JANUARY 4, 2019
Aloha our beloved parish ‘ohana,
Epiphany, a revealing scene or moment and/or an illuminating discovery or realization.(Merriam-Webster)

In the spring of 1983 at a Cursillo in a small church in Northern Minnesota, I had my epiphany. On a blow up mattress in the middle of a large fellowship hall I understood, even for a brief moment in time, the Love of Christ. I had a 'Mountain Top' experience that I will always remember with awe. My world of doubt was swept away in that one moment. The epiphany that Christ was exactly who he said he was, that Christ was real, was awe inspiring. For a brief moment in time, all things made sense and the Love that washed over me was palpable. I will never forget that moment nor will I probably ever experience it again. That epiphany began my quest for Christ. Christ wants a personal relationship with all of his children and I was one of his children. I look back at that one moment, my Epiphany moment, and I can still feel the tickle in my belly and the warmth in my heart. 

This Sunday, January 6 th , is The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ. This day is observed in the church to commemorate the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. What this means to all of us is Christ came into the world not just for the Jewish people but for the entire world. The Magi were from the East, or from the Gentile countries. They followed the King Star to the little family in Bethlehem and found the child that was predicted in the stars. This child was the King of the World and they fell down and worshipped and brought their royal gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the King. This moment in time, was their Epiphany.  It was their realization that this child was the Messiah, the Christ; the Word made flesh.  
Epiphany or the realization that Christ is the Word made flesh, is our own personal journey. Like the Magi who traversed many miles to pay homage to this child King, we walk our own paths to this King as well. As a church we are the body of Christ, we are here to help and encourage everyone as we journey together along that faith walk. My epiphany happened on a small air mattress in a small church in Minnesota, yours may be in the ocean or on the mountain or wherever the Divine enters into your life. I thank God that the Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood because where else is there a better place to 'talk story' and to get to know someone, but in our own neighborhood and on our own lanai. 
Epiphany blessings,

Linda +

Link to the readings for this Sunday:
What a joy it was to have the newest priest in our diocese, our own Jazzy Bostock, raised up for ordination from our congregation, lead us in worship and preach the Good News! Jazzy presided and celebrated Saturday night at our Beach Mass and at Sunday morning's two services at St. James'.
We are more than delighted to announce that Rev. Guy Piltz has let us know that he is feeling well enough to resume the Wednesday Noontime Bible Study! We will meet at the Piltz home.

This study is a scholarly reflection on the upcoming assigned Scriptures for our weekend worship. If there is a need to cancel or move the bible study, we try to contact everyone that regularly attends. If in doubt, always contact the parish office.

Directions to Guy+ and Jo's:

From St. James' Church it is 4.9 miles. Drive south on Kawaihae Road. Turn left on Ouli Street into Kanehoa subdivision. Follow the road around all the way until it comes to an end. Turn right into the driveway at the end of the cul de sac, and follow the driveway to the yellow two story house. You have arrived! Any questions, contact our rector, David+, at 238-4956
All Parish Congregations Annual Meeting
Please save the date,  Sunday, January 27th , following the 9 AM service at St. James' service, for our parish annual meeting. We will review our hopes and dreams and the 2019 budget and hold an election for Vestry positions and Diocesan Convention delegates. Please bring a dish, salad, or dessert to share for potluck brunch.
Note:  Finding a time which all who attend one of our four congregations can come to is not easy. We are working this out as our parish is growing and changing. This one of those blessed "challenges" a growing church faces. Please give suggestions to David+, our rector. It is hard to find a day and time that would gather the largest number of folks. Canceling services or combining them also creates a challenge as word of cancelled or combined worship services does not reach everyone,  especially  the newcomer who has answered the pull of God to come and worship, only to find a service not happening or the time of the service has moved. Again, all suggestions are welcome. We are a blessed work in progress!

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou in 2019! We're kicking off our celebration of the New Year and our growing parish community with a St. James get-together in Waikoloa Village. It's a simple, special, fun event where we can spend time together, getting to know each other better and deepening our bonds. All St. James congregations are invited, and of course, others are welcome to enjoy the afternoon with us as guests.  

