October 5, 2018
Aloha my beloved parish 'ohana,

St. Francis of Assisi is said to have charged his fellow brother monks that "It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look." A quick scan of the pictures in this newsletter show you believe this too!

Just look at these smiles on the Country School keiki who help at our Thrift Store ministry carrying charity bags to the container!

"I have come so that my joy may be in you.", Jesus said. People see joy in you. And not just any joy, but Christ's joy. That does not mean we don't feel the gamut of emotions. It does mean, that at the center of our common life and worship, we hold fast to Christ's promises. This includes holding these promises for one another when we are unable to ourselves.

This weekend our animals will sit beside us or on our laps as we sing our praises to the God of all creation. No doubt there will be a little howling mixed in! We will ask for God's blessing on our animal companions. The liturgy honors St. Francis' affinity for all God's creation. I can't tell you how many newcomers have said to me, "You know my first time coming here was when you asked for God's blessing on my cat, my dog, my goldfish..." There is something about our willingness to welcome one's animal companion that tugs at the heart of those who might not otherwise grace our doors. It speaks to people who have come to know God more through the unconditional love of their animal companion than they have found otherwise. Then, they come inside and many find what their heart has been seeking -- home.

So fellow sisters and brothers, I give you a charge: Find someone to bring this weekend to what is always a joyous worship service. Tell them to bring their animal companion. And when they say, "You mean right into the church?" You say, "Yes! Right into the church with all the rest of us!" For we are all mutts in need of a home and seeking the Master's love.

And you, bring your animal friends, even if you have brought them before! Let our little ones see and later look back on their years as keiki with fond and loving memories of a church that welcomed everyone and had fun doing so!

"Serve the Lord with gladness and come before his courts with praise."~Psalm 100:2

With blessings,
David +


Note: the 7:30 AM service will be a "fur-free" service as we understand that some folks have allergies or may prefer a non-barking service."

"A Place in the Choir"
sung by Damien McGinty and Celtic Thunder

We'll be singing our version of this at the Beach Mass!

Special Report from Steve Kittell at the Hale Iki Grand Opening









WHAT A DIFFERENCE A COMMUNITY CAN MAKE!

All of us living in Hawaii know that building anything here can be a long, complicated project from plans, government approvals, bids, contracts, coordination of the actual construction and final sign offs can take many months to years!

Well, NOT ALWAYS. 

When lava flowed thru lower Puna starting in early May, it would eventually destroy or damage over 700 homes, creating a true emergency for those displaced. In an already tight housing market, the need for additional housing (beyond just emergency shelters) quickly became apparent. 

Led by Pastor Dion Maeda of Connect Point Church in Hilo a group of churches, non-profits, architects, builders, craftspersons, local businesses which would eventually number over 85 community partners, took on the task. With unprecedented coordination and flexibility from the Planning and Zoning Departments of the County of Hawaii, in around 3 months they pulled off a miracle! Hale Iki Village, located on a one acre parcel (owned by Connect Point Church) in Hawaiian Paradise Park offers 11 micro units as transitional housing geared to families displaced by the recent lava flows.

You may recall over the summer when we at St James’ Parish were looking for ways to reach out and help those in need who were impacted by the lava flows David, our rector, found out about this effort to build Hale Iki and a portion of the monies collected throughout our Parish to provide such aid over several weeks were sent to help fund this venture.

On Saturday, September 29, I was honored and humbled to represent St. James’ Parish at the GRAND OPENING OF HALE IKI VILLAGE IN KE’EAU.

Just look at the pictures to see what a difference a love and faith based group of individuals, non-profits (yes, including us) and businesses accomplished to quickly fill an emergency need on our island! This time it was lower Puna but another time it could well be closer to home.

I am overwhelmed to live on an island where, in spite of our differences, when tragedy strikes, we all pull together as one 'Ohana to help each other.


NEWCOMERS' WELOME RECEPTION

We know it is a big step to walk into a new church for the first time. Bless you who have had the courage to do so.

