Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Message: Two New Additions to the Staff of the Bishop
+ Observing Lesser Feasts
+ O'ahu Celebrations
+ The Cathedral Seeks Office Manager
+ Christ Memorial to Open New Food Pantry
+ Speaker Series at Emmanuel: Keep It Positive
+ Aiona Scholarship Fund: Keeping the Dream Alive
+ The Annual St. John's Kula Festival
+ The Elders to Headline Pillars of Peace Hawai'i Events
+ Safe Church Training
+ Godly Play Training: Honolulu
+ Registration Now Open for ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu
+ Joint Nominating Committee Issues Call for Discernment and Profile for 27th Episcopal Presiding Bishop
+ Annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship
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This issue's header photo was taken from the St. James Facebook page where members collected ice, water, batteries, toilet paper and other necessities to be distributed to those in need after Hurricane Iselle's thrashing. Continue to keep Big Island and Maui residents affected by the storm in your prayers as many are still without power and access to basic necessities.


Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, November 15

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

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The 46th Annual Meeting of Convention

October 24-25, 2014

The Cathedral of St. Andrew




June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City Utah

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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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Annual Clergy Retreat
August 24-26
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

Godly Play Core Training: Honolulu
August 30 - September 1

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

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing every Saturday, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu

Sunday Adult Christian Formation Hour 
Sundays, 9:20 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Celebration of New Ministry: The Rev. Irene Tanabe
Saturday, August 23, 4:00 PM
Epiphany, Honolulu

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

March for Medical Mercy
Thursday, August 28, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth, Honolulu

Pillars of Peace: The Elders
Sunday, August 31, 4:00 PM
Hawai'i Convention Center

St. John's By-the-Sea Luau
Saturday, September 6, 5:30 PM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Cathedral Fall Ministry Fair
Sunday, September 7 (following both services)
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info call (808) 524-2822

ABCD Workshop
September 12 & 13
St. Christopher, Kailua

Emmanuel Speaker Series: Raising Children Positively
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

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

Ordination of Kaleo Patterson
Saturday, September 27, 9:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Save the Date!
Emmanuel's 12th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, November 8
More info coming... 


Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

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)

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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, August 23, 1:00 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

One Starry Night in Kula
Friday, September 26, 5:30 PM
St. John's, Kula

St. John's Kula Festival
Saturday, September 27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. John's, Kula
For more info call (808) 878-1485


Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

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 following positions are currently open. To view details and more information, visit the Diocesan Website Resource page HERE.


Full-time Bookkeeper 

Bishop's Office, Honolulu


Full-time Office Manager

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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




Proper 16

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered
together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your
power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name;

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 232-233


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August 18, 2014


Two New Additions to the Staff of the Bishop
Bishop Fitzpatrick


I am pleased to announce two additions to the staff of the Bishop.

Pualani Kline will be joining us as an administrative assistant.  Pua is a graduate of Aiea High School and joins us after having been the administrative assistant to senior management at Profitability of Hawaii.  In her new role, she will assist and otherwise help relieve office staff of clerical work and administrative and business details and will provide general administrative support to the Youth Director, Treasurer, the "Dean" of the local formation programs (Naimiloa and Waiolaihuiʻia) and other diocesan committees/commissions/task groups.  

Charmaine Bernard will be joining us as Office Manager (and Property Manager).  Charmaine is a graduate of Maui High School and the University of Hawaiʻi. She is currently the Adminstrator and Office Manager of our own Cathedral of St. Andrew. Once she moves upstairs, she will be responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures and carrying out a range of administrative and IT-related tasks, with the responsibility for ensuring that the office runs efficiently and effectively.  

They will both be in place in by September 2.  Please welcome them both into our Diocesan ʻOhana.


The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick


Observing Lesser Feasts
By Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick
As "Ordinary" (the one entrusted with oversight of all liturgical practices) of the Diocese, I want to note three "lesser feasts" that I give permission and encourage (and in one case direct) be observed on Sundays in this Diocese.  

April 6:  Daniel G.C. Wu (1883-1956)
Gee Ching Wu was asked by Deaconess Emma Drant (ministering here in Honolulu) to teach her Chinese in exchange for English lessons. According to Bishop Restarick, she is the Deaconess from Cincinnati with ties to the Proctor family and who served at the founding of St. Elizabeth's settlement house and church.  At the time, 1902, the Bishop also notes that most of the Chinese at St. Elizabeth's were "Punti" speaking, while at St. Peter's, they were "Haka."  Wu converted to Christianity and took the baptismal name of Daniel. Deaconess Drant moved to San Francisco in 1905 (exhausted from her work at St. Elizabeth's according to the Bishop).  After the 1906 earthquake, she invited Wu to come help in mission work.  He studied at CDSP and was ordained a deacon in 1912 (and a priest in 1913). He founded True Sunshine Chinese Mission and the Church of Our Savior, both in the San Francisco area. In this case, I encourage that the collect for the commemoration be used on the Sunday following April 6 in 2015 (April 12, the 2nd Sunday of Easter), in addition to the collect of the day.