Location:  Ruth Smith's home, 68-1909 Koi'ula Place, Waikoloa, Hawaii (*See  Directions  below.)

Date & Time:  Sunday, January 13, 1:30 - 4:30ish PM

Food/Beverage : Pupu Potluck Style

Activities : Pool/Spa (bring suit & towel); Ping-Pong; Play Area for younger kids; 
             Live Music (bring your instrument & join in) ; Board Games/Cards; Art & Crafts.

  • From either direction on Waikoloa Road, turn onto Paniolo Avenue
  • Take Paniolo to the Stop LIGHT at Ho'oko St. (by Waikoloa School).
  • Turn RIGHT onto Ho'oko St. 
  • Go @3 blocks to the Stop SIGN at Linapoepoe St. (It's a T.) 
  • Turn LEFT on to Linapoepoe & go 1 block to Pakanu Street.
  • Turn LEFT on to Pakanu & go 1 block to Koi'ula Place, the makai cul-de-sac on the LEFT.
  • It's the corner house (the 1st house on the right side of the cul-de-sac): a stucco two-story with a tile roof. 
  • PARKING:There's limited space in the Koi'ula Place Hcul-de-sac, but plenty of parking on Pakanu Street. 
  • HOUSE ENTRY: If you enter from Koi'ula Place, it's up a full flight of stairs.
  • You can also enter the house from Pakanu St. through the gate to the backyard and come inside. There are few steps.
  • If you get lost in the many turns and curves in Waikoloa, call Ruth at 896-7500! 

from Linda+
On the day after Christmas, St. Columba's helped the Thrift Store do their purge. We collected over 100 bags of gently used clothing to be used for a n upcoming fundraising sale at St. Columba's. We then brought the bags to Pat Anderson's home to store and to put in marked bins for our sale. A huge Mahalo to Nina Disbro for all her help and guidance and to Pat for her organizing St. Columba's and graciously offering her home for storage.  
Newly Ordained Jazzy Bostock offered the homily and presided over the Eucharist at Beach Mass.
Peggy Rein, Patricia Eckstrom, Sarah, Gloria Seiden, Narcisa Yagin, Menelio Balmilero, Nicole Anderson, Marlene Thees, Trevor, Carl Stanforth, Alan Ackerman, Brad Young, Monica Parker, Gladys Takeya, Gerry Goodenough, Monique Abbasi, Jack A, IsaacDeRego, James Knox Everett, Riley Furlong, Jerry Reyla, Debbie Gaines, Israel Kahoopii, 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, Helen Cronk, Shin Runkel, Mary Avery, Alex Ka'aua, the Reyes family, Paterno Balmilero, Jeff Morrell, Vicky Tagaca, Victor Wusstig, Maelle Wolf, Steven, Kaipo Young, Coe Atherton, Annette LaBonte, Pat Holiday, Nancy Davidson, Dr. Jill Fishback Chambers, Karen Sanchez, The Rev. Katherine Cunningham, Tony Abbott, Verna Chartrand, Elizabeth Babin McCarthy, Guy Piltz, Pricilla Bertleman, AnneMarie Kennedy, Greg Sliva, Katy Grainger, Eli Ching, Shawn & Stephanie, Heidi Barnett, Rik Mangarin, Diane Feeney, Gael Burke, Leta Shattuck, Jennifer Olsen, Marguerite Zeman-Wilson, Evelyn Chatel, Jerry Chatel, "Papa" James Bryan MD, Linda & Fletcher Cockerell+
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.  
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         

Tepa Farias 
PO Box 1152 
Kamuela, HI 96743 
Alexandra "Alex" Ka'au'a
67-5165 Kamamalu St Apt 19B
Kamuela, HI 96743

Coe Atherton
c/o Tripper Atherton
144 Stone Pointe Trail
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Rev. Guy Piltz
PO Box 1973
Kamuela, 96743

Leta Shattuck
65-1272 Ki Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
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:  Steven Bauman, Kathryn Whitman, Joann Mickelson, Candence Okate
Anniversaries:  Deighton & Tisa Emmons, Charles & Georgia Labrador
Remembrances:  Bjorn Osborne, Julia Rodenhurst, Dorothy Foley
Episcopal congregations are generally governed by their Rector/Priest-in-Charge and the Vestry. The Vestry, consisting of wardens and other members, is the legal representative of the parish in all matters concerning its corporate property and the relations of the Parish to its Clergy.

