Volume 1, Issue 26
July 28, 2016
In This Issue
FiF Dodgeball
July Heavenly Hike
Sunday School
'Aha Mele Concert
Youth Happenings
Hale Ho'omalu Collection
Kiss Concert
Thursdays at 2
In Brief
This Sunday
Readings for July 31
Proper 13(C)

Joe Adorno (EM)
Judy Saronitman (U)
Nora Takenouchi  (AG)

Mary Margaret Smith  (EM)
Mario Antonio (U)
Bara Sargent (U)
Vic Puna, Jr. (R)
CeCe Caldwell (R)
Daileen and Reis  (A)
Jan Hashizume  (AG)
Mabel Antonio (OSL)
Harold Nelson (OSL)
Upcoming Dates
Every Wednesday
McMaster Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
6:00PM -  Church

Every Thursday
Choir Practice
6:00PM - Choir Room

Thursday, July 28
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, July 30
Kauai Island Singers Showcase Concert (KISS)

Sunday, July 31
Heavenly Hike
11:30AM - Depart Church
Anapalau Point

Wednesday, August 3
Laundry Love (Team C)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Saturday, August 6
Sunday School Teacher  Orientation and Training 
8:00AM - 1:00PM
Memorial Hall

Sunday, August 7
Sunday School Resumes
Memorial Hall

Thursday, August 11
Daughters of the King
Memorial Hall

Saturday, August 13
Saturday Market 
and Swap Meet
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Church Campus

Wednesday, August 17
Laundry Love (Team A)
5:30 - 8:30PM
Kapaa Laundromat

Thursday, August 18
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Memorial Hall

Tuesday, August 23
Vestry Meeting
6:00PM - Eucharist
6:30PM - Meeting

September 3-5
'Ohana Retreat
Camp Sloggett
Quick Links
Social Media
Get the All Saints' Epistle
Fun in Fellowship All Saints' Style

The 11th edition of FiF Dodgeball at All Saints' was a huge success! The tournament hosted more than 160 players from all around Kauai , the state, and even the mainland. The youngest participant was 6 years old and the youngest-at-heart participant was 54 years old.

This year's tournament featured three divisions (Keiki, Youth, and Masters) and six brackets (U8, U10, U13, U17, Masters Coed, and Master Kane).

The Evers Family participated in the tournament 10 years ago during a family trip to Kauai to celebrate the 20th wedding anniversary of their parents, Mary and Paul. Returning from Oregon and Washington this year, the Evers celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Kauai. "The Whole Damn Fam" (their team name) played in the Masters Coed bracket and finished in 3rd place. 

"This is just so much fun," Paul Evers said. "It's good the church does something fun like this for the community. I hope they continue to have the tournament because we're coming back in 10 years."

A special MAHALO to all the volunteers and especially the Dodgeball Committee:  CeCe Caldwell,  Chris Kostka,  Courtney Kostka,  Dustin Moises,  Jim Hastings,  Keoni Kelekoma,  Ryan Newman,  Mary Margaret Smith, and  Mason Tabura. 


Anapalau Point

July's Heavenly Hike, this Sunday, July 31st, will take the group past Donkey Beach and onto the cane haul roads between Kealia and Anahola. The group will have an opportunity to explore the remote and pristine beaches of Kauai's Eastside. Bring a swimsuit because at the turn-around point we will have a chance to take a swim in Anapalau Bay.

All are welcome! Those interested in joining the hike can meet after the second service at 11:45AM in the Church parking lot to carpool or can meet the group at the Donkey Beach Parking Lot at noon. However, parking is very limited, so we are encouraging the group to carpool.

Be sure to bring water, hat, a light lunch or snack,  and swim wear.
Bringing Faith to the Future of the Church 

Do you believe that the keiki are the future of the Church?
If so, then you understand that we are called by God to support, nurture, and empower their future in the Church! This is a responsibility that needs to be shared by the whole congregation, not just by a few individuals and not just by the parents/guardians of our current keiki. We must renew and strengthen our commitments of time, talent, and resources to support our Sunday School and Youth Ministries at All Saints'.  Starting in August, All Saints' will implement a dedicated Sunday School curriculum, Weaving God's Promises. 

VOLUNTEERS:   We are looking to develop a minimum of four teams each comprised of four adult facilitators to assist with Sunday School. The teams will serve only once a month as Sunday School facilitators. Volunteers will be asked to arrive at 9:15AM. Sunday School begins at 9:30AM and concludes just before the congregation exchanges the peace. Volunteers and Sunday School students join the congregation for the celebration of Holy Eucharist.

Teaching experience is not needed! A Christian Education background is not required. We are seeking caring, loving, and passionate people who want to offer to our keiki a great Sunday School experience. We need a minimum of 16 volunteers who are committed to this vision.

