September 19, 2021
The Sokabe Chapel is closed.
Guest Minister, Rev. Larry Walter
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CHURCH EVENTS
The church council continues to monitor weekly to determine when it is safe to reopen the church. The council will discuss other service options during our closure. In the meantime, please take care and be safe.
Mahalo and Aloha
Calvin Motoda, Moderator
NEIGHBORS IN NEED SPECIAL OFFERING
Neighbors in Need “Unfailing Love” offering which we will receive on OCTOBER 3, supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.
Through ucc.org/justice, our national Justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates, and action alerts on a broad spectrum of justice issues. Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (a network of thousands of UCC justice and peace advocates), Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, civil liberties, and environmental justice.
Neighbors in Need also supports our American Indian neighbors in the UCC. One-third of the offering supports the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM). Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM. CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1,000 individuals from dozens of other tribes a nations who are members of other UCC congregations in the U.S.
Most churches collect the offering on October 3, 2021 as part of World Communion Sunday, but you can donate anytime. Neighbors in Need helps make Unfailing Love possible. Please give generously. You may send your check to Hilo Coast UCC, P.O. Box 277, Honomu, HI 96728. Be sure to write NIN on the memo line of your check. Contributions to Neighbors in Need can also be made online at anytime: ucc.org/nin
Many thanks for your support!
Missions Team Leader
Next work day is September 21. Bring your own snacks and drink. Take breaks on your own and we will leave as soon as everything is done and equipment cleaned and put away.
Women’s Fellowship Thrift Store
Our Thrift Store hours are every Wednesday, from 10am – 2pm. Come by and check out the latest inventory. For more info or to schedule a pickup of your household items or clothing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kiki Rycraft at 895-4165. Mahalo for everyone’s support!
Department of Health Crisis Line
The State Department of Health has expanded the former suicide prevention and counseling line into a 24-hour Crisis Line dedicated to helping and supporting individuals who are facing personal crises. Big Island residents may call toll free at 1-800-753-6879.