e-Blast
July 22, 2021
July 25, 2021

The Rev. Gloria Imamura
Pastor Gloria moved from Seattle, Washington to Honolulu when she married Al Imamura in 1987. Pastor Gloria received her Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary’s Pasadena campus in 2010. In the fall of that same year, she was called as an associate minister to Central Union Church, where she served until late in 2015. In 2016 she accepted a call to Makiki Christian Church as an associate pastor of their English division. She served in that capacity until retiring at the end of 2020.

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

Rev. Imamura will not be present at Aloha Lanai.
STAYING CONNECTED
Join us for Campus Beautification (Beatification) Day
Saturday, July 31, 2021 • 8:30 am – 11:00 am
 
What does beatification mean?
transitive verb. 1 : to make supremely happy. 2 Christianity : to declare to have attained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title "Blessed" and limited public religious honor.
 
Example: After the work is done…the campus will be supremely happy and all those who participate will be considered Blessed!
 
3 Primary Zones of Focus:
Zone 1)  Punahou Parking Lot – Rake/Sweep Leaves and Monkey Pods, Pick Up and Dispose of Trash (Supervisor: Jon Fujita)

Zone 2)  Sanctuary & Atherton Chapel – Vacuum Carpet Areas, Sanitize / Wipe Down Pews, Fog Venue (Supervisor: Cory Taylor)

Zone 3)  Preschool Exterior – General Weeding, Raking Leaves, Removing Dead Areca Palm Fronds and Other Branches / Debris (Supervisor: Robinson Fredrick)

Bring work gloves, wear comfortable clothes, if you have favorite tools (broom, rake, etc.) please feel free to bring them as we have a limited number of tools available (we lots of trash bags).
Contact either Cory [(808)440-3043] or Jon [events@centralunionchurch.org] for more information and to sign up.
Affordable for whom?: Story of an ALICE* family
Ninety percent of members agreed $1,500 per month is an affordable payment for monthly mortgage or rent for a two-bedroom housing unit. This essay is about how the cost of housing affected my life, and how it affects the lives of our low-income families in the community.
My Story
I had my first daughter when I was 20 years old. My husband and I were raising a family on one income while living in a low-income rental in Makakilo because it was all we could afford. Childcare was too expensive, so I did what thousands of other parents do. I made the choice to be a stay-at-home parent.
We spent over half our income on rent, and then spent the rest on utilities and gas. I clearly remember one day when I sat on our kitchen floor crying because I did not have $5 to buy a gallon of milk for my baby. This is what it is like to be broke, not only financially but spiritually. To read the rest of the article, click here.

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 
In-Person Worship Service at 10:00AM - July 25, 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.
For more information, please contact us at cuwindward@gmail.com
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