Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Annual Meeting Updates
+ Pacific Islander Ministry Announcements
+ Emmanuel's Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
+ Maui Centering Prayer Workshop
+ Hō'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gatherings
+ Godly Play Core Training - O'ahu
+ Details Confirmed for 2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture
+ Mahalo from James Fitzpatrick
+ Nellie Hartman "Here I am Send Me" Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
+ Household Items Needed for Visiting Priest
+ Support A Cup of Cold Water through AmazonSmile Program
+ Presiding Bishop on Refugees
+ Ticket Information for Two Events
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Important Deadline for 47th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training - O'ahu
Contact Information
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Featured Photo:
This issue's header features some of the dedicated volunteers and clergy from Maui's A Cup of Cold Water outreach ministry, at their two year anniversary social. Founder Keku Akana is pictured towering fourth from left, along with Bishop Fitzpatrick who was on hand to celebrate with them. Be sure to read a special article about this event in the October E-Chronicle coming out soon. (Photo by Cindy Schumacher.) 

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Standing Committee
Diocesan Conference Room

Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Commission on Ministry
Bishop's Reading Room
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diocesan Council
Diocesan Conference Room

47th Annual Meeting of the Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi

October 23 & 24
ʻIolani School, Honolulu
Annual Meeting meeting forms and online registration now posted. Visit the webpage HERE.
Diocesan events header
Hō'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gatherings:
Kaua'i: Saturday, October 10
O'ahu: Friday, October 23
Big Island: Thursday, November 12 (Tentative)

Pacific Islander Ministry:
Immigration Resource Fair
Saturday, September 26, 10:00 AM, Susannah Wesley Community Center, Honolulu

Women's Cafe Evening
Sunday, October 4, 2:00 PM
St. John the Baptist, Waianae

New Immigrant/Migrant Workshop
Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM, St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

PIM Gathering: Ohana is Important
November 26-28, Bellows Beach, Waimanalo

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

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info call: (808) 330-3769

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

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing every Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

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

Centering Prayer
Ongoing every Thursday, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info: E-mail

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing every Thursday, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

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

Holy Hikers!
Ongoing every first Saturday, 1:30 PM, meet at Holy Nativity parking lot
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, Noon
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Good Samaritan Fall Fair
Saturday, October 3, 8:00 AM
Good Samaritan, Honolulu
Church Office: (808) 735-5944

EM/EV Training
Saturday,October 3, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu

Emmanuel's Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

Godly Play Core Training
October 10-12
Epiphany, Honolulu

2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture with Fr. Michael Lapsley
Sunday, October 18, 6:30 PM
(Evensong at 5:30 PM)
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu



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

Saturday Market 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

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

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapa'a

ReSource for Christian Spirituality: Women's Retreat
October 16 - 18
Makanalani, Kilauea

FREE Movies on the Lawn
October 17, 24, & 30
All Saints' Lawn, Kapa'a

King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma Weekend Celebration
November 13 - 15
St. Michael's, Lihue
Call: (808) 245-3796



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

Centering Prayer Group
Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, September 26, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM New time!
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

Centering Prayer Workshop: Never Alone
Saturday, October 10, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei



Teen Tech at St. James'
First & third Sundays, 10:30 AM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

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

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM

Brown Bag Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM
St. James, Kamuela

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 12:00 PM
Ocean View Community Center
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place

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

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

St. Jude's Oktoberfest
Friday, October 2, 5:30 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Paint the Vicarage Party
Saturday, October 3, 7:00 AM
St. Columba's, Paauilo
Call: (808) 885-4923

St. James' All Parish Retreat
October 30 - November 1
KMC, Volcano Nat'l Park

St. Jame's Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. James, Kamuela

Installation of the Rev. Diana Akiyama
Saturday, November 14, 3:00 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapa'au




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 21
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

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September 22, 2015


Please note:  The Office of the Bishop will be closed on September 29 & 30 for staff training. 

The Draft Budget and Narrative, nominations and reports may be viewed on the convention webpage HERE. All nominations and reports will be posted as they become available.

Nominations will be accepted online until Friday, October 16 
We will continue to receive nominations online until Friday, October 16, 2015, but will only publish the nominations that have been received as of the September 9 deadline date. All nominations will be posted online to be viewed on the convention webpage HERE.

Annual Meeting: The discounted early bird registration fee for the Annual Meeting has ended and the regular fee of $85 is now in effect. If you have not yet registered please do so HERE to avoid the late registration fee that will go up to $100 after October 2. 

Reminder: This year there is only individual registration and no group/congregational registration.

Education Day: The fee for Education Day (open to all) will also be going up from $35 to $40 after October 2. Please see below for additional updates on this event.

Education Day Speakers:  Friday, October 23, 2015 will be Education Day with the Rev. Cn. Stephanie Spellers as the keynote speaker in the morning (see "Previously Announced Event Reminders" below). The afternoon session will be devoted to a workshop on a model for dealing with conflict and encouraging reconciliation in a congregation, facilitated by the Rev. Malcolm Naea Chun. Additional details are available on the convention webpage HERE. Register on the Individual Registration Form HERE

Opening Eucharist and Pupu Hour: The Opening Eucharist will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at 4:00 PM, in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of St. Alban's Chapel.  A Pupu Hour will follow. The last day to register for the Pupu Hour is Wednesday, September 30. If you plan to attend, please register on the Individual Registration Form HERE. (Click HERE to view the Bishop's invitation.)

Volunteers Needed:  In addition to the Usher/Information and Lunch volunteers needed (see "Previously Announced Event Reminders" below) help is needed for Seto Hall preparation and cleanup as follows:
  • Friday, October 23, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (4 volunteers)
  • Saturday, October 24, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (4 volunteers)
Duties include setting up for the business meeting, placing church signs on chairs, placement and counting of chairs in each row if it needs to be reset, clearing room of any trash or unclaimed items that may have been forgotten by attendees, and assisting with any packing of Diocesan items that need to be returned to the Office of the Bishop.

Online Convention Quick Links:
If you haven't already done so, please visit the Annual Meeting webpage where you will find links to all of the meeting forms, information on convention activities as well as the tentative schedule for the weekend. If you have any questions, please e-mail Charmaine Bernard, Office Manager.

Pacific Islander Ministry Announcements
The Episcopal Pacific Islander Ministry, led by Missioner Fane Lino, announces the upcoming events listed below, focused on Pacific Islanders. For more information or if you have questions, contact Fane Lino at (808) 548-1719, or e-mail her.

Pacific Islander Trip: Immigration Resource Fair
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(Mini-bus will leave St. Elizabeth's at 10:00 AM)
Susannah Wesley Community Center, 1117 Kaili St., Honolulu

The Immigration Resource Fair offers free legal services and will conduct workshops on hot topics such as Deferred Action for Children Arrival (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents Arrival (DAPA). Because immigration attorneys are very expensive, this Resource Fair is very helpful for our Polynesian Pacific Islanders that include Tuvaluan, Tongan, Western Samoan, Fijian etc. Sam Samuelu will interpret for the Tuvaluan and Fane Lino will interpret for the Tongan, Ignacia and Pius for Micronesian Immigration Status. There will also be free medical screenings, information about employment and other community service providers, and a Farmers Market with fresh local produce. 

Women's Caf´┐Ż Evening:
Talanoa Session (Talk Story) Open Table
Sunday, October 4, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Mini-bus will leave St. Elizabeth's at 1:00 PM)
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 
87-227 St. John's Rd., Waianae

This will be the first time Pacific Islander women will meet to talk about women's business. Women will get to know each other better through fellowship, open table, talanoa (talk story), prayer and sharing a meal together. Women, in the Pacific Islanders context of the church, are called "the backbone of the church" meaning they are the working bees behind the scenes; leaders in hospitality, fellowship, planning, prayers, preparing traditional meals and sharing it with the congregation. We will discuss how best to establish a program that will fall under the big umbrella of Episcopal Women, while considering our interests and becoming more involved in His service within the parish level. 

Pacific Islanders New Immigrant/Migrant 
Information Workshop
Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St., Honolulu
This free community outreach event is sponsored by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Aloha Dream, the Episcopal Pacific Islander Ministry, The Tonga Consular Office and FACE - DACA Immigration Issues Outreach. The workshop is to help educate Pacific Islanders on the correct procedures to live and work in the United States. With so many undocumented Pacific Islanders living here illegally, it is difficult for them to get a job or go to school, leaving them without medical coverage, social security and other benefits to help them.

November 26 - 28, 2015 (Thanksgiving weekend)
Bellows Beach (pending permit), Waimanalo

This event was requested by families who wanted to spend Thanksgiving together. The theme for this special gathering is Ohana is Important. The elderly want to emphasize a connection between grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children, and sisters and brothers. There will be lots of "talk story" with elders sharing fond memories of their time as youth, the struggles that our youth face from their own perspective, and parent's struggles with their children, that will open discussion among everyone on a group level. On Saturday there will be the OHANA GAME DAY - Competition between parents, young adults, youth and Sunday School children.
Emmanuel's Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

The popular and highly anticipated Chocolate Extravaganza at Emmanuel Episcopal Church is right around the corner! This decadent event will take place on Saturday, October 3, from 6:30 - 9:00 PM, and features an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Hawai'i and ministries of Emmanuel. The pre-event VIP tickets are already sold out, but purchase tickets for the main event ahead of time at $25, and save $10 off the price at the door. Emmanuel is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua. For more information, call (808) 262-4548 or visit their website HERE.  
Maui Centering Prayer Workshop: Never Alone
Contemplative outreach Contemplative Outreach and Trinity By-the-Sea Episcopal Church invite you to a free Centering Prayer Workshop entitled: Never Alone. This event will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, at Trinity By-the-Sea in Kihei. Bro. Jim Vorndran, SM, who has taught Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina for over 40 years, will be the Facilitator.  For more information and to register, e-mail Paula Baldwin.
Hō'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gatherings
Taro Legacy Society
Have you made provisions  for a planned gift or bequest benefiting your local congregation or the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i?  If so, you are invited to become a member of the Hō'ike Ulu Legacy Society.  

Membership represents the desire of concerned Christians to continue their stewardship after death through making a planned gift. These gifts represent our grateful response to God's goodness and mercy to the world, as well as our desire to participate in the future of Episcopal ministries in Hawai'i.

Every year, members on each island gather together for lunch or dinner.  Maui members recently met at Aria's in Wailuku, and Kaua'i is scheduled to meet on Saturday, October 10.  O'ahu members are invited to attend the Pupu Hour at the Annual Meeting, and folks on the Big Island of Hawai'i will be meeting at Merrimen's on November 12.

If you would like more information on the Hō'ike Ulu Legacy Society and island gatherings, download the informational brochure HERE, or e-mail Peter Pereira, Diocesan Treasurer.
Lower Registration Fee Extended to October 1!
Godly Play Core Training - O'ahu
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There will be a Godly Play Core Training on O'ahu, October 10 - 12, at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu. The training will be led by Jenny Wallace, Godly Play Foundation Trainer.  

Core Training is the essential training for all Godly Play teachers in the Godly Play room. You will learn the processes and core stories of Godly Play as well as the theology behind these practices. This time of retreat will strengthen your understanding of children's spirituality and leave you spiritually refreshed!

For more information on this training, download the brochure HERE, and to register, click HERE.  The regular registration rate has been extended to October 1, so register now! Diocesan scholarships are available and can be found through the registration link.
Details Confirmed:
2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture
The Cathedral of St. Andrew is pleased to announce that the 2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture will be presented by Fr. Michael Lapsley, author of Redeeming the Past: My Journey From Freedom Fighter to Healer

This event will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015, beginning with Evensong at The Cathedral of St. Andrew at 5:30 PM, followed by the lecture at 6:30 PM, and Reception from 7:30 - 8:30 PM. 

Fr. Lapsley, who was born in New Zealand, joined the Society of the Sacred Mission and was sent to South Africa in 1973.  There he became active in the anti-apartheid movement, ultimately joining the African National Congress. Exiled to Lesotho and then Zimbabwe, where he narrowly survived an assassination attempt, he returned to South Africa to found the Institute for Healing of Memories.

For more information, e-mail The Cathedral or call (808) 524-2822.  


Mahalo from James Fitzpatrick
The following letter is from James Fitzpatrick to the Diocese, as he heads to Panama to serve with the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps.

I would like to thank the Diocese of Hawai'i for supporting my upcoming mission trip to Panama. I will be leaving for Panama on September 14. Thanks to the support of the Diocese, I have raised the needed $10,000. I would like to invite everyone to join my journey this year by visiting my blog (HERE).

I am extremely grateful for all of the support I have received as I prepared for this trip - financial, spiritual, and emotional. I would not have been able to participate in this wonderful opportunity without the support of the Episcopal community in Hawaii.

Thank you all for your support. Please pray for me during my journey this coming year.


James Fitzpatrick
Nellie Hartman "Here I Am Send Me" Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
The Fall 2015 application period for the Nellie Hartman "Here I Am Send Me" grant program is September 15 - October 31, 2015.

Nellie Hartman was a longtime member of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. Upon her death she left endowed funds to be used for the preparation of young men and women for a life of Christian service and/or mission work. Accordingly, Holy Nativity Church is offering individual grants and stipends of up to $5,000 for work-study, educational, and enrichment opportunities to eligible individuals. Applications must be received by the Church by October 31, 2015 to be considered.

This fund is available to individuals seeking to prepare themselves for a life of Christian service or mission. Ms. Hartman's expressed objective for all of the recipients of the monies from the fund was that they develop a personal Christian rule of life, support Judeo-Christian values, come to know Jesus Christ and the "fun" of life, experiencing the joy which comes from serving both God and humanity as summed up in the two great commandments. 

For complete information about the "Here I Am Send Me" grant program and to download an application, visit the Holy Nativity website HERE.

Household Items Needed for Visiting Priest
A priest from the Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan will be visiting Hawai'i for three months beginning mid-October, and some household items are needed to help furnish an apartment.  If you are able to donate any of the following items, please
  • Furniture:  One bed (any size, including twin), Lamps, Sofa, Side tables or coffee table, Small table and a couple chairs
  • Kitchen: Pots/pans, Coffeemaker, Rice cooker
  • Pillows, bedspread and sheets
  • towels
  • Alarm clock
  • Misc. items (area rugs, pictures/art for walls)
Support A Cup of Cold Water Through 
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What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Statement on Refugees
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued this statement on the current worldwide refugee crisis: 
The children of Abraham have ever been reminded to care for the widow and orphan and the sojourner in their midst, who were the refugees and homeless of the time. Jesus charged his followers to care for the least of these and proclaim the near presence of the Reign of God - in other words, feed the hungry, water the thirsty, house the homeless, heal the sick, and liberate the captives. We cannot ignore the massive human suffering in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, nor in Asia and the Americas. We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, and our lives are bound up with theirs. The churchwide ministry of Episcopalians has included refugee resettlement since the refugee crisis of World War II.  It continues today through the leadership of Episcopal Migration Ministries, and I urge your involvement, action, and support. Read about their work below, and share these opportunities with friends and co-workers. You will discover anew the power of good news in the face of the world's tragedies. 
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Ticket Information for Two Events:
UBE Vigil Ceremony at D.C. Armory
Installation of Presiding Bishop
Two events will highlight the Installation of the next Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry.

According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop and Primate on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first frican-American to be elected Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church.  Bishop Curry will be the 27th Presiding Bishop.

Saturday, October 31
All are invited to join a Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) in honor of the 27th Presiding Bishop on Saturday, October 31 at 11 am Eastern at the Armory, 2001 E. Capital St. SE in Washington, DC.

The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will sponsor a live webcast of the Vigil Celebration at www.episcopalchurch.org

Additional information is available HERE. Ticket applications for the October 31 event are available HERE.

Sunday, November 1
The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will occur on Sunday, November 1 at noon Eastern at Washington National Cathedral. 

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will be live webcast available HERE.

