The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak
July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2014
The Board of Deacons of Keawalaʻi Congregational Church is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak will be the guest preacher at the 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services throughout the month of July 2014. Boesak is an iconic figure in the lengthy struggle to end apartheid in South Africa.
Boesak is recognized as a humanitarian deeply involved in global struggles for human rights; social, economic and ecological justice; and gender and sexual justice. He is an ordained minister with a Ph.D. in Theology from the Protestant Theological University in Kampen, the Netherlands. He is the author of 17 books and co-author or editor of four others.
He has received numerous honors and awards including the Robert Kennedy Human Rights Award, Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award, and the King Hintsa Bravery Award from the Royal Xhosa House. More recently he has been the Visiting Professor at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dr. Boesak and his wife Elna, daughter Andrea and canine companion Downton will be hosted by the Board of Deacons of the church.
Master Guitar Class & Concert
July 29 & 30, 2014
For many years, guitarists have travelled to Maui to take a one-week master class under the tutelage of Benjamin Verdery. Verdery is the Chair of the Guitar Department at Yale University School of Music in New Haven, Connecticut.
This summer Verdery and the students of the 2014 Master Guitar Class return to Mākena for a week-long gathering at Keawalaʻi Congregational Church. The class will culminate with a concert at the Lāhainā Jodo Mission near Mala Wharf on July 29th and here at Keawalaʻi.
The guitar concert for the Ben Verdery Master Guitar Class at Keawala'i has been set for 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Seasons of the Spirit
Sunday School Program
August 3, 2014
The Season of Creation marks the beginning of the new Sunday School Program set to begin on Sunday, August 3, 2014. It begins with the study and worship of the sacred text of creation and an encounter with the divine wisdom in oceans, fauna and flora, storms and the cosmos.
The Season of Creation will provide students with an opportunity to grow in faith, not only as servants of Christ but also as children of the earth. The Sunday School Teaching Team will be on hand to welcome students back fpllowing a long summer break.
September 1-30, 2014
Foodland’s “Give Aloha” Program
In 2013 members and friends of Keawalaʻi Congregational Church donated a total of $7,020.25 to the month-long Give Aloha Program through in 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 $1,090.90 from Foodland and a total of $423.58 from Western Union, the total received for 2013 was $8,534.73. Since the program began in 1991, over $19,000,000 has been raised for Hawaiʻi’s non-profit organizations.
How it works!
From September 1-30, 2014 you are invited as a member or friend of Keawala‘i Congregational Church to once again make donations up to a cumulative total of $249.00 per person at check-out. Foodland and Western Union Foundation will match a portion of each donation.
Matching gifts will be calculated at the end of the program. Organizations will receive 100% of all customer donations given to their organization, plus their percentage of the matching gift provided by Foodland and Western Union.
How to donate!
Present your Maika‘i Card at the checkout counter and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to: Keawala‘i Congregation Church. Our five digit registration code is 78299. If you do not have a Maika‘i Card, you may request one. Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total. Again you may give up to $249.00. The amount you donate and the name of the church will appear on your receipt.
Any donation must be made payable to “Foodland” or “Sack-N-Save.” Donor names will not be released to the church, so if you would like us to know of your gift, please contact us directly so that we may properly acknowledge your gift.
Contributions are tax deductible!
Your contribution will be tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please save your store receipt for tax purposes since it will be the only record you will have of your donation. Total gifts to organizations will be announced shortly after the drive has ended the week of Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan’s birthday.