Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ The Bishop's Online Bible Study Launched
+ The Art of Narcissus at St. Peter's
+ Calvary's Koala Moa Sale!
+ The Cathedral Keiki Choir Makes its Debut
+ Important Reminder for Christmas at Camp
+ Cookies with Santa at St. Mary's
+ 'Iolani Guild Christmas Luncheon
+ Calvary's 14th Annual Christmas Concert
+ Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Christopher's
+ Mahalo for Supporting Our Youth!
+ Applications for EYE'14 Now Being Accepted
+ Jubilee Ministry Grant Applications
+ Applications Now Accepted Online for Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps
+ Share God's Love with Gifts for Life
+ Three Live Advent Services Offered by the Episcopal Church
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Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, December 21

8:30 - 11:30 am 

Standing Committee and Commission on Ministry

Upstairs Conference Room #1


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Diocesan Council

Von Holt Room


The Cathedral of St. Andrew,



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4th Annual Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society 2013 Gatherings

(Please see each island's dates under Parish Happenings.)


Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


Register NOW!

Christmas at Camp - For Middle-schoolers

December 27 - 29

Camp Mokule'ia

For more info...


Parish Happenings


Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing every thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
St. Clement's, Honolulu

FREE Friday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Friday, 12:15 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
He Lei, He Aloha
Various dates throughout the islands 
Calvary Koala Moa Chicken Plate Sale
Saturday, December 7, 9:00 am
Calvary, Kaneohe
(See article at right)
The Cathedral Keiki Choir Debut
Sunday, December 8, 8:00 am & 10:30 am services
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St.Mary's, Honolulu
'Iolani Guild Christmas Luncheon
Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Sunday, December 15, 5:00 pm
St. Christopher's, Kailua
The Art of Narcissus
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8:30 am
Exhibition February 8 & 9
St. Peter's, Honolulu
Prepare/Enrich Workshop
Friday, January 31, 9:00 am
St. Christopher's, Kailua


Lifetree Cafe
Ongoing Saturdays, 4:00 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue

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

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 7. 9:00 am
All Saints, Kapa'a


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



Brown Bag Bible Study
Tuesdays, 12:00 pm
St. James, Kamuela

The Labyrinth Book Group
Fridays, 9:30 am
Christ Church, Kealakekua

Big Island Regional Confirmation Service
Saturday, December 7, 0:00 am
St. Columba's, Paauilo

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gathering for Big Island
Friday, December 13, 12:00 pm
Romano's Macaroni Grill, Queen's MarketPlace, Waikoloa Beach Resort




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Second Sunday of Advent

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 211


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December 3, 2013


Bishop's Online Bible Study Launched
 If you haven't already checked it out, be sure to visit the Bishop's Bible Study page on the diocesan website to follow his yearlong plan that started on December 1, 2013, the beginning of Advent. Each week there will be a new video of the reading and his reflections, where the current week's videos are now posted.

In his Opening Address at the recent Annual Meeting of Convention, Bishop Fitzpatrick shared the desire expressed by members for shorter-term adult programs. "What I can offer is an online Bishop's Bible study to begin during the first week of Advent," said the Bishop. "I will post a weekly reflection with questions online. My hope is that as The Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi we can walk through the Gospel according to Luke and Luke's Acts of the Apostles."

He goes on to say, "I also hope that through this Bible study, relationships will be formed and then leaders - lay and ordained - can be raised up. We have to keep learning about our faith and our communities. We do that together." 

Click HERE to go to the Bishop's Bible Study Page.
The Art of Narcissus at St. Peter's
Deadline to Register is December 5
St. Peter's will be hosting its annual Narcissus Carving Workshop beginning on January 11, 2014, and running every Saturday through February 1. Exhibition dates are February 8 & 9. The workshops will take place at St. Peter's Parish Hall at 1317 Queen Emma Street in Honolulu. There is a small fee and registration is required. For more information and to download the registration form, click HERE
Calvary's Koala Moa (Rotisserie Chicken) Sale!
Come watch the Kaneohe Christmas parade on Saturday, December 7, and while you're at it, enjoy a fabulous BBQ Chicken Plate (2 scoops rice, corn, and 1/2 chicken) all for only $8.00! Purchase pre-sale tickets and get a FREE bottled water with each chicken plate. Proceeds from the sale will go towards fixing Calvary Episcopal Church's roof. Whole chickens, bottled water, soda and Jamba Juice will also be available. Calvary Episcopal Church is located at 45-435 Aumoku Street in Kaneohe, across from the Windward City McDonald's. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 247-2733.


