Monthly Newsletter of Wahiawa United Methodist Church
Dear Church Family,
Summer has flown by and the new school year is beginning. Please join us this Sunday, August 7 for a special worship service to celebrate our students and teachers! The Congregational Care team has a special treat for our kids.
As we continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we all need a space where we can feel safe and experience God's love. I hope you will continue to invite friends, family, and neighbors to join us at church!
Join us Sundays at 10 a.m. for worship, in person or on Zoom!
By phone, dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter code 584371383#
To give by mail, please send a check to the following address:
Wahiawa UMC, Attn: Edna Ng, 1445 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786
On August 7, kids will participate in worship as we thank our volunteers, bless our students, and celebrate our scholarship awardees! The rest of the month, Ms. Wheeler will meet our kids before service at the welcome table and they'll head over to the Sunday school classroom together. Youth group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month for lunch and fellowship right after worship. Contact Pastor Jessica with any questions!
This year, we are grateful to be able to support the following students who are pursuing postsecondary education: Nicolina Dilwith, Raine Higa, Adrian Kresnak, Joshua Kresnak, Sachiko Maruyama, Mia Murasaki, Christopher Pascua. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin a new academic year. Thank you to Emma Brown, Rosie Dowson, and Pattie Lambert for serving as this year's scholarship team!
Pastor Jessica and Keith will lead an ongoing Bible study group on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Library Room. Each week, we will reflect on the Bible reading for the upcoming Sunday. You don't need to attend every week, just join whenever you are available! We especially welcome beginners and anyone who wants to connect in a small group.
Thank you very much for your generous contributions and support of our church’s mission and ministry. The chart above shows the Non-pledged and Pledged Contributions the church received for the 1st and 2nd Quarter of 2022. The total amount contributed in the 2nd Quarter of 2022 is $45,707, which is higher than the budgeted amount of $36,500 and higher than the 2nd Quarter 2021 total of $34,413. May God continue to watch over you and keep you all safe!
Our first in-person Bible Study since the pandemic was a success! Thank you to Jim, Marli, June, Leimomi, Janis, Lahela, Bob, and Carolyn for joining. Join Pastor Jessica and Keith on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Library Room. New friends are always welcome!
On July 17, our youth, friends, and a few brave adults met up in Kapolei for roller skating! Thank you to Dr. Leo for organizing. We had so much fun and hope to do it again soon!
Our parsonage kitchen repairs are complete! A big thanks to Chuck and Satoru for helping paint the cabinets. Your generous gifts to the church in celebration of Pastor Jessica and Kyle's wedding helped to cover the cost of much needed new counters and a new hood.
As we emerge from the pandemic, we are tidying up our physical space! We appreciate everyone who came out to our workday on July 30 to clean and organize Room #6. Thank you to Leimomi for organizing and Alan and Charlotte on all of their work on the kitchen!
We are looking for individuals and families to sponsor flowers for worship! Contact Jay in the church office to reserve a Sunday. You have the option to bring your own arrangement or order directly through a local florist!
August Church Calendar
Bible Study, Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Library Room
Back-to-School Celebration! Sunday, August 7 at 10 a.m.
Leadership Retreat, Sunday, August 28 at 11:30 a.m.