Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Register Now: Christian Education Day
+ Friday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
+ St. Peter's Celebrates Centennial Open House
+ Alternative Christmas Market at St. John's, Kula
+ The Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps
+ Safe Church Training
+ St. Andrew's Schools Open House
+ 'Iolani Guild & Prince Albert Circle Golf Event
+ UTO Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
+ Episcopal Relief & Development Launches 75th Anniversary Matching Gift Challenge
+ Input Invited for 2016-2018 Triennium Draft Budget
+ 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas Card is Available for Download
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 Featured Photo:

This issue's header photo features parents and youth at a special O'ahu Youth Gathering at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu on November 9. The youth planned the event during their regular monthly gathering the week before, and invited parents to join them for an evening of fun, food and fellowship. Look for the follow-up story in the next issue of the E-Chronicle. 

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Saturday, December 20
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Standing Committee
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Diocesan Council

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM*

(Extended time)




June 25 - July 3, 2015

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ECW Christmas Luncheon

Saturday, December 13
Tokoname Restaurant, Honolulu

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


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O'ahu Youth Gatherings
First Sunday evenings of the month. Visit the Episcopal Youth of Hawai'i website or Facebook page for more information.

Christian Education Day
Saturday, December 6
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The St. Andrew's Schools

2014 Safe Church Training
Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. 


Parish Happenings


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

March for Medical Mercy
Ongoing last Thursdays of the month, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's to the Federal Building (This will resume in January 2015)

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing every Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing every Thursday, 
6:00 PM (5:30 PM free pupus on the lanai)
St. Peter'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

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, November 23, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's School, Honolulu

St. Peter's Centennial Open House
Sunday, November 23, 3:00 PM
St. Peter's, Honolulu

St. John's BTS Kalua Turkey Fundraiser
November 26 & 27
St. Jon's BTS, Kaneohe

'Iolani Guild & Prince Albert Circle - Golf Tournament
Monday, December 8
Mid Pacific Country Club

ECW Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 13, 11:00AM
Tokoname Restaurant, Honolulu
More info coming...

Taste of St. Elizabeth's
Saturday, December 13
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
More info coming...



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

Saturday Markets and Swap Meet
Ongoing every second Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a

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

Lifetree Cafe
Ongoing Tuesdays, 4:30 PM
& Saturdays, 6:30 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

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

Christ Memorial Cultural Series
Wednesday, November 19, 5:00 PM (Final Class)
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Hula Class
Ongoing Thursdays through November 27, 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 27, 11:00AM
All Saints', Kapa'a

'Aha Mele Benefit Concert Series
Sunday, November 30, 4:00PM
All Saints', Kapa'a

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a



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

Alternative Christmas Market
Sunday, December 7, 9:00 AM
St. John's, Kula

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 14, 9:00 AM
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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

After School Bible Story-time
Ongoing Wednesdays, 2:30 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Fridays, 9:30 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua

Studying the Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

Evening Prayers of Healing
Ongoing Wednesdays, 5:00 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

Annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 22, 9:00 AM
St. James, Kamuela

Teen Tech Days
Sundays, November 23 & December 7, 10:45 AM
St. James, Kamuela
(Note: Correction in the last e-news referred to HPA as Hawaii Pacific Academy and should be Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Apologies!)

All I Want for Christmas:
St. James' Holden Evensong and Soup, Salad Supper
Wednesdays during Advent, December 3, 10, 17. 
St. James', Kamuela
Call the Church: 808-885-4923





St. Christopher's Part-time 

Child Care Worker

Sunday mornings 8:25 AM - 11:00 AM, and occasional special services, $12.50/hour

Contact: (808) 262-8176 or



If you would liked to post a position at your church, e-mail Communications with the information. Positions are also posted on the Diocesan website HERE.




Proper 29

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all
things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of
lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided
and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together
under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

- Book of Common Prayer
p 236


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November 17, 2014


Christian Education Day on O'ahu: A Nurturing Home as a Center of Spiritual Practice
Registration is now open for a special Christian Education Day for clergy and lay leaders, on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  The event will be held at The St. Andrew's Schools, with registration at 9:00 AM, program at 10:00 AM, and concluding at 3:00 PM.

