This past Sunday 1/30/2022, The Annual Parish Meeting was held.
New Vestry was elected/re-elected! Pictured (L to R) Nina Livingston, Jack Tonaki, Rich Miller, Rev. Libby, Kim Garner, Lila Johnson, Bill Seeley (Sr .Warden), Tusi Mayer, & Rev, Jenn. Behind: Jean Steele and Ginnie Long. Not pictured here is incoming Junior. Warden, Austin Nakoa.
Welcome one and all, and Good Luck in the coming year!
Much thanks, recognition, and Lei was given to those members & wardens who have stepped down: Jeff Taylor, Gretchen Yamaguchi, Ed Moore, Justin Donahue, and Rosemary Domecki.
Special recognition to Gretchen & Julia Yamaguchi for their tech support all year!
Stepping down from Vestry after six years of service is Ed Moore, pictured here with his wife Delia.
How could we ever have gotten through 2021 without the ALOHA GREETERS?
They have supported and managed the HNC office and so much more!
L to R -- Jean Steele, Alison Kittle, Kim Garner, Delia Moore, and Bill Seeley.
by Rev. Jennifer Latham
Outside my office door is a large crown flower shrub. A week ago I saw a few children inspecting it; they had noticed monarch butterfly caterpillars crawling along its branches and leaves and were excited to see them eating the leaves. The next day, I saw a chrysalis hanging from one of the window frames in the double doors to my office. Carefully opening the other door, I said a quick prayer for safety for this chrysalis and the creature that was transforming within it. “Please, God,” I prayed, “let this little one transform and develop into the unique creature you have designed.”
My daily observation of the chrysalis hanging on my door offers me a chance to slow down and consider this time of transformation for this tiny creature. I know that soon, God-willing, a butterfly will start to emerge. It will eventually fly away and go on to pollinate and help fruit develop. The time of transformation when it is a chrysalis, however, can feel full of risks. There are many things that could go wrong: predators, wind, rain, and other dangers. And yet, the caterpillars always trust that making the chrysalis is the thing to do, despite the risks.
Here at Holy Nativity we are in a time of transformation, too. We may feel uncertain during times of transformation because things are changing, new things are being formed. At our Annual Meeting we talked about the past year and planned for the upcoming one and shared hopes and dreams for the future, for our 75th anniversary, for our worship, school, thrift shop, and community center. There is great potential for us during this time. We are loved so well and deeply by God, our Father, who asks us to trust and have faith. Jesus teaches us to live without fear because we always have the Holy Spirit to guides us. My prayer at this time is similar to the one I said for the caterpillar, “Please, God, let us transform and develop into the unique community you invite us to be.”
Sunday School is back...
LIVE on the Church Lanai at 9am on Sundays, starting:
THIS SUNDAY February 6th!
Children 3.5 yrs and above
Open air Lanai
Masks worn by children and teachers
Sanitation procedures in place
Bible Stories and related crafts!
Good fun for the Keiki!
We are very grateful to Tusi Mayer and Chandi Hinrichs for this regular offering of teaching and time. Please contact HNC office if you have questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org OR (808) 373-2131
Taco Night & Talk Story...
will take place Saturday evening, February 19, 2022.
Join us as we share ideas about how to make our 75th anniversary fantastic!
Watch this space for start time and more information.
We've finished up with our adult formation discussion of the book Saving Us
by Katharine Hayhoe.
Please let Rev. Jenn know if you would still like to read the book and she will be sure to make one available.
ALSO, The recordings of our three speakers can be found here: