Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Reflection on a Volcano and a Flood
+ RIP: Melody Kahealani McPeek
+ RIP: The Rev. Teresa Nelle Thomas Bowden
+ Update: Strategic Plan 2017
+ 'Iolani School Spring Concert
+ Cathedral Choral Evensong to Honor St. Dunstan
+ St. Christopher's Hosts Organ Concert Series
+ Annual Clergy Retreat on Maui
+ House of Bishops' Pastoral Response to #MeToo
+ Episcopal Asset Map Unveiled
+ Bishop's Easter Message 2018
+ DOK Spring Assembly Coming Up
+ Alzheimer's Forum Series at Epiphany
+ Prison Ministry: Volincor Volunteer Training
+ Changes to Fashion Show to Benefit St.Paul
+ Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training - O'ahu
+ Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
+ Emmanuel's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo features the students at Seabury Hall on Maui during their He Ha'upu Aloha 2018.  (Photo by Aimee Lemieux appearing on Facebook.)


Ascension Day
Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ
ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things:
Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his
promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end  of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory
everlasting.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 226

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your

Saturday, May 12, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew,


Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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
Video Conference
Diocesan Conference Room

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:
Friday, May 25, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Diocesan events header

April - May
See listings under Parish Happenings

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Ho'omaluhia Botanical GardensWorkshop, Kaneohe
or call  (808) 672-4692

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

August 27-29, 2018
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
Lahaina, Maui

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

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

Healing Prayer and Bible Study at St. Elizabeth's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
For more info...

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 Thursdays, 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 

'Iolani School Spring Concert
Friday, May 18, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Saturday, May 19, 6:00 PM
St. Christopher's, Kailua 

Cathedral Choral Evensong Honors St. Dunstan
Sunday, May 20, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Date and venue have changed
Fashion Show Fundraiser for St. Paul's
Saturday, May 26, 5:00 PM
The Pagoda Hotel, Honolulu
Helen (808) 681-3278

Alzheimer's Forum Series
(2 remaining) June 3, July 15
8:30-9:15 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training 
Saturday, June 23, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info...

16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 13
Emmanuel, Kailua


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


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


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

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' Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, Noon
St. James' Spencer Bldg., 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

Good Deed/Blessings Sale
Saturday, May 19, 9:00 AM
St. Columba's, Pa'auilo
Church Office:  (808) 885-4923

Vacation Bible School at St. James'
July 23-27, 2:00-6:00 PM
St. James, Waimea
Susan Acacio: (808) 895-2086



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May 10, 2018


The Bishop's Reflection on a Volcano and a Flood

Na ke aloha o ke Akua ma loko o Iesu Kristo, e aloha iā ʻoukou ā pau!

Years ago, when my family and I moved to Hawaiʻi, a very wise person told me: "In the Islands, you are close to heaven with newly formed mountains above, near to hell with the volcano beneath your feet, and set in the womb of creation (the ocean and the winds) teeming all around you, so you have to trust in God."

These past few weeks have been about trusting in God. How do you explain the shattering of a national rainfall record in one corner of the island of Kauaʻi? In the broad area of the Big Island, the fissures opened in a relatively isolated subdivision destroying homes and changing lives forever. Why there?

In Hawai'i, we respect nature. Living in the middle of the Ocean, we always know that human life is fragile and set in a much larger reality -- physical and spiritual. I am reminded of the words of a great teacher, Archbishop Winston Halapua of Polynesia, in his book Waves of God's Embrace: Sacred Perspectives from the Ocean (Canterbury Press, 2008, p.46): 

The lives of ancient Oceanic people were shaped by perseverance, discoveries, excitement, huge hardship and achievement and failures in their endeavors. Life in this new context was very much shaped by and nurtured by the Oceanic world. The core of this is emerging, transforming belief and culture was their perception of the interconnectedness of the gods, the environment and life on board the  vaka (double-hulled voyaging canoe). The sense of interconnectedness contributed powerfully to the formation and development of their settlement into their new environment in newly found islands. Life was about relating to fellow voyagers, to moana (the ocean) and to the sky and gods. 

So, now, in a time when answers do not come easily, we to turn to God and we care for others. We are all voyagers on the holy vaka of life. We need one another. In the future, some will rebuild and others will have move to new homes. For now, we help as we can.

