Dame Press, 1966), page 92.

Piefer was a German philosopher well grounded in the thought of Thomas Aquinas who wrote in clear language, and identified the enduring relevance of the tradition of wisdom and virtue-based ethics.

While in this section on justice, Piefer is reflecting on the virtues characteristic of the "good" ruler, I suggest that we must be aware of Leo Tolstoy's warning: "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." As we engage these difficult times, we must each hold to the classic virtues of fortitude, temperance, justice and prudence. It seems to me that prudence tempered with humility will be very important. As we are reminded in the Epistle of James:

Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to grow angry. This is because an angry person doesn't produce God's righteousness. Therefore, with humility, set aside all moral filth and the growth of wickedness, and welcome the word planted deep inside you--the very word that is able to save you.... If those who claim devotion to God don't control what they say, they mislead themselves. Their devotion is worthless. True devotion, the kind that is pure and faultless before God the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their difficulties and to keep the world from contaminating us.
James 1:19-21, 26-27

Our vocation as the followers of Jesus Christ in the coming days will be to speak truth with love, humility and prudence while seeking justice.

Aloha ma o Iesu Kristo, ko mākou Haku,

Deadline to Register is TODAY, February 24!
Annual Chrism Mass and Clergy Education Day

The annual Chrism Mass and Clergy Education Day will be taking place on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Registration opens at 8:30 AM, with the Chrism Mass at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 9:00 AM, followed by a Clergy Education Day in The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt Room at 10:30 AM. The class is expected to last until 3:00 PM. 

We are all in need of spiritual renewal and revival, and this year's Clergy Education Day topic is "Developing Your Spiritual Language." Sister Barbara Jean ("BJ") Brown, founder of Anamchara Fellowship, a new monastic style of Religious Life (following a Celtic model) leads this mini-retreat. She is also the Director of The Interfaith Resource Center, a theological lending library that serves all faith traditions in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

For more information and to register, click HERE. If you have any questions, please e-mail the Rev. Cn. Sandy Alexander.
This Saturday, February 25!
Celebration of New Ministry: 
The Rev. Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo
There will be a Celebration of New Ministry at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Kapolei, on Saturday, February 25, 2017, beginning at 10:00 AM. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be the Celebrant and preacher for his appointment of the Rev. Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo, who has been with St. Nick's since July. The service will take place on the diocesan land across from Kapolei Elementary School (91-1119 Kama'aha Loop) where Sunday services are held. Clergy are invited to vest. There will be a reception following the service.
This Sunday, February 26!
Homecoming Sunday: 
Good Shepherd Celebrates 150 Years

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui will end their year-long sesquicentennial events with a special Homecoming Sunday celebration and luau. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be on hand to celebrate at the service which begins at 9:00 AM.

The service will feature songs and readings from the 1910 service to dedicate the new church building. Church youth will be participating as lay readers and also performing a hula.

One of the highlights of the day will be opening a time capsule from the corner stone of the present structure built in 1910, that replaced the original wooden structure. It is a mystery as to what might be in the capsule, a bluestone box donated by the Baldwin family, although some historical records hint that it may contain a gavel.

A grand luau with live music and delicious food will follow, and the Rector, Fr. Craig Vance, invites all who have ever had connections with the church to "come home" as well as those who would just like to celebrate with them.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is located at 2140 Main Street in Wailuku. For more information, contact the church office at  (808) 244-4656.
Funeral Announcement: Ronald M. Nakatsuji
Ronald (Ronnie) M. Nakatsuji, husband of the Rev. Dcn. Dorothy M. Nakatsuji, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in the Parish of St. Clement, 1515 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu. A reception to greet the family will follow in the Parish Hall. The family requests no flowers.
ALMIGHTY AND ETERNAL GOD, to whom there is never any prayer made without hope of mercy, be merciful to the soul of your faithful servant, Ronnie, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that he and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of thy saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.   
Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Christ Church Sesquicentennial Celebration: 
Heritage Weekend Honoring the Past

Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua on the Big Island of Hawai`i, invite all to their sesquicentennial celebration, a Heritage Weekend Honoring the Past, on March 4 and 5, 2017. They have lined up a number of events that include a play, exhibits and a guest speaker, "honoring the gifts and sacrifices of those who came before us in this specific place." 
  • Vespers at Hānaiakamālama, Saturday, March 4, 2:00 PM - Queen Emma is portrayed by Denyse Woo-Ockerman in this one-woman play written by Jackie Pualani Johnson.
  • Exhibits - Glass Plate Photography by second Vicar, Rev. Samuel Davis c.1876, and Aloha Quilters of Kailua Kona, Saturday, March 4, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM and Sunday, March 5, 11:15 AM - 2:00 PM, Queen Emma Community Center
  • Guest Speaker - The Rev. Dr. Shannon Clarkson, Theologian and niece of the Rev. Shannon Walker of Christ Church and the Kona Ecumenical Project, Sunday Service, March 5, 10:00 AM
Christ Church is located at 81-1004 Konawaena School Road, Kealakekua. For more information, contact the church office at   (808) 323-3429.
Register Now!
ECW Annual "Quiet Day" Coming Up
St Anthony retreat center
The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese will be holding their annual Quiet Day Retreat on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the St. Anthony Retreat Center, Fr. Damien House, in Honolulu. The theme for this year's retreat is "Grow in Grace" led by Fr. Moki Hino. A full day of activities is planned including Holy Eucharist before lunch and hands-on craft for Spring.  

The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. To register, download the form HERE and RSVP by March 1.  If you have any questions, contact Louise Aloy at (808) 264-9830 or e-mail, or Laurie Lee at (808) 779-7968 or e-mail.
Centering Prayer: A Road to Radical Optimism
What is centering prayer? How does centering prayer help us live in the spirit of radical optimism? Why is this such a radical idea? 

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Br. Jim Vorndran will introduce and review the basics of centering prayer at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina, Maui. There will be two periods of centering prayer during the program. Together we will sit in stillness. Together we will discern the importance of living in the spirit of radical optimism.

Jim Vorndran is a Marianist brother who has practiced and taught centering prayer for 40+ years. He was trained by Thomas Keating, Basil Pennington and William Meninger, at the Trappist monastery in Spencer, Mass. Jim moved from Maui 4 years ago and is currently living in the Marianist retirement center in Cupertino, CA. where he is also teaching and volunteering at VISTA Center for the blind and visually impaired.

Brown bag lunch, snacks and drinks provided. Calabash donations. For more information and to register e-mail Paula Baldwin.
Reserve Your Camp Mokule`ia Summer Weekend Now!

Did you know that there are prime summer dates set aside in advance at Camp Mokule`ia for Episcopal families and churches to reserve? This year's dates for space in the Lodge or Campgrounds are Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 2 (the weekend before the 4th of July), and also during the week, Monday, July 3 to Friday, July 7. The deadline to make reservations is March 15, 2017. After that date, space is open to the public. Please call the camp at (808) 637-6241 or go to their website at www.campmokuleia.com and put in a reservation request. Hurry! Make your summer reservations now before space is gone!
Coming in May
Stewardship University: Stewardship & Beyond

This year's annual Stewardship University will take place on Friday May 5 (clergy only) and Saturday, May 6 (clergy and lay), at the Parish of St. Clement's Parish Hall in Honolulu. Registration begins at 9:30 AM and the class ends at 4:00 PM on both days.

This year's theme is "How Clergy and Lay Leaders Can Create Stronger Congregations." Over the past few decades, the culture in which we live has become increasingly indifferent to religious expression. Religious leaders who garner public attention often preach a gospel of exclusion, rather than all souls being God's children.  The result is that ministry in any form, for clergy and lay leaders alike, is exponentially more difficult than in years past.

This year's Stewardship University will be led by Michael Durall, who has authored numerous books on congregational organization, development and stewardship. He co-authored Making the Pledge Drive Obsolete with the Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek, who led our previous Stewardship University events. His most recent book is Don't Wait Until the Pastor Leaves: Planning for Ministerial Transition Helps Ensure that One Successful Minister Follows Another.

Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to sign up as teams to strengthen their stewardship programs. Participants will gain a common understanding of stewardship possibilities and reap the benefits all year long! 

For more information and to register, click HERE.
Save the Date!
Called to Transformation
ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop 2017
The  Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshop is slated for June 8-10, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu.

Called to Transformation is a partnership between The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development. The workshops were developed to train facilitators in leading a faith community in understanding ABCD. Participants will learn about the theory and practice of ABCD work, and then begin the process of creating a working plan to implement an ABCD project in their own ministry communities.

Leading the workshop are Sean McConnell, Director of Engagement for Episcopal Relief & Development  and the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries for The Episcopal Church and a member of the Presiding Bishop's staff. 

