e-Blast
October 15, 2020
October 18, 2020

Rev. T.J. FitzGerald and Rev. Brandon Duran
Livestream at 10 AM
Passcode: 037417
Rev. T. J. FitzGerald is the Minister of The First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. He served churches in New York City and Portland, Oregon before his time in Honolulu. He works closely with the legal community serving those in the migration process, and in particular he serves the Spanish speaking population of the islands. He hosts a television show called Now That You Asked Me on Hawai'i public access television, about how leading a life of faith looks for different people in Hawai'i. And his favorite place on earth is the Hawai'i Warriors baseball stadium just steps from his home.
Rev. Mary Herbig is swapping pulpits with Rev. FitzGerald and will be preaching at his church, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu this morning.
Join Our Virtual Aloha Lanai
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
STAYING CONNECTED
In-Person Worship Update!
On Sunday, October 25th we begin a new chapter at Central Union as the sanctuary will be open for an in-person worship service. We take this step with caution, humility, and hope. Due to the ever-changing continuum of risk involved and our desire to keep everyone safe, we have changed many features of our worship service. The first change is the need register in order to attend. Registration assists us with safety protocols and contact tracing efforts. The registration link will be e-mailed to you tomorrow at noon.

If you plan on attending this service, please understand:
· A health screening will take place prior to entry.
· Masks must be worn at all times.
· Social distancing (a minimum of 6 feet between people) will be observed. Members of the same household may sit together.
· Hand washing and/or the use of hand sanitizer will be required.
· Socializing on church grounds before and after the service will be discouraged.
· The service will be 30 minutes in length.

Returning to in-person Worship will be a time of celebration for the opportunity to once again join in corporate worship in a beloved sacred space. We likewise acknowledge that this may also be a difficult time as we name that which has been lost. Worship will not be the same as we have known it in the past yet in this moment as in all moments we have cause to “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.”

We understand that each individual and household will need to determine for themselves when it’s right to gather in-person for worship. Central Union’s ministers and staff will continue to offer our online worship at 10:00 am.
Whether you choose to worship in-person or online let us all celebrate that “Love Never Faileth.”
WOMEN'S LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE NEEDS MEMBERS
Would you like to help select the 2021 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 May. Please contact Laura Dornbush at laura.dornbush@gmail.com or 554-2030.
The Garden at the Church - New Entry!
Watch our latest videos to find out! If you would like more information, please contact Cayanna Herrera at: cayanna-herrera@centralunionchurch.org or 440-3006.
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.
The 198th ‘Aha Pae‘āina, the annual gathering of the Hawai‘i Conference United Church of Christ (on Facebook tag @ucc.hawaii), is happening online for the first time this week. Daily video devotionals, workshops, and worship services can be accessed HERE! (https://www.hcucc.org/aha-paeaina)
CENTRAL UNION WINDWARD MINISTRY EVENTS
E Komo Mai to CUC – Windward Ministry (CUW)
All are welcome!
Located at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive (across from Aikahi Shopping center), Central Union Windward hosts a number of events such as Sunday Worship, Centering Prayer, Food Pantry, and more! We’re a small congregation of locals with big hearts who love to sing. Click here to find out what we are all about!
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

CENTRAL UNION CHURCH
1660 SOUTH BERETANIA STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96826
(808) 941 - 0957 WWW.CENTRALUNIONCHURCH.ORG
CENTRAL UNION WINDWARD 
38 KANEOHE BAY DRIVE
KAILUA, HAWAII 96734
(808) 254-3802