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In This Issue:
+ Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Training on Maui
+ Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Training on Maui
+ Upcoming Webinars, Webcasts & Videos
+ Video available of Presiding Bishop and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Contact Information

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your



June Governance Meetings

Saturday, June 16:

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

8:00 am - Standing Committee

11:00 am - Diocesan Council


Saturday, June 23:

St. Christopher's, Kailua

1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry




Episcopal Church Women Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 22, 8:30 am

Parke Chapel & Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


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O'AHU - God Camp 2012 & LIT Training
Thursday, July 8 - 15
(LIT July 5 - 15)
Camp Mokule'ia
O'AHU - Clergy Day with Peggy Kai Lecture
Saturday, August 4
MAUI - Safeguarding God's Children
Saturday, August 25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku
O'AHU - Clergy Retreat
September 30 - October 2
Details to follow
A Journey of Faith,
A Promise of Hope
November 9 - 11
Cathedral of St. Andrew




Parish Happenings


St. Nicholas Camp

July 7, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

More info to come... 


Invoking the Healer

Mondays, June 18 - July 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

For more info...





End of Life Workshop

Saturday, June 2, 9:30 am - Noon

St. Michael & All Angels, Lihue


Island Style Creative Arts Camp

June 11 - 15, 9:00 am - Noon

St. Michael & all Angels, Lihue

For more info...


7th Annual Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament

July 27 & 28

All Saints Gym, Kapa'a

For more info...





Episcopal Church Women Fun'd Fair

Saturday, June 16, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Good Shepherd, Wailuku

For more info... 


Asset Based Community Development Training

June 22 & 23

Good Shepherd, Wailuku

For more info...


Vacation Bible School - Kanaka Wai Wai

June 25 - 28, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Good Shepherd, Wailuku

For more info...


Altar Guild Event

Tuesday, September 4, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Good Shepherd, Wailuku

For more info...


(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children training listing.)





Vacation Bible Camp

June 4 - 8, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Augustine's, Kapa'au

For more info...




Bishop's Prayer

A Simple Prayer of Commitment:

Come Holy Spirit; fill me so that I can: Dedicate my heart to Christ Jesus, open my mind to seek truth and justice, lift up my hands to welcome the outcast and care for the broken, behold with my eyes the wonders of creation, hear with my ears the story of God in the world, and sing with my lips a song of God's love - with laughter and without worry.  And always in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

 - As shared in the Annual Meeting of the Convention 2011


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Keeping up with Canon Liz:

Beasley's Blog




Would you like to put an announcement in the E-News for a special community event or activity that your church is involved with?  Please e-mail the information to the Editor, along with pictures, fliers and contact information. 

Where you'll find announcements and links to upcoming
events & activities from around the Diocese and beyond!
June 3, 2012



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We are happy to announce the release of the new website of the Diocese of Hawai'i, and it's at the same website address: www.episcopalhawaii.org.  (Note:  If you're going to the site via a bookmark, you may be viewing an old cached page and will have to manually type in the address.) Take a visit, and you will be greeted with a colorful slideshow of our islands in all their splendor!   Click on the pictures to be taken to a short description of each island and its churches.


We've listened to your comments and suggestions, and hope that this new site will be easy-to-navigate as you take advantage of all the information it contains in a user-friendly and visually pleasing format.  There is still a lot more to be added until it is completed, but all of the information from the old website (and much more) is there. Over the next few weeks, we will be working on uploading more info, fixing up the bugs and links, and welcome your feedback as we fine-tune the website.


A few of the new features that we hope you will find useful are:

The release of this new website represents the beginning of expanded interconnectivity between all of the churches in the Diocese.  Through an arrangement with Digital Faith, a web management company, churches will be able to create a website from one of three templates (including the new diocesan website template), share live feeds of upcoming events with registration and payment capabilities, generate member directories, and much more!  Already have a website?  No problem!  You can maintain your current website and address and still tap into some of the great features, such as event listings, with very minimal change to your current site.  Best of all, the website and services are free-of-charge and link into the diocesan site! 


For more information about getting a website set up, you may contact the Digital Faith representative Dave Hagan, and be sure to let him know you are with the Diocese of Hawai'i. 


