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In This Issue:
+ Clergy Transitions
+ Training People for Ordination
+ New Revision of Ministry Guidelines completed
+ Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings Announced
+ Scholarship Awards Announced
+ Hui Pu: Seeking Applicants
+ Babysitting Certification Class
+ Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story
+ Reminder: Bishop's Christmas Card Contest
+ 2013 e-Formation Conference
+ Videos Available from the Episcopal Church
+ Engaging Leaders, Transforming Lives
+ Episcopal News Service Posts Professional Announcements
+ Registration Now Open for 2013 TENS Conference
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Upcoming Meetings

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May Governance Meetings

Saturday, May 18, 2013

8:00 am - 3:00 pm 

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Episcopal Church Women

Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am

St. John's By-the-Sea, Kanoehe

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Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training and Safeguarding God's Children Sessions are shown under island Parish Happenings.


Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground

(Diocesan Summer Youth Camp)

July 5 - 12

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


Stewardship Retreat

September 27 - 29

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


Parish Happenings


Strategic Grant Development Workshop

May 20 - 22

University of Hawaii, Manoa

For more info...


Babysitting Certification Class

Thursday, June 6, 8:00 am

St. Clement's, Honolulu

For more info...


Safeguarding God's Children

Sunday, June 23, 12:00 pm

St. Nicholas, Kapolei

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Daughters of the King Event

Friday, November 1, 6:00 pm

St. Timothy's, Aiea

For more info...




Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service

Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 pm

St. Michael's, Lihue

For more info...


8th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournment

July 26 & 27

All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a

For more info...





Centering Prayer Group

Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 pm

Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei 


44th Annual Barrio Fiesta

May 24 & 25

War Memorial Soccer Field, Wailuku


Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training

Saturday, June 8, 9:00am

St. John's, Kula

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Brown Bag Bible Study

Tuesdays at 12:00 pm

St. James, Kamuela


The Labyrinth Book Group

Fridays at 9:30 am

Christ Church, Kealakekua


Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 am

Christ Church, Kealakekua

For more info...


Relay for Life

July 13 & 14

Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona 







Lay Position Postings



Temporary Summer Positions during Hui Pu, the Diocesan Youth Camp, in July:

Camp Counselor

Kitchen Coordinator



All Saints' Preschool teacher for the 2013-2014 school year.


For more information, or if you would like to post a position, go to the diocesan webpage HERE.




The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 227



"Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord, your labor is not in vain."

1 Corinthians 15:58


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May 16, 2013


Clergy Transitions
By Cn. Liz Beasley
New Positions
Congratulations to the following priests, who have new positions within the Diocese of Hawai'i:
The Rev. Helen Harper has been appointed by Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick as the Vicar of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Maili. Harper moved to Hawai'i in the spring of 2012 with her husband, Barry Johnson. She began serving first as a supply priest at St. Philip's, and was formally appointed as their Vicar beginning in January 2013. Originally from New York, Harper moved here from Seattle, where she was an integral part of the ministry to the homeless at St. Mark's Cathedral. 

The Vestry of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Honolulu, has called the Rev. Diane Martinson to be their Rector. Martinson, a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), has for the past eight years been a chaplain at 'Iolani School. She first moved to Hawai'i in 2001, when she became the Spiritual Care Coordinator at Kaua'i Hospice. Martinson is well-known to the congregations of the Diocese, having served a number of them as a supply priest over the past 12 years. Most recently, she was serving as regular supply at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Honolulu. Martinson will be in the office at St. Peter's beginning on June 11, with her first Sunday being June 16.
Newman The Rev. Ryan Newman has been called by the Vestry of All Saints' Episcopal Church, Kapa'a, Kaua'i, to be their Rector. He will also be the priest with oversight of the Episcopal Church of West Kaua'i, which is using the new sabbatical supply model of ministry for their Sunday services. Newman is currently the Chaplain and Director of Operations at Campbell Hall in Pasadena, where he has served for the past 10 years. He will arrive on Kaua'i in mid-June, and his first Sunday service will be on June 23. His wife, Dr. Erin Newman, who is a Chief Resident at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, will join him in July, where she will continue to practice as an internist and pediatrician. They both look forward to serving the community of Kaua'i, that has held a special place in their hearts for many years.

The Rev. David Jackson has been called to be the Chaplain at Seabury Hall, Makawao, Maui. Jackson has been the Rector of the Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu (Kaimuki), since 2009. Before that, he was the President and Dean of Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont School of Theology outside of Los Angeles. Jackson and his family will be moving to Maui this summer, where he takes up his new responsibilities on August 1. 


