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In This Issue:
+ Office of the Bishop Announces Lay Position Openings
+ EYE'14: Hawai'i Youth Delegation Heads to Philadelphia
+ St. Andrew's Schools Open House
+ Iraq-Syria:What's Going On?
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Maui
+ Windward Beach Day!
+ Registration Now Open for ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu
+ Ke'ena a'o Hula a me ka Himeni
+ A Taste of EfM Training
+ Registration Now Open for Stewardship University
+ Annual Clergy Retreat
+ Safe Church Training
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ Joint Nominating Committee Provides Update
+ United Thank Offering Providing Special Anniversary Grants
+ Original Artwork Invited for 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas Card
+ Province VIII Altar Guild General Meeting
+ UC Berkeley Campus Ministry
+ Office of Finance Issues Updated Report on Diocesan Commitments
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Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Diocesan Council

Upstairs Conference Room #1


Saturday, July 26, 2014

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Standing Committee &

Commission on Ministry 

Von Holt Room



Save the date!


Saturday, November 15

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Von Holt Room




The 46th Annual Meeting of Convention

October 24-25, 2014

The Cathedral of St. Andrew




June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City Utah

Visit the main website HERE



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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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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


St. Mark's Summer Sunday Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing through the summer every Sunday, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Health and Harmony
Ongoing every Monday, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

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

Sunday Spiritual Formation Hour for the Summer
Sundays, 9:20 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

St. Mark's Summer Potluck & Rector's Forum
Sunday, July 13, 11:30 AM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, July 13, 1:00 PM
St.Andrew's School, Honolulu

Iraq-Syria: What's Going On?
Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 PM
St. Clement's, 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

March for Medical Mercy
Thursday, July 31, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, 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

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, August 10, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's Schools, Honolulu

Windward Beach Day
Sunday, August 10, 1:00 PM
Bellows, Waimanalo

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

ABCD Workshop
September 12 & 13
St. Christopher, Kailua

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

St. Andrew Sistah's: Women's Retreat
September 26-28
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua



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

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
(ReSource for Christian Spirituality, Suite B)

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

ABCD Workshop
September 5 & 6
St. Michael's, Lihue

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

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Saturday, July 19, 9:00 AM
(808) 281-7170

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. Augustine's Annual Bazaar
Saturday, September 6
St. Augustine's, Kapaau
More info to come...
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





The Office of the Bishop announces openings for the following positions:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager/Property Manager

For more information and detailed job description, visit the webpage HERE.


If you would liked to post a position at your church, e-mail Communications with the information.




Proper 9

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


- Book of Common Prayer p 230-231


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Editor's Note:  We apologize for the delay with this issue. We were experiencing some server problems that have now been resolved.
Office of the Bishop Announces 
Lay Position Openings
The Office of the Bishop is now accepting applications for the following positions:
  • Full-time Administrative Assistant (Program Support)
  • Full-time Bookkeeper
  • Full-time Office Manager/Property Manager

For detailed job descriptions and instructions on how to apply, visit the Lay Position webpage on the Diocese's website HERE.  Deadline to apply is Friday, July 11, 2014.

EYE'14: Hawai'i Youth Delegation Heads to Philadelphia on July 8
eye 2014 After months of fundraising and coordination, the Diocese of Hawai'i's youth delegation is ready for the big triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE'14) in Philadelphia. Diocesan Youth Director, Sarah Klitzke, will be leading the group of 24 high school youth and 5 adults from different Episcopal churches around the state. They will be heading out on Tuesday, July 8, to join over 1,000 other young Episcopalians and leaders from around the world in Philadelphia, PA, for the Episcopal Church's largest youth event. They will spend 3 days together in worship and praise, fellowship and sharing, growing and learning, through a variety of workshops, special sessions and guest speakers. 

Casey Nakamura Casey Nakamura, a member of the EYE'14 planning team and youth member of All Saints' Church on Kaua'i, has been hard at work for the past year, traveling to the mainland for a number of meetings to help make it a most memorable one. Despite being bombarded with lots of questions whenever she returns from a meeting, she has had to keep plans under wraps so that it will be a great surprise for everyone.  

Following EYE'14, the Hawai'i delegation will take part in an additional 3 days of urban mission, serving wherever they are placed.  They will return home on July 18, after a couple days of touring Pennsylvania. Please keep the delegation and all of the participants of this wonderful event in your prayers. 
St. Andrew's Priory Open House - July 13
St. Andrew's Schools will be holding an Open House on Sunday, July 13, from 1:00 - 2:30 PM. Come and get to know the St. Andrew's Ohana --- lunch is on us!  RSVP by e-mail, or for more information, visit their website or call (808) 536-6102. 
Iraq-Syria: What's Going On?
Wednesday, July 16 - St. Clement's
The Parish of St. Clements' Global Interfaith Ministry is hosting a special event about Iraq & Syria. What's going on? What's the U.S.'s role? These are just two of the questions that guest speaker Stephen O'Harrow, Ph.D, will be discussing.  O'Harrow is a Professor of Oriental Philology at the University of Hawai'i Manoa, and Director for the Center of Southeast Asian Studies.

This event will be taking place on Wednesday, July 16, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, at St. Clement's, 1515 Wilder Avenue in Honolulu. For more information download the event flyer HERE. 
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Maui

There will be a joint Eucharistic Minister & Visitor training on Maui, on Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  For more information contact Deacon Cris South at (808) 281-7170, or e-mail her.
Windward Beach Day!
The Windward Regional Churches will be gathering together for a day at the beach! This event will be held on Sunday, August 10, at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo. Bring a dish to share and your musical instruments for kanikapila, anytime after 1:00 PM!