The Vestry performs both secular and canonical responsibilities. As a body, the Vestry is responsible for the church’s finances and resources; governance of the parish’s business; the determination of appropriate programs, policies and procedures; and performance assessment. The Vestry is elected by the congregation and is led by the Rector/Priest-in-Charge. At St. James’, our vestry members serve two year terms. Our Junior Warden is elected to a one-year term and has specific oversight of Building & Grounds. Our Senior Warden is appointed by the Rector/Priest-in-Charge. The Treasurer is an appointed position by the Vestry.

Members of the Vestry may have committee responsibilities including education, worship, building & grounds and finance.

In the back of the church, and via a link in the newsletter, HERE , are forms with descriptions of the positions and qualifications of Vestry, Junior Warden and Parish Delegate to the Diocesan Convention. We will vote at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27th on the nominees submitted through December 30, and any nominations received from the floor on the day.
from Susan Acacio, Parish Youth Ministries Coordinator
After School Tutoring and Ukulele practice starts back up January 16. There are volunteer opportunities available to participate in this important program. You don’t need to be a teacher to make a difference in a keiki’s life. And what a great way to start off the New Year.

“One Starry Night” will be held on January 4 th  in the pavilion. Register your family for this meaningful event to celebrate during the 12 Days of Christmas. We will celebrate from 5-7PM and will offer dinner to our families. There are still volunteer opportunities available. See Susan Acacio to register or volunteer.
And don’t forget about our Nursery At Small World Preschool during our 9AM service. Mahalo to our Nursery providers Suzette, Hanah and Henia.

For questions or further information on any of our programs, please contact Susan Acacio at  youth@stjameshawaii.org  or call 808-895-2086.
Upcoming Youth Events
Sundays: Godly Play in the Spencer Building 8:55AM. Nursery in Small World Pre-School 8:30AM-10:30AM.

Teen Tech Tutors - Next Date to be determined: 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
January 4, 2019 from 5-7PM. “One Starry Night” in the pavilion.
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
Looking for an Opportunity to Make a Difference?

Maybe your college student is home? Or the kids are out of school? Come help at the Thrift Store Ministry.

Next Two Weeks at our Thrift Store Ministry: The Thrift Store is now closed, reopening Tuesday, January 8. During this time we will be purging, restocking & cleaning. Every day except Sundays, you can volunteer starting at 9 AM - until around 1 PM, So much good is done through this ministry and because of this ministry and we could use your help. Contact Nina at the Thrift Store for more information about volunteering or JUST SHOW UP and you will be welcomed with open arms!
Nina Disbro

Nina Disbro, 
Thrift Store Ministry Coordinator
from Steve Kittell, photos by Jeanne Savage

On a chilly, windy night, the St James Pavilion was a warm welcome beacon for the Community Meal. We served one of our favorite meals: Meat Loaf, Rice, Gravy, Vegan Soup, Macaroni Pesto Salad, Kale mix salad, Lomi tomato & yummy baked desserts. What a hit! Lead chef Melanie Holt again wowed with her meatloaf. She was assisted by husband Tim, daughter Leilani, Grace, Sue & Janice and our fantastic chop crew.

We served 209 meals in the Pavilion (including 32 keiki) plus 78 deliveries for a grand total of 287 meals. A great start to 2019!

Musicians for the night were Ms B & the Boys who provided lively music which got several guests up to dance.

A big MAHALO NUI LOA TO OUR SPONSOR FOR THE WEEK: DR. JOAN GRECO who provided staff for the serving line as well as financial backing. We do much appreciate all our sponsors, their staff & friends who volunteer as well as our regular volunteers who tirelessly give of their time to make this happen each and every week.
Mahalo to our Meal Sponsor of the week, Dr. Joan Greco and Staff
Happy 2019!! 

