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In This Issue:
+ Message from the Bishop: 1% Support for Theological Education
+ The Rev. Susan Sowers Called to The Cathedral of St. Andrew
+ Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society 2013 Gatherings
+ Mutual Ministry Review for the Diocese
+ Support the Kalihi-Waena School
+ New Book Released by The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Chun
+ Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story
+ Reminder: Bishop's Christmas Card Contest
+ Statements from the Episcopal Church Issued on DOMA
+ Applications Accepted for the 2013 Roanridge Trust
+ Episcopal Church Grants Available for Campus Ministries
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Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your



July Governance Meetings

Saturday, July 13, 2013

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Commission on Ministry only

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 



Saturday, July 20, 2013

8:00 am - 11:00 am - Standing Committee only

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


***There will be no Diocesan Council meeting in July.***


Convention XLV
The 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
October 25 & 26, 2013
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Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground

(Diocesan Summer Youth Camp)

July 5 - 12

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


4th Annual Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society 2013 Gatherings

(Please see each island's dates under Parish Happenings.)


Stewardship Retreat

September 27 - 29

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


Parish Happenings

Ho'olohe Pono: To Listen Intently
July 7 - 20
O'ahu & Moloka'i

Conscious Living
Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am
St. Mary's, Honolulu

Car Wash & Bake Sale for Youth Outreach Programs
Saturday, August 3
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
Call 845-2112 for more info

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gathering for O'ahu
Saturday, September 7
(Dinner - More info to come)

Daughters of the King Event
Friday, November  1, 6:00 pm
St. Timothy's, Aiea


Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gathering for Kaua'i
Saturday, July 13
(Lunch - More info to come)

8th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 26 & 27
All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a


Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Trinity-By-the-Sea, Kihei

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gathering for Maui
Saturday, November 9
(Dinner - More info to come)


Brown Bag Bible Study
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm
St. James, Kamuela

The Labyrinth Book Group
Fridays at 9:30 am
Christ Church, Kealakekua

Relay for Life
July 13 & 14
Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gathering for Big Island
Friday, November 22
(Dinner - More info to come)

Big Island Regional Confirmation Service
Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am
St. Columba's, Paauilo




Currently no postings

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



Proper 9:

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 230-231



"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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July 2, 2013


A message from the Bishop
1% Support for Theological Education 
Bishop Fitzpatrick None of the Episcopal Church seminaries receive monies from the General Convention budget and thereby must rely on the good will of the church members and other resources to provide the financial underpinning necessary to accomplish their mission. Over the last 20 years the General Convention has encouraged the Church to give generously to this important work through 1% giving (1% of net disposable budgeted income) to the seminaries of the Church.

I hope your congregation has made provision to fulfill the 1% asking and that individual members are encouraged to give to a seminary of the Episcopal Church. Churches can send their support directly to the seminaries (there is no reason to send the money through the Bishop's office).

Our most recent diocesan ordinand, the Rev. Leo Loyola, graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary, and he is now a Priest serving on the Windward side of Oahu. Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo will begin his second year at Virginia with the new term and Annalise Castro is heading to Virginia in August to begin studies on an M. Div. The Dean of Virginia, the Very Rev. Ian Markham, and a member of the faculty, the Rev. Barney Hawkins, are scheduled to lead our diocesan clergy retreat in September.  READ MORE
The Rev. Susan Sowers Called to 
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Joining The Cathedral of St. Andrew is the Rev. Susan Sowers, who was introduced to the congregation this past Sunday, June 30, by the Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Rev. Walter Brownridge. Sowers followed in her dad's footsteps by becoming a career Army officer, graduating from the United States Military Academy, and serving as a Transportation Corps officer for 25 years. After her last assignment as chief of staff of the Logistics Command in Iraq, Sowers retired from the Army as a colonel, and attended Virginia Theological Seminary where she was also ordained. She has since served the people of St. Christopher's in Pensacola, FL, for the last three years. We welcome Rev. Sowers to the Diocese of Hawai'i!
Sowers Brownridge
(Pictured above are Rev. Sowers and Dean Brownridge during the refreshment hour after the 10:30 service on Sunday.) 
An important announcement from Jane Tonokawa, Chairperson for the Diocesan Planned Giving Commission:

The 2013 Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gatherings 
Kaua'i Luncheon Coming up July 13
Taro Legacy Society
To all of our Diocesan Legacy Society members, Bishop Fitzpatrick and the Stewardship Committee of the Diocese invite you to attend one of these gatherings honoring you who have remembered an Hawai'i Episcopal Ministry in your estate plans.

Please take note of the date of our gatherings, mark your calendars, and RSVP by e-mail directly to me two weeks prior to the event. You will receive another e-mail as the date nears. KAUA'I MEMBERS: I apologize for the late notice. Please RSVP by Sunday, July 7.

