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In This Issue:
+ BIshop's Bible Study Discontinued
+ Hui Pu Registration Deadline Extended
+ ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu
+ 'Aha Mele Benefit Concert Series
+ Diocese of Hawai'i ECW Meeting
+ Priory Summer Open House Coming Up
+ Daughters of the King Announces Two Special Summer Events
+ More Safe Church Training Classes Announced
+ A Taste of EfM Training
+ Emmanuel Homeless Speaker Series Available for On-line Viewing
+ Safe Church Training
+ Holy Nativity Celebrates 65 Years!
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ Stewardship University Coming Up!
+ Annual Clergy Retreat
+ Apply Now for Nellie Hartman Trust Fund
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Featured Photo:

This issue's header features the beautiful dance troupe from Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui, who received a Certificate of Appreciation for being the featured performers at the annual Barrio Festival last Friday.  (Photo is from the Good Shepherd Facebook page.)

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your





Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cathedral of St. Andrew


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Standing Committee

Upstairs Conference Room #1


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Commission on Ministry Bishop's Reading Room 


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Diocesan Council

Von Holt Room



Save the date!


Saturday, November 15

9:00 AM - 4:00 P,

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Von Holt Room



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ECW Business Meeting

Saturday, June 14, 9:30 AM

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


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

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

For local church meetings, check the Parish Happenings listing below.  For more information, visit the ECW webpage HERE.


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Hui Pu Diocesan Camp
June 29 - July 4
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training

Saturday, June 28, 9:00 AM

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...

Stewardship University
August 2 & 9
Check under Maui & O'ahu listings for info links.

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

ABCD Workshops
September 2014
Check under O'ahu & Kaua'i listings for info links.

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. 


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)

Sunday Dean's Forum 
Sundays, 9:20 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Holy Nativity 65th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 7, 4:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Regional Confirmation - East Honolulu
Sunday, June 15, 3:00 PM
St.Clement's, Honolulu

Priory Open House
Friday, June 20, 12:00 PM
St.Andrew's Priory, Honolulu

Daughters of the King Dinner & Installation of Chaplain
Friday, June 20, 6:15 PM
St. Nicholas, Kapolei

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - Honolulu
Sunday, June 22, 1:00 PM
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Education for Ministry (EfM) Training
July 24 - 26
For more info e-mail Peter Carson or call (808) 754-3665

Daughter of the King - Queen Emma Chapter
Sunday, July 27
4:30 PM Reception
5:30 PM Choral Evensong
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - West O'ahu
Saturday, August 2, 5:00 PM
St. Philip's, Waianae

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, August 9, 8:30 AM
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Stewardship University
Saturday, August 9, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Registration coming soon

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, August 9, 2:00 pm
Christ's Gathering Place, Aiea

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

ABCD Workshop
September 12 & 13
St.Christopher, Kailua
More info coming soon!

Emmanuel Speaker Series: Raising Children Positively
Thursday, September 18
More info coming soon!


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

'Aha Mele Benefit Concert
Sunday, June 8, 3:00 pm
(2:00 pm Pre-concert Reception)
All Saints Church, Kapa'a

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, June 28, 10:00 AM
Christ Memorial Parish Hall, Kilauea

ASIS Futsal Tournament
Saturday, June 28
All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a

9th annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 25 & 26
All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a

ABCD Workshop
September 5 & 6
St. Michael's, Lihue
More info coming soon!

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

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

Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, June 14, 10:00 AM
St. John's, Kula

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, July 26 (TBA)
More info to come...
Stewardship University
Saturday, August 2, 9:00 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
Registration coming soon
ECW Meeting
Saturday, August 9, 9:30 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
Safeguarding God's ChildrenTraining
Saturday, August 23, 1:00 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

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, 3:30 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo
Jazz Mass
Sunday, June 8, 9:00 AM
St. James', Kamuela
More info: (808) 885-4923

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 27, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Corrected times)
St. James, Kamuela
Annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 22
St. James, Kamuela
More info to come





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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


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Message from the Bishop:
Bishop's Bible Study is Discontinued
Bishop Fitzpatrick
I appreciate the positive response to the Bishop's Bible Study.  With Canon Liz's move to Ireland and the reorganization of the staff of the Office of the Bishop, I have decided trying to keep up the weekly lessons is not possible at this time.  I apologize to those who have participated for ending the study early. It has been suggested that I might try a shorter study at Advent or Lent of one of Paul's letters, the letter of James or one of the birth narratives in Matthew or Luke.  Teaching is one of my joys as Bishop and I want to engage in this project again.  So, for those who have joined me in this study, thank you and be assured the studies will return. 
Again, I apologize for discontinuing this study early.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick

Editor's note:  Archived lessons are still available on the diocesan website HERE.