The Cathedral Keiki Choir Makes Its Debut 
Sunday, December 8
The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Ohana Keiki Choir is premiering Sunday, December 8, for both the 8:00 am and 10:30 am services. The voices of our children, accompanied by an ukulele ensemble, will fill the sanctuary in celebration of the Advent Season. Come join our keiki as they lead us in anticipation of the coming Christ Child.
Christmas at Camp for Middle Schoolers
December 27 - 29, 2013
Register NOW for the newest Diocesan youth tradition, Christmas at Camp!  Join other youth in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i for a middle-school only event during the actual Christmas season. 
Don't put away your decorations or holiday spirit yet, as we gather together for a powerful but fun-filled weekend at the lodge at Camp Mokule'ia. We will spend the weekend talking about our lives, about God, and about the struggles of being a middle-schooler in today's society.  We will worship together, explore our faith through art, and build a foundation for a strong relationship with each other and God.

Cost for this event is $50 for the entire weekend, and travel scholarships are available for Neighbor Island youth. Space is limited to 30 participants! For more information and to register, visit the event webpage HERE, or contact Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director by e-mail, or call (808) 536-7776 ext 309. Hurry! Deadline to register is December 10!
Cookies with Santa 

St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, will be hosting a fun family event on Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Cookies with Santa will feature yummy cookies, hot cocoa, Christmas sing-a-long, children's activities, and pictures with Santa! All are invited to this free community event. Bring the whole family and invite a friend for a day of fun and festivity! For more information, call 949-4655, or e-mail the office.
'Iolani Guild Christmas Luncheon

Come join the 'Iolani Guild as it closes out its Sesquicentennial year with its annual Christmas Luncheon on Saturday, December 14, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. The luncheon will be held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room. 


Come listen to two guest speakers: Tina Aiona will speak in remembrance of her late husband, the Reverend Darrow Aiona, and Bill Souza, the Protocol Officer for the Royal Order of Kamehameha, will speak on why we have protocol and its importance. Election of new officers will also be held.


Since we are all busy at this time of year, a catered luncheon has been ordered. The price has been subsidized by the Guild so that members only pay $10. A favorite tradition at the Guild's Christmas luncheons is always the gift exchange. Please bring a Hawaiian-oriented gift (of no more than $10 in value) to join in the gift exchange. 


This luncheon promises to be fully packed and worth a precious December Saturday. For more information email Publicity Chair, Ann Hansen.

Calvary's 14th Annual Christmas Concert
Calvary Kaneohe Episcopal Mission is hosting its 14th annual The Magic of Christmas and Its Music Christmas concert, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, beginning at 7:30 pm. We invite you to join us for a delightful night of classical music and dance. 
Featured artists include: The Hawaii Festival Orchestra, The Hawaii Ecumenical Chorale, The Hawaii Ballet de Corps, Aaron Mahi (Conductor), Adealani Malia Wesley (Choreographer), Sharene Lum (Harp), Robert Hamilton (Violin), Renson Madarang (Tenor, Hawaii Opera Theatre) and Shandee Teruya (age 14, student of Thomas Yee). 
Admission is free to the community. For more information, visit the diocesan event listing HERE.


Advent Lessons and Carols at St. Christopher's
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church will be holding their traditional Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 15, at 5:00 pm. All are invited to share in the message of Advent. St. Christopher's is located at 93 N. Kainalu Drive in Kailua. For more information, contact the church office at 262-8176. 
Mahalo for Supporting Our Youth! 
From Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director
Thank you to all who supported the youth of this Diocese that will be going to Philadelphia this summer for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE'14). With your help, we sold 280 shirts and raised almost $2,000, which will help send 24 youth for three days of worship and praise followed by three days of urban mission in one of the largest events in the Episcopal Church. Estimated delivery of shirts was Dec. 3, so watch your mailboxes!  Mahalo!


Applications for EYE'14 Now Being Accepted 
Deadline to apply is Friday, December 20, 2013
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The Triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be taking place July 9-16, 2014, at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and the Diocese of Hawai'i will be putting together a delegation of 24 high school youth to attend the Episcopal Church's largest and most anticipated youth event.

All Episcopal youth in the Diocese that are in grades 9 - 12 during the 2013-14 school year are eligible to apply. Currently, the estimated cost to attend will be $1,500 - $2,000 per person that includes air travel, lodging and most meals.  The Diocese is planning to cover a small portion. 

To apply online (preferred), visit the application webpage HERE. You can also download a hard-copy application form through the diocesan event listing HERE. Deadline to apply is December 20, and applicants will be notified of the results in January 2014. 

To learn more about EYE'14, visit the The Episcopal Church website HERE. It contains links to the EYE'14 Facebook page, the youth Blog page and Frequently Asked Questions. You may also contact the Diocesan Youth Director, Sarah Klitzke, at 808-536-7776, ext. 309, or e-mail her.    
Prepare/Enrich Workshop Offered in January
A Prepare/Enrich Workshop led by the Rev. Jim Newman, will be offered on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, at St. Christopher's Church in Kailua. The workshop and information shared will provide a tool for ordained and lay counselors who work with pre-marital and married couples. For more information and to register, download his informational letter flier HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Jubilee Ministry Grant Applications
Now Being Accepted
Deadline is December 13, 2013
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[November 19, 2013] Applications for the Episcopal Church Jubilee Ministry grants are now being accepted in two categories: Program Development Grant and Program Impact Grants.

"Jubilee Centers are a vital and vibrant part of the mission of the Episcopal Church in our walk with those in need, and the current triennium will see a refocusing and re-strengthening of commitment to make a meaningful impact in communities across the country in our work of poverty alleviation," explained the Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson, Episcopal Church Domestic Poverty Missioner.
Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to the Episcopal Church whose mission work affect the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues.
For more information and to download application forms click HERE.
Deadline is Friday, December 13. Grant recipients will be announced the week of January 6, 2014. The next granting cycle and procedure will be announced in the fall of 2014.
Applications Now Accepted Online for 
Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps 
Deadline is January 3, 2014
[December 3, 2013] The Episcopal Church offers untold opportunities for young adults to provide service and share their expertise worldwide through the Young Adult Service Corps. Commonly known as YASC, applications for 2014-15 are now being accepted for the Young Adult Service Corps from young adults between the ages of 21-30.
"YASC provides an opportunity for young adults to explore their faith in a new capacity and to live out the Baptismal Covenant by seeking and serving Christ in all persons," noted the Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer. "Applicants must have a high degree of maturity and possess a faith commitment and the willingness to be a humble guest, and the ability to be an authentic companion."
To learn more and/or to apply online, click HERE. The application deadline is January 3, 2014.


Share God's Love with Gifts for Life
A great way to show you care is with Gifts for Life, a part of the Episcopal Relief & Development's giving program. The online catalog is full of meaningful gifts to help those around the world who are striving to improve their lives this Christmas. Whether you give a goat to a familyin need or bring clean water to an entire community, you will be helping people overcome hardships and reach their full potential. For more information, visit the website HERE.
Three Live Advent Services Offered 
by The Episcopal Church
[December 4, 2013] Three beloved Advent services will be presented live by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication. The live webcasts can be accessed on the website of the Episcopal Church HERE.

All of the performances originate from Grace Church in New York City; the Rev. J. Donald Waring, rector of Grace Church.

December 8: Advent Lessons and Carols at 4:00 pm Eastern. Lessons and Carols is a well-loved traditional observance in the Episcopal Church, featuring Scripture readings and favorite seasonal musical selections.

December 15: Evensong with Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols at 4:00 pm Eastern. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, and his Ceremony of Carols is a worldwide, world-loved Christmas choral presentation.

December 24: Children's Pageant, a traditional favorite at 4:00 pm Eastern.

The Advent services are part of the ongoing live webcast offerings from the Office of Communication produced by Mike Collins, Manager of Multimedia Services. The services will be available on-demand as well.
Grace Church is located at New York 802 Broadway (at 10th Street) in New York, NY. 


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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  on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.

Prayers & Aid for Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Bishop's Christmas Card Contest Winner Announced

Applications for EYE'14 Now Being Accepted Deadline is  December 20

Calvary's 14th Annual Christmas Concert  December 14

Presiding Bishop on the Tragedy in the Philippines

UTO Grant Guidelines Available

Registration Now Open for April 2014 Conference:Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace

Special Collections for Haiti in January 2014

Clergy Transition Johnson

Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Affirms Support for Gay Marriage

Education Day & Convention XLV Special E-Chronicle

Episcopal Church Facts & FIgures


Christmas at Camp for Middle Schoolers  December 27 - 29, 2013
He Lei, He Aloha - Updated Schedule for Neighbor Islands

The Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church

Clergy Transitions (Lukens, Ressler, Loughren, Foltz, Tinnons)
Confirmation Standards Established

The Cursillo Movement

He Lei, He Aloha

Monthly Diocesan Youth Events

Priory Open House Date Changes

Donations & Volunteers needed for St. Elizabeth's Homework Program


Bishop's Message on Marriage Equality

Presiding Bishop on Syria 



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Office of the Bishop
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Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418