Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ EYE'14 - Support our Youth!
+ VTS Missionary Society Grants Available
+ 2014 Peggy Kai Lecture
+ AWAKE! Diocesan High School Youth Retreat
+ Harmony, Health, and Wellness
+ St. Andrew's Schools Preschool Tuition Incentive
+ Aloha Music Academy's Annual Program
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ More Safe Church Training Sessions Announced
+ Scholarships for Seminary Students
+ EfM Mentor Training
+ Safe Church Training
+ Altar Guild Training
+ Bishop's Scholarship Funds
+ Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
+ Suicide Prevention & Awareness
+ A Statement from the United Thank Offering Board
+ Nominations Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Positions
+ General Convention 2018
+ Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace
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Upcoming Meetings

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 Saturday, March 15:


8:30 am - 11:30 am


Upstairs Conference Room #1,

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Von Holt Room, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Upstairs Conference Room #1, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


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Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


Planned Giving Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 9:00 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

(Limited invitation only)


AWAKE! High School Youth Retreat & HIM Conference

March 20 - 22

MacCray House, Honolulu

For more info...


Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training (Kaua'i)

Saturday, March 29, 8:30 am

All Saints', Kapa'a 

For more info...


Chrism Mass & Education Day 

Saturday, April 5, 9:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training

Saturday, June 28, 9:00 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...

Annual Clergy Retreat
August 24-26
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
More info to come...

Regional Confirmation Ceremonies are coming up. Check under the island listings for your area.

Legacy Society Gatherings
Check under the island listings for your area.

2014 Safe Church Training sessions have begun. Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. More to come.



Parish Happenings


Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing every Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
St. Clement's, Honolulu

FREE Friday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Friday, 12:15 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Zumba at St. Luke's
Ongoing every Saturday, 9:00 am
St. Luke's, Honolulu

EYE'14 Fundraisers for St. Elizabeth Youth
Every Saturday through June
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
February - June (various dates)

EfM Mentor Training
February 20 - 22
St. Mary's, Honolulu
More info to come...

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, March 1, 8:30 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Altar Guild Training
Saturday, March 1, 9:00 am
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

2014 Peggy Kai Lecture
Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Sunday Dean's Forum
Sundays, March 9, 16, 23, 9:15 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Aloha Music Academy
March 10 - 13
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

Speaker Series: Seeds of Hope
Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua
More info coming soon...

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - West O'ahu
Saturday, May 3, 5:00 pm
St. Philip's, Waianae

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - Windward O'ahu
Saturday, May 17, 4:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - Honolulu
June 28 or 29 (Exact date, time and location TBA)

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, August 23
More info to come...


Lifetree Cafe at St. Michael's
Ongoing Saturdays, 4:00 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue

First Saturday Markets
Onoing first Saturdays of the month, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Saints', Kapa'a

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

Yoga for Everybody
Ongoing every Thursday, 8:45 am
St. Michael's, Lihue

EYE'14 Fundraiser - Rummage & Bake Sale
Saturday, February 22, 9:00 am
All Saints', Kapa'a

Passion & Purpose
March 12, 17 & 26, 6:00 pm
All Saints', Kapa'a

Calming the Storm
Saturday, April 12, 8:30 am
All Saints', Kapa'a

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
February - April (various dates)

Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, April 26, 3:00 pm
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 13, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
All Saints', Kapa'a


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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, March 1, 1:00 pm
St. John's, Kula

EYE'14 Fundraiser - Mardi Gras Dinner
Tuesday, March 4
St. John's, Kula
Call (808) 878-1485

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, June 7, 8:30 am
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

Regional Confirmation Ceremony
June 13 or 14 (Exact date, time and location TBA)

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, July 26
More info to come...


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

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

Studying the Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 pm
St. Columba's, Paauilo

St. James Youth Movie Nights
Every other Friday
St. James, Kamuela
E-mail TIm Bostock

Farewell Potluck for the Buecheles
Saturday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Kawaihae Canoe Club, N. Kohala
For more info contact St. James

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
March 27 & 28

Regional Confirmation Ceremony 
Saturday, May 4, 3:00 pm
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 27, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. James, Kamuela



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Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany:

O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we
do is worth nothing; Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our
hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace
and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted
dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son
Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 216


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February 18, 2014


EYE'14 - Support our Youth!   
Fundraisers in progress now!
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With the delegation set, youth around the Diocese are actively fundraising to cover the cost of their trip to the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) taking place in Philadelphia, PA, in July. Although the Diocese will be covering a portion of the expenses, each of the 24 delegates will have to raise about $1,500 - $2,000. Please be sure to support the youth in their efforts and check here for current fundraisers in your area:

St. Elizabeth's (720 N. King St., Honolulu): Every Saturday through June, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Car Wash and Recycling - Contact St. Elizabeth's for more info at (808) 845-2112, or e-mail.

