Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ St. George's Church Closes
+ Registration Now Open for Stewardship University
+ Annual Clergy Retreat
+ St. Columba Homecoming!
+ Join the March for Medical Mercy
+ Ke'ena a'o Hula a me ka Himeni
+ DACA Workshops
+ A Taste of EfM Training
+ Seeking LEAVS Hymnals
+ 9th Annual Dodgeball Tournament
+ Safe Church Training
+ ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ Apply Now for Nellie Hartman Trust Fund
+ Share the Journey
+ Campus Ministry
+ Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship
+ NAAC Annual Gathering
+ Training for Mission Leadership
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Featured Photo:

This issue's header features the acolytes of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Hilo, who were recently recognized for their service to the church. Look for the complete story in the upcoming August E-Chronicle. (Photo contributed by Gina Hara Chun.)

Upcoming Meetings

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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 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 21 - July 3
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

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

Regional Confirmation Ceremonies 
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

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

March for Medical Mercy
Thursday, June 26, 10:00 AM
Palama to Federal Building
Call (808) 673-8930

Ke'ena a'o Hula a me ka Himeni Workshop
Saturday, July 12, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu

Education for Ministry (EfM) Training
July 24 - 26
St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu
For more info e-mail Peter Carson or call (808) 754-3665

Daughters 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
Location TBD

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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, August 9, 2:00 pm
St. Timothy's, 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!


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

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

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


Stewardship University
Saturday, August 2, 9:00 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku


ECW Meeting
Saturday, August 9, 9:30 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku


Safeguarding God's Children Training
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
St. Columba Homecoming
Sunday, June 22, 9:30 AM
St. Columba's, Paauilo
Call (808) 935-5545


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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Proper 7

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your
holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom
you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; 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


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June 18, 2014


On June 15, 2014, Bishop Fitzpatrick celebrated the Holy Eucharist for the last time in St. George's Episcopal Church, Pearl Harbor, and formally closed this Mission Church.  The following is his message regarding the closure, that was originally released on June 10, 2014. 

St. George's Church Closes
Bishop Fitzpatrick As I have recently informed the Diocese, the St. George's Task Force, Finance Commission and the Diocesan Council worked through the numbers and we had to make the tough decision to close this Mission Church.  The Church has been on land leased from the Navy for over fifty years. A few years ago the Navy decided to sell the property.  In the end, the cost of the property and the reserve needed for water/sewer should the Navy decide that they will no longer provide those services (that is a concern because of Defense Department cutbacks and there is a limit now on no additions to the system whatsoever making development difficult) make keeping the property untenable.  The decision is to buy the property at the Navy price (undeveloped property) and sell the site with buildings.  As you may know, St, George's Church has survived on diocesan subsidy for most of its existence as a Mission Church (either for the vicar's compensation or the lease payments at market rate for the past several years).  The Average Sunday Attendance has been below 50 (with highs in the 70s and lows in the 20s) for some years. Without an outside donor to purchase the property, there quickly emerged to be limited options for such an isolated property.  
Please remember with thanksgiving the ministry through the decades of St. George's Church in the Prayers of the People on Sunday.  You are certainly welcome to attend the service on Sunday or to share this message with anyone you think appropriate. 
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick 
Registration Now Open!
Stewardship University 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  (Register HERE)
  • Saturday, August 9, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu  (Register HERE)
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! For more information, e-mail Bill Skelton, or call him at (808) 635-5957.
Priority Registration Now Open!
Annual Clergy Retreat - August 24 - 26
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The annual Clergy Retreat at Camp Mokule'ia will be held on Sunday, August 24, through Tuesday, August 26, 2014. All clergy are welcome to attend. Program information will be announced soon.
Because of limited space at the Camp, registration is open first to active canonically resident clergy and those licensed or retired clergy serving congregations and diocesan programs. Registration will then open to all clergy after July 15.
Those qualifying for priority registration should have received an e-mail with registration details. If not, please e-mail Irina Martikainen.  
St. Columba Homecoming! 
Sunday, June 22

St. Columba's will be holding a special worship service and celebration on Sunday, June 22, at 9:30 AM, to celebrate the Feast of St. Columba and over 100 years of the St. Columba's Mission on the Hamakua Coast.  A potluck brunch will follow the service, and all are invited to attend.  Pictures, memorabilia, memories and stories are welcome!
Join the March for Medical Mercy  
Thursday, June 26

Fr. David Gierlach announces their third March for Medical Mercy will be taking place on Thursday, June 26, at 10:00 AM. The march is from Palama to the Federal Building, and is to raise awareness and to ask our congressional delegation to fix the Medicaid exclusion problem.
"We need the help of every religious denomination, health care clinic and community group," said Fr. David. "One of the first things to go will be dialysis treatment which, as you know, is an immediate death sentence for those needing that care." 
Fr. David is working hard with others in the community to keep the matter in the public eye "so our representatives can tell the folks back in Washington that the community is demanding action!"
For more information, call (808) 673-8930.  
Ke'ena a'o Hula a me ka Himeni 
A free Hula & Hymn Workshop
The Committee on Native Hawaiian Ministry presents Ke'ena a'o Hula a me ka Himeni, a free Hula and Hymn Workshop, on Saturday, July 12, from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  The workshop will take place at The Church of the Epiphany Parish Hall located at 1041 Tenth Avenue in Honolulu.  Space is limited--- Ages 8 to Kupuna!  For more information and to sign up, contact Bruce or Pi'ilani Hanohano at (808) 342-7731, or 342-1124, or e-mail them.  

