Rose Mary Thompson, Dorie & Agenhart, Frank Y., Ron M., Wayne, Heather, Erwin, John, Todd, Terry, Elaine, Tom, Sue, Kate, Sandee, Michael T., Cheryl T.K., Nancy Y., Warner Kimo, Betty, Susan K., Katy & Eric, and Sandy T.A.
AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.
Please contact the HNC office with any additional prayer requests
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.
The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church
I note that last week's Banyan Tree featured Rev. Jenn's reflections on General Convention. Here are mine in brief. I, too, hope we will have an opportunity to share more about General Convention with the Holy Nativity ohana in the near future.
Love wins! After decades of internal fights, the Episcopal Church gathered at its 80th General Convention was united in moving forward in love and justice, embracing our diversity as God's gift.
The Convention accomplished much more than I expected despite its condensed schedule. That was due to both excellent leadership at all levels and the aforementioned unity.
The torch of leadership was passed to a new generation who are more than ready to lead us into the future that will see the Church witness to God's healing and reconciling love in ways I cannot now imagine.
In a time when rancor, resentment and division seem to rule the land, we lived a reality of love, mutual respect and appreciation for all God's people.
We committed ourselves to serious work of racial healing, redemption and reparation. That has implications for us in this diocese that I hope we will be willing to explore.
The Convention voted to include an office and staff position for the Episcopal Church focusing on women and LGBTQ+ people as the Church has had offices focusing on racial and ethnic minorities in the Church as essential to the work of justice, equity and inclusion.
Feel free to be in touch with me if you would like to know more. I will next be at Holy Nativity on August 14th, and look forward to sharing more then.
Calling all Volunteers!
The Pantry has opportunities for volunteers to help provide food for local families in need.
e-commerce distribution source in Hawaii (weekly) to receive fresh, sustainable, and diverse food and other items featured.
We greatly appreciate those in our community who make helping families in need a possibility!
Below is the link to our online Volunteer Schedule.
Please enter your name (first name, last initial) to sign up for shifts.
Distribution days are Wednesdays & Fridays, and we have two shifts of either 9-12:30pm or 12-2:30pm.
Shifts will be about 3hrs long, but if you'd like to work in both the morning and afternoon, feel free to enter your name for both. We do have on-site parking available. Please be sure to wear close-toed shoes!
For three weeks in August our newsletter will be on a brief hiatus -- but starting August 25th weekly issues will return for regular publication every Thursday!
Thrift Shop Specials!
Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 9a-12p
Children's apparel still on sale!
four pieces for $1.00
Children's shoes $1.00 per pair.
Monday July 25th &
Tuesday the 26th
The Makai side of campus will be tented for termites. All rooms and offices will be closed -- reopening on Wednesday the 27th.
FYI, Rev. Libby will be working from home on those days.
Camp Mokuleia Kapuakukui Dinner Fundraiser - Saturday, September 3rd
For more info: https://www.episcopalhawaii.org/kapuakukui.html
Reverend Jenn off Campus
Rev. Jenn will be a camp chaplain at Camp Mokule'ia from July 17 - 22.
Following her service for the diocese, she will vacation with her family and is set to return on August 9.
We need volunteers for Coffee Time refreshments. (Mahalo to those of you who have signed up and assisted us already: Chandi Hinrichs & Sandra Braham, Vivian Tom, Olesya Noerper & Olga Miller, Ai Taylor, Tusi Mayer, Eva Eglinton, and Beverly Toomey!) Much of August is still open. The sign up sheet is outside the nave OR you can call the office to add your name to the list.