Centering Prayer
Sunday 4:00 - 5:00pm
Our Centering Prayer group is open to all faiths and to anyone who is seeking a deeper meaning to their spiritual life along the Contemplative Path.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Each session, Pastor Gae gives meditation instruction followed by a bit of music and sacred reading, time to sit in silence, and time for observations and questions. Cushions for the pews are provided. Join us this Sunday! We meet in the sanctuary.


Last Sunday’s Celebration Of Pentecost!

It was all red last Sunday as we celebrated the 3rd (or 2nd) most important day in the life of the church. Visitors were greeted with red leis. We sang happy birthday to our Master’s church as we believe it was born on that first Pentecost. We cut a red guava cake and Kealohi created a birthday card wish for the church - To have love!

Morning Coffee Inspiration from Pastor Gae

Aloha Friends,

I’ve mentioned before that I grew up in a small Episcopal Church in Apple Valley, California. My parents were very active in the church, and we attended Sunday service on a regular basis. At home, we always said a prayer before the dinner meal, but aside from that, I don’t remember much “God-talk” in our house. My parents had their Book of Common Prayer bedside, and I’m sure we had a bible somewhere, but I suspect it was gathering dust.
Two of my best friends in high school went to churches (Baptist and Assembly of God), in which the bible must have been very important because both of them carried a bible to school! While I liked them a lot, I wouldn’t have been caught dead taking a bible to school. I thought that was just plain weird.

I mention this because it wasn’t until I went to seminary (age 40) that I actually started studying the bible. It was a little daunting and very embarrassing at first. Most of my fellow seminarians had participated in the 3-year bible program Education for Ministry (EFM) or a regular bible study at their home church. About all I knew were the great stories we teach children (BTW… not a bad start). But I had to do it and so I did. I started reading the bible and got hooked. My favorite classes in seminary ended up being the bible classes. And my favorite thing of all was studying the bible with a small group. Since then, for most all of my ordained ministry, I have been involved in weekly group bible study.

A couple of weeks ago, we did a church survey about summer activities and someone mentioned having a bible study. I have missed having a study group since I’ve been on Kaua`i, so I jumped on that and we’re starting one on Wednesday, June 19, 2:00 – 3:15pm. If you’ve never studied the bible, I hope you’ll take courage and come. Trust me, you are never too old to start studying the bible, and truthfully, we are all beginners. There is always something new to learn as the bible speaks to us in different ways as we learn and grow on the path.
Let me know if you want to join. I guarantee, you will be hooked!

Joy, joy, joy, evernew joy!
~Pastor Gae+

P.S., If you want to learn the great stories of the bible, you could volunteer to assist once or twice a month with our Summer Sunday School, The Great Adventure. This summer, the children are learning the great stories of the Old Testament!


CONNECT
KIDS! The Great Adventure: Great Stories of the Old Testament
Summer Sunday School
Sundays 8:00 – 9:00am
Begins this Sunday June 16th
Meets in the Center Building
Each week, we are going on a Great Adventure to explore the great bible stories of the Old Testament. We’ll meet heroes and villains, and encounter some really big challenges. For more info, contact Keana keana@ischool.org or Leona lcblankley@aol.com .

Can you volunteer? We are required to have two adults in Sunday School class. Can you help out our leaders one week? If so, let Keana or Leona know. (A perk… you will learn the great bible stories of the Old Testament)

Rebecca Pickett - A Life Remembered
Sunday, June 16 at 11:00am
Waipa Beach, Hanalei

Rebecca Pickett, a parishioner at Christ Memorial, passed away on February 19, 2019 after a brief illness. Her family is hosting a memorial for her this Sunday at Waipa Beach in Hanalei. The celebration includes a sharing of stories and remembrances, followed by a paddle-out, and then a potluck pupu party. For more information, please contact Tom at (808) 639-4689 or Toby at (831) 251-2683.

Before she died, Rebecca fostered the gravesite of the young woman Asuncion Alejo Mariano (1915-1938). She wanted to learn about Asuncion and with Maggie Lea’s help, she did a bit of genealogy. Rebecca was often seen beautifying the gravesite. For more information on Rebecca’s life, please visit: https://www.thegardenisland.com/2019/03/08/obituaries/obituaries-for-friday-march-8-2019/
[NEW] Bible Study
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:15pm
Beginning June 19
Meets in the Church Office

We’re starting a Bible Study on June 19. This is a study group, not a lecture. If you are new to the bible, please come. We’re all beginners! Bring a bible, any translation. We’re going to begin with the Gospel of Mark.
Labyrinth Peace Pole
A peace pole for the center of our labyrinth is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday! It will be 8’ with 8 translations of ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Maggie Lea studies genealogy and has connected eight languages to those buried on our grounds: Hawaiian, English, Scottish(Gaelic), Tagali, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and German.

