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In This Issue:
+ An Ash Wednesday Reflection
+ Musician Ana Hernandez at St. Clement's
+ 'Iolani Guild Spring Luncheon
+ Organ Concert at The Cathedral
+ More Safe Church Training Sessions Announced
+ Lenten Quiet Afternoon: Deepening Prayer
+ Organ Concert at St. John's
+ Epiphany Spring Bazaar
+ Deadline for Website Switch Approaching
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ EYE'14 - Support our Youth!
+ 2014 Peggy Kai Lecture
+ AWAKE! Diocesan High School Youth Retreat
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Bishop's Scholarship Funds
+ Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
+ Safe Church Training
+ Suicide Prevention & Awareness
+ Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2014
+ Why Serve 2014
+ Friends of Sabeel North American Conferece
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MacCray Center, Honolulu

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Episcopal Church Women (ECW):


Annual Quiet Day

Saturday, April 12, 9:30 am

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu


Business Meeting

Saturday, June 14, 9:30 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 13, 8:00 am Registration
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Business Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am
St. Mary's, Honolulu

For more information on these meetings, visit the ECW webpage HERE, or the Diocesan Event Listing HERE.


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Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


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
Hui Pu Diocesan Camp
June 29 - July 4
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
More info coming soon

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)

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

Ana Hernandez at St. Clement
March 7 - 10
St. Clement, Honolulu
Call (808) 955-7745

'Iolani Guild Spring Luncheon
Saturday, March 8, 11:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

9th Annual Organ Concert 
Sunday, March 9, 3:00 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...

Epiphany Spring Bazaar
Saturday, March 29, 8:00 am
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Lenten Quiet Afternoon
Sunday, March 16, 1:00 pm
St. Mark's, Honolulu

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 22, 1:00 pm
St. Peter's, Honolulu

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

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
St. Michael's, Lihue


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

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

Shepherd's Awake!
Saturday, March 8, 8:00 am
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
Church Office (808) 244-4656

Organ Concert
Saturday, March 22, 6:30 pm
St. John's, Kula

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

Regional Confirmation Ceremony
June 14, 10:00 am
Sts. John's, Kula

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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, March 15, 8:00 am
St. Augustine's, Kapa'au

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, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Corrected times)
St. James, Kamuela



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Last Sunday after the Epiphany:

O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son
revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that
we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be
strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his
likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,

for ever and ever.


 - Book of Common Prayer p 216


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March 3, 2014


An Ash Wednesday Reflection  
By Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick
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Aloha e Akua, 

Lent begins on Wednesday, March 5th.  I find the Ash Wednesday liturgy most disconcerting.  It is not the recitation of the 51st Psalm (BCP, p. 266) or the wonderful Litany of Penitence (BCP, p. 267).  No, it is literally the imposition of ashes in logical contradiction to the Gospel lesson for the day (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21).  In the lesson, Jesus Christ teaches, "Be careful not to parade your religion before others; if you do, no reward awaits you with your Father in heaven.... So too when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.... But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so no one sees that you are fasting...."  During worship, this lesson is read and then soon after the sermon, the people are invited forward for the imposition of ashes. 
The imposition of ashes developed in the Church in imitation of the practice of the use of sack and ashes by penitents.  The practice of imposing ashes on Ash Wednesday dates from at least the eighth century in the Church.   Some have suggested that the practice began as spreading of ashes on the heads of the faithful with crosses being marked on the tonsures of monastics.   Perhaps the marking of the cross on the forehead with ash emerged as an imitation of the sealing with Chrism (blessed oil) at Baptism. The Book of Common Prayer, 1979 (the current "official" Prayer Book of The Episcopal Church), is the first American Episcopal Prayer Book to include the imposition of ashes as a "norm."  Previous Prayer Books often did observe Ash Wednesday with a penitential liturgy, but there was no mention of ashes (though throughout the 20th century, their use became more common with liturgical renewal in our Church).  
This is a question of humility and humanity.  It seems to me that the teaching of Christ from Matthew points to the meaning of liturgical practice and personal piety.  Confession, daily prayers, praying the rosary, observing Feast and Fast days by attending worship, daily Bible study and, most importantly, going to Church every Sunday and taking Holy Communion, are means of understanding our humanity - sinful and yet loved by God - and being brought into relationship with God.  We do them to place ourselves in the right context and frame of mind to be open to God.  It is all about God and not about us.    
And, so what about ashes on Ash Wednesday?  There seems to be four options on Ash Wednesday: 
  1. Just don't go up to receive the ashes when invited to do so.
  2. Go forward to receive the imposition of ashes and then wash them off right after the liturgy.
  3. Go forward and don't wipe them off.
  4. Go forward and bow your head so that the priest sprinkles the ashes on your head like the water at Baptism (the ashes are imposed, but no one will know).
I find the fourth option the most edifying spiritually - though be sure to warn the priest before going forward and lowering your head.  All four are faithful choices - even the first one.  The question for the believer is one's relationship with God and how one best connects with the reality of one's own humanity, finitude, brokenness and sinfulness.  The ashes and the confession are tools in our spiritual knapsack on the pilgrimage of life.  You need to discern what is best for your journey to Easter this year.  READ MORE...
 Musician Ana Hernandez at St. Clement's
Well-known musician, chanter and music consultant Ana Hernandez, will be at The Parish of St. Clement in Honolulu, from Friday, March 7, through Monday, March 10. 
She will be with the folks at St. Clement's to open their spirits and voices to very different ways of using music and simple instruments to enhance their spiritual lives, corporate worship, and small group work. Even if you aren't "musical", these gatherings are for everyone!
If you are interested in attending, contact St. Clement's at (808) 955-7745. To learn more about Ana, visit her website HERE
'Iolani Guild Spring Luncheon
Kahu Kaleo Patterson
The 'Iolani Guild will host its Spring Luncheon meeting on Saturday, March 8, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, in the Von Holt Room of The Cathedral of St. Andrew.
Following a business meeting, there will be a potluck luncheon.  Please bring a dish to share. 
Kahu Kaleo Patterson and Kala Holden will offer a presentation on Ho'oponopono from their years of facilitating this traditional Hawaiian cultural practice.  Reverend Kaleo has taught Ho'oponopono for 12 years at the University of Hawai'i and in the prison system. 
Kupuna Kala has practiced Ho'oponopono at Hina Mauka helping people overcome their substance abuse. "Ho'oponopono is a Hawaiian way of attaining healing and well-being," says Holden, "It is actually more than healing and well-being. It is truly all about making everything 'very, very right'."  Holden adds, "Now is our chance to move past merely having heard the term 'Ho'oponopono' or only a snippet of knowledge, to a fuller understanding of this important Hawaiian cultural practice."