BarhamThe Rev. Michael Barham has announced his resignation as Associate Rector of the Parish of St. Clement, Honolulu, effective July 31. Barham will likely be returning to the U.S. Mainland. Barham has been serving at St. Clement's since September 2008. During his five years in Hawai'i, he has served as a member of Diocesan Council; chaired the Internet Evangelism Task Force, which led to the new diocesan website and free websites for churches; and is a teacher in Waiolaihui'ia, the local formation program for the priesthood. Godspeed, Michael! 


Training People for Ordination:
Diocese creates programs
By Cn. Liz Beasley
Liz Beasley The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i now has two different programs that give the necessary formation for ordination. (By "formation," I essentially mean education plus experience.) One program is for ordination as a Deacon, and one is for ordination as a Priest. These programs have been developed for two purposes: (1) to raise up from within the members of our congregations the future ordained clergy of the Diocese, and (2) to provide the necessary formation for ordination. That formation needs to be complete and substantive, and also delivered locally. We still do send people to seminary (we currently have one person in seminary, and in September will have a second), but we also need a means of local formation.  READ MORE...
New revision of Ministry Guidelines completed 
A substantial revision of the document Guidelines for Discernment of Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i has just been posted on the diocesan website, on both the Discernment for Ministry and the Ordination Process pages. 

This document, put out by the Commission on Ministry and the Canon to the Ordinary, describes how congregations can set up and structure congregational discernment committees to help people listen for how and where God calls them to serve in ministry (whether that ministry is within or outside the church). The document also describes the ordination process, outlining the various steps and requirements. Appendices include a number of useful documents, such as a study guide for a discernment committee, descriptions of licensed lay ministries, a form for accepting nomination to the ordination process, and grids for recording formation experiences for the diaconate or the priesthood.
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Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings Announced
As part of the Church's Safe Church policy, the Rev. Al Miles will be leading training sessions on Sexual Misconduct Prevention, which is mandatory for all clergy, staff, Vestry & Bishop's Committee members, Eucharistic Visitors, and anyone in a supervisory position. (The church's policy and requirements can be viewed HERE.)

The first session, which was quickly filled, is taking place on O'ahu this Saturday. The next two sessions take place on Maui and the Big Island in June. To register, click on the links below:

For more information or if you have any questions, e-mail Cn. Liz Beasley, or call her at 536-7776, ext. 326.
Scholarship Awards Announced 
The Scholarship Review Committee is pleased to announce the final selection of the 2013 Bishop's Scholarship and Bishop's Clergy Children's Scholarship awards. 
Four students will receive scholarships to help pay for tuition, books, and fees for the 2013-2014 school year. The awards and awardees are listed below, as well as the school and grade they will be entering in the fall.

Bishop's Scholarship
Awarded to active baptized members in good standing of a church in The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi. Limited to those entering kindergarten to grade 12:

* Malia Desmarais, ʻIolani, 10th
* Sydnee Kokubun, ʻIolani, 8th
* Elizabeth Stacy, ʻIolani, 9th

Bishop's Clergy Children's Scholarship
Awarded to the children of clergy under the age of 24 who are canonically resident and domiciled in The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi or the children of deceased clergy who met this criteria at the time of their deaths. Available to those entering pre-school, kindergarten to grade 12, and college/vocational school:

* Emma Hathaway, Portland State University, Freshman

Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground

Seeking applicants for the Kokua Program 

and two paid camp positions

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The diocesan summer youth camp at Camp Mokule'ia is coming up, July 5 - 14. Organizers are currently recruiting high school youth to take part in the Kokua Program, and adults for two paid camp positions.


Kokua Program:

The Kokua program is for youth who would like to enhance their leadership skills by learning what it's like to be a camp counselor, called Alakai'i.  This program gives "Kokua" the opportunity to enrich, mentor and lead campers while gaining important life skills in leadership and service. To learn more and download the application, click HERE.

Paid Camp Positions:

Hui Pu, the diocesan summer youth camp at Mokule'ia, is looking to fill two temporary paid positions: (1) A fun and energetic female counselor to over see the female participants of the camp, and (2) a kitchen coordinator to provide meals and snacks to participants. To download the job description of these positions, click HERE


For more information on any of the positions above, or if you have any questions about the camp, contact Sarah Klitzke by e-mail, or call her at 808-536-7776, ext. 309.


