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HKC COVID-19 Update (23 May 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana!

We hope this email finds you well.  By now, you’ve probably heard that churches can once again start meeting together. Praise the Lord!  We are thankful to the Lord for His mercy and grace and are excited to announce that Hawaii Kai Church will resume Sunday morning services on June 7, 2020..  This will allow the church time to test new seating arrangements within the sanctuary as well as other practices and procedures to maintain social distancing and cleanliness. Due to reduced seating capacity, more services will be required. We will also implement a scheduling and RSVP system to prevent overcrowding.  Many details still need to be worked out, but we are overjoyed and excited to reopen the church as soon as possible. We ask for your patience, understanding and grace as we navigate these new and uncertain times together. We will contact you with more information in the coming week.

In the meantime, please continue to worship with us on Sunday mornings via our website, www.hawaiikaichurch.org.  The Worship service is available anytime after 8:45 am.  Sermon discussion questions are also provided.  We strongly encourage you to take the time to reflect on these questions and discuss them with your loved ones, after the sermon while it is still fresh in your mind.

As always, worship through giving can be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail or drop your offering to the church.   

We want you to know that the elders & staff continue to pray regularly for you and the needs of the church.  If you have any prayer requests, please click on the Prayer Requests link on our website, or click here.  If you need any assistance with shopping or obtaining masks, please call the church office or email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org.  During this time we also encourage you to reach out to a few people each week within our Hawaii Kai Church family to see how they are doing and pray with one another!

Finally, last but by no means least, we know that many graduation ceremonies won’t be the same this year, but there are graduates nonetheless!  We’d like to recognize all our 2020 high school and college graduate students.  If you or your child are graduating, please email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org with the following information:  name, school, degree obtained, special honors, future plans, and a photo.

We love and miss you all!
Hawaii Kai Church staff

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HKC COVID-19 Update (15 May 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana!

As you have probably heard, Hawaii’s government has extended its stay-at-home order until June 30.  Although saddened by this latest announcement, we must continue to walk by faith and trust in the Lord.  As the Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4, 

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

During this time of quarantine, we encourage you to study, contemplate, and meditate on the Word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to renew your spirit day by day to the end that our faith will be strengthened, our hope made more secure, and our love for the Lord deepened. 

To that end, we invite you to visit HKC’s recommended resources page to find solid biblical resources that can help you and your family grow in your walk with the Lord.  In spite of the current challenges, let’s make the most of this time of quarantine to strengthen our faith, hope and love.

And, although we still can’t meet in person, please continue to worship with us on Sunday mornings via our website, www.hawaiikaichurch.org.  The Worship service is available anytime after 8:45 am.  Sermon discussion questions are also provided.  We strongly encourage you to take the time to reflect on these questions and discuss them with your loved ones, after the sermon while it is still fresh in your mind.

As always, worship through giving can be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail or drop your offering to the church.   

We want you to know that the elders & staff continue to pray regularly for you and the needs of the church.  If you have any prayer requests, please click on the Prayer Requests link on our website, or click here.  If you need any assistance with shopping or obtaining masks, please call the church office or email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org.  During this time we also encourage you to reach out to a few people each week within our Hawaii Kai Church family to see how they are doing and pray with one another!

Finally, last but by no means least, we know that many graduation ceremonies won’t be the same this year, but there are graduates nonetheless!  We’d like to recognize all our 2020 high school and college graduate students.  If you or your child are graduating, please email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org with the following information:  name, school, degree obtained, special honors, future plans, and a photo.

We love and miss you all!
Hawaii Kai Church staff

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HKC COVID-19 Update (8 May 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana!

We’d like to wish all our moms a very Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday.  We invite you to visit our Recommended Resources page to access materials that we hope will encourage you and build you up in your faith as well as a special Mother’s Day message!

We invite you to continue to worship with us this coming Sunday morning via our website, www.hawaiikaichurch.org.  The Worship service is available anytime after 8:45 am.  Sermon discussion questions will also be provided.  We encourage you to take the time to reflect on these questions, and discuss them with your loved ones, as you are able.

We know that many graduation ceremonies won’t be the same this year, but they are graduates nonetheless!  We’d like to recognize all our 2020 high school and college graduate students.  If you or your child are graduating, please email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org with the following information:  name, school, and degree obtained.  

Unfortunately, the current COVID-19 situation has forced us to cancel the Youth Garage Sale as well as Youth Summer Camp.  Please feel free to donate your household items to another non-profit organization or keep them until next year if you are able.

Worship through giving can be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail or drop your offering to the church.   