September 5: Gregorio Aglipay (1860-1940)
"Holy Women, Holy Men" (revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts) commemorates the life of Gregorio Aglipay, Priest and founder of the Philippine Independent Church, on September 5 (read HERE). Because of the historic ties between many members of this Diocese to the Philippine Independent Church and of the historic connection of Bishop Kennedy to the "regularizing" of the episcopal orders of the Philippine Independent Church to make that Church full communion partners of The Episcopal Church, I encourage that, at least, the collect for the commemoration be used on Sunday, September 7, 2014, and on Sunday, September 6, 2015, in addition to the collect of the day.

November 28: Kamehameha IV (1834-1863) and Emma (1836-1885)
The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns' (King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma) is commemorated on November 28.  The diocesan-wide observance of our patrons' feast is always transferred to the Last Sunday after Pentecost (Christ the King Sunday).  All congregations of this Diocese are expected to somehow commemorate the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns' on Sunday, November 23, 2014, and November 22, 2015, with the Collect and lessons for the day from "Holy Women, Holy Men"; or congregations may use the lessons appointed for the Sunday (Christ the King) with the collect of the Feast Day. I expect the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns' be somehow observed and the Collect for the Feast will be prayed in every congregation of the Diocese on the Last Sunday after Pentecost (Christ the King) every year. In addition, of course, congregations may also have other special observances on the actual Feast Day or on other Sundays, but I hope all our congregations will take special note of our diocesan patrons on that Sunday every year that we might be of one intention together as a Diocese as the Church year ends. 


O'ahu Celebrations
All are invited to attend these upcoming celebrations on O'ahu:

Celebration of New Ministry
Saturday, August 23, 4:00 PM
Join the members of Epiphany Episcopal Church as they welcome their new Rector, the Rev. Irene Tanabe. Epiphany is located at 1041 Tenth Avenue in Kaimuki.

Ordination to the Episcopal Priesthood 
of Kaleo Patterson
Saturday, September 27, 9:30 AM
All are welcome to attend this joyous event at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229, Queen Emma Square, Honolulu 
The Cathedral Seeks Office Manager
The Cathedral of St. Andrew is currently accepting applications for a full-time Office Manager. Candidate should have 5+ years experience in Office Administration and Management, including Human Resources, accounting and facilities management. Minimum Qualifications: AA degree or equivalent, BA preferred; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, software applications; strong oral and written communication skills, and able to supervise church operations among diverse constituencies. For more information and a detailed job description, visit the Diocesan Resource webpage HERE.  Hurry, deadline to apply is August 22!


Christ Memorial to Open New Food Pantry
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea, Kaua'i, is opening a food pantry to the community on August 23. In partnership with the Hanalei Bay Rotary Club, the Food Pantry will be located in their Parish Hall across the street from the church, and will provide essential food support to local individuals and families in need. The Food Pantry will be open on Saturdays from 3:30 - 5:00 PM, or until food runs out. For more information and to learn how you can help, contact Marge Furze, Food Pantry Coordinator, at 808-652-1486, or e-mail Christ Memorial. The Christ Memorial Parish Hall is located at 2518 Kolo Road in Kilauea.
Speaker Series at Emmanuel: Keep It Positive
Thursday, September 18
Author Juda Carter will be the guest speaker at Emmanuel's continuing Speaker Series on Thursday, September 18, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Keep It Positive is a parenting method based on research and proven results. Learn new skills to transform your home into a loving, respectful environment. 

Juda Carter received her Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Counseling from Chapman University.  She has worked as a director of a private school for students with significant behavioral issues and as a consultant with individuals, school districts and families in the area of educational and behavioral supports. 

Enjoy this insightful and interactive presentation to support you in the path to positive parenting. The Speaker Series are free and open to the public. For more information on this event, visit Emmanuel's website HERE, or to learn more about Juda Carter, visit her website HERE. Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua.
Aiona Scholarship Fund: Keeping the Dream Alive
The Rev. Canon Darrow Louis Kanakanui Aiona was a fervent advocate for equality of education for all, especially for Hawaiian youth, and for the establishment of Hawaiian immersion schools. An Episcopal priest for 50 years, he served as an elected member of the State Board of Education for 20 years, During this same period, Fr. Aiona served for 30 years as an educator in sociology, religion and Hawaiian studies.

His wife, Christine "Teena" Urban, said of Fr. Aiona, "Because he got a good education, he saw the value of it. He wanted that for everyone, especially Hawaiians." 

In July 2013, The Rev. Canon Darrow Louis Kanakanui Aiona Scholarship Fund was established to keep his dream alive. Please consider a generous donation to help support the education of young Hawaiians, the future leaders of our island home. Send your check to: St. John's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Attn.: Aiona Scholarship Fund, 47-074 Lihikai Dr., Kaneohe, HI 96744 - Please also write "Aiona Scholarship Fund" on the memo (bottom) line of the check. For more information, download the Scholarship Committee's letter HERE.