1st chop of the year, and we welcomed some new faces as well as returning volunteers! It is always a pleasure to see our volunteers having a great time chopping, prepping and laughing!!

I would like to thank all our volunteers, donors, sponsors, farmers and community members who helped make 2018 a great one!! We served over 15,500 meals in 51 weeks, (one week cancelled due to hurricane) Give yourselves a huge pat on the back! We are bringing community together, one meal at a time!!  

Come join us every Thursday, for we feed the body and soul!

Building Community, One Meal at a Time! 

Smiles, Sue

Sue dela Cruz
Community Meal Ministry Coordinator
As was announced previously, the paperbark trees on the grounds were determined to be a hazard and on Monday,, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this coming week the trees will be taken down. We know this is painful. Nobody likes to take trees down, but the safety of our campus is paramount. Thank you for your understanding.
Resolve to become more involved in the New Year!
Our Ministries offer many opportunities
Volunteer at our Thrift Store Ministry. So much good is done through this ministry and because of this ministry. Contact Nina Disbro at the Thrift Store or via the parish office. Help is needed for any day Monday through Saturday from 9 to 1 sorting and stocking and in the 'front of house' for all of our open hours:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm
and Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm.

Volunteer at the Community Meal Ministry  (Thursdays 4:30 - 6 PM). Join in helping to provide a hot sit-down meal and warm welcome. Thursdays, 4 - 6 PM. Contact Tim Bostock or Sue Dela Cruz ( Eat@StJamesHawaii.org ). Sponsor one of our weekly meals for $500. 10 AM - Chop and prep. 3:30 PM - Pack up meals to be delivered. 3:30 PM - Set up the Pavilion. 4:15 PM - Serve in the line. 4:30 PM - Come talk-story, giving guests the gift of friendship. 6 PM - clean up. 

Volunteer with our Youth Ministry . Our ministry to the youngest in our midst is growing by leaps and bounds. Become trained as a  Godly Play (Sunday School) teacher , volunteer at our Wednesday After School Tutoring, assist at one of our youth events. Contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Susan Acacio at 895-2086 or  Youth@StJamesHawaii.org

Serve in Worship . Acolytes, readers, servers at the altar, ushers/greeters are needed. Speak to any of our clergy. 

Share your musical talents.  Join the St. James' Choir. Share your gift as a soloist, your ability to play an instrument or dance hula. At St. Columba's speak to Rev. Linda; at the Beach Mass speak to Garrett Webb; and at St. James' speak to Everett Knowles or Rona Lee. Don't know who they are? Contact the Parish Office and we'll connect you to them. 
Do you like talking with people? Ever secretly wanted to be a reporter?
Email Donna or David + to talk about helping out with a new newsletter feature that we are considering !
Thrift Store Help Wanted
Our St. James' Thrift Shop is in need of help!

As we all know, everyone cleans up for the coming year, and things get donated to friends, family and Thrift Shops!

The Thrift Shop is being inundated with donations that needs to be checked, sorted, tagged, hung and stock.

If you have the time, please come and give a helping hand!

See Nina or contact the office if you can help!
This weekend we turn to the story of the Magi, who come from the east, following a star leading them to the child born in Bethlehem. Only Matthew tells us the story – – the Story of the epiphany. The feast of the epiphany is always on January 6. It follows the 12 days of Christmas. It launches a celebration of a whole new season, filled with stories about how people come to see who Jesus is.

Questions for Pondering. Perhaps use these at the dinner table with your family and friends.

One. how do you think Herod and the people of Jerusalem were frightened? How did his fear make him act? How do you act when afraid?

Two. Do you think it was easy for the wisemen to follow the star? Do you think they had any idea what they would find? What brought them joy? Have you ever been on a similar question?

Three. What gift would you bring the infant Jesus if you were traveling with the Wiseman?

** Graphic and reflection/questions from the book, “Drawn to the Gospels” by friend of our parish ‘ohana, the Rev. Jay Sidebotham. Used with permission.
Monthly Women's Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study meets next on Friday, January 4, 2019 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! If you can, please plan to stay and help decorate for the One Starry Night keiki program.