For more information and to register, click HERE. If you have any questions, e-mail the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

The Rev. Melanie Mullen Named Episcopal Church Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care
The Rev. Melanie Mullen of Richmond, VA, has been named the  Episcopal Church Director of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care, a member of the Presiding Bishop's staff.

In this new full-time position, Mullen will lead the church's work on domestic poverty and Jubilee Ministries, and shepherd the work of Episcopal Church staff in relation to racial reconciliation and justice, domestic poverty, stewardship of creation, and the United Thank Offering. She will also partner closely with the Advisory Council on Stewardship of Creation to develop and support eco-justice sites and networks.  The Director will report to the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop's Canon Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation.

"It is an honor to be called to this the new position for the church," Mullen said.  "The work of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care is vital to our life together, as we further the vision of equipping the people of God to be Christ's hands and feet on the earth."  
Mark the Date!
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Calls for Support for the Good Friday Offering
"The Good Friday Offering is our opportunity to add some of the substance of our lives to the substance of our prayers," Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry wrote to the clergy of the  Episcopal Church. "The Jesus Movement is about the journey we share with a world desperate to see examples of the love of God lived out in each one of us

Presiding Bishop Curry wrote in the annual Good Friday letter to all congregations asking them to consider providing assistance for Jerusalem and the Middle East.

"The Jesus Movement is manifested through opportunities like the Good Friday Offering to stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East," he wrote.

Funds collected from the Good Friday Offering are gathered and distributed to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East which is part of the Anglican Communion. 

Information on the Good Friday Offering can be found  HERE. Good Friday Offering resources are available HERE. To read the Presiding Bishop's letter, click HERE.
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UPDATED: Safe Church Training Dates
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. Classes listed are open to the diocese. Churches arranging their own closed classes are not listed here.
  • Saturday, March 11 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Timothy's Aiea, O'ahu) For more information and to register, click HERE. Please note that this training was originally scheduled for February 25 and has been changed. If you registered for the February 25 training, you must re-register through the link shown. 
  • Saturday, March 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei, Maui) - CANCELLED.
Godly Play Commuter Core Training Dates
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The first of three Godly Play "Commuter Core Training" classes took place on February 4, and two more training dates are coming up. The complete training program is covered over three separate Saturdays instead of a single three-day training session. Participants can sign up for each module or class separately, and can take any missed session in a future offering. The links to register for the two upcoming classes are as follows: 
  • Parables - Saturday, March 4, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Kailua
  • Liturgical Action - Saturday, April 1, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Kailua 
The classes are for both new and returning participants, and huge Episcopal discounts apply. If you have any questions,   e-mail Jenny Wallace.
2017 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Being Accepted
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[December 5, 2016] Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants. The focus for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants is Evangelism - Reconciliation: Following Jesus' way of creating loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God, each other, and all creation.

"This is the Jesus Movement and the United Thank Offering is a part of the Jesus Movement," commented Sandra K. Squires, Ed.D., United Thank Offering Board President. "Join us as the United Thank Offering continues its tradition of thankfulness by awarding grants for 2017."

Detailed guidelines for applying for the grants are  HERE The deadline is 5 pm Eastern on March 3, 2017 For more information about guidelines and applications, e-mail the Rev. Heather Melton , Missioner for United Thank Offering. 
Bishops' Scholarships Applications

The Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available for students for the 2017-2018 school year:
  • Bishop's Scholarship Fund - Students entering kindergarten to grade 12 entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time.
  • The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund - Children of clergy under the age of 24 who are canonically resident and domiciled in the Diocese of Hawai'i.
The submission deadline is Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 4:00 PM. For detailed eligibility requirements and to download the application packet, click  HERE .  For more information or should you have any questions, please  e-mail Irina Martikainen, or call (808) 536-7776, x302.
Save the date! Summer Youth Camp
Hui Pu 2017: S.W.A.G. (Saved With Amazing Grace)

Hui Pu 2017 will be a huge event with all three camps for the different age groups taking place simultaneously. Our theme is "S.W.A.G. (S aved W ith A mazing G race)" and will be full of new experiences, re-kindled friendships and most importantly full of praise and worship with unconditional love!

