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In This Issue:
+ Christ Memorial Welcomes The Rev. Gae Chalker
+ Opportunities for Observing Advent
+ Annual Music Conference Coming Up
+ Annual Chrism + Mass and Education Day
+ Annual Art of Narcissus
+ Advancing to General Convention 2018
+ 2018 United Thank Offering Grant Application Available
+ ECW Annual Holiday Gathering
+ 'Iolani School Christmas Concert
+ Episcopal Evangelism Grants Available
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ 26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi
+ Convention XLIX Videos Available for Viewing
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo was taken at Grace Episcopal on Moloka'i during Bishop Fitzpatrick's Sunday Visitation on the first Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017.  A trio of musicians play with the Advent Wreath in the foreground. (Photo from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's Facebook page)


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

Book of Common Prayer
p. 211

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

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Saturday, December 16, 2017
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info: Louise Aloy
(808) 264-9830

Saturday, January 27, 2018
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 AM-4:00PM

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 

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

The Art of Narcissus Carving
Saturdays, January 13 - February 3
(Exhibition Feb. 10-11)
St. Peter's, Honolulu
E-mail: St. Peter's

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


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

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


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December 11, 2017


Clergy Transitions
Christ Memorial Welcomes the Rev. Gae Chalker 
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea, Kaua'i, welcomed their new Vicar, the Rev. Gae Chalker, where she celebrated her first service with them on December 3, the first Sunday of Advent.

Chalker received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and following a career in the entertainment industry in Las Vegas, received her Master of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1997.

For the past 17 years, she has served as Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Litchfield Park, AZ. In a letter to the congregation, she shared how she was a frequent visitor to Kaua'i since childhood and is grateful to be back on the island that "keeps calling me back!"
Opportunities for Observing Advent

Churches around the Diocese are offering a variety of ways to observe Advent. Some offerings are listed below:

Advent Wednesdays at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu , Von Holt Room (6:00 PM-7:00 PM): Guided discussion on Fr. Henri Nouwen's book,  The Way of the Heart . RSVP [email protected]. For more information, click HERE.

Wednesday Advent Study and Dinner at Emmanuel780 Keolu Dr, Kailua (6:30PM): A Thrill of Hope. Please sign up or call if you plan to attend (808) 262-4845.

Thursday Advent Christmas Book Group at St. Mark's539 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Rectory (7:00 PM): Christopher Webber's Advent with Evelyn Underhill. For more information, click  HERE

Sunday Advent Formation Classes at St. Mark's, 539 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Parish Hall (9:00 AM): "Preparing to Become the Beloved Community." For more information, click HERE.

Wednesday Evening Prayer, Potluck and Conversation at St. Michael and All Angels, 4364 Hardy St., Lihue (6:00 PM): A. J. Jacob's book, The Year of Living Biblically. 

Friday Advent Bible Study at Good Shepherd, Rector's Office,  2140 Main St, Wailuku (10:00 AM): Space is limited, call ahead: (808) 244-4656

Wednesdays in Advent at Trinity By-the-Sea100 Kulanihakoi St, Kihei, Kilolani Hall (5:00 PM): Evening Prayer and light soup and salad supper. Call Barbara Zipf at (808) 879-0161

Tuesday Advent Evening Prayer, Dinner & Studies at St. Columba's , 43-1425 Hauola Rd., Paauilo (5:00 PM): 3 Part Advent DVD series "Who Needs Christmas" by Pastor Andy Stanley from North Point Ministries.

Wednesday Service, Soup & Supper, Advent Study at St. James'65-1237 Kawaihae Rd, Kamuela (6:00 PM-8:00 PM): Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's "Sharing the Glad Tidings of Great Joy"
Registration Now Open!
3rd Annual Music Conference Coming Up

Registration is now open for the third annual diocesan Music Conference that will be taking place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe.  Leading the conference will be Joe Kanoelehua Camacho, well-known  liturgy coordinator, musician, composer, singer, dancer and professional entertainer from the Big Island. The day will begin at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM.  Cost for the event is $30 and includes lunch. All with an interest in music are encouraged to attend and bring an instrument to play! For more information and to register, click HERE.
Registration Now Open!
Annual Chrism Mass and Education Day for Clergy, Wardens and Treasurers
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This year's annual Chrism Mass will be combined with an Education Day for clergy, wardens and treasurers.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning with the Chrism Mass at 9:00 AM.  At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year.
Following the service a special Education Day will take place in the various meeting spaces of the Cathedral. Clergy, wardens and treasurers will each have their own "professional development" sessions.  For wardens, this will be a sequel to the Warden Boot Camp held earlier in the year, and treasurers will have an opportunity to meet as a group and learn about their roles and responsibilities.  The day will end at 4:00 PM.

The cost for the day is $25 and includes lunch. For more information and to register click HERE.
Register by December 15!
Annual Art of Narcissus at St. Peter's
The annual Narcissus carving classes are coming up at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. Learn the Chinese art of carving a narcissus bulb and create a traditional symbol to welcome the Lunar New Year.  Classes available for beginning, returning and advanced students.  The classes will be taking place on Saturdays, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM, beginning on January 13, 2018, and ending on February 3. Exhibition will follow on February 10-11. For more information and to register, download the flyer HERE

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Advancing to General Convention 2018:
"Introduction to General Convention" Available Online
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The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer and Secretary of the General Convention, has announced that "An Introduction to the 79th General Convention for Deputies and Bishops" is now available on the General Convention website HERE.
This publication is an important reference for deputies and bishops and a good source of information for anyone interested in General Convention and the legislative process.

The Episcopal Church 79th General Convention will be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas).   READ MORE
2018 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Now Available
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The 2018 United Thank Offering grant application materials are now available. The focus of the 2018 UTO grants will be  Becoming Beloved Community: Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice.

Detailed information, guidelines and forms can be found on the UTO grant webpage HERE. The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

RSVP by December 12!
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.
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!
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
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training at Good Shepherd Offered
A Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor training will be taking place at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, Maui, on  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 .
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.
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.
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Did you miss an edition of the E-News? Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below or visit the Diocesan website's 

New Advent Resource Available

'Iolani School Christmas Concert

ECW Annual Holiday Gathering

26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi

Annual Music Conference Coming Up

Grant Application Info Available for Young Adult and Campus Ministries

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 

Recycling Church Items

Sale of Metcalf Property

Register Now for FORMA Conference

Clergy Transitions: McCallister/Lukens

Episcopal Church Bishops Challenge Trump, Congress on DACA

Data from 2016 Parochial Reports Now Available



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