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‘Aha Pae‘āina 2020 WORKSHOPS

Find below the 10 workshops that were offered for the 198th ‘Aha Pae‘āina with links to view a recording of each one.

Watch, re-watch, and share!

WORKSHOP 1

 

HOW DOES YOUR FAITH IMPACT YOUR VOTING?

WITH REV. SANDRA SORENSEN

WATCH HERE

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP


Sandy Sorensen, Director of Washington Office Justice and Witness, will share about the intersection of advocacy, faith, and healing, along with the UCC Our Faith Our Vote campaign and background about the D.C. office and their ministry and mission. Sandy has led in justice ministry on behalf of the UCC for 30 years.

WORKSHOP 2

 

HAWAI‘I CONFERENCE

FOUNDATION

INTRODUCTION

& UPDATE

WITH ANDREW BUNN

WATCH HERE

View/download slides

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP


Join Andrew Bunn, Hawai‘i Conference Foundation Executive Director, for a report and update on the Foundation, which has responsibilities for funds and property on behalf of the Conference. He will share what he has learned in his first year at HCF.

WORKSHOP 3

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP


COVID-19 has invited us to rethink how we create music as individuals and in community. Join singer/songwriter Lea Morris as she discusses her current musical journey as a composer, teacher, bandleader, music director, parent and perpetual student. Let’s get outside of the box of music as usual and visit with inside-the-box technologies such as looping and video editing. At its heart, creativity, self-expression and connection are still available.

WORKSHOP 4

 RENTING YOUR CHURCH'S PROPERTY


WITH KIMI IDE-FOSTER
 

WATCH HERE

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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

 

Join Kimi Ide-Foster, an attorney with Chun Kerr LLP working with real estate, commercial finance, and general business transactions, if your church is now renting or thinking about renting its property to outside groups. Learn about issues to consider when your church rents or leases property.

WORKSHOP 5

 HEARING

THE CALL:
The Cultural and Spiritual Journey

of Rosemary McCombs Maxey


WITH
REV. ROSEMARY MCCOMBS MAXEY

& KAHU KENNETH MAKUAKĀNE

WATCH HERE

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

 

View a documentary exploring the continuance of the Creek language, spoken by tribal people in Oklahoma and Florida, by focusing on the life of the Creek community leader, feminist, and activist, and UCC minister Rosemary McCombs Maxey—and then talk with Rosemary.

Kenneth Makuakāne, pastor of Kawaiaha‘o Church, will moderate the conversation with Rosemary.  

WORKSHOP 6

 THE WORK OF RECONCILIATION

 

WITH
HCUCC RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE

WATCH HERE

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP


Leaders are the Reconciliation Working Group formed in 2019.

“True reconciliation has to begin with trust, and trust has to begin with listening. For over two centuries, the proclamation of the Good News that was brought to our shores by our New England forebears drowned out the existent spiritual wisdom of wā kahiko (ancient Hawai‘i). Utilizing the sacred act of a shared meal, interpreted with the elements and na'auao (wisdom) particular to Hawai‘i, we will engage in an interactive process of mutual listening and exploration of the shared spiritual wisdom inherent in all people of faith.”

WORKSHOP 7

KALAUPAPA WISDOM

FOR TODAY


WITH

KAHU KALANI WONG

REV. DR. ROXANNE WHITELIGHT

REV. DR. PHYLLIS MEIGHEN

LINDA KA‘AUWAI-IWAMOTO

ELEANORA COCHRAN

WATCH HERE

 

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP


As an interactive workshop, we will look to the experiences of those who were exiled to Kalaupapa to be our wisdom teachers as we face massive crises and upheavals in our lives today. Through published sources and first-person accounts, we'll share how faith can overcome fear, how hope can lift us from despair, how painful separation can lead to joyful restoration, how bonds of oppression can be broken, and how the hard work of forgiveness can create a path to new life. Come learn about the missional work of the Conference through Kana‘ana Hou-Siloama UCC in Kalaupapa, and consider how you might be involved.

WORKSHOP 8

 OUR MICRONESIAN CHURCHES IN HAWAI‘I

History, Who they are, What are their issues?
 

WITH

HCUCC MICRONESIAN COMMITTEE & MICRONESIAN CHURCH LEADERS

WATCH HERE

 

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Brief overview of Christian history between Hawai‘i and Micronesia, sharing of Micronesian experiences and issues the Micronesian community is facing due to COVID-19. Panelists include Micronesian church leaders and members of the HCUCC Micronesian Committee.

View the Resolution on Reinstating the Micronesian Committee of the Hawaii Conference United Church of Christ

WORKSHOP 9

 CONFERENCE

MINISTER

ADDRESS


WITH

REV. DR. DAVID POPHAM

WATCH HERE

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

David Popham, who recently celebrated his first anniversary as Conference Minister of the HCUCC, reflects on his experience of the Conference and leads us toward the future. There will be time for questions following his presentation.

View the Conference Minister's annual report beginning on page R1 (page 2 of this document).

WORKSHOP 10

 

HCUCC FINANCIAL REPORT

FYE2020 & FYE2021 BUDGET


WITH

LINN GARCIA

WATCH HERE

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Linn Garcia, Treasurer, reports on the Conference’s fiscal year that ended June 30 and introduces the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21, which ends June 30. There will be time for questions.

View the Financial Reports from the 2020 ‘Aha Makua handbook.