Mahalo for giving us the opportunity to get to know you a little better at our newcomer welcome reception. We hope you feel God's presence in our parish and will want to make this your spiritual home too. 

Thank you to all those who brought food and came to greet those who were new to our parish ‘Ohana.

It was a great night that Included watching a beautiful sunset together as we sang the doxology In Hawaiian accompanied by newcomer Carlos on his ukulele.

I Believe? Series St. James
Mahalo to Rev. Marnie Keator for organizing our parish course in Christianity. It was a great first night of reflecting on “Who is Jesus? “

Next Tuesday at 6 PM come and share in asking “Why did Jesus die on the cross?” 

How would you answer this question to your child or grandchild? Come, listen, discuss, and think about what this means to you. All questions welcome.
Annual Blessing of the Animals
THIS WEEKEND
About EfM | Education for Ministry

Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. During the Service of Confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you...

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Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.

Our EfM mentors are John Sucke and Beth McKeen. Please contact the parish office for more information.   Office@StJamesHawaii.org .
VESTRY MINUTES
CLICK HERE  to read the approved minutes from the August vestry meeting. 

The next vestry meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 29 at 10 AM in the Parish Office. All are welcome to attend.

We will elect new vestry members at our Annual Parish Meeting in January. Please prayerfully consider serving in this ministry.
Midweek Worship
Every Wednesday 
Morning Prayer, 9 AM 

Every Wednesday, at 9 AM in St. James' church, we offer the service of Morning Prayer. This is a beautiful way to begin one's day. The service of Morning Prayer, also known as Matins, is one of the two main Daily Offices in the Episcopal church. One of the beautiful aspects of Morning and Evening Prayer is that as you pray the office you are praying it with thousands of people around the world who are also engaged in these same or similar prayers. In addition, during the service, we will be incorporating the reading of the names on our parish prayer list. Please come and join us in prayer. 
E Komo Mai!


If you are already baptized, and desire to make this parish 'ohana your parish 'ohana, then do not hesitate to contact David+, our rector, or any of our clergy, if you have questions about becoming a member of our parish.



"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." 
Romans 15:7 
Up-coming Parish Events at a Glance
Blessing of the Animals
Weekend of October 6-7 at Beach Mass on Saturday October 6 at 5 PM and 9 AM Service at St. James.  7:30 Mass at St. James will be ‘fur-free’.

Teen Tech
Teens assist Seniors with electronics and social media - Kupuna bring your smart phones, I-pads, e-readers and other tech. Sunday, October 7th, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Spencer Building.  Future dates : Sundays, November 4th and December 2nd.


Diocese Convention
Education day Friday October 26, Convention October 27, King Kamehameha Hotel, Kailua Kona

Fall Fun Fest 
Fall Fun Fest for Families, “Treasure Hunt, Finding All You Need in Jesus” will be held in the Pavilion on November 2, 2018, 5PM -7PM. Dinner will be served

Thrift Store Christmas Store Opens
November 3

Veteran’s Day Celebrated – Office Closed
Monday, November 12

Parish Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 17
9 AM - 1 PM

Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch
Thursday, November 22 St. James’ Noon to 2 PM

Advent Evensong & Study
Wednesday, December 5, 12, & 19
5:30 - 7:30 PM (Soup & Salad dinner)

Thrift Store Volunteer Party at Anna's Ranch
Sunday, December 9
Noon - 2 PM

Ordination of Jazzy Bostock to the Priesthood
December 22, 10 AM at St. Peter’s Church, Honolulu.

