Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Office of the Bishop Welcomes New Staff
+ Coming in April: Warden Boot Camp!
+ Staying Informed & Involved with the Homeless/Houseless in Hawai`i
+ Experts at The Cathedral 30th Annual Lecture Series
+ Learn to Ring the Tower Bells
+ EYE17: Path to Peace
+ Statement from the Presiding Bishop to President Trump
+ February 1: Church-wide Webinar: The Episcopal Church Welcomes Refugees
+ Episcopalians to Focus on Global Needs for ERD Sunday
+ Journey to the Heart: A Christian Meditation Retreat
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ 2nd Annual Music Conference
+ Celebration of New Ministry: Golding
+ New Date: Celebration of New Ministry - Pasalo
+ Bishops' Scholarships Applications
+ Annual Chrism Mass and Clergy Education Day
+ Godly Play Offers New Commuter Core Classes
+ Apply Now for 2017 Roanridge Trust Award Grants
+ 2017 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Being Accepted
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
Contact Information
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This issue's header features the Rev. Annalise Marie Castro and the Bishop at her Ordination to the Presbyterate. The joyous celebration took place on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew where more photos can be viewed on the Diocesan Facebook page. (Photos by Sybil Nishioka) 


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 18, 2017
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Joint Meeting
Commission on Ministry 
Standing Committee
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Von Holt Room 

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

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of the month.
 Next due dates: 
February 24
March 31
Diocesan events header
Register Now!
January 27 & 28, 2017
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Paul's & The
Cathedral of St. Andrew (Von Holt Room), Honolulu

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

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

Ordination of Castro to Presbyterate
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Narcissus Bulb Carving & Exhibition
January 14 - February 12
St. Peter's, Honolulu

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: Golding
Sunday, February 12, 3:00 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

Housing Now Meeting
Tuesday, February 14, 9:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

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)


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

First Sundays Fun & Fellowship
(Originally First Fridays, this program will restart in March on first Sundays)
Ongoing first Sundays, 6:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

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

11th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
February 3-5
St. Michael's, Lihue



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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, March 25, 10:30 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei



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. 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





Office Administrator

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St. Elizabeth's 

Position opens July 1, 2017

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Director of Music

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Parish of St. Clement, Honolulu

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January 25, 2017


Office of the Bishop Welcomes New Staff

The Office of the Bishop is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff. Pictured above, is Jean Kanaizumi, the new bookkeeper, and at right is Office Assistant, Sonny Liu. 

Jean, who says she has "lived most of my life in Manoa," was a teacher at Pohakea Elementary School and also spent many years in the travel industry before deciding to settle down with a career in accounting. With her motto "live to eat," it is no surprise that her hobbies include traveling, shopping and dining out.

Sonny is no stranger to the Office of the Bishop. He has helped with several events during the past year including the PALM Conference and the Annual Meeting. He graduated from of the University of Hawai`i with a BBA in Personnel and Industrial Relations, and was most recently employed at the Priory and La Pietra. He continues to be a dedicated volunteer for a number of organizations.
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. Alexander Graham.
Staying Informed & Involved with the Homeless/Houseless in Hawai`i
By The Rev. Alexander Graham
Following the considerable energy around the Homeless/Houseless conversations at our Annual Diocesan Convention, a group of passionate folk from around the diocese met during the first week of January to ponder what to do next.
We know that many throughout the diocese are wondering the same thing - and here are two things to consider:
April 29, 2017: IHS Homelessness Summit
The event is still in planning stages, but judging from past experience it will be enlightening, inspiring, and an important ecumenical step forward for advocacy. We plan to meet at some point during this summit denominationally to see what God is urging us to do as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement in Hawai'i. More information to follow.
Housing Now 
This is the major ecumenical group with deep knowledge working on this issue. The next meeting is scheduled for February 14, 2017, 9:00 AM at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu.
Stay tuned for more information and possible diocesan-wide events.
Experts at The Cathedral 30th Annual Lecture Series
The Historic Hawai`i Foundation (HHF) is kicking off their 2017 Experts Lecture Series on Thursday, January 26, and will continue every Thursday through March 2, 2017.  The free lunchtime lectures will be held in The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt Room from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. This year's theme is "House Museums and Their Role in Preservation and Education."  

