Monthly newsletter of Wahiawa United Methodist Church
Dear Church Family,
I hope you will join us on February 17 at 7 p.m. for our annual Ash Wednesday Service marking the beginning of Lent. The season of Lent is the 40 days before Easter, which mirror the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. It is a time of preparation, repentance, fasting, and growing in our relationship with God. During this continued time of physical distancing and uncertainty, may you find time to spend in prayer and reflection.
Before Lent begins, Kyle and I joyfully invite you to our wedding on Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m. You can use the link below to join online. Please note that I will be out of the office from February 1-15 for our wedding and honeymoon. If you need anything while I am away, please contact Jaylina at 622-4361 or email@example.com.
Join us Sundays at 10 a.m. for worship on Zoom!
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
Congratulations to Dane and Deilene Allera, Lincoln Banner, Khyla Cabacungan, Ian Murasaki, Lahela Pascua, Omri Ram, Aldred Valdez, Alyssa Valenti!
On January 24, we celebrated the baptism and confirmation of our youth! Teresa Banner led our middle and high school students in a 16-week class where they explored what it means to be Christian and United Methodist. They each in turn decided to be baptized or confirm their baptismal vows and become members of our church! (Mia Murasaki was under the weather, so we will reschedule her baptism soon!)
Pastor Jessica and Kyle invite the church family to their online wedding on Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m. In lieu of wedding gifts, they hope that you will consider a donation to the church in celebration of their marriage.
We hope you will join us for an evening service to mark the beginning of Lent. If you would like ashes for anointing, you can pick them up from the church office from Monday, February 15-Wednesday, February 17 between 8 a.m. and noon.
To join worship by phone, dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter code 92168911408#
Pastor Jessica already sent out a report about our 2020 finances with the year-end giving statements. I would like to add that we did extensive repairs to the parsonage, all paid through our main bank account without touching the Foundation. Below is the Profit and Loss Report (a detailed Profit and Loss Report is available in the office).
- Christel Hepa, Treasurer
Financial Secretary's Report
The following chart shows the Non-pledged and Pledged Contributions the church received for the year 2020. The total amount contributed for the year 2020 is $157,094, which is higher than the annual budget total of $133,000. The total amount contributed in 2019 was $136,455. Thank you very much for your generous contributions and support of our church’s mission and ministry. May God continue to watch over you and keep you all safe.
- Edna Ng, Financial Secretary
February Church Calendar
GriefShare, Thursdays at 9 a.m.
Pastor Out of Office, February 1-15
Pastor Jessica & Kyle's Wedding, Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m.
Congregational Care Committee Meeting, Tuesday, February 23 at 1 p.m.