Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Message on Alcohol Policy
+ 22nd Annual Ho'oku'ikahi - Reconciliation Commemoration Day
+ Finding Yourself in God
+ Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ ECWO: Introduction to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew
+ Peace Forum Series: Climate Change Action
+ Stewardship University: Registration Now Open
+ Chrism Mass and Education Day - Registration Now Open!
+ Eucharistic Ministier and Visitor Training on O'ahu
+ Wandering & Wondering with the Parables
+ ACCW Seeking Leadership Volunteers
+ Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral Returns to Wednesdays
+ Episcopal Church Will Host Forum on Today's Critical Issue: Climate Change Crisis
+ Epiphany Resources for Congregational, Individual Use
+ Report to The Church 2015
+ 1-800 Number Being Discontinued
+ Online Filing of Parochial Reports Available
+ UTO Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
+ UTO Provides Special Anniversary Grants for Young Adults
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Featured Photo:

This issue's header photo features the Christmas Eve Family Service at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, where the children brought the Nativity to life. (Photo is from The Cathedral's Facebook Page.) 



Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your




Saturday, January 17
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Standing Committee & Commission on Ministry
(Joint Meeting)
Diocesan Conference Room

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Standing Committee
Von Holt Room

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Commission on Ministry
Bishop's Reading Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diocesan Council

Videoconference conducted in Diocesan Conference Roon




June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City, Utah

Visit the main website 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.

Daughters of the King 
Quiet Day
Saturday, January 31, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. Anthony Retreat Center

Stewardship University
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Chrism Mass & Education Day
Saturday, March 21, 2015
St. Peter's, Honolulu

2015 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

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 Wednesday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Wednesday, 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

Narcissus Carving Class
January 10 - February 7
St. Peter's, Honolulu

22nd Annual Ho'oku'ikahi - Reconciliation Commemoration Day
Saturday, January 17, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Thursday, January 22, 7:30 PM
Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish, Honolulu

EfM Mentor Training
January 29 - 31
St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu

ECWO: Brotherhood of St. Andrew Intro Meeting
Saturday, January 31, 8:00 AM
Christ's Gathering Place, Aiea

Peace Forum Series: Climate Change Action
February 6, 9, 20
Various locations

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, April 11
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training
Saturday, April 11, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, August 1
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu



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
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Eleele

Find Yourself in God
Saturday, January 17, 10:30 AM
Maha'ulepu Heritage Train and Labyrinth, Poipu

9th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
February 6 - 8
St. Michael's, Lihue



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

A Tasteful Benefit
Saturday, January 31, 5:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 14, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, March 14, 8:30 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku



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

Safeguarding God's Children
Saturday, January 24, 11:00 AM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 26, 10:00 AM
St. Columba's, Paauilo




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.




First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River
Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him
with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his
Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly
confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy
Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
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January 9, 2015


The following message was originally sent in an e-mail to all churches in the Diocese on December 30, 2014:

Message from the Bishop: Alcohol Policy in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i

Bishop Fitzpatrick

As we look to 2015, and because of some issues raised in news stories, I have received questions about the Diocesan policy regarding the serving, display and consumption of alcohol at church functions.

The following policy regarding the display and consumption of alcohol during church functions was adopted by the Convention at its 19th Annual Meeting in 1987, and is still in effect in this Diocese.

Alcohol Policy in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i

As adopted at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Convention, 1987 "BE IT RESOLVED.

That the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i adopt the following as a policy on the use of alcohol at church functions:

  1. When alcoholic beverages are provided at a church sponsored activity, non-alcoholic beverages must also be provided, in sufficient quantity and attractively displayed.
  2. Any food or beverage containing alcohol must be clearly labeled.
  3. Alcoholic beverages or food containing alcohol should not be used to advertise or promote attendance at any church function.
  4. Alcohol is not to be served prior to or during any church-related business meeting or at youth functions.
  5. Alcohol should be maintained under the control of a responsible adult."
Further, the recommendations of the Church Insurance Company can be found on our website HERE.

It has been the practice for many years not to serve alcohol at the annual clergy retreat or other diocesan events (though a cash bar is sometimes available for off church site social events like the annual clergy dinner at Diocesan Convention or the Convention dinner when at a hotel).  As a parish priest, I preferred to not have alcohol at any church sponsored events (especially those held on church property). Personally, I would prefer to not have alcohol served at any Diocesan functions.  I don't see the need or value to the church 'ohana.  I do, however, understand that its use at social events of congregations is allowed in keeping with the policy of the Diocese.  The use of alcohol must always be well monitored and, especially, used responsibly by members of the Church.

Yours in Christ Jesus,


The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
22nd Annual Ho'oku'ikahi:
Reconciliation Commemoration Day
Saturday, January 17

Please join us at the 22nd Annual Hookuikahi - Reconciliation Commemoration on January 17, 2015, at The Cathedral of St. Andrews, at 6:00 PM. This is a day set aside and recognized by the 2014 Hawaii State Legislature as a day to commemorate the justice, nonviolence, and reconciliation of Queen Lili'uokalani. This year's commemoration will include the Kapolei Choral and the Church of the Crossroads Choir. The four speakers selected for this year are Bishop Randolph Sykes, President of the Hawaii Interfaith Alliance, Gloria Bordeax-Pacholech of Church of the Crossroads, Historian Umi Perkins of Kamehameha Schools, and Soulee Shroud of the Hawaiian Civic Clubs. A candle-light vigil will conclude the hope and prayers for Hawai'i Reconciliation. A Ho'olaulea with Hawaiian food will be provided after the service. 


For more information, download the event flyer HERE, or contact Dr. Kahu Kaleo Patterson of the Hawai'i Reconciliation Committee at (808) 330-3769.


ReSource for Christian Spirituality: 
Find Yourself In God, Saturday, January 17
St. Michael and All Angels' Resource for Christian Spirituality program in Lihue, Kaua'i, will be featuring an event entitled Find Yourself In God. Participants will enjoy time with God in the beauty of creation, walking the Maha'ulepu Heritage trail in Poipu. Be renewed in spirit and body and enjoy a relaxing lunch. This activity is especially geared for young adults, ages 18 - 32. For more information, contact Phyllis Meighen at (808) 647-4346, or download the flyer HERE.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu will be holding an ecumenical Taize service on Thursday, January 22, at 7:30 PM, in the Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been observed for more than 100 years, working toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one." This year's theme is Jesus said to her: "Give me to drink" (John 4:7). Clergy may wear robe/alb and white stole if desired.  For more information and directions to the Newman Center, click HERE.
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UPDATED: 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, January 24 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Columba's, Paauilo, Big Island) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, February 14 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei, Maui) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, March 14 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Good Shepherd, Wailuku, Maui) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, April 11 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, August 1 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 26 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Big Island) - Click HERE to register.
Episcopal Church of West O'ahu (ECWO):
Introduction to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew
The Episcopal Church of West O'ahu (ECWO) will be holding a breakfast meeting for men who may be interested in developing a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. The meeting is an introduction to this ministry that will take place on Saturday, January 31, at 8:00 AM, at Christ's Gathering Place in Aiea. 

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has been providing a format for men's ministry in the Episcopal/Anglican Communion for more than 130 years. For more information about the Brotherhood, visit their website HERE. For more information about the ECWO gathering, e-mail Fr. Paul or Arnold Carson
Peace Forum Series: Climate Change Action

The Pacific Peace Forum Series on Climate Change in Action is a collaborative effort between The Cathedral of St. Andrew, the Pacific Islander Ministries, St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church and the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center. 


The Pacific Peace Forum series on Climate Change will take place on three separate days and locations in February:

  • Voices of Hawaii, Friday, February 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Von Holt Room, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room
  • Voices of Theology and Faith, Monday, February 9, 3:30- 5:30 p.m., Davies Hall, The Cathedral of Saint Andrew
  • Voices of the Pacific, Friday, February 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m., St.Timothy's Episcopal Church, 98-938 Moanalua Road, Aiea
The forum will feature voices from Hawai'i and the Pacific but also, and more importantly, voices of theology and faith on climate change. This may be the first event of its kind in our community as climate change debates have, for the most part, taken place within governmental and policy circles of the world. Churches must venture into and within these policy circles in order to articulate prophetic voices consistent with biblical and spiritual teachings on climate crises. We believe it is vital for us working in churches to gather peoples of faith and everyone else in order to look at and continue a dialogue about/on climate change that is informed by a deep spiritual perspective.

For more information, download the event flyer HERE, or contact the Rev. Kaleo Patterson, President of the Pacific Justice & Reconciliation Center, at (808) 330-3769.
Registration Now Open!
Stewardship University Coming Back to Hawai'i!
Live-Stream Available for Neighbor Islands

Stewardship University will be taking place on Saturday, February 28, 2015, and will be held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.  


Stewardship University 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.  He is the author of Making the Annual Pledge Drive Obsolete, published earlier in 2014.


Although all individuals are welcome, Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to sign up as teams to strengthen their stewardship programs. Participants will gain a common understanding of stewardship possibilities and reap the benefits all year long!  


The workshop is free of charge. Airfare stipends are not available.  Neighbor island participation will be via a live-stream internet connection. Please contact Bill Skelton directly by e-mail for live-stream access. To view a detailed schedule of the event, click HERE, or to register click HERE.


Registration Now Open!
Chrism Mass and Education Day
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The Annual Chrism Mass and Education will take place on Saturday, March 21, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. The day will begin with the Chrism Mass where the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing and the catechumenate.

Following Chrism Mass will be an Education Day featuring guest speaker, the Rev. James W. Farwell, Professor of Theology and Liturgy at Virginia Theological Seminary. His work is in liturgical and sacramental theology, theories of ritual and religion, comparative theology and theologies of religious pluralism.  The topic for Education Day will be Liturgical Enculturation Regarding Rites of Initiation. This event is open to all clergy and lay people.  For more information and to register, click HERE.


Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training on Oahu
There will be a Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training coming up on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning at 9:00 AM. The trainer is the Rev. Walter Stevens. 

Both EMs and EVs should attend the morning session, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. That session will last 2-1/2 hours. Those intending to be Eucharistic Ministers only, can then leave. Those who intend to be Eucharistic Visitors will stay for the afternoon session, which will last until 3:30 p.m.  For more information and to register, click HERE. Space is limited, so register early.


Wandering & Wondering with the Parables
Have you found the parable stories intriguing?  Please consider reflecting on them in your community during the season of  Epiphany. Jenny Wallace, Godly Play Trainer, will come to your church to share parable stories in whatever venue works for you. 

Although Jenny can tell the story in Godly Play classrooms,  she is also available to meet with adult formation and  ministry groups and share parables to the whole congregation during sermon time. Interested persons can contact Jenny Wallace by e-mail


ACCW Seeking Leadership Volunteers

The good folks of Maui's highly successful outreach program, A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW), are actively seeking volunteers to train for leadership roles as they prepare and plan for the future that could include possible expansion to  other islands. Keku Akana, President and Founder of ACCW recently released an e-mail with the volunteer positions needed:

As we wind down our mission for 2014, we wanted to remind our extended ACCW family that we have several volunteer needs to help position us into the future and to create a sustainable leadership foundation for the future of ACCW and its projected expansion in mission runs and possibly other Islands.... READ MORE

ACCW also has a new Facebook page! Be sure to "Like" their page to get the latest news & updates HERE.
Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Returns to Wednesdays
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In December, The Cathedral of St. Andrew Noontime Concerts returned to Wednesdays. It's the perfect mid-week opportunity to hear performances of great music by local and visiting musicians. The concerts begin at 12:15 PM and end at 1:00 PM, with free admission and parking. Bring your lunch and take an enjoyable lunchbreak at The Cathedral.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Episcopal Church Will Host Forum on Today's Critical Issue: The Climate Change Crisis 
Live webcast on March 24
On March 24, The Episcopal Church will host and produce a groundbreaking forum on one of the most critical issues facing today's world: The Climate Change Crisis.