This annual event is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai`i Manoa; the Friends of `Iolani Palace; and the HHF. For a full listing of the sessions and speakers, visit the HHF website  HERE .
Reminder: Learn to Ring the Tower Bells
In an earlier edition of the E-News, it was announced that a group of expert ringing teachers were coming to Honolulu, and they will be on island from February 3-12, 2017. 

All are invited to come and see what bell ringing is all about and perhaps sign up for some expert teaching at The Cathedral of St. Andrew's bell tower !

The local ringing band is usually in the tower on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, but there will be many more hours of ringing during this special week in February.  To arrange for a tour or lesson, e-mail Richard Harris or call him at (808) 321-0747. To read more about the history of The Cathedral's bells, click HERE.

Deadline to apply extended to January 31
EYE17: Path to Peace
The deadline for high school youth to apply as a youth representative for the Episcopal Youth Event 2017 (EYE17) Hawai'i delegation, has been extended to Tuesday, January 31. 

Drawing hundreds of high school youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017, on the campus of the  University of Central Oklahoma  in Edmond, in partnership with the  Diocese of Oklahoma . Following EYE17, the Hawai'i delegation will be taking part in mission and community service for 3-4 days before returning home.

The theme for EYE17 is Path to Peacebased on Matthew 5:1-12. The  theme was developed by the EYE17 Mission Planning Team who discerned a call to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member of the Jesus Movement can pursue a path to peace

For more information and to download the application, visit the diocesan webpage HERE A portion of the cost will be covered by the Diocese, but delegates will be responsible for the balance that will include airfare, ground transportation, lodging, registration fees and most meals. If you have any questions, e-mail eye2017@episcopalhawaii.org .

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop: "I ask President Trump to continue the powerful work of our refugee resettlement program without interruption"
[January 25, 2017] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released the following statement:

Mark 12:31: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Leviticus 19:34: "The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt."

Numbers 15:15:  One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord."

Deuteronomy 10:19: "Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt."

On Saturday, the Washington National Cathedral hosted the National Prayer Service for the President, Vice-President, their families, and those who will be taking on the grave responsibility nominated to cabinet posts. Religious leaders from many traditions joined their voices in prayer and song, and while we shared our most sacred scriptures, we prayed for wisdom for all those who serve our nation. I affirm those prayers, and ask that our leaders listen to the powerful call to serve those who are most vulnerable in continuing to welcome refugees from around the world.

As Christians, we are asked to pray: for our leaders, for our loved ones, for our enemies, and for those who are suffering. Our work does not end with prayer: we also offer assistance to those who are fleeing persecution. We find homes for those who have been forced out of their homes. We feed those who are hungry. The refugees who enter the United States do so after experiencing violence and persecution undeserved of any human being, and they come to the U.S. with hopes to build new lives.   READ MORE
February 1: Church-wide Webinar
The Episcopal Church Welcomes Refugees
Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are sponsoring an important webinar to discuss the basic root causes of refugee crises and to examine critical questions such as: who is a refugee; how a refugee is resettled to the U.S.; how resettled refugees benefit their communities; and how you can engage with local communities to welcome these new Americans.

The Episcopal Church Welcomes Refugees, a free, one-hour educational webinar, will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 PM Central/2:00 PM Mountain/1:00 PM Pacific/12:00 PM Alaska/ 11:00 AM Hawaii).

"Every day, hundreds of community groups, churches, families and individuals work tirelessly to provide a place of safety for those who have had to flee their homes because of war, persecution, or other violence," noted the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. "The Episcopal Church's ministry of refugee resettlement is rooted in our nation's longstanding history of serving as a safe haven for those seeking freedom from oppression. With more than 23.1 million refugees around the world, it is now more important than ever for people of faith to continue this tradition."

Leading the webinar will be Lacy Broemel, Episcopal Church Refugee and Immigration Policy Analyst, and Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager for Church Relations and Engagement.

Registration is required and is available HEREThe webinar will be available on-demand following the event.
Episcopalians to Focus on Global Needs for Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 5
Order Lenten Meditations by February 15
Episcopalians are invited to mark  Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday  on March 5, the first Sunday in Lent, with special prayers, bulletin inserts and a dedicated offering to support the organization's mission of healing a hurting world. An annual Lenten tradition in The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday is an opportunity for congregations to focus on prayer and action to address global needs.

