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Announcements
January 6, 2012
Greetings!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Out with the old and in with the new!  And so it is that we are featuring a new look to the weekly E-News!  Information will be more organized, with meetings and activities listed for quick at-a-glance reference in the right hand column, and more detailed information in the body of the news.  The colors will continue to reflect the current season -- white and gold for Epiphany appears here.

The Diocese is in the final stages of creating its new website, and as soon as that is up and running, All Saints' will also be setting up its new website that will be hooked directly into it.  The new website will have a ton of information for you that will be maintained regularly with the latest news and happenings not just at All Saints', but in the Diocese and wider Episcopal Church.  There will also be a library of Kauaian issues that will be easy to view as a webpage, which means no downloading heavy pdf files!

So as we forge ahead into 2012, here's wishing you a most blessed year in His grace, and a Spirit-filled year of activity at All Saints'! 
Holy Silence
This Monday, January 9, is Holy Silence.  Come take a break from your hectic schedules, and unwind in an hour of Holy Silence.  Pray, meditate, take a nap, write a letter... it's an hour to be surrounded in an atmosphere of warmth, silence and candlelight.  7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Church.
 
Annual Meeting Coming Up
All Saints' Church's Annual Meeting is coming up on Sunday, January 29, after the 9:30 a.m. service.  There will be two regular services at 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend this important meeting. 
 
Happenings in the Diocese & Beyond...
Be sure to stay abreast of all the happenings and offerings in our Diocese and world-wide Episcopal Church.  Read the latest issue of the Diocesan E-News by clicking HERE.  Highlights include:
  • Bishop's Message on Commemorating Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • St. Michael's on Kaua'i is host to two major events in February
  • Godly Play Core Training (See article below)
  • Got Photos?  New Diocesan website wants to feature your photos!
  • 2012 Budget Revised for New Diocesan Structure
  • Vestry Handbook Third Revised Edition (Recommended by Bishop Ftizpatrick to all clergy, wardens and vestry members)
  • New Website for The Episcopal Church
  • Webinar Sign-ups:  A wealth of information is being offered through FREE webinars, including Basics of Planned Giving, Basics of a Parish Capital Campaign, Vestry Leadership 101, Basics of School or Joint Parish-School Capital Campaign, Basics of Endowment and Making a Planned Gift to Benefit Your Congregation.
Application/Nomination forms available for Episcopal Youth Presence at General Convention 2012
Are you an Episcopal youth, or know one who would like to learn about the governance of the church while providing a needed service? Then consider the Episcopal Youth Presence at General Convention 2012.

 

Eighteen positions, representing two from each Province of the Episcopal Church, are opened to youth to participate in the 77th General Convention, scheduled for July 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 5 to July 12.

 

Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church Officer for Youth Ministries, addressed both the importance and the honor of these positions. "The General Convention Official Youth Presence was established by an initial resolution in 1982," she explained. "The Official Youth Presence members have seat and voice on the floor of the House of Deputies during the legislative sessions and that is an exciting prospect for the youth of our church."

 

For more information and details on the process, eligibility requirements and forms, please visit the Diocesan website HERE.
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Godly Play Core Training on O'ahu 
There will be a 3-day Godly Play Core Training for church school teachers in our congregations, taking place in Honolulu on the following dates and times:
 
Friday, March 2, 2012:  4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2012:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2012:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
The Godly Play approach teaches children the art of using Christian language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God's presence in their lives. 
 
The Godly Play Foundation Trainer will be Sally Mancini, with host Jenny Wallace, and will take place at The Church of the Epiphany, 1041 Tenth Avenue, in Honolulu.  Scholarships are available. For more information and to download the registration and scholarship application forms, go to the diocesan website HERE, or contact Jenny Wallace at 808-393-1419.   
The Epiphany
O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know thee now by faith, to thy presence, where we may behold thy glory face to face; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, January 6, p.162
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Sun., January 8
Special Vestry Meeting, 11:00 am in Memorial Hall

Mon., January 9
Order of St. Luke, 7:00pm in Memorial Hall

Tues., January 10
Building & Grounds, 9:00am at Sloggett

Sun., January 15
KeAkua Youth Group, 11:00 am in Memorial Hall
 
Thur., January 19
Episcopal Church Women, 7:00 pm in Memorial Hall
 
Sun., January 29
ANNUAL MEETING
After the 9:30 am service in the church
 
UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Mon., January 9
Holy Silence, 7:00 pm in the Church
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SAVE BIG on holiday items and books!  All Christmas items are 50% OFF or take an additional 10% off already marked down prices!  All Christmas and Advent Books & Calendars are 25% off!  Stock up for next Christmas!

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Sale runs through January 15, 2012 
AS painted logoContact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Communications

All Saints' Episcopal Church
Fr. Ben Nelson, Rector
P. O. Box 248, 4-1065 Kuhio Highway
Kapa'a, Kaua'i, HI  96746
Church Office:  808-822-4267