November 12, 2020
November 15, 2020
Anniversary and 50+ Member Recognition Sunday!

Rev. Brandon Duran, and Rev. Mary Herbig
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
Christ, Creation, Crisis and You
The world we have is in crisis. Each day we are made aware of this in some new way. There are confusing and conflicting reports, but we can see various consequences of human pride, indifference and violence as the world changes radically around us with unprecedented speed. Does the Creator of heaven and earth have something to say about the state of the created world?
How does our faith shape our response to the environmental crisis we see?
Come share your thoughts and your feelings, fears and hopes. 

"Christ, Creation, Crisis and You" will be meeting via Zoom on the following Tuesdays at 3:00 PM: November 17, and December 8 and 15.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 863 9558 7273
Passcode: 047611
Or by phone at
Wednesdays with ‘Serving Aloha’                  
“You have fought through the launch to become providers, not only of food, but also volunteer opportunities for church members and others as part of their spiritual journey, and are providing inspiration to the whole community. I would not be surprised if your efforts inspire others to form their own initiatives. One drop can lead to thousands of ripples.”

CUC member Greg Kim shared those thoughts with the CUC Serving Aloha planning committee at the end of another Wednesday food distribution.

The first distribution on Oct. 28 served 300+ guests, a number repeated at the second and third distributions. Thirty to 35 volunteers direct traffic, pack bags with food, sign in guests, distribute food packages, and clean up at each Wednesday distribution. Every guest is greeted warmly; each volunteer receives a sincere “thank you” in return.

We thank you, our CUC members, who spend time, energy, and care each Wednesday with “Serving Aloha.” God is present where you are.

With community partners (Aloha Harvest, Hawaii Food Bank, Sysco/Food & Service, Feeding America, and Help Is On the Way), CUC will continue this mission through December and beyond, as the need persists. If you have two or more hours to share on Wednesdays between 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM , we invite you to come to join us as often as you can. NOTE: We follow strict COVID safety guidelines at all times by checking volunteer’s temperature, providing gloves and masks, and distancing.  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.

In the next article, you will meet members of the hard-working committee who have been planning since September 2020.
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All are welcome to join us!
Sunday In-Person Worship Service
November 15-21, 2020 at 10 AM
Sermon by Kahu Richard Walenta and music by Dr. Tommy Yee

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 15.  
Guidelines will be posted in the sanctuary. Please review 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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