KANI KANI PELE The Monthly Newsletter of Kailua United Methodist Church Volume XVIV No. 6 June , 2016
1110 Kailua Road, Kailua , HI 96734 Making Disciples of Christ from All Generations
The Prayer Plunge: Aug 5-6
When a doctoral student at
Princeton asked, What is
there le in the world for
research? Albert Einstein
replied, Find out about
prayer. Somebody must find
out about prayer.
On August 5-6 were hosng a prayer revival
weekend tled Led by the Spirit. The purpose of
this weekend event is to deepen our relaonship
with God through prayer.
Its striking to me how universal prayer is. Every
faith and culture has some form of prayer.
According to Gallop polls, 90% of Americans pray
regularly. As Philip Yancey points out, that means
that more Americans will pray this week than will
exercise, drive a car, or go to work.
So prayer is universal, but its also universally
frustrang. When you ask folks how they feel about
their prayer life, o0en you hear that its not very
sasfying. Prayer is important to us but o0en makes
us feel guilty or confused. Brish pastor Martyn
Lloyd-Jones writes, Of all the acvies in which the
Chrisan engages, and which are part of the
Chrisan life, there is surely none which causes so
much perplexity, and raises so many problems, as
the acvity we call prayer.
Prayer raises many quesons:
If God knows everything, whats the point of prayer?
Do miracles sll happen today? How do I hear Gods voice?
During our prayer revival weekend were going to
explore these quesons. And our hope in doing so is
that we will experience pray more deeply. The only
way to learn to pray the only way to understand
the mystery of prayer more fully is to pray. Youve
got to jump in the pool if you want to learn how to
Our prayer revival weekend is a way of connuing
and building on what we experienced during
Unbinding Your Heart. It will provide us with a
special me to keep company with God. It will give
us an opportunity to pray together. What a gi0!
I struggle with prayer. I see the gap in my own life
between prayer in theory and prayer in pracce. But
I also know that my heart longs for God; and Ive
experienced enough to believe that when we pray,
it does make a difference in our lives, in our
church and in our community.
So lets take the prayer plunge together!
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FOURTH OF JULY POTLUCK PICNIC Sunday, July 3, 2016
On the lawn adjoining the
sanctuary a,er worship
All Church Celebra/on
POTLUCK PICNIC FOOD AND FUN
For the en/re family!
Bring your lawn chairs and mats
Cold drinks will be provided
Last names ending in:
A-H Main Dish
Please join us in celebra/ng
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If you are interested in the June birthdays,
please call the church office at 261-6238
SAVE THE DATE!
KUMC SUMMER FEST 2016
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016
As part of our church goal of being a serving Ohana,
Summer Fest proceeds will benefit Outreach
programs; primarily Beacon of Hope House
(www/beaconoIopekumc.org), Girls on the Run
(www.girlsontherun.org), and India Missions.
Please join us as we connect with our community to
create community awareness of our churchs
ministries and programs and our mission to make
disciples of Jesus Christ from all generaons.
Volunteer opportunies. Quesons? Please contact
Deborah Tom at 808-728-9993.
DID YOU KNOW? YOUR KUMC FOUNDATION
John and Mabel Sitch were long-me members here
at KUMC. John was an electrician.
They raised four sons, three of
whom because successful electri-
cians themselves. Much of our
lighng we are using today was
voluntarily placed and hooked up
by the Sitch boys. KUMC was im-
portant to the Sitch family. When
John died, Mabel formed the Sitch
Trust to connue these roune yet important church
Its easy to fund an exisng trust or start a new
trust. If you have any quesons, please ask Tim Fern
at email@example.com or Don Raymond at
CALLING ALL GRADUATES
Each year KUMC recognizes
its graduates from high school
and above. On Sunday, June 5th
we will celebrate them in
worship service. Please nofy
the church office at
261-6238 as soon as possible with graduate names and
where they are graduang from. Mahalo.
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Its me to Relay! Relay for Life Windward Oahu is on Saturday July 9th from 2-10pm at Kailua High School.
Please join our church team and come out and support American Cancer Societys signature fundraising event for
cancer research and educaon but more importantly, to show support for survivors, caregivers and families. Call
Deborah if you have quesons, 808 728 9993. Its free and its easy to join or donate, see below for details:
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The Children and Family ministry will be hosting a Movie Night on the Lawn on Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. The whole family is invited to enjoy a movie and popcorn on our great lawn. Come early with a picnic and enjoy the outdoors with us.
Join us for a weekend of renewal as we connect to God through teaching, worship, prayer and fellowship. We will learn about the Holy Spirit and gain firsthand experience in listening prayer. Friday, Aug. 5 - 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm (an evening session of worship, teaching, and ministry) Saturday, Aug. 6 - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (three sessions of worship, teaching and ministry -
breakfast refreshments and lunch included) Our teaching and ministry times will be led by Rev. Larry Eddings, a retired United Methodist pastor from Seattle and founder of Wind of the Spirit Ministries, and by Jeremy and Joy Ellington, church planters in Kerala, India.
Kailua United Methodist Church 1110 Kailua Road, Kailua, HI 96734
Childcare will be provided. Questions? Call us at (808) 261-6238
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