For more information, please e-mail Ann Hansen.


Organ Concert at the Cathedral
with Michael Hey 
Michael Crisostomo Hey plays at the Ninth Annual Organ Concert at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, March 9, 3:00 pm.  "Flashy and exciting" are just two of the words used to describe Michael Crisostomo Hey's performance of Jean Guillou's technically demanding Toccata at the 2012 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Nashville, TN.   
Currently in the Masters program at The Juilliard School studying under Paul Jacobs, Mr. Hey is a full-tuition recipient of the Alice Tully, the Bidu Sayao, The Noble Foundation, and the Juilliard Organ scholarships. He presently serves as Assistant Organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and is under great demand by numerous chamber ensembles in the New York area.
For more information, click HERE.
More Safe Church Training Sessions Announced
Mark your calendars! Big Island
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Another Safe Church Training Session has been set-up for the Big Island. Register now for Safeguarding God's Children Training on the Big Island. 

BIG ISLAND: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8:00 am, Safeguarding God's Children, St. Augustine's, Kapa'au - To register, click HERE(Please note that this is a rescheduled class.)

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.
Lenten Quiet Afternoon: Deepening Prayer  
at St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Fr. Lillie at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Honolulu will be leading an afternoon of prayer practices in the Episcopal Church, on Sunday, March 16, from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm. He will be facilitating various sessions throughout the afternoon on the Daily Office, the Rosary, Intercessory Prayer, and Silent Meditation. All are encouraged to attend Evensong and Benediction at 5:00 pm as an end to the retreat afternoon. There is no need to sign-up in advance. Just show up and be willing to try and pray in different ways.  For more info, click HERE.


Organ Concert at St. John's, Kula

St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula, Maui, will be the site of a very special organ concert featuring Katherine Crosier, on Saturday, March 22, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.


Retired as organist of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu after thirty-five years, Katherine Crosier will perform works ranging from the wedding music from Downton Abbey; a French Baroque suite, J. S. Bach's last compositions, The Great Eighteen Chorales; and works by American composers.


The concert will celebrate the restoration of the Oberlinger organ, in memory of Dr. John Hanley, his wife Claire Frances "Cancy," and son Paul who were former parishioners of St. John's who spearheaded the instrument's installation. Ms. Crosier will be joined by trumpeter, Cody Sarmiento.  For more information, click HERE.


Epiphany Spring Bazaar Coming Up

Epiphany will be holding their Spring Bazaar on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.  The bazaar will feature plants, baked goods, jams and jellies, adult & children clothing, dishes, crafts and much more! Parking also available at municipal lot on 11th & Harding Avenue. For more information, contact the church office at (808) 734-5706.


Deadline for Website Switch Approaching
On Monday, March 31, 2014, the Diocese will be ending its contract with Digital Faith, its web hosting company for the past two years. Since January of this year, the Diocese has had a new website host provider called Weebly. 

For those churches that had a website through the Diocese with Digital Faith, your website will become inactive after March 31, unless you have negotiated a new contract directly with Digital Faith. Churches were sent a notice in January (Special Announcment January 14, 2014) with the details of the switch, and were offered the opportunity to switch to the new host provider--- and it's not too late! Their user-friendly tools make it easy for most anyone in your church to maintain a website even if they have had little or no experience with websites before.   
The Diocese will continue to provide a church website at no charge to the church through this new web host. Over a dozen churches have already switched or are in the process of launching their new websites built at no charge by the Communications Contractor. Even if you did not have a Digital Faith website but would like to consider switching or starting a new one, e-mail Sybil Nishioka.  She is available to help design and build your website so that you can easily maintain it once it is launched.
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Applications Now Being Accepted for 
Diocesan ECW Specials
The Christian Social Relations Committee of the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women is now accepting applications from programs that want to be considered as a "SPECIAL".


