THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
      River Sunday


* Choir Practice at 9:15 am
* Church Council meets after worship



On River Sunday, Pastor Linda continues the Season of Creation with a message entitled, “Don’t Push the River”. John Suderman serves as Lay Leader and Gary Hoff takes his turn as the Keiki Storyteller. Members of Monitor Team Three serve as ushers during the offering. Following the keiki message, children are invited to remain in church or play quietly in Fellowship Hall with a member of their family. 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chancel Renovation in September
The chancel dais and steps leading up to it, have been re-laid with very beautiful mango wood flooring. Our chancel renovation is a gift given in loving memory and celebration of Theresa English.

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. We will receive the NIN offering on October 1 as part of our World Communion Sunday and Offering of Many Breads observance. Special envelopes will be available; Make checks to Hilo Coast UCC; mark on the memo line: NIN Offering. Mahalo!

Let us help you complete an Advance Health Care Directive that documents your end-of-life wishes. It’s free and doesn’t require an attorney!

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 10 am to 11:30
Follow-Up Session: Saturday, October 28th from 10 am to 11:30
At Hilo Coast UCC Fellowship Hall
RSVP: Kiki Rycraft – 895-4165 (mobile)
                                  

SEPTEMBER CHURCH CALENDAR

Tuesday, September 26
Interfaith Communities in Action meets at 7 pm at Community of Christ, Hilo: Our Topic is Climate Change with Professor Stephen Colbert

Thursday, September 28
Food Distribution at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Papaikou


OCTOBER CHURCH CALENDAR


Sunday, October 1                                                                                                               World Communion Sunday

* NO Choir Practice                                                                                                                    * Special Music by Lee Ramirez                                                                                                * Offering of Many Breads by Monitor Teams                                                                            * Neighbors in Need Offering received                                                                                       * Recognition of October Anniversaries and Birthdays                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Tuesday, October 3

First Tuesday, all-church work day beginning around 8 am; Yard work for all ages and abilities; Lunch will be served!

Wednesday, October 4

Interfaith Summit to End Family Homelessness  

                                         8:30 am – 2:30 pm at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium                                Sponsored by I.C.I.A.  (Interfaith Communities in Action)  

            Summit attendees will receive valuable information on the state of family homelessness, opportunities to provide support and connection to a network of resources available.  It’s Free!  See Pastor Linda for registration information.

Thursday, October 5

East Hawaii Outdoor Circle meets at 7 pm at Fellowship Hall

Saturday, October 7

                                           Hawaii Island Association UCC Fall Mokupuni                                                   10 am – 2 pm at Hokuloa UCC, Puako  

                Saturday, October 7 at 6pm

Movie Night at Hilo Coast UCC          See Holly White for more information

Sunday, October 8                                                                                                               Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                               

* Choir Practice at 9:15 am                                                                                                          Tuesday, October 10

ICIA Steering Committee meets at 5:30 pm, Community of Christ, Hilo

Wednesday, October 11

HIA Church and Ministry Committee meets from 12 noon to 3 pm at Haili Church, Hilo

       Saturday, October 14  

                                            Advance Health Care Directive Workshop                                                  10 am to 11:30

    RSVP: Kiki Rycraft, 895-4165 (mobile)

Sunday, October 15 
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

* Choir Practice at 9:15 am

Tuesday, October 17

Third Tuesday, all-church work day beginning around 8 am; Yard work for all ages and abilities

Wednesday, October 18

Honomu Village Association meets in Fellowship Hall for its monthly meeting; beginning with a pot-luck at 6 pm; meeting begins at 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 19

Food Distribution at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Papaikou

Saturday, October 21

Pastor Linda attends Clergy Boundary Training on Maui

Sunday, October 22                                                                                                               Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

* Choir Practice at 9:15 am                                                                                                         * Final Briefing with Amy Aoyagi for Sokabe Mission Trip following worship

Tuesday, October 24

Interfaith Communities in Action (ICIA) meets at 7 pm at the Hilo Hongwanji

Thursday, October 26

Hilo Coast USS Missions Team cooks and serves an evening meal for the homeless.  See Sarah Shiraki for more information.

Thursday, October 26

Food Distribution at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Papaikou

Saturday, October 28

                                       Advance Health Care Directive Follow Up Session                                         10 am to 11:30    
    RSVP: Kiki Rycraft, 895-4165 (mobile)

Sunday, October 29                                                                                                                   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

* Choir Practice at 9:15 am



WIDER CHURCH

Video Highlights UCC Hurricane Response
Watch a video detailing the response of UCC Disaster Ministries to Hurricane Harvey and the long-term recovery work being planned. Similar efforts are underway for Hurricane Irma recovery in Florida. http://www.ucc.org/news_love_them_back_to_life_09182017?utm_campaign=kyp_sep19_17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist

UCC Speaks out on Charlottesville
A national officer of the United Church of Christ — in Charlottesville alongside a faith contingent offering an alternative message to the hate-filled rhetoric of white nationalists — is issuing a call for people of faith to confront white supremacy, to hoist a nation out of its "moral and political crisis."  http://www.ucc.org/news_rev_traci_blackmon_calling_for_action_against_white_supremacy_08182017

Sustaining Creation: A Faith Journey for Small Groups is a free video curriculum designed to help Christians follow God’s call to live sustainably. It includes discussion questions, reflections, interviews with creation justice leaders and tips for sustainable living. Request a DVD of the curriculum by emailing terrenceggallagher@hotmail.com or go to this link:http://www.ucc.org/pollinator_sustaining_creation?utm_campaign=poll_07_29_17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist

Refugee Journey: Syria
Global Ministries has produced Refugee Journey: Syria, an educational resource for youth and adults to build a deeper understanding of the ongoing refugee crisis. This simulation allows you to experience what a Syrian refugee might experience when fleeing violence in Syria and looking for a peaceful place to call home. To download the free resource, go to: http://www.globalministries.org/refugee_journey

UCC Video Addresses Religious Bigotry
Trading Places” is a video produced by the UCC promoting interfaith understanding by depicting faith leaders experiencing the power of walking in one another’s shoes and houses of worship. Further information, including study guides, FAQs and more, can be found at http://tradingplacesucc.org

COMMUNITY

Department of Health Crisis Line
The State Department of Health has expanded the former suicide prevention and counseling line into a 24-hour Crisis Line dedicated to helping and supporting individuals who are facing personal crises. Big Island residents may call toll free at 1-800-753-6879.

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Hawai'i Island Adult Care
34 Rainbow Drive, 
Hilo, Hawai'i 96720
Phone: (808) 961-3747 

Hawai'i County Adult Daycare Satellite Facility  

meets at Hilo Coast UCC in Honomu  

Wednesday and Friday 8 am to 4 pm. Schedule varies. 

For more information call: 963-6362



E-Mail: hiac@hawaiiislandadultcare.org




HONOMU COMMUNITY

  4th Step Al Anon Group
Sunday evenings from 5:30-7 pm
Hilo Coast UCC Fellowship Hall
This is an Open Meeting
Call Annie or Glenn at 345-3423 if you have questions.


AA Open Meeting
Monday evenings from 7-8 pm
Hilo Coast UCC Fellowship Hall
24/7 phone line: 961-6133

Overeaters Anonymous

  Thursday afternoons from 3-4 pm
Fellowship Hall