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Kōloa Church Celebrates Successful Capital Campaign

September 18, 2019

David Popham, Alan Akana (Pastor of Koloa Union Church), and Rose Warken Ceballos, who danced hula during the capital campaign celebration.


On Sunday, September 15, Kōloa Union Church celebrated the overwhelming success of their capital campaign with a special worship service. David Popham, the new settled Hawai'i Conference Minister, was present and delivered the message. The church was able to raise more than $425,000, far surpassing their initial goal of $150,000.

Read about all that was made possible as a result of their successful campaign in a news article in The Garden Island newspaper. 

Kahu Akana, Dr. Douglas Duvauchelle (Moderator of Church Council), and Michael Horning (Chair of Board of Deacons) presenting a gift to David as a welcome to the church and the Hawai‘i Conference. (The watercolor is Ma`o Hau Hele, an endemic flower to our islands and the Hawai`i State flower painted by Kahu Alan.)  

David preaching from the pulpit that was dedicated yesterday: a gift to the church in memory of Kahu Alan's grandmother Alice. M. Gagner who lived and worked on Kaua`i from 1949-1959, as part of the capital campaign.

Dedication of the capital campaign plaque, held by Dr. Douglas Duvauchelle; Karen Johnson, member of the capital campaign leadership team, is standing next to him.

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