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In This Issue:
+ ACCW Fundraiser this Saturday
+ New Advent Resource Available
+ Kirkin o' the Tartan at the Cathedral
+ Special Evensong to Commemorate Pearl Harbor Anniversary
+ 'Iolani School Christmas Concert
+ ECW Annual Holiday Gathering
+ Advent Mini-Retreat on Kaua'i
+ 26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi
+ Annual Music Conference Coming Up
+ Webinar: Grant Process, Application Info Available for Young Adult and Campus Ministries
+ Episcopal Evangelism Grants Available
+ St. Nick's Christmas Market
+ St. Luke's Christmas Craft Fair
+ Convention XLIX Videos Available for Viewing
+ Updates: Camp Mokule'ia Volunteer Day
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Register Now for Forma Conference
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo is of the many volunteers at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, who woke up early Thanksgiving morning to whip up a delicious turkey meal with all the trimmings for the houseless in their community. They are just one of the many congregations in the Diocese we give thanks for, who came together on Thanksgiving to prepare and serve meals for others. Amen! 


Proper 29
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all
things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of
lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided
and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together
under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  

Book of Common Prayer
p. 236

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, December 16, 2017
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Commission on Ministry 

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

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
(Note longer time this month)
Diocesan Conference Room

Diocesan events header

Saturday, December 26, 2017
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info: Louise Aloy
(808) 264-9830

Saturday, January 27, 2017
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe
More info coming soon...

Parish Happenings

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 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
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
Updated day and time:
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 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

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 

St. Luke's Christmas Craft Fair & Rummage Sale
Saturday, December 2, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
St. Luke's, Honolulu
Call Pat: (808) 222-4963

St. Nick's Christmas Market
Saturday, December 2, 9:00 AM-1:00PM
St. Timothy's, Aiea
(808) 469-1089

Camp Mokule'ia Volunteer Day
Saturday, December 9, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
Evan Brock (808) 637-6241

Evensong at the Cathedral: Commemorating Pearl Harbor Anniversary & Dedication of New Memorial
Sunday, December 10, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
(808)  524-2822

'Iolani Christmas Concert
Friday, December 15, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


26th Annual Queen Lilli'uokalani Hookuikahi
Sunday, January 16, 6:00 PM
Kawaiahao Church, Honolulu


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

ReSource for Christian Spirituality: Advent Mini-Retreat
Saturday, December 9, 8:00AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Phyllis Meighen: (808) 647-4346

All Saints' Annual Craft Fair
Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
All Saints', Kapa'a
(808) 822-4267


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

ACCW Chili Cook Off Fundraiser at Holy Innocents
Saturday, November 25, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
(808) 661-4202

This is a rescheduled date!
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Saturday, January 13, 2018
(Was November 11)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
For more info: E-mail


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. 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
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

Godly Play Core Training
October 27-29
St. James, Waimea


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November 24, 2017


Reminder: This Saturday!
ACCW  Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction Fundraiser
Church of the Holy Innocents on Maui will be holding a Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction Fundraiser this Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Cost is $20, with $5 going to A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW). Children 10 & Under Free. To enter the chili cook off or to donate items for the silent auction, download the form HERE. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the church office at [email protected], (808) 661-4202, or visit their website HERE.  Holy Innocents is located at 561 Front Street in Lahaina.
New Advent Resource Available
December 3, 2017, marks the beginning of Advent, and The Episcopal Church is making available a newly developed Advent resource to help Episcopalians everywhere to take up Jesus' ministry of reconciliation and healing.

Every congregation will soon receive in the mail  Preparing to Become the Beloved Community , a multi-fold poster and resource pack with prayer, reflections and activities for each week of Advent. The resources can also be downloaded  HERE

Preparing builds on the Becoming Beloved Com munity  vision document and resources , which Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and their supporting officers introduced earlier this year. The document lays out the Episcopal Church's long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation and justice.

"During Advent, Christians focus on how much we need Jesus to bear light, healing and hope in a broken world," noted the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop's Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care. "This is a mysterious, vulnerable time. We're opening to Christ. We're opening to different neighbors and strangers who are Christ among us. We hope these resources meet the real hunger among Episcopalians to live like Jesus Movement people."

Throughout Advent, an Episcopal Church social media campaign will also stir hope, reflection and action around racial reconciliation; join or follow using the hashtag #adventbeloved.  READ MORE


November 30, 2017 -  Kirkin o' the Tartan

The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii (SASH) will hold its annual Kirkin' o' the Tartan on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 5:30 PM at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu.

Wear your kilt or bring a swatch of your tartan should you wish to have it blessed. A complimentary dinner will follow the service in the Von Holt Room.   There will also be Scottish dancing, bagpipes, presentation of the SASH Celt of the Year award, prize drawing, silent auction, & more!

