Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Video from the Presiding Bishop
+ Convention XLVIII
+ Celebration of New Ministry: Beimes
+ Celebration of New Ministry: Beimes
+ EYE17: Path to Peace
+ Documentary on Homelessness in Hawai'i
+ Summit on Family Homelessness
+ Free Play Viewing: Damien
+ ECW Holiday Luncheon
+ Advent Mini-Retreat: "They Who Wait"
+ Women's Holy Land Pilgrimage
+ Narcissus Classes at St. Peter's
+ Young Adult Service Corps Accepting Applications
+ Applications Being Accepted for Grants Focused on Climate Change and Creation
+ Advent Devotions Offered by Heads of Churches
+ The Beecken Center's Upcoming Programs
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Celebration of New Ministry: Installation of the Rev. Bruce DeGooyer
+ Camp Mokulei'a's First Annual Fundraiser
+ Registration is now open! Enculturation Day 2016
+ Pulama 2016 Feast Day
+ Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
Contact Information
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This issue's header features shots from Convention XLVIII events including the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings at Education Day, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Bishop Fitzpatrick's election to Diocesan Bishop, and the panel at the Annual Meeting with the Rev. Moki Hino, Jane Tonokawa, the Bishop, and Wayne Yoshigai. Look out for the special edition e-Chronicle covering all of these events coming soon. (Photos by Sybil Nishioka. More can be viewed on the Diocese's Facebook page.) 


Proper 28
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for
our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn,  and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever  hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have  given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with  you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 236

Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Joint Meeting with Commission on Ministry, Standing Committee and Diocesan Council
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Von Holt Room

After lunch, groups will meet separately as follows:

Commission on Ministry
Bishop's Reading Room 

Standing Committee
Bishop's Office

Diocesan Council
Diocesan Conference Room

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
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November 25
December 30
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Registration is now open!
(For Clergy and Waiolaihui'ia Students)
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Epiphany, Honolulu

Save the date!
January 27 & 28, 2017
St. Timothy's, Aiea

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

Holy Nativity Annual Fall Festival and Christmas Sale
Saturday, November 12, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Honolulu
(808) 373-2131

Camp Mokule'ia First Annual Fund Raiser
Saturday, November 26, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
For more info...

Celebration of New Ministry: Beimes
Sunday, November 27, 3:00 PM
St. Matthew's, Waimanalo

ECW Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu

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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 25, 9:00 AM
St. Timothy's Sumida Hall, Aiea


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 Fridays Fun & Fellowship
Ongoing first Fridays, 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

St. Michael's Craft Fair
Saturday, November 12, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue
(808) 245-3796

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a
(808) 822-4267

St. Paul's Rummage Sale
Saturday, December 10, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Paul's, Kekaha
(808) 335-5533

"They Who Wait" Advent Retreat
Saturday,December 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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

Celebration of New Ministry: DeGooyer
Saturday, November 12, 2:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
Info & RSVP: E-mail

Free Play: Damien
Saturday, November 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
St. John's, Kula
(808) 878-1485

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, March 25 (time TBA)
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
More info coming soon



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. 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

St. Jude's Jumble & Plant Sale
Saturday, November 12, Pancake Breakfast- 8:00 AM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
(808) 939-7555

St. James' Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 12, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. James, Waimea
(808) 885-4923

Summit on Family Homelessness
Tuesday, November 15, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Old Airport Pavilion, Kailua-Kona





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November 10, 2016


Video from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Election Message

The following are excerpts from a special edition e-Chronicle covering Education Day and the 48th Annual Meeting of Convention that will be released soon.

Convention XLVIII: Change, Celebration & Service

This year's Education Day and the 48th Annual Meeting of Convention are over, but the impact of the information shared, the various discussions, and visions exchanged, will have a long-lasting impact on the Diocese and our island communities. Throughout the weekend's activities, the prevailing theme was one of change, discernment and looking forward.

This year's events were kicked off with the Diocese's Education Day on Friday, October 28, and featured guest speaker, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, the first ordained woman to hold this position. 

Her topic, "On the Threshold: Baptismal Life in the 21st Century," addressed the changes that are taking place in the world today that have deeply affected the way people worship and live out their Baptismal life. Jennings shared that "faithful people are striving to discern the call to participate in God's mission in new ways."

Armed with startling statistics, Jennings talked about how we have to "think again about God's mission for the Episcopal Church in our time." With churches throughout the nation facing shrinking operating revenues and declines in pledge income, the "old model" of a full-time priest in a dedicated church building is becoming unsustainable, something that has already affected the Diocese of Hawai'i, especially with the high cost of living here.

