Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ House of Bishops Issues A Word to the Church
+ Church Pension Group Conference in Honolulu
+ Registration is now open! Enculturation Day 2016
+ St. Augustine's Silent Auction Bids Still Available
+ Palestine/Israel: Bridging Past & Present
+ The Great Pumpkin Festival at Holy Nativity
+ St. John's Kula Festival Weekend
+ Visiting Dignitary at St. Andrew's Schools
+ Daughters of the King Fall Assembly and Endowment Fund Announcement
+ The St. Andrew's Schools Open House
+ Maui's A Cup of Cold Water Seeks Volunteers
+ Presiding Bishop Curry's New Video
+ Evangelism Matters Conference
+ The Rev. Carl Wright Elected Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries
+ 2016 PNEUMA Conference
+ Applications Being Accepted for EYE17 Pastoral Care Team
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Applications Being Accepted for United Thank Offering Young Adult, Seminarian Grants for 2017
+ Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
+ 48th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ Diocesan Customary Updated
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
Contact Information
+  +  +  +  +  +  +  

This issue's header features the processional at the 8:00 AM service at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, August 21, 2016. The special annual service was in honor of Prince Albert, son of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, and was organized by the 'Iolani Guild. The service featured the youth of the church in various liturgical and musical roles. Read more about this is the next E-Chronicle. (Photo by Jan Motoshige.)


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.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 234

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

Standing Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Office

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diocesan Conference Room
(Live Meeting)

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
 Next due dates: 
September 30
October 28
Diocesan events header

October 28 & 29, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Clergy and Waiolaihui'ia Students:  Save the date!
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Epiphany, Honolulu

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

Summer Evensong at The Cathedral
Ongoing Sundays, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
(Choral Evensong resumes on September 4)

Fall & Winter Evensong at St. Timothy's
Ongoing 2nd & 4th Sundays
5:00 PM
St. Timothy's, Aiea
E-mail:  Diane Koshi

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

Evensong & Benediction 
Ongoing Wednesdays 6:15 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Music Lessons at St. Mary's
Ongoing Wednesday evenings
(Call to schedule an appt.)
St. Mary's, Honolulu
Contact: 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

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

Dog Wash!
(To benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society)
Saturday, October 1, 10:00 AM
Emmanuel, Kailua
Call: (808) 262-4548

Palestine/Israel: Bridging the Past & Present
Saturday, October 8, 6:00 PM
St.Clement, Honolulu

Emmanuel's 14th Annual 
Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 8, 6:30 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

Poi Supper & Laulau Sale
Saturday, October 15, 4:00 PM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

St. Andrew's School For Boys Open House (K-5)
Sunday, October 16, 1:00 PM
The St. Andrew's Schools, Honolulu

The Great Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM
Holy Nativity School, Honolulu

St. Andrew's School for Girls Open House (K-5)
Sunday, October 23, 1:00 PM
The St. Andrew's Schools, Honolulu

DOK Fall Assembly
Sunday, October 30, 2:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu

Godly Play Talk Story
Wednesday, November 2, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Epiphany, Honolulu
E-mail: Carrie-Ann

St. Andrew's School for Girls Open House (6-12)
Sunday, November 6, 1:00 PM

CPG Wellness Conferences
November 10-11
November 11-12 
(Lay Employees)
Marriott Resort, Honolulu

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 25, 9:00 AM
St. Timothy's Sumida Hall, Aiea


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
St. Paul's, Kekaha

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

Holy Listening
Ongoing second Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
St. Michael, Lihue
Call Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen (UCC): (808) 647-4346

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

First Fridays Fun & Fellowship
Ongoing first Fridays, 6:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

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

Movie Nights on the Lawn
September 30, October 7, October 22 (Begins at sunset)
All Saints', Kapa'a

Christ Memorial 75th Anniversary
Sunday, October 9, 9:00 AM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea
Call: (808) 482-4824



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

Adult Lectionary Study Group
Wednesdays,9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

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

St. John's Kula Festival Weekend
September 30 -October 1
St. John's, Kula

Finding God in All Things
Saturday, October 22, 9:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina



Teen Tech at St. James'
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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 Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. Augustine's Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM (Bring a sandwich)
St. Augustine Vicarage, Kapa'au

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:  (808) 939-7000

St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea

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

St. James' Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 12, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. James, Waimea





Volunteers Needed

A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW) on Maui is seeking administrative volunteers. Visit their webpage HERE.