LAST CHANCE: Deadline extended to JUNE 5!!!
Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

There is still some space available at this year's Diocesan Summer Youth Camp, Hui Pu.  For those that may have overlooked the deadline date, registration has been extended until Thursday, June 5. Registration WILL close on Thursday, so if you haven't already signed up your youth, do so NOW! This year's dates are:

'Opio (Grades 9-12) - June 21 - 26
Ahe (Grades 3-5) - June 27 - 29
Lokahi (Grades 6-8) - June 30 - July 4

To register, click HERE. (Please note that the grades shown are the grades "completed" at the end of the current school year.) While you're at the youth website, be sure to check out pictures and a video from last year's camp. If you have any questions, e-mail Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director.
Save the Date! 
ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) training seminars are coming to the islands of Kaua'i and O'ahu in September. Be sure to save the date and attend these highly informative sessions that will help you organize and put your community building ideas into action.  You will learn how to engage your community, build successful agency partnerships, tap into the power of individuals and voluntary associations, social networking, sustaining leaders, and much more!  

Mike Green is the Consultant and Trainer for the ABCD Institute and will be leading both workshops.  Registration and details will be coming out soon.  For now, be sure to mark your calendars and save the date:
  • Kaua'i - September 5-6, St. Michael and All Angels, Lihue
  • O'ahu - September 12-13, St. Christopher, Kailua
Workshops will be held beginning Friday evening, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 
'Aha Mele Benefit Concert Series

All Saints' Episcopal Church in Kapa'a, Kaua'i, is hosting a series of benefit concerts to raise funding for the reconstruction of it's organ. The organ, which was installed in 1925, is the only true pipe organ remaining on Kaua'i, but weather and use have taken its toll and it is now in need of a new console. Members are trying to raise the nearly $150K needed for this project, and the concerts will help to raise awareness in the community as well as funds.

The first concert, being held on June 8, at 3:00 PM features the talented Paul Togioka and Ali'i Strings. The musicians are donating their time and talent toward this effort.  Although outdoor seating for the concert is free, a pre-concert reception at 2:00 PM that includes reserved indoor seating, is available for $50. For more information and to purchase tickets on-line or to make a donation, visit the event webpage HERE.
Diocese of Hawai'i ECW Meeting 
Saturday, June 14, 2014
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The next business meeting of the Diocese of Hawai'i's Episcopal Church Women will be taking place on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room.  The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM, followed by a special presentation from the Rev. Moki Hino of Holy Apostles in Hilo.  Rev. Moki will be sharing a slide show about his recent visit to the Holy Land - Jerusalem. After lunch, Rosella Newell will provide an update about the Diocesan Altar Guild linen.

Please RSVP by June 9, to President, Louise Aloy at (808) 667-0144, or e-mail her. For more information about the ECW, visit their webpage HERE.
Priory Summer Open House Coming Up! 
Friday, June 20, 2014

St. Andrew's Priory will be holding several Open House events during the summer. The first Open House will take place on Friday, June 20, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.  For more information and to learn more about the Priory, visit their website HERE.
Daughters of the King Announce 
Two Special Summer Events
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The Diocese of Hawai'i's Order of the Daughters of the King announce two very special events coming up soon:

Installation of Chaplain:
On Friday, June 20, the Order will install its first Chaplain, the Rev. Debra Vanover, who is the Rector at Holy Nativity in Aina Haina. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be the Celebrant at the service that will take place at St. Nicholas in Kapolei. All are invited to attend a dinner hosted by the St.Nicholas Chapter beginning at 6:15 PM, followed by the service at 7:00 PM.  For more information, click HERE.

Service and Institution for new Queen Emma Chapter:
Please join us for the historic Service of Institution, that shall establish the newly chartered, Queen Emma Chapter, Na Kaikamahine o Kaleleonalani o Ka Haku, Order of the Daughters of the King.  The service will take place Sunday, July 27, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. All are welcome to attend a pre-service reception in the Von Holt Room at 4:30 PM, followed by the service in the Cathedral at 5:30 PM. Preparation for the new Chapter has proceeded under the spiritual guidance and uplifting of the Very Reverend Walter Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral of St Andrew, and the Chapter name has been given prayerfully by the Cathedral's Hawaiian Committee kupuna.  For more information on this event, click HERE.


To learn more about The Order of the Daughters of the King, visit their webpage HERE.
More Safe Church Training Classes Announced
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In accordance with The Episcopal Church's Safe Church policies, three additional Safeguarding God's Children Training classes have been set up on Kaua'i, O'ahu and Maui.  Be sure to register today before the classes fill up:
Saturday, June 28 - KAUA'I, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Christ Memorial Parish Hall, Kilauea - Register HERE.
Saturday, August 9 - O'AHU, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Christ's Gathering Place, Aiea - Register HERE.
Saturday, August 23 - MAUI, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Good Shepherd Parish Hall, Wailuku - Register HERE.
A complete listing of current Safe Church training classes can be found below in the Previously Announced Event Reminder section. 
A Taste of EfM - Training July 24 - 26
By Peter Carson
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The Bible speaks clearly to our condition in modem life: We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every kind of doctrine...we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.  (Ephesians 4:14a, 15b)


In all aspects of our lives, there are bewildering choices to be made and none more than in the area of spirituality. We need practical tools that can help form us as Christians and enable us become more effective in our lives, which will also make us better able to reach others with the Good News.


