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April 14, 2024


Third Sunday of Easter

Sermon by Rev. Rushan Sinnaduray



10 AM - Sanctuary

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10 AM - Online

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Service of Installation*

4 PM - Sanctuary

Sermon by John Pavlovitz


Children (birth to age 3)

The Nursery will be open during the 10 AM worship service.

Children (age 3 to grade 5)

Sunday School will be available during the 10 AM worship service.


Youth (grades 6 to 12)

10 AM: Worship in Sanctuary , 11 AM: Gather in Youth Room



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Central Union Windward Ministry

Sunday Worship

10 AM - Windward Sanctuary

Sermon by Rev. Jessica Briggs

“You Are Witness”

Lorna Bright, Worship Musician

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Central Union Pohnpei Ministry

Sunday Worship

11 AM - Atherton Memorial Chapel

Pohnpei Ministry Choir singing


*Attend Service of Installation and Reception!

This Sunday, April 14, we will celebrate the installation of Pastor Rushan as our Senior Minister! While Pastor Rushan has been serving at Central Union for about six months now, he is not yet in covenant with the church. The Service of Installation, at 4 PM in the Sanctuary, is where that happens.

The congregation gathers, along with representatives and witnesses from sister UCC churches on O‘ahu. Pastor Rushan will commit himself to the church, promising to care for the people, lead by example, and follow faithfully and prayerfully in Christ’s way of compassion. Likewise, the congregation makes similar promises to him – to accept and love him, to support his decisions and ministry, and to pray for him and his family. It is a very important celebration of the church and we hope you will be a part of it!

Planning to attend the reception?

Following the service will be a casual reception in the Parish Hall to greet Pastor Rushan and his family, and to enjoy fellowship with one another! Come and go as you please. It was previously mentioned that potluck side dishes are encouraged, but food will be provided, so please join us and don't worry about bringing anything! If you plan to stay for food, please let us know so we can have enough for everyone. We've extended the RSVP deadline. Please RSVP by TODAY, April 11.

RSVP for reception

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Dream Big and Dazzle!

Tickets are on sale for DAZZLE 2024, Central Union Preschool's annual fundraiser happening on Friday, April 26. Come for an evening of good food from local chefs, music, and camaraderie on the CUPS campus! There will be auctions in person and online. Funds from Dazzle help to support educational curriculum, tuition assistance programs, and more!

Read Devotional

Devotional for Easter

Easter Sunday is behind us, but the Easter season is before us!

"I pray this Easter season that the Easter story challenges us to live lives of joy, of faith and compassion. I pray that the Easter story challenges you and me to be steadfast in the face of injustice and gentle in the face of violence and to always speak truth to power with courage. I pray that the Easter story challenges you and me to let our lives be characterized by a search for wisdom and challenges us to witness to the love in Jesus Christ for all people without exception – this love which lives, and dies and lives again as it irrigates our souls and sustains us in our daily life." read more


Volunteer at the CUC Thrift Shop

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, between 9AM3PM
  • Volunteers are needed to assist customers on the sales floor
  • Contact Joanne Matsumoto

Volunteer with the Flower Committee

  • Fridays or Saturday mornings
  • Contact the church office for more info

Volunteer at Serving Aloha

  • Wednesdays, 10 AM1:30 PM; check in outside Women's Building
  • NEED FOOD? Walk-in: 11 AM - 12 PM; Drive-through: 12 PM - 1 PM

Volunteer with Community Ministry

  • Second Tuesdays, prep and cook 2:30–5:30 PM, distribute meals 5:45–6:45 PM

Readers Needed for Worship!

Worship is one of the heartbeats of our church – it is the work of the whole church community in praising God, hearing God's word to us and responding in faith. One way to help each other in our worship is by reading scripture and other parts of our service. It enhances our experience of worship when we can have different faces and voices leading worship.

If you are willing to read in a worship service, please join our pool of readers! Learn more and sign up by clicking HERE.


Virtual Aloha Lanai Zoom Online Fellowship

  • Sundays following the online worship service, around 11 AM
  • JOIN ON ZOOM (Meeting ID: 859 7383 9801; Passcode: Aloha)

Centering Prayer Meditation

  • Mondays, 7 PM • JOIN ON ZOOM
  • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM • Music Building, Honolulu campus

Mindfulness Meditation with Marion

Mindful Movement with Bamboo Sticks

Men's Bible Study on Zoom


  • Pray for all who participate in and attend the Service of Installation this Sunday as we celebrate our covenanted ministry with Pastor Rushan!

  • Give thanks for generosity, for all the donations given to the Children's Ministry Diaper Drive which will be shared with the community through Aloha Diaper Bank.

  • Pray for the new things happening among us, like the Young(ish) Adult Ministry (read more in The Spire)!
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