An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

September 21, 2023

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Service Participants:

The Rev. Libby Berman
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, Sheri G, Raj R. & Renu R, Eric & Kathy M, Dieter H, Juditha M, Brown, and Arthur

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 Seventeenth Sunday

after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist

September 24, 2023 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


Season of Creation Work Day

by Rev. Jenn

Here at Holy Nativity we have been celebrating the Season of Creation in several ways. First, in our liturgy we are praying a version of the Prayers of the People written with care for Godʻs creation in mind.

In our celebrations and worship at Holy Nativity School we have been learning the stories of creation from our Bible and talking about how important it is to mālama ʻāina (care for and protect the land that cares for and protects us).

Last Saturday, with others from the diocese, we gathered to work at a farm in Waialua – Nā Mea Kūpono Learning Center. Kuʻuipo, the farmer, shared stories and taught us about what she does to live in harmony with the land, including farming kalo and other crops using all natural inputs. She showed us how to work in one of her loʻi, weeding and trimming the grasses that were encroaching on the kalo.

Working all together, we made good progress (as you can see from the photos). Being in the loʻi, so close to the ecosystem that helps these important crops to grow, was inspiring for us all. Each part of the system is important, from the mud to the fish to the kalo to the farmer. Many of us decided we would welcome another chance to work with Kumu Kuʻuipo.

If you are interested in the work being done at Nā Mea Kūpono Learning Center, please check out the video HERE and look for an opportunity to join another workday in the future.



Another Work Day Opportunity!

for more information email: [email protected]



For more information and to register:


Join us on Saturday, 30 Sept, 2023 for a film screening and discussion of The Letter,

a documentary about people working to care for Creation on the front lines of the entwined crises of the climate, biodiversity, and a place to call home.

See more about this film at

Register at our Facebook event page:

For inquiries, email [email protected]



The Autumn Equinox is Saturday Sept 23rd.


Soccer is Back!

Keiki soccer returns Tuesdays and Thursdays,

October 3-November 2, from 5-6pm in

Osco Field.

This Holy Nativity Church offering is free for the community.

To register, please send your name, contact and keiki name(s) to coach Steve at [email protected] 


Sign up in the HNC office.



For Tickets:


Diocesan Convention 55


Friday, October 20, 2023

This event is open to ALL!

For more information and/or to register go to:



Thrift Shop Fall Festival is


November 4th


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