Palm Sunday and Sokabe Sunday

* Rev. Larry Walter, Interim Minister

* Palm Crosses with palm leaves and instructions provided
* Japanese Lunch hosted by Women's Fellowship


Saturday, March 24
Memorial Service for Charlene Unoki 

Sokabe Chapel

Visitation: 9:30 am Service: 11:00 am

Something new! A Large Print copy of the Worship Bulletin will be available this Sunday. If the regular Worship Bulletin is difficult to read this might be just what you want!

Rev. Larry Walter is providing Pastor Care in addition to being with us each Sunday in the weeks to come. He can be reached at 530.519.2483 or by email at and will be scheduling time “in the office” as well.
Please speak with him if you would like to schedule an appointment or a home visit.



Lenten Bible Study

Lenten Bible Study Wednesdays in March, 7, 14, 21, 28, will be our time for Bible Study.  Rev. Walter will lead a discussion on The People of the Holy Week Story.”  The group will  gather in Fellowship Hall at 5:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome!



Tuesday, March 20
Third Tuesday all-church workday beginning around 8:00 am. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 21, Lenten Adult Study
We will meet at 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to join in the discussion.
This week's topic: Jesus, the Teacher

Wednesday, March 28, Lenten Adult Study
We will meet at 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to join in the discussion.

2018 Holy Week

Thursday, March 29
Maundy Thursday Service
Rev. Larry Walter, Interim Minister
Worship, Communion, and Tenebrae beginning at 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 31
Easter Egg Dyeing

4:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Eggs, dye, and decorations will be provided

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunrise Service

Botanical Gardens Umauma
Rev. Larry Walter, Interim Minister
Service begins at 6:00 am

Sunday, April 1
Easter Worship at 10:00 am

Rev. Larry Walter, Interim Minister
Easter Egg Hunt following worship
Easter Luncheon hosted by Women's Fellowship


 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
UCC video info.


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



  4th Step Al Anon Group
Sunday evenings from 5:30-7 pm
Hilo Coast UCC Fellowship Hall
This is an Open Meeting

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