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Kapa‘a UCC celebrates 100th anniversary

Kapa‘a United Church of Christ on Kaua‘i celebrated a century of missions and ministry with the theme "From Generation to Generation". Their 100th anniversary celebrations spanned a Saturday and Sunday, and included guest musicians, a variety of voices, cultural performers, worship, and a guest preacher, Associate Conference Minister Valerie Ross. Neighbors from Kapa‘a First Hawaiian Church, a sister congregation right across the street, were also in attendance.


View photos below:

Worship bulletin being held in focus. On the cover is Kapaa UCC's 100th anniversary logo. Blurred in the background are people in the sanctuary for worship.
Photo credit: Glenn Wakai via Facebook

View from the back of sanctuary during worship service. Two green banners hang alongside the centered wooden cross.
Screenshot from video by Glenn Wakai via Facebook

Groups of Kapaa UCC members smiling, wearing blue shirts
Photo courtesy of Pastor Rob Bork

One large drum raised on stand, one person with stick stands behind it, others dressed in matching outfits walk in from behind
Photo courtesy of Pastor Rob Bork

Five women standing side by side, wearing matching blue and white kimonos, holding open Japanese fans across their chests. A nearby sign reads Minyo Performers.
Photo credit: Sarah J Rogers via Facebook

woman dances hula. behind is sign that reads Kapaa UCC 100th year of missions and ministry
Photo courtesy of Pastor Rob Bork

Three women dance hula on a stage under an outdoor tent.
Screenshot from video by Glenn Wakai via Facebook

A special certificate from the Hawai‘i State Legislature was presented to the church by Senator Glenn Wakai (below) who is the grandson of Kapa‘a UCC's founding pastor, the Reverend Henry Gengo Wakai, who came to Hawai‘i over a century ago to share Christianity with plantation workers at the time.

Senator Glenn Wakai holds up certificate for Kapaa UCC from the Hawaii State Legislature with many signatures.
Photo credit: Glenn Wakai via Facebook

The three smile for a photo. Behind them is a 100th anniversary banner.
Kapa‘a UCC Pastor Rob Bork, Miki Wakai, Senator Glenn Wakai

The committee who worked diligently to put the celebration together:

Second angle of Kapaa UCC members smiling, wearing blue shirts
Screenshot from video by Glenn Wakai via Facebook

Happy 100th Anniversary, Kapa‘a United Church of Christ!

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