22nd Annual Lūʻau
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
“Imua nā pua lanakila Kahoʻolawe” is the theme for the 22nd Annual Lūʻau of Keawalaʻi Congregational Church. A special exhibit will focus on the past, present and future of the island of Kahoʻolawe.
Kaōʻnohi Lee, a member of the Lūʻau Committee, said, “There are historical sites and there are moʻōlelo, oli and mele about the island that provide a wealth of information, all of which contribute to the richness of the island. Thus the island provides the vessel that connects past generations to future generations.”
Two hālau will be featured at this year’s event including Kumu Hula Ualani Makaike Calleja and the haumāna of Hālau I Kona Mau Lima, Lāhainā and Nā Kumu Hula ‘Iliahi & Haunani Paredes of the award-winning Hālau Kekuaokalaʻauʻalaʻiliahi of Wailuku.
In addition the entertainment will include Ikaika Blackburn of Leo Hone with Piʻilani Arias and Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing. Jamie Lawrence is a long-time friend of Keawalaʻi and also returns to share his music.
The lūʻau will also include a Children’s Tent, a Gift Center and a Lei Table.
Tickets are $40.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 years old and under. Entertainment will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. Food service begins at 12:00 noon.
More information is available at: (808) 879-5557 (Office) or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
On Sunday, March 30, 2014 members and friends will be invited to share their gifts through the annual special offering for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS). For 65 years, Christians in North America have changed lives with their gifts to One Great Hour of sharing.
By sharing our resources, we share God's love and blessing, bringing joy to thousands of God's children who wait for their seed of hope to bloom.
The offering is administered by the Wider Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ. It is the refugee, relief and development fund that provides support to people in more than eighty countries around the world.
Special offering envelopes will be provided. The special offering will be received in addition to the regular morning offering. Members and friends may give to one or the other or both. In 2013 gifts totaling $1,121.00 were received.
Lauhala Pāpale Sunday
Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Palm/Passion Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. The tradition of members and friends wearing their finest lauhala pāpale or hats woven out of pandanus leaves continues.
On Palm/Passion Sunday, April 13, 2014, women and men will have an opportunity to once more not only to commemorate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem but to commemorate the events of the week that will lead to his arrest, trial and crucifixion.
Maundy Thursday Service
Bread of the World
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
The annual Maundy Thursday Service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. Nā Leo Nahenahe, the adult choir, will be singing “Bread of the World” by Reginald Huber and Ron Klusmeier as well as Mozart’s “Ave Verum” in Hawaiian.
Stephen Haines, Director of the Music Ministry Program, will direct the choir. Members of the music team include Danny Brown, organist and Ellen Caringer, pianist.
The service will be based on an ancient service known as Tenebrae that comes from the eighth century. It symbolizes the suffering and death of Christ and the darkness that filled the earth when Jesus was crucified. Candles will be used in the service to represent Jesus Christ as the Light of the World.
Easter Sunrise Service
Lord of the Dance
Sunday, April 20th, 2014
The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014 on the grounds of the church. The outdoor service will again include the sharing of The Lord’s Supper and the Easter floral cross.
Members of Nā Leo Nahenahe, the adult choir, will sing “Lord of the Dance.” They will also sing “Easter Fantasia” - a medley of “Christ Arose,” “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” - with members of the Children’s Ensemble.
Members and friends are invited to bring single stem flowers or lei for the cross. These will be placed on the cross during the sharing of The Lord’s Supper. Come and worship!