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In This Issue:
+ The Rev. Deacon Eleanore Green Akina
+ 25th Annual Honolulu Aids Walk
+ Rally for Affordable Housing
+ Godly Play Core Training on Kaua'i
+ St. John's By-the-Sea Hosts Pizza Night
+ 1% Diocesan Council Grant Deadline is April 29
+ ECW Quiet Day Retreat
+ Safeguarding God's Children Training on Kaua'i
+ Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk Changes Announced
+ Church Planting and Missional Initiative Grants
+ Episcopal Church Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
+ EYE17 Location Announced - Planning Team Applications Now Being Accepted
+ Presiding Bishop Curry Addresses, Updates Staff
+ Episcopal Church Representatives Needed for Ecumenical Dialogues
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ ECW Important Dates Coming Up
+ Save the Date! Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp
+ Alcohol Policy Updated
+ Summer Program at St. Andrew's Schools
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This issue's header features the first Regional Confirmation Ceremony of 2016, which took place at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, Maui, on April 2. Be sure to read about this and other ceremonies in the upcoming June issue of the E-Chronicle. (Photo from the Good Shepherd Facebook page.)


Fourth Sunday of Easter
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people;
Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who
calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 225

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew: 

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Reading Room

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

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diocesan Conference Room

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
 Next due date: 
April 29
Diocesan events header

Save the date!
August 5 & 6, 2016
With the Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek
More info coming soon

August 28-30, 2016
Camp Mokule'ia
More info coming soon

Save the date!
January 27 & 28, 2017
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Upcoming Safe Church Trainings
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 Sundays, 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: (808) 330-3769

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

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

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

FREE Music Lessons
Ongoing Wednesday evenings
(Call to schedule an appt.)
St. Mary's, Honolulu
Contact: Fr. Dan Werning (808) 388-3121

Moʻiliʻili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

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

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
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

Centering Prayer at St. Timothy's
Ongoing Fridays, 6:00 PM
St. Timothy's Library, Aiea
For more info: (808) 488-5747

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Spiritual Care Volunteer Training
Wednesdays April 6 - May 11, 5:30 PM
St. John Lutheran, Kailua

Funeral Services for The Rev. Dcn. Eleanore Green Akina
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 AM
Emmanuel, Kailua
(808) 262-4548

25th Annual Honolulu Aids Walk
Sunday, April 17, 10:00 AM
Kapi'olani Park, Honolulu

Rally for Affordable Housing
Thursday, April 21, 3:00 PM
State Capitol, Honolulu

St. John's By-the-Sea Pizza Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 26
Pizza Hut (most locations)

ECW Quiet Day Retreat
Saturday, April 30
St. Anthony's Retreat Center, Honolulu

Honolulu Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp
June 24 - July 7 (Separate camps for different age groups)
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
For more info:  E-mail Seini Lino or call (808) 632-6241


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', Kapaʻa
For more info...

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, Ele'ele

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha

ReSource: Molokaʻi & Kalaupapa Pilgrimage
April 11-15, 2016

Godly Play Core Training
April 22-24
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

St. John's 75th Anniversary Luncheon
Sunday, May 1, 10:00 AM
St. John's (ECWK), Ele'ele
For more info: (808) 335-5533

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 AM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

ReSource: Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk
June 11-15
Koke'e State Park, Koke'e
Information has been updated!
Click HERE



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

Good Shepherd 150th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 30
Good Shepherd, Wailuku



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
For more info:  (808) 939-7000

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Fridays, 9:30 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  (808) 323-3429

Big Island Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, May 14, 11:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua





Youth Ministry Coordinator

Part-time, St. James', Waimea

Click HERE for more info.


Childcare Worker

Part-time, St. Christopher's, Kailua

Click HERE for more info.


Director of Music

Part-time, St. Peter's, Honolulu

Click HERE for details.


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April 11, 2016


Funeral Services:
The Rev. Deacon Eleanore Green Akina
The Rev. Deacon Eleanore Green Akina, age 94, died on Tuesday afternoon, March 29, 2016. Eleanore was ordained to the vocational diaconate by Bishop Edmond Browning on November 11, 1983, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. She served at Emmanuel Church, Kailua, throughout her ordained ministry.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, April 16, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua, at 10:00 AM. Visitation begins at 9:00 AM.

Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good example of your servant, Eleanore, who, having finished her course in faith, now finds rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday, April 17
25th Annual Honolulu Aids Walk

The 25th Annual Honolulu Aids Walk will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016, beginning at Kapi'olani Park. Episcopal Churches in Hawai'i have long supported this event, and there will be a banner that  reads "THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF HAWAII WELCOMES EVERYONE".  Registration and warm up will start at 9:00 AM and the walk will begin at 10:00 AM.  To register online click HERE. For more information, call (808) 923-1738, Paul Reeser and Kilani Ventura.
Thursday, April 21
Rally for Affordable Housing
There will be a rally for affordable housing at the State Capitol on Thursday, April 21, from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Join us as we share our voices with the lawmakers to ACT NOW and address our homeless crisis!  Download a copy of the latest Housing Now rally brochure HERE and share it with family and friends. Stay informed through the Housing Now Coalition's Facebook page HERE.
April 22-24, 2016
Godly Play Core Training on Kaua'i
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Godly Play Foundation Trainer Jenny Wallace will be leading a Core Godly Play Training on Kaua'i, from April 22-24, at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea.  Scholarships are available to members of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i bringing the $295 fee down to only $75.  

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, download the flyer HERE.  To register online, click HERE.
Tuesday, April 26
St.John's By-the-Sea hosts Pizza Night!
Come and help support St. John's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Kaneohe, through a Pizza Hut fundraiser being held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

On that date, order pizza (dine in, take-away or delivery) at participating Pizza Hut* locations on O'ahu during regular store hours, and by following a few simple steps, Pizza Hut will donate 25% of total sales** to St. John's!

If you happen to be in the neighborhood on April 26, we will be gathering for a St. John's "Community Night" at the Kaneohe Pizza Hut (45-1138 Kamehameha Hwy # A), from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. 

Please note that only orders over $15 qualify for the fundraiser. Here are the four simple steps to take to ensure that your order will go towards supporting St. John's By-the-Sea:
  1. Before ordering, you must say, "This is a Pizza Night Order."
  2. Print out the Pizza Night Claim Check (HERE) and put your name (purchaser) at the bottom of the form.
  3. Cut off the Claim Check and give it to the delivery driver or the Pizza Hut cashier at the time of payment.
  4. Please keep your receipt for future reference.
*The following stores do not participate in Pizza Night: UH campus, Airport, Target, and Taco Bell stores that sell Pizza Hut products.

**"Total sales" does not include taxes, tip, or delivery charges. Only regularly priced menu items qualify for Pizza Night sales; buffet is excluded. See the Pizza Night Claim Check form for the complete list of exclusions.

For more information or if you have questions, e-mail Jan Rensel.
1% Diocesan Council Grant Deadline is April 29
The monthly deadline to apply for a 1% Diocesan Council Grant is the last Friday of the month, April 29.  New guidelines for 2016 have been posted on the diocesan website's "Forms and Documents" page HERE. (Scroll down to "Grants".)

The grants, which have been awarded to a number of programs throughout the Diocese in 2015, support activities based on the Five Marks of Mission and are in alignment with the vision and goals of The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. Soup kitchens, music and children's programs, Care Van ministry, technology and laundry outreach are some of the programs that were funded. 
Saturday, April 30
ECW Quiet Day Retreat: Women of the Passion
St Anthony retreat center
The Episcopal Church Women will be holding their annual Quiet Day Retreat on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Honolulu. The theme for the retreat is Women of the Passion.  Cost for the day is $20 and includes lunch.  For more information and to register, download the form HERE.  Deadline is April 15. If you have any questions, contact Louise Aloy at (808) 264-9830, or e-mail her.  You may also contact Laurie Lee at (808) 779-7968 or e-mail her.
Saturday, May 14
Safeguarding God's Children Training on Kaua'i

There will be Safeguarding God's Children Training on Kaua'i on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea.  The training will run from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and lunch will be provided.  For more information and to register, click HERE.  

This training is mandatory for all clergy, church leaders, employees and volunteers who work with children.  For more information on the Church's policy and requirements, visit the diocesan webpage  HERE
Deadline Extended - Adults of All Ages Welcome!
Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk

ReSource for Christian Spirituality announces its annual Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk taking place on June 11-15, at Koke'e State Park.
Previously limited to young adults ages 18 - 30, this incredible experience has now been opened to adults of all ages.  

Thanks to the generosity of benefactors, this event, which would normally cost over $1,200, is now only $100 (plus airfare if applicable). Participants will spend unhurried time with others and personal time with God:
  • Explore what's real in our life
  • Consider what God and Jesus mean to you
  • Notice and experience the Holy Spirit in your life
  • Discover and reflect upon your unique God-given gifts
  • Begin to see where God maybe calling you in Christian service to others
The extended deadline to register is May 7, 2016.  For more information, download the flyer HERE, or to download the registration form, click HERE. If you have questions, contact Rev. Phyllis Meighen at (808) 647-4346, or e-mail her.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Church Planting and Missional Initiative Grant Applications Now Available

Applications are now open for the 2016 grant cycle for new church starts and Mission Enterprise Zones in The Episcopal Church.

Resolutions approved by General Convention in July 2015, authorized new and continued funding for church plants and Mission Enterprise Zones throughout the Episcopal Church. Additionally, newly created grants will be awarded to dioceses and already-established ministries exploring possibilities for new initiatives or expansion.

Application, guidelines and information are available HERE.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated upon receipt. The applications will be reviewed by the General Convention Advisory Group on Church Planting.  

The funding also calls for the creation of a community of practice for equipping the church with resources for assessment, coaching, networking, and the sharing of best practices. 

More information about the church planting initiative can be found HERE, or e-mail contact [email protected].

In addition, the Advisory Group has announced a design contest for a new logo to depict church planting for The Episcopal Church. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the most inspiring title and logo for a renewed church planting movement across the church. Submission instructions and image specifics are located HERE Deadline is May 1, 2016.
Episcopal Church Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Applications are now being accepted for educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The scholarships are derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors through bequests to The Episcopal Church.  The scholarships assist students who are mostly enrolled in theological education and training.

Scholarships are available for educational training for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other groups covering a wide range of eligibility.

Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Episcopal Church Director of Investment Management and Banking, explained that the scholarship amounts vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds.  The maximum is $10,000.  The lists of trust funds and scholarships as well as key information can be found HERE

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read each trust and identify in the application those trust funds that best fit their own profile.  
EYE17 Location Announced - Planning Team Applications Now Being Accepted

The next Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK on July 10-14, 2017. EYE17 is being planned by the Episcopal Church in partnership with the Diocese of Oklahoma.  

"EYE is always a great event for both our youth and for our adults," Presiding Bishop Michael Curry commented.  "I have attended many of the Episcopal Youth Events and I have fond memories of joining our youth in celebration, learning and fun. EYE17 is a strong component of the Jesus Movement."

EYE traditionally draws hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church. EYE 2017 marks the 13th EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE 2017 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year and their adult leaders.

Applications for Mission Planning Team
Applications to serve on EYE2017 Mission Planning Team are now being accepted through April 30. Applications are available HERE. 

To be eligible for the Mission Planning Team, youth applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9 - 11 and must be a communicant of an Episcopal Church congregation.  Adult applicants must be at least 25 years old, a communicant of an Episcopal Church, and have experience working with high school-aged youth.
Presiding Bishop Curry Addresses, Updates Staff
April 4, 2016 - As you know, on December 9, 2015, I placed Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sam McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission, and Mr. Alex Baumgarten, Director of Public Engagement and Mission Communications, on Administrative Leave pending an investigation into formal complaints and allegations of potential violations of personnel policies of the DFMS, received from multiple members of the staff of the Presiding Bishop.

