Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Update on Peter Pereira
+ Service for The Rev. Dcn. Dorothy Nakatsuji
+ Bishops' Scholarships Applications
+ 2018 Lenten Resources
+ Concert at Holy Innocents
+ Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
+ Letter to the Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop, President of House of Deputies
+ January 25 Webinar on the Middle East
+ Civil Discourse Curriculum
+ Roanridge Trust Award Grants Available
+ Advancing to General Convention 2018
+ Annual Music Conference Fee Dropped
+ FACE Leadership Retreat
+ A Tasteful Benefit 2018
+ Annual Chrism + Mass and Education Day
+ 12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
+ 2018 Godly Play Training Dates
+ Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted
+ 2018 United Thank Offering Grant Application Available
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photos are of the Bishop and the Rev. Heather Hill at her Celebration of New Ministry at St. Clement's, Honolulu, and the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham and the Rev. Katlin McCallister at her Welcoming of a Priest-in-Charge at Holy Apostles, Hilo.  Both events took place during January.  (Photo of Hill by Dana Anderson and of McCallister by Doug Adams)


Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in
heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of
your people, and in our time grant us your peace; 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. 215

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, February 17, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

Standing Committee
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Bishop's Office
(Note earlier start time)

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Diocesan Conference Room

Diocesan events header

Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00PM

June 24-29, 2018
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

Parish Happenings

Evensong & Benediction
(Followed by Sunday Supper - see next item below)
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 6:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

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

Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays 7:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Harmony Health & Wellness
(Temporarily postponed until January-Date TBA)
Ongoing Mondays, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

Rector's Bible Study 
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

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

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Free Yoga, Zumba & Tai Chi at St. Mary's
Ongoing days as shown:
Yoga - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Zumba - Saturdays, 8:30 AM
Tai Chi - Sundays 8:00 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

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: Margaret Steele 

The Art of Narcissus Carving
Saturdays, January 13 - February 3
(Exhibition Feb. 10-11)
St. Peter's, Honolulu
E-mail: St. Peter's

Evensong at The Cathedral: Candlemas
Sunday, February 4, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Godly Play Commuter Core Training
February 17-Camp Mokuleia
March 17-Epiphany


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Eleele

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

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

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

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

12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
February 2-4, 2018
St. Michael's Lihue


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

Morning Prayer & Lectionary Study 
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

PBJ Sandwiches for ACCW
Ongoing second Sundays 
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Lahaina

Trinity's 4th Annual Tasteful Benefit
Saturday, January 27, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Maui Ocean Center, Seascape Restaurant, Maaleaea

Godly Play Core Training
February 2-4, 2018
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

Concert at Holy Innocents
Friday, February 16, 6:30 PM
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

A Scholarly Exploration of Sunday's Scriptures
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. 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
For more info: (808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  Nancee Cline  (808) 324-1192



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January 23, 2018


Office of the Bishop:  Update on Peter Pereira
The following is a letter from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick originally released on Thursday, January 18, 2018:

TO: Diocese of Hawai'i

We were waiting for finalized information before sending this update to you.  Our Diocesan Treasurer, Mr. Peter Pereira, will, effective immediately, be out of the office for several months.
Please do not contact him.  Any e-mails sent to his e-mail address are not being monitored regularly, but they will be checked periodically by Rae Costa.  Any communication regarding insurance, investments, property or other diocesan business issue should be referred directly to Rae Costa (rcosta@episcopalhawaii.org or (808) 536-7776, ext. 326).  She will then forward as needed.
Why?  I share this with Peter's permission.  If the final tests this week prove positive (as expected), Peter will be undergoing surgery for a kidney transplant on Monday, January 29.  He will be out of the office for four to six months.   The kidney donor will be our own Canon [Alexander] Sandy Graham who will be out of the office for at least two weeks and then be unable to travel by plane for two months after that.  This amazing turn of events is a blessing for Peter and our Diocesan ʻohana.

Cards, notes and gifts of encouragement for Peter and Sandy may be sent here to the office and they will be forwarded to them unopened.
Please keep Peter and Sandy in your prayers.
Strengthen your servant Peter, O God, to do what he has to do and bear what he has to bear; that, accepting your healing gifts through the skill of surgeons and nurses, he may be restored to usefulness in your world with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort your servant Sandy, and give your power of healing to those who minister to his needs as he shares the gift of health, that he may be strengthened in his gift and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Yours faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI  96813-2304

Service for  The Rev. Dcn. Dorothy Nakatsuji
The Reverend Deacon Dorothy Nakatsuji, age 85, died on Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018.  Dorothy was ordained to the vocational diaconate by Bishop Edmond Browning on November 11, 1983, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. Dorothy served at the Cathedral of St. Andrew and the Parish of St. Clement.