But despite the gloomy statistics, Jennings focused on the ability of Episcopalians to adapt and to be "elastic" as phrased by Matthew Sheep, a business professor at Illinois State University.  

"I see people finding new ways to use the rituals and traditions of Anglicanism in public liturgy," said Jennings. "Clergy and laypeople are inventing new ways of taking liturgy into the world through commemorations like Ashes to Go, like Stations of the Cross that mark places where gun violence has happened, like Blessings of the Animals at Humane Society shelters. Our identity is elastic to know that we can make the ancient rituals of the church speak to the world we live in today."

The afternoon portion of Education Day was led by Dr. Kim Payton, an organizational psychologist who is currently working with the Diocese on strategic planning. He spoke about the need for churches to determine where they want to go when faced with change, and how it is important that all parts of the body be in harmony. 

Following Education Day, the Opening Eucharist took place in The Cathedral of St. Andrew. The halau and choir of the St. Andrew's Schools offered hula kahiko and music with voices of angels, and attendees were introduced to the new head of the school, Dr. Ruth Fletcher.

Armed with an 'o'o, the Bishop gave a sermon comparing the purposeful digging tool of ancient Hawai'i, to our life as Christians, turning and preparing the soil for planting seeds, and reflecting on the Gospel reading from Matthew of loving our enemies.

A special Aloha Reception followed, celebrating the Bishop's 10th Anniversary of his election as Bishop Diocesan. Folks were treated to a delicious Hawaiian buffet served up by folks from the Episcopal Church of West O'ahu, with music and a commemorative video spanning the Bishop's 10 years, played throughout the evening.

Early Saturday morning, delegates arrived for the 48th Annual Meeting of Convention, and were pleasantly surprised to find a hot breakfast of fried rice and eggs-to-order awaiting them. 

As Convention Chaplain, Rev. Jennings offered the opening prayer. Introductions were made, and orders of business followed.   Despite only one resolution on the agenda, organizers were prepared for the possibility of delays with voting. This year, Deputies and Alternates to General Convention were being elected, and a record 12 clergy were on the ballot. Voting did indeed extend to a third and final ballot.

Around mid-morning, the Bishop gave his annual Address to the Convention, opening with a letter from Paul (Romans 12:4-18) who tells us about being the Church - the Body of Christ. 

There was a noticeable sound of disappointment when the Bishop informed everyone that there would be no movie clips or celebrity "appearances" this year, but he delivered a heart-felt address, reflecting on the past 10 years as Bishop. He thanked his mentors, and those who have worked throughout the years in the Office of the Bishop. He gave thanks to his family, to all in the Diocese who have faithfully served on committees, the Chancellors, and all the dedicated volunteers in our churches. He closed with a reflection for going forward and the inevitable changes we will need to embrace and address.
Celebration of New Ministry:
Installation of The Rev. Phyllis Mahilani Beimes
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will install the Rev. Phyllis Mahilani Beimes as Vicar at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Waimanalo, O'ahu, on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 3:00 PM.

The people of St. Matthew's request your prayers and presence at this Celebration of New Ministry. Clergy are invited to vest (red stoles).

In lieu of lei, donations maybe made to St. Matthew's Church, Attention: Kokua Food Basket.  Reception to follow. For those planning to attend, please RSVP by e-mail to [email protected], by November 20, 2016. St. Matthew's is located at 41-054 Ehukai Street, Waimanalo.
The following is a letter from the Bishop to the Congregation of the Cathedral of St. Andrew dated November 10, 2016:

Announcement of the Appointment of a Canon Administrator and Priest-in-Charge at 
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
[November 10, 2016]   I am pleased to inform the congregation that last night the Chapter confirmed my appointment of the Reverend Moki Hino as Canon Administrator and Priest-in-Charge of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  As my appointee and representative, he will be responsible for liturgical, programmatic and administrative oversight and management of the Cathedral congregation.  He is to join us on  January 1, 2017, and this appointment is for three years.  
I hope that this three-year period will be a time for renewal of the congregation's life and mission.  Beyond maintaining effective ministry to the congregation during this period, I have invited Moki to call the congregation, Chapter, staff, Diocesan Standing Committee and me into the work of focusing the Cathedral's mission to serve the Diocese and the greater Honolulu community. 
Moki is, of course, not new to the Cathedral.  He served as Canon Pastor from 2007 to 2010.  He is also currently serving as a Diocesan representative of the Cathedral's Chapter.  He has been the Rector of Holy Apostles, Hilo, since 2011. 
I have worked closely with Moki over the past few years.  This was especially true during his time as the President of the Standing Committee.  He helped me deal with several difficult pastoral and congregational situations.  He is a trained spiritual director and an outstanding pastor.  Though born on Guam, he has family ties and pre-ordination professional connections to the Big Island.  His ministry has even included time as a chaplain/teacher at both Seabury Hall and St. Andrew's Priory.  He knows the Cathedral and ministry in Hawaiʻi.
I have confidence in Moki as a Priest and I am certain he is the right person to take up ordained leadership of the congregation at this time.     
Yours faithfully,
The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
EYE17: Path to Peace
The 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) will focus on the theme  Path to Peace , based 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.