Greening of the Churches
December 22, both St. James’ and St. Columba’s


For Full Parish Calendar,  CLICK HERE
Save the Dates for this Special Advent Series
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and our Advent Journey
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM  (note time)  • at St. James’
 
This Advent  as we prepare to celebrate the coming of Christ, let's explore the spiritual dimension of the Christian life, as presented by C. S. Lewis in one of the most beloved of the "Chronicles of Narnia"! In  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader  spirituality is presented as an adventurous journey over the sea — seeking the home of Aslan, the Noble Lion (who represents Christ). Joining us via Skype from his home in Atlanta will be Christian author Carl McColman, whose book  The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader  unpacks how C. S. Lewis wove together Celtic mythology and the teachings of the Christian mystics to compose his charming sea adventure. As we journey through the season of Advent, come join in a lively discussion as we reflect on the wisdom of C. S. Lewis who shows us how faith can be an adventure — pointing us toward deeper union with God.

Because of the time zone difference, there are a few changes to this year’s Advent series offering. We’ll begin with potluck at 5:30 PM. At 6 PM, we’ll welcome our guest speaker, after which we will enjoy discussion over coffee and dessert. We will close with our evening prayers. Sign up and more information to come. For now, you are invited to read (or watch the movie) C.S. Lewis’ “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” In addition, you are invited to read Carl McColman’s book, “ The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader ” he’ll be using for his discussions. Copies of both will soon be available at the parish office to borrow. Both books are also available for e-book readers.
 
A little more about our special guest speaker: 
Carl McColman  is a contemplative writer, speaker, retreat leader, catechist and spiritual companion. He is the author of several books, including  Befriending Silence Answering the Contemplative Call , and  The Big Book of Christian Mysticism . He is a life-professed Lay Cistercian (a layperson under formal spiritual guidance of Cistercian monks) affiliated with the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. He also received formation in the practice of Christian spirituality and contemplative leadership through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Carl and his wife, Fran, are part of the Adult Faith Formation team at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Decatur GA where they work with adults who are preparing for baptism and confirmation.

Carl regularly leads retreats and speaks on the contemplative life at monasteries and retreat centers, cathedrals, parishes and seminaries. His ministry is ecumenical in scope, and he has also participated in a number of interfaith initiatives. He maintains a blog at Patheos ( www.patheos.com/blogs/carlmccolman ) and is the co-host of a podcast,  Encountering Silence  ( www.encounteringsilence.com ).
Read or watch!
Peggy Rein, Patricia Eckstrom, Sarah, Leanne Baskin, Gloria Seiden, Narcisa Yagin, Menelio Balmilero, Nicole Anderson, Marlene Thees, Trevor, Carl Stanforth, Barbara Lackey, Alan Ackerman, Brad Young, Monica Parker, Gladys Takeya, Gerry Goodenough, Monique Abbasi, Jack A, Isaac DeRego, James Knox Everett,  Riley Furlong, Jerry Reyla, Debbie Gaines, Israel Kahoopii, Dallas Gomes, Pedro Ka'awaloa, Eleanor, Nathan Lee, Ted Lindsey, Jane Cook & Family, Eleanor Mendias, Mark & Kay Segal, Maurice Cecil &  Pukaua Summer Sommers, Betty Santorio, Cheyanna Lahnum, Jesse Osmun, Art-Andre (Petit) Dieme, Patrick OʻBrien, Pegi Young,,  Graham D. Kitchen, Helen Cronk, Shin Runkel, Mary Avery, Ka'aua, the Reyes family, Paterno Balmilero, Jeff Morrell, Vicky Tagaca, Victor Wusstig, Maelle Wolf, Steven, Kaipo Young, Veronica Yadao, Coe Atherton, Annette LaBonte, Pat Holiday, Nancy Davidson, Betty Sheldon, Dr. Jill Fishback Chambers, Karen Sanchez, The Rev. Katherine Cunningham, Tony Abbott, Verna Chartrand, Elizabeth McCarthy, Guy Piltz, Pricilla Bertleman, Megan Pastore ++
If you would like to be added to the Prayer List or would like to add someone else (please get their permission first), call the parish office at 808-885-4923 or email at  prayer@stjameshawaii.org  by the Tuesday before you would like the name to appear in the bulletin. Please mention 'Prayer List' in the Subject line of the email to Jacque so that she knows it's not a spam email from someone she doesn't know personally.
  
