An online publication of the

Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

May 2, 2024

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Service Participants:

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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, Robert, Esther N, Agenhart E, Joern H, Milo W, Preston E, and Sally W.

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

March Blue Tag 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist

May 5, 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)

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Click HERE for FAMILY Sunday Bulletin


Newcomers Welcome!

On Saturday 4/27 we welcomed newcomers to the Holy Nativity family. We enjoyed brunch on the lanai, cake, and fellowship.

Aloha to all our newcomers, we are so happy you are here with us!


Mahalo, Amie Lawyer!

On occasion, Amie joins our musical team and delights us with her ukulele offerings. She was with us this past Sunday 4/28.

Pictured above playing during our 75th celebration event.


Who's in the Pew?

By Jean Steele

Stephanie Ching was born in Honolulu and grew up in Hawaii Kai. She attended Kahala Elementary School where her mother taught. Stephanie also attended St. Andrew’s Priory, Kaiser High School and UH-Manoa. Stephanie then won a scholarship and earned a masters in Human Resources from Hawaii Pacific University. She hoped that her choice would put her in a position to help people.

Currently working for a local organization, Stephanie is an HR Manager, concerning herself with everything from compensation and benefits to recruiting. She especially enjoys helping others through employee relations.

Her daughters are Kirin 13, and Kaya 10. Kirin attends seventh grade at Iolani School. She is a cheerleader, a tennis player, and dances hula. Her hula halau has recently returned from performing in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. Kaya is in fourth grade at Wilson Elementary School. She likes hip hop dance, horseback riding, and drawing & reading. 

Besides accompanying Kirin and family to Spain, Stephanie has traveled abroad to China, Japan and Taiwan. For two summers she taught English in China and was exposed to a wide variety of unfamiliar food including worms, turtles and camels!

Stephanie was elected to the Vestry at the Annual meeting in February 2024, and has subsequently been appointed our new Treasurer!


Funeral Service for Sumner Howard

This Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11am

Refreshment and gathering on lanai to follow.


Ballroom Dance Event!

Following last week's story about our own Alex Pickens (ballroom dancer) -- for folks who might like to see Alex and Sydney Kim actually do some ballroom dancing, you are invited to the

 "USA Dance," a public event, at the Ala Wai Golf Course on Sat, May 11. 

The event begins at 7pm; competitive dancers will offer an exhibition between 8-9pm.


Heads Up!

Our Thrift Shop Will be closed on

Friday, May 17th and also on

Wednesday, May 22nd.



New Day by Day devotionals for May/June/July are available outside the nave and in the office.


Thrift shop bargains the month of May, all items with Red Tags 50% off.


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