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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

June 27, 2024

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Service Participants:

Click HERE to view the names and assignments for this Sunday and all the other Sundays of this month.




The Rev. Libby Berman

The Rev. Jennifer Latham

The Rev. Robert Steele

The Vestry

Sr. Warden: Tusi Mayer

Jr. Warden: Austin Nakoa

Treasurer: Stephanie Ching

Treasurer Emerita:

Jean Steele

Members at Large:

Lila Johnson, Kim Garner, Jack Tonaki, Ginnie Long, Carol Ching, Barbara Coles, Justin Donahue, Jennifer Stikeleather

Ministry Intern:

Bill Heran

Office Hours: M-Th 9-12

(808) 373-2131

In our parish, we pray for:

Eric & Katy, Leandra, Karen, Renu & Raj, Luci D, Dave K, David K, Sheri G, Wayne, Heather, Todd, Tom, Kate, Michael, Ann, Joyce, Sandee, Doris, Olav, Linda, Sue, Esther N, Agenhart E, Joern H, Milo W, Preston E,

Sally W, Akiko H, Lorraine M, Antone T, Betty L, Lisa May M, Lydia L, Naoko O, and Doug K.

AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.

Please contact the HNC office with any prayer requests 

We are posting a brief day by day meditation from Forward Movement. It's a great way to start your morning! Just click on the website icon above.

Holy Nativity Thrift Shop

(808) 373-3744

Wednesdays: 9am-12pm

Fridays: 9am-12pm

Saturdays: 9am-12pm

July GREEN tags 50% OFF!

Click here to visit the Thrift Shop webpage

For donations, please donate during store hours, and please do not leave items outside the gate after hours. Mahalo!

The 6th Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist

June 30, 2024 at 9am


To join our Zoom service(s) online, Click HERE

Or Dial-in by phone at one of these numbers:

       +1 253 215 8782 

Meeting ID: 537 938 292 (No Password)

Click HERE for Sunday Bulletin

Click HERE for FAMILY Sunday Bulletin

Note: Click on any image to enlarge


Our 75th Anniversary Campaign is Coming to a Close.

Click HERE to view our 75th brochure and consider the many goals we have for our church and campus, when making your gift.

Please join us this Sunday 6/30 for a celebratory

Ice Cream Social after the service on the lanai.


General Convention Update

The convention has voted on a significant resolution concerning our water issues in Hawai'i.

Below is an explanation of the resolution:

In Hawaiian teaching, ola i ka wai (water is life), and in Christian teaching, water is the source of life, renewal, and rebirth. For many years the drinking water on the island of Oʻahu has been threatened by the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, maintained by the U.S. Navy.

In the latest leak in 2021, the fuel tanks leaked thousands of gallons of jet fuel into the local aquifer that provides drinking water to the residents of O‘ahu. Many families suffered and continue to suffer from the physical and emotional consequences of unknowingly using tainted water.

Though the Navy has attempted to clean the water and has defueled most of the fuel from the tanks, the water still shows signs of contamination. The Navy’s actions were too late, inadequate, and resulted in a loss of trust of the people of Hawai‘i as well as permanent damage to the aquifer.

Below is a full copy of the resolution text:

In the coming weeks, Banyan Tree will be covering other resolutions that impact Hawai'i.


Pictured above is a photo of the youth delegation at General Convention (including our own Nicholas Livingston center, standing, blond hair). 

They shared their views with the House of Bishops on Monday, June 24th.


In other Convention news...

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, bishop of the Episcopal Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York, was elected and confirmed the

28th presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church on June 26th for a nine-year term

beginning Nov. 1, 2024

For more info click HERE


5-Week Book Study

Beginning on

Sunday, July 14 or

Monday, July 15

w/ Rev. Libby

Join us on on

Sundays at 10:45am or Mondays at 11am

"A Masterpiece of Satire on Hell’s Latest Novelties and Heaven’s Unanswerable Answer."

"At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the wordly-wise devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. 

The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written."

Copies of The Screwtape Letters available for $10.00. Contact the HNC office. 


Aloha 'Oe to the Maxons!

The Rev. John "Hollis" Maxon and Ethel Maxon, who have long been associated with Holy Nativity, have let us know they will be moving to Florida later this summer, to be closer to their children. Their new contact information is included below. Please make the change in your copy of our parish directory, so that we may continue to be in touch. 

Travel safely and be well, Hollis and Ethel!

27845 County Road 44A, Eustis, FL. 32736
Phone number (808) 218-9482 (cell)

Update on

Music Director


HNC has received several applications for the Music Director position. Rev. Libby is conducting initiation interviews, after which a search committee will assist with a set of second interviews.

Mahalo to Kathy Otani and Ed Stikeleather for joining the search team. We will provide further updates as they become available.

Please include this search for our new music ministry leader in your prayers.



Rev. Jenn returns June 30th.


Thrift shop bargains the month of July:

all items with Green Tags will be 50% off.


The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
5286 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821