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The 201st ‘Aha Pae‘āina in 2023

has been adjourned.

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"Discerning God's Path as a Community of the Faithful"

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  —Romans 12:2.

‘Aha Makua cover letter from Conference Council

Workshop 1Friday, June 16, 12:30 PM


Introduction to new programs for FYE2024:

(1) Minister Development Initiative - David Popham

(2) Daring Faith Conversations - Heather Barfield

(3) Search and Call Strategy - Jonathan Roach

(4) HCUCC Connect, Text Notifications - Kristen Young

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Workshop 2Friday, June 16, 5:30 PM


Overview of the proposed FYE2024 HCUCC Budget with sharing from Missional Team chairs.

‘Aha Makua

Worship & Business Session

Saturday, June 17, Zoom

Opening Worship

Led by members of ‘Aha O Nā Mokupuni ‘O Maui, Moloka‘i a Me Lāna‘i

Order of Worship

  • Opening Song: "When Minds and Bodies Meet as One" - Jack Belsom & Robb Kojima

  • Call to Worship & Invocation - Wayne Higa

  • Prayer of Confession & Words of Affirmation - Robb Kojima

  • Scripture Reading: Romans 12:2 - Wayne Higa

  • Sermon - Janice Ogoshi

  • Song: "They'll Know We are Christians" - Jack Belsom & Robb Kojima

  • Benediction - Janice Ogoshi

Greetings from Partners


Dave Nagler

Bishop of the Pacifica Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

David Vásquez-Levy

President, Pacific School of Religion

Learn more about Pacific School of Religion:

Learn more about the TEL program

Closing Worship

Led by members of the Innovation & Engagement Missional Team: Manu Nae‘ole, Ben Sheets, Heather Barfield

Order of Worship

  • Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:4-7 - Manu Nae‘ole

  • Invitation to proclaim our UCC Statement of Faith - Ben Sheets

  • View "UCC Statement of Faith" video

  • Prayer - Heather Barfield


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‘Aha Nā Kai ‘Ewalu

Meeting of the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches

Friday, June 9, Kāne‘ohe Congregational Church

O Kākou Ke Kamali'i O Iesu Christo Ke Ali'i

“We are the Children of Jesus Christ the King”

"Akā, ʻo ʻoukou, he hanauna i wae ʻia, he poʻe kāhuna aliʻi, he aupuni kanaka hemolele, he poʻe kānaka nona ponoʻī; i hōʻike aku ai ʻoukou i ka maikaʻi o ka mea nāna ʻoukou i hea mai, mai loko mai o ka pouli a i ka mālamalama kupanaha ona."

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." —1 Peter 2:9



View handbook by sections:

AHEC - Table of Contents

AHEC - I. General Information

AHEC - II. Business Items

AHEC - III. Annual Reports

AHEC - IV. Directories

State Sunday School Association

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State Council of Hawaiian Congregational Churches

Thursday, June 15, Zoom



View handbook by sections:

SCHCC – I. General Information

SCHCC – II. Business Items

SCHCC – III. Annual Reports

SCHCC – IV. Directories

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