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WE ARE THE CHURCH

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At a time when we are called to shut our church doors and refrain from gathering together, we are reminded that we are the Church — that God, worship, and church are not confined to buildings.

 

This page serves as a bridge to keep us connected, informed, and inspired as we try new ways to BE THE CHURCH while protecting our communities by sheltering in place.

 A call to churches 

In what ways is your church continuing to connect and grow together while physically apart?
 

SHARE WITH US — how to connect with your church, photos of what 'church' looks like for you during this time, stories of community and connectivity in light of COVID-19 — we want to know!

Submit items to media@hcucc.org!

THANK YOU ALL!
THANK YOU ALL!

Heart by keiki and families of Community Church of Honolulu

Heart by Joan Sakaba of Kailua Christian Church

Heart CCH 4
Heart CCH 4
THANK U
THANK U

Heart by keiki and families of Community Church of Honolulu

Glowing Hearts
Glowing Hearts

Hearts by keiki and families of Community Church of Honolulu

weHeart HCUCC
weHeart HCUCC

A sign of love on the Hawai‘i Conference office sign, by Office Manager Lori Yamashiro.

Hearts on Lei Day
Hearts on Lei Day

By David Popham ‘ohana

Lights of Love
Lights of Love

Shining love in the night with a lit up heart through a window. Heart by Kristen Young, UCC Judd & Central Union Church.

GOD GOT THIS
GOD GOT THIS

Heart at Kauaha‘ao Church

Rainbow of Hearts
Rainbow of Hearts

Hearts read: "Jesus is with us. He will restore us from this pandemic." Hearts to lift up the spirits of those who drive by Kauaha'ao Congregational Church.

Easter heart from Palm Sunday fronds
Easter heart from Palm Sunday fronds

By Evie Hao, Central Union Church

Giving Love in These Difficult Times
Giving Love in These Difficult Times

Honolulu Cosmopolitan Church UCC

God is Love
God is Love

By Lauren Buck Medeiros of Punahou School, Central Union Church, Christ Church Uniting

Giving Love in These Difficult Times
Giving Love in These Difficult Times

Honolulu Cosmopolitan Church UCC

Giving Love in These Difficult Times
Giving Love in These Difficult Times

Honolulu Cosmopolitan Church UCC

Know that God loves you!
Know that God loves you!

Naomi Takai, Pearl City Community Church

Submitted by Scott Landis, Keawala‘i Church

Heart by Jenna Popham

Heart by Kerrie Shahan

Heart Lei
Heart Lei

WORSHIP THROUGH A PANDEMIC

Many churches have moved to online spaces to worship on virtual platforms and some have since returned to their buildings with new safety measures. Go directly to their websites and social media to see how they're worshiping right now. Find a church HERE.

Worship with the Conference Ministers

Full virtual worship services led by UCC Conference Ministers, open to all and available for use within congregations. Find the full video service and separate video files of the various worship segments, along with a printable bulletin, and a printable read-only service for those without easy access to internet.

Access worship materials:

Eastertide worship service, May 2020

Parable of the Talents worship service, November 2020

VIRTUAL GATHERINGS

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Conference clergy and church leaders have been invited to gather on Zoom to support one another in ministry and share ideas and resources.

 

Zoom info is sent to all HCUCC clergy prior to each meeting. Request Zoom info.

 

Click to view recordings of some of the past conversations:

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Embrace your caring and creative side by sharing your heart! All are invited to enact God's care for us by making hearts to decorate the windows, doors, balconies of our homes as a visible and tangible sign of aloha in the midst of our sheltering-in-place.
 

Submit photos of hearts
with your name and church to media@hcucc.org or post them and tag us on Facebook @ucc.hawaii.

HELPFUL LINKS

 

Health & Safety

News and updates on COVID-19 + information and resources during this time.

 

Facebook

Connect with the Conference and other HCUCC churches

Faith In a Time of Pandemic

Bruce Epperly, 2020

Written by a UCC minister, this book of less than 40 pages could be a great resource for local churches, each chapter ending with a prayer and a list of dos and questions to ponder.

 

That Discomfort
You're Feeling Is Grief

By Scott Berinato,
Harvard Business Review
"If we can name it,
perhaps we can manage it."

DEVOTIONALS

 

Nā Kahu of Kamehameha Schools are writing devotionals to support the KS ‘ohana through this time.

 

Kahu Kalani Wong, KS Maui Chaplain and member of Iao UCC, shares these Hawaiian-based devotionals and invites others to use them.

 

Click HERE (and scroll down) to find the devotionals on their Daily devotional calendar.