All Saints', Kaua'i (4-1065 Kuhio Hwy., Kapa'a): Saturday, February 22, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Rummage Sale & Food booth - For more info, call (808) 651-7773 or e-mail.

St. John's, Maui (8992 Kula Hwy., Kula): Shrove Tuesday (March 4) Fundraiser - Christy and Duncan (youth delegates) will perform during a Mardi Gras-style Gumbo dinner with singing. Contact St. John's for more info at (808) 878-1485, or e-mail.
VTS Missionary Society Grants Available 
Deadline is February 28 - Apply Now!
The Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, grants funding for certain missionary projects. To be eligible for consideration, grant applications must be able to demonstrate that the project includes spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ by word or deed as an important part of the overall effort, and that the project has well-defined goals. 
To apply, download the application HERE.  Please note that the deadline showing in the application instructions has been extended from January 31, 2014, to February 28, 2014. Applications must be mailed or faxed to:
The Missionary Society, ATTN: Grants Committee
Virginia Theological Seminary
Seminary Post Office
Alexandria, VA 22304
2014 Peggy Kai Lecture with The Rev. Martin Smith 
Ash Wednesday, March 5
The Peggy Kai Lecture will be taking place on Ash Wednesday, March 5, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room, beginning at 7:00 pm. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Martin Smith who is well known throughout the Episcopal Church, the global Anglican Communion and beyond as a writer, preacher and teacher who explores contemporary spirituality with resources from our deepest traditions. His topic is entitled In at the Deep End: Exploring the Spirituality of Mission. For more information, contact The Cathedral office at (808) 524-2822.
AWAKE! Diocesan High School Youth Retreat 
March 20 - 22, Honolulu - Register NOW!
Attention all high school youth! Be sure to attend the Diocesan High School Youth Retreat AWAKE! taking place from March 20 - 22, in Honolulu. Come join other high school youth from around the Diocese, for three days of faith formation and friendship. We will eat great food, have tons of fun, and attend the Hawaiian Island Ministries (HIM) Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center that includes the Lincoln Brewster concert on Friday night!  Check out Lincoln Brewster on YouTube. Many of you will recognize his song "Everlasting God" among many other great contemporary Christian songs!  
The cost of the retreat is $100, and will cover all lodging, food, convention registration and concert tickets.  The group will be staying at the Diocesan-owned MacCray House near the University of Hawai'i (Manoa) Campus. Any adults who are interested in chaperoning the event are welcome, but must be current on the "Safeguarding God's Children" training and approved by Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director, prior to the event.
For more information and to register, click HERE. Please note that the online registration form will require a parent to sign off on the liability and photo/image release. Travel Scholarships are available for Neighbor Island Youth.


Harmony, Health, and Wellness


The Harmony, Health, and Wellness, mission of Jesus has been seen, and is active, and growing, in Davies Hall at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, every Monday afternoon from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. 


This new program which started with a few seeds of faith, is developing into a multi-program concept to provide the following FREE health and wellness services:


1. Complete Physical Health Assessments including heart and lungs 

2. Health and Medication consultation

3. Exercise Physiology consultation

4. Nutrition and alternative medicines

5. Hawaiian Health and Healing

6. Massage Therapy

7. Exercise and Stretching  Clinic 

8. Self-Defense and Peace Martial Arts 


Team Harmony is: 

1. Bernie Mc Pherson, Nurse Practitioner and HPU Nursing Instructor, Exercise Physiologist, Self-Defense

2. Pam Diixon, Registered Nurse and home visit specialist. 

3. Haaheo Guanson, nutrition, dance movement, including Hula, and Peace Martial Arts 

4. Kaleo Patterson, Pastoral Counseling and Prayer,  Hawaiian Traditions and Hooponopono 


This program is available to seniors, students, those needing regular checkup and support. If you want to be in harmony and wellness, you are welcome to join us every Monday afternoon. Come and meet new friends in the community of faith at St. Andrews. 


