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May 12, 2024


Seventh Sunday of Easter

Mothers' Day

Sermon by Rev. Mary Herbig

"Woman Wisdom"

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 (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 Kahu Richard Walenta

"By Wisdom God Founded the Earth"

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


NEW! View the May 2024 issue of The Spire.

CUC Historical Tour

All are welcome to come for this historical tour on Thursday, May 16, at 9:30 AM. Hear our church's history from 1833 to the present. The tour will start on the Sanctuary steps and last about 45 minutes. If you'd like to join, please RSVP to

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Honoring 2024 Graduates

We will acknowledge 2024 graduates on May 26 and would like to honor the graduates among us. If you, or a loved one, are a 2024 graduate of any level, please let us know so we can honor and celebrate these accomplishments together!


Submissions may include a photo of the graduate, the graduate's name, school/future school, area of study.


Please send what you'd like shared to by Wednesday, May 22. (Remember that the information will be viewable by the public so share with caution!)


Prepare for Pentecost

Did you know that our beautiful Sanctuary was dedicated for worship use in May 1924? Which means that this month, May 2024, marks 100 years since we began using this inspiring building for worship.

On Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2024, we will launch a year of celebration as we mark this important milestone in our church's long history. We will have just one in-person service in the Sanctuary at 10 AM (and online) as we celebrate and give thanks for the past, praise God for our present, and dream dreams for a vibrant future ahead as the people of God in this time and place.

Save the date and plan to join us for the celebration and then look forward to many special events and activities over the next 12 months. We hope you will wear your best Sunday-red outfit and join the celebration! Following the service, we’ll have a Pentecost Potluck. Plan to stay for food and fellowship!

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; limited space available

If you're interested in volunteering, 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

Read Devotional

Devotional for Easter

Easter Sunday is behind us, but we're still in Eastertide!

"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


  • As Mothers' Day approaches, we give thanks for our mothers! May we hold space for each other and the range of feelings – happy and heavy – that the day can bring up.

  • Give thanks for the mother figures who have nourished, encouraged, and invested in us throughout our lives!

  • Pray for holy wisdom for those among us who are in a time of discernment.

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UCC Officers Issue Statement

UCC General Minister and President Karen Georgia Thompson and Acting Associate General Minister Shari Prestemon released a statement amid the ongoing unrest on college campuses across the globe and offered continued solidarity with people and our partners in the Middle East.

In part the statement reads, "we press for a permanent ceasefire, the delivery of abundant medical and humanitarian aid, the immediate release of all hostages and prisoners, and resolution to the core issues so that a lasting and just peace may prevail."

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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.


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 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.


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


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 by Wednesday to be published in the following days.

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