Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends, Pastor Gae is at Diocesan Convention. Coffee chat will return next week!

Quiet Morning ~ Soul Collage by Maggie Lea ~ A Photo Gallery

Our second Quiet Morning last Saturday was an introduction to Soul Collage with Maggie Lea, licensed Educational & Clinical Psychologist, artist and SoulCollage® practitioner. Maggie shared how Soul Collage has assisted her in the journey of self-discovery. We learned how to create our own “deck of cards” — each collage card representing one aspect of our personality or our Soul. Below are some of the featured collage cards created by our new friends.   

Quiet Mornings at Christ Memorial are 3-hour mini-spiritual retreats. They begin at 9:00 am with a Taize-style prayer service, followed by an instruction and practice, and we end with a healthy lunch. There is time built into the morning for meditation, journaling or labyrinth walks.

Our next quiet morning is on Saturday, November 30. Pastor Gae and Pastor Phyllis Meighen will lead this retreat - My Soul Cries Out! -  as we begin the Season of Advent, a time to hope, dream, imagine and expect new beginnings within ourselves and our world. We’ll be using as our guide for this year’s Advent Retreat the joy filled folk tune, The Canticle of the Turning . Begin this year’s Advent with time to meditate on the lyrics, pray, hear from scripture, and maybe create a poem, a song, a collage or a drawing of your own. Pastor Gae is a certified Spiritual Director in the Jungian tradition and a priest at Christ Memorial. Pastor Phyllis is a UCC minister and Interim Pastor at Lihue Christian. She is also the Director of Resource for Christian Spirituality, an ecumenical outreach ministry at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. Please make a reservation by emailing Pastor Gae at
Bishop’s Committee Update

Our Bishop’s Committee met last Sunday. The following are the key issues that were discussed:

  • Tom Blankely has volunteered to be our Treasurer! Tom has a long history with Christ Memorial. Many years ago he was on the Bishop’s Committee and also served as Treasurer. He brings to the committee a business background. He is married to Leona, a teacher in our Keiki Sunday School program. We are grateful for his presence. 

  • Church financials remain the same as last month. Pledge and plate income is below budget but our rentals and Thrift Shop income are above.
  • Parking Lot: The problem of the parking lot during rainy times was discussed. The committee is researching costs to pave or rock.

  • Banner Signage: A policy was approved to not allow any banners to be placed on the fence or the trees unless they are our own banners.

  • Restoration of Parish Hall: Maggie Lea is beginning to gather costs to renovate the interior of the Parish Hall (on schedule for 2020. She outlined the renovation — painting; ceiling fans; cabinets for chairs, tables and other storage; new toilets in bathrooms; and floor refinishing. 
Worth Watching: Six Wives of Henry VIII
This 4-part docu-drama series is available on Prime Video. It gives a great introduction to the English monarchy under Henry VIII and the reality of life for women of royalty.

It also gives the shadow side to the founding of the institution of the Church of England, the mother church of the Anglican communion. Fortunately, darkness can never overcome the light!
Update: Christ Memorial Prayer Chapel
For the past few months, we have been creating a small prayer chapel through the doorway to the right of the sanctuary. We are grateful for the gifts already given ~ the beautiful koa table, remodeling the space, the lovely picture of Queen Lili`uokalani and a wall cross in the making. This space will be used for anointing prayer, votive prayer intentions, and prayer stations beginning in Advent. We are still in need of a prie-dieu, a small prayer kneeler. The one we would like to order is $500. If you would like to donate to the Chapel fund for the prie-dieu, please note it on your check. Mahalo!
All Hallows’ Eve ~ All Saints Day (All Hallows’) ~ All Souls’ Day

Established in the 8th century, this Triduum is a three-day religious observance, in which we remember with praise and thanksgiving the departed — not just the martyrs and saints, but all the departed. Church tradition allows us to move the Feast of All Saints’ to the following Sunday. 

Friday, November 1
10:00 am service
Includes the reading of names
  If you wish to have a loved one’s name read at the service, Please email us at

Sunday, November 3
8:00 & 9:30 am services

All Saints’ Day is a wonderful day to celebrate Holy Baptism. If you would like to be baptized or have your child baptized, email Pastor Gae at .

We will all renew our baptismal vows at this service.

