An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

December 14, 2023

Did you find that some of the content is missing?  
Here's what to do: open the email, scroll to the bottom and click on
"View Entire Message."

Service Participants:

Click HERE to view the names and assignments for this Sunday and all the other Sundays of this month.




The Rev. Libby Berman

[email protected]

The Rev. Jennifer Latham

The Rev. Robert Steele

The Vestry

Sr. Warden: Bill Seeley

Jr. Warden: Austin Nakoa

Treasurer: Jean Steele

Clerk: Nina Livingston

Members at Large:

Rich Miller, Lila Johnson, Tusi Mayer, Kim Garner, Jack Tonaki, Ginnie Long, Carol Ching, Barbara Coles

Office Hours: M-Th 9-12

(808) 373-2131

In our parish, we pray for:

Agenhart E, Wayne O, Heather, John M, Todd T, Tom, Kate, Michael T, Lucille D, Lance, Ann C, Cynthia K, Joyce H, Sandee K, Doris, Kitten, Cynthia, Ann Y, Ed & Delia M, Olav, Dave K, Raj R, Renu R, Katy, Eric, Leandra, Ethel M, and Bishop Curry & his family.

AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.

Please contact the HNC office with any prayer requests

[email protected] 

We are posting a brief day by day meditation from Forward Movement. It's a great way to start your morning! Just click on the website icon above.
Holy Nativity Thrift Shop
(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays: 9am-12pm
Fridays: 9am-12pm
Saturdays: 9am-12pm

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage

For donations, please donate during store hours, and please do not leave items outside the gate after hours. Mahalo!

The Third Sunday of Advent

Holy Eucharist

December 17, 2023 at 9am


To join our Zoom service(s) online, Click HERE

Or Dial-in by phone at one of these numbers:

       +1 253 215 8782


Meeting ID: 537 938 292 (No Password)

Click HERE for Sunday Bulletin

Click HERE for FAMILY Sunday Bulletin


This past Sunday 12/10

We enjoyed a Soup Supper on the lanai after the 5pm service. It was festive, as well as delicious!

The Soresi family was "shakarific"

We had the soup supper trio!

Rev. Bob,

Dr. Cat & wife Anne!


Advent 4 & Christmas Eve


December 24th

Advent 4 -- Morning service 9:00 am

Christmas Eve -- Evening Service 5:00 pm


Last week to order Ponsettias!

Watch for the RED box (on Sunday) to purchase a poinsettia plant to grace the Nave OR call the office (808) 373-2131


A few words from our Treasurer

Jean Steele

The Pledge Drive for the coming year, 2024, has come to a preliminary end. However, something is

amiss. We have the lowest total amount pledged in seven years. Further, we have the fewest pledgers

since 2015 (that’s just over half the usual number).

It would seem that a few individuals or families may

have left their pledge cards on the hallway table or in the pocket of their other jacket or purse. If you

are one of these would-be pledgers, rest assured your card is still welcome! Please put it in the offering plate or send/bring it to the parish office. Mahalo

Stewardship committee: Stephen Noerper & Jean Steele



Lots going on THIS weekend!

Green Team Volunteers Needed!

This Saturday Dec. 16th at 8:30am, we will need volunteers to help prepare and plant native plants in the newly cleared planter.

Please bring work gloves, trowels, shovels & rakes (if you have them).


A Caroling Invitation!

Warm up those pipes, and join us for Christmas Caroling this Saturday, December 16th!

Meet up in front of the main gate at 6pm

light refreshment to follow

Come and make a joyful noise, all are welcome!


Dinner & the Theatre!

The theatre group will be attending My Fair Lady at Diamond Head Theatre

this Sunday,

December 17th at 4pm

Unfortunatly, this particular performace is sold out.

However, you don’t need to attend the show to join the group for dinner!

If interested, please contact Kathy Otani [email protected], and she will include you in a group email approximately a week in advance with all the details.



Our Sunday School is also collecting Christmas gifts for FIVE families in need this season through a

"Giving Tree."  

Please bring your gift and/or financial contribution by Sunday, Dec 17 at the latest. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tusi Mayer at [email protected]

Mahalo for helping!


Our Stewardship Project this year is to help our Sunday School children fill backpacks for those being released from Halawa Correctional Facility.

The items to purchase are listed in the online signup (

or you may sign up in person on Sunday after church with Chandi, or in the office M-Th 9a-12p.


The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
5286 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821