May 2017 FOCUS Newsletter


FOCUS May 2017 FINAL insert

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April 2017 FOCUS Newsletter

crossDearest Church Family,
As announced in worship, I will be moving to Trinity United Methodist Church in Pearl City as of this sum- mer. My last Sunday with you will be June 4th. Although this new appointment was a surprise, I trust that God is always faithful and will encourage our ministries even as we go our separate ways.

To read more, click on the link below…

FOCUS April 2017 final

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Our Team at Ginghamsburg UMC in Ohio


Can you find Pastor Amy and 5 of our members out in Ohio attending the Rooted & Change the WORLD Conference?!


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March 2017 FOCUS Newsletter

group2Lent is here. Now we pre- pare our hearts, mind, spirit, bodies, and intentions for what is to come: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lent is a time to reflect, to renew, to restore our relationship with God.

It is a time to try to break ourselves out of routines that can be unhealthy, unproductive and irresponsible to our calling from God.


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February 2017 FOCUS Newsletter

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We are on our way! Our “Catch the Spirit” visioning campaign has taken off! Our vision facilitator Lily Bloom Domingo will be meeting with 14 different groups in our church. Some are small, and some are larger with trained small group leaders. We are taking the question

“what does God want us to do and be in the next 5 years” directly to all of you, to hear how God is speaking to our church through you. More…


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January 2017 FOCUS Newsletter

10666046_10206304597749743_2128799244810432927_nWelcome Paul! Welcome to Paul Harleman our new Treasurer/Bookkeeper. Paul is the former Hawaii State Senate Minority Budget Director and currently works full-time for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as a Trustee Aide. Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration. We are truly blessed to have Paul on board! Read more here.

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December 2016 FOCUS Newsletter

New Singles Ministry
After attending a few conferences on the main-land, I came back home and observed my surroundings. Shortly thereafter, I had a conversation with someone about our experiences growing up in the church and how times have changed. Our conversation got deeper and it became clear that we needed something to be-long to, to be a part of that was out of the ordinary and that catered to the needs of the millennials. We prayed about it, then we began putting the vision into writing and now we have ar-rived in the beginning stages.   Read more here.

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November 2016 FOCUS Newsletter


THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered, donated and supported this year’s Party in the Park! It was a HUGE success, even better than last year. The donations and participation were staggering…no way to list everyone, but here’s a try…

Read more, here.

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October 2016 FOCUS Newsletter

Church Council Report by Church Council Chair, Dorinda Dunlap

2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

God abundantly blessed First Church with God-loving, faithful and visionary members and pastors, who seek God’s mission for our community. And God continues this abundance through our financial increase produced by the Admiral Thomas renegotiated lease rents. Read more here.

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September 2016 FOCUS Newsletter


Strength for the Journey is an annual spiritual retreat for those with HIV/AIDs. It is an ecumenical camp that provides support, rest and renewal in a faith-filled environment. About 30 campers attend each year, but most are unable to pay the entire registration fee. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please do so through the offering or at the church office.

Read more here.

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