General Synod 2017: Follow Hawai‘i Delegates

Delegates from Hawai'i and throughout the United Church of Christ gathered in Baltimore last week for the Thirty-First General Synod.  Learn more on the General Synod news page and view photos, videos and blog posts from the Hawai'i Conference delegation on this page.  You can also see photos and videos of all the worship services, keynote addresses and speeches.

 

Meet Our Synod Delegates

Eleven delegates and two associate delegates from the Hawai‘i Conference will be in Baltimore from June 30 to July 4 for the Thirty-first General Synod of the United Church of Christ.

Isaiah Kaauwai

Kathy Tanaka

Joshua Weible

Haleaka Martin

LInda Petrucelli

Jayne Ryan Kuroiwa

Glenn Frazier

Sue Smith

Diane Meyer

Laura Young

Pualani Muraki

Iese Tuuao (Associate      Delegate)

Charles Buck (Associate      Delegate)

Videos
Photos

June 30, 2017 photo gallery:

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The Hawai‘i delegates at opening worship of General Synod 31 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Traci Blackmon, Acting Executive Minister for UCC Justice and Witness Ministries.

Opening worship from the vantage point of the Hawai‘i delegates.

The Hawai‘i delegates at opening worship of General Synod 31 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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July 1, 2017 photo gallery:

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Hawai‘i delegates dress up for the July 1 Gala dinner, "Building a Just World for All," featuring The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II as the keynote speaker.

Polynesian dancers take part in the festivities on Day 2 of General Synod.

Synod assembly hall

Hawai‘i delegates dress up for the July 1 Gala dinner, "Building a Just World for All," featuring The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II as the keynote speaker.

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July 2, 2017 photo gallery:

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Sunday choir

Hawai‘i delegates eat at the Kona Grill in Baltimore, which gets its fish from the islands.

Delegates learn about measuring church vitality.

Sunday choir

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July 3, 2017 photo gallery:

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Synod participants march for immigrant rights from the convention center to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building.

Hawai‘i delegates during Plenary #5

The assembly hall sits empty as Synod participants get a chance to rest before more inspirational worship and business.

Synod participants march for immigrant rights from the convention center to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building.

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July 3, 2017 photo gallery:

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Hawai‘i delegates gather at the microphone to express aloha and best wishes for the Rev. Dr. Charles Buck on his last day of service as Hawai‘i Conference Minister.

Conference Minister Charles Buck, Conference Council Chair Iese Tuuao and UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer pose for a photo.

"No burnt offerings!" apron from the UCC store at Synod

Hawai‘i delegates gather at the microphone to express aloha and best wishes for the Rev. Dr. Charles Buck on his last day of service as Hawai‘i Conference Minister.

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