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April 21, 2024


Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sermon by Rev. Rushan Sinnaduray

"Stepping Outside the Sheep Pen"

7 AM Atherton Memorial Chapel

9 AM – Sanctuary

Coffee & Fellowship to follow

11 AM Parish Hall

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10 AM - Online

Via Zoom or Facebook

Webinar ID: 871 4936 7567; Passcode: cuc


Children (birth to age 3)

The Nursery will be open during the 9 AM & 11 AM worship services.

Children (age 3 to grade 5)

Sunday School will be available during the 9 AM & 11 AM worship services.


Youth (grades 6 to 12)

Meet for worship in Parish Hall, 11 AM. Youth will gather in the Youth Room.



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Central Union Windward Ministry

Sunday Worship

10 AM - Windward Sanctuary

Sermon by Rev. Arthur Briggs

"Not for Sale"

Lorna Bright, Worship Musician

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Central Union Pohnpei Ministry

Sunday Worship

11 AM - Atherton Memorial Chapel


Pastor Rushan Installed!

On April 14, 2024, we celebrated the installation of Rev. A. Rushan Sinnaduray as our Senior Minister!

While Pastor Rushan has been serving at Central Union since September, it was not until this service that we became formal partners in covenanted ministry together, through installation by the O‘ahu Association of the United Church of Christ.

The congregation gathered, along with representatives and witnesses from sister UCC churches on O‘ahu.

Pastor Rushan committed 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 made similar promises to him – to accept and love him, to support his decisions and ministry, and to pray for him and his family.

View Service of Installation

Mahalo to all who were part of this important occasion in the life of our church!

If you missed it, you can view a recording!

Young(ish) Adults Invited for New Beginnings!

If you are part of Generations X, Y, or Z, you are invited to the “New Beginnings” kick-off party of our Young(ish) Adult Ministry where we will share more about our future plans. We would love to see you there on Saturday, April 27, at Ala Moana Beach Park from 2 to 5 PM! We hope to reach our goal of 30 people! Contact

CUC to Host 202nd ‘Aha

Central Union will be hosting the 202nd ‘Aha Pae‘āina of the Hawai‘i Conference United Church of Christ. from June 13-15. This is the annual gathering of the larger body to which we belong. It will be in-person again for the first time since the onset of COVID!

There will be worship, workshops, and business sessions. It's an opportunity to gather with our UCC siblings here in Hawai‘i and learn more about the Conference which we all make up. ALL are invited to attend. REGISTER BY MAY 13


Order Your CUC Shirt!

Need a no-brainer outfit for coming to church? Wanna wear CUC on your heart?

Order a shirt for $25! They're polo-style, dark forest green shirts of Dri Fit, moisture-wicking material. The church 'logo', a cross encircled by "Central Union Church, Love Never Faileth" is embroidered in white on the chest. Available in sizes XS to 4XL.

Order by April 30 to get your shirt by the end of May! Order forms can be found in Sunday worship bulletins and submitted in the offering plate. Or download an order form and turn it in to our Organizational Manager at the Church Office during the week or by email,

Thanks for the Diapers!

Mahalo to everyone who donated to the Children’s Ministry Diaper Drive this past Lenten season! Our theme throughout Lent was “Essentials for the Journey” and with 1 in 2 families struggling with diaper need, these are surely essentials! We were able to give a donation of $1500 and share more than 1500 diapers and over 2300 wipes with the Aloha Diaper Bank which will distribute the items to families in need in our community.

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! Get tickets by April 19.


Click to view The Spire for April 2024:

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


  • Give thanks for the many participants, volunteers, and attendees at the Service of Installation and following reception who made it possible for us to celebrate our covenanted ministry with Pastor Rushan together!

  • Pray for our ministries that do outreach in our local and global communities.

  • Pray for the various needs on our campus, that we might find ways to fund and support improvements to our facilities to better accommodate and welcome all.

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