We want you to know that the elders & staff continue to pray regularly for you and the needs of the church.  If you have any prayer requests, please click on the Prayer Requests section on our website, or click here.  During this time we also encourage you to reach out to a few people each week within our Hawaii Kai Church family to see how they are doing and pray with one another!

We love and miss you all!
Hawaii Kai Church staff

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HKC COVID-19 Update (1 May 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana!

We hope and pray that this email finds you well.  We miss you all very much.   As we continue to be unable to meet in person, we invite you to worship with us on Sunday mornings via our website, www.hawaiikaichurch.org.  The Worship service is available anytime after 8:45 am.  Sermon discussion questions will also be provided.  We encourage you to take the time to reflect on these questions, and discuss them with your loved ones, as you are able.

We also want to let our kupuna, or anyone who may have any needs, to please not hesitate to call the church office at 395-9494 or email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org.  We have volunteers ready to help those most vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus.  This can include shopping and delivery of food and necessities, obtaining masks, or other needed supplies.

We want you to know that the elders & staff continue to pray regularly for you and the needs of the church.  If you have any prayer requests, please click on the Prayer Requests section on our website, or click here.  During this time we also encourage you to reach out to a few people each week within our Hawaii Kai Church family to see how they are doing and pray with one another!

Worship through giving can be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail or drop your offering to the church.   

We also want to encourage you to make use of your time at home to edify and feed your soul with trusted online resources. Visit our Recommended Resources page to access materials that we hope will encourage you and build you up in your faith.  Please also continue to visit our website regularly to access our Music Ministry section, where we introduce new songs.   

Finally, if you are not currently involved in a small group, we would encourage you to get plugged in!  Most of our small groups continue to meet via Zoom during this time. This is a great way to continue to have “face to face” communication and grow deeper in God’s Word while also enjoying fellowship and prayer with one another.  For more information, please contact Danielle Cunha at dcunha@hawaiikaichurch.org.

We love and miss you all!
Hawaii Kai Church staff

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HKC COVID-19 Update (24 April 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana!

We hope and pray that this email finds you well.  We miss you all very much.   As we continue to be unable to meet in person, we invite you to worship with us on Sunday mornings via our website, www.hawaiikaichurch.org.  The Worship service is available anytime after 8:45 am.  Sermon discussion questions will also be provided.  We encourage you to take the time to reflect on these questions, and discuss them with your loved ones, as you are able.

We want you to know that the elders & staff continue to pray regularly for you and the needs of the church.  If you have any prayer requests, please click on the Prayer Requests section on our website, or click here.

We also want to let our kupuna or anyone who may have any needs to please not hesitate to call the church office at 395-9494 or email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org.  We have volunteers ready to help those most vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus.  This can include shopping and delivery of food & necessities.

Worship through giving can be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail or drop your offering to the church. 

Our Annie Armstrong Easter offering continues through April, to help fund Southern Baptist missionary ventures throughout North America. Our current Annie Armstrong offering total is $575.  If you would like to give to this offering, please make your check out to Hawaii Kai Church, and write “Annie Armstrong” in the memo.

Please continue to visit our website regularly to access our Music Ministry section, where we introduce new songs.   We hope you’ve been able to enjoy this. In addition, we also want to encourage you to make use of your time at home to edify and feed your soul with “solid food”, from trusted online resources.  Please click here to access our recommended resources and materials that we hope will encourage you and build you up in your faith.  

We are so thankful that during this time, the church remains healthy.  Many of our ministries continue to meet throughout the week:

  1. Children’s ministry will continue to host two Sunday morning Zoom meetings for children - a time for Bible Study and prayer to minister to your keiki.
    -10:00 am to 10:30 am, children ages 2 to kindergarten 
    -10:45 am to 11:15 am, children grades 1st grade to 6th grade
    If you have any questions, please contact Darci Steiner at dsteiner@hawaiikaichurch.org.

  1. Our Small Groups have started meeting remotely via Zoom.  If you are not currently in a small group but would like to join one, please contact Danielle Cunha at dcunha@hawaiikaichurch.org for more information. 

  1. Youth Sunday School is being held at 10:15 am on Zoom, and Wednesday Night Youth Group (Crossroads) is being held at 7:00 pm on Zoom.  Please contact Pastor Amel at adominguez@hawaiikaichurch.org for more information.

  1. Preteens Ministry is meeting on Wednesday nights from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm via Zoom. If you have a child in grades 4 to 6 and would like them to be a part of this time, please contact Darci Steiner at dsteiner@hawaiikaichurch.org

  1. A Prayer Group has been set as part of a Covid-19 prayer campaign. To sign up to be a part of the prayer team, please click here.

We love you and are praying for you!  
Hawaii Kai Church Staff

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HKC COVID-19 Update (17 April 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana!

