May 19, 2022
May 22, 2022
The Rev. Mary Herbig
In-person Worship at 9 AM in the Sanctuary
In-person Worship at 11 AM in the Parish Hall
Online Worship at 10 AM
Online Worship Link

Central Union Windward In-person Worship at 10 AM
In-person Pohnpei Ministry Worship at 11:30 AM
After the Online Worship Service Join a Virtual Aloha Lanai! 
Three Options to Choose From:
Virtual Atherton - Passcode: Aloha
Virtual Sanctuary - Passcode: Worship
Virtual Parish Hall - Passcode: Aloha
Scan or click the QR code above to be directed to a digital version of this Sunday's worship bulletin (updated the Friday before).
In-Person Worship Service at 10:00AM
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Sermon by Rebecca Woodland
Dr. Sunyong Hwang
Worship Musician
We are no longer taking temperatures, but still asking folks to sign in and everyone who attends will need to wear a mask. Congregational singing during the worship service has resumed. Last week we had a pop-up choir to help with the hymn(s). Interested folks are invited to join in.   Please arrive by 9:30 to warm up and go through the hymn. We will sing from the front steps accompanied by Dr. Sunyong Hwang, Singers masks are available for all who want to sing with the group.  All guidelines will be posted in the sanctuary and should be reviewed before being seated.   
Rebecca Woodland is speaking this Sunday and next Sunday. In addition, next Sunday, May 29th we will celebrate in a joint service with the Honolulu Marshallese United Church of Christ. They have been sharing the CUW sanctuary for their Sunday worship services which begin at 2:30pm each Sunday.
The Kaimalino Serenaders will be participating in worship this week and will return to a regular schedule of sharing two Hawaiian hymns during the service once a month.
CUW Office Phone: 808-254-3802
MOVIE Drive-In Event hosted by Central Union Church Preschool! 
Come enjoy a family movie night on the great lawn of Central Union Church! 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings; May 20 – 21 – 22…
Location: CUC Great Lawn (1660 S. Beretania St.)
Movie schedule + on-line ticket reservations available on the ticket tailor link below. Cost is $30 + tax, per vehicle. Space is limited…!
Supplication for Peace, Rescue, and Justice
This week, the Faith Action Communications Committee shares with you, a space for contemplation and prayer amidst the brokenness and turmoil we have seen in our world this week. We offer this supplication from Laudato Si.

            Fill Us with Your Peace
Fill us with your peace that we may live
As brothers and as sisters, harming no one.

Empower us to rescue
The abandoned and forgotten,
Precious in your eyes, God of the poor.

Touch those whose hearts only look for gain,
Careless of the poor and of our planet.

Teach us to discover
How deeply we’re united
As we journey towards your light together.

Thank you for your presence every day.
Give us courage in our daily struggle.

May we work for justice.
May we work for love.
May we all be instruments of peace.

- --from Piloting Faith: Lyrics adapted from Pope Francis’ prayer, Laudato Si)
To view the May Spire, click here or on the picture below.
Centering Prayer
All are welcome to join the Centering Prayer groups by Zoom.

Focus on Prayer
The Mind*Body*Spirit movement wants to invite us all to continue focusing our hearts in prayer for the Ukraine this week. Pray also for the many surrounding countries that are reaching out to help. Perhaps we can pray too for leaders in all countries to be open to the power of LOVE. All things are possible to God.
We will have written prayers available at the in-person service to stimulate and encourage our spirits as we prayer.

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 for more information and for the Zoom link to attend.
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