Parish Administrator

 Part-time, Holy Nativity, Honolulu (Aina Haina)

Click HERE for more info.


Communications Specialist

Part-time, Epiphany, Honolulu

Click HERE for more info.


Children's Ministry Assistant

During Sunday mornings

St. Timothy's, Aiea

Contact Keane Akao


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

Ministry Links

Stay Informed!


Upcoming Events

Office of the Bishop

Previous E-News Editions

 E-Chronicle Editions 



Would you like to put an announcement in the E-News for a special community event or activity that your church is involved with?  Please e-mail the information to the Editor, along with pictures, fliers and contact information.


We're on Facebook!

Stay in touch...


Like us on Facebook

Where you'll find announcements and links to upcoming
events & activities from around the Diocese and beyond!
September 23, 2016


In case you missed the special announcement from the House of Bishops meeting released on September 20, we include a portion of it here.
Episcopal Bishops Issues
A Word to the Church for the World

[September 20, 2016] The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church has issued A Word to the Church for the WorldThe text and video of this statement read by the Bishops of the Episcopal Church is available to view in English and Spanish HERE, or click on the image above. 

October 7: Deadline to register for Convention Eucharist & Aloha Pupu Hour
Education Day and the 48th Annual Meeting of Convention is coming up on October 28 & 29, 2016. If you haven't already registered, be sure to do so before October 7 to save. Fees will go up after this date. 

October 7 is also the deadline to register for the Convention Eucharist and Aloha Pupu Hour that takes place on Friday, October 28, following Education Day. We will be celebrating Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's 10th anniversary of his election as the Bishop of the Diocese of Hawai'i. 

For more information on all of these events, visit the Annual Meeting webpage HERE. Additional information can also be found in the article below under "Previously Announced Event Reminders."
Church Pension Group Conference in Honolulu

The Church Pension Group (CPG) will be holding a Wellness Conference on Finance and Health in November, at the Marriott Resort in Waikiki. This unique conference provides financial planning information and education along with a focus on your physical and psychological well-being. Learn to manage your current finances, set goals, and plan for your future while you take practical steps to improve your health through exercise, nutrition, and resiliency.  

There will be two different sessions for the Diocese of Hawai'i as follows:
  • November 10-11, 2016
    For active and retired clergy and spouses
    For more information and to register, click HERE.
  • November 11-12, 2016
    For lay employees
    For more information and to register, click HERE
Registration is now open!
Enculturation Day 2016

All clergy and Waiolaihui'ia students are invited to attend Enculturation Day 2016, that will be held at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu, on Saturday, December 10, from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  

For newcomers, it's a great way to learn about serving Christ in Hawai'i, while long-timers are invited to share and help new clergy to understand the beauty and unique challenges of ministry in the islands.  For all, it is a time of clergy formation and fellowship as we come together to share in the culture of Hawai'i.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Airfare will be provided for canonically resident clergy, licensed clergy-in-charge and Waiolaihui'ia students on the Neighbor Islands. To register, click HERE.
St. Augustine Silent Auction Bids Still Available
Hurry!  Deadline is September 30!
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church on the Big Island of Hawai'i, held their annual bazaar on September 17, with great success. However, they still have three gift certificates available, and are accepting bids (in $5 increments) through September 30, at 2:00 PM. The highest bidder will be contacted on September 30, by 3:00 PM.  The items up for bid are:
For details and to submit your bid, e-mail your name and phone number to the St. Augustine office HERE
Palestine/Israel: Bridging Past & Present
The Parish of St. Clement in Honolulu is hosting a special evening of food, film and discussion on Saturday, October 8, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by a brief film on the 1917 Balfour Declaration that remains relevant in the struggle for justice in Palestine/Israel. Following the film, Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian discusses present-day conditions for Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem as part of an ongoing history of colonialism. 

Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A long-time anti-violence, native Palestinian feminist activist and author, she was one of Harvard Law School's Women Inspiring Change honorees in 2015.