Following dinner, we will have the investiture ceremony for our new members, during which they will receive their Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii Orders.  This event is free and open to t he public. 
Share the News! December 10, 2017
Special Evensong at the Cathedral to Commemorate Pearl Harbor Anniversary
The Cathedral Choir will offer a special Evensong service to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  At the service, a cross made from the hull of the USS Arizona from St. George's Chapel at Pearl Harbor will be dedicated in its new home in the Cathedral sanctuary.  The service will begin at 5:30 PM in the Cathedral.  

In a message to the Diocese, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick encourages members in the Diocese who are able, to attend this important event:

"Because of issues around the loss of the lease on the land, St. George's Episcopal Church, Pearl Harbor, closed over two years ago.  That Church was originally built as a memorial to those who died on December 7, 1941.  

A new Memorial to those who died on December 7, 1941 has been installed in the Cathedral of St. Andrew (see photo).  The artist has included the cross that was embedded in the altar at St. George's Church.  The metal of the cross originally came from USS Arizona.  This Memorial will also be dedicated in thanksgiving to all those who worshipped at St. George's Church through the years.  The new Diocesan Pearl Harbor Memorial will be dedicated on Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5:30 PM, during Evensong at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu.  Members of the Diocese are encouraged to attend.

Many in the Diocese and of our friends in the community had a connection to St. George's Church and especially so when stationed with the military in Hawaiʻi.  That is true even for those who live on neighbor islands.  It is important to me to get the word out as broadly as possible.  

I especially hope for a good representation from the clergy and lay leaders of the Diocese who live on Oahu.  This is an important event in our Diocesan ʻOhana. "

The photo of the new memorial shows the cross with waves of koa wood from McCandless Ranch on the Big Island.   
December 15, 2017
'Iolani School Christmas Concert

The Chorus and Hokuloa Singers of 'Iolani School cordially invite you to their Christmas concert at the Cathedral of St. Andrew at 7:30 PM on Friday, December 15 , 2017.  The concert with feature organist Katherine Crosier, pianist Joanne Watanabe, and conductor John Alexander.  Admission and parking are free.  The concert repertoire will include some audience favorites, a few obscure musical treasures, a brand-new piece, and the traditional sing-along grand finale.  Hope to see you there!
ECW Annual Holiday Gathering Coming Up
Come join the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese for a time of holiday cheer and merry making!  They will be holding their annual holiday gathering on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt Room, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.  The cost is $15 per person. Please bring a grab-bag gift costing no more than $10. If you are able to, please bring something slightly used or new that can be wrapped as a holiday gift for unsheltered folks. RSVP Louise Aloy by December 12 at [email protected], or call/text her at (808) 264-9830.
Advent Mini-Retreat on Kaua'i: 
Come Into My Heart in My Daily Life, Lord Jesus
ReSource for Christian Spirituality will be holding an Advent Mini-Retreat on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue, Kaua'i.  The retreat will be led by Maxine Pollock, founder of Scrub Bucket Gospel Ministries, and will run from 8:00 AM to Noon.  The theme and prayer for the retreat is,  Come Into My Heart in My Everyday Life, Lord Jesus , to help prepare our hearts and minds for Advent.  

Cost is $25 and includes Continental Breakfast and refreshments. For more information and to register, contact Phyllis Meighen at (808) 647-4346 or e-mail. St. Michael's is located at 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue. 
Mark your calendars!
26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi

This year's annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi will be taking place at Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 6:00 PM. 

The date of the event represents a dark time in Hawaiian history when Queen Lili'uokalani was overthrown, but is now being recognized as a day of reconciliation and hope that focuses on the Queen's courage and conviction for non-violence that has been an example and legacy to her people.  The   Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center (PJRC) has organized this annual event to "educate and advocate for justice and mercy for Na Kanaka Maoli and all the people of Hawai`i in the spirit of reconciliation." (To view a remarkably moving video from the statewide November 11 event commemorating her death 150 years ago, click HERE.)

Kawaiahao Church is located at 957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu. For more information, e-mail Rev. Kaleo Patterson.
Save the date!
Annual Music Conference Coming Up

Mark your calendars and save the date! The third annual diocesan Music Conference will be taking place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe.  In past years this fun and engaging event took place over two days, but will be combined for a one-day music experience!  Leading the conference will be Joe Kanoelehua Camacho, composer of Pilipa'a.  The day will begin at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM.  Cost for the event is $30 and includes lunch. Stay tuned for more information and registration instructions.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Webinar: December 7
Grant Process, Application Info Available for Young Adult and Campus Ministries
It's time to start the process of discerning whether to apply for a 2018 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants, which provide funding for dioceses, congregations, and community college/tribal college/university campuses for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence).

The online application will open on January 2, 2018.  However, information is now available and a webinar has been slated to assist in discerning the application process.

