Inside the fourth week of Easter...
In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we are now at another one of those threshold moments when important and significant decisions must be made on all levels of our global community for the good and the well-being of the entire human family. In this moment, I would ask you to allow me to share with you a Word to the Church: What Would Love Do?
In his weekly Monday message, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick shares his thoughts on being a Christian and living a life of love, compassion and mercy, especially during these times.
County Office of Aging is here for our kupuna!

Anyone over 60, especially those who live alone should call the Office of Aging at  808-961-8600  to get services tailored to your needs.
Would you like to review the Stations of the Resurrection? Click HERE for a link to the presentation created by Father David Glaser.
An Invitation to Centering Prayer
Come and join our Holy Apostles small group of centering prayer followers on Mondays starting at 3:30 pm online Zoom meetings. Drop in 15 minutes ahead of time for a brief introductory period. Questions? Contact  lindymarzo@gmail.com

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 223 091 057

Centering Prayer
A method of quiet meditation in which a single symbolic word is used as a sign of one's willingness to wait on God and be available to God's presence. This word is used as a point of focus. The discipline involves setting aside twenty minutes or so for quiet prayer. This apophatic method has been widely taught and practiced in the Episcopal Church since the early 1980s. Thomas Keating's Finding Grace at the Center (1978) encouraged the practice of centering prayer.

From the Episcopal Dictionary of the Church
Want to check in and catch up? Join digital fellowship this Sunday 5/10/2020 from 10:00 - 12p.m.. You can join anytime within those hours.
You must email Senior Warden Doug Adams to enroll. Email him at kumutrikoru@gmail.com
An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry: As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted on Mondays through May.
Our wonderful May babies:
1 - Janet Snyder
2 - Tere Chandler
3 - Warlito Raquel
4 - Nicole Nash
5 - AJ Torricer & Karl Eschbach
6 - Jennifer Walker
8 - Francis Zee
9 - Maria Jampolsky
11 - Claudia Wilcox-Boucher
14 - Rick Witter
15 - Meilani Jose
17 - Chelsey Chow
22 - Lesley Hohenstein
29 - Ken McGilvray
Are you needing assistance?
Through the generosity of our congregation, we are able to meet some basic needs for anyone facing critical hardship to purchase groceries, rent, electric, and medicine. When we offer such assistance, it is done in the form of a check or giftcard and bills are paid directly to vendors and landlords. If you are in need of assistance from the church, call the office and leave a message for Pastor Katlin. 808-935-5545
Liliʻuokalani Trust 

Liliʻuokalani Trust is providing kōkua through one-time emergency stabilization financial assistance for those who qualify. The following bullets reflect general information about LT’s financial relief program:

• Eligible families must have a Hawaiian kamaliʻi (child ages birth to 17 years old) residing in the household of the requestor and they must have legal authority to request this assistance;

• There must be a direct financial impact resulting from COVID-19 (e.g., job loss, reduced hours, quarantine). Requestors are asked to provide documentation, if possible.

• The requestor and kamaliʻi are not currently enrolled in Liliʻuokalani Trust services (e.g., case management, youth development programs).

If you or those you serve are interested in applying for one-time Emergency Stabilization Financial Assistance, please call our  LT Kōkua Line at 
(808) 466-8102

Hours of operation:  Tuesdays – Fridays, 9:00am–11a & 1:00-3:00pm, excluding State/Federal Holidays. If inquiring after business hours, please leave a message or email  covidhelp@onipaa.org
The Hawaii Resilience Fund

The Resilience Fund was established by Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and Pierre and Pam Omidyar to “rapidly deploy resources and encourage community giving to address the COVID-19 Pandemic,” according to the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation website. United Way’s Rent & Utility Assistance Program was established to assist those who are in immediate and urgent need of support with paying their rent and utility bills due to their income being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The funding will allow three Hawaiʻi Island non-profit organizations, Hope Services Hawaii, Neighborhood Place of Puna and Hawaiʻi County Economic Opportunity Council, the opportunity to approve one-time emergency financial assistance of up to $1,000 per household to Hawaiʻi Island residents who have recently been laid off or whose income has been reduced.

Also, eligible applicants for financial emergency assistance must meet income limits, currently earning at or below 80% of Hawaiʻi County’s Area Median Income (AMI). The 80% AMI cap starts at $46,700 for an individual, and increases with each additional family member. Verification of income, proof of economic hardship as a result of the pandemic, and a government-issued Hawaiʻi ID is required. For a full list of required documents and grant guidelines (including AMI limitations) contact the following agencies for additional information:

Hope Services Hawaii  
Phone: (808) 935-3050  

Neighborhood Place of Puna
Phone: (808) 965-5550

Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council
Phone: (808) 935-5219
Website:   http://hceoc.net

OR call United Way at 211 for more information.

Funding is limited and agencies are asking for your consideration in making sure you meet all requirements before applying. 

Hope Services Hawaiʻi will be able to assist households seeking mortgage, rent or utility assistance. HOPE will assist with the payment of one household bill or expense. 

Neighborhood Place of Puna and Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council will assist with rent and utility costs only. Applicants of this program can apply once a month for up to 3 months. 

Payments will be sent directly to creditors on behalf of applicants.
Looking to serve and help the community?
Food Basket Needs Volunteers

The Food Basket is working to thoroughly clean and sanitize their packing room and warehouse so that they can safely serve those who are hungry in our community. They are desperately short on volunteers, however. Please let your congregations know that they need people who can clean, wipe, sanitize, and pressure wash. They particularly need people on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information or to volunteer, call the Food Basket at 808-933-6030. 
Neighborhood Place of Puna oversees Hale Iki in HPP. They are   primarily looking for individuals willing to help for short periods of time with some cleaning. Down the road, they may need some help with food prep. Contact Paul Normann if interested Office: 808-965-5550
Feed the Hungry Program 
Due to the risk of coronavirus, some of CHA’s regular teams have to step out of serving meals at this time. Salvation Army FTH is looking for help on the first Sunday of May 2020. If you’re healthy and not in the high-risk population, contact Cheryl Chow  cnchow96749@gmail.com .
Digital Fellowship Coordinator for CHA
Looking for a volunteer to organize more fellowship digitally. We would like a volunteer to act as point of contact, take sign-ups, facilitate small groups digitally, etc. If you’re a people person and want to help build friendships in our church, this is for you! Contact Pastor Katlin 808-935-5545
Lincoln Park supply coordinator
We're looking for a new supply coordinator (or co's) to begin learning from our existing leader (Maria) and begin serving May 3 to learn and June 7 th  to lead. This entails shopping, bag prep, receipts and vestry report on monthly basis. Contact Pastor Katlin 808-935-5545
Looking for a paying job?

           Neighborhood Place of Puna is hiring a “Shelter Monitor.” See the job posting. Click  HERE  for job description.
Do you have experience taking notes? Would you be willing and able to attend meetings once a month? This advertisement might be for you!  The Vestry is looking for a Secretary . If you are interested, please email  Pastor Katlin .