March 16, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Important Messages From Kahu Kawika
Suspension of Worship & Gatherings in Our Churches
March 16, 2020

Aloha oukou i Kristo,
I just got word from the Bishop that, in line with a number of other dioceses, he is cancelling physical gatherings for Sunday worship for the next two Sundays (March 22 nd & 29 th ), with the hope that we can resume meeting together after March 31 st .
Ron, Cami, and I are working on a technical means for me to lead Morning Prayer for the following two Sundays that would allow for both purely audio access (via telephone) and combined online video and audio. We will let you know in due course how you can hook up to this.

In the meantime, let’s look out for one another and especially for our kupuna who may be house-bound. If you know of anyone who does not have email access, please let them know of these developments.

It goes without saying that the pastoral team and I are on call for pastoral issues. With the preschool on Spring Break, church office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-12:30.

Ka Maluhia e ka Aloha o Akua,
Kahu Kawika+
March 16, 2020

Aloha i Kristo,
The Bishop has just notified all clergy in the Diocese of Hawai`i that all midweek and Saturday church meetings will be canceled for the next two weeks, until March 31 st . This includes our Lenten Bible Study this evening, Laundry Love this Wednesday, and this Saturday’s meetings of the Ministry Council and IWC. For any communication that would have occurred at such meetings, please use email and phone conferencing.
Above all, please keep prayerful and careful, tending to your own health, cleansing and sanitizing your hands, and show special malama for our kupuna and keiki.
Sorry for this, but it is out of an abundance of caution. Mahalo for your understanding.

Kahu Kawika+

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick has issued a special announcement on Monday, March 16, 2020, regarding the suspension of worship and gatherings in our churches through March 31, 2020. To read his full announcement, click  HERE.

You can view the Bishop's video message by clicking on the link below.