The guest speaker will be Elisabeth (Lisa) Kimball who is the Director of the Center for Ministry of Teaching, and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary. The focus of the day will be responding to the needs of congregations to help adults and children shape practices and habits that strengthen our faith in daily life.

This event is open to all interested in Christian Education. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and meeting materials. Flights from neighbor islands will be approved for up to 2 people per church (lay and/or clergy), to be determined by the clergy-in-charge or, in his/her absence, the Senior/Bishop's Warden  For more information and to register, click HERE. Deadline to register is November 28.
Friday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
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The Cathedral has been offering Noontime Concerts every Friday, featuring guest artists as well as their own musicians. The half-hour concerts begin at 12:15 PM, and the public is welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy beautiful music that could include an organ recital, chamber and choral music or classical guitar. 

This Friday, November 21, the concert features baritone Jeremy Wong and pianist Petra Persolja in a recital of American Art Song. The concerts and parking are free.  For more information, visit The Cathedral website.


St. Peter's Celebrates!
Centennial Open House on November 23

All are invited to attend St. Peter's Centennial Open House Celebration, on Sunday, November 23, from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. There will be tours of the sanctuary's historic stained glass windows beginning at 3:00 PM. In the Parish Hall folks will have a chance to meet and eat! Learn about the church's different ministries, and enjoy delicious tried and true recipes of fried rice, soup and other ono fare. There will also be an open house for the two children's ministries, The Rock and Godly Play. At 4:00 PM, there will be a concert in the sanctuary featuring the organ, choir, Ukulele Ministry and the Tokaikolo Choir, part of the Tongan Congregation that St. Peter's hosts.  St. Peter's is located at 1317 Queen Emma St., Honolulu. For more information, contact St. Peter's at (808) 533-1943 or visit their website HERE.   
KIA Free Thanksgiving Luncheon
AS KIA Thanksgiving 2012
The Kapa'a Interfaith Association, a group of 7 churches in Kapa'a town on Kaua'i, will be holding their annual free Thanksgiving Luncheon in the All Saints' Gym, on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. The public is invited to attend the free luncheon with entertainment and a delicious turkey meal prepared by Kaua'i's premiere caterer, Mark Oyama and his staff at Contemporary Flavors. An interfaith service takes place in the church at 10:00 AM, followed by the luncheon in the gym from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Home deliveries to the elderly, shut-ins and handicapped are available. Over 600 meals are served up, with growing numbers each year! For more information and/or to sign up for a home delivery, visit the event webpage HERE.
"Think Outside the Gift-Wrapped Box"
Alternative Christmas Market

St. John's Episcopal Church on Maui will be offering a socially conscious approach to the holiday season with its Alternative Christmas Market on Sunday, December 7, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. This is the first time such an event has been offered on Maui.


An Alternative Christmas Market is a fulfilling way to shop for friends and relatives. It allows us to honor them and our community by purchasing gifts from or making donations to causes that fit their values, not to mention bypassing the stress of holiday shopping and the accumulation of "stuff."

Representatives from nearly 20 local and international charities will be on hand to specially inscribe cards describing the gifts and the charities that will benefit from them to put under the tree. Gifts and donations can be made in the names of friends, family members, or co-workers. Charities will include: Maui Food Bank, Aloha House, Hospice Maui, Women Helping Women, Friends of the Children's Justice Center, Maui AIDS Foundation, Maui Youth and Family Services, Malama Family Recovery Center, Somos Ohana Nicaragua, A Cup of Cold Water, Heifer Project, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Imua Family Services, Episcopal Relief and Development, and more! 


St. John's is located in upcountry Maui at 8992 Kula Highway. For more information, contact St. John's at (808) 878-1485, or visit their website HERE.


The Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) Accepting Applications Now
Are you 21 to 30 years old?
Are you ready for an experience that will transform your life?
Do you want to be a part of what God is doing in the world?
Do you want to experience diverse cultures, make a spiritual commitment, and reflect on your vocational possibilities?

If your answer is "Yes" then you are ready to work with the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) in a one-year assignment. Applications are due January 2, 2015. Learn more HERE.