KEIKI - Fall Sunday School 
Every Sunday, 8:00 – 9:00 am
Meets in the Church Office

We welcome new students, as well as volunteers and parents to assist in our Sunday School program. For more information, contact Keana Oliveira or Leona Blankley at .
Bible Study
Every Wednesday 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Meets in Church Office

For more information, see Pastor Gae or email her at
Men’s Fellowship
Every Monday at 10:00am
Meets at Kilauea Bakery and Pizza

For more information, see Patrick O’Connell at worship or email him at
Centering Prayer and Meditation
Sunday, November 3, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Meets in the Christ Memorial Sanctuary
Our Centering Prayer group is open to all faiths and to anyone who is seeking a deeper meaning to their spiritual life along the Contemplative Path. We meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. 

Each session, Pastor Gae gives meditation instruction followed by a bit of music and sacred reading, time to sit in silence, and time for observations and questions. Cushions for the pews are provided.

Volunteers Needed

Little churches like Christ Memorial depend on every member serving in some capacity. We welcome our seasonal residents to serve too. Below are some of our current needs. Please note that most of these do not require commitment every week. Volunteers are on a schedule depending on time availability. There will be sign up sheets on the Walkway this Sunday or email Pastor Gae if you are interested in learning more at .

Sunday Morning Hospitality                                                  
~Take down after 9:30 am service
~Altar Guild assistance after 8:00 am service
~Altar Guild clean up after 9:30 am service

  Finance & Office
~Clerk for Bishop’s Committee meetings
~Counters following 9:30 am service
~Christmas mailing preparation (we will do this in a few weeks as a team!)

~Labyrinth care (need a small lawn mower)
~Foster care of a gravesite
Children’s Ministry
~Assistant teacher 8:00 am service

Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
~Merchandising, greeting customers
~Sunday fellowship: one hour merchandising 11:00am-12:00pm
~Work at home: puzzles, games, fabric, price tags, and more

Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop News

Halloween is just around the corner, and Thanksgiving shortly follows. All of our fall holiday merchandise is on full display, so shop early for the best selection.
Thrift Shop Hours for Shopping and Donations

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday: closed (fellowship 11am - 12pm)
Monday: closed

Special Ministry of Christ Memorial ~ Open for Prayer
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Feeling a little overwhelmed with life? Just drop in to Christ Memorial for a little peace and quiet.

One important ministry of Christ Memorial is the opening of our church doors, Monday through Friday, during the day. It’s amazing the number of people who drop in to pray, meditate, or just to seek a few minutes of quiet. Unfortunately fear has crept into many churches. Pastor Gae believes our country would be very different if all churches kept their doors unlocked.

Our Sunday prayer list includes those whom our visitors have asked us to pray.

Live off island? If you have a prayer intention or would like to pray for those on our prayer list, email Pastor Gae at .


Ways to Support Christ Memorial
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your financial support and generosity allow us to create and enhance the beautiful environment and worship that you and your family enjoy on a weekly basis.


 Thank you to all of you who still like to write checks. Make checks payable to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. 

Mailing address:
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 293
Kilauea, HI 96754

Through the decades, many have given stock to Christ Memorial, enabling us to be a consistent presence in Kilauea. For more information on contributing stock, contact Scott Oliver at

Sharing our Property for Support and Recovery Groups
Christ Memorial wants to be known in the community as a healing place for the body, mind and spirit. We are seeking support and recovery groups to meet on the property, either in the Parish Hall or the Office. If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact us.

If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact Pastor Gae.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups meet at Christ Memorial Parish Hall every week on these days and times:

  • Tuesday at 10:00 am
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 pm
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Newsletter Mission: Our weekly newsletter was launched this year to inform our island community, as well as connect with our broader community of old and new friends, near and far. Whether you live on Kaua'i, visit seasonally or joined Christ Memorial for the first time during vacation, we welcome you into our global family. We endeavor to include inspiration, new ideas, practical advice and updates on news and events of Christ Memorial. Let us know how we can serve you best in 2019 by replying to this newsletter or emailing us at

Have you met Pastor Gae? Pastor Gae wants to get to know you all – phone chats, home visits, morning coffees, afternoon teas or walks on the beach. Near or far, reach out to meet or share your thoughts at or (623) 208-9436.
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
Mailing: PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
Phone: (808) 482-4824