We hope and pray that this email finds you well!  As we move into our sixth week of being unable to meet, we want you to know that the elders & staff continue to pray regularly for you and the needs of the church.  Please submit your prayer requests via the church website.  We have also set up a prayer team as part of a COVID-19 prayer campaign. To sign up to be a part of the prayer team, please click here.

Last week we mentioned that during this time of quarantine we would be introducing new songs to the Hawaii Kai Church repertoire. We hope you’ve been able to enjoy this. In addition to learning new songs, we also want to encourage you to make use of your time at home to edify and feed your soul with “solid food”, from trusted online resources.  Please click here to access our recommended resources and materials that we hope will encourage you and build you up in your faith.  We will update the list of resources weekly!

We also want to let our kupuna, or anyone who may have any needs to please not hesitate to call the church office at 395-9494 or email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org.  We have volunteers ready to help those most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.  This can include shopping and delivery of food & necessities.

Worship through giving can be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail your offering to the church.  Our Annie Armstrong Easter offering continues through April, to help fund Southern Baptist missionary ventures throughout North America. To learn more about Annie Armstrong, please click here.  If you would like to give to this offering, please make your check out to Hawaii Kai Church, and write “Annie Armstrong” in the memo.

Children’s ministry will continue to host two Sunday morning Zoom meetings for children - a time for Bible Study and prayer to minister to your keiki.
     -10:00 am to 10:30 am, children ages 2 to kindergarten 
     -10:45 am to 11:15 am, children grades 1st grade to 6th grade
If you have any questions, please contact Darci Steiner at dsteiner@hawaiikaichurch.org.

Our small group ministries have started meeting remotely via Zoom.  If you are not currently in a small group but would like to join one, please contact Danielle Cunha at dcunha@hawaiikaichurch.org for more information. 

We love you and are praying for you!  

Blessings to you all, 
The staff of Hawaii Kai Church

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HKC COVID-19 Update (10 April 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana!

We hope this message finds you well as we celebrate Good Friday.  Normally at this time some of us would be hiking up the Makapu’u Lighthouse trail on our annual Good Friday hike.  In the evening, we would be preparing to attend Good Friday service. Although we’re unable to meet this year due to the current pandemic, please be sure to watch the online Good Friday devotional now available on the HKC website

Sunday is Easter!  Our Easter service will be recorded and made available on the HKC website on Sunday morning, April 12, by 8:45 a.m. Sermon discussion questions will also be provided.  We encourage you to reflect on the glory of our risen Savior and Lord Jesus Christ as you go through these questions, and discuss them with loved ones, as you are able.

As mentioned last week, the children’s ministry will host two Sunday morning Zoom meetings for children - a time for Bible Study and prayer to minister to your keiki.
   - 10:00 am to 10:30 am, children ages 2 to kindergarten
   - 10:45 am to 11:15 am, children grades 1st grade to 6th grade

Parents, if you have any questions or have not received an invitation to these meetings, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Darci Steiner at dsteiner@hawaiikaichurch.org.

Worship through giving can still be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail your offering to the church.  In addition, Easter marks the beginning of our Annie Armstrong Easter offering to help fund Southern Baptist missionary ventures throughout North America.  To learn more about Annie Armstrong and why the Easter offering is so important, please click here.  If you would like to give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, please bring or mail your check in to the church.  Please make your check out to Hawaii Kai Church, but write “Annie Armstrong” in the memo.

During this time, we'd like to introduce some new songs to the Hawaii Kai Church repertoire. This is an opportunity for our church to learn these new songs at home so that when we come together again, they will be more familiar. You can access a video of "Christ Our Hope in Life and Death" by clicking here

In case you were wondering, our Baptism Celebration and biannual Member Meeting, originally scheduled for March 29 and April 5 respectively, have been postponed until further notice. 

Our small group ministries have started meeting remotely via Zoom.  If you are not currently in a small group, now would be a great time to join one!  Please contact Danielle Cunha at dcunha@hawaiikaichurch.org for more information. 

As you probably know, the Hawaii Kai Church Early Learning Center has been following the Department of Education’s plans to remain closed to students at least through April 30.  Recent updates from the DOE indicate that this closure may be extended. During this time, the teachers have been reaching out to the children via online meetings and are emailing weekly lesson plans to help encourage them and support the families. Please keep the children, their families, and the ELC teachers in your prayers during this difficult time. 

As we’ve been mentioning over the past few weeks, if you have any needs, especially our kupuna, please do not hesitate to call the church office at 395-9494 or email us at info@hawaiikaichurch.org.  We have volunteers ready to help those most vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus.  