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, OK, in partnership with the  Diocese of Oklahoma

"Path to Peace represents both the inward and outward actions we are called to engage as members of the Jesus Movement," explained Bronwyn Clark Skov, Presiding Bishop's Staff Officer for Youth Ministry. "Embracing this theme, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event will focus on helping participants identify how they can engage peacemaking and reconciliation in their communities."

The Diocese of Hawai'i is planning to take a delegation of high school youth to this event. Details on how to apply to be a part of this experience will be coming out shortly. Parishes should begin to identify interest with their high school youth and encourage them to apply.  As in the past, a small portion of the cost will be covered by the Diocese, but individuals will be responsible for most of the travel arrangements. Stay tuned!
Documentary on Homelessness in Hawai'i

If you haven't already seen it, be sure to tune into KHNL on  Sunday, November 13, for a special documentary on the homeless in Hawai'i, titled  No Room in Paradise . The 90-minute film, that airs at 8:00 PM, was put together by filmmakers Anthony Aalto and Mike Hinchey of Green Island Films, and took two years to complete. They followed two families for more than a year as they struggled from sidewalk tents to subsidized housing, sharing their personal stories of how and why they became homeless.
Summit on Family Homelessness on Big Island
A faith-based Summit on Family Homelessness will be taking place on the Big Island of Hawai'i on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, at the Old Airport Pavilion in Kailua-Kona. Summit attendees will receive vauable information on the state of famly homelessness, opportunities to provide support, and connection to a network of resources available.  

The free event includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited. Register for this event before 10:00 PM on November 13, 2016 HERE. For more information, call (808) 331-8777. 
Free Play Viewing at St. John's, Kula: Damien

From playwright Aldyth Morris and Maui actor Vincent Linares comes a dynamic portrayal of one of Hawaii's most storied, self-sacrificing, and complex saints, Father Damien, minister to the lepers of Moloka'i.
This free event will be taking place on November 19, 2016, from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, at S t. John's Episcopal Church, 8992 Kula Highway
Kula, HI. Open seating - Calabash offering will benefit the Upcountry Food Bank. For more information, call (808)  878-1485.
ECW Holiday Luncheon Focuses on Outreach: Seeking Donations for Gift Baskets

The Episcopal Church Women's (ECW) annual holiday luncheon will be taking place on Saturday, December 3, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This year they will be assembling gift baskets for seniors and less fortunate families that could use some holiday cheer. The baskets will be distributed at three of O'ahu's Episcopal churches located on the far reaches of the island: St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe, St. Matthew's in Waimanalo, and St. John the Baptist in Waianae.

Their target is 75-100 baskets, filled with non-perishable food items (granola and energy bars, Spam, sardines, Vienna sausage, fruit cups, pudding, crackers/cheese, treats, etc.) as well as toiletries and accessories (lotions, conditioning shampoos, tissues, Q-tips, brush/combs, nail clippers, socks, wash cloths, body wash/soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.). Donations can be dropped off at St. Luke's with Fr. Ray Woo, or arrangements can be made for pick-up.