The Annual St. John's Kula Festival

(Updates to previous announcement)

St. John's Kula Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at 8992 Kula Highway, across from Keokea Park. This is an upcountry tradition that local families look forward to every year. Besides the cool and lovely Keokea with the bicoastal views there will be live entertainment all day long with Lily Meola and the Tom Conway Band, Eric Gilliom and others. There will be ono local food including Portugese Bean Soup, chow fun, Maui Cattle Company burgers, vegan curry, chili & rice, Hawaiian plate, baked goods, fresh produce, flowers, plants, gifts, auction, a quilt show and children's games. 


This year there will be a $1 admission with children under 10 years of age are free. Each year the proceeds are shared with different local non-profits. This year's recipients will be A Cup of Cold Water, which is a new van ministry sponsored by the four Episcopal churches on Maui and other friends that serve the homeless, and the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge which offers free housing for neighbor island folks who have to come to O'ahu for treatment. For more information or to volunteer your time or donate to the silent auction please call (808) 878-1485, or visit the St. John's website HERE.


The Elders to Headline 
Pillars of Peace Hawai'i Events

Pillars of Peace Hawai'i to host peace leaders Gro Harlem Brundtland, Hina Jilani, and Desmond Tutu
Pillars of Peace Hawai'i, an initiative of the Hawai'i Community Foundation, will host three preeminent global leaders from The Elders
from August 29-31, 2014. The Elders include former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of the World Health Organization, Gro Harlem Brundtland; renowned lawyer, pro-democracy campaigner and Pakistani women's movement leader Hina Jilani; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate, veteran anti-apartheid activist and peace campaigner.

This is the first time that representatives of The Elders will engage Hawai'i. The community will have the unique opportunity to listen to this world-renowned group of leaders in a public forum entitled "A Just and Inclusive Global Community" on Sunday, August 31, at 4:00 p.m., at the Hawai'i Convention Center's Lili'u Theater. Tickets for the public presentation are available for purchase HEREStudent tickets are $12 and general public tickets are $20; both include validated parking at the Hawai'i Convention Center. For more information, download the Media Release HERE, and to learn more about The Pillars of Peace, visit the website HERE.


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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 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. 
Godly Play Training: Honolulu
August 30 - September 1
Godly Play logo There will be Core Godly Play Training in Honolulu beginning Saturday, August 30 - September 1, at The Church of the Epiphany in Honolulu. The workshop is being led by Trainer Jenny Wallace. Attendees are being asked to read Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children by Jerome W. Berryman, before the workshop. There are a limited number of scholarships being offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i. For more information, download the flyer HERE, or to register online, click HERE.
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. 

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Joint Nominating Committee Issues Call for Discernment and Profile for 
27th Episcopal Presiding Bishop
[August 13, 2014] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued the Call for Discernment and Profile for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. The Call for Discernment and Profile is located HERE.  

Between now and September 30, any member of The Episcopal Church may submit a name of a bishop to JNCPB whom they believe should be considered for nomination through the email listed in the Call for Discernment and Profile. JNCPB will inform bishops whose names have been presented and advise them that if they wish to engage the discernment process, they must submit their materials, as specified in the Call for Discernment and Profile, between October 1 and October 31. The JNCPB will announce its nominees in early May 2015.

According to JNCPB, the Call for Discernment and Profile is intended to paint a picture of the skills, qualities and gifts the Church seeks in its next Presiding Bishop in light of what the Church may look like in the next decade, to assist bishops, deputies and prospective nominees in discerning which bishops may be called to the ministry of Presiding Bishop and to assist JNCPB in discerning potential nominees. To assist in that process, last year the JNCPB crafted and circulated a church-wide survey. The synthesis of the more than 5,200 responses helped develop the Profile.

The JNCPB is comprised of a lay member, a priest or deacon, and a bishop elected from each of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church, plus two youth representatives, appointed by the President of the House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings. The General Convention Deputies and bishops serve a three-year term to conclude at the close of General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake City.


The Annual Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship
Vaughan Park
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 resident at Vaughan Park for the period of the Scholarship. Applications will be made in writing to the Scholarship Grants Committee of the Vaughan Park Governance Board and will include: a short biography, an abstract and overall context of the study and be supported by at least two and no more than three references.

Applications for the 2015 Scholarship will close on September 4, 2014
For full information including Criteria for Application and Conditions of Grant, please e-mail the Director, the Rev. John Fairbrother.

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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

Ahli Hospital: A Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Gaza

Louise Aloy Elected Province VIII ECW President

The Elders to Headline Pillars of Peace Hawai'i Events  August 29-31

St John's By-the-Sea Luau  September 6

Cathedral Fall Ministry Fair  September 7

One Starry Night in Kula  September 26

TREC Plans Churchwide Meeting on October 2

The Rev. Dcn. Honey Becker Named New Missioner to St. Peter's, Jaffa, Israel

Urgent: Gaza & Ahli Hospital Update

Registration Now Open to All Clergy for Annual Clergy Retreat  August 24-26 

Godly Play Training: Honolulu  August 30-Sept 1

Episcopal Peace Fellowship News Release

Joint Nominating Committee Presents Second of Three Essays

Iraq-Syria:What's Going On?

Registration Now Open for ABCD Workshops

St. George's Church Closes 



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