Education for Ministry (EfM) is a very effective tool for formation and growth - actually, a whole toolkit. A program developed and overseen by the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, EfM uses a multi-pronged approach to help us "grow up in every way into Christ".  Sewanee provides study materials and trained leadership. No background is necessary; this course is open to all adults.  


Each EfM class is a mixture: a short worship session or meditation (selected and led by a different student each week), time for each student to discuss what he or she has discovered in the week's lesson (scripture, theology or church history), fellowship, and, most important of all, TR or theological reflection - a process for integrating what is learned into day-to-day living.


Theological Reflection is the heart of EfM. It's a way of turning a problem or situation over in the group's collective mind, delving deeper and deeper into the matter. Toward the end of the reflection, the group comes to a consensus about implications for future action, and sometimes builds a group prayer about the reflection.


In Theological Reflection people learn to come together and exchange views with others with respect for all, and become adept at using a powerful and practical tool for spiritual discernment.


If you believe EfM is right for your church you only need a trained EfM mentor to start a class.  A training session for EfM mentors requires 18 hours of participation in a training class.  We are holding a training class from July 24 through July 26.  If you or anyone at your church are interested in forming a class or if you have any questions about EFM, contact Peter Carson at (808) 754-3665, or e-mail

Emmanuel Homeless Speaker Series 
Available for On-line Viewing
The well attended speaker series on homelessness hosted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua continues, and is available for viewing on 'ŌleloNet. The next date is June 6 at 1:30 PM on OLELO 54. This program will be available for on demand viewing after the first airing on www.olelo.org.

Future Speaker Series dates at Emmanuel are:
  • September 18, 2014 -  Juda Carter, author of Keeping it Positive, a primer on child raising positively.
  • May 2015 - Update on Tackling Homelessness with Colin Kippen and Jun Yang
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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) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, June 28 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Kaua'i) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, August 9 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, August 9 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, August 23 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Maui) - Click HERE to register.
  • 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. 
Holy Nativity Celebrates 65 Years!

The church that started in a dairy is turning 65!  Please join us as we celebrate the 65th Anniversary of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity in Aina Haina on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM, 5286 Kalanianaole Highway. There will be a blessing of the Holy Nativity Thrift Shop Annex at 4:30 PM, kids games and activities, church tours, and a BBQ potluck (burgers and hot dogs provided; please bring a side dish or salad to share).  For more information, call the church office at (808) 373-2131, or e-mail Holy Nativity. 
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - O'ahu
A Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training session will be taking place on O'ahu, on Saturday, June 28, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. 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 that begins at 9:30 AM. The second session continues for Eucharistic Visitors only. To register, click HERE.
Reminder: Applications Now Being Accepted
for Diocesan ECW Specials
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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 15, 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 SeptemberFor more information, click HERE.


Save the date!! 
Stewardship University coming up in August
Stewardship University is coming to the islands! The one-day sessions will be conducted by the Rev. Canon Timothy M. Dombek, Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Diocese of Arizona. Nationally known for stewardship development, Dombek will delve into topics such as "How To Talk About Money" and "Year-Round Stewardship That You Can Do" which will help participants to build up the stewardship programs they already have in place.

Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to attend together to strengthen their stewardship teams. Dombek will conduct two identical workshops open to all parishes and missions in the diocese:
  • Saturday, August 2, Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku, Maui
  • Saturday, August 9, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu.
The workshops are free, run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and include lunch. Airfare stipends are not available but the Honolulu workshop will be live-streamed!  Registration will open in June.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned! 
Save the date!
Annual Clergy Retreat - August 24 - 26
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The annual Clergy Retreat at Camp Mokule'ia will be on Sunday, August 24, through Tuesday, August 26, 2014. All clergy are welcome to attend. More information and registration will be coming out soon.
Reminder:  Funds Available! Apply Now for 
"Here I am Send Me" Nellie Hartman Trust Fund

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity is administering the endowment fund of long-time member, Nellie Hartman. The funds are to be used for the preparation of men and women for a life which incorporates Christian service and/or mission work. Ms. Hartman's expressed objective for all of the recipients of the monies from the fund was that they develop a personal Christian rule of life, support Judeo-Christian values, come to know Jesus Christ and the "fun" of life, experiencing the joy which comes from serving both God and humanity as summed up in the two great commandments. For more information, visit the Holy Nativity website HERE, or download the informational flyer HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond


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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.

Message from the Bishop: Canon Liz Beasley

Holy Nativity Celebrates 65 Years June 7, 2014

More Safe Church Training Dates Set

Save the Date! Stewardship University on Maui & O'ahu coming up

Save the Date! Annual Clergy Retreat  August 24-26

Holy Land Pilgrimage for Women  September 2-11

Bishop's Easter Message 2014

New Rector of Epiphany

Registration is Now Open for Hui Pu

Continuing Education Reports for 2013 Due

Mahalo & Aloha June

Apply Now for "Here I Am Send Me" Nellie Hartman Trust Fund


Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp



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