Mark Your Calendars:
Training for Acolytes and Eucharistic Ministers scheduled! Training for Eucharistic Ministers (who help distribute the elements of communion) will take place July 23 at 9:15 am (between services). Acolytes (crucifer, torches) will get training July 30 at 9:15.
Special Social Justice Forum: Social Justice and the Law featuring Ronnie Kawakami this Sunday, 9:30 am, Von Holt Room. Ronnie is a former Deputy Public Defender. She is currently Associate Dean for Student Services at the William S. Richardson School of Law and Acting Co-Director of the Hawai‘i Innocence Project. Ronnie is a role model for an entire generation of lawyers in Hawai’i…not only women who’ve entered the field, but advocates who see “the law” as a potentially powerful tool to address injustice, transform society, and offer a voice to the voiceless.
Deadline for contributing to the Outreach Committee’s School Supplies Drive is July 30! On that date the donated supplies will be blessed by Fr. Moki, and they will be delivered to the school on Monday, July 31. Please bring school supplies or slippers and place them in the plastic bin under the Aloha Hour tent. They will be delivered to our partner school Kalihi Waena on Monday, July 31st. New Mahjong group meets in the Manger (former Dean’s office) Mondays at 9 am, starting July 10.
Please help the Outreach Committee fill bags with food and other items for the homeless after the Sunday 10:30 service in the Van Holt room. Doesn’t take long with a few extra hands! Children can be a big help too.
The Gospel Reflections program continues Sundays 9:15-10 am in the Manger (former Dean’s office). It is based on the African Bible Study process previously used here by Dan Benedict and colleagues. No long term commitment is needed, just come as you are and when you can. Please join us promptly at 9:15, our start time, as to not disturb the beginning of the reflection process. In response to some questions, YES we are continuing through the summer!
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Dear Cathedral Ohana:
As many of you know, I have been away on Hawai‘i Island to attend the funeral of my grandmother’s sister and I returned to Honolulu late yesterday afternoon. I thank you for your kind words of comfort and your expressions of condolence to my family and me in our time of loss.
As I reported to you last week, on Thursday morning the staff and I closed the office and met to discuss the calendar for the coming year and our various roles, needs, and expectations as we endeavor to serve you as your staff. I think we all left feeling that the session was good and the time well spent. After our meeting, we took Jasmine out to lunch at the Contemporary Art Museum up in Makiki Heights. As you know, Sunday was Jasmine’s last day with us and we send her off to her final year of studies in Connecticut with warm thoughts and best wishes.
On Friday morning, Todd and I met with Ruth Bingham from the Orvis Foundation and she endorsed the draft of our grant proposal, which I will submit later this week. I ask that you keep this particular process in your prayers and that if it is God’s will, that we prevail in our endeavor to receive these funds for the Cathedral’s music program.
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
St Peter’s Parish Hall
The Children’s Gathering on the Square meets in rooms at the back of St Peter’s Parish Hall from approximately 9 am to 10 am on Sunday mornings. The Godly Play program takes place in “The Loft” and is appropriate for children who are curious about the bible stories that they hear in church, enrolled in pre-school through the 4th grade of school. Children in grades 5 and up are invited to participate in The Rock program located below in “Son Room.” Older children are welcome to assist as teachers’ aides with either group.
The Godly Play programs are on hiatus till September, but children are welcome to come to the regular place to talk and play during the summer.
Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016