The mission of Episcopal Service Corps is to develop and support a national network of intentional communities in the Episcopal Church. Our communities are marked by young adults:
  • Serving others in solidarity, promoting justice in community
  • Deepening spiritual awareness and vocational discernment
  • Living simply in intentional Christian community
Early Deadline - December 15, 2014
Regular Deadline - January 19, 2015
Winter Deadline - March 9, 2015
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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, February 14 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Maui) - Click HERE to register.
Sunday, November 23

The St. Andrew's Schools announces an upcoming Open House  on Sunday, November 23, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. All families interested in The Priory or The Prep are welcome to attend these two-hour events. You will have the opportunity to interact with our outstanding faculty and staff in your child's division. Reservations are requested. For more information and to register, visit the Admissions pages of the website HERE, or contact the Admissions Office by e-mail or call (808) 536-6102. You may also download the promotional flyer HERE.


Get your golf clubs out and get ready to swing! Please join the 'Iolani Guild as we partner with the Prince Albert Circle to support Mālama O Nā Keiki in the 2014 Kimo Kaho'ano's Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament on Monday, December 8, 2014, at Mid Pacific Country Club.

For more information, e-mail Bea Fitzpatrick, or visit the Mālama O Nā Keiki website for detailed information. If you are aware of corporate sponsors that would be willing to assist, please let us know!
2015 United Thank Offering Grant Applications
Now Being Accepted
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 United Thank Offering grants.  The new application forms and guidelines are available HERE. The focus for the 2015 United Thank Offering grants is Mark Four of the Anglican Marks of Mission: To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation. 


The deadline is 5:00 PM Eastern on Friday, January 15, 2015. For more information about these guidelines e-mail the Rev. Heather Melton, United Thank Offering coordinator.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) Launches
75th Anniversary Matching Gift Challenge

In honor of Episcopal Relief & Development's 75th Anniversary Celebration, a group of generous donors has pledged $750,000 in matching funds for the organization's 2014 Matching Gift Challenge.

"We are excited and extremely grateful for this 75th Anniversary match, which is our largest ever match amount," said Joy Shigaki, the organization's Senior Director of Advancement.  "I am inspired by the energy and commitment of our donors around the 75th Anniversary Celebration, and hope that our supporters will take advantage of this special opportunity to see their contributions have double the impact toward healing a hurting world."


Any donation to the organization between October 30 and December 31 will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to the total match amount.  This includes contributions through Gifts for Life, Episcopal Relief & Development's alternative giving catalog, and monthly donations scheduled during the Challenge period. To learn more and donate now, click HERE.

Input Invited for 2016-2018 Triennium
Preliminary Draft Budget

Episcopalians across the church are invited to review and comment on the preliminary draft 2016-2018 triennium budget as it is prepared for approval by the Episcopal Church Executive Council in January 2015. From there, Executive Council will present the draft budget to Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance (PB&F) in February, which will then prepare a final budget for approval at General Convention next summer.


The preliminary draft budget is available HERE.


"In creating this preliminary draft of the budget for 2016-18, the Executive Council Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission (FFM) has asked for and received input from leaders all over the church, in a variety of ministry areas," explained the Rev. Susan Brown Snook of the Diocese of Arizona, a member of Executive Council, and a member of FFM.  "We have worked in collaboration with CCABs (commissions, committees, agencies, and boards), with Executive Council, with staff, and with members of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance (PB&F)."



2014 Episcopal Church Christmas Card is Available for Download

Congregations, dioceses and individuals can download a printable PDF of the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas card at no fee HERE


The design of the card features artist Joan Covell's depiction of the nativity scene.  Covell's art was the top vote-getter in the recent contest to select the art image. 


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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

Convention XLVI 

Teen Tech at St. James' November 23 & December 7

St. John's BTS Kalua Turkey fundraiser November 26/27

'Iolani Guild & Prince Albert Circle - Golf Tournament
December 8

A Pastoral Message on Climate Change

2015 UTO Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

The Toolkit from The Episcopal Church

Task Force on Study of Marriage

Style Guidelines for The Episcopal Church updated

Christian Education Day December 6

St. Nicholas Service Schedule Change

Christ Memorial Offers Cultural Teaching Series

A Cup of Cold Water Celebrates 1 Year

Jenny Wallace Named Education Committee Trainer

Jazz Vespers Service Have Begun at St. Peter's

St. Andrew's Schools Open House November 23

A Message from the Presiding Bishop (dated September 23)

Advancing to General Convention 2015: Volunteers Needed



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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