Names will remain on the list for 4 weeks. You must then request to have the name added again.  
Mahalo from the Family of Gladys Chook
Dear Father David, Rev. Marnie and congregation of St. James' Church,
Warm thanks for the caring aloha you shared with my mom, Gladys Kawailulehua Mills Chock, which brought her much happiness. We are forever grateful for your help in brining her home to rest at St. James' as she had long wished.
Blessings
me ke aloha Akua mau loa,
Susan Kam Oi Chock Hanley
In the back of the church are note cards. Please take 5 to 10 cards and envelopes home with you. Use them to reach out to one another and those in the wider community.  
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers parishioners who are unable to be with us in worship. Please reach out to them and let them know they are missed. 
Gerry Goodenough          
PO Box 988                
Kamuela, HI 96743          

Veronica Yadao
PO Box 61
Pa'auilo, HI 96776

Tepa Farias 
PO Box 1152 
Kamuela, HI 96743 
 
Alexandra "Alex" Ka'au'a

Coe Atherton
c/o Tripper Atherton
Do you know of someone else to whom we could reach out?


Please get their permission first, then contact the parish office to have them added to the list. email here or telephone at 808-885-4923
Birthdays:  The Rev. Marnie Keator, Landon Harada, Tom Robertson

Anniversaries:  Mickey & Kathy Kurap, Laurie & Ray Rosa, Steven & Jemma Bauman, Kent & Kiki McNair
St. Columba's Study Group
THE REAL GOD
How He Longs for You to See Him
by Chip Ingram

There is a deep sense of unease in our rapidly changing world. We all know something has been lost but don’t know why or where it all leads. Popular culture says it’s all about me – that the end justifies the means, that love means self-satisfaction, that status and appearance are what count. And this ultimately self-destructive perspective has thoroughly infiltrated the church as confusion replaces conviction. The way back, the path of hope, starts with knowing God for who He really is. 

In this in-depth study of seven attributes of God – His goodness, sovereignty, holiness, wisdom, justice, love, and faithfulness – you’ll see Him in a whole new light. It will change the way you think about God, yourself, and others. You will pray and live with a deep peace and a renewed purpose as you see Him as He longs to be seen. 
            
Please join us at St. Columba's in Pa'auilo for eight successive Wednesday evenings beginning  October 10 th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.  Please note that there will be NO meetings Oct 31 or Nov 21. We will have supper, so please bring a bag lunch along with your desire to learn.  Each session will begin with a DVD lesson, watched while we eat.  Discussion and prayer will follow as we enjoy dessert and decaf coffee!   Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be present at each lesson.  Come and learn how God wants us to know Him!
Fellowship and worship on the sands of Kawaihae. Photos courtesy of Raina Dale.
Upcoming at Beach Mass
Blessing of the Animals, October 6, 5 PM

Yes, there is Beach Mass on Iron Man Weekend (next weekend)

Our Beach Mass on October 13 will be a said (no music) service. From 3:30 PM on, you will be able to get to Kawaihae from Waimea and North Kohala. However, access via Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway not open back up until 5:30 PM.  CLICK HERE for more race information regarding road closures.

October is going to be a very busy month for the long awaited Kitchen Refurbishment! We have a work schedule, starting on October 8th and continuing through November, that will include the replacement of widows, indoor and outdoor plumbing work, cabinet removal and replacement, replacement of the water heater, stove, sink, and shelving, electrical work to support all the existing and new appliances, new countertops and the installation of a larger propane tank. The schedule is tentative at the moment, and dependent on many suppliers receiving and delivering many components on schedule, but work is about to commence. We ask for your patience with all the disruption and mess that these improvements will inevitably create, and trust that everyone can focus on what a blessing the new kitchen will be to all who use and benefit from it!
from Steve Kittell with photos courtesy of Jeannie Savage
WHAT A NIGHT!