Her service will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the Parish of St. Clement, 1515 Wilder Avenue in Honolulu.  Visitation begins at 2:00 PM and service will commence at 3:00 PM.  Reception to follow in the parish hall.  
Notes of condolence may be sent to her son at:
Mr. Robert Nakatsuji
2018 Keeaumoku St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Bishops' Scholarships Applications

The Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available for students for the 2018-2019 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 Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 4:00 PM. For more information, eligibility requirements and to download the application packet, click  HERE.  Should you have any questions, please   e-mail Irina Martikainen, or call (808) 536-7776, x302.
2018 Lenten Resources

The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The following are some free Lenten Resources available.  Click on the hyper-linked titles to be taken to their webpage and be sure to order items now to be received in time!
  • UTO Lenten Devotional Calendar - FREE!  This downloadable calendar contains links to just some of the many sites that received United Thank Offering grants.  The calendar invites you to learn more about each site and consider the items featured for each day*, and to make a thank offering in your "blue box."  (*Sundays are left for considering your blessings.)  

  • Episcopal Relief & Development - FREE!  ORDER BY FEBRUARY 2!  This year, ERD focuses on children. Order their 2018 Lent meditation booklets in packets of 25 or download the pdf file. They also have prayer bookmarks, Hope Chest boxes, pew envelopes and downloadable bulletins. To order, call the Episcopal Marketplace at (866) 937-2772 or order online HERE.
Concert at Holy Innocents:
Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments & Wondrous Stories

The Church of the Holy Innocents will be hosting a special concert on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 6:30 PM. Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will be sharing their musical and storytelling talents with Celtic harps, rare instruments and wondrous stories. Cost is $15 advanced, $20 at the door. For more information, download the flyer HERE.  Holy Innocents is located at 561 Front Street in Lahaina.
HUI PU Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
June 24-29, 2018

Camp is a great ministry for winning young hearts to God! We hope campers DISCONNECT from WiFi and CONNECT to something GREATER! 

This year's Hui Pu camp will be held June 24-29, 2018, and the theme is "Arise" to remind our youth that they are well equipped to take on this life. Youth will gather in a safe environment for fun faith-filled fellowship. With friends old and new, we hope they will be reminded that they are never alone.

All three camps will be taking place simultaneously at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu. Cost and details are as follows:
  • AHE (9-12 years) June 24-27 (3 nights): $350
  • LOKAHI (13-14 years) June 24-28 (4 nights): $450
  • OPIO (15-18 years) June 24-29 (5 nights): $550


Camp Mokule'ia hosts Hui Pu, an annual summer camp for a week, catering to campers between the age of 9 and 18. We look forward to the camp as a time of growth not just for the campers but counselors as well.  We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:
  • COUNSELORS - Must be 20 years or older; love working with kids; enjoy working outdoors and have some experience catering to children between the ages of 9-18.
  • JUNIOR COUNSELORS - High school students; love working with kids; enjoy working outdoors and open to experience working with children between the ages of 9-12 years.
  • NURSE - Must have a current nursing license in the State of Hawai'i
We hope you join our wonderful summer camp 'ohana and get to experience the beautiful souls that make this camp amazing!  For more information about the camp, to submit a resume, or if you have questions, e-mail Seini Lino.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Letter to the Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop, President of House of Deputies

"Our church must examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how it has handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse through the years."

[January 22, 2018] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have written the following letter to the Episcopal Church.

Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church:

In recent weeks, compelling testimony from women who have been sexually harassed and assaulted by powerful men has turned our minds to a particularly difficult passage of holy scripture:  the story of the rape of King David's daughter Tamar by her half-brother Amnon (2 Samuel 13: 1-22). It is a passage in which a conspiracy of men plots the exploitation and rape of a young woman. She is stripped of the power to speak or act, her father ignores the crime, and the fate of the rapist, not the victim, is mourned. It is a Bible story devoid of justice.

For more than two decades, African women from marginalized communities have studied this passage of scripture using a method called contextual Bible study to explore and speak about the trauma of sexual assault in their own lives. Using a  manual published by the  Tamar Campaign they ask, "What can the Church do to break the silence against gender-based violence?"

