An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

December 21, 2023

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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 Kurt & Paulina

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

CLOSED for WINTER BREAK until Wednesday, Jan. 17th

Normal business hours:

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 Fourth Sunday of Advent


Christmas Eve

Holy Eucharist

December 24, 2023 at 9am


December 24, 2023 at 5pm


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 Advent 4 Bulletin

Click HERE for Christmas Eve Bulletin

Click HERE for FAMILY Sunday Bulletin


All School Chapel on 12/15...

was standing room only, as students, teachers, staff, and ohana gathered for the annual Advent service. Students in each class worked with music teacher Lisa Fong and Rev. Jenn throughout the fall to prepare an Advent-themed piece to share. The third-grade class ("3G") read the accompanying prayers and lessons. Students went back to their classes after the service to celebrate the beginning of their vacation time.

Have a great Holiday break, kids!

(School resumes on Monday, January 8.)


Making a Joyful Noise!

On Saturday night 12/16, HNC Carolers were out in force, and afterward enjoyed food and fellowship.

Mahalo to Chandi Hinrichs for organizing the event and packaging up the "sweet invitations" to our Christmas Eve service that were given to those driving by. Mahalo to our choir for leading the singing and to Skye LeGros, our Property Manager, for stringing the lights!


Planter Palooza on Saturday 12/16!

The Green Team had a lot of fun beautifying the planter by our main gate.

This work completes the first piece of the campus landscaping plan associated with our 75th anniversary.

The team, guided by landscape architect and HNS parent Ganya Burnelli, used native Hawai'ian plant in the space.

Mahalo to the Brunelli, LeGros and Zitz families for joining us!


Rev. Jenn and Rev. Libby will be on vacation during Christmas week. They both are in town spending time with their families. They are available in case of pastoral emergency.


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.


Merry Christmas to all!

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