QUIET MORNINGS AT CHRIST MEMORIAL
A Quiet Morning at Christ Memorial is a mini-spiritual retreat. Our 3-hour silent retreats begin 9:00 AM, with a Taize-style prayer service, followed by an instruction and practice, and we end with a healthy lunch. There is time built into the morning for meditation, journaling or labyrinth walks.
- Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Introduction to Soul Collage with Maggie Lea, licensed Educational & Clinical Psychologist, artist and SoulCollage® practitioner will share how Soul Collage has assisted her in the journey of self-discovery.
- Saturday, November 30, 2019 - My Soul Cries Out! Pastor Gae leads whis retreat as we begin the Season of Advent. Advent is a time to hope, dream, imagine and expect new beginnings within ourselves and our world.
LET'S PLAY MINI GOLF!
Join fellow Christ Memorial parishioners for some fun every last Sunday of the month at the Anaina Hou Mini Golf & Gardens! We play 18 holes of fun mini golf surrounded by a Hawaiian Botanical Garden. Journey through the history of Hawai'i and its tropical flora, while water hazards, pipe shots and other obstacles make for a fun and challenging game for all ages. Mini golf is free with a Hawaiian ID on Sundays.
8:00 am Traditional Service
9:30 am Contemporary Service
4:00 pm Centering Prayer:
(1st & 3rd Sundays)
Our Sanctuary is open for prayer:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information, visit our Worship page HERE where you will also find descriptions of the church seasons.
Including information on Centering Prayer, Bible Study, and our Men's Fellowship Group
SERVE & SHARE
Shared Blessings Thrift Shop
NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS!
Hours to donate, shop & volunteer:
Tuesday 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
For more information on ways to serve the church and our island, visit the Volunteer page HERE.
The Bishop's Reflection on Gilroy, El Paso & Dayton
[August 9, 2019] I have been loath to share anything after the terrorist attacks in Gilroy and El Paso, and the shooting in Dayton. I have had to write or say something too often as Bishop about such things. I was mired in the helplessness of the Teacher in Ecclesiastes (1:2, 13-15 from the CEB translation): “Perfectly pointless, says the Teacher, perfectly pointless. Everything is pointless…. I applied my mind to investigate and to explore by wisdom all that happens under heaven. It’s an unhappy obsession that God has given to human beings. When I observed all that happens under the sun, I realized that everything is pointless, a chasing after wind. What’s crooked can’t be straightened; what isn’t there can’t be counted.”
Frankly, we were again faced with a culture of violence and dehumanization that has become "normalized” in the United States and that has no place in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I suggest that this is part of the societal and cultural mental illness of the United States: Racism (with its related divisions and fear) and the inclination to violence (exemplified by our gun culture). I certainly believe it has been fed by the rhetoric of hate, division and violence coming by tweet and rally speeches from the current President, but he is a symptom of deeper societal illness and not himself the disease or singular cause. Harkening to a mythical "pure" past and creating fear of the other feeds our worst instincts and suppresses the better angels of our nature. Access to guns of unneeded and previously unimaginable fire power arms the worst in our midst — or creates fanciful scenarios that are now all too real.
Yes, it is the guns and the individuals; it is the rhetoric of the President, and the culture of fear and division; it is racism and white fragility; it is the school to prison pipeline and a for profit prison system; it is our failure as a society to deal with mental health and effective public education; it is violent movies and video games, and a culture of consumerism that delights and profits mightily in such “entertainment”; it is hyper-individualism and the loss of community; it is US, we — the people — are the problem. It is human sin.
Morning Coffee Inspirations from Pastor Gae
Get your dose of weekly inspiration from Pastor Gae. Her thoughts and reflections are shared through this feature on the E-News. Click HERE to view issues of the weekly E-news... and don't forget the coffee!
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