For more info or to volunteer please e-mail the Rev. Dr. Kaleo Patterson or call him at (808) 330-3768.


 The St. Andrew's Schools Preschool
Tuition Incentive 
Did you know that The St. Andrew's Schools offer an 
Episcopal Preschool tuition incentive?
In an effort to celebrate the connectivity in our greater Episcopal Church family, The St.Andrew's Schools are pleased to announce a $1,000.00 one-time tuition discount for children attending Episcopal Preschools on Oahu. This incentive is offered to all Episcopal pre-school students applying for admission to either St. Andrew's Priory School (all-girls K-12) or St. Andrew's Preparatory School (all boys K-5). The $50.00 application fee will also be waived.

To schedule a visit or receive additional information about The St. Andrew's Schools, please e-mail Admissions or call 536-6102. To complete an online application click HERE. When completing the application online, click "check" for payment type.

We look forward to sharing The St. Andrew's experience with you and your family! 


Aloha Music Academy's Annual Program 
Music Instruction: March 10 - 13
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu is the site for the Aloha Music Academy's annual music program. Bluegrass, Old-time Hawaiian, and Folk music instruction is offered to children and adults. Instruments are provided and include the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and ukulele. Students will experiment with writing songs, singing, dancing and learning about traditional American, Hawaiian and folk music. For more information and to register, download the form HERE.
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Kaua'i and O'ahu
Two Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training sessions will be taking place on Kaua'i and O'ahu. All persons interested may attend but licensing will require the consent of your Priest or Clergy-in-Charge. The training is divided into two sessions. The first session is for both Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor training. The second session continues for Eucharistic Visitors only. The training sessions are as follows:
KAUA'I: Saturday March 29, All Saints' Episcopal Church in Kapa'a, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. To register, click HERE.
O'AHU: Saturday, June 28, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. To register, click HERE.
More Safe Church Training Sessions Announced
Mark your calendars! Kauai & Big Island
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Two more Safe Church Training Sessions have been set-up for the Neighbor Islands. Mark your calendars and register now for Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training on Kaua'i and the Big Island. 

KAUA'I: Saturday, September 13, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, All Saints', Kapa'a, Register HERE

BIG ISLAND: Saturday, September 27, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, St. James, Kamuela, Register HERE

To view a listing of Safe Church Training dates previously announced, go to "Previously Announced Event Reminders" below, or check your island's event listing in the green column.
Reminder: Scholarships for Seminary Students
Deadline to apply is February 20!
The Hawai'i Community Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the Hawai'i Veterans Goodridge Scholarship and the Juliette M. Atherton Seminary Studies Scholarship. Both of these scholarships support seminary students who intend to become ordained Protestant ministers.

Interested candidates can apply for both scholarships by filling our the Hawai'i Community Foundation's online scholarship application HERE. Deadline to apply is February 20, 2014. For more information, view the memo and informational flier HERE, or call the Hawai'i Community Foundation Scholarship Department at (808) 566-5570.
Save the Date! EfM Mentor Training
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There will be a training session for Education for Ministry (EfM) mentors at St. Mary's Church, Honolulu, on February 20 - 22, 2014. Anyone who is interested, please e-mail Peter Carson, or call him at (808) 754-3665. 

What is EfM? EfM is a 4-year adult self-study extension program offered by the School of Theology, University of the South. Every baptized person is called to ministry - the Education for Ministry program provides people with an educational basis to carry out that ministry.
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Safe Church Training Dates
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. 
  • Saturday, March 1 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register
  • Saturday, March 1 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Maui) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, June 7 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Maui) - Registration information coming soon.
Altar Guild Training by the Bishop
Saturday, March 1, at St. Mary's
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be conducting an Altar Guild Training for new and seasoned members of our altar guilds, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Honolulu.  Lunch will be provided.  Deadline to RSVP is Friday, February 21. For more information and/or to RSVP, contact the Rev. Greg Johnson or Charlene Date at (808) 949-4655, or e-mail the church office
Reminder: Bishop's Scholarship Funds
The Episcopal  Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available. The first scholarship fund is the Bishop's Scholarship Fund for students entering kindergarten to grade 12 in the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants must be entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time.  