At my request, the firm of Curley, Hessinger & Johnsrud conducted an independent investigation into these complaints and allegations. In calling for an independent, external investigation, I presumed neither guilt nor innocence, but committed only to a search for the truth. That search for the truth required a thorough and comprehensive investigation. The investigators met with or had phone conversations with over 40 different persons, including the three individuals named in the complaints, and reviewed thousands of pages of documents. The Episcopal Church offered no constraints nor influence on the investigation, and the confidences shared with the independent investigators have been safeguarded.

The actions that I am taking are based on the facts determined and findings reached by that independent investigation.  READ MORE
Episcopal Church Representatives Needed for Ecumenical Dialogues and Coordinating Committees
[April 7, 2016] The Episcopal Church is seeking representatives to serve on ecumenical dialogues and coordinating committees. Representatives can be lay or ordained, and must be committed to and have experience in ecumenism.

"Engaging other Christians through our ecumenical dialogues and networks is vital work," commented the Rev. Dr. Charles K. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church, "and one more way of engaging the Jesus Movement and its focus on reconciliation." 

The Rev. Margaret Rose, Deputy to the Presiding Bishop for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, added, "We seek representatives with scholarly and practical experience in ecumenical work to serve on the dialogues and coordinating committees."

The five dialogues and committees are:

* Anglican - Roman Catholic USA Dialogue Committee
* United Methodist - Episcopal Dialogue Committee
* Lutheran (ELCA) - Episcopal Coordinating Committee
* Episcopal - Presbyterian (PCUSA) Dialogue
* Moravian - Episcopal Coordinating Committee

Episcopal representatives to these bodies will be appointed by Executive Council upon the recommendation of the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies.  READ MORE
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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 May 14, 2016 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Christ Memorial, Kilauea, Kaua'i) - Register HERE.
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ECW Important Dates Coming Up
The Epsicopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of Hawai'i, announce the following important dates to remember:
  • The annual ECW Quiet Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi. Please see article above for details.
  • ECW Specials - The ECW Special grant applications are due on Saturday, July 15, 2016. More information can be found on the ECW webpage HERE.
Save the Date!
Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp Coming Soon

GIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA A BREAK and join us for an awesome and spiritually fulfilling summer break. Hui Pu is a summer camp for youth in grades 4 - 12. Expect a week full of adventure, fun and GOD, all the while making new FRIENDS!  
  • June 24- 26:  Elementary School (Grades 4-5)
  • June 27 - July 1:  Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • July 3 - 7:  High School (Grades 9-12)
For more information, contact Seini Lino, Associate Program Director, at (808) 637-6241, or e-mail her, and visit the Camp Mokule'ia website HERE.
Diocesan Alcohol Policy Updated
The Alcohol Policy of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i was updated and adopted by the Bishop and Standing Committee effective the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2015.  The policy can be viewed on the diocesan website under Resources > Forms & Documents, or click HERE to view the document.
Summer Program at The St. Andrew's Schools
The St. Andrew's Schools offers a variety of summer-time college-prep and enrichment opportunities for girls and boys, grades K-12. You can choose half-day or all-day options and classes and activities are offered both in and outside of the classroom. The School's downtown location makes The St. Andrew's Schools ideal for busy, working parents and for families living in the downtown, Honolulu area. Program and registration information are available by calling 532-2464 or visiting the website HERE


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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 

Presiding Bishop's Easter Message

New Priest at Good Shepherd

Alcohol Policy Updated

Summer Programs at St. Andrew's Schools

St. Clement's Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2017

Presiding Officers Address Racial Reconciliation and Justice

House of Bishops Issues a Word to the Church

Bishop's Message on Camp Mokule'ia

Episcopal Church Constitution and Canons Available

Young Adult, Campus Ministry Leadership Conference Slated

The Rev. Dcn. John Arthur Holmes

Free Music Lessons at St. Mary's

ECW Important Dates Coming Up

Presiding Bishop: Remembering our sister and brother Christians"

The Rev. John A. Longo

Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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