Requests for financial assistance (ECW Specials) for 2014- 2015 are due on or before July l5, 2014. Letters of request should be sent to Annette Jim, Chair of the ECW Christian Social Relations Committee, 2812 -A Puuhonua St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96822. Requests will be prayerfully considered  by the Christian Social Relations Committee at the ECW Annual Meeting in September
The Specials are funded through pledges by churches and individuals.  Checks are sent as the money is received.


Currently, the  ECW Specials support  the Bishop's Pastoral Fund and Good Shepherd Church in support of Sean Brown, a member of that church, who is studying sustainable agriculture at the Asian Rural Institute in Japan.


For more information, click HERE.


EYE'14 - Nakamura Reports Exciting Things in Store! 
Casey Nakamura, All Saints' youth member and a member of the EYE'14 Planning Team, just returned from New York after a long weekend of meetings for the upcoming youth event in Philadelphia. Nakamura shared that everything is falling into place and being finalized. She could barely contain her excitement with the line up of speakers (that's under wraps) and workshops in store.  Be sure to look for her article in the next E-Chronicle coming out the end of the month.

In the meantime, youth around the diocese are actively fundraising to pay for their trip.  Here is an updated listing of upcoming events. Be sure to support them!

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.

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.
All Saints', Kaua'i (4-1065 Kuhio Hwy., Kapa'a):  Mother's Day Craft Fair with food booth, Saturday, May 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
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, or visit their website event listing HERE.
AWAKE! Diocesan High School Youth Retreat 
March 20 - 22, Honolulu - Register NOW!
If you have any questions, please e-mail Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director. For more information and to register, click HERE. Travel Scholarships are available for Neighbor Island Youth.


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.
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!)


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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, June 7 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Maui) - Registration information coming soon.
  • Saturday, September 13 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Kaua'i) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 27 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Big Island) - Click HERE to register. 
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.

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Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2014

Jefferts schori advent The reality is that the season of Lent, which Christians have practiced for so many centuries, is about the same kind of yearning for greater light in the world, whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere. 
The word "Lent" means "lengthen" and it's about the days getting longer.  The early Church began to practice a season of preparation for those who would be baptized at Easter, and before too long other members of the Christian community joined those candidates for baptism as an act of solidarity. 
It was a season during which Christians and future Christians learned about the disciplines of the faith - prayer and study and fasting and giving alms, sharing what they have. 
But the reality is that, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, the lengthening days were often times of famine and hunger, when people had used up their winter food stores and the spring had not yet produced more food to feed people.  Acting in solidarity with those who go hungry is a piece of what it means to be a Christian.  To be a follower of Jesus is to seek the healing of the whole world. 
And Lent is a time when we practice those disciplines as acts of solidarity with the broken and hungry and ill and despised parts of the world.
I would invite you this Lent to think about your Lenten practice as an exercise in solidarity with all that is - with other human beings and with all of creation.  That is most fundamentally what Jesus is about. He is about healing and restoring that broken world. 
So as you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken, or ill in one way or another.
May you have a blessed Lent this year, and may it yield greater light in the world.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Why Serve 2014: An Episcopal Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color
[February 20, 2014] Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at a June Episcopal Church retreat 
Why Serve 2014: We are all called by God, but what does that mean for you?
Sponsored by Diversity and Ethnic Ministries of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS), Why Serve 2014 will be held Thursday, June 5 to Sunday, June 8, hosted by Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley, CA. Invited to attend this conference of fellowship, training, discernment, and self-care are young adults (age 18-30) from the Asian, Black, Indigenous and Latino communities of the Episcopal Church, Lutheran Church (ELCA), and other churches in communion with the Episcopal Church, including the Moravian Church, the Old Catholic Churches, the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, the Mar Thoma Church and the Churches of South India (CSI) and North India (CNI).

For more information please contact Angeline Cabanban at 212-716-6186 or e-mail her
Friends of Sabeel North America Conferences
Sabeel, a Christian Peace Organization founded by Christian Palestinians 25 years ago, will be holding two West Coast conferences:
  • March 21 & 22, 2014: Voices for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • April 4 & 5, 2014: Seeds of Justice and Hope for Palenstinians and Israelis, Portland, OR
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.

EYE'14 Support our Youth

2014 Peggy Kai Lecture with the Rev. Martin Smith
March 5

AWAKE! Diocesan High School Youth Retreat  
March 20-22

Harmony, Health & Wellness

The St. Andrew's Schools Preschool Tuition Incentive

Aloha Music Academy's Annual Program

Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training

What is the Diocese?
Important EYE'14 Update
Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Safe Church Training Sessions
February is Theological Education Month
Bishop's Scholarship Funds Deadline to apply is March 27, 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



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