CURRICULUM: Sunday School facilitators will not be tasked with the burden of curriculum development. Each lesson is well organized and provides a variety of activities for both younger and older elementary age Sunday School students. The curriculum will be available on the All Saints' website well in advance and volunteers will be asked to read through the materials prior to Sunday morning.

TRAINING:   We will offer a training workshop on Saturday, August 6, 8:00AM - 1:00PM in Memorial Hall. We are asking all Sunday School volunteers to be present. During the workshop we will: (1) Finalize the Sunday School teams, (2) Discuss basic techniques of classroom management, (3) Develop general standards for facilitators, (4) Orientate facilitators to the curriculum materials; and, (5) Provide Safeguarding God's Children Training.

Please consider the opportunity to volunteer once a month as a Sunday School teacher at All Saints'. Mahalo!

Sweet Sounds 

The latest installment of the 'Aha Mele Concert Series early this month featured two amazing and talented groups: Sandy and Doug McMaster and Michael Odo & McKenna Pascua.

The McMasters shared with the audience the rich history and sound of Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele. Michael and McKenna offered updated and upbeat renditions of many timeless classics from a variety of genres.  This was the first time the 'Aha Mele was held outside the Church.

The 'Aha Mele Concert Series was established in 2014 to raise awareness and support for the reconstruction of Kauai's only pipe organ at All Saints'.  The concerts feature local and special guest musicians who have agreed to dedicate their time and talent towards this effort. Mahalo to the McMasters, Michael Odo, and McKenna Pascua for their generous gifts of time and talent.

To watch two full songs from the concert, please click on each image above for the video content.
Making Connections Through Service and Fellowship

Earlier this month, the All Saints' Ke Akua Youth Group connected with the youth group from St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Los Angeles). The St. Mary's Youth Group was on a week-long service and cultural trip to Kauai and were led and hosted by Carolyn and Ron Morinishi.

On Friday, July 15th, both youth groups pitched in to help Marge Akana clean and organize her house in Kalihiwai. After the day of service, the youth gathered at Kalihiwai Beach for a barbecue.

On Saturday, July 16th, both youth groups boarded kayaks and headed up the Wailua River to Secret Falls. The evening concluded with the St. Mary's Youth Group taking a trip to Kauai's Westside for a Bon Dance.

On Sunday, July 17th, the youth of St. Mary's attended All Saints' 9:30AM service. Following the service, the St. Mary's Youth assisted with the FiF Dodgeball setup and took advantage of the opportunity to play a few games of dodgeball.

" Thank you so much for the wonderful experiences with your awesome youth group," said Carolyn Morinishi. 

"Both youth groups were amazing," said Father Ryan. "It was a great opportunity to connect the two groups through service and fellowship."
school supplies School Supplies Needed

This month's special collection for Hale Ho'omalu, a family service center located 1/2 block away from All Saints', is school supplies (i.e. Ruled Composition tablet, Pencils, Glue, Crayons, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Colored Markers and Scissors). 

Every Sunday, all gift-in-kind donations can be left in the red wagon at the Church's entrance. Hale Ho'omalu also needs and appreciates monetary donations as well as gift-in-kind items.

Abundant Table

The Episcopal Church recently launched a weekly video series, "Thursdays at 2" that  previews innovative ministries in  The Episcopal Church. Click on image above to view the video.

Here is this week's installment: "Jericho Road."  Jericho Road is a neighborhood-based nonprofit homebuilder that provides families with healthy and energy-efficient affordable housing opportunities. We partner with neighborhood residents, organizations and businesses to create and maintain a stable and thriving community.

By using a humble and cautious approach and listening to the voice and feedback of the community it serves, Jericho Road relies on the production of high-quality low-cost housing to begin the revitalization of a neighborhood that has been struggling to thrive for decades. In our construction we emphasize traditional architecture design, green building practices, universal design principals. With the focus not only on bringing underutilized land back into commerce, but also on supporting activities and initiatives that develop families and communities, Jericho Road prioritizes neighborhood revitalization, blight and vacant property reduction (thus crime reduction) and economic vitality.

Jericho Road is a subsidiary of Christ Church Cathedral and was founded in part by Episcopal Relief & Development.
IN BRIEF . . .
These news briefs were featured in previous issues of "The Epistle"

'Ohana Retreat at Camp Sloggett, Kokee
Labor Day Weekend, we invite your family to join All Saints' for our inaugural 'Ohana Retreat hosted this year at YWCA Camp Sloggett in Kokee. The retreat promises to be an enjoyable, family-centered, and spirit-filled weekend. Activities will be offered for all ages and a variety of activity levels. Check in will be Saturday, September 3rd at 3:00PM and check out will be Monday, September 5th at 11:00AM.

Registration forms are now available   and are be due by Sunday, July 31. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist with the planning process, please email  Mary Margaret Smith.
"The Epistle" is published weekly on Thursday.
Submissions for consideration are due by Wednesday at noon and can be sent to ryan@allsaintskauai.org.