An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

January 18, 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, Kurt & Paulina, Linda A, Sue S, Larry K, Valerie, and Catherine N.

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

Thrift Shop Has


Wednesday January 17th, 2024!

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


The Epiphany

Holy Eucharist

January 21, 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


Mahalo and

A Hui Hou,

Craig Briggs!

We are so grateful to our parish visitor and talented wood-worker Craig Briggs for his wonderful

contributions to the parish this past fall. Craig (who has an additional identity as Rev. Jenn Latham’s dad) was visiting his extended family this fall and joined us weekly in our worship and aloha hour.

Finding we needed some help with wood-working, Craig jumped right in. He refinished the outdoor cabinets that long-time parishioner and choir director Bob Nelson fashioned for us many years ago. He installed wheels on one and replaced the footings on the other, so they can continue to be helpful to us on Sunday mornings for a variety of purposes.

In the nave, Craig installed wooden railings (see below) that will assist anyone in chancel area in making their way up and down our carpeted steps. Finally, Craig made improvements in the Thrift Store, to help them spruce up the shop to be ready for its new year opening on Jan 17th.

After his fall visit through Christmastime, Craig recently returned to his home in North Carolina.

We are so pleased to have gotten to know him and really hope he comes back to visit Rev.

Jenn and our Holy Nativity ohana again very soon!

Aloha, Craig!


Adult Ed Series

"The Lemon Tree" by Sandy Tolan book study group will meet for several weeks on Mondays at 12noon,

Beginning on Monday,

January 22nd.

Please join us in Monteiro Chapel; bring your lunch or a snack.

Let Athena know if you need a copy of the book; no need to do any reading ahead of the first


Everyone is welcome!

Books are available in the office for a cost of $10

(or whatever you are able to pay).


Our senior staff at Camp Mokulei’a (on the North Shore) came to campus and joined forces with Rev. Libby and Rev. Jenn to bring joy, songs, and an inspiring Epiphany-themed homily to our All-School Chapel last week.

The next ASC is Thursday, February 1st at 8:00am. Join us!

 Click here to learn more about the great programs offered by Camp Mokuleia.


Thrift Shop has RE- Opened!

This Wednesday 1/17 Thrift Shop had its post Holidays reopening. The shop looks great and welcomed an enthusiastic crowd!

Come on by to see the new "open" configuration of the layout and enjoy the attractive displays and many new and vintage items!

Great job to manager Alyssa Wooten and ALL the fantastic volunteers, who have made HNTS a thriving ministry!


Giving Statements

(end of year, for tax purposes)

If you are a regular attendee of Sunday service, you may pick up your statement (after the service) for the next two weeks.

Otherwise, uncollected statements will be mailed.



Bishop Bob (and Bea) Fitzpatrick to join us for our formal 75th Anniversary Celebration

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick and his wife, Bea, will visit Holy Nativity on

Sunday January 28th. Our service time on that day will be at 10am.

The bishop will confirm several young people and formally receive one adult into the Episcopal Church and join us in celebrating the actual date of our founding. The morning will conclude with a festive luncheon after the service.

Please join us!


75th Anniversary T-Shirts

If you haven't gotten yours, come by the HNC office

M-Th 9a-12p.

All sizes are available!

$15 (cash or check).

We invite parishioners to wear their T-Shirts on Sunday the 28th, for Bishop Bob's visit --

let's create our own ocean of blue!


"Forward Together: African American Prints" from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection

JAN 18, 2024 – SEPT 14, 2024 • GALLERY 26

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.

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

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024.

Stay tuned to this space for more details.


Save the Date

The Annual Parish Meeting will be on Sunday February 4th.


Registration is OPEN for Camp Mokule'ia.

Scholarships are available!

To get more information and/or register go to:

To view a 90 second promotional video click below:


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