The evening is free and is generously funded by Sabeel-Hawai'i and the Parish of St. Clement.  Donations are welcome. For more information, download the flyer HERE.
The Great Pumpkin Festival at Holy Nativity

East O'ahu's 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Holy Nativity School in Aina Haina, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. All are invited to this free event that features East O'ahu's largest pumpkin patch, with over 2,000 locally grown pumpkins! There will also be a Keiki Fun Zone, rides, book fair, fall-themed contests, entertainment, country market and lots of ono food! Free shuttle between Aina Haina Elementary School and Holy Nativity will be provided. For more information, go to www.hawaiipumpkinfest.com.  
St. John's Kula Festival Weekend

St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula, Maui, announces their annual Kula Festival Weekend taking place September 30 - October 1, 2016. The event begins with "Starry Night" on Friday, September 30, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, under the entertainment tent. There will be delicious food, live auction, and entertainment by Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats.

On Saturday, October 1, the 34th Annual Kula Festival kicks off at 9:00 AM and runs through 4:00 PM. It's a huge affair, with tons of food, kid games, crafters, a farmers market, baked goods, silent auction, quilt show and a star-studded line-up of entertainment including multi-Grammy and Hoku award-winner, Jeff Peterson.

Tickets for Starry Night are $45, and entry into the festival on Saturday is $1 (children under 10 are free). Proceeds benefit two Maui outreach programs: A Cup of Cold Water and Na Keiki O Emalia. For more information and to purchase tickets for Starry Night, visit the St. John's website HERE, or call (808) 878-1485.
Visiting Dignitary to Participate in Cultural Exchange with Students at the St. Andrew's Schools
St. Andrew's Schools is honored to be hosting the visiting Consul General of Mexico, Mr. Gemi José González López, on Friday, September 30, 2016, at 11:30 AM. An author, scholar, political leader and advisor, Mr. González López was appointed Consul General earlier this year and is based in San Francisco.

This is his first visit to Hawaiʻi in his official capacity. While visiting our state, Consul General González López will meet with city, state and congressional representatives on Oʻahu and the Big Island. His visit to St. Andrew's Schools is his only planned private school appearance. This cultural exchange opportunity was arranged with the help of Honorary Consul of Mexico, Mr. Andrew Kluger, a St. Andrew's Schools' Trustee since 2004.

St. Andrew's Priory upper school Spanish teacher, Mrs. Nydia Santiago-Cordero, and Hawaiian Culture Kumu, Ms. Namahana Fuller, are preparing 33 Spanish students for the cultural exchange. The Consul General will be greeted with an oli, the traditional Hawaiian greeting, a student oli and hula, an oli mahalo lei presentation, followed by introductions, a tour and potluck luncheon with local and Hawaiian food. Priory students will have the opportunity to learn about international politics and leadership, practice their Spanish speaking skills, and share the culture and history of Queen Emma, St. Andrew's Schools and Hawaiʻi with the visiting Consul General.
Daughters of the King Fall Assembly and Endowment Fund Announcement
DOK logo
The Daughters of the King (DOK) throughout Hawai'i will be gathering for their Fall Assembly on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room. They will be celebrating All Saints' Day and the in-gathering of the DOK Endowment Fund. The day will include a tour of the Cathedral's stained-glass windows and the church bells.

DOK Endowment Fund: The Endowment Fund was established in 1928 to further the work of the Order, with donations from thank offerings, memorials and other special gifts from persons "believing in and desiring to forward the objectives of The Order of the Daughters of the King®." Contributions can be made online HERE, by mail, or by members bringing a completed form to the Assembly. 

For more information about the DOK, visit the diocesan website HERE.
The St. Andrew's Schools Open House

The St. Andrew's Schools announces their Fall Open House Schedule:
  • St. Andrew's School for Boys, Grades K-5
    Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:00 PM 
  • St. Andrew's School for Girls, Grades K-5
    Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1:00 PM
  • St. Andrew's School for Girls, Grades 6-12
    Sunday, November 6, 1:00 PM 
RSVP online HERE, or call (808) 536-6102. Children who turn 5 by December 31 are eligible for Kindergarten.
Maui's A Cup of Cold Water Seeks Volunteers
Maui's hugely successful outreach ministry, A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW), is seeking volunteers. Founder and current President, Keku Akana, is reaching out to the community seeking volunteers to train for and eventually take over some of the administrative and support roles.

ACCW is currently seeking a Vice President (President-elect), Secretary, Run Leaders, Supply Team (in-kind donation support), and Van Coordinators (on-going). Administrative roles are for a two-year term.