The 90-minute live webcast will originate from Campbell Hall Episcopal School, North Hollywood, CA. In partnership with Bishop J. Jon Bruno and the Diocese of Los Angeles, The Climate Change Crisis will begin at 11:00 AM (9:00 AM Hawaii).

In addition to stimulating conversation and raising awareness about The Climate Change Crisis, the live webcast will serve as the kickoff to 30 Days of Action. A range of activities will be offered for individuals and congregations to understand the environmental crisis. The activities will culminate on Earth Day, April 22.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will deliver the keynote address. READ MORE
Epiphany Resources for Congregational, Individual Use Presented by Episcopal Migration Ministries

Samuel A. McDonald, Deputy COO and Director of Mission for The Episcopal Church, has announced that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) is offering a 4-week video-based Epiphany curriculum and a bulletin insert for faith formation to raise awareness about refugees and the work of DFMS through Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM).


DFMS has prepared these materials as part of its celebration of 75 years of resettlement work.  This celebration also includes the innovative social media campaign #ShareTheJourney.


The curriculum is available at no fee HERE. The link to the bulletin insert is available HERE.  READ MORE


Report to The Church 2015: Innovative Online Magazine Detailing the Work of the Domestic and Foreign Ministry Society

Report To The Church 2015, an innovative online magazine detailing the mission and ministry, accomplishments and achievements of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society during the current triennium, has been unveiled at the Executive Council meeting on January 9.


Calling Report to the Church 2015 "an exciting, creative and comprehensive mission Report to the Church on some of the impact of our partnerships in church-wide mission and ministry so far this triennium," Samuel McDonald, Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, said as he presented the online magazine.


Report To The Church 2015 is available HERE and can be downloaded at no charge. READ MORE


Reminder:  1-800 Number Discontinued
The 1-800 number to the Office of the Bishop has been discontinued effective January 1, 2015. Be sure to update the contact information in your websites, letters, databases, etc. 
Online Filing of Parochial Reports Available
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All churches should have received a memo and packet from Diocesan Treasurer, Peter Pereira, regarding the 2014 Parochial Reports. Reports are due on March 1, 2015, but online filing began January 2. To view the memo and all supporting documents and forms, please visit the Diocesan website HERE, and scroll down to "Parochial Reports". 
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.


United Thank Offering Provides Special Anniversary Grants for Young Adults
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In honor of its 125th anniversary, the United Thank Offering (UTO) has created a special $1,250 grant for young adults (ages 21-30) to provide start-up funds for a new project that focuses on any of the Five Marks of Mission.


One grant will be awarded in each of the nine provinces of The Episcopal Church.

Deadline for young adults to submit applications to their diocesan bishop is February 1, 2015. From there, bishops will select one application per diocese. Applications are due from the diocesan offices on February 15. The a
pplication and additional information are available HERE. The funds are not permitted for the continuation of on-going ministries.


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n the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue

Clergy Transitions: Conley, Albinger, Crowe

Alcohol and Liquor Policy

1-800 Number Being Discontinued

Online Filing of Parochial Reports Available

EfM Mentor Training January 29-31

A Tasteful Benefit at Trinity BTS January 31

Stewardship University Coming Back to Hawaii
February 28

Chrism Mass & Education Day March 21

Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message

TREC Issues A Word to The Episcopal Church

Bishop's Calendar and Reading List for 2015

St. Michael's Offers Spirituality Center

The Art of Narcissus at St. Peter's

UTO Provides Special Anniversary Grants for Young Adults  Deadline to apply is February 15, 2015

Convention XLVI 

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



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326