Looking Back

Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, December 10, 2022

The Annual Blessing of the Animals was held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. on the grounds of the church.

Churches celebrate the blessing of animals in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. At Keawalaʻi it has become a tradition that the blessing is held in December. Readings, prayers, and a blessing were offered as well as pictures with Santa.

Arrangements for the day took into account the needs of the various animals including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits or any other pets. The service was coordinated through the ministry of the Board of Deacons, with the kōkua of church members.


Outreach Craft Faire and Bake Sale
Sunday, December 11, 2022

The Outreach Craft Faire and Bake Sale was held on Saturday, December 11, 2022 after the 10 a.m. morning service under the pavilion.

Mahalo to those who contributed by making a craft or baking a treat for the sale!

Proceeds from the bake sale support the work of the Outreach Committee. Grants are provided year-round for individuals and families throughout Maui County. This is a great way to support the Outreach mission of Keawalaʻi and start your Christmas shopping.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Saturday, December 24, 2022

The Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at historic Keawalaʻi Congregational Church - United Church of Christ was held on Saturday, December 24, 2022, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of the church.

A select group of musicians were featured under the direction of Cameron Keys.   Our program featured a lovely Ceremony of Lessons and Carols as we focus on the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Traditional carols were sung in English and Hawaiian.

Members and friends who attended were given a candle to light.  Seating was provided for 500. Mahalo to all who joined us in this year's Christmas celebration.

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