Looking Ahead
♦  November through December 2017  ♦


 

2017 Ho'okupu Makahiki
November 2017

The Hoʻokupu Makahiki or Annual Appeal is held each year throughout the month of November. Members and friends of the church will be invited to share a special gift to support the ongoing mission and ministry of the church.

The annual appeal is a part of the stewardship program of the church. This makahiki season will mark the tenth year of the appeal for special gifts during the season of harvest and thanksgiving. In 2017, a total of $68,945.00 was received.


 

Thanksgiving Day Service & Luncheon
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The annual Thanksgiving Day Service & Potluck Luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. A potluck luncheon will follow at 12:00 noon. Turkey and trimmings will be provided. Members, friends and visitors are invited to bring a side dish to share. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Greeter’s Table beginning on Sunday, November 2nd. Drinks as well as plates, napkins and utensils will be provided.


 

2017 Advent Service
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

The annual Advent Service will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. The evening will feature the music of Nā Leo Nahenahe, the adult choir. All are welcome to an evening of worship as we mark the beginning of the season of Advent.


 

Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The 5th Annual Blessing of the Animals will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the grounds of the church. The service will be coordinated through the Board of Deacons with the kōkua of Cindee Burkitt and Ellen Caringer. Arrangements for the day will take into account the needs of the various animals that may include dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits and others. Dogs must be leashed at all times and cats and other animals must be safely contained.


 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 24th, 2017

The annual outdoor Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held on Saturday, December 24, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of the church. Members and friends who are planning to attend are invited to bring a single stem flower or lei for the two outdoor floral Christmas trees. More information will be included in the November-December issue of this newsletter and journal.



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