November 19, 2020
November 22, 2020
Thanksgiving Sunday!

The Rev. Mary Herbig and The Rev. Brandon Duran
Livestream at 10 AM
Passcode: 037417
Virtual Aloha Lanai
7 am:
Meeting ID: 828 1144 2635
Passcode: Aloha

9 am:
Meeting ID: 832 1350 7618 
Passcode: Worship

11 am: 
Meeting ID: 859 7383 9801
Password: Aloha

New to CUC:
Meeting ID: 873 7101 8426
No password required
Recently, Central Union Church received an official commendation from the Rev. John Dohauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, for being a "5 for 5" church in 2019. A "5 for 5" church is a congregation that gives financially to: 1. Our Church's Wider Mission, 2. Neighbors in Need Special Offering, 3. One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering, 4. Strengthen the Church Special Offering, and 5. the Christmas Fund.

This Sunday, in the Thanksgiving spirit of sharing, we are inviting the members and friends of Central Union to donate to one of the three special offerings:
Neighbors in Need: supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the US
One Great Hour of Sharing: supports disaster recovery, refugees, and community development activities around the world
Strengthen the Church: supports the big visions of small UCC churches

You are invited to go the "Donate" page on the Central Union Church website and choose one of the following special offerings to support from the dropdown menu. By giving through the Central Union website you help ensure that your Central Union Church will be a "5 for 5" congregation in 2020!
Attend Nu'uanu Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
All are invited to the 59th annual Nu'uanu Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 24, beginning at 7:00 p.m., online. This is the longest running interfaith service in Hawai'i hosted by faith communities of Nu'uanu Valley, including three Hawai'i Conference churches (Community Church of Honolulu, Nu'uanu Congregational Church, United Church of Christ Judd Street). This year's offering will benefit We Are Oceania (WAO).

Connect via Zoom (ID: 956 5898 7545, Passcode: 523922) or watch live on Facebook (@nuuanuinterfaith).

*This first appeared in the Coconut Wireless Newsletter
White Gifts
The traditions we at Central Union Church have held dear for many generations have been put on hold indefinitely or substantially revised to accommodate safety precautions and concerns. Our annual White Gifts program has been impacted by COVID 19, but we are determined to find a way to carry out our mission of providing much-needed Christmas gifts for the social services and ministries we have faithfully partnered with for decades, so that they can offer Christmas gifts to the people they serve.

Here is the plan:
Instead of purchasing and wrapping gifts, those who wish to participate can donate by cash or check, made payable to Central Union Church. IMPORTANT: On the memo line, write White Gifts. Submit your monetary donation anytime between now and December 10. Mail it to:
Central Union Church
Accounting Office
1660 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

To learn more about white gifts and other ways to give, click here. Mahalo for helping us bring Christmas joy to the most vulnerable in our community. God bless you all!
All are welcome to join us in our effort to serve the community. We appreciate any extra pair of hands for this ministry even if the volunteer cannot stay for the entire duration of the time slot. To select a time, click here.
All are welcome to join us!
Sunday In-Person Worship Service
November 22, 2020 at 10 AM
Sermon by Kahu Richard Walenta and music by Dr. Tommy Yee

For our live worship: all attendees will be required to sign in with contact information, have a non-contact temperature check, and certify that you can follow the Covid-19 rules set by Central Union Church. CUW Members and friends will receive the CUW guidelines and the CUC Covid-19 Certification Notice by email several days before November 8.  Guidelines will be posted in the sanctuary.   You will be asked to review these guidelines before being seated.

Ongoing Wednesday Zoom Centering Prayer: 6:30 to 7:00 PM
Zoom Code: 857 1946 0941 (no password) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85719460941

CUW links to like and follow
To view the November edition of the Spire, click here.
Mindful Movement with Bamboo Sticks
NOW ONLINE every Wednesday 5:00 - 6:15 PM
Contact Carol Alevizos at carol.alevizos@gmail.com for more information and for the Zoom link to attend.
Centering Prayer
Join us every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 PM on Zoom. To participate, contact Carol for more information and for the Zoom link.
Stay up to date on all of the happenings at Central Union Church by visiting our website: www.centralunionchurch.org

The due date for articles for the December 2020 Spire is Monday, November 23rd. Please email all submissions to news@centralunionchurch.org.

We welcome articles for the CUC Website, News, e-Blast, and/or post on our bulletin boards. The deadline for each publication is the Tuesday preceding each Sunday. Please submit all articles to news@centralunionchurch.org

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