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Don't miss this church-wide event!

If you bought tickets for the Women's League "Love and Honesty" Welcome Dinner, prepare for the exciting evening this Saturday, February 24, 5 PM in the Parish Hall!

Doors open at 4:45 PM. Before getting seated, make sure to walk around and check out the different tables and displays around the room!


February 25, 2024


Second Sunday of Lent

Scout Sunday

Sermon by Rev. Rushan Sinnaduray

Lent: Essentials for the Journey


7 AM - Atherton Memorial Chapel

9 AM - Sanctuary

11 AM - Parish Hall

View the worship bulletin

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 & 11 AM worship service.

Children (age 3 to grade 5)

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


Youth (grades 6 to 12)

Youth will gather, meet in Parish Hall for 11 AM service.



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Central Union Windward Ministry

Sunday Worship

10 AM - Windward Sanctuary

Sermon by Rev. Jessica Briggs

"The Covenant of the Cross"

Lorna Bright, Worship Musician

Central Union Pohnpei Ministry

Sunday Worship

11 AM - Atherton Chapel


Read Weekly Lenten Devotionals

Essentials for the Journey

Week 1 • COMPASS: Finding Direction


Attend Film Screening of Israelism

Israelism is a documentary made by two Jewish filmmakers which "seeks to understand the unique relationship between the American Jewish population and the state of Israel. But more than that, [the filmmakers] challenge it, giving voice to a rising number of American Jews who have questioned their pro-Israel upbringing."

Join Jewish Voice for Peace (Hawai‘i chapter) and Hawai‘i for Palestine for a documentary screening and panel discussion on Saturday, March 9, 4:00 - 7:15 PM in the Parish Hall. (Virtual option also available.)

This community learning opportunity is being co-hosted by CUC Community Ministry and Faith Action to hear firsthand experiences and learn a different perspective.

Admission is FREE with registration. Get your tickets before they sell out! The event is open to the wider community and tickets are going quick.

Note: Masks are required at this event.


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Attend Organ Concert

The 19th Annual AGO Organ Recital will be held in the CUC Sanctuary on Sunday, March 3, at 2 PM, featuring James Kealey, organist. He serves as Interim Director of Music/Organist at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY and is a candidate for the Doctor of Music Arts degree at Eastman School of Music. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Check out this promo video!


Children's Ministry Diaper Drive

This Lenten season, Children's Ministry is doing a Diaper Drive in partnership with the Aloha Diaper Bank to help alleviate diaper need in our community—and the entire congregation is invited to join in!

Ways to Contribute:

  • Donate diapers and/or wipes They may be dropped off every Sunday of Lent and on Easter Sunday or dropped off in the Church Office during regular business hours during Lent.

Let's help with these “Essentials for the Journey” for those in need in our community this Lenten season! Learn more about diaper need and its impact on our community:

Participate in Lenten Study

Morning & Evening Options!

Have you failed recently? Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place among your peers, or society at large?

Join Pastor Rushan for this study throughout Lent! Based on themes explored in Eric Elnes’ book, Gifts of the Dark Wood, we will explore the proposition that our best help on life’s journey often comes from the most unlikely and misunderstood of places: a place known famously, or infamously, as the Dark Wood.


Order Easter Flowers

The Flower Committee will distribute flowers among our various worship spaces for Easter. If you’d like to donate and dedicate a plant ($10 each) to the Glory of Easter, in honor of someone, or in memory of someone, please submit your order by Sunday, March 24, to be included in the Easter bulletins.


You may order online by clicking below OR submit a 'coupon' which is printed in the worship bulletins.


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 below.


Scholarships Available

The Women's League of Central Union Church is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications from students for the Kenneth O. and Doris A. Rewick Educational Aid Fund and the Ruth C. Scudder Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications will be accepted through the ScholarsApp online platform only. Deadline for applications: February 28, 2024.



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


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


  • In this Lenten season, may we take the opportunity to orient ourselves and allow our relationship with God to guide our direction.

  • Pray for the Women's League as they prepare to host the "Love and Honesty" Welcome Dinner this weekend. May all who participate feel renewed connection and deeper love for our church and community!

  • Give thanks for our partnership with Troop 777 and the scouts who will join us for worship this Sunday!
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