On the Big Island, the people and priest (the Rev. Katlin McCallister) of Holy Apostles Church, Hilo, have stepped right up. They are caring for parishioners with homes in the impacted area and for others. They are deeply involved in the community. I encourage congregations and individuals to send donations to:

The Church of the Holy Apostles
Attn: Kīlauea Relief Fund
1407 Kapi'olani Street
Hilo, Hawai'i 96720

As I wrote earlier, I encourage congregations to take collections and for individuals to make donations for those impacted by the Kauaʻi flooding sending the funds directly to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church at:

Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
Attn: Flood Response Fund
P O Box 293 Kilauea, HI 96754

We are called to help. We are also called to pray.

Compassionate God, Draw near to us in times of sorrow and anguish, strengthen those who are weary, encourage those in despair, lead us all to fullness of life, and make us into your community of love; through the same Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen

Aloha ma o Iesu Kristo, ko mākou Haku,


The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Message from the Bishop:

RIP: Melody Kahealani McPeek
October 2, 1984- May 9, 2018
The daughter of Steve McPeek, Melody Kahealani McPeek, age 33, died today from the complications of a severe infection (MRSA). Steve is just finishing his second year at the Seminary of the Southwest (his sponsoring congregation in the ordination process is St. James Church, Waimea). He had traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida, and was with Melody at her death. Melody has two surviving daughters.

Final arrangements are pending. Those wishing to help with final expenses may make gifts directly to the family using the following link: https://paypal.me/pools/c/84gvfD5W7o.

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, Melody, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that she and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of your saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
RIP: The Rev. Teresa Nelle Thomas Bowden
The Reverend Teresa Nelle Thomas Bowden (age 81) died yesterday (Thursday, May 3, 2018).  Teresa was ordained a Priest by Bishop Richard Chang on April 14, 2002.  She served in this Diocese as a supply priest and a non-stipendiary associate in several congregations.  Her husband, Bill, died in 2016.  Teresa was living in Colorado at the time her death.  She survived by two daughters,  Dale and Donna. 
Service information is pending.  
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, Teresa, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that she and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of your saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Have you been contacted?
Strategic Plan 2017: Second Design Teams meeting
The second gathering of the three Design Teams for the Diocese's Strategic Plan 2017, will be taking place on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM.  

The three Design Teams will be continuing their work on a strategy to accomplish the goals of the Strategic Plan, and part of that work includes getting input from our church community and beyond. Team members may be reaching out to you for your opinions on certain questions and topics, and we hope that you will share freely. They will present their work at the Annual Meeting of Convention in late October, and also during the visit of our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, in March 2019.

To view a copy of the Strategic Plan 2017, click HERE.
'Iolani School Spring Concert at the Cathedral

A spring concert by the Chorus and Hōkuloa Singers of 'Iolani School will take place at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Friday, May 18, 2018, beginning at 7:30 PM.  The eclectic program will feature music from Mozart, classical American choral repertoire, jazz, Disney tunes, pop and Hawaiian, accompanied by organ, piano, and  ipu heke  -- a little something for everyone!  Admission and parking are free!
Cathedral Choral Evensong to Honor St. Dunstan

The Cathedral of St. Andrew will hold their next Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 5:30 PM, and will honor Saint Dunstan (d. May 19, 988) who served as the Archbishop of Canterbury during a lengthy career. His work restored monastic life in England and reformed the English church.  He was canonised in 1029, and was the most popular saint in England for nearly two centuries. 
St. Christopher Hosts Organ Concert Series
St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Kailua will be kicking off its 2018 organ concert series on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 5:00 PM.  The first concert will feature Todd Beckham, Director of Music and Organist at The Cathedral of St. Andrew.  The concerts are free and open to the public. St. Christopher's is located at 93 North Kainalu Drive, Kailua. For more information, contact the church office at (808) 262-8176.
Mark your calendars!
Annual Clergy Retreat On Maui

The annual clergy retreat will be held from Monday, August 27, through Wednesday, August 29, at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel in Lahaina, Maui. Participants are invited to arrive beginning at 10:00 AM on Monday, and begins with lunch at 11:00 AM. The retreat ends after lunch on Wednesday. 

The guest speaker for the retreat, is Rosa Say, who is a workplace culture coach determined to reinvent our workplaces value by value, making them healthier and more rewarding for us all. As founder of Say Leadership Coaching, Rosa is hired as an expert coach on values-based management, and as a change agent leading business in organizational culture design. She is widely known for her work leading the Managing with Aloha movement within Hawai'i and internationally, work which draws from her 30-year career in the resort hospitality industry and residential resort development.

 For more information and to register, click HERE.  

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

House of Bishops' Pastoral Response to #MeToo Invites Reflections, Offers Listening and Steps to Healing
The House of Bishops' Pastoral Response to #MeToo will focus on listening, liturgy, and steps for healing.

