e-Blast
September 9, 2021
September 12, 2021

Rev. Brandon Duran and Rev. Mary Herbig

In-person Worship at 9 AM

Online Worship at 10 AM
Online Worship Link

Central Union Windward In-person Worship at 10:00 AM
In-person Pohnpei Ministry Worship at 11:30 AM

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No virtual Aloha Lanai this week.
Vision Team Presentation
The Vision Team invites you to join us on a bold journey. On this journey, we will perpetuate the legacy of our Church in addressing the pressing needs of our community while creating a sustainable financial path for the future. 
To guide us in our future actions, the Vision Team has adopted the following Vision Statement: 
We are stewards of God’s blessings to Central Union Church and we shall move forward, in Faith, to expand those blessings in service to others.
See Matthew 25: 14-30 and 1Peter 4:10 
We invite you to be part of this journey to envision the missional, financial, and organizational needs of our Church for the next 100 years. Please join us on Zoom, this Sunday, September 12 at 11:00am.

Click the link below to join.
In-Person Worship Service at 10:00AM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sermon by Kahu Richard Walenta
Dr Tommy Yee, Pianist/Organist

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 written guidelines and the CUC Covid-19 Certification Notice by email. All guidelines will be posted in the sanctuary and should be reviewed before being seated. 
CUW Office Phone: 808-254-3802
STAYING CONNECTED
2021 Give Aloha: Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program. During September, Central Union Church participates in Foodland’s Give Aloha program!

Central Union Church - #78511 PLEASE pay your September pledge, or give an extra donation, through “Give Aloha!” We benefit tremendously from Foodland’s generosity, but only if you go to Foodland in September and donate.

Thank you for all your support and let’s make your money go further through “Give Aloha”! Questions? Please call or email Tom at 440-3015 Thomas-nakasone@centralunionchurch.org.
To view the September Spire, click here, or on the picture below.
Faith Action for Community Equity is a mission of Central Union Church together with 18 other faith communities on Oahu. This mission keeps the voice of faith alive and heard in community, city, and state issues that determine people’s quality of life. Central Union Church is a member of Faith Action and pays its member dues through Community Ministry.
Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing—Barry Finlay

Dear fellow CUC members—

I am about to ask you for a donation to continue the work of Faith Action for Community Equity (Faith Action) for yet another year. Your prayers and donation of any amount will be very much appreciated.  

Central Union Church’s History with Faith Action
  About five years ago, Central Union Church joined Faith Action for Community Equity (Faith Action), a 25-year-old organization of 17 churches and two community groups. CUC’s Community Ministry presented our church council the opportunity for CUC to join this group and be a part of its mission. The council approved CUC’s membership and joined at a covenanting ceremony. 
Faith Action’s Mission
Faith Action is led by a deep spiritual commitment “to examine core issues and root causes of community problems, and to be a vehicle through which people of Hawaii can act to improve their quality of life.”
In the last 25 years, Faith Action has made a difference in 
• community safety (sidewalks in Kalihi Valley, bus shelters) 
• kupuna care (family member can continue working because of stipends for the care of kupuna)          
 • “truly” affordable homes (funding for rentals costing no more that 30% of family’s income, especially for the ALICE population.  

In the past year, we started the Environmental Justice Task Force focusing on caring for Creation (countering climate change and earth’s destruction). Just last month, a new task force began the work of making our criminal justice system more “just” so that lives going through the system are transformed for the better...

Centering Prayer
All are welcome to join the Centering Prayer groups by Zoom.
for more information and the link.
Silence is God’s first language, everything else is a poor translation.
So, to hear God in God’s language one has to enter into silence too.
(Thomas Keating)
Walking Moai
Moai is a concept from Okinawa, Japan, that roughly translates to “coming together for a common purpose”. Join a CUC Moai walking group―it’s a great way to expand your social network while also getting in some physical activity.
 
Monday and Friday, 5:00 PM at Kapiolani Park – Meet at the pond on the Ewa side of the bandstand, free parking in lots on Monsarrat Avenue. If it’s your first time, call or text Carol at (808) 739-5288 to let us know you will be joining us.
Mindfulness Meditation
Come via Zoom every Monday at 5:00 PM to invest 30 minutes with Marion Lyman-Mersereau to learn about and practice Mindfulness. 
The link is 
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.
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 October 2021 Spire is Friday, September 24th. 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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