Applications for tickets for available seating for the November 1 event at Washington National Cathedral will be distributed by lottery.
"This selection process was adopted as the fairest way to distribute tickets to the general public, noted the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, chair of the Transition Committee. "Demand for tickets far exceeds the capacity of Washington National Cathedral."  
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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, September 26 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (St. Columba's, Paauilo, Big Island) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 26 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Good Shepherd, Wailuku, Maui) - Click HERE to register. (Note: There has been a time change.)
47th Annual Meeting of the Convention
Friday, October 23: Opening Eucharist & Pupu Hour
Saturday, October 24: Business Meeting Convenes
The Diocese of Hawai'i's 47th Annual Meeting of Convention will be taking place on October 23 and 24, 2015, at 'Iolani School in Honolulu.  An important deadline date of September 9, 2015 is coming up.  Please note the following:

Annual Meeting
Registration for the Annual Meeting is $85 per person and will go up to $100 per person after October 2. This year, registration must be done individually. There is no group/congregation registration. (See "Registration" below.)

Education Day
There will be an Education Day on Friday, October 23, 2015, open to all in the Diocese. In the morning, the keynote speaker will be the Rev. Cn. Stephanie Spellers, and in the afternoon, the Rev. Malcolm Naea Chun will facilitate a workshop. Additional details can be found on the Annual Meeting webpage HERE.  The Education Day registration fee is $35 per person until October 2, and $40 after that.

To register for the Annual Meeting, Opening Eucharist, Pupu Hour and Education Day, please click HERE.  (Registration for all listed events are on the same form.)

If you are a Delegate registering for the Annual Meeting, please check with your church -- they may have already registered you.  If you are being asked to register for yourself, please select "check" as the payment method and a notice will be sent to your church.  Please also select "check" if you are a clergy person, alternate, or visitor whose registration is being paid for by your church.  If you submit payment for the Annual Meeting fee and your church was to have paid for it, please request reimbursement from your church.

Travel Arrangements
Churches should have already received the Shared Travel Assessment billing.  For travel arrangements for approved travelers on Neighbor Islands, e-mail Sharon Billingsley. (Please see the Shared Travel Memo for procedures HERE.)

If you haven't already done so, please visit the Annual Meeting webpage HERE for more information.  You will find links to all of the meeting forms as well as the tentative schedule for the weekend.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Charmaine Bernard, Office Manager.

Volunteers Needed
The Office of the Bishop is looking for volunteers to help with lunch services and an Ushers/Information station during Education Day and the Annual Meeting as follows:

Lunch Service
Friday, October 23, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (2 - 3 volunteers)
Saturday, October 24, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM (2 - 3 volunteers)
  • Distribute boxed lunches and beverages to guests
  • Assist persons that need help during lunch
  • Bus tables, monitor trash and recycling

Usher/Information Station

Friday, October 23, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (3 volunteers)

Saturday, October 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (3 volunteers)

  • Greet guests at Seto Hall for Education Day and the Annual Meeting
  • Assist guests with directions for seating
  • Help guests with directions for 'Iolani School grounds (e.g. Chapel, restrooms, etc.)

NEW:  Seto Hall preparation & Cleanup:

Friday, October 23, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (4 volunteers)

Saturday, October 24, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (4 volunteers)


If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Charmaine Bernard.


Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training on O'ahu
There will be a Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training coming on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning at 9:00 AM. The trainer is the Rev. Giovan King. 

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.

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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 the Diocesan website's 

Clergy Transitions (Sowers, Oh, Joo)

Clergy Passing (Sasaki, Reynolds)

Godly Play Core Training - O'ahu

Women's Retreat on Kaua'i (October 16-18)

Donations Needed for Bell Repair

Young Adult Pilgrimage to Ferguson

Apply for Indigenous Theological Training Grants
Deadline September 30

Serving in the Philippines

Annual Meeting Important Deadline & Education Day

Offerings at St. Michael's in September

Summary of Actions of the 78th General Convention

Pneuma Conference October 12-15

Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training on O'ahu
October 3, 2015

13th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza at Emmanuel October 3

The Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry as the Presiding Bishop November 1

The Bishop on General Convention

Save the date! 2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture

General Convention Elects the 27th Presiding Bishop



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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