West District Training Conference

Saturday, February 2, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Holman UMC.

Join us for a day of worship, workshops and fellowship! Select two workshops from 17 choices! Lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to register today!

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Japanese Film Night

Friday, January 25, 7:30 PM.

This month’s film is “The Eternal Zero”/”Eien no Zero” directed by Takashi Yamazaki in 2015.  This story of a youth searching for the truth about his kamikaze pilot grandfather won best film, best director for Takashi Yamazaki, best actor forJunichi Okada as the pilot and four technical awards at the Japan Academy Prize (Awards).

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Trekker Retreat

Be an Incredible Christian

January 20-21, 2019.

Have you ever wondered if you have super powers that can make a difference in the world?  Have you considered how you might serve others?  Have you pondered if God has a plan for you?

Students in Grades 3 to 8 are invited to the 2019 Trekker Retreat to make friends, have fun, learn cool things, and answer these important questions for yourself!

The Retreat begins Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 PM in the Learning Center and ends on Monday, January 21 at 11:30 AM.

Led by Ms. Sharon Kinoshita Gill, Mr. Lenny Gill, Mr. Mike Dote, and Rev. Janet Cromwell.

Pre-Registration Required:
Submit your 2019 Retreat Registration Form and 2018-2019 Church Program Med & Release, and $30 by January 6, 2019 to Rev. Janet Cromwell.

What to Bring:
Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, washcloth, toothbrush, Bible, pajamas, change of clothes, socks for bowling, sweatshirt or jacket, and medications.  If possible, bring a box of granola bars, small packages of chips or cookies, or individually-wrapped candy for our Mission Project.  Please do not bring valuable items to the Retreat.

2019 Trekker Retreat Flyer.

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Bible 101

Thursday, January 17, 7:00 PM.
This class is ideal for people who want to learn more about their Bibles, where to find passages, how to use the “helps” contained in most Bibles, and which English translation makes reading scripture fun and exciting. Bring your Bible and learn more about it!  We meet in the Learning Center.

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Ohana: Families with Young Children

Saturday, January 12, 10:00 AM.

Parents of young children (birth-Grade 2) enjoy conversations on parenting while kids play, have a lesson, and make art projects.  January’s program focuses on various ways to pray. Ohana concludes with a potluck lunch for everyone. For more information, contact Jane Shimotsu or Rev. Janet Cromwell.

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Cafe Aloha Senior Lunch

Saturday, January 5, 11:00 AM.

Seniors 70+ are invited to a program and simple Japanese lunch in the Social Hall.  Led by Rev. Becky Hirata.

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Celebrate the New Year

Sunday, January 6, 10:30 AM.
One worship service in English and Japanese will be held on January 6 to give God thanks for a new year of life and possibilities! All are welcome. As part of our church tradition, communion will be served with mochi!

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All Church Potluck Lunch

Sunday, January 6, 11:45 AM.
Celebrate the new year with lunch and fellowship after the 10:30 Worship Service. All are welcome. If possible, bring something to share; an entree, side dish, salad, fruit, or dessert are wonderful additions to this potluck lunch.

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Worship this Week

Sunday, December 30, 2018.

Christ is born! Worship in English at 9:30 AM or in Japanese at 11:00 AM. Come, sing hymns, and celebrate this glorious season.  All are welcome.

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Christmas Eve Worship

Monday, December 24, 7:30 PM.

Come, pause, and celebrate the birth of Christ at this inspiring Christmas Eve Worship Service. All are welcome to hear the Christmas story retold through scripture, hymns, and choral music. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.

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