For information on the web design, layout, and event content, e-mail Sybil Nishioka, Editor and Communications Contractor for the Diocese, and for additions and corrections to diocesan information, forms and documents, e-mail Irina Martikainen, Secretary to the Bishop.




Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Training on Maui

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui will be hosting an Asset Based Community Development Training on June 22 and 23.  This is an excellent opportunity to obtain skills to thinking outside the box and widening the horizons of your outreach.  Mike Green from ABCD in Action in Denver, Colorado, will be leading the training with the Rev. Fred Vergara, Missoner, Office of Asiamerica Ministries, who will serve as Ancillary Faculty.


For more information, e-mail the Good Shepherd office or call 808-244-4656.


REMINDER:  God Camp application deadline, June 30

All youth in grades 4 - 8 interested in attending this year's God Camp at Camp Mokule'ia, should turn in their applications by June 30.  This also applies to Leaders in Training (LIT), youth in grades 9 - 12.  God Camp runs from July 8 - 14, and LIT training begins July 5 through the 15.  To download an application, visit the diocesan website HERE.  For questions, e-mail Katie Frinfrock.

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Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Upcoming Webinars, Webcasts & Videos


2012 National Preparedness Month Launch Webinar
The theme for this year's National Preparedness Month is Pledge to Prepare.  Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about the number of easy ways that your organization can fulfill the pledge and become better prepared for disasters this year.  Join the webinar:
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
3:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. HST) (The webinar meeting room will open at 2:30 ET in anticipation of a large volume of participants.)
To register, click HERE
Presenters for this webinar will include representatives from organizations including:
  • FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division
  • The Ready Campaign
  • Arizona Division of Emergency Management
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management and Citizen Corps

Genesis Covenant and Certification for Episcopal Churches Webinar

Congregations can experience substantial energy savings while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the innovative Genesis Covenant.  Approved by General Convention 2009, the Genesis Covenant is a national ecumenical effort by religious communities to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from their facilities by 50% within 10 years.  Join the webinar:


Thursday, June 7, 2012

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. HST)


This free webinar will introduce the Genesis Covenant resource guide, highlight aspects of the GreenFaith Certification Program, and hear from two Episcopal parishes about their successes within the Certification Program.  To register for the webinar, click HERE.  If you can't make it, you can still register to receive the webinar recording afterwards at the same site.


Video available of Presiding Bishop and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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The on-demand video of the May 19 live webcast featuring an engaging conversation about mission between Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is now available at no fee on the website of the Episcopal Church HERE


Hosted by Washington National Cathedral, the 35-minute event was moderated by David Crabtree, news anchor at WRAL-TV in North Carolina and an ordained deacon.


Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori and Archbishop Tutu focused on God's mission in our lives and in the world, as related to the Anglican Five Marks of Mission.


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Did you miss an edition of the E-News?  Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below, or visit Archived E-News Editions on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.



SESQUICENTENNIAL: The Episcopal Church celebrates 150 years in Hawai'i


New Diocesan website to launch in June


Stay in touch through Facebook!


Updated Manual of Business Methods for congregations now available


Christian Educator's Conference in June


Upcoming Webinars, Webcasts & Videos




God Camp 2012 - Applications now available online


Rev. Tom Buechele serves as Interim at St. Jude's


Continuing Education Policies and Grant Forms


Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation


A message from the Episcopal Church Executive Council


Upcoming Webinars, Webcasts & Videos




Message from the Bishop - Preparing for our death


Camp Mokule'ia now affiliated with the Episcopal Service Corps


Members announced for Official Youth Presence at Episcopal Church General Convention


Webinars and Webcasts from The Episcopal Church 




The 62nd Sewanee Church Music Conference July 9 - 12, 2012


Vaughan Park 2013 Scholarships




Shared Ministries A report by Canon Liz


Beach Mass on the Big Island is a welcome venue


Ohana Care Program provides help and support for caregivers


Sacred Sojourns - Women's Pilgrimages to Holy Lands, May 2013


Episcopal Church General Convention: July 5-12 



Contact Information
Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418