It is, as the old-time preachers say, a convicting question. As our societies have been forced into fresh recognition that women in all walks of life have suffered unspoken trauma at the hands of male aggressors and harassers, we have become convinced that the Episcopal Church must work even harder to create a church that is not simply safe, but holy, humane and decent. We must commit to treating every person as a child of God, deserving of dignity and respect. We must also commit to ending the systemic sexism, misogyny and misuse of power that plague the church just as they corrupt our culture, institutions and governments.  READ MORE
January 25 Webinar Discusses  Episcopal Church and the Middle East
[January 18, 2018]  "Mission, Ministry, and Advocacy: The Episcopal Church & the Middle East" is the topic of a January 25 webinar.

Hosted by the  Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, the free one-hour webinar is designed to be an informative online conversation on connections of ministry and relationship between the Episcopal Church and the entire Middle East.

The Office of Government Relations offers subject specific webinars on a periodic basis to help educate Episcopalians in preparation for advocacy. Previous webinars have focused on issues of immigration and refugee resettlement.

The January 25 webinar will be held 2:00 PM-3:00 PM pm (Eastern) 9:00 AM-10:00AM Hawai'i.  Registration is available  HERE. Pre-registration is advised.   READ MORE
Civil Discourse Curriculum:
A program for reflection, consideration, discussion
[January 18, 2018] The  Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations has developed a five-week Civil Discourse Curriculum, focusing on civil discourse and designed for reflection, consideration and discussion.

"The Civil Discourse Curriculum was created as a resource to help folks understand and practice civil discourse, particularly as it relates to discussion about politics, policy and legislation, and why it is so important to living out our Gospel call and solving the problems facing our communities, country and the world," explained Alan Yarborough, Office of Government Relations Communications Coordinator and Office Manager.

Civil discourse is defined as an engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding, and has important applications for public policy and civic engagement. 

"We created the curriculum to be a five-week program so people can use it during Lent, but you can engage in it at any point throughout the year," noted the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. "Lent is a particularly good time to pause, read, reflect and learn about the nature of civil discourse, how we can practice it, and why."  READ MORE
Roanridge Trust Award Grants Available
Deadline to apply is January 31, 2018
[January 22, 2018] The January 31 deadline nears for applications for the 2018 Roanridge Trust Award Grants from the  Episcopal Church.

The Roanridge Trust Award Grants are provided annually for creative models of leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across the Episcopal Church.  Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for the grants which generally range from $5,000 to $20,000.

More information, application and instructions in English can be found  HERE and in Spanish  HERE. 

Although previous recipients are eligible to apply, priority is given to new applications.

Application deadline is January 31, 2018.  Applications must be submitted to roanridge@episcopalchurch.org.  Questions about the Roanridge Trust and the application process can be addressed to Ann Hercules, Associate for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church and Grants  at ahercules@episcopalchurch.org.
Advancing to General Convention 2018
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The triennial 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will be held July 5 to July 13, 2018, in Austin, Texas.

We will be posting regular updates as reports and information are made available.  Current updates are as follows:
  • The Report to the General Convention, commonly referred to as The Blue Book, will be available online at the Episcopal Church General Convention website HERE, beginning in February.  Reports will be added as they are translated and prepared for publication.  
  • Rosters of the Legislative Committees have been announced. The 26 House of Deputies committees can be found HERE, and the 24 House of Bishops committees appointed by the Presiding Bishop is HERE

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

3rd Annual Diocesan Music Conference

Registration now for the third annual diocesan Music Conference that will be taking place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe. Organizers have recently decided to drop the fee for this event, and those who have already registered and paid will be refunded. 

Leading the conference will be Joe Kanoelehua Camacho, well-known  liturgy coordinator, musician, composer, singer, dancer and professional entertainer from the Big Island. The day will begin at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM.  Lunch is included and there is no cost to attend!  All with an interest in music are encouraged to attend and bring an instrument to play! For more information and to register, click HERE.
FACE Leadership Retreat
Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE), an interfaith non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Hawai'i, will be holding a leadership retreat on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Church of the Crossroads UCC, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

The retreat will be a time of reflection on the past and present as well as a look toward the future as one united community. Participants will learn about FACE's culture and the principles of grassroots community organizing. There will also be opportunity to discuss issue priorities for the year and the organization and actions necessary for a successful Accountability Assembly with our lawmakers during the Fall 2018 elections.  