Noon Bible Study   at the Piltz's Home in Kanehoa subdivision. Bible study will resume on Wednesday, January 9, noon to 1:00 PM . We are grateful that Rev. Guy Plitz is willing and able to again lead our studies!

Scripture Readings for this Weekend

Presiding Bishop Curry's On-line Bible Study
Bishop's Bible Study

The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be with us in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi on March 22-24, 2019. Please mark your calendars particularly for Friday...

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Education for Ministry - EfM

Recruiting for the next program year has begun. New program participants can sign up now for the study year beginning in January. Does the thought: “What do I find TRUE with regard to my beliefs?” ever cross your mind? A primary goal of Education for Ministry (EfM) is to help participants personally discern that answer in a community of like-minded searchers. While the journey is not arduous, it is one of commitment; meeting weekly with a break for summer. Although it’s a four-year program of examination and study, you sign up one year at a time. Graduates come away with the tools necessary to articulate their understanding of their Christian beliefs.

At the same time, hopefully, they have been made aware of their personal call to minister in daily life and how to go forward and achieve it. Reflection is also a major part of the process and throughout the time in the group, it becomes second nature to consider secular questions and dilemmas from a Christian perspective. Working in a small intimate setting, we are respectfully inclusive; liberal and conservative, young and old, male and female, with varied liturgical preferences from more formal (high church) to more evangelical. In short,  we are a community of God’s people seeking to better understand our personal relationship with Him and His call to each of us.

The program is limited to a total of 12 participants. Following graduation this year, we have openings for as many as 9 new participants.

Have you ever considered EfM as a tool for personal growth? Contact a current member or graduate (see list below) for their “take” on the process, you might find you’re glad you did!

The EfM Program at St. James' is led by certified mentors Beth McKeen (864-3399) and John Sucke (885-4495).  Please contact one of them or David, our Rector, to find out more. Graduates include Edna Chun, Alex Kaaua, Jo Piltz, Amatra Barbara May, Cari Rufo, Jo Conley, and Dallas Gomes. Current participants are Donna Brown, Cameron Bailey and Aimee Love. For additional information about the program see the brief video HERE .
Wisdom Corner
"The shepherds and the Magi teach us that to meet Jesus it is necessary to be able to raise one's gaze to the heavens, not to be withdrawn in oneself, in one's egoism, but to have the heart and mind open to the horizon of God, who always surprises us, to be able to receive His messages and to answer with promptness and generosity."

~ Pope Francis


The most powerful words that we can use in all of human language are: “I forgive you.” When Jesus was nailed to the hard wood of the cross, in the throes of pain and suffering, he prayed to God: “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” Contrition can put us in right and holy relationship with God and others, and is a fresh beginning, a clean slate, and a new opportunity to use words to heal.

-Br. Jim Woodrum,  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

CLICK HERE to read the approved minutes from the December vestry meeting.

The next vestry meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 21 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. 
"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." 
Romans 15:7 
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.

Up-coming Parish Events at a Glance

Thrift Store Closed
December 24, 2018 to January 5, 2019, reopening on Tuesday January 8.


One Starry Night Children's Program
January 4, 5 to 7 PM

Epiphany - Feast of the Magi
Sunday, January 6

Thrift Store Reopening
Tuesday, January 8

Martin Luther King Day – Office Closed
Monday, January 21

Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 27, following the 9:00 am service at St. James'

President’s Day – Office Closed
Monday, February 18

Shrove Tuesday - Gary Washburn and the Honoka’a Dragon Jazz Band will be with us for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supperag again this year.
Tuesday, March 5, from 5 – 6:30 PM.

Ash Wednesday-
March 6 - Administration of Ashes, Services with Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes St. James’ 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm, St. Columba’s – Services with  Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes 5:00 pm.

Imposition of Ashes only: St. James’ from 7 am to 9 am, Marnie +; Kawaihae Harbor at 7:30 am following Kupuna/’Ohana paddling, David +; HPA Davis Chapel from 11:15 am to 12:10 pm, Marnie +; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua in the afternoon, Linda + will bring ashes to the residents and staff.

Lenten Study Programs
St. Columba’s – Tuesdays during Lent
St. James’ – Wednesdays during Lent

March 22-24 - The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be with us in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi.