Kaua'i: Saturday, July 13, Lunch
O'ahu: Saturday, September 7, Dinner
Maui: Saturday, November 9, Dinner
Big Island of Hawai'i: Friday, November 22, Dinner

The Bishop invites all of you to spread the word and ask your fellow parishioners if they have named your church in their will or insurance policy or other plans, then notify Peter Pereira or me. They will become Legacy Society members and receive communications about events such as these gatherings.
The following was issued by the Standing Committee:
Mutual Ministry Review for the Diocese
Coming to your church soon!
The Standing Committee has been asked to develop a process for a Mutual Ministry Review (MMR) for the Diocese of Hawai'i. Participants in the MMR will discuss the spiritual health of the diocese in the context of the interaction among the bishop, clergy, and laity. The purpose is to build on strength areas and to address areas of concern within the diocese. 

A Diocesan MMR has not been attempted before, so we need the help of all the congregations in the Diocese to present an honest and meaningful look at whom and what we are and where we are going as a Diocese. Conversations will be held throughout the Diocese in August.

Your Rector, Vicar, or Priest-in-Charge and Senior or Bishop's Warden will receive information and details on the process, focus groups, and topics before the end of JULY!

Look For It! We'll Be Calling!
Kalihi-waena school  
Support the Kalihi-Waena School 
Donations being accepted throughout July
The Justice & Outreach Committee of The Cathedral of St. Andrew will be collecting donations of supplies for the Kalihi-Waena School. Donations will be accepted on July 7, 14, 21, and 28, and will be delivered to them on Tuesday, July 29. Priority items include composition books, pencils, crayons and folders. The complete list of requirements for the school can be viewed HERE, and is also posted at Fisher Hawaii.
New Book Released by The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Chun
Na Inoa
The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Naea Chun, has released a new book, Na Inoa. One of the unique situations in Hawai'i is the recognition of Hawaiian language as one of the official languages of the state. For newcomers and even locals the pronunciation and spelling of Hawaiian proper and place names can be daunting. Through the many years of research and data collection Na Inoa is available to help scholars and the malihini (newcomers) in this minefield of street names, buildings and even the daily newspaper. It is over 100 pages of selected historical Hawaiian personal and proper names with a little biographical sketch to most of the names. 

A by-product of Rev. Chun's many publications is being offered to church members at the wholesale price and you can contact him to place an order by e-mailing him.  

 Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Registration Now Open! September 27 - 29, 2013
camp mokuleia

A diocesan stewardship retreat will be taking place at Camp Mokule'ia in September. This weekend offers you powerful stewardship tools to use in your congregation, relationships with others committed to growing in generosity and faith, and worship, fellowship and rest amidst stunning natural beauty! For more information and to register, 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...


Schori Jennings  
Statements from the Episcopal Church Issued on Supreme Court DOMA, Prop 8 Rulings
Both the Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and the President of the House of Deputies, The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, issued statements in response to the United States Supreme Court rulings that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional and that same-sex marriage can resume in California.

To read their statements in its entirety, click on the links below:

Applications Accepted for 2014 Roanridge Trust 
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Roanridge Trust Award Grants, awarded annually for creative models for leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across the Episcopal Church.

Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for the grants which generally range from $5,000 to $20,000.
"The Roanridge Trust Award Grants support creative ministry and highlight the important mission in rural areas and small towns across our church," explained Sam McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission. "These are important places and mission outposts which should be celebrated and supported."
For more information, application and instructions click HERE.
Episcopal Church Grants Available
for Campus Ministries 
Applications are now being accepted for grant proposals from dioceses, parishes or community college/college/university campuses for new as well as current campus ministries in higher education institutions in the Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Church Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministries is offering two categories of grants:

* A series of Campus Ministries grants to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current program; grants will range from $3,000 to $5,000.

* A Leadership Grant to establish a new, or restore a dormant, or re-energize a current campus ministry; the grant will range between $20,000 - $30,000 for a two year period. Leadership Grants reflecting the same amount will be considered for future academic years in this triennium.

The grants are for the 2013-2014 academic year. Deadline for submitting grant proposals is August 15, 2013. Guidelines, additional information and to submit a proposal(s), click HERE. 

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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  on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.

Supporting Sean Brown

Disaster Preparedness

Congratulations to A Cup of Cold Water

Ho'olohe Pono; Stewardship Retreat

Hawai'i Sacred Choir Auditions


Clergy Transitions
Harper, Martinson, Newman, Jackson, Barham

Training People for Ordination

New Revision of Ministry Guidelines Completed

Scholarship Awards Announced

Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Videos Available from the Episcopal Church

Engaging Leaders, Transforming Lives


Searching for a Priest in the Diocese of Hawai'i

Louise Aloy in TENS Newsletter

Stewardship Retreat Coming Up

Bishop's Christmas Card Contest 



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