ACCW is an all-volunteer Care-van ministry of the Episcopal churches on Maui, and has grown to include volunteers from a variety of organizations in the wider community.  For more information and to view Akana's letter and call for volunteers, click HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Curry's New Video: Loving, Liberating, and Life-giving

[September 15, 2016] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has presented a video on the Jesus Movement: Loving, liberating, and life-giving.

The video can be viewed HERE.

The following is the transcript of the Presiding Bishop's video message in English and Spanish.

We've been talking for a little over a year now about being the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, and somebody recently said to me, "As a bishop, why don't you paint us a picture, give us a picture of the Jesus Movement so that we can see it?"

When the Gospel is about to be read, the congregation stands up. Something is going on. And then more than that, as the Gospel moment is approaching, a deacon, if there is a deacon in the particular church, a person who has been ordained to be at the intersection of the church and the world, is asked to read or chant the Gospel. And they come down sometimes with the Gospel book held high. And there's music and the congregation is singing as the Gospel of Jesus, the teachings, the life and the spirit of Jesus enter, in a sense, the room, through the reading of the Gospel. READ MORE
Evangelism Matters Conference with Keynote Presiding Bishop Curry
Live webcast available!

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be the keynote speaker for Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference on November 18-19 in Dallas, TX. Other announced speakers include the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop's Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation.

Evangelism Matters is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about evangelism and available resources to share our faith. The churchwide event is co-sponsored by Forward Movement 
and the Presiding Bishop's Office, and is hosted by the Diocese of Dallas and Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, TX, where the activities will be held. Spanish translation will be provided for all plenaries, worship and several workshops.

The schedule, registration and the growing list of workshops can be found HERE.  

Live webcast
Key portions of Evangelism Matters will be live webcast to allow for individual and group viewing during conventions, discussion groups, and local evangelism gatherings. The live, free webcast will be available at www.episcopalchurch.org.
The Rev. Carl Wright Elected Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries
[September 20, 2016] The Rev. Carl Wright was electedEpiscopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries on the second ballot.

The election was held on September 20 during the fall meeting of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church.

Wright  is from St. Andrew's Church, Pasadena, MD, Diocese of Maryland. In his military career, he has served as Deputy Command Chaplain for the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) at Barksdale AFB, LA. Commissioned an Air Force Chaplain in August 1993, Lieutenant Colonel Wright is an Associate Member of the Anglican religious Order of the Holy Cross (OHC).

With an office based in Washington DC, the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries is a member of the staff of Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry.

Pending confirmation by a majority of the House of Bishops and by a majority of the diocesan standing committees in the church, Wright will be ordained and consecrated on February 11, 2017 with Presiding Bishop Curry presiding.
2016 PNEUMA Conference - Holy Communication: Sacred Links in a Digital Age

The 2016 PNUEMA Conference features keynote speaker, the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, who will help explore the provocative places where faith, race, family and technology intersect. This ecumenical retreat is for all leaders, volunteers, professional, lay and ordained, and will take place at the Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg, CA, October 17-20, 2016. 

PNEUMA, formally known as Western Christian Educators Conference, changed their name in 2014 to "broaden our perspective on Christian Education and Faith Formation" and chose a word for Spirit that "symbolizes our engagement with God and the Word of God in new ways."

Province VIII scholarships are available. For more information and to register, visit the conference website HERE.
Applications Being Accepted for EYE17 Pastoral Care Team
[September 14, 2016] Applications are now being accepted for the Pastoral Care Team members for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17).

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017, on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, in partnership with the Diocese of Oklahoma.

The Pastoral Care team is open to young adults or adults (at least 19 years of age) who are willing to volunteer to support the ministry and work of EYE17.  Among the Pastoral Care Team positions are: Residential Staff; Peer Ministers; Chaplains; and Medical Care Team. Full position descriptions can be found HERE.   

To serve as a member of the Pastoral Care Team, applicants must be willing to submit to a Criminal Sexual Background Check; provide evidence of completing Safeguarding God's Children Training; demonstrate experience in successful and appropriate supervision of teens in overnight situations; and be available to travel to Oklahoma City on July 10 and depart no sooner than noon on July 14. Applications and further information are available HERE.
Safe church logo 
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. Classes listed are open to the diocese. Churches arranging their own closed classes are not listed here.
  • Saturday, February 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - For more information and to register click HERE.
Applications Being Accepted for United Thank Offering Young Adult, Seminarian Grants for 2017
[September 6, 2016] Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants: 10 grants of $2500 for young adults (ages 19-30); and 10 grants of $2500 to seminarians (no age limit).