A huge night for Community Meal. After a bit of a slow start, the people poured in, filling the Pavilion to the brim. A fun, rocking mood was set by a favorite musician, Mikiala Yardley.

We served 245 meals in the Pavilion (including 27 keiki) plus 93 deliveries for a grand total of 338. The meal consisted of Chicken Broccoli Casserole (and a vegetarian one), rice, roasted pumpkin, roasted eggplant & zucchini, a kale, apple, nut salad, bread, banana creme pie, Tropical Dreams ice cream, pumpkin pie, brownies & cookies. Chief cook for the week was Sue dela Cruz and her great kitchen volunteers.

Our sponsor for the meal this week was Rebecca Keliihoomalu & her friends.....MAHALO NUI LOA to Rebecca who is our first repeat sponsor.

Our serving line was again filled out with HPA & Parker students, Waimea Intermediate students and various other regular volunteers. We are truly blessed to have such an abundance of volunteers right now.

If you have not yet joined us for Community Meal, please come on down! A hearty meal, great music and a wonderful chance for community.
Click here to see more pictures.
To Volunteer, sponsor a meal, or donate food, contact Sue Dela Cruz at  eat@stjameshawaii.org.
Community Meal Core Leader's Retreat
Mahalo to Rev. Marnie and Gerrit Keator for opening your home to us This past Monday for our Community Meal core leader retreat. The Reverends Marnie, Linda, and David led us in prayer, Bible study, reflection and worship.

It was a blessed time of being together.
from Sue dela Cruz
Thank you to the morning chop crew! There was an abundance of veggies from our local farmers. Veggies were washed, chopped and cooked all morning to make the delish salads and meal! 

Thank you to all our "sweet" dessert makers for bringing in some yummy desserts not only for the meals but also for our deliveries.  

The Community Meal is for all and it's not just for feeding the body but also the soul. What we do is bringing the Community together one Meal at a time.  

On another note: We need help with prepping mangos for the Mango Chutney, that we will be selling at the Christmas Bazaar to help fnd the Community Meal. We need choppers and peelers on Wednesday, 9 am. 

Come join us to feast and/or help prep, donate desserts, and help with mangos, we welcome all!! Just text, call or email!

Smiles,

Sue








Sue dela Cruz
Community Meal Ministry Coordinator
from Nina Disbro
Some of the many faces of the Thrift Store Ministry - can you find time in your schedule to help out? Volunteers are needed in so many places, we can surely find a place for you! Contact Nina Disbro to find out how you can join the team!

John Ray and Debra Aribel helping a customer.
A huge blessing of the Thrift Store is how we are able to support other ministries and programs at our parish and in the winder community. Through the generous donations we receive we are able to provide cooking utensils, electronic devices and bowls to the Community Meal Ministry.

Pictured here are Betty Hannah and her granddaughter delivering 2 large bowls and a large strainer on Tuesday. PASSING ON THE BLESSINGS!


DRESS A GIRL AROUND THE WORLD



Pictures of girls in Solomon Islands wearing dresses from the Dress a Girl Around the World program that is supported by the Thrift Store.
Dress a Girl Around the World

Our goal at Hope 4 Women International is to dress a girl around the world.

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Nina Disbro




Nina Disbro, 
Thrift Store Ministry Coordinator
from Susan Acacio
Teen Tech 2
Upcoming Youth Events

Teen Tech Tutors - This Sunday, October 7
Kupuna  (Seniors):  Bring your iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or Tablet, e-Reader (Kindle or Nook), or laptop, Our Teen Tech Tutors will be available to assist you with your technology and Internet questions this Sunday, October 7th, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Spencer Building.  Future dates : Sundays, November 4th and December 2nd.


Fall Fest Fun for Families:  “Treasure Hunt, Finding All You Need in Jesus” will be held in the Pavilion on November 2, (Note the date change), from 5PM- 7PM. Dinner will be served. Please register early.
 