On July 7 and 26, the Hawaii Coalition for Immigration Reform is hosting informational workshops to assist undocumented immigrant youth with the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) application process, which grants relief from deportation as well as the opportunity to work, drive and attend college legally in the United States.  For more information, download the flyer HERE, or
A Taste of EfM - Training July 24 - 26
St. Anthony Retreat Center Announced
By Peter Carson
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The site for the EfM mentor training on July 24-26 has been announced as the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi. The training class size is limited to 8 people.
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.  


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.  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

Seeking LEVAS Hymnals
The Church of the Epiphany in Honolulu is seeking copies of the LEVAS (Lift Every Voice and Sing) Hymnal. If anyone is not using their copies and would like to pass them on, please contact the Rev. Irene Tanabe at (808) 734-5706, or e-mail her.

This popular collection of 280 musical pieces from both the African American and Gospel traditions has been compiled under the supervision of the Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church. It includes service music and several psalm settings in addition to the Negro spirituals, gospel songs, and hymns.
9th Annual Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament 
Registration Now Open 

Members of All Saints' Church on Kaua'i can hardly believe their summer dodgeball program is in its 9th year!  Each year, practices run through the month of July, culminating with a tournament on the final weekend, and this year's tournament will be held on July 25 & 26. Participants range in age from 4 - 64, and there is always lots of fun, food, prizes and fellowship!
The first tournament in 2006 started with a $1,000 grant from the County's Anti-Drug Office, with 12 teams in a 4-hour tournament. Within a few years, it grew into a two-day tournament with over 40 teams and 300 participants from around the state and mainland, and costs over $5,000 to fund. It has become Kauai's most highly anticipated summer sports program and has a waiting list every year. The event is kept free and funded entirely by grants and donations. The Ke Akua Youth Group spearheads the event along with an army of volunteers to put on the tournament. Registration is now open. For more information, visit the event webpage HERE or visit their Facebook page.
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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 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. 
Note: The Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training below follows Safeguarding God's Children Training at the same location (above). Consider taking both classes in one day to satisfy your Safe Church requirements!
  • 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. 
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. 
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.


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 

"Share the Journey" with 
Episcopal Migration Ministries
You can participate in an important effort to raise awareness of the refugee resettlement work done by The Episcopal Church through "Share the Journey" from Episcopal Migration Ministries.

The "Share the Journey" campaign will highlight the stories of refugees and their resettlement in the United States through traditional and social media.


"Launching on June 16, 'Share The Journey' is a year-long effort bringing widespread awareness of refugees and their journey to resettlement," explained Deborah Stein, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. "Everyone can become a companion to refugees, learning about their new neighbors and joining in the journey of resettlement."


According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, at the beginning of 2013, there were 15.4 million refugees worldwide.  This number continues to rise with the recent refugee crises in Syria, South Sudan and the Congo.  READ MORE


Campus Ministry in Province VIII: Kindling 

Kindling is an Episcopal conference for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses.  It will take place July 28 - 31, 2014, at the Humphrey Center at the University of Minnesota. The goal in convening "Kindling" is that participants will walk better equipped to engage young adults where they live work and study, equipping them for leadership in the Church.  Building on our existing ministries with young adults we hope together to find a wider vision for the church in the 21st century.  New leaders in Young Adult and Campus Ministry are welcome to attend a pre-conference gathering from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on July 28. For more information and to register, click HERE.


The Annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship
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The Governance Board of Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre invites applications for the annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship. The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a supportive environment, including accommodation and meals, for a period of three consecutive month's full time study at the Centre.  Applicants may be lay or ordained, will hold a recognized level of tertiary education, be committed to an approved subject of study and able to be a resident at Vaughan Park for the period of the Scholarship. For full information, e-mail the Director, The Rev. John Fairbrother.  Deadline to apply is September 4, 2014.


2014 NAAC Annual Gathering  
Reclaiming our Baptismal Calling: Discipleship
in a Post-Christian Culture
Are you looking for ways to help the congregations in your synod move from a paradigm of maintenance to one of mission, and from membership to one of discipleship?!  The catechumenate --- the ancient Christian practice of preparing disciples--- may hold the key.

Bishop Will Willimon will keynote the North American Association for the Catechumenate (NAAC) Annual Gathering in Vancouver, Canada, to be held August 5-8, 2014.  The theme is "Reclaiming Our Baptismal Calling: Discipleship in a Post-Christian Culture." To view a promotional flyer, click HERE. To register, click HERE.
Training for Mission Leadership
The GEMN Global Mission Immersion Program on August 16-26 in Bogota, Colombia is designed to prepare leadership for mission through in-depth training, resources and field work. The Immersion Program is presented in collaboration from the Diocese of Colombia, Episcopal Church Global Partnership Office, and GEMN (Global Episcopal Mission Network).
"More than a 'mission trip', the Global Mission Immersion Program offers the unique opportunity both to study and to engage in mission simultaneously, thus deepening and enriching the mission experience," noted the Rev. Dr. Ted J. Gaiser, program facilitator, an Episcopal Church missionary, and GEMN president.
The 10-day program is ideal for seminarians, deacons, priests, lay missionaries, experienced  missionaries, the mission curious, diocesan mission leaders, "and anyone with an interest in global mission," noted the Rev. David Copley, Episcopal Church Mission Personnel Officer.
The program will feature clergy and lay instructors who are missionaries with a broad range of knowledge about global mission and will provide practical skills to provide leadership in parishes, dioceses, and the wider church. Among the topics are: church history as it pertains to mission; biblical and theological foundations for mission; field experience; and local culture and history of Colombia

For more information and to register, click HERE.

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Bishop's Bible Study Discontinued

ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu

Daughters of the King Announce Two Special Summer Events

A Taste of EfM - Training  July 24-26

Emmanuel Homeless Speaker Series Available for On-line Viewing

Message from the Bishop: Canon Liz Beasley

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

Continuing Education Reports for 2013 Due

Mahalo & Aloha June

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




Contact Information
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Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418