The focus of the grants is Evangelism and Reconciliation.

The United Thank Offering is a ministry to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church. Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering awards grants for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally in the Episcopal Church.

Complete guidelines are available HERE.

For more information contact the Rev. Heather Melton, Missioner for the United Thank Offering at hmelton@episcopalchurch.org.
Purchase tickets now to save!
Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Pre-sale tickets are available for $25 or $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Hawai'i and Emmanuel Episcopal Church. For more information, call (808) 262-4548, or visit their website HERE for the latest updates, online ticket purchasing, sponsors and donors.  Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua.
Reminder: Registration required for Education Day & Annual Meeting Events
Education Day and the 
48th Annual Meeting of Convention
October 28 - 29, 2016
Education Day and the 48th Annual Meeting of Convention of the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. Attendees have an opportunity to save by registering early!

An Education Day open to all in the Diocese will take place on Friday, October 28, featuring guest speaker, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, and the first ordained woman to hold this position. Register and pay by the following dates and save on the registration fee:
  • $35 per person - by Friday, October 7
  • $40 per person - after October 7
Education day will be followed by the Convention's Opening Eucharist at 4:00 PM, in The Cathedral, and an Aloha Pupu Reception where we will be recognizing the 10th anniversary of the election of our Bishop Diocesan, the Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick. Registration is required for these events.  There is a fee of $10 per person to attend the pupu reception. Deadline to register and pay is Wednesday, October 5.  

On Saturday, October 29, the Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 8:45 AM.  Please take note of the following registration and payment schedule to save:
  • $85 per person - by Friday, October 7
  • $100 per person - after October 7
To register for any or all of the events above, click HERE.  If you are a delegate, your registration fee will be paid by your church.  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.  
For more information, visit the Annual Meeting webpage HERE.
Diocesan Customary Updated
The Bishop's Customary for the Diocese of Hawai'i has been updated and can be downloaded HEREor viewed through the diocesan website under Forms and Documents

The Customary is a guideline for clergy and vestries and provides information on liturgy, sacraments, visitations, clergy/congregational relationships and more. All clergy and lay leaders should review the updated Customary.
Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book (Na 'Euanelio Hemolele) & Book of Common Prayer Available for Purchase
The Office of the Bishop is offering for purchase, Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, the Holy Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Hawaiian-language Book of Common Prayer.

The lectionary-size Gospel book is written in Hawaiian complete with diacritical marks. The publication was funded by the Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry, originally released in 2003. It was a project of the Rev. Cn. Malcolm Naea Chun, that took over 20 years to complete.  It has a white hard-cover with gold foil stamping.

The Hawaiian-language BCP is cloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, and contains over 400 pages of translated biblical scripture, liturgical prayers, and orders service, including King Kamehameha IV's Preface.  King Kamehameha IV translated the Book of Common Prayer into Hawaiian language as an act of personal piety and Christian devotion.  His translation remains a milestone in Hawaiian literature and a valuable resource for anyone studying the language. 

Both of these books are now available for purchase through the Office of the Bishop and can be ordered online HERE. The books are $30.00 each.  Shipping is $6.00 per book, but arrangements can be made for pick-up. Special pricing applies to purchases of both books as a set. If you have any questions, e-mail Charmaine Ito.  For more information and to order your book now, click HERE.


In case you missed it, click on the image above to read

the latest August 2016 issue of the E-Chronicle.   


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 

Diocesan Customary Updated

Resources for the New Church Calendar Year

Godly Play Talk Story November 2

Applications Being Accepted for UTO Young Adult, Seminarian Grants for 2017 (Diocese submission deadline is November 4)

Applications being accepted for Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner

Save the date! Enculturation Day 2016! December 10

Finding God in All Things October 22

Presiding Bishop in support of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Presiding Bishop offers election message

Office of the Bishop New Staff Contact

Bishop's 2017 Calendar

Hawaiian-language Gospel Book & BCP available

Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
October 8

Task Force on the Study of Marriage

Save with early registration for 48th Annual Meeting of Convention

St. John's Bt-the-Sea Poi Supper & Laulau Sale
October 15

Presiding Bishop asks for prayers for Nice, France

A Reflection by Bishop Fitzpatrick After a Tragic Week

Theunick Retires from The St. Andrew's Schools

Presiding Bishop Asks for Prayers Following Shootings



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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