The Reverend Jennifer Briggs Latham, "Jenn," originally from New Hampshire where she was raised on an organic farm, feels blessed to be joining the Holy Nativity team as curate this October. She graduated from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in May of 2020 and was ordained in July of 2020 in the Diocese of Iowa. Since moving to Hawai'i two years ago with her husband, Mike, and children, Miles and Anya, she has served part-time on the ministry team at St. Matthew's Waimanalo. At the end of August 2021 she will complete a year-long clinical pastoral education residency as a chaplain for Pacific Health Ministry at Queen's Medical Center.
Jenn has served on the diocesan task force for Creation Care in both Iowa and looks forward to continuing that ministry in Hawai'i on the task force for Environmental Justice and Creation Care.
In her free time, Jenn loves to hike, run, and spend time with family and friends. She is looking forward to becoming part of the Holy Nativity family. (Jenn, we so look forward to welcoming you this fall!)
Holy Nativity Summer School Director Kim Hoi is pictured here with Kupuna Watch volunteers Bob Steele and Bill Seeley, who spend several mornings each week In June and July welcoming kids and checking them in. Kupuna Watch sports their new HNS T-shirts here; they are eager to return to their regular morning duties on August 10!
THRIFT STORE CELEBRATES BIRTHDAYS
Our Thrift Store volunteers and staff support and care for each other, as well as their customers! Pictured below is a celebration in the shop of long-time volunteer Miyo's 94th birthday. Happy Birthday, Miyo! Last week, volunteers and staff gathered at the home of Ginnie (and John) Long, to have a party to celebrate summertime, as well. We are so blessed to have these friends among us at Holy Nativity!
PRAY FOR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND TEACHERS ON THEIR RETURN TO SCHOOL
First Day of School - August 10
SAVE THE DATE:
Longtime HNC member Tusi Mayer will be helping create our celebration this fall:
White Sunday is a holiday in Samoa and Tonga that was created by the London Missionary Society (now the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa - CCCS) in 1898. On the second Sunday in October, parents and church communities acknowledge and celebrate the importance of children. The White Sunday church service features special programs by the children, all dressed in white, that include scriptural readings, biblical plays, poetry, and musical performances. Children also receive gifts and are served by their parents at the special Sunday meal called the to’ona’i.
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