January 21, 2021
January 24, 2021

The Rev. Brandon Duran and The Rev. Mary Herbig

Livestream at 10 AM

To register for our Sunday in-person worship, Click here.
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
To view the January edition of the Spire, click here.
All Things New Prayer Walk
This Sunday, June 24, 2021, 1-3 pm
Join us for a unique prayer walk opportunity this Sunday from 1 to 3pm! This is a great opportunity for adults and keiki alike to reflectively walk through our beloved church campus and pray over each space and the lives that will be touched there through our ministries. There is no need to pre-register – just come to the church and check in outside of the Women’s Building. You will sign a COVID waver and receive a prayer sheet and a map of our prayer stations. Then, you will be able to do the walk at your own pace, soaking in the beauty of our outdoor spaces. The final station will have a box to drop off your estimate of giving card. Be sure to wear a mask and observe social distancing at all times!
Please click on the picture above to hear A Story from Pastor Duran.

The Annual Budget Meeting of Central Union Church shall convene Sunday, January 31, 2021 via Zoom webinar starting at 11:00 a.m.
Click here to view the 2021 Budget pdf. The link to this meeting will be shared in next week's eblast.

Additional budget detail can be obtained by request by emailing Natasha Dator at natasha-dator@centralunionchurch.org or by calling her at 440-3004. Please include your full name, mailing address and/or email with your request for a pdf copy.
A quorum is required for action. Registration will be sent out in advance of the meeting. Every member participating in the Zoom webinar shall have the right to vote through the polling function. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Questions about the budget may be sent to Treasurer Craig McGinnis at council@centralunionchurch.org or Controller Ashley Cambe at ashley-cambe@centralunionchurch.org

Please contact the Church Office at 941-0957 x3004 if you have questions about participating in the meeting or require assistance. Please make your attendance a priority for this important meeting in the life of our church!
Moment of Solidarity
On January 19th at 12:30pm the chimes at Central Union Church joined with thousands of other churches across the country in a moment of solidarity and remembrance. Across the country, the somber milestone of over 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 was marked by towns, landmarks, and faith communities in a moment of national unity. Just as we did on All Saints day, Central Union Church held a moment of prayer for the lives lost, the families broken, and the loved ones in mourning. It has been 10 months since we first went on lockdown here on O'ahu due to the pandemic. During this time the people of CUC have sought to care for the community through safe practices, direct service, and prayer. We will continue to follow Christ and love our neighbor.
Feeding the Multitude at ‘SERVING ALOHA’
By Evie Hao
Since Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, Central Union Church has been distributing food to people who are suffering from food insecurity because of the economic effects of COVID-19. That first Wednesday, CUC served 220 people. Ten Wednesdays later, on Jan. 6, CUC served 450!
“At the beginning I was a bit freaked out with all the things which needed to be completed.”
That is the way Karl Hedberg felt in October as he was about to lead the “Serving Aloha” planning and implementation team for ministering to the hungry in our community. To read this full article, click here.
Learning Tree-Annex with Lloyd Lim
Topic: How to Read Your Pocket Constitution
Join CUC member Lloyd Lim on January 25 or January 27, from 5 to 6 PM for a 30-minute presentation on how to “short-circuit” those pocket U.S. Constitutions you might get from time to time from a politician or advocacy organization. Despite the brevity of this document, reading left to right, word for word, can be not much fun. Lloyd will give you the design ideas and interpreting principles for the Constitution which will help you get at what you need at any given moment quickly. After the presentation, there will be 30 minutes available for Q&A.

on January 25, 2021 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Meeting ID: 885 4008 9418 Passcode: Law
and again
on January 27, 2021 from 5 pm to 6 pm
Meeting ID: 885 8517 2538 Passcode: Justice

Find a copy of the pocket constitution here:

Lloyd Lim began his career as bond lawyer and spent 21 years at the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, 13 in insurance regulatory enforcement. He has a BA from Columbia, a JD from UCLA, an MBA from UH-Manoa, and holds the CPCU designation.
or at 808-254-3802

Joda Derrickson is scheduling a new session of Zoom meetings each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:00pm from now through May 12, 2021. Please plan to join this group each Wednesday. 

Topic: Lightshine Contempletive Prayer
Every week on Wednesday, from 06:30 - 7:00 PM (HST), until May 12, 2021

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

SAVE/BOOKMARK THIS LINK TO Join Zoom Meeting every time

Meeting ID: 843 8682 3920
Passcode: G7xTS9

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kemdXKmbcm

Additional CUW links to like and follow:
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 February 2021 Spire is Friday, January 29th. 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

(808) 254-3802