After School Tutoring resumes Wednesday, October 17 in the Church from 1:30PM-3PM. Walking School will meet at WES cafeteria @1:20PM to walk over to the church. If you are interested in helping with the tutoring or the snacks, please let Charlotte Crouch know. 
 
Keiki Ukulele group begins Wednesday, November 7 in the Church from 3PM-4PM. We are looking for keiki ages 8 to 18 to learn Ukulele from the Aunties. Please register early. Space is limited to 20 keiki. Adult volunteers always welcome.
 
Sundays: Godly Play in the Spencer Building 8:55AM. Nursery in Small World Pre-School 8:30AM-10:30AM.
 
For more information on our Programs, to register, or to volunteer, please contact Susan Acacio 895-2086,  youth@stjameshawaii.org
 
I always welcome any suggestions, comments, ideas or prayers. Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions, or to volunteer.
Susan Acacio, 
Youth Ministry Coordinator  
(808) 895-2086
Volunteer Opportunities and Community Needs
Mahalo to Laurie Rosa for organizing the Mango Picking Party last Sunday and to Ray Rosa, Theresa “Terri” Kaaekuehiwi, Glenn Bertlemann, Jerry Duke, who all went and helped.  A special, huge mahalo to Terry Weaver who owns the mango farm and donated not only all the mangos, but helped us pick and load them into the truck!

 We now have mangoes - boxes and boxes of mangoes! BUT...they aren't quite ripe enough yet. When they ARE, we will need LOTS of help cutting and peeling them. 

A notice will be sent out via email blast with the day and time, so keep an eye out. Mahalo to Betty Hanna for organizing the Cutting and Peeling Party! All of this work goes into making the famous St. James' Mango Chutney that is such a good seller at our Christmas Bazaar, coming up on November 17. All proceeds this year go to support the Community Meal Ministry. Thanks in advance for your kokua!
Headed to Kona to do all your chores? Can you add just one more??

The Thrift Store generates 200 to 500 charity bags each month. We have just one person who comes 1 to 2 times a month to pick up bags. 

YOU can help by taking bags on your Kona trips. This will help us see that those who need clothing will benefit from the bags and also keep useable items out of the landfill.

The container will be open after the Sunday 9:00 service for parishioners to pick up charity bags (no more than 5 at a time) and deliver them to the Salvation Army (on the way to Safeway, Lowes, or Wallmart) or Goodwill (on the way to Costco) in Kona. Every little bit helps, so if you have a trip to Kona planned, please kokua!

Monthly Women's Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study meets next on Friday, October 5th, in the Church from 10-12. We are making an in depth study of Mary, the mother of Jesus. All women are welcome. Bring your friends! 

Education for Ministry - EfM
Meets August through November, Tuesdays at 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at St. James. Registration required. New program participants can sign up beginning in November for the study year beginning in January. For additional information about the program  CLICK HERE 

Noon Bible Study  at the Piltz's Home in Kanehoa subdivision
Bible study will be on hiatus for the immediate future. We are all praying for our study leader, Guy's speedy and complete recovery
Wisdom Corner
"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time." ~ George Bernard Shaw
Angels

Light and Dark are both real and both part of God’s cosmic vision. Michael’s rival in the mythical battle is none other than Lucifer, whose name means “light bearer”, embodying darkness masquerading as light. Our shadow will invariably masquerade as light. The closer one gets to the Light, the more shadow we see. Angels, the mighty messengers of God, aid us, help us and draw us closer to the Light.

- Br. Robert L’Esperance,  SSJE


An Episcopal Monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
   

A Prayer for the End of Day
Renew me this night in the image of your love, renew me in the likeness of your mercy, O God. May any refusal to forgive that lingers with me from the day, any bitterness of soul that hardens my heart, be softened by your graces of the night ~ J. Phillip Newell, Celtic Benediction.
EDUCATION DAY

The Strategic Plan unveiled at the 2017 Annual Meeting has progressed to the next step of developing implementation plans.  Please click  HERE   for a description of the Design Team presentation.
The Education Day is open to anyone, and all are encouraged to attend (10AM-3:30PM.)
The cost covers both the presentations and lunch. 
Education Day Fee:
Regular Rate - Register and pay by Thu, Oct 4: $50/pp
Late Registration - Register and pay on or after Fri, Oct 5: $65/pp
50th Annual Meeting of the Convention
of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
October 26 & 27, 2018

This year's Annual Meeting will be taking place at Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.  