"We hope this process is an invitation for communities to consider how Young Adult and Campus Ministry in the Episcopal Church can minister with young adults both on and off college campuses, including Community Colleges and Tribal College Campuses, non-traditional degree programs, in the military, and those who are not in college," explained the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Episcopal Church Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministry.  "This process is designed to help discern where and how God is calling your community to serve young adults and whether now is the right time to apply for a grant."

The grants are for the 2018-19 academic year. A total of $138,000 is available for the 2018-2019 cycle, with a total of $400,000 available for the triennium.  READ MORE
Application Deadline is December 15!
Episcopal Evangelism Grants Available for Local and Regional Efforts

The application process is now open for the new Episcopal Evangelism Grants Program, designed to fund local and regional evangelism efforts in the Episcopal Church. 

"This program will encourage our whole Church to share resources, catalyze imagination, and ultimately cultivate a network of evangelists who can learn from each other and connect with each other," explained the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, Chair of both the Episcopal Evangelism Grants Committee and the Executive Council Committee on Local Mission and Ministry.

The Episcopal Evangelism Grants program is coordinated by the Local Mission and Ministry Committee in collaboration with the Episcopal Church's Evangelism Initiatives Team

"Evangelism isn't some scary practice only 'other' Christians do," said the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Presiding Bishop's Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care, and a member of the Grants Committee. "Evangelism is the heart of Christian life, and we hope this program will light a fire and connect Episcopalians who are creating unique, authentically Episcopal ways of seeking, naming and celebrating Jesus' loving presence everywhere."  READ MORE

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

St. Nick's Christmas Market
St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Kapolei will be holding a Christmas Market on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, on the St. Timothy's campus located at 98-939 Moanalua Road in Aiea.  There will be a variety of vendors and a snack bar. Come early and plan to get your Christmas shopping done!  For more information or if you are an interested vendor, contact St. Nicholas at (808) 469-1089 or e-mail:  [email protected].
St. Luke's Annual Christmas Craft & Rummage Sale
St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be holding their annual Christmas Craft and Rummage sale on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  There will be lot of great items for sale! Proceeds will be used for their ministry and outreach efforts.  St. Luke's is located at 45 N. Judd Street in Honolulu. For more information, contact Pat at (808) 222-4963.
49th Annual Meeting of Convention:
Videos Available to View on Youtube

Videos presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i on October 21, are now available for viewing on the  Diocese of Hawai'i's YouTube channel .  It includes the 3 Churches, 3 Questions video that was shown in conjunction with the Bishop's Address, EYE17, and tribute to Bishop Chang. Bishop Chang's tribute is also posted on the Chang Clergy Children's Fund webpage HERE, along with photos from his service and bio, portions of which were featured in the video. The special Convention e-Chronicle issue with a complete wrap-up of Education Day and the Annual Meeting will be coming out next week.
Important Updates!
Camp Mokule'ia Volunteer Day
camp mokuleia
Camp Mokule'ia will be holding a volunteer day on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Come help care for God's creation. Areas of service include trimming the Naupaka, Native Restoration site, farm, garden, green waste, raking, painting, housekeeping and much more! Lunch will be provided, and there is no obligation to stay the whole day.

To assist with planning and lunch, especially if you are coming with a group, please provide a contact name, number in the group, food allergies and each person's top two areas of service. If you have questions, call (808) 637-6241 or e-mail Evan Brock.
Change in date!
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training at Good Shepherd Offered
The November 11 Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor training taking place at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, Maui, has been postponed.  

The new training date is Saturday, January 13, 2018. The training will take place from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. These are licensed ministries in the Diocese of Hawai'i and will be led by Rev. John Hau'oli Tomoso. For more information about the training download the flyer HERE, and to register, contact Tomoso at (808) 280-1749, or e-mail him.
Register Now for Forma Conference  2018

The 21st Annual Forma Conference will be held January 23-26, 2018, at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, SC.   This conference will equip Formation leaders, whether lay, ordained, full-time, part-time, or volunteer, to better navigate the racial and social justice issues we face as a church and society. For more information and to register, visit their website HERE.
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the latest October 2017 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 

The Appointment of Archdeacon Costa

Volunteer Diocesan Coordinator for EfM Needed

Convention XLIX Videos Available for Viewing

Presiding Bishop Speaks on Texas Church Shooting

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training on Maui 

Camp Mokule'ia Volunteer Day

Recycling Church Items

Sale of Metcalf Property

ACCW Events Coming Up

Register Now for FORMA Conference

Clergy Transitions: McCallister/Lukens

Godly Play Training

Episcopal Church Bishops Challenge Trump, Congress on DACA

Data from 2016 Parochial Reports Now Available

Presiding Bishop's Message on Hurricane Harvey



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Communications Contractor, News

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