An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

December 7, 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, and Leandra.

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 Second Sunday of Advent

Holy Eucharist

Family Sunday

December 10, 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 Sunday 12/10 is

Family Sunday!

It is also Honolulu Marathon Sunday, which means we will have our Sunday service at 5:00pm, followed by our traditional soup supper, Yumm!


Advent 4 & Christmas Eve


December 24th

Advent 4 -- Morning service 9:00 am

Christmas Eve -- Evening Service 5:00 pm


A Caroling Invitation!

Warm up those pipes, and join us for Christmas Caroling on 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!


Green Team Volunteers Needed!

The planter by the HNC office has been cleared!

On 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)!

The beautification of our campus continues!


Dinner & the Theatre!

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

on Sunday,

December 17th at 4pm

After the show, the group will be getting together at a restaurant (yet to be determined.)

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.

Note: Dinner is always after the show and the time is determined by the length of the show. 


What is it?!

Last week, we asked this question;

did you figure out the answer?

It is the new lighting fixture(s) in the foyer, outside the HNC office!

Thank you to Bill Seeley & Rafael Lopez for the installation, and lighting our way!


click on poster to enlarge image.


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.


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!


Advent Materials are here!

Calendars and Advent Devotional booklets are available in the office -- come get yours!


The Poinsettia Drive has started.

Watch for the RED box (on Sunday) to purchase a poinsettia plant to grace the Nave.


Thrift Shop News!


Starting now and running until Dec. 20th, everything in the store will be 50% OFF!

All articles of clothing will be $1.00!

Thrift shop will be closing after December 20th and reopening January 17th 2024.

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