Looking Ahead
♦  January through February 2019  ♦


Kalaupapa Sunday
Sunday, January 20, 2019

It was at the 191st ‘Aha Paeʻaina of the Hawaiʻi Conference - United Church of Christ in 2013 that delegates representing the member churches of the conference voted to establish an annual Kalaupapa Sunday. Kalaupapa Sunday will be held here at Keawalaʻi Congregational Church on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Hymns and songs, Scripture readings, poems and stories will be a part of the 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services. January 21, 2019 will mark the 152nd anniversary of when the first 12 people were taken from their families and sent to the Makanalua Peninsusula in 1866. We join with the member of Ka Ohana O Kalaupapa in remembering their names: “Kaaumoana, Kahauliko, Kainaina, Kini, Kipehe, Lakapu, Liilii, Loe, Lono, Nahuina, Puha & Waipio.”

2019 Silent Auction & Luncheon
Sunday, February 10, 2019

The 2019 Silent Auction & Luncheon will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. on the grounds of the church. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Local Mission Fund of the church. Silent auction items will include gift certificates from local businesses including restaurants, resorts, golf courses, and others.

The fund provides support for families and persons in need who are residents of Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi. Tickets for the luncheon will be available in the weeks prior to the event. The luncheon is open to members and friends by donation. Come and join us for a special day.

ʻŌpūkahaʻia Sunday Scholarship Fund Offering
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Churches throughout the Hawaiʻi Conference of the United Church of Christ receive gifts for the ʻŌpūkahaʻia Scholarship Fund on Sunday, February 17, 2019. ʻŌpūkahaʻia died on February 17, 1818 of typhus fever. He was 26 years old.

ʻŌpūkahaʻia’s story is familiar to many in our Hawaiian churches – a young Hawaiian boy fleeing wars between the aliʻi who finds himself in New Haven, Connecticut in the 1800s, alone and looking for a new life. His determination to return to Hawaiʻi with "good news" of Jesus Christ is what inspired the first mission to Hawaiʻi in 1820. The offering is used to support pastoral leadership, especially in smaller Hawaiian churches, and to help students with seminary costs and active ministers with continuing education needs.

Members and friends are invited to give in memory and in celebration of ʻŌpūkahaʻia’s life and the lives of men and women entering the Christian ministry today. Special offering envelopes will be provided. Mahalo!

Keawalaʻi To Host Concert by the Institute for Hawaiian Music - 12:00 noon
Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM) is a mentorship program at the University of Hawaiʻi - Maui College. The program is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian music. Students currently enrolled in the program will be returning to Keawalaʻi on Sunday, February 17, 2019 for a midday concert on the lawn of the church beginning at 12:00 noon. John Rowehl, Keawealaʻi’s Director of Music, will be among the students who will be featured at the event that will follow the morning worship service.

A luncheon will be provided. Members, friends and visitors are invited to remain for the kanikapila. The concert is a part of the Nā Makana series of the Music Ministry Program of the church that seeks to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian music. A suggested donation of $25 is requested.

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