Second Sunday of Easter
April 11, 2021
"A Simple Service of Testimony and Song in Celebration of the Resurrection"
Special Worship Service led by the Council of Conference Ministers and staff members of the national setting of the United Church of Christ.
April 4th from 9:30-10:30am
On Sunday, April 4th, Hilo Coast UCC will have a drive-through Easter Sunday service. We will be celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. This alone is cause for a grand celebration! Communion will be served.
However, that’s not all! We will also celebrate our annual Sokabe Sunday. This is a time when we pause to reflect on the works of Reverend Shiro Sokabe and his wife, Shika. Kathy Antonio is putting together a picture board of text and pictures from the Sokabe era.
We will also bid a fond farewell to our faithful members, Dan and Jennifer Whetstone, who are relocating to the mainland. Members will have a chance to say good-bye to these two special friends of Hilo Coast. We wish them all the best as they transition to a new chapter in their lives.
Fern Yamane is preparing her traditional Easter baskets for all to take home. These baskets are stuffed full of goodies for every age group.
Please mark your calendars and save the date!
For those unable to attend the Easter drive-through, the church council will be collecting greeting and farewell cards for the Whetstone’s. Please mail your cards no later than March 31 to Joni Cronin, 101 Aupuni St Apt 506, Hilo, HI 96720. Email messages can also be sent to hilocoastchurch@gmail. They will be printed and presented to Dan and Jennifer.
One Great Hour of Sharing
This year’s theme for one One Great Hour of Sharing is, “Let Love Flow”. The gifts you give to OGHS are leveraged with those of others across the United Church of Christ bringing a greater impact to the work being done with local and global partners. Your support enables the greater church to respond to a variety of global and local concerns by addressing advocacy, sustainable development, refugee and asylum issues, migration, and disasters, and assisting those most in need and vulnerable among us.
When you share your gifts, you “Let Love Flow” and your generosity ensures that, even in the midst of uncertainty, the transforming power of God’s love continues to change lives around the world, as together we build a just world for all. Because our church, Hilo Coast United Church of Christ, is currently closed we will accept your gifts as mailed to the church at: P.O. Box 217, Honomu, HI 96728. You may also donate online at
Centering Prayer Group
If anyone is interested in joining a meditative prayer group on Fridays, please contact Pastor Joe.
Drop-off Days for Canned Goods
We still collect canned goods for the Hawaii Island Food Basket every week. You may drop off your donations at the church on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9am-12 noon. Pastor Joe (808-785-4822) will be near or at the chapel during these days. You may also drop off the canned goods with the Women’s Fellowship during their store hours from 10am-2pm. 😊
Our next workday is Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Bring your own snacks and drink. Take breaks on your own and we will leave as soon as everything is done and cleaned and put away.
Women’s Fellowship Thrift Store Update
We are pleased to announce that we’ve hit the $2,000 mark! The WF donated $500 to the Food Bank because they really need help this year. All proceeds go to local charities in the community. Our thrift store is in the Fellowship Hall and is open every Wednesday from 10am - 2pm. For more info or to schedule a pickup of your household items or clothing, please email or call Kiki 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.