Editor's Note: The Hawaiian Church Chronicle is released on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, but every so often, the dates align to create a 3-week gap between issues. This Chronicle Supplement is an abbreviated version of the Chronicle, to help fill that gap with time-sensitive information and announcements. 

March 7, 2024

Fourth Sunday of Lent - Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.

Visit the Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.

*** Deadline to register is TOMORROW, March 8! ***


We're calling this year's event ChuchBIZ+ (Plus) with added workshops to satisfy your spiritual side!

ChurchBiz isn't only about business--we've added new workshops for your prayerful and spiritual side and calling it ChurchBiz+ (Plus). Scan the QR code or click HERE to go to the event webpage and register today! ChurchBiz+ takes place at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Saturday, March 23!

The theme for this year's event is "Lessons Learned" as we take a look at the impact recent catastrophies have had on our churches in the Diocese. Both COVID and the 2023 Maui wildfires have presented many challenges that we continue to learn from.

Along with the administrative and "business" side of church topics, there will be several workshops focused on prayer and spiritual nurturing. There will also be afternoon tours of The Cathedral's bell tower.

The day will begin at 9:00 AM with the Chrism Mass and Eucharist, that will include the Renewal of Clergy Vows and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. ChurchBiz will commence immediately following the Chrism Mass, offering three different workshop sessions.

Cost is only $20 and includes lunch and free child care. Scholarships are available (See further below.)

The registration deadline is TOMORROW, Friday, March 8.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Click on the buttons below.

COVERED INTERISLAND AIRFARE: The Diocese will cover the cost of interisland airfare for two people per church from neighboring islands. We encourage you to register early to secure this benefit! Those individuals who qualify for this benefit will be contacted by our office with instructions on making your interisland reservations. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: We understand the importance of financial considerations and are pleased to offer scholarships that cover both interisland airfare and the registration fee. If you do request a scholarship for interisland airfare, please do not make your reservations until you hear back from us. Scholarship travel will need to be booked and paid for with our Diocesan account. We want to ensure that no financial barriers prevent anyone from attending. To apply for a scholarship, please click HERE.


If you have any questions, please email Rae Costa HERE, or call (808) 536-7776, ext. 326.

St. Elizabeth's Now Accepting Names

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu is now receiving names until April 15, 2024, for a full-time Priest-in-Charge position (with the possibility of being named Rector). For more information and to view the church profile, visit the Diocesan website HERE, or email the Rev. Canon Alexander (Sandy) Graham HERE. DO NOT contact the congregation directly.

Holy Week & Easter Service Schedules

All Churches are reminded to submit graphics for their Holy Week and Easter service schedules to Sybil Nishioka (HERE) no later than March 18, for the Special Edition Chronicle. If you need artwork prepared, submit the info by March 15. The special issue will be released on March 21.

From The Episcopal Church & Beyond...

  • Good Friday Offering - For 102 years, donations to the Good Friday Offering have directly supported the ministries of the Anglican Communion Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Episcopal Church website HERE where a copy of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's letter is also posted, and give generously to the Good Friday Offering at iam.ec/goodfridayoffering.
  • Episcopal Service Corps Seeks Applicants for 2024-25 Service Year - The Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) invites young leaders ages 21 to 32 interested in a transformative outreach and discernment experience to apply online for the 2024-25 program year through the end of May. Those interested are encouraged to take an online discernment quiz. For more information, visit the ESC website HERE.

2024 Chrism Mass & ChurchBiz - March 23, 2024, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, O'ahu

2024 Diocesan Youth Retreat - April 12-14, Camp Mokulē'ia, O'ahu

2024 Annual Clergy Conference - August 19-21, more info to come

2024 Camp Mokulēʻia Concert in the Country Fundraiser, October 5, Camp Mokulēʻia, O'ahu

2024 Convention 56 - October 11 & 12, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, O'ahu


(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • MAUI: A Cup of Cold Water Outreach Ministry Aide (Part-time)
  • KAUA'I: All Saints', Kapa'a - Youth Director (Part-time)
  • O'AHU: St. Christopher's, Kailua - Nursery Caregiver (Part-time)
  • O'AHU: St. Mary's - Parish Administrator (Part-time)
  • OʻAHU: The Cathedral of St. Andrew - Seeking Volunteer Docents
  • OʻAHU: St. Stephen's Church, Wahiawa - Organist (Part-time)
  • HAWAI'I ISLAND: Holy Apostles - Minister of Music (Part-time)
Do you have a question? Contact us at (808) 536-7776
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