You can walk the labyrinth now even though the grass and bricks haven’t settled in fully. Our hope is to dedicate the Labyrinth in mid-July and perhaps have a special training in early fall.

Men’s Fellowship Meets Every Monday at 9:00am
Kilauea Bakery and Pizza (Kong Lung Market Center)

Christ Memorial Men’s Fellowship group is growing! We meet every Monday morning at 9:00am for coffee or breakfast at the Kilauea Bakery. For more information, see Patrick O’Connell at worship or email him at paoco65@gmail.com .

SERVE
Helen Mitsui Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
Donations that Make the Difference

Shared Blessings is known for its “treasures” and sometimes finding that perfect “something” is absolute serendipity. Saturday was that day. A couple of island visitors came to Shared Blessings in search of umbrellas for an afternoon wedding. V oilà! We had the perfect parasols for the day. Happiness abounds at our little thrift shop.
Red Bin Donation Drop-Off
Have you seen our big red bins in front of the church on Sunday’s? They are there for your convenience. Bring us your donations before and after the 8:00 am and 9:30 am services.

Best practice tip: keep a bag or box by the door, and make it a good habit to bring your donations weekly, rather than let the pile up.

Thrift Shop Hours for Shopping and Donations

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday: closed (fellowship 11am - 12pm)
Monday: closed

PRAY
Special Ministry of Christ Memorial ~ Open for Prayer
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Feeling a little overwhelmed with life? Just drop in to Christ Memorial for a little peace and quiet.

One important ministry of Christ Memorial is the opening of our church doors, Monday through Friday, during the day. It’s amazing the number of people who drop in to pray, meditate, or just to seek a few minutes of quiet. Unfortunately fear has crept into many churches. Pastor Gae believes our country would be very different if all churches kept their doors unlocked.

Our Sunday prayer list includes those whom our visitors have asked us to pray.

Live off island? If you have a prayer intention or would like to pray for those on our prayer list, email Pastor Gae at gdchalker@gmail.com .

 GIVE
Ways to Support Your Church
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your financial support and generosity allow us to create and enhance the beautiful environment and worship that you and your family enjoy on a weekly basis.

Change to Automated Giving
Thank you to those of you who automate your giving and have a plan to support your church. Your consistent, planned generosity makes it possible for us to budget and dream responsibly. Want to change to automated giving? It makes life easy, especially if you travel. Contact our Treasurer Scott Oliver for information at j.scott.oliver380@gmail.com .
Check
Thank you to all of you who still like to write checks. Please make checks payable to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church and mail to PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754.

 Stock
Through the decades, many have given stock to Christ Memorial, enabling us to be a consistent presence in Kilauea. For more information on contributing stock, contact Scott Oliver at j.scott.oliver380@gmail.com.



Sharing our Property for Support and Recovery Groups
Christ Memorial wants to be known in the community as a healing place for the body, mind and spirit. We are seeking support and recovery groups to meet on the property, either in the Parish Hall or the Office. If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact us.

If you know of a group looking for a place to meet: grief support, eating disorders, anxiety, Al-Anon, Gamblers Anonymous, etc., please tell them to contact Pastor Gae.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups meet at Christ Memorial Parish Hall every week on these days and times:

  • Tuesday at 10:00 am
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Dr. Michael Foley Moves his Therapy Practice to Christ Memorial

On June 1st, Dr. Michael Foley (our 8:00 am service musician) moved his mental health treatment practice to our Christ Memorial office complex. We are very excited about this as our property is becoming a place of renewal in body, mind and spirit.

Michael E. Foley, MSW, D.MIN., PSY.D.
CSAC, ICADC, Board Certified Diplomate

North Shore Mental Health Treatment Services
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
808-651-8269, seanhi1234@gmail.com
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Newsletter Mission: Our weekly newsletter was launched this year to inform our island community, as well as connect with our broader community of old and new friends, near and far. Whether you live on Kaua'i, visit seasonally or joined Christ Memorial for the first time during vacation, we welcome you into our global family. We endeavor to include inspiration, new ideas, practical advice and updates on news and events of Christ Memorial. Let us know how we can serve you best in 2019 by replying to this newsletter or emailing us at ChristMemorialKilauea@gmail.com

Have you met Pastor Gae? Pastor Gae wants to get to know you all – phone chats, home visits, morning coffees, afternoon teas or walks on the beach. Near or far, reach out to meet or share your thoughts at gdchalker@gmail.com or (623) 208-9436.
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
2509 Kolo Road, Kilauea, HI 96754
Mailing: PO Box 293, Kilauea, HI 96754
Phone: (808) 482-4824