In an open letter to the Episcopal Church, an invitation is extended to share reflections on sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation. A selection of the reflections will be read at a special listening session during General Convention 2018. The House of Bishop's Pastoral Response will be a sacred space for listening and further reconciliation on Wednesday, July 4, 5:15pm to 7:00pm Central.Those at General Convention 2018 in Austin, TX, are welcome to attend; those not in Austin will be able to participate remotely via a live webcast.

"Over past months, the #MeToo movement has brought the prevalence and depth of pain caused by sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation out of the darkness, creating a platform of courage and support for women to share their personal stories," states the letter, signed by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves of El Camino Real, Vice-President of the House of Bishops.

The deadline for submitting reflections is Friday, May 25.  To read the letter in its entirety, click HERE.
Episcopal Asset Map Unveils Redesigned Site, Invited Full Participation Across Church
[May 9, 2018]  The  Episcopal Asset Map , an online platform showing the location and ministries of Episcopal churches, schools and other communities, has been revamped and refreshed with more-detailed information, easier access and ease of navigation.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, in a video available  here , called the Asset Map "truly a tool, a resource" and points out that it has been "revised, expanded, updated, user-friendly and now includes virtually the entire Episcopal Church from the largest cathedral to the smallest house church." 
The Episcopal Asset Map is a joint project of the  Episcopal Church  and  Episcopal Relief & Development . This innovative partnership tracks local ministries and shows the location and the array of ministries and programs offered by Episcopal congregations, schools and institutions throughout the church. Nearly every diocese of the Episcopal Church is represented on the map as well as over 20 networks, such as Jubilee Ministries, the United Thank Offering, Ethnic Ministries, and Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers. READ MORE

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Bishop's Easter Message 2018

In case you missed it, click on the picture above to view Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's Easter Message video on YouTube.  To view the e-mail that contains Easter messages from both Bishop Bob and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, as well as the Reclaiming Jesus article, click HERE.
DOK Spring Assembly Coming Up May 19
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Episcopal Women of the Diocese of Hawai'i are invited to attend the Spring Assembly of the Order of the Daughters of the King, on  Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens workshop, from 10:00 AM. to 2:00 PM.  The Gardens are located at 45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, Oahu.

Light breakfast refreshments will be served before the business meeting gets underway. Demonstrations of plant and floral decorations will be conducted before and during lunch.   Members and guests are requested to bring their own lunch (brown bag meal), however chips, beverages, water and assorted desserts will be provided by Assembly chapters.

Prayer, Service, Evangelism... its more than a motto and definitely a pledge of honor, spirit and duty of every DOK member in Hawai'i.  Current Executive Officers are, S. Kala Holden, President, Angie Hamasaki, Vice President, Adele Thomas, Secretary and Luella Windisch, Treasurer.  Assembly Chaplain is the Rev. Ernesto Pasalo.

For more information, please call Kala Holden at (808) 672-4692 or e-mail her at kala3@hawaii.rr.com.  You can also visit the DOK webpage  HERE.
Alzheimer's Forum Series at Epiphany
There are two more Alzheimer's forums remaining of the 3-part Alzheimer's Forum Series at Epiphany Episcopal Church.  The forums are led by Marilyn Moku, Director of Programs and Advocacy at the Alzheimer's Association.  The Sunday forums are being held between services at 8:30 AM-9:15 AM, and is open to all.  The dates and topics of the remaining two sessions are as follows:
  • June 3 - Dementia-Related Behaviors
  • July 15 - Dementia Conversations
Epiphany is located at 1041 10th Avenue in Kaimuki.  For more information, contact Roxane at (808) 734-5706.
Prison Ministry: Volincor Volunteer Training 
With the Diocese of Hawai'i deeply committed to the growing Prison Ministry, the Rev. Kaleo Patterson invites all interested persons to attend an upcoming Volincor Volunteer training program. Participants will qualify to become certified volunteers into the Public Safety System of Prisons, specifically at the O'ahu, Waiawa and Halawa Community Correction Centers, where culture-based Makahiki and Baibala programs are being conducted.

The next training is taking place Tuesday and Thursday, May 15 and 17, 2018, from 5:30-9:00 PM, at the OCCC facility.  The training will give you an introductory understanding and overview of the prisons safety, laws, dos and don'ts, and how best to volunteer. Some volunteers may be assisting with classes or ceremony events, ministry counseling, and re-entry services, while others may be guest instructors, musicians, priests-clergy, lay or cultural practitioners.