The elders & staff continue to pray regularly for the needs of the church.  Please feel free to submit your prayer requests via the church website.  We have also set up a prayer team as part of a Covid-19 prayer campaign. To sign up to be a part of the prayer team, please click here

Finally, as Pastor Dan mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Ligonier Ministries has made its entire teaching library available for free during this time. They are doing this to support the church and help Christians grow in their faith during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Daily Video is but one example of the many offerings Ligonier has to offer.  We highly encourage you to make use of this valuable resource while it lasts!

We love you and are praying for you!  

Blessings to you all,
The staff of Hawaii Kai Church

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HKC COVID-19 Update (3 April 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana,

Here we are, entering into our fourth Sunday of not being able to meet as a church due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We miss everyone very much and long for the day when we can once again worship Christ together.  

How are you using this time of quarantine?  One day, by God’s grace, we will get through this time and will look back at the quarantine of 2020. When your children or grandchildren ask you, “what did you do with all that time at home?”  Let’s resolve that our answer will be “We grew closer to God and to each other!”

Please be sure to watch the Sunday morning sermon which will be made available online at www.hawaiikaichurch.org by 8:45 am on April 5, 2020.  Sermon discussion questions will also be provided.  We encourage you to take the time to reflect on these questions, and discuss them with your loved ones, as you are able.

The children’s ministry will host two Sunday morning Zoom meetings for children - a time for Bible Study and prayer to minister to your keiki
   -10:00 am to 10:30 am, children ages 2 to kindergarten
   -10:45 am to 11:15 am, children grades 1st grade to 6th grade

Parents, you are welcome to sit in on the Zoom time.  Please contact Children’s Ministry Director Darci Steiner at dsteiner@hawaiikaichurch.org if you have any questions.

In addition, worship through giving can still be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail your offering to the church.

As we mentioned last week, if you have any needs, especially our kupuna, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 395-9494 or info@hawaiikaichurch.org.  

Also, prayer requests can be submitted by clicking here

Our small group ministries have started meeting remotely via Zoom.  If you are not currently in a small group, and would like to be a part of one during this time, please contact Danielle Cunha at dcunha@hawaiikaichurch.org

Finally, we’d like to recommend RC Sproul’s message from the 2008 Together for the Gospel conference called “The Curse Motif of the Atonement”.  How can a sermon on the curse of God be uplifting?  Listen to the late great RC Sproul to find out! This sermon is listed in Tim Challies’ Great Sermon Series.  

We love you and are praying for you!  

Blessings to you all, 
The Staff of Hawaii Kai Church

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HKC COVID-19 Update (27 March 2020)

Aloha Hawaii Kai Church 'ohana,

We trust that the Lord continues to uphold and provide for you and your family and that in spite of our distance from one another, He remains near to you as you call upon and trust in Him.  

Our Sunday morning sermon will again be made available online at www.hawaiikaichurch.org by 8:45 am on March 29, 2020.  Sermon discussion questions will also be provided.  After listening to the sermon, we encourage you to think through the questions and discuss them with your loved ones as you are able.

As we mentioned last week, if you have any questions or needs during this unusual time in the life of our church, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 395-9494 or info@hawaiikaichurch.org. Our elders, pastors, and staff are here to serve you.

Prayer requests can be submitted on the church website: (https://www.hawaiikaichurch.org/prayerrequests)

In addition, worship through giving can still be done online through our website by clicking here.  You may also mail your offering to the church.

Our small group ministries are gearing up to meet remotely via Zoom.  If you are not currently in a small group and would like to be a part of one during this time, please contact Danielle Cunha at dcunha@hawaiikaichurch.org.

During this time when many of you are confined to your homes, we encourage you to make the best use of your time by digging deeper into God's Word.  As mentioned in Pastor Dan's sermon last week, Ligonier Ministries, founded by RC Sproul, has made their entire library of teaching resources available free of charge for a limited time.  

If you are not familiar with the teaching ministry of the late Dr. Sproul, please listen to this brief compilation of his exhortation on the holiness of God:

Preview YouTube video R.C. Sproul through the Years: The Holiness of God

R.C. Sproul through the Years: The Holiness of God

Finally, brothers and sisters, remember that it is through our trials that the genuineness of our faith will result in praise and glory when our Lord returns.  In other words, true faith, a faith that endures, is revealed as it is tested by the fires of hardship and difficulty. Let us together, be people of faith! If you are anxious, love Jesus - the One who gave His life for you.  If you are fearful, rejoice with great joy that your name is written in the Lamb's book of life! For as it is written in 1 Peter 1:6-9:

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

And lest we think it is by our own strength that we are able to stand firm in faith, remember the words of Psalm 145:14-20

"The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them. The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy."

We serve a holy and mighty God!  Alleluia! Praise the Lord!