"On Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday, we focus on how we engage life and the world more deeply, to truly heal a hurting world, to truly pray and work for social, economic and environmental justice and to truly respond to acute human suffering," said The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. "I invite everyone across our Church, as our Prayer Book says, to the observance 'of a holy Lent by prayer, fasting and self denial,' and by works of compassion, justice and mercy, like those carried out through Episcopal Relief & Development."

Worship resources and a special planning guide for Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday are available for download HERE, where you will also find links to  a special Lenten Toolkit and  to order Lenten Meditations booklets and other materials from Episcopal Marketplace. Orders should be placed by February 15 to ensure delivery by Ash Wednesday, March 1. Lenten Meditations booklets in English and Spanish are available in  print PDF  and  daily email  formats.
Journey to the Heart:
A Christian Meditation Retreat

Join us at the  DuBose Conference Center  in Monteagle, Tennessee, for this wonderful meditation retreat with  World Community of Christian Meditation USA  (WCCM),March 10-12, 2017. You will be introduced (or reacquainted!) with the practices of  Christian Meditation  pioneered by Benedictine Dom  John Main .
Led by Dr. Gene Bebeau, Director of the WCCM  School of Meditation , you will learn to ground yourself in a daily practice of Christian Meditation. The program will include meditation sessions, prayer, instruction, and videos of WCCM founder John Main and its current leader and spiritual guide Dom Laurence Freeman, OSB. The retreat will also introduce participants to other resources of the WCCM, including the annual  John Main Seminar , which has been led over the years by Bede Griffiths, Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating, Joan Chittister, the Dalai Lama, Kallistos Ware, and Rowan Williams.

This event promises to be a wonderful, contemplative experience, and the skills taught here will remain with you for life. CEUs are available.  For more information and to register, 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) - For more information and to register, click HERE.
Second Annual Music Conference in January
The second annual diocesan Music Conference will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea. 

Returning to share his knowledge and passion is Dent Davidson (pictured above), the Associate for Arts & Liturgy on the bishop's staff in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Joining him will be Sandra Montes, the Episcopal Church Foundation's Spanish Language Resource Consultant, who shares a passion for music, education and writing.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you have questions, e-mail the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham
Coming Up!
Celebration of New Ministry: 
The Rev. Christopher Golding
The people of Emmanuel Episcopal Church invite you to a Celebration of New Ministry on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 3:00 PM. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will institute the Rev. Christopher Peter James Golding as their Vicar. Clergy are welcome to process. Red stoles. A vegan reception will follow. In lieu of a lei, a donation may be made to Emmanuel Church for outreach ministry. Emmanuel is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua. If you plan to attend please RSVP by e-mail to the church office by February 1, 2017.
New Date Scheduled!
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. This is a NEW date originally scheduled for January 8. 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.
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.
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. 

For more information and to register, click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact the Rev. Cn. Sandy Alexander.
Godly Play Offers New Commuter Core Classes
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Godly Play is offering "Commuter Core Training" in the hopes that it will be a convenient option for participants. 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 classes are as follows:
  • Sacred Stories - Saturday, February 4, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Honolulu
  • 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
Deadline approaching!
Apply Now for 2017 Roanridge Trust Award Grants
[December 15, 2017] Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 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.

"The Roanridge Trust Award Grants support creative ministry and highlight the many unique ways we encounter and serve Jesus in rural and small towns across our church," commented the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation. "The wisdom and models we develop in these sites can help to teach and grow churches everywhere, and they should be celebrated and supported."

More information, application and instructions can be found HEREApplication deadline is February 3.  Applications must be submitted to roanridge@episcopalchurch.org.
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. 
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 

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

Celebration of New Ministry: Golding  February 12

25th Anniversary Ho'okuikahi - Reconciliation

Jesus Revivals Set for 2017-2018

Bishop's Christmas Message 2016

Transitions in the Office of the Bishop

Clergy Transitions

2nd Annual Music Conference Registration Open

EYE17 Application for Youth Delegation

11th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival  February 3-5

Applications for YASC Being Accepted

2017 UTO Grant Applications Being Accepted

A Note from the Bishop on Post-Election

Second Annual Music Conference  January 27 & 28

Support the Diocese Through AmazonSmile

Evangelism Matters Videos Available

A Thanksgiving Reflection from Bishop Bob 

Video from the Presiding Bishop

Convention XLVIII



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