July 2022
Dear Church Family,

July is a time of transitions. Our military families are in the middle of PCS season. Our teachers and students are enjoying summer vacation, but anticipating the new school year.

This is a month of ends and beginnings. July 1 marks a new appointment year in The United Methodist Church. I am grateful to be starting my fourth year of ministry at Wahiawa UMC as a newly ordained elder. Thank you for celebrating my ordination with me, and for the gift of the beautiful rainbow stole!

This month also marks the end of Ms. Fukuda's time as our Director of Family and Youth Ministries. We wish Caryn the best as she begins a new job in Kahuku, and look forward to worshipping with her as a regular church member. Maxine Wheeler and I are stepping into her role for the time being.

Summer is not over yet! Join us for roller skating on July 17 after worship and for Bible study on Tuesday nights. Even better, come and bring a new friend with you!

Many blessings,
Pastor Jessica

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#

Click here for Zoom worship!
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To give by mail, please send a check to the following address:
Wahiawa UMC, Attn: Edna Ng, 1445 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786

The first week of the month, children stay in worship for Communion, otherwise they meet Ms. Wheeler for Sunday school class during service. Youth meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month for lunch and fellowship right after worship.
On Sunday, July 17 we'll meet up at Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas at 1:30 p.m. for the 2-4 p.m. skate session. The church will cover the cost of skating for kids and youth. The cost for adults is $10 to skate and $5 for the skate rental. Be sure to remember to bring socks! Please RSVP to Pastor Jessica at or 808-838-9024.
During the month of July, Pastor Jessica will lead an in-person Bible study on Tuesday evenings. The small group will learn and practice lectio divina or "divine reading," focusing on the lectionary scripture for the week. Meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Library Room at church. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Jessica!

July-August Room Devotional

Our church orders copies of The Upper Room devotional for our community members to take home and use for prayer and reflection. The July-August issue has arrived! You can pick one up on Sunday in the narthex before or after worship. Alternatively, you can contact Jay in the church office if you would like a copy mailed to your home. Note there are large-print copies available.
We sent Lori, Phil, Brayden, and Alyssa Valenti off to Pennsylvania with our prayers and blessings! We are grateful to the many people who attended their farewell beach picnic.
On June 18, Pastor Jessica was ordained as an elder in full connection with the California-Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church! Lay Leader Bob Lormand and Lay Representative Nicole Nonies also represented our church at Annual Conference.
It is our joy to welcome new members Isaac Natividad and Pat Campisano to our church family! Isaac's spouse Denise and Caryn Fukuda also joined on Easter. Be sure to say hello!
We are looking for individuals and families to sponsor flowers for worship in July and August! 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!
July Church Calendar
  • Bible Study with Pastor Jessica, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
  • Roller Skating at Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas, Sunday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Board Meeting, Sunday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m.
Rev. Jessica Kawamura | 808-838-9024

Jaylina Abuy, Office Manager | 808-622-4361 | 1445 California Ave, Wahiawa, HI 96786


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