Church of the Crossroads is located at 1212 University Avenue in Honolulu.  Please RSVP by January 20, 2018, at (808) 554-3833 or e-mail director@facehawaii.org.  To learn more about FACE, visit their website HERE.
A Tasteful Benefit 2018
Trinity By-the-Sea Episcopal on Maui will be holding their 4th Annual Tasteful Benefit at the Seascape Restaurant at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM. The evening will benefit two great causes: A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW) and the historic David Malo Hawaiian Church site and Lihue Cemetery at Trinity.

On top of a fabulous "Fanta-SEA Feast," attendees will also enjoy one-hour exclusive access to the Maui Ocean Center with complimentary educational tours, and pupus (no-host bar).  The night will also feature a silent auction, special presentations, live entertainment and dancing.  Tickets are $100 adults and $65 youth (20 and under).  For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Registration Now Open!
Annual Chrism Mass and Education Day for Clergy, Wardens and Treasurers
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This year's annual Chrism Mass will be combined with an Education Day for clergy, wardens and treasurers.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning with the Chrism Mass at 9:00 AM.  At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year.
Following the service a special Education Day will take place in the various meeting spaces of the Cathedral. Clergy, wardens and treasurers will each have their own "professional development" sessions.  For wardens, this will be a sequel to the Warden Boot Camp held earlier in the year, and treasurers will have an opportunity to meet as a group and learn about their roles and responsibilities.  The day will end at 4:00 PM.

The cost for the day is $25 and includes lunch. For more information and to register click HERE.
12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival

St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue, Kaua'i, is gearing up for their 12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival, beginning on February 2, 2018, and ending with their popular Jazz Masses on Sunday, February 4.  This year's concerts will feature Latin jazz with headliner Rumba de Fuego at the Friday night concert, and on Saturday, 8-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton with jazz great Gabriel Espinosa. Many of Hawai'i's best known jazz musicians will also be performing. Their packed Sunday Jazz Masses will be held at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM with the theme "Live Love Louder!" 

Interested in supporting this event? You can help cover the costs to put on this wonderful community event by becoming a festival sponsor as an individual or business. Contact Melissa Gregory at molissagregory@hotmail.com.

For more information, visit the St. Michael event webpage HERE, or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Register Now!
2018 Godly Play Training Dates

There will be two Godly Play Core Trainings for 2018 and both occur early in the year... so register now!  Jenny Wallace leads the training sessions for this Montessori-based program for children that helps them to explore their faith through story, gain religious language, and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.  To learn more about Godly Play, visit their website HERE.

The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i has generously underwritten a portion of the training to help with tuition costs for churches in the Diocese.  The remaining classes for 2018 are as follows: (Click on the linked dates for more information and to register.)

O'ahu Commuter Core:
  • COMPLETED - Sacred Stories, St. Christopher's, Kailua 
  • February 17 - Parables, Camp Mokuleia, Waialua
  • March 17 - Liturgical Action Stories, Epiphany, Honolulu
(Note: Three modules are required for a full training certification.)

Maui Core:
  • February 2-4, 2018 - Full course, Good Shepherd, Wailuku - Register HERE
Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted

Information and forms for filing your 2017 Parochial Reports are now posted on the Diocesan website's Forms and Documents page HERE, under Parochial Reports. Online filing begins January 4, 2018, and the report is due March 1, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Rae Costa (rcosta@episcopalhawaii.org).
2018 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Now Available
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The 2018 United Thank Offering grant application materials are now available. The focus of the 2018 UTO grants will be  Becoming Beloved Community: Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice.

Detailed information, guidelines and forms can be found on the UTO grant webpage HERE. The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, March 2, 2018.
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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 

January 14, 2018: Bishop's  Reflection on Human Error

January 12, 2018:  Special Message from the Bishop (Response to President Trump's remarks)

Celebration of New Ministry: The Rev. Heather Hill

Welcoming of a Priest-in-Chare: The Rev. Katlin McCallister

Annual Music Conference Fee Dropped

Seeking Singers for The Cathedral of St. Andrew

A Tasteful Benefit 2018 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas Message

2018 Godly Play Training Dates

12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival

Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted

Missional Voices 2018

Christ Memorial Welcomes The Rev. Gae Chalker

Annual Chrism Mass and Education Day

UTO 2018 Grant Applications Now Open

Annual Music Conference Coming Up

The Appointment of Archdeacon Costa

Volunteer Diocesan Coordinator for EfM Needed

Convention XLIX Videos Available for Viewing

Presiding Bishop Speaks on Texas Church Shooting



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The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

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