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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

February 8, 2024

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The Rev. Libby Berman

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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, Kurt & Paulina, Linda A, Sue S, Larry K, and Valerie.

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 Last (6th) Sunday


the Epiphany

Family Sunday

Holy Eucharist

February 11, 2024 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


Out-going Senior Waden, Bill Seeley handed off "the keys" to the

in-coming Senior Warden, Tusi Mayer.

The Annual Parish Meeting was held last Sunday 2/4

Our treasurer for the last six years, Jean Steele is stepping down, but will continue to act as "Treasurer Emerita."

Mahalo Nui Loa to all who have served and to those who continue to serve. We are blessed by your commitment.


We welcome Ministry Intern

Bill Heran and his husband, Gabe Lau,


Holy Natvity.

We welcome Bill Heran as a ministry intern this year. 

Bill is a therapist who specializes in addiction treatment. A former Jesuit, Bill currently is pursuing a call to ordination in the Episcopal Church. Bishop Bob FItzpatrick felt we would be a good match for Bill; we are delighted to have his help in pastoral care, preaching and teaching, as he learns from us, this year, as well. 

Bill and his husband, Gabe Lau, have lived and worked in Hawai'i on-and-off for the last twenty years; they currently are relocating from Philadelphia. Gabe is a nuclear engineer and is eager to be a part of our Holy Nativity community, as well. 

Welcome, Bill & Gabe! 


Lion Dancing in the Court Yard,

Feb 5th

Holy Natvity School welcomed the Year of the Dragon in classic style. As the children lined up, the school was blessed, and many red envelopes fed two hungry Lions!


Camp Mokule'ia

Rev. Jenn attended the annual clergy retreat at Camp Mokuleia last week along with many clergy from the diocese and Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick (Pictured on the far right, with red runners!) .

It was a great time to make connections and find renewal in a special place.


Who will wear the Golden Halo?

by Lila Johnson


If this intrigues you, you might wish to join in with a growing number of Holy Nativity folks who participate annually in Lent Madness. Developed and nurtured by two Episcopal priests on the mainland, the Rev. Tim Schenck and the Rev. Scott Gunn, Lent Madness is a fun, engaging way to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints.


This online activity began in 2010 and is a unique Lenten devotion which is not unlike a sports tournament with elimination brackets.


Right after Ash Wednesday, 32 saints are proposed to vie for the Golden Halo. Biographical information is provided first, and we are invited to continually select one saint from a pair in single elimination brackets over several rounds.

It really gets more interesting with each subsequent round!

is the link to the Lent Madness XV.


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This week

Family Sunday 2/11

Mardi Gras

Pancake Brunch & Potluck!

Bring a Pot Luck item to share

After service we will enjoy a yummy lunch and fellowship.


February 14th is

Ash Wednesday 6PM

Lent Devotionals are in the office and available for pick up. Office open M-Th 9a-12p

The Ash Wednesday service will be at 6pm in the nave.


Special Event & Outing!

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 South Beretania Street

Our Holy Nativity community is invited to go together to see the "Forward Together" exhibition:

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024 / 2:00pm (Free)

This exhibition celebrates the museum’s important acquisition of prints from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection, which vastly increases HoMA’s representation of art by women and artists of color.

We will get a tour from Rev. Bob and Jean Steele -- please arrive by 2pm, gallery 13.

NOTE: Free parking can be found across the street, behind the art school, or street parking.


Happy Year of the Dragon!

Represented by the only mythical, and the most powerful creature of the 12-animal Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dragon is considered special.

As the luckiest and most auspicious of the 12 animals, the dragon is thought to signify unprecedented opportunities.

In a dragon year, people are said to be able to harness the creature’s intelligence, leadership and abilities to pursue their dreams with creativity, passion, courage and confidence.

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