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October 7, 2021
October 10, 2021
Stewardship Kickoff Sunday!

The Rev. Brandon Duran and The Rev. Mary Herbig
In-Person Worship at 9 AM
Online Worship at 10 AM

This week, we return to our original webinar format for worship.
Please use the link below.

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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After the 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
In-Person Worship Service at 10:00AM
Sunday, October 10, 2021
 
Sermon  by Rebecca Woodland
“Sacred Sears~Trauma Transformed into Treasure”
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. 
 
We’re pleased to have Rebecca Woodland with us this week. She is a Member in Discernment and will be speaking for the next three weeks~October 10, 17 & 24.
CUW Office Phone: 808-254-3802
STAYING CONNECTED
This Sunday we begin our 2021-2022 Stewardship Campaign,Rooted in Love. Click here to view a short message from Rev. Brandon Duran, as he prepares us for this time of reflection.
Rooted In Love
We are inviting you to join our “Rooted in Love” stewardship journey along with our whole Central Union ‘ohana. One way to do this is by moving through our devotional, Whole-Life Generosity. Sharing the devotional together is a critical way that we will connect, discern, and support one another as we seek to grow in our generosity as a community of faith! Paper copies are free and will be available at in-person worship or in the church office. You can also download an electronic version from Amazon for $0.99 here:

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you’re interesting in gathering with others to discuss the devotional, please contact Pastor Mary at mary-herbig@centralunionchurch.org. Let's journey together through our devotional as we learn to practice “whole-life generosity” and may we commit to listening for God's guidance in our giving.

Please Note: The Day 26 devotional uses the metaphor of colonization. The Bible uses a similar metaphor to contrast the reign of Rome with the reign of Christ (Jn 8:36; 2 Cor 5:20; Phil 3:20). However, we know that in Hawai‘i, this language bears a history of pain and grief. We wish the author had chosen a different metaphor. Still, Christians are called to live with a grace and generosity that is often counter-cultural.
Rooted In Prayer
Join Pastor Mary and Pastor Brandon for a time of encouragement and prayer. Rooted in Prayer gives you a midweek opportunity to recenter and refocus your faith. Each week, during our Rooted in Love stewardship campaign, we will have two opportunities to come together to pray and to receive prayer. Whether your prayers are shared aloud or spoken silently in your heart, our scriptures promise that God hears them all. We hope you will join us.          
Tuesday mornings at 8 am HST:
Meeting ID: 830 9082 6113
Passcode: Prayer

Wednesday evenings at 8 pm HST:
Meeting ID: 816 6091 5190
Passcode: Prayer
WOMEN'S LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE NEEDS MEMBERS
Would you like to help select deserving students for our 2022 scholarship awardees? We are looking for 3 new members to join our committee. Planning will begin in early November with most of the work being done November through April. Please contact Laura Dornbush at laura.dornbush@gmail.com or 554-2030.
Faith Action 25th Anniversary Reflection: 
“One-on-Ones”: Building Collective Strength
by Patrick Zukemura, former Faith Action (FA) Organizer
 
A quote from President Barack Obama:
“As some of you may know, I got my start as a community organizer with a Gamaliel affiliate in Chicago… I learned that meaningful change always begins at the grassroots, and that engaged citizens working together can accomplish extraordinary things.”

In 2005 as a Faith Action organizer, I was fortunate and privileged to attend a weeklong national training with the Gamaliel Foundation in San Diego. 
Attendees were ordinary citizens learning how to unleash the power within themselves to collectively impact the social, political, environmental, and economic decisions that affect their lives.
The most valuable practice I learned was one-on-ones. This process emphasizes the importance of one person taking the lead to have a conversation with one other person to start and sustain relationships and to find out what’s important to that person. 
Announcing the new Pauhana Friday Zoom online joyful experience
 
All Welcome!
RESET for a joyful life each Friday.  
No membership or religious affiliation.
 
Fridays 5:00 to 5:30 PM HST October 1 to November 19, 2021
Host: Joda P. Derrickson (jodaderr@gmail.com)
Zoom Meeting ID: 816 5282 6761 | Passcode: Pauhana
To view the October Spire, click here, or on the picture below.
Centering Prayer
All are welcome to join the Centering Prayer groups by Zoom.
for more information and the link.
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 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 November 2021 Spire is Friday, October 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

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