Spring Fair Set for March 25

Makawao Union Church announces its 3rd annual Spring Fair featuring local arts and crafts, rummage sale, farmer’s market and a variety of food and drinks to purchase. The date of the Spring Fair is Saturday, March 25 from 8 am to 2 pm.

Crafters, artists and food purveyors are invited to participate at a cost of $50 per 10’x10’ space. Booth locations on the grassy areas in front of the hall will be assigned on a first come-first served basis when completed registration forms are submitted with full payment. Vendors may sell anything they choose – artwork, handicrafts, collectibles, rummage – except tobacco, alcohol and food not prepared in a commercial kitchen.

All proceeds from the fair will go to the preservation and maintenance of the 102-year-old Community Hall, originally known as the Paia Community House. The hall is wheelchair accessible.

Vendors may call the church office at 579-9261, or email mucspringfair@gmail.com for more information and to receive a registration form

Come Celebrate Christmas Eve at 6 and 11 pm

Makawao Union Church will celebrate Christmas with two worship services on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24. A family service for people of all ages will begin at 6:00 pm, followed later that evening with the traditional candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at 11:00 pm.

Both services will tell the story of Christmas with the singing of the beloved carols of the season and special music. The 6:00 pm service will feature children’s stories and a Jazz Trio, while handbell and chancel choirs, with soloist Lisa Paulson will perform at 11:00 pm. Nursery and childcare will not be provided. Please invite your friends and family to attend services on Christmas Eve at Makawao Union Church.

For more information, call 579-9261.

Rabbi to Speak at Worship, Sept. 18

Makawao Union Church welcomes Rabbi Jeffery P. Feinstein as guest speaker at worship this Sunday, September 18 at 10:30 am. He will speak on “Being a Chosen People.”

Rabbi Feinstein hails from Stockton, California. His education at the University of the Pacific there was interrupted by a tour of duty in the Chaplain Corps in Vietnam where he was awarded two bronze stars. After graduating with a BA in Communications (minor in Psychology) and MA in Communications from the University of the Pacific, and after a long career in the corporate world, he retired and chose to attend the Rabbinical Seminary International in New York City to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a rabbi. He serves as the founding rabbi of Kehillat HaShem, a small congregation in Marietta, Georgia. All are welcome to come hear Rabbi Feinstein.

Blessing of the Backpacks, July 31

Makawao Union Church will