April 27, 2023
This issue's header photo was taken this past Saturday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Mōʻiliʻili, where the Rev. Charles Browning (left) was installed as their Rector. Father Browning has been serving as St. Mary's Priest-in-Charge for the past three years, arriving just when COVID restrictions were put into effect. To view the livestream of the service, click HERE. (Photo: Screen capture of video)
Fourth Sunday in Easter
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
From the Bishop
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Feature Story
Holy Week & Easter Around the Diocese
With the Season of Easter coming to a close soon, we share our annual wrap up of the services, activities and fellowship during this year's Holy Week and Easter. For most churches, this is the first in-person Holy Week and Easter services held since the pandemic shut things down three years ago, and a great reason to shout out the Alleluias! Click HERE to view the video now.
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
Reminder: Important Diocesan Online Meetings Coming Up in May
The Diocese will be holding important meetings online in May. Churches should be sure to arrange to have appropriate persons attend:

  • TENS Webinar, Saturday, May 6, 10:00-11:30 AM - The Episcopal Network for Stewardship will be creating a special online session for our Diocese. Executive Director Davey Gerhard will be leading the webinar. This is especially helpful for church leadership, Stewardship Chairs and Treasurers. For meeting links, please contact Canon Sandy Graham by email HERE.

  • AGREED UPON PROCEDURES REVIEW MEETINGS - Designed for PARISHES who would like to conduct an internal review of their financial processes. All missions have been contacted by Spencer Lum, Financial Review Assistant, with request for information, so missions do not need to attend these meetings. For more information and Zoom link, please contact Rae Costa by email HERE, or call (808) 536-7776, ext. 326,

  • Tuesday, May 2, at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 4, at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 6, at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Gun-Free Zone Signs
Churches should have received signs from the Diocesan Support Center in connection with the new Gun-Free Zone Resolution. Signs may also be downloaded from the Diocese's media webpage HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Rae Costa.
Register today! May Events at Camp Mokulē'ia
Episcopal Stay Cay, May 5-7, 2023
Want to reconnect with your church 'ohana? Need a break, but don't have time for a vacation? Join us May 5-7 for our Episcopal 'Ohana Stay Cay! Bring your swimsuit and a smile and let us do all the work for you! The price includes your lodging, meals, and all activities! Choose from tent camping, tentaloes, cabins, or the lodge! We will have kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, zipline, a family art activity, a movie night under the stars, and more! Register HERE before it's too late!
Mother's Day Stay Cay, May 12-14, 2023
Pamper the lovely ladies in your life at Camp Mokulē'ia for Mother's Day! They can pick from options like a massage, morning and afternoon yoga class, and manicure. While the ladies get pampered, the family can make Mother's Day cards and choose from activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, sandcastle contest, zip-lining, pool volleyball, campfire, and an outdoor movie showing of The Incredibles. For more information and to register, click HERE.
The Diocese of Hawai'i invites ALL youth to take part in upcoming events.
You DO NOT need to be a member of an Episcopal Church.
Hurry! Summer Camp Early Bird Rates End May 5!
A reminder that early bird rates end on May 5! Register now and save! To learn more about the summer camp offerings, click HERE. Check out the new Adventure Camp for youth finishing grades 6-8. Learn more about this super special camp HERE.
EYE23 Updates - Mahalo for your continued support!
The next Zoom meeting for the Diocese's youth delegation heading to the Episcopal Youth Event in Maryland this summer is coming up on Tuesday, May 9, at 7:00 PM. Lots of important information to be covered. Please contact Sybil Nishioka if you have any questions.

The delegation welcomes continuing support to cover the high cost of travel to the East Coast that also includes mission work in the Washington, D.C. area afterwards. Please consider making a donation on the EYE23 webpage HERE. Mahalo!
TIPS FROM LOT'S LIST - "Grow some of your own vegetables and patronize farmer's markets. Buy local, even if it costs more."

Many thanks to Lot Lau for providing us with lots of great conservation tips over the past year. His list has finally been exhausted, and beginning in the next Chronicle, we will share pointers from the 'Iolani School students' presentation at the Diocese's Spring Training event held in March. Stay tuned!
In Celebration of Earth Day!
April 22 was Earth Day, and many churches around the Diocese are supporting the Creation Care, Environmental Justice path. They are getting our youngest involved, with the future in mind and in their hands. St. James' on Hawai'i Island kicked off their Creation Care ministry on Earth Day, giving away seeds and keiki pollinator plants, and folks from St. Michael and All Angels on Kaua'i headed to Lydgate Beach Park for a community workday. Pictured above left, St. Elizabeth's garden project is flourishing thanks to benefector Dot Mason and dedicated volunteer leaders; and at right, Holy Nativity helps again at Maunalua Bay for an Earth Day beach clean-up, collecting over 7000 pounds of invasive algae! (Photos from church newsletters)
COMING UP: CREATION CARE COMPLINE - The Episcopal church-wide Task Force on Care of Creation and Environmental Racism invites you to a monthly compline on creation care, environmental justice, and eco-spirituality, beginning on May 15, 3:00PM (HST). All are welcome. Register HERE.

