Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Scholarship Funds
+ Reminder: Deadline for UTO Provides Special Anniversary Grants for Young Adults
+ St. John's Annual Rummage & Bake Sale
+ St. Michael's 9th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
+ Good Friday Offering for Jerusalem and Middle East
+ Mission Centered Episcopalians: Networking for Ministry
+ Godly Play Conference
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Stewardship University: Registration Now Open
+ Chrism Mass and Education Day - Registration Now Open!
+ Online Filing of Parochial Reports Available
+ Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training on O'ahu
+ 1-800 Number Has Been Discontinued
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Featured Photo:

This issue's header photo features the members of St. Luke's in Honolulu. Although the photo was taken during the Bishop's Visitation in November, it was featured in a New Year's video by a local Korean broadcast station. The photo is from the St. Luke's Facebook page where the video can also be viewed.

Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, February 21
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
Bishop's Office

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

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diocesan Council

Diocesan Conference Room




June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City, Utah

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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


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

Choral Evensong at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Sunday, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

FREE Wednesday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Wednesday, 12:15 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 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

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

Narcissus Carving Class
January 10 - February 7
St. Peter's, 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 (St. Timothy's), 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

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

St. John's Annual Rummage & Bake Sale
Friday & Saturday, February 6 & 7, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
St. John's Kula
Call (808) 878-1485 between 9:00 AM - 2:00PM)

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

Teen Tech
Sunday, January 25, 10:45 AM
St. James, Kamuela

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.




Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our
Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News
of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive
the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
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January 21, 2015


Bishop's Scholarship Funds: Apply Now!
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available for students:

1. The Bishop's Scholarship Fund, for baptized members entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time, limited to kindergarten to grade 12.

2.  The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund, for children of clergy under the age of 24, entering preschool, kindergarten to grade 12 and college/vocational school.

The deadline to apply is 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 26, 2015. For more information and to view the complete eligibility criteria, application process and form, click HERE.
Grant Opportunity Application Announcement
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Information on the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i 1% Diocesan Council Grants are now available online HERE (scroll down to "Grants"), or click HERE to download the 2015 Program/Project Grant Request Guidelines and Checklist.  Funding is designated primarily in support of new projects with the intent to assist groups in getting projects on a sound and sustainable footing.  Consideration will be given to existing projects that have shown continued growth and impact on their communities, but need an extra layer of support in order to meet goals.


Reminder: Deadline for Submission is February 1
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.


St. John's Annual Rummage & Bake Sale

St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula, Maui, will be holding their annual Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The sale will take place in the Church Parish Hall, and will feature a huge collection of clothing, small appliances, household items, toys, treasures and lots more, all at reasonable prices. There will also be a bake sale with coffee and tea available for purchase. There will be a free playground for children and organizers ask that you bring your own bags. 

Proceeds from this event will help the church continue its many programs and help maintain the 114-year old church building. St. John's is located at 8992 Kula Highway, across from Keokea Park. For more information and to donate items, please call (808) 878-1485 between 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 
St. Michael's 9th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue, Kaua'i, will be hosting their 9th annual All Angels Jazz Festival beginning on Friday, February 6, and ending on Sunday, February 8. The event, which attracts hundreds of music lovers from around the island, state and mainland, has become the island's most popular jazz event. 

This year, the opening concert on Friday is themed "A Tribute to Hawai'i" featuring ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and five-time grammy nominee Amy Hanaialii. Both have received numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Hawaii Music Awards, and Shimabukuro is known world-wide, having been featured on television shows including Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and the Today Show. 

Saturday's concert is themed "We Got the Blues" featuring Eric Bibb, one  of the greatest blues singer and guitarist in the world today. He is joined with Valerie Duke, former vocalist for the Glen Miller Big Band. 

The weekend ends with free Sunday Jazz Masses at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.

Tickets are expected to sell out for both concerts so purchase now! For more information, visit the St. Michael's website HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Good Friday Offering for Jerusalem and Middle East
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"The Episcopal Church has been in partnership with the Diocese of Jerusalem for a very long time," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori writes in the annual Good Friday letter to all congregations asking them to consider assistance for Jerusalem and the Middle East.

"The offering we collect on Good Friday carries on the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, through support for the many ministries of healing, feeding, and teaching among the dioceses of the Province," the Presiding Bishop writes.

Funds collected from the Good Friday Offering are gathered and distributed to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East which includes the Dioceses of Jerusalem and Cyprus and the Gulf, all members of the Anglican Communion.

"May our offering this year strengthen the bonds among all God's people, and bless each one with concrete and eternal signs of more abundant life," she concludes.

To read the Presiding Bishop's letter in its entirety, click HERE.

Information and resources for the Good Friday Offering are available online HERE. For more information, e-mail the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, Episcopal Church Middle East Partnership Officer.
Mission Centered Episcopalians:
Networking for Ministry
The mission and ministry focus of Episcopalians throughout the church is varied, focused and Christ-like. Feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, making disciples, protecting the environment and advocating for those whose voice is often overlooked occurs in all corners of The Episcopal Church. A website created to enable networks across the Church engaged in mission has been launched: Mission Centered Episcopalians Networking for Ministry, HERE.

Developed through a collaborative effort among the Missionary Society, its networks and those doing mission at the local level of The Episcopal Church, the site brings those engaged in mission and those engaged in advocacy together to connect, chat and share resources and discuss ideas. READ MORE


Godly Play Conference
Godly Play logoThe 2015 North American Godly Play Conference takes place on July 29 - August 1, at the Beeken Center of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The theme, Godly Play Outside the Box, invites participants to explore new ways of adapting Godly Play "outside the box" of traditional church settings. For more information and to register, 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 (St. Columba's, Paauilo, Big Island) - Click HERE to register.
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.


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". 
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.


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. 

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

Updated Safe Church Training Dates

ECWO: Introduction to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew

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

Registration Now Open for Stewardship University
February 28

Registration Now Open for Chrism Mass and Education Day March 21

EM & EV Training on O'ahu April 11

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

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