They will also enjoy a festive lunch (bring a salad or dessert to share) with games (please bring a $5 grab bag gift) and lots of fellowship. For more information download the flyer HERE. If you have questions or to RSVP, contact Louise Aloy, President, at (808) 264-9830, or by e-mail.   
Advent Mini-Retreat: "They Who Wait"
ReSource for Christian Spirituality will be offering an Advent Mini-Retreat on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue, Kaua'i. The theme, "They Who Wait" will offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The retreat will be facilitated by Maxine Pollock, spiritual director and founder of Scrub Bucket Gospel Ministries. For more information and to register, contact Phyllis Meighen at (808) 647-4346, or download the flyer  HERE,
Women's Holy Land Pilgrimage
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The Rev. Jodene Hawkins will be leading her 5th Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for women in September 2017. Join Jodene on this unique women's journey where she brings her 20 years of experience with groups in the Holy Land and in the Sinai Desert. She also brings her experience as Chaplain for St. George's College, Jerusalem. The tour will begin on September 4 and end on September 15, 2017.  To learn more about this unique women's journey, download information HERE, and to view the itinerary click HERE. If you have any questions, contact Jodene at (808) 276-9006 or e-mail her.
Narcissus Classes at St. Peter's Coming Up
It's that time of year, and St. Peter's will be hosting Gilman Hu's annual Narcissus bulb carving classes from January 14 through February 4, 2017, with an exhibition on February 11 and 12. Learn the Chinese art of carving a narcissus bulb and create a traditional symbol to welcome in the Lunar New Year. Classes are available for beginners, returning students and advanced workshop. Registration is required. For more information and to register, click HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Young Adult Service Corps Accepting Applications for 2017-2018 Placement
Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Now, applications are available for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC.

Currently YASCers are serving throughout the Anglican Communion, working alongside partners in administration, agriculture, communication, development, and education. They are serving in Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Haiti, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Panama, Philippines, and South Africa.

Among possible placements for 2017-2018 are Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Tanzania.

"The Young Adult Service Corps offers young adults the opportunity to live out their faith in new ways and different contexts," commented Elizabeth Boe, Episcopal Church Global Networking Officer. "They commit to spending a year learning from and working, living, and praying with other Episcopal and Anglican communities around the world."

The application for a 2017-2018 placement with additional information and instructions is available HERE. The application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017. For more information contact Grace Flint, Episcopal Church Staff Officer for YASC Programming, at [email protected].
Applications Being Accepted for Grants Focused on Climate Change and Creation
[November 7, 2016] Applications are now being accepted for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of creation.

The Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation, enabled by Resolution  A030, Create Task Force On Climate Change, approved at General Convention 2015, will make recommendations for grants up to $10,000.

Application information is available  HERE. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2016.

"At General Convention in 2015, the Episcopal Church allocated funds to enable local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation," commented the Rev. Stephanie Johnson, Council Co-Chair.

Episcopal Church congregations, seminaries, schools, monastic communities, non-profits, dioceses, provinces, etc. are encouraged to develop projects which find and establish connections between eco- and social justice, engaging the local community as partners and participants.  For further information and details please contact Chris Sikkema, Mission Associate for Justice and Advocacy Ministries, at [email protected].
Advent Devotions Offered by Heads of Episcopal Church, Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry joined the leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in preparing Advent Devotions for the upcoming liturgical season.

Titled "Liberated by God's Grace" and available HERE. The weekly devotions were prepared by:

* The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry. Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Episcopal Church
* The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop,  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
* The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate,  Anglican Church of Canada
* The Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop,  Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.

"As churches shaped by the 16th century reformations-the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-we also participate in this ministry of reconciliation," they noted in a joint letter. "Over fifteen years ago, our churches' respective full communion agreements inaugurated new relationships in which we fully recognized each other "as churches in which the gospel is truly preached and the holy sacraments duly administered" (Called to Common Mission), an achievement that "marks but one step toward the eventual visible unity of the whole Church catholic" (Waterloo Declaration). We are committed to working together toward reconciliation-of the church, and of the deepest social ills that plague our world. It is our hope, together with you, to be signs of anticipation-of the "already, but not yet" of God's realm of reconciliation, justice, and peace."

The Advent Devotions can be downloaded for websites, bulletin inserts, church programs, and used as discussion points.

Presiding Bishop Curry's contribution is Advent 3, Matthew 11:2-11: Salvation - Not for Sale.
The Beecken Center's Upcoming Programs

The Beecken Center will host a Living Compass Congregational Wellness Advocate (CWA) training, February 8-10, 2017, at the Sewanee Inn in Sewanee, Tennessee. 

Led by the Rev. Scott Stoner and the Living Compass team, this three-day course will help you develop skills to facilitate small wellness groups and lead wellness classes on a breadth of topics including adult, parent, and teen wellness. You will also take time to assess the wellness needs within your faith community and the wider community at large.  You will be enriched by spending several days in community with others who are passionate about integrating faith and wellness! 

Certification requires completion of this training plus leading two Living Compass programs within one year of having completed the training. For more information and to register, click HERE.

The Beecken Center is partnering with  Listening Hearts Ministries  to offer an intensive, four-day retreat to train participants in the art of facilitating and mentoring spiritual discernment groups using the  Listening Hearts  approach. This program will be held at the  DuBose Conference Center  in Monteagle, Tennessee, March 14-18, 2017. 