NEW SMALL-GROUP RESOURCE ON FAITH, CREATION CARE, AND ECO-JUSTICE COMING IN JULY - “Love God, Love God’s World” is a nine-session, film-based curriculum, ideal for Episcopalians anywhere on the journey with creation care and environmental ministry—from newcomers looking to take their first step to seasoned leaders seeking a transformative small-group experience. Sign up HERE to learn more and receive a preview/notification when the curriculum becomes available.
TENS Webinar - Saturday, May 6, 2023, Online 10:00-11:30 AM
Godly Play Core Training (O'ahu) - Saturdays May 27-June 10, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Various churches
ChurchBiz Conference - Saturday, July 29, 2023, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, O'ahu
Clergy Conference - August 14-16, 2023, Kaua'i
CONVENTION 55 & EDUCATION DAY - October 20-21, 2023, 'Iolani School, O'ahu
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Field Day Returns at St. Andrew's Schools
St. Andrew’s Priory and Prep Lower Schools came together for their first Field Day since spring 2019 on Friday, April 21, 2023. The morning started with prayers in the Park and continued with cooperative, fun (and wet!) games all morning and arts and crafts all afternoon. Queen Emma Square was bursting with cheers, laughter, smiles, and high fives -- It was a spectacular spring day! Plans are already in the works for next year! (Photos and caption by The Rev. Canon Heather Patton-Graham)
Coming Up: Holy Nativity Hosts Open Gym Event for Keiki
All Keiki are invited to attend Holy Nativity's Open Gym event on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 4:00-6:00 PM. There will be lei making, basketball and dodgeball, board games, and open play. The event is open to keiki of all ages and is FREE! For more information, contact the Rev. Jenn Latham HERE. Holy Nativity is located at 5286 Kalanianaole Highway in ʻĀina Haina.
Coming Up: Diaper Drive at Emmanuel
Emmanuel Episcopal Church will be holding a diaper drive for the ALOHA Diaper Bank on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. They will be accepting diaper donations of all sizes, Pull Ups, Baby Wipes, and cash donations. Emmanuel is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua. Office number is (808) 262-4548.
Parish of St. Clement Seeking Full-time Priest-in-Charge
The Parish of St. Clement in Makiki is now receiving names for a full-time Priest-in-Charge (with the option of becoming Rector), through April 30, 2023. For more information and to view the church profile, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
'Iolani School Seeking Chaplain Curate
'Iolani School in Honolulu is seeking a full-time Chaplain Curate for a two-year period. Housing is provided. The full job description can be viewed HERE. Apply directly with the school through their online portal HERE.
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • The Cathedral of St. Andrew - Seeking Volunteer Docents
  • St. Christopher's, Kailua - Nursery Caregiver (Part-time, 3 hours, Sundays)
  • St. Stephen's Church, Wahiawa - Organist (part-time)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
This Saturday: Celebration of New Ministry - The Rev. David Jackson at All Saints'
The Rev. David Jackson, who has been serving as the Priest-in-Charge at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Kapa'a for the past three years, will be installed as their Rector, on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Clergy are invited to vest - red stoles. Pupus and refreshments to follow. For more information, please contact the church office at (808) 822-4267 or email.
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Hawaiʻi Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: Matthew Cavanaugh
Presiding bishop preaches at Boston’s Old North Church for 300th anniversary celebration
[April 19, 2023] Last weekend, with celebrations around the Patriots’ Day holiday in full swing in Boston and tens of thousands of visitors in town on the eve of the Boston Marathon, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry traveled to Old North Church to help celebrate the historic congregation’s 300th year. READ MORE
Reminders (Previously Announced)
REGISTER FOR THE 2023 CLERGY CONFERENCE - Registration is now open for the Diocese's 2023 Clergy Conference taking place on the Garden Island of Kaua'i, August 14-16, 2023. The theme is "A Splintered Vine Bears No Fruit: The fracturing of American Society and how the church can heal the breach" with guest speaker Jay Wittmeyer from the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. Group rates have been secured at the Sheraton Kaua'i Coconut Beach Resort in Kapa'a. For more information and to register, click HERE.
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GODLY PLAY CORE TRAINING - O'AHU - Jenny Wallace leads a 3-part Core Training for Godly Play on O'ahu. This full training with three modules will take place on Saturdays beginning May 27, and ending on June 10. Each session will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 5:00 PM, at different churches around O'ahu. The Diocese will be subsidizing $200 of the cost for each participant so that your cost is only $100 for all three modules. For more information and to register, click HERE. Class size is limited to 12, so register early. Deadline is May 20 or when 12 registrants are reached.
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Required Safe Church Training - This is a reminder that Safe Church training is mandatory for all clergy, employees, vestry members, and most volunteers. Please read The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i Safeguarding Policy and the Diocesan Safe Church Training Webpage. This training needs to be renewed every three years. Contact your church's Safe Church Administator or priest for more information, or if you have questions, email Nani Carroll.
Do you have a question? Contact us at (808) 536-7776
The Diocesan Support Center (DSC) staff is ready to help answer your questions. Some of the most common topics are listed along with the person to contact. Click on the linked name to send an email.
BISHOP (meeting with): Nani (ext. 302)
Annual Meeting: Rae (ext. 326)
Archives: Rae (ext. 326)
Budget/Finance: Sam (ext. 306)
Communications/News/Website: Sybil
Congregational Membership: Sandy (ext. 309)
Diocesan Portfolio/Investments: Sam (ext. 306)
Hiring/Human Resources: Rae (ext. 326)
Monthly Statement: Fatima (ext. 307)
Ordination/Licensed Ministries: Nani (ext. 302)
Payroll: Sam (ext. 306)
Property (Contracts, Insurance, Agreements): Rae (ext. 326)
Safe Church: Nani (ext. 302)
Stewardship: Sandy (ext. 309)
Supply/Visiting Clergy: Nani (ext. 302)
Worship/Sacraments: Sandy (ext. 309)
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