October 1, 2020
October 4, 2020

Rev. Brandon Duran and Rev. Mary Herbig
Livestream at 10 AM
Passcode: 037417
Join Our Virtual Aloha Lanai
We are excited to continue gathering after online worship for Virtual Aloha Lanai! Following worship, you will be invited to join with others who have typically attended the same pre-COVID worship service. This week, we have added an additional Aloha Lanai gathering for those who have joined us since we have been worshipping online, so that we can get to know you! 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 look forward to seeing you all! May we continue to show grace to one another as we all adjust to this new model. “See” you Sunday!

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 October edition of the Spire, click here.
Amazon Smile
Shopping from home? Help generate extra support for Central Union Church through AmazonSmile! 

Smile.amazon.com is the same as the main Amazon site: same products, same pricing. The difference is that for purchases made through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice, including Central Union. Click here to shop through the AmazonSmile website. For more instructions and details, click here.
CUC Addresses Food Insecurity
Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life.1  Food insecurity goes beyond simply hunger, but points to deeper underlying factors that can lead to risk of hunger. It’s when our kupuna have to make decisions between meals or medicines. It’s when our keiki, who normally find access to a healthy meal at school, have to do distance learning on an empty stomach. The Covid-19 pandemic has created what for many was a state of fragile existence into full crisis subsistence.

According to the Hawaii Foodbank, “Since the onset of the pandemic, food insecurity in Hawaii has grown by more than 60% representing the fifth highest percentage increase in the United States. Now, nearly a quarter of a million Hawaii residents are currently struggling with hunger. Among them are out-of-work parents, isolated kupuna and 1 in 4 keiki.”2

Central Union is working to address this pressing need and live in to our call to “feed the hungry”. Working in partnership with Help is on the Way, we are developing further ways to make sure that those who are in need in our community are able to receive help. Details to come. If you would like to volunteer on this effort, please contact Karl Hedberg at khedberghawaii@gmail.com.

To learn more about Food Insecurity, visit these sites:
2020 CUC Women’s Retreat: Sisters, Sand & Spirit!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get away to Camp Mokule’ia for a little RETREAT?
We can’t promise to take you “physically” to the North Shore, but we CAN promise
a fun way for your HEART to travel to Camp Moluke’ia and the 2020 CUC Women’s Retreat! Smiles promised! We invite you to register HERE for this year’s retreat.
the week of October 4 to October 10
All are welcome to join us!
Sunday Worship Zoom Service: October 4, 2020 at 9 AM
Featuring sermon by Kahu Richard Walenta and music by Dr. Tommy Yee
Zoom Code: 841 7902 2364 (No password) Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84179022364
Ongoing Wednesday Zoom Centering Prayer: 6:30 to 7:00 PM 
Zoom Code: 857 1946 0941 (no password)  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85719460941
Grand reopening of the CUW Food Pantry distributions expected Wednesday October 7
Arcadia Adult Daycare
Curious about the Adult Daycare at Central Union Church? Click here to watch a video and learn more!
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 November 2020 Spire is Monday, October 26th. 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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