Registration Now Open! 
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 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.  For more information and to register, click on the island location you plan to attend below:
Workshops will be held beginning Friday evening, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 
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.  
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

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.  
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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, 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. 
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.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Joint Nominating Committee Provides Update, Presents First of Three Essays

The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued the following information:


The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) is continuing its work to prepare The Episcopal Church for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop at General Convention in 2015.


Between now and August 1, the JNCPB will publish three short educational essays. 


This first essay describes the basic timeline and steps for the nominating and election process.  (The first essay is presented below.) The second essay will outline the current roles, functions, and responsibilities of the Presiding Bishop.  The third essay will discuss how the office of Presiding Bishop has changed and evolved from being the senior bishop by consecration who presides over meetings of the House of Bishops to the complex multifaceted position it is today.


It is the hope of the JNCPB that all members of General Convention and all Episcopalians will take the time to read these brief essays to learn the importance of what we will do next summer at General Convention.  Should you have any questions or comments about these essays or the work of the JNCPB please contact [email protected].


The JNCPB is comprised of a lay member, a priest or deacon, and a bishop from each of the nine provinces of The Episcopal Church elected by the House of Deputies and House of Bishops respectively, plus two youth representatives, appointed by the President of the House of Deputies. The members serve a three-year term that concludes with the close of 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah).  READ MORE


United Thank Offering Providing  
Special Anniversary Grants
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[June 23, 2014]  The Episcopal Church United Thank Offering is providing special "seed money" grants of $12,500 to one bishop in each of the Church's nine provinces, and to the Presiding Bishop, for a total of $125,000.

Part of the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the United Thank Offering, these one-time special anniversary grants are intended to be used for a project in each province that will reflect the fourth Anglican Mark of Mission: To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind to pursue peace and reconciliation.
The project must be completed by May 1, 2015.  The grants that are selected will be showcased at 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, UT in June/July 2015.
Applications are available now; deadline is August 1, 2014.   Applications available HERE.

For more information contact the Rev. Heather Melton, United Thank Offering coordinator, [email protected].
Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally.


Original Artwork Invited for 
2014 Episcopal Church Christmas Card

Submissions are invited for original artwork that will be used for the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas card. The original artwork should express a local understanding of God's incarnation for the celebration of Jesus' birth.


"The deep significance of God's presence among us in human flesh can only be understood in particular human contexts," noted Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. "We are not generic human beings, and because each human being is unique, we can't make sense of this reality in a generic human image of the divine.  This is an invitation to share your understanding with the wider Church, so that all of us might have our own local image expanded and deepened.  Do you see Jesus born in a stable, a cave, or under mid-winter stars?  What did his earthly parents look like?  What kind of plants fed the animals that gathered round?  What did the celebration of their human herders look like?  From what foreign cultures did the wise ones (Magi) come to learn and pay their respects?  We all want to see Jesus - show us the birth of God in human flesh."


Deadline for submitting original artwork is August 15. Voting will occur September 1 to September 15, with the winner announced on October 1.  A printable PDF of the card with the winning artwork will be made available online to all congregations.  The greeting inside the card will appear in English, Spanish, French, Creole and Navajo.

For more information and submission guidelines, click HERE.


Province VIII Altar Guild General Meeting
September 5, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ
All Province VIII altar guild members and those interested in the altar guild ministry from any diocese or province are invited to the Province VIII General Altar Guild Meeting at the  Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. The meeting will feature altar guild programs centered on integrating all cultural communities into congregational altar guilds. Registration is  . A draft program is available HERE.


UC Berkeley Campus Ministry

The Diocese of California's campus ministry at UC Berkeley offers a strong, welcoming, and very supportive community committed to ancient ritual, intellectual curiosity, and hopeful faith. Being a resource for incoming students is a priority for us. We hope students find the home they need in the midst of our community as part of their experience at Berkeley. Please connect us with incoming and current students who may benefit from our ministry. We'll send them a small care package as well as some information about our ministry here.  Contact Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry @ Cal: E-Mail


Office of Finance Issues Updated Report 
on Diocesan Commitments

The Episcopal Church Office of Finance has issued a mid-year updated report on diocesan commitments.  N. Kurt Barnes, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, announced that all Episcopal dioceses located in the United States and nearly every non-United States diocese have committed to the 2014 budget of The Episcopal Church.

He indicated that

  • 42 dioceses have committed to the full 19% asking level adopted by General Convention 2012.
  • 39 dioceses are contributing between 10% and 19%.
  • Commitments have been received from every diocese except one.

"The commitments from the dioceses for 2014 total $26.8 million," Barnes said.  "The revised budget assumed $25.8 million. We are especially thankful for those dioceses that are able to make commitments at the full 19% asking level established by a vote of the General Convention, and we appreciate those dioceses that are striving to increase their commitments each year."


A complete list of diocesan commitments appears HERE.

The 2014 revised budget adopted by Executive Council is 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

St. George's Church Closes

Registration Now Open for Stewardship University August 2 & 9

Annual Clergy Retreat  August 24-26

Ke'ena a'o Hula a me ka Himeni  July 12

Seeking LEVAS Hymnals

9th Annual Dodgeball Tournament  July 25 & 26

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

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



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