May 12, 2022
May 15, 2022
The Rev. Valerie Ross (online only)
Online Worship at 10 AM
Online Worship Link
The Rev. Valerie A. Ross is an Associate Conference Minister in the Hawaii Conference UCC. As a part of her portfolio she is currently engaged in rolling out and implementing the new Innovation and Engagement (I&E) Missional Team which will exist to provoke and support congregations in the HCUCC to create the church we want to see in the future, by creating Pipelines to Leadership, Extending the Roots of Ministry and Transforming Space. Rev. Ross says, "I am empowered by the scripture reminder, 'Without a vision the people perish.' It is this that sparks my passion to cast and implement vision. The developing of vision and inspiring a strong sense of mission are essential to improving the health of all areas of ministry. My vision for ministry is to serve the Body of Christ through teaching, counseling, and developing strategic programs for the church and community. These programs will utilize Scripture and tradition with appropriate tools relevant to the Church and the culture. My personal vision is to continually grow in my own faith and in the knowledge and grace of Christ." 
The Rev. Brandon Duran and The Rev. Mary Herbig
In-person Worship at 9 AM in the Sanctuary
In-person Worship at 11 AM in the Parish Hall
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 15, 2022
Sermon by Rebecca Woodland
“Litmus Test”
Dr. Sunyong Hwang
Worship Musician
We are no longer required to take temperatures; however, we are still asking folks to sign in and everyone who attends will need to wear a mask. Singing during the worship service has resumed. All guidelines will be posted in the sanctuary and should be reviewed before being seated.   
Help us welcome Rebecca Woodland as our speaker. She has just returned from her graduation from Vancouver School of Theology after receiving her Master of Divinity degree.  Rebecca will be speaking for the rest of this month. The Kaimalino Serenaders will be returning from their pandemic hiatus and will be presenting two songs and Queen’s Prayer to add to the service on May 22.  We will celebrate a special joint service with representatives from the Honolulu Marshallese UCC congregation and Central Union Church on Sunday, May 29.
CUW Office Phone: 808-254-3802
Sunyong Hwang

The CUC Music Department is excited to welcome Dr. Sunyong Hwang, who will be serving primarily as Worship Musician on the Windward campus. She has also been appointed to the Music School faculty at Punahou School. 

Pianist Sunyong Hwang holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Chun-Ang University in South Korea, where she studied under Dr. Wan-Kyu Chung; a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, under Dr. Thomas Yee; and Doctor of Musical Arts in piano pedagogy, under Dr. William Westney, from Texas Tech University.

As an active solo and collaborative piano performer, Dr. Hwang embraces a wide repertoire of solo piano work and chamber work styles. She served as a Director of the Keyboard area and Adjunct Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Texas Permian Basin. In addition, she served as a church pianist at the First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas.
To view the May Spire, click here or on the picture below.
Welcome back to Sunday School! 
In-person Sunday School for children ages 3 through 5th grade, is ready for you! For more information and for a copy of our COVID-19 prevention policies, please contact Children's Ministries Director Cayanna Herrera at: 
We celebrate with the many students who have made it to graduation this year. We would like to honor ALL graduates in our online worship service on May 22nd. If you are a 2022 graduate (of any level), or you have a graduate in your family, please let us know so we can recognize them and celebrate their accomplishments together!
Submissions may include a photo of the graduate, the graduate's name, school/future school, area of study, a brief message/bio (30- words). Please send what you'd like shared to Kristen Young ( by Tuesday, May 17, 8:00 p.m.(Remember that the information will be viewable by the public so share with caution!)
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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