e-Blast
July 15, 2021
July 18, 2021

The Rev. Brandon Duran and The 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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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
STAYING CONNECTED
New Staff Joining CUC and CUPS!
Aloha, we have good news to share! Central Union Church is adding to our staff. Here are some individuals that are joining the Central Union team.
  • Dr. Jace Saplan will be the new Director of Choirs.
  • Iris Qasevakatini Wa'a will be rejoining the CUPS staff as a teacher this fall.
  • Farzaneh Farshchi will be rejoining the CUPS staff as a teacher this fall.
  • Johan Loo is a summer teacher that will be staying with the CUPS team this fall.
  • Devin Omura will be joining the staff as the Multimedia Technician
  • Orlando Kehl will be joining the Buildings & Grounds team and will be specifically serving both campuses, Townside and Windward.
These individuals will be joining the Central Union staff at different times over the course of the summer. May we share a genuine aloha with them and may they know how glad we are to work alongside them.
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. 

Can opposing perspectives find common ground to address climate change? 

How can industry and environmentalists work hand in hand? And how can local economies find opportunity in a lower emissions future? OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL explores the impacts of a changing climate -- as seen through the eyes of local leaders on the ground who choose to work together to find innovative solutions.  In a time of perceived cultural divide between rural and urban, left and right, young and old, we discover common ground in an urgency to address a changing landscape.   

Join us on Saturday, July 24 from 3:00 to 3:30 pm, to watch the video, discussion to follow. Sponsored by and the Environmental Justice Task Force of Faith Action for Community Equity and Hawaii Interfaith Power and Light.  
Meeting ID: 940 0824 8313 Passcode: 885589 

Housing affordable for us: Change rules on who qualifies.
This is a summary of the third of a six-part series covering concepts the May 2021 housing opinion survey the HousingNOW! Task Force gave to members. It’s part of preparations for the next legislative session.
Ninety-eight percent of Faith Action members agree housing subsidized by the state should be restricted to Hawaii residents who rent/own only the subsidized home provided them. Faith Action believes that three requirements should be key in qualifying for a state subsidized housing unit: 1) you must be a Hawaii resident, 2) you must live in your subsidized unit, and 3) you must own no other real property.
Faith Action believes that state subsidized housing shouldn’t go to people who have somewhere else to live, or who are seeking investment property to flip or sell later at a much higher price.   To read the article in its entirety, click: 
In-Person Worship Service at 10:00AM
July 18, 2021
 
Sermon by Kahu Richard Walenta
Music by Dr. Tommy Yee, Piano & Organ
 
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. 
 
Phone: 808-254-3802
 
CUW links to like and follow:
#centralunionwindward
To view the July Spire, click here, or on the picture below.
Centering Prayer
All are welcome to join the Centering Prayer groups by Zoom.
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)
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 August 2021 Spire is Friday, July 30th. 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

CENTRAL UNION CHURCH
1660 SOUTH BERETANIA STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96826
(808) 941 - 0957 WWW.CENTRALUNIONCHURCH.ORG
CENTRAL UNION WINDWARD 
38 KANEOHE BAY DRIVE
KAILUA, HAWAII 96734
(808) 254-3802