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Cathedral Life – July 30, 2015

Pacific Peace Forum Presents “Seconds From Disaster of Nagasaki”

Friday, August 7, 2015 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Von Holt Room

Please join us the Pacific Peace Forum for an evening in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki “Seconds from Disaster of Nagasaki,” a film about the bombing of Nagasaki.  The film features in-depth reconstructions and astonishing insights into the truly momentous moments of the bombing of Nagasaki.  The film will be followed by discussion of memories of the survivors.

The event and parking are free. Potluck supper at 6:00 pm – Please bring a dish to share.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ha’aheo Guanson (808) 330-3771 or Richard Salvador (808) 220-9686

To read the full issue of Cathedral Life, click here.

Hula Classes – Thursdays From August 6 Through August 27

Leilani KūpahuKumu Hula Leilani Kaho’āno has been teaching hula since 1985. Her hula journey, as a young kahiko dancer in 1968, began under the direction of the late Hoakalei Kamauʻu. She would continue learning hula with Pearl Keawe, ʻEhulani Lum and Maiki Aiu-Lake. “Aunti Maiki” and other treasured “hulu kupuna” (respected elders) inspired hula with a spiritual essence of “Hula is Life.” Imparting this knowledge lead Kumu Leilani toward a commitment of teaching keiki to kupuna, with a special outreach into the “extraordinary abilities” (hearing, visually and intellectually impaired) communities.

Professional experiences have included: Experience Aloha 10-month U.S. Tour, Snoopy on Ice, 49er Halftime performance, Slack Key Masters National Tour, Celebration of Aloha, Hawaiʻi Stars Extraordinary Abilities, and award-winning Aloha Festivals floats. These experiences lead her to an elevated level of knowledge through the cultural wisdom and intimate relationships of treasured Hawaiian cultural practitioners. She is also a Kumu Hula graduate of Kumu Ed Kalāhiki and Kumu Kaleo Miyasato. Kumu Leilani also works as a professional Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse.

Location: Von Holt Room
Thursdays: August 6, 13, 20, and 27

Times: *Gracious Ladies (Ages 60 and older) 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Beginner Papa A’a (Ages 18** and older) 6:30 to 7:30 pm

***Advanced Papa A’a (Ages 18 and older) 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Monthly Tuition: Cathedral Members – Complimentary; all others $30.00

Class Needs: Comfortable clothing, water bottle, binder, paper, pencil/pen

*Gracious Ladies – dancers with “extraordinary abilities” are welcomed

**Must be 18 years or older and have graduated from high school

***Advanced Papa A’a – basic comprehension of hula steps and ability to transition through hula movements with minimal guidance

For additional information, please contact Kumu Leilani at or 808-352-0013

Please Join Us This Sunday, July 26, at 9:20 am for a Presentation by Ms. R. Leotele Togafau, Executive Director of FACE Hawai’i

Sunday, July 26, 2015
9:20 to 10:10 am
Von Holt Room

R. Leotele Togafau
Executive Director/Lead Organizer
FACE Hawai’i

Faith Action for Community Equity (, is a diverse, grassroots, faith-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Hawaii. FACE was founded in 1996, then in 2008, became a statewide organization when our Maui chapter was founded.

FACE exists to allow its members to live out our common, faith-based values by engaging in actions that challenge the systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice. We balance social, economic and community activity with a deep spiritual commitment. Our spiritual “centeredness” empowers us to return hope and love to the public arena.

Cathedral Life – July 23, 2015

“Pa`akai a Malamalama”
(Salt and Light)
Reflections From the Dean

Aloha Mai Kakou,

Dean Brownridge Photo - January 2015It is SO GOOD to be back after just over 3 weeks away from home, family, and the Ohana of The Cathedral of St. Andrew. I have been back a week and much as happened as Cathedral life moves on, and today we had the joy of witnessing the marriage of Susan Sowers and Donna Van Winkle.

My time away was alternately busy, contemplative, and refreshing. It also gave me time to reflect on ministry and mission as an Episcopal Cathedral. Part of my reflection has been inspired by the words of our Presiding Bishop-elect the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry. In Salt Lake City, Bishop Curry calls us to be focused on mission as expressed in three key areas of ministry: (1) making disciples; (2) offering ourselves in service to all in need; and (3) giving prophetic witness to re-orient society to the dream of God for justice, peace, and reconciliation.

These three areas are shaped by our Five Marks of Missions and in the future weeks, I intend to amplify on what this might mean for us in community. However, this Sunday at our Faith Forum we shall hear from the new Executive Director of Faith Action for Community Equity (F.A.C.E.) Ms. R. Leotele Togafau about how faith-based organizing movements are essential to building more just communities in the world.

Mahalo Nui Loa

Also in this week’s issue of Cathedral Life:

– Curious about the General Convention?  Join Bishop Bob on Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 9:20 to 10:10 am in the Von Holt Room
– Different Ways to Donate to School Supplies for Kalihi Waena
– Join Daughters of the King for Another Dibley Romp!  Sunday, August 2, 2015, Noon to 2:00 pm (RSVP required)
– Welcome to Sylvia Pope-Young, Administrative Assistant for Calendar Management
– Calling All Children/Youth for the Inaugural Prince Albert Commemorative Sunday, August 23, 2015
– Education for Ministry “EfM” – Information Session – Sunday, August 30, 2015, 9:20 am in the Von Holt Room
– Summer Weekly Worship Schedule
– Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
– Prayer Request
– Room Reservation Requests at The Cathedral
– Clergy, Staff, and Chapter

Cathedral Life – July 16, 2015

Curious About the General Convention?
Join Us on Sunday, July 19, and Sunday, August 2, 2015
9:20 to 10:10 am – Von Holt Room

General Convention LogoCome join us at the Faith Forum, this Sunday, July 19 (Dean Walter), and August 2(Bishop Bob), as our Dean and Bishop speak about their experiences at General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake. Each will offer comments on the significance of what was decided and offer us insight from their “seat,” in either the House of Deputies or from the House of Bishops.

Also note that Bishop Bob’s annual visitation with the Cathedral is Sunday, August 2nd. He will celebrate at all three services. At the 10:30 am service, the Bishop will name the Reverend Daniel Benedict as Honorary Ecumenical Canon of The Cathedral of St. Andrew in honor Dan’s ministry to the Cathedral as well as to the United Methodist Church and the Order of St. Luke.

Read the full issue of Cathedral Life here.

Cathedral Life – July 9, 2015

General Convention wrap-up: Historic actions, structural changes

 First black presiding bishop, marriage equality approved, church governance revamped
By ENS staff | July 7, 2015

General Convention LogoThis is an abbreviated version of an Episcopal News Service article, but for more details go to

[Episcopal News Service] The 78th General Convention, in a series of historic moments, elected the first African-American presiding bishop; approved marriage equality for all Episcopalians; adopted a budget that emphasizes racial reconciliation and evangelism; endorsed the study of fossil fuel divestment; opposed divestment in Israel, Palestine; and made some significant changes to the church’s governance.

To read the full issue of this week’s Cathedral Life, click here.

July is School Supplies Collection Month!

July’s Collection of School Supplies for the Children of Kalihi Waena

The children who attend Kalihi Waena are an ethnically diverse set of students. Here are the demographic statistics according to the DOE’s web site (

52.6% Filipino
17.2% Micronesian
14.6% Samoan
9.2% Native Hawaiian
2.0% Tongan

School SuppliesThat totals nearly 96% of the school population, with a scattering of students representing other ethnic groups with low percentages rounding out the student body. None of the Kalihi Waena students are in the more established ethnic groups in Hawaiʿi such as Japanese and Caucasian. Slightly more than one quarter of the student body (25.6%) is made up of “students with limited English proficiency” which indicates they and their families are probably recent immigrants.

Far more critical than ethnicity is the statistic that 81.6% of students are eligible for “free or reduced-cost lunch.” For educators, that is the most significant statistic because it reveals their families are hard-pressed financially. Families that qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch are under such financial pressure they have trouble meeting the rent, electricity, and cost of food demands each month. In those households, the educational needs of children take a backseat to the daily necessities. That is why educators consider the eligibility for the free and reduced-cost lunch as an indicator that a child (or a whole school) is at risk educationally.

The parents of the students at Kalihi Waena do not have the financial capacity to provide their children with the school supplies on the list. That is why the Cathedral assists the school each year by providing the needed supplies so the students can start the new school year with the tools they need to succeed academically.

Please join the Outreach Committee in gathering enough school supplies during July to enable the Kalihi Waena students to succeed in school year 2015-2016.

– Ann D. Hansen, Retired Student Services Coordinator, Kalihi Waena School

Cathedral Life – July 2, 2015

JesuGreatWestWindow-crop-webIn this week’s issue of Cathedral Life:

  • Safeguarding God’s Children – Annual Renewal Requirement
  • Colla Voce Presents Na Wahipana:  Sacared Places, Sunday, July 5, 2:00 pm
  • Daugthers of the King – Plan Even More Fun!, Sunday, August 2, noon to 2:00 pm
  • Summer Time and the Living Is Easy — But don’t forget to keep current with your pledges!
  • Education for Ministry – Information Session for the 2015/2016 Class, Sunday, August 30, 9:30 pm
  • Weekly Worship Schedule
  • Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
  • Prayer Request
  • Clergy, Staff, and Chapter

To read this week’s issue, please click here.

The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry – Presiding Bishop-elect

Please pray for our Presiding Bishop-elect.

Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry
The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
(born in Chicago, Illinois on March 13, 1953), Bishop of North Carolina and the first African American bishop to lead a southern diocese of The Episcopal Church, today was elected by the House of Bishops (the House of Deputies concurring) on the first ballot to serve a nine-year term as Presiding Bishop.

Cathedral Life – June 25, 2015

Our Prayers for the 78th General Convention

As you know, the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah this week through Friday, July 3. They will be discussing important issues that deal with our common life together. They invite our daily prayers.

Let’s commit ourselves to pray for all in attendance, including Dean Walter and Bishop Bob, as they gather in the councils of the broader church. Pray in your own way of daily conversation with the Lord, knowing that our representatives earnestly desire the Holy Spirit’s guidance and lean heavy on God’s faithfulness.

Your Sister in Christ,

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