The second scholarship is The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund for the children of clergy under the age of 24. Full details can be found HERE.  Deadline to submit the application packet is 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Reminder: Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
Register Today!
Chrism oils

The annual Chrism Mass of the Diocese will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 9:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year. 


Kevin MartinBuilding Strong, Vibrant and Growing CongregationsFollowing the Chrism Mass will be an educational day. Special Guest Speaker is the Rev. Kevin E. Martin, retired Dean of the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Dallas, TX, and current Congregational Development Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. Martin is considered one of the foremost experts on congregational development. He is the author of two books, "The Myth of the 200 Barrier" and "5 Keys for Church Leaders", and has written numerous articles on leadership and congregational vitality.


Cost for the day is $30. To register, visit the event webpage HERE

(Note: The Diocese has begun accepting credit card payments for select events through PayPal!)


Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
Safe TALK: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe
All are invited to be a part of Hawai'i's suicide prevention and awareness effort. The University of Hawai'is Department of Psychiatry is hosting a number of training sessions throughout the islands during the months of February through June. Registration is required to attend. To view a listing of all of the sessions and locations, download the informational flier HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


A Statement from the United Thank Offering Board
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[February 18, 2014] The members of the board of the United Thank Offering have issued the following statement.
Please join the United Thank Offering Board in giving thanks to God for the collaborative work between the Board, staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and members of Executive Council, the result of which is the creation of organizational documents that clarify and implement the work of the Board, grow the ministry of the United Thank Offering, and facilitate the relationship between the Board and Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).
It has come to our attention that some confusion remains over how the Bylaws and Memorandum of Understanding were created, approved and even over their content.  The Board wants to share some basic information regarding the process and content with the hope of helping those of you with concerns about the status of the United Thank Offering.  Please know that we are always open to questions; we welcome the opportunity to clear up any confusion that may impede participation in the United Thank Offering.
(Click HERE to read the statement in its entirety.)


Nominations Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Positions, Committees, Boards
[February 7, 2014] Nominations are now being accepted for various Episcopal Church positions, committees or boards that will be elected during the next General Convention.
The Episcopal Church Joint Standing Committee for Nominations for General Convention has issued a call for nominations for seven positions. Elections will take place at the 78th General Convention, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, June 25 to Friday, July 3, 2015.
The nomination form is available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese. More information, duties of each position, instructions and nomination forms are available HERE
Nominations are being accepted for the following committees/boards:
    Member, Disciplinary Board for Bishops
    Member, Executive Council
    Member, General Board of Examining Chaplains
    Secretary of the House of Deputies
    Treasurer of the General Convention
    Trustee, The Church Pension Fund
    Trustee, The General Theological Seminary
Deadline for nominations is March 1.
For more information e-mail [email protected].
Dates & Location for 
General Convention 2018 Announced
general convention logo [February 7, 2014] The 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will be held in July 2018 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas).
The decision was presented by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention and Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements, to the Executive Council currently meeting at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD (Diocese of Maryland).
The Episcopal Church's General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It is composed of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay representatives elected from the 110 dioceses of the Church, at more than 800 members. 


Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: 
An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence
[February 17, 2014]  Presentations, workshops and panel discussions examining violence in all its forms in American society, with a hard look at what can be done, are the elements of  a special Episcopal Church gathering: Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence.
Bishops, clergy and laity from throughout the Episcopal Church are invited to gather April 9 - 11, at the Reed Center and Sheraton in Oklahoma City, OK (Diocese of Oklahoma). For more information, 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.
What is the Diocese?
Important EYE'14 Update
Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Altar Guild Training by the Bishop March 1
Safe Church Training Sessions
February is Theological Education Month
Bishop's Scholarship Funds Deadline to apply is March 27, 2014
Scholarships for Seminary Students Deadline to apply is February 20, 2014
Announcing the Diocese of Hawai'i's New Website
Safe Church Trainings Starting Up
EfM Mentor Training February 20-22, 2014
Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014  April 5, 2014

Update on the Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review

Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message 2013

Bishop's Online Bible Study Launched

Share God's Love with Gifts for Life

Prayers & Aid for Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Bishop's Christmas Card Contest Winner Announced

Presiding Bishop on the Tragedy in the Philippines

UTO Grant Guidelines Available

Registration Now Open for April 2014 Conference:Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace



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