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THIS SUNDAY

June 16, 2024

WORSHIP


Sermon by Rev. Rushan Sinnaduray

"The Parable of Sower"


7 AM Atherton Memorial Chapel


9 AM – Sanctuary


11 AM Parish Hall


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10 AM - Online

Via Zoom or Facebook

Webinar ID: 871 4936 7567; Passcode: cuc

CHILDREN & YOUTH


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.

Contact: cayanna-herrera@centralunionchurch.org


Youth (grades 6 to 12)

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

Contact: melissa-thach@centralunionchurch.org

MINISTRY SERVICES

38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734

808-254-3802 • cuwindward@gmail.com

Central Union Windward Ministry


Sunday Worship

10 AM - Windward Sanctuary


Sermon by Kahu Richard Walenta

“God Sows While We Sleep”


Lorna Bright, Worship Musician

Are you on Facebook? Follow and "like" Central Union Windward's new Facebook page!

Central Union Pohnpei Ministry


Sunday Worship

11 AM - Atherton Memorial Chapel

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

‘Aha Pae‘āina THIS WEEK!


The ‘Aha Pae‘āina is the annual gathering of our wider church, the Hawai‘i Conference United Church of Christ. Delegates and visitors from our 100+ sister churches around the islands come together to worship, enjoy fellowship, share meals, learn, and do the business of our wider church.


Martha Balkin, Carol Egan, Ken Harding, John Steelquist, and Laura Steelquist will be the five delegates representing Central Union at the ‘Aha.

Portions of the ‘Aha will be live-streamed and recorded for all to view online. Visit hcucc.org/aha-paeaina to learn more. You can also volunteer at the ‘Aha and check it out in person!

Starting today, Thursday, June 13, through Saturday, June 15, Central Union will be hosting the 202nd ‘Aha Pae‘āina of the Hawai‘i Conference United Church of Christ (HCUCC).


Thanks to those who have already signed up to volunteer and have donated snacks! We are still in need of help to provide a warm welcome and hospitality to our guests. Here are some of the tasks:


  • Welcoming and providing directions to ‘Aha delegates and guests
  • Helping set up food and beverages for meals
  • Helping clean up after meals
  • Helping set out beverages and snacks
  • Donating snacks


Please sign up HERE if you are willing to volunteer for a shift(s)! If you have any questions, contact Natasha at Pastor Rushan’s office (808-440-3004 or natasha-dator@centralunionchurch.org).

Sign up to volunteer

Become a Member!


Interested in becoming a member of CUC? Join Pastor Rushan in the Rewick Board Room (in the Admin Building) to learn more about church membership on Sunday, June 23, at 10 AM (between the 9 AM and 11 AM services).


Please RSVP by Monday, June 17, 5 PM to cuc@centralunionchurch.org.

CUC Children's Ministry will offer Compassion Camp again this summer for kids ages 3 through grade 5. Sign up your keiki for a week of fun and growth as "God's Global Kids: Learning to Love the World."


July 22-26, 2024

Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 12 PM, at the CUC Honolulu campus


Suggested donation of $40

Donations may be made before or during Compassion Camp through cash, check (payable to Central Union Church, include "Summer Program" on the memo line), or online (centralunionchurch.org, click the GIVE button, select "Children's Ministry - Summer Program" from the dropdown menu).


If you're interested in volunteering, contact:

cayanna-herrera@centralunionchurch.org

Register keiki

Got E-Waste?

View the May 2024 issue of The Spire.

June 2024's issue of The Spire will be published on June 19 (instead of June 12).

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. The color orange is used to honor survivors and show support for a future free from gun violence. Read more about the Wear Orange campaign.


REMINDER: At the 200th ‘Aha Pae‘āina of the Hawai‘i Conference UCC in 2022, Central Union put forth a resolution of witness which was affirmed by the delegates and calls our churches and members “to make their voices heard in the wider community” that “the time has come for us all to actively promote peace and engage in efforts to end gun violence.” It implored churches “to pray for peace and for an end to these horrific acts of violence, and to let our prayers move us to meaningful action.”


Click the button below to tell elected leaders they must ACT to end gun violence, made simple with the UCC's quick action tool:

QUICK ACTION

PRAY FOR OUR CHURCH


  • Pray a blessing over the ‘Aha Pae‘āina. May God's presence be felt in all that happens and through all who gather to do the shared work of our Conference.


  • Give thanks for all those helping to provide hospitality and a warm welcome for our ‘Aha guests!


  • Pray for the students who will be starting the summer session at the preschool!
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OUR WIDER CHURCH

HCUCC NEWS

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Coconut Wireless

The Coconut Wireless is a weekly e-newsletter of what is happening in and around the Hawai‘i Conference United Church of Christ. Get word on the latest news, events, learning opportunities, and more. Connect, share news and resources with sister churches.

WEEKLY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer at the CUC Thrift Shop

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


Volunteer with the Flower Committee

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


Volunteer at Serving Aloha

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

SMALL GROUPS

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

HAVE SOMETHING TO SHARE?


We welcome relevant news and events to share on the CUC website, e-blast, and/or to post on our bulletin boards. Please submit items to news@centralunionchurch.org by Wednesday to be published in the following days.

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