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Babysitting Certification Class
jump Calling all babysitters! St. Clement's will be the site of a Babysitting Certification Course presented by the American Red Cross, on Thursday, June 6, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  The course is open to the public for ages 12 and up. The cost is $85 and includes all materials needed to complete the course. Some scholarship aid is available. Stop by the Parish of St. Clement to pick up a registration form, or call 955-7745 for more information. St. Clement's is located at 1515 Wilder Avenue in Honolulu.

 Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Save the dates!!! September 27 - 29, 2013
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A diocesan stewardship retreat will be taking place at Camp Mokule'ia in September. For more information, click HERE, or contact Lindsay Kamm at (808) 245-1752 or e-mail her
Bishop card collageReminder: Bishop's Christmas Card Contest
The Bishop's Office is announcing a first-ever Christmas Card Contest! Submit a picture to be used in the Bishop's Christmas card this year and earn bragging rights! For details and submission guidelines, click HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


2013 e-Formation Conference, May 31 - June 2   
It's not too late to sign up for the webinar
More and more Christian faith formation and discipleship is taking place online through social media and other Web technology. A follow-up to last year's successful e-Formation Learning Exchange will once again convene Christian formation practitioners who want to discover and share ways that technology can support discipleship. This year's conference is taking place at the Virginia Theological Seminary from May 31 through June 2, 2013.

Registration deadline to attend the conference is May 23, but interested persons may register for the live webinar workshops until May 27.  There will be access to live audio and video, and participants will be able to submit questions in a chat window. Registration for the webinar is $45. For a listing of the different broadcast workshops, click HERE.
Videos Available from the Episcopal Church 
Sustaining hope in the face of climate change
Jefferst Schori at GC2012 Videos featuring discussions from the Episcopal Church and the Church of Sweden's May event, "Sustaining Hope in the Face of Climate Change" are now available at no fee HERE.  

The heads of three religious denominations - The Episcopal Church, the Church of Sweden, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) - signed a joint statement "to celebrate our commitment to hope in the face of climate change."

In the statement the religious leaders vowed, "It is a challenge to commit ourselves to walk a different course and serve as the hands of God in working to heal the brokenness of our hurting world."
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Engaging Leaders, Transforming Lives 
ECF Fellowship Partners Program
ECF has a long-standing commitment to raising up learned leaders for the Episcopal Church and since 1964, has awarded over 195 Fellowships to individuals pursuing advanced academic studies and special ministries with the aim of educating and equipping future clergy and lay leaders. To learn more about how ECF Fellows have been changing the church, read their stories HERE.
Episcopal News Service 
Posts Professional Announcements 
Episcopal News Service (ENS) has launched a new section, On The Move, sharing the news of churchwide appointments, job transitions, clergy ordinations and retirements.

"We wanted to add this new section to the Episcopal News Service website to make it easier for people to share the news of their job transitions with the wider Episcopal Church," explained the Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service editor/reporter.

On the Move, available here, provides an area for announcements of ordinations, promotions, calls, job openings or retirements in an Episcopal Church-related job. A user-friendly form can be uploaded by the person or someone on his/her behalf, provided they verify their relationship.
Reminder: Registration Now Open for
2013 TENS Stewardship Conference
TENS 2013
To download info on the webcast package, click HERE.
To learn more about the conference and to register, visit the TENS website 

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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.

Searching for a Priest in the Diocese of Hawai'i

Louise Aloy in TENS Newsletter

Stewardship Retreat Coming Up

Bishop's Christmas Card Contest


Bishop: Prayer for Boston

St. Andrew's Priory Summer Programs

Our Young People are the Future

Property Survey Coming Out this Week

Strategic Grant Development Workshop May 20 - 22, 2013

Province VIII ECW Meeting June 21 - 23, 2013

Presiding Bishop: Prayer for Boston



New Administrative Assistant Joins Bishop's Office Katrina Luksovsky


New Coordinator for EfM Peter Carson


Rest in Eternal Peace, John McCreary


Mission Beyond the Church: Now Accepting Grant Request for Proposals


Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground


EYE14 - Following Casey's Journey


Daughter's of the King to Celebrate All Saints' Day


Registration now open for 2013 TENS Stewardship Conference July 12 - 13, Salt Lake City, UT




EYE14 - Hawai'i Youth Selected for Planning Team


Church Property Survey


Church Leaders on Pope Francis


Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church



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