The retreat will include communal meditation activities; workshops that teach the practical aspects of teaching spiritual discernment; and a series of discernment sessions, each followed by a reflective review to gain insight into the elements that bring forth fruitful discernment. 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, February 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - For more information and to register click HERE.
  • Saturday, March 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei, Maui) - Time and registration coming soon.
This Saturday!
Celebration of New Ministry:
Installation of The Rev. Bruce DeGooyer
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will install the Rev. Bruce DeGooyer as Vicar of Trinity Episcopal Church By-the-Sea, in Kihei, Maui, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 2:00 PM. Reception to follow.

The people of Trinity request your prayers and presence at this Celebration of New Ministry. Clergy are invited to vest (red stoles).

Trinity is located at 100 Kulanihakoi Street in Kihei.  
Camp Mokule'ia's First Annual Fundraiser
Donation Request
camp mokuleia
Camp Mokule'ia will be holding its first annual gala fundraiser on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, with a luau, hula, dancing under the stars, auction and much more! 

Much of the success of this opportunity to raise funds for "camperships" for under-served youth will be from our live and silent auctions. If you have items that you would like to donate to the auction, please read the attached letter HERE for more information about the need we are trying to address, and ways to be a part of our auction.  

The event is also in celebration of Executive Director David Turner's 60th birthday. Tickets are $75. There is also a special offer available with lodging of two nights for the price of one. For more information, download the flyer 
or visit their website to buy tickets online HERE .
Enculturation Day 2016
Registration is now open!

All clergy and Waiolaihui'ia students are invited to attend Enculturation Day 2016, that will be held at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu, on Saturday, December 10, from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  

For newcomers, it's a great way to learn about serving Christ in Hawai'i, while long-timers are invited to share and help new clergy to understand the beauty and unique challenges of ministry in the islands.  For all, it is a time of clergy formation and fellowship as we come together to share in the culture of Hawai'i.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Airfare will be provided for canonically resident clergy, licensed clergy-in-charge and Waiolaihui'ia students on the Neighbor Islands. To register, click HERE.
Pulama 2016 Feast Day:
Thoughts & Reflections on Our Holy Sovereigns
King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma
As November approaches, churches around the Diocese will be planning special services for the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns, honoring King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. The feast day, which will be observed on November 20 this year, celebrates the King and Queen who brought the Anglican Church to Hawai'i, and left an enduring legacy of community service that continues to lift the human spirit, mind and body. 

The Rev. Moki Hino and Dixie Kaetsu from Holy Apostles in Hilo, produced a wonderful film entitled  Pulama, in which people from around the Diocese shared personal thoughts about the royal couple and the impact they had and continue to have throughout the islands. Hino and Kaetsu traveled to each of the main islands to conduct the interviews, which were then beautifully interwoven with prayer and reflections. Funded through a Diocesan Grant, the video is created for all to view and share as we pay homage to our King and Queen next month. 

The full-version which runs about 25 minutes, can be viewed on the diocesan website's homepage through November HERE.
Save the date!  
Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate
Having received the consent of the Standing Committee, God and the People willing, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will ordain Annalise Marie Castro, to the Presbyterate in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 10:00 AM Clergy are invited to vest.  White stoles.  If you are available, please join us.  Please remember to keep Annalise in your prayers.  
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 now available for purchase through the Office of the Bishop and can be ordered online HERE. The books are $30.00 each.  Shipping is $6.00 per book, but arrangements can be made for pick-up. Special pricing applies to purchases of both books as a set. If you have any questions,  e-mail Charmaine Ito.  For more information and to order your book now, click HERE .

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

the latest October 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 

Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate:  Castro January 14

48th Annual Meeting of Convention is here!

Celebration of New Ministry: DeGooyer  November 12

Fall and Christmas Fairs Coming Up

Presiding Bishop's Opening Remarks at Executive Council Meeting

Bishop's Appeal for the Hurricane Matthew Response

Pulama 2016 Feast Day

Camp Mokule'ia First Annual Fundraiser  November 26

Presiding Bishop on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Episcopal Congregations Research Info Available

House of Bishops Issues A Word to the Church

Church Pension Group Conference in Honolulu

Registration now open - Enculturation Day

Presiding Bishop's New Video

Evangelism Matters Conference

The Rev. Carl Wright Elected Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries

Diocesan Customary Updated

Resources for the New Church Calendar Year

Applications being accepted for Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner

Save the date! Enculturation Day 2016!  December 10

Presiding Bishop in support of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Presiding Bishop offers election message



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776