Looking Ahead
♦  September through December 2018  ♦


Foodland's "Give Aloha" Program
September 1-30, 2018

In 2017, members and friends of Keawalaʻi Congregational Church donated a total of $5,598.63 to the month-long Give Aloha Program through Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program. The “Give Aloha” Program honors Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan and continues his legacy of giving back to the community. Together with a donation of $919.13 from Foodland and a total of $178.39 from Western Union, the total received for 2017 was $6,696.15 Since the program began in 1991, over $20,000,000 has been raised for Hawaiʻi’s non-profit organizations. Laura Moore and Elleanna Moore will again coordinate the annual program for Keawalaʻi.


2018 Ho'okupu Makahiki
November 1-30, 2018

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.


Thanksgiving Day Service & Luncheon
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

The annual Thanksgiving Day Service & Potluck Luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 22, 2018. 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 4th, 2018. Drinks as well as plates, napkins and utensils will be provided.


2018 Advent Service
Sunday, November 25, 2018

The annual Advent Service will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 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 8th, 2018

The 6th Annual Blessing of the Animals will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 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
Monday, December 24th, 2018

The annual outdoor Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held on Monday, December 24, 2018 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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