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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

January 25, 2023

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Service Participants:

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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

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


The Epiphany

HNC welcomes

Bishop Bob & Bea Fitzpatrick


The 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Church of the Holy Nativity

Holy Eucharist

January 28, 2024 at 10am


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 past Sunday, HNC Sunday School students and teachers assembled backpacks for the Backpack Program in conjunction with our Stewardship program, and a ministry of the

Diocese of Hawai'i.

HNS students and HNC Sunday School students helped Rev. Jenn bless them last week. The backpacks contain essentials like toiletries, snacks, and linens and are given to those being released from Halawa Correctional Center. The backpacks are given with compassion and kindness and are a tangible way to welcome those being released back into the community.

A volunteer is on hand every day at HCC to greet the released inmates, share Godʻs love with them, and give the gift of a backpack. If you are interested in becoming involved with this ministry, please contact Rev. Jenn ([email protected]).


For more info go to:

As our own Stephen Noerper said,

Yours is a special ministry -- inspires the children and will comfort those leaving prison with light and the suggestion of abundance and renewal.

The backpacks were collected for distribution by Rev. Kaleo Patterson and Brandon of St. Stephen's in Wahiawa.


Our Holy Nativity "Plant-Whisperers"

Have you noticed that the Holy Nativity grounds are looking a little bit better, week by week? You may not know it, but we have a whole set of very quiet, faithful care-givers for many of our plants and gardens around the campus. 

We want to say MAHALO to:

Ann McCrary, who has adopted the two large, potted bougainvillea at the church entrance on the main church lanai…

Kathy Otani, who faithfully waters the plants at the entryway to the church…

Deacon Bob Steele, whose Sunday morning spiritual practice includes raking the St. Francis Garden… 

The Altar Guild, whose members regularly tends to the plants and flowers contributed by family and friends to the columbarium…

The Skye LeGros family, the Gayna & Sergio Brunelli family, the Zitz family, Rev. Jenn and Rev. Libby, for planting all the donated local plants in the front garden, the pre-K lanai garden, and the mauka courtyard...


Holy Nativity School teachers Liz Cunningham and Shelly O'Brien who have been tending the garden behind the music room, and

Erin Zitz and Shelly O'Brien, who water the mauka courtyard gardens when their students are at PE. 

Mahalo to all!

P.S. We may have forgotten someone; if you know of another plant-whisperer in our midst,

let us know! 

It takes a village to make a garden, and we are blessed with many villagers!


February 14th is

Ash Wednesday

Lent is right around the corner (no, really), and the 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.



Day by Day Feb/March/April 2024

Here Now!


75th Anniversary T-Shirts

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

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

All sizes are available!

$15 (cash or check).


"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.


Adult Ed Series

The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan, a book study group, will meet for several weeks on Mondays at 12noon in Monteiro Chapel.

The series began on January 22nd. New people are welcome to join us next Monday 1/29; we will discuss the first three chapters. Bring your lunch or a snack.

Books are available for a cost of $10

(or whatever you are able to pay).


Save the Date

Sunday service & Annual Parish Meeting

Next week, February 4th at 9am.


On Sunday 1/21, our Sunday School youngsters blessed us with the lesson of the day:

Jesus said, come, and I will make you fishers of people .


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