Sunday, January 22, 2017
In 2013, the 191st ʻAha Paeʻaina of the Hawaiʻi Conference - United Church of Christ voted to establish an annual Kalaupapa Sunday. Hymns and songs, Scripture reading, poems and stories focusing on Kalaupapa were highlighted at the 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017.
2017 Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 15, 2017
The 2017 Annual Meeting of Keawalaʻi Congregational Church was held on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The meeting began at 12:00 noon in the Hale Pule.
Reports were received from the various boards and committees. The 2017 Proposed Budget was presented for review and approval and officers and board and committee members were elected.
A luncheon preceded the meeting. The Outreach Committee coordinated the lunch for the day. Those wishing to offer their kōkua by providing a dish to share were invited to do so. Donations for the luncheon were welcomed, not required.
ʻAha ʻAina Wai Maka/Hepedoma
Sunday, January 8-15, 2017
The “ʻAha ʻAina Wai Maka” or “Feast of Tears” was held on January 8, 2017. The annual event is a service of remembrance for members and friends who died in 2016.
The service was followed by “Hepedoma” or the “Week of prayer.” Members and friends were invited to be in prayer for the various ministries of the church and for ways in which they may offer their kōkua throughout the year. The week culminated with the annual meeting of the church on Sunday, January 15, 2017.