Quick Links to Diocese Information
In the Wider Community
What's going on in the Neighborhood?


The Waimea Community Association maintains a comprehensive calendar of civic and social events in Waimea.  CLICK HERE  to check out what is happening, where and when in our area. 

Tutu's House offers many free or low cost activities. Their calendar is  HERE

What's on at the Kahilu? Check  HERE
 
The Waikoloa Community Association publishes a monthly newsletter covering events in Waikoloa.   CLICK HERE for the current issue of The Breeze. 

Waikoloa Beach Resort has a monthly calendar of free and for fee events.   CLICK HERE for the current issue. 

The Shops at Mauna Lani Resort’s Calendar of Events is HERE  

And Konaweb publishes an Islandwide calendar HERE


Waimea Community Theatre presents a classic tale of horror!
Things are going terribly wrong in the asylum. Dr. Seward's teenage daughter has recently died from a mystery illness, and her close friend Lucy is showing the same symptoms. Making things worse, Lucy's fiancee Jon has been missing for two months and is feared dead. Meanwhile, one of the asylum's patients has taken up the bizarre practice of eating live animals. Nearby, children are dying—with unexplained scratch marks on their throats. Desperate, Seward calls in her friend and mentor, Professor Van Helsing, who fears the cause may be related to the asylum's new neighbor, Count Dracula.

Just in time for the Halloween season, Dracula opens Friday, October 12th at Parker Theater in Waimea and plays for two weekends before moving to the People's Theatre in Honoka'a on October 27th and 28th. 

St. James' parishioners are in key roles with John Stover playing Von Helsing, and Amy Mills playing Dr. Theresa Steward, and Raina Dale is in the 'back of house' crew.
 
Temporary/Part time position: GRANDcares Youth Program Assistant  
Entry level professionals to participate in a train the trainer certification course which qualifies the hire to assist the facilitator in implementing the GRANDcares youth program, a 7-week 4-H Youth Club for children 8-12 years old who are raised by their grandparents that will take place in North Kohala and Waimea. GRANDcares is a grant program funded by USDA and provides outreach and education to custodial grandparents and their grandchildren. Approximate time commitment is 12 hours for the certification course on October 8-9 in Waimea and approximately 3 hours per week during the 7 week GRANDcares Youth Club program. 

To apply for this certification program, please send a resume to Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier at  heather8@hawaii.edu. She will contact you to set up an interview. 
  
Temporary/Part time position: GRANDcares Youth Club Facilitators  
Experienced teacher or other youth education professional to complete a train the trainer certification course which qualifies the hire to facilitatie, teach, and lead the GRANDcares youth program, a 7-week 4-H Club for children ages 8-12 who are raised by their grandparents and that will take place in North Kohala and Waimea. Children who participate in this program may have special health, behavioral or learning challenges and may have experience trauma so experience working with children with diverse needs and backgrounds is critical. GRANDcares is a grant program funded by USDA and provides outreach and education to custodial grandparents and their grandchildren. Approximate time commitment is 12 hours for the certification course on October 8-9 in Waimea and approximately 5 hours per week during the 7 week GRANDcares Youth Club program (3 hours of teaching and set up and 2 hours of preparation). 

To apply for this certification program, please send a resume to Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier at  heather8@hawaii.edu . She will contact you to set up an interview .
Last Laughs
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St. James' Episcopal Church, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela (Waimea), HI 96743|
P.O. Box 278
Kamuela, HI 96743-0278
 
Office: 808-885-4923