September 10, 2020
September 13, 2020

Rev. Brandon Duran and Rev. Mary Herbig
Livestream at 10 AM
Passcode: 037417
Virtual Aloha Lanai
This Sunday, connect with your church family in our new “Aloha Lanai” format! Following worship, you will be invited to join with others who have typically attended the same pre-COVID worship service. Here’s how it will work:
  1. After the announcements on Sunday, close Facebook or Zoom. 
  2. Reopen this email and click on one of the Zoom links below. If you would like people to hear you, be sure to use a device that has a camera and a speaker – smart phones, iPads, and laptops usually come with these.
  3. When prompted, click “Start video” and “Join audio”
  4. Once you are in the meeting, a host will greet you and provide more instructions!
We are excited to see each of you and catch up. This will likely be a little hectic as we all get used to this new format. We ask for your grace with us and with one another! “See” you Sunday!
7 AM Service Aloha Lanai
Meeting ID: 828 1144 2635
9 AM Service Aloha Lanai
Meeting ID: 832 1350 7618
11 AM Service Aloha Lanai
Meeting ID: 859 7383 9801
Ongoing Financial Impact of COVID-19 - September 17th at 5:30 pm
Join your Church Council for a webinar as our Treasurer, Craig McGinnis, and other leaders of Central Union share about the continued financial impact of COVID-19 on our church. 

The Council wants to hear from you in preparation for this meeting. Please email your questions or concerns in advance to council-chair@centralunionchurch.org or council@centralunionchurch.org

The meeting will be recorded in case you are unable to come. You will be able to watch a recording of the meeting at a later time. Details for accessing the Zoom webinar will be in next week's e-blast. Please put September 17th on your calendar.
Small Group Opportunity
Feeling lonely or disconnected? Join a small group beginning Wednesday, September 9! Facilitated by Pastor Mary, these groups will gather for 45 minutes to check in, study scripture, and share conversation and prayer together. Our hope is to grow small communities of care and support who can bless one another. If you are interested in participating in one of these gatherings, contact Pastor Mary at mary-herbig@centralunionchurch.org or just show up!
Wednesdays at 12 PM
“The Quaran-Team”
Meeting ID: 830 8020 7862
Passcode: 647882
Wednesdays at 7 PM
“The Sherlock Stay-At-Homes”
Meeting ID: 895 2928 3541
Passcode: 336484
The 2020 US Census Needs All of Us!

The 2020 US Census will be ending soon. As of Sept. 1, only 61.8% of Hawaii’s households have self-responded. We must get closer to 100%! Have you signed up? Remind your friends and family to sign up right away!

For more information and ways to register, click here.
The Garden at the Church
We are working on a small garden plot, with all produce grown going to local charities to help supplement food distributions. If you would like more information, please contact Cayanna Herrera at: cayanna-herrera@centralunionchurch.org or 440-3006.
2020 CUC Women’s Retreat: Sisters, Sand & Spirit!

Mark your calendar: November 6th at 6PM! 
For more information and to register online, click here.
Urgent Assistance for Kupuna 
The church staff has been working with various individuals and organizations to address emergency needs among our kupuna who are living independently and without family or any other support system in place. We want to offer our help in keeping them safe by limiting their exposure with the general public and helping them with the essentials during this time (e.g. prescriptions, necessary groceries or household items, etc). If you know of anyone with urgent needs who is without assistance or support, please call or e-mail Pastor Mary who is coordinating our efforts: (808) 440-3048 or mary-herbig@centralunionchurch.org.
2020 Give Aloha: Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program.

Central Union Church's Number is - #78511

To read more information about give aloha on our news page, click here.
To view the September 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 October 2020 Spire is Monday, September 28th. 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