Although the camp will begin on the same date for all age groups, it will end on different days.  Register before May 1 and save! The camp dates and costs are as follows:
  • AHE (9-12 years): July 2 - July 5, $350 (By May 1- $320)
  • LOKAHI (13-24 years): July 2 - July 6, $450 (By May 1- $420
  • `OPIO (15-18 years): July 2 - July 7, $550 (By May 1- $520)
Volunteers Needed We are looking for volunteers to help staff our summer camp. You must be 18 years and older, experience working with children/youth, and must supply three references. Please send your resume to programs@campmokuleia.com.

For more information, download the flyer HERE, or if you have any questions, contact Seino Lino, Programs Director, at (808) 637-6241, or e-mail her .
Daughters of the King Quiet Day
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The Order of the Daughters of the King is inviting all women in the Diocese of Hawai`i to a Quiet Day, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. 

This is a day for scripture-led reflection, prayer, and guidance for spiritual renewal. Finding the time to pray is hard in today's busy world. Sometimes it feels like we have to say the right thing, the right way, in the right place, and other things are more important, but that's not true. Let the Daughters lead you on a journey to find your "Secret Place" to recharge and connect with God. 

Quiet Day will be held at St. Anthony's Retreat Center, 3351 Kalihi Street, Honolulu.  The Rev. Ernesto Pasalo, Jr. (Fr. JaR) will join us at 9:15 AM for opening prayer, and to preside at the Eucharist. W e ask that everyone bring their own bag lunch. The day ends at 2:00 PM and each person will be given a memento to take home. 

Reserve your place at Quiet Day by calling Luella Windisch at (808) 685-1215, or e-mailing dok.hawaii@gmail.com. The deadline to register is March 15, or when space is filled. The cost is $10. Please make checks payable to the Episcopal Church in Hawai`i with DOK Quiet Day on the memo line, and mail to: Luella Windisch, 91-823 Launahele St., Ewa Beach, HI 96706. If you need transportation to or from the retreat or a place to stay on Oahu while attending the event, please tell Luella when you make your reservation.
Coming in April: Warden Boot Camp!

Senior/Bishop's Wardens and Junior Wardens are invited to our Warden Boot Camp! Whether you're a returning warden or brand new, we want to  help you spiritually and practically prepare for the year ahead -- and get to know other wardens from around the diocese to boot! (You're not alone!) 

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30 AM (Registration) through 4:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room

Cost is only $15 and includes lunch.  For more information and to register, visit the event webpage  HERE. Airfare for wardens on neighbor islands is covered. E-mail Sharon Billingsley to make your flight arrangements. If you have any questions, e-mail the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham.
St. Andrew's Schools Spring Break Camp

Looking for a great place for your children to spend Spring Break? Look no further! The Spring Break Camp at St. Andrew's Schools is a fun, nurturing camp where your child will make new friends, have new experiences, acquire new skills and have a great time! Fun themes such as Moana, Game Show Mania, Child in the Wild, Use the Force and Easter Extravaganza will guide each day's fun.  The camp takes place March 20-31, 2017.  Enroll early and save! For more information, download the flyer HERE, or visit their website HERE.
Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book (Na 'Euanelio Hemolele) & Book of  Common Prayer Available for Purchase
The Office of the Bishop is offering for purchase, Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, the Holy Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Hawaiian-language Book of Common Prayer.  Both of these books are available for purchase through the Office of the Bishop and can be ordered online HERE If you have any questions,  e-mail Charmaine Ito.  


In case you missed it, click on the image above to read

the latest December 2016 issue of the E-Chronicle.   


Did you miss an edition of the E-News? Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below or visit the Diocesan website's 

Hui Pu 2017: S.W.A.G.  July 2-7

Daughters of the King Quiet Day  March 25

St. Andrew's Schools Spring Break Camp March 20-31

Good Sam Spring Rummage Sale March 25

Office of the Bishop Welcomes New Staff

Warden Boot Camp April 22

Staying Informed and Involved with the Homeless/Houseless in Hawai`i

Statement from the Presiding Bishop to President Trump

Episcopalians to Focus on Global Needs for ERD

New Date: Celebration of New Ministry: Pasalo  February 25

Annual Chrism Mass and Clergy Education Day  March 4

Bishops' Scholarships Applications

Church Resources Offered by ECF

Godly Play Offers Commuter Core Classes

Applications Being Accepted for Conant Grants

Bishop's New Year's Message: Reading List for 2017

Ask the Bishop: Worship & Communion

Jesus Revivals Set for 2017-2018

Bishop's Christmas Message 2016

Transitions in the Office of the Bishop

Clergy Transitions

Applications for YASC Being Accepted

2017 UTO Grant Applications Being Accepted



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776