Holy Week
April 14 – 21 – see Church Calendar for schedule of events

The Holy Spirit Short Course
will meet at St. James from 5:30-7:30 on 
Tuesday, April 30
Tuesday, May 7
Tuesday, May 14

For Full Parish Calendar,  CLICK HERE
Application deadline nears for 2019-2020 Young Adult...

On the web/En la web: Application deadline nears for 2019-2020 Young Adult Service Corps placements Se acerca la fecha límite para solicitar plazas en el Cuerpo de Servicio de Adultos Jóvenes 2019-2020

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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 Village 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
We Need a New Home!
Aloha! My upstairs neighbors need to find a new home for their two gorgeous, affectionate kitties. The grey fluffball is Oliver (a male)and the orange one is Darla (a female). A new (human) baby has arrived and will be crawling all over the house before we know it, and her mommy feels worried that baby will find her way into the kitty’s litter box and other dangerous adventures. Hence the need for a new home for the kitties. They are keeping the baby. Mahalo, Raina 

I f you have room in your home and your heart for a couple of new friends, please contact Raina Dale through the office or directly.
We need your help please - Recruiting Substitute/Guest Teachers for Waimea Middle School
Season’s Aloha! 
May we ask for your help please? Waimea Middle School urgently needs to “grow” our pool of Substitute/Guest Teachers. We share the current pool with several schools in the district and on some days – such as when we have an important professional development training or when illness strikes -- we have been unable to secure needed subs. 
Would you know someone who might be interested in this – perhaps either a retired or not-working certificated teacher, or, someone who just never thought about this but might have the time and inclination? 
Being a substitute/guest teacher for Waimea Middle School has its demands and benefits. 

  • Middle school adolescents are quirky but amazing and amusing…every day is a new discovery and you can be part of this important journey of learning. 
  • Getting to know middle schoolers can be challenging, but we have great kids and they and our Principal and staff will support you. 
  • Subs/Guest Teachers bring experiences and expertise that our children will benefit from. As you might know, some of our children come from difficult circumstances – an ill family member, divorce or family separation, or they are struggling academically because they read below their peers. We have high expectations and are committed to instilling learning of our IKAIR core values – ‘Ike, Kaizen, Accountability, Integrity and Respect.  Some students need non-judgmental adults to help them with their citizenship behavior and sense of confidence and self-worth. 
  • Just caring about kids thriving is invaluable. Yes, they need good instruction, guidance, discipline and high expectations. But one of the most important things they need is to know people care about them. 

  • You get to choose when you’re “available” – it’s not an every day requirement, though to be honest, if you’re good and like it, we can possibly keep you pretty busy! Also, we are moving to an electronic system, so we can set you up to receive texts for availability.
  • The pay is pretty good - $146-$172/day depending on the level of education and training you have. 
  • There is no “homework.” Teachers out for training, on leave or unable to work due to illness, prepare lessons to guide you through the day. 
  • You will be a hero in our school – most appreciated by fellow teachers and staff!  
Please help spread this “ask” to others…
Subs/Guest Teachers need a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.  Before hiring, interested individuals will have to be fingerprinted and undergo a background check.

Individuals with a Hawai’i teaching license, or teachers from elsewhere who have completed the 30-hour DOE State-Approved Teacher Education (SATE) program can be hired more quickly. (SATE helps provide training in classroom management. More info:  http://www.teaching-certification.com/teaching/hawaii-substitute-license.html )

If you know of someone who might be interested, please urge them to call to make an appointment to meet with our Principal Janice English. Call her direct (887-6090 Ext. 225) or Michelle Kauhi (Same number – Ext. 221). Then, ask them to please mail a letter of interest and CV or credentials to  Janice_English@wmpccs.org   and  Michelle_Kauhi@wmpccs.org

Questions? Feel free to call or email me. 
Mahalo – and thank you for thinking about this. 
A hui hou - and happy holidays! 

Patti Cook  (808-937-2833) 
Director of Community Development 
Waimea Middle School 
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From Conflict to Connection
January 19-20, 2019

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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