"Prison ministries is an important part of who we are as servants of God," says Patterson. "I encourage you to begin learning about Hawai'i's prisons and criminal justice system, and the Disparate Treatment of Native Hawaiians."

For more information and details on the training including required documents, dress code and guidelines, e-mail the Rev. Kaleo Patterson or call him at (808) 330-3769.
Fashion Show to Benefit St. Paul's

The date and venue for the St. Paul Fundraiser has been changed. In a previous announcement the event was to take place on Friday, May 4, at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery.  The date and venue has been changed to Saturday, May 26, 2018, at The Pagoda Hotel, International Ballroom, located at 1525 Rycroft Street in Honolulu. Erlinda Tauyan of Isabella's Boutique is putting on this fashion show fundraiser with proceeds to benefit St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. There will be lots of door prizes too. The event runs from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Several of St. Paul's members will be modeling Erlin's fashions like the one shown above left. Tickets are $65, or $60 pre-sale. For more information and pre-sale tickets, contact the following people:  Helen Sampiano (808) 681-3278, Erlinda Tauyan (808) 375-6225 or Fay De Jesus (808) 636-5061.  
Message from the Bishop

Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate
Having received the consent of the Standing Committee, I hereby inform the Diocese of Hawaiʻi that on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 10:00 AM, it is my intention, God and the People willing, to ordain:
Jasmine Bostock
Christopher Bridges
Alison Donohue
Ha'aheo Guanson
Mark Haworth
Preston Lentz
to the transitional diaconate in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu (O'ahu).  
Clergy are invited to vest.  White stoles.
If you are available, please join us.  Please remember to keep them in your prayers.  
Yo ur s faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training - O'ahu

Training for Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors at the Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt Room, will be taking place on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  The session will be led by the Rev. Giovan King, Rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, and will begin at 9:00 AM for approximately 2-1/2 hours.  Those intending to be Eucharistic Ministers only may then leave.  Those intending to be Eucharistic Visitors must stay for an afternoon session that will last until 3:30 PM.  For more information and to register, click  HERE .   To view the requirements for licensing, visit the diocesan website HERE .
Register NOW!
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:
  • 'OHA (Ages 9-12) - June 24-27 (3 nights)
    'Oha is the young shoot that grows from a kalo (taro) plant. The word 'ohana means many shoots from the same root.  'Oha campers will learn social skills through fun games, exploring their sense of wonder while playing in a natural setting, and expressing their creativity.
  • LOKAHI (Ages 13-14) - June 24-28 (4 nights)
    Lokahi means unity or to come to an agreement.  Lokahi campers will experience independence in a controlled setting; learn the value of being in Christian community through shared spiritual experience and team building activities, that include jumping down a zip line.
  • 'OPIO (Ages 15-18) - June 24-29 (5 nights)
    'Opio means youth. 'Opio campers will have an opportunity to hike and swim at Ka'ena Point and participate in the high ropes challenge course. The responsibilities and challenges will encourage personal growth and enhance self-confidence, in a setting of fellowship and spiritual awareness.
For more information and to register, visit the Hui Pu Camp webpage HERE or e-mail Seini Lino or call (808) 637-6241.


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.
Save the date!
Emmanuel's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Mark your calendars for Emmanuel Episcopal Church's 16th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza!  This year's event will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, featuring its decadent displays of chocolate treats and sweets to indulge in, and a silent auction with something for everyone!  For more information, visit their website HERE.
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Your donations are vitally important now more than ever.  Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to the horrific suffering caused by the natural disasters around the world. 


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

the latest February 2018 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 

May 4, 2018: Special Announcement: Volcanic Eruption on the Big Island

Historic Flooding

Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate

50th Annual Meeting of Convention

Volincor Volunteer Training

DOK Spring Assembly

Thy Kingdom Come

April 12, 2018:   Special Announcement: Reclaiming Jesus Affirmed by Clergy and Lay Leaders of the Diocese of Hawai'i

Update: Strategic Plan 2017

Cainguitan in Texas

Free Concert at Calvary Episcopal

Godly Play Door Person Training

General Convention Update

Bishop's Easter Message 2018

Presiding Bishop's Easter Message

Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis

Bishop's Message: A Reflection on Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation

Strategic Plan 2017 Design Teams Forming

Cainguitan Selected to Attend General Convention

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training

Presiding Bishop, Others Begin to Campaign to 'Reclaim Jesus'

Update from the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham

Presiding Bishop on Parkland Shooting



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Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

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