THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

                                                                Fourth Sunday in Advent


                                                        

*INTERIM MINISTER REV. LARRY WALTER

*Choir practice at 9:15 am



Seeking the Star ~ Longing for Peace

On the final Sunday of Advent, we light the Candle of Peace as we turn our thoughts to how the Prince of Peace brings fulfillment to the ancient prophecies.  We embrace the Hope, Love and Joy that are God’s gifts to the world.  Kathy Antonio will be our Lay Reader and Debbie Walter will share a favorite story with the keiki.  Monitor Team Five will assist in worship and fellowship time.  The children will also open six more pieces of the Advent Puzzle. 


The choir practices and will sing “O Little Town of Bethlehem” accompanied by Nani on ukulele.

A special Christmas Luncheon celebrating the Birth of Christ is planned by the Women’s Fellowship.

Christmas Caroling at about 2:00 to visit our church ohana in care homes.  Nancy Bradwell is coordinating.



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTERIM MINISTER REV. LARRY WALTER is providing Pastor Care in addition to being with us each Sunday.  He can be reached at 530-519-2483 or by email at lewalterhilo@gmail.com and has “in the office” time as well.  Rev. Walter’s Parish Visitation Program is ongoing, and he is contacting members and friends of the church, hoping to set a date for a visit.  

 

The ADVENT TREE is here!  Monetary or gift donations to benefit families served by the Neighborhood Place of Puna are welcome during the first three Sundays in December. A list of requested items, such as children’s gifts and hygiene products, is available in the back of the chapel. See Sarah or Kiki for information.

PLEASE KOKUA: The Hilo Coast UCC Work Day crew works twice a month to keep our church campus beautiful! You can lend a hand by saving your KTA cash register receipts from November 28 to December 25. The tapes will be collected and redeemed for items used for work day lunches and snacks throughout the year. Leave your receipts in the calabash located in the chapel foyer or give them to Jennifer Whetstone or Eugene Sunakoda. Thank you for supporting our hard-working Work Day crew!!!


The WORSHIP PARTICIPATION SIGN-UP sheet for the first six months of 2019 is now on the table by the entry door of the chapel.  Please take a moment to add your name to the list!  Thank you!

FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

Food is collected and distributed at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Papaikou every 3rd and 4th Thursday. There will be an additional distribution this month because there are three Thursdays in November. Food can be brought on any Sunday and left in the chapel foyer.


UPCOMING DECEMBER EVENTS


Tuesday, December 18
3rd Tuesday Work Day

Wednesday, December 19
Midweek Bible Study – 4:00 pm


Thursday, December 20
Celebration of Life for Masa Sunahara
Dodo Mortuary – 2:30 pm visitation – 4:00 pm service 


Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion – 6:00 pm

     “Seeking the Star ~ Discovering the Christ”

     A Celebration in Traditional Carols and Readings

 

     IN OUR 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.

Domestic Abuse
Help Line ~ 959-8804


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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

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