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Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

June 6, 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, and Skye L.

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

June BLUE 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 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Family Sunday

Holy Eucharist

June 9, 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


Summertime is Here!

A message from Rev. Jenn

Summer has definitely arrived! Itʻs amazing how within one or two weeks, the shift to summer happens. Here in Hawaiʻi nei we may not have the differences in temperature or light that some places on the continent have, yet there are other ways to know that summer has arrived. Kids and parents are released from the intensity of the school day schedule. In Honolulu, the traffic pressure lessens and we find ourselves arriving at our destination a little more quickly and with a little less stress. 

How do you mark the summer season? Maybe you have travel planned. Perhaps you like to stay put and enjoy all of the blessings that Hawaiʻi has for us during this time of year: beautiful hikes, lovely beaches and shoreline drives, sweet mangos, later sunsets. However summer shows up for you, we pray that you will have some blessed “down time” so you can rejuvenate and refresh.

At Holy Nativity, the schoolʻs summer program has started, basketball camp is running in the gymnasium, and the thrift shop continues to provide great bargains for our community. In church, our choir is taking a summer break and we have planned some special music with our interim musician, Marlene Patton. Itʻs an opportunity to share the diverse musical and other artistic gifts of our community. Music is one way that people encounter the Divine; it can provide space for people to feel Godʻs presence near, and it can open up space in our hearts as we listen. Whether you are the one playing or singing, or the one listening, we hope that this summer will be a time of holy encounter for you at Holy Nativity.

Consider asking a friend to join you this summer, to share in worship, community, and fellowship. We look forward to worshiping together!


"Hind-Clark Dairy Farm", William Henry Hilliard 1836-1905

Robert Louis Stevenson was here in Hawaii for five months in 1890. Imagine him travelling around our island and seeing some dairy cows where our church stands today.

The church, of course, has

been here only 75 years and our campaign to raise money for its future is coming to a close this month; please make a gift today.

The Cow

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The friendly cow all red and white,

I love with all my heart:

She gives me cream with all her might,

To eat with apple tart.

She wanders lowing here and there,

And yet she cannot stray,

All in the pleasant open air,

The pleasant light of day;

And blown by all the winds that pass

And wet with all the showers,

She walks among the meadow grass

And eats the meadow flowers.

Hind-Clark Dairy Farm, cows going to milking barn 1929


Holy Nativity Columbarium

Space Available!

6 double and 23 single niches in our columbarium are available for purchase. When compared to other columbarium on Oahu, HN offers a substantial value for HNC affiliated individuals & families.

Please contact Athena in the office for an informational packet. or 808-373-2131



Please consider helping with the Coffee Hour effort by bringing snacks and/or potluck to share.

Any and all contributions are welcome!

Remember, it takes a village!


Rev. Libby will be away beginning Wednesday, May 15th to see family in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

While Rev. Libby is away, please be in touch with Rev. Jenn or our Senior Warden, Tusi Mayer, with pastoral or parish concerns.

Rev. Libby will return Thursday, June 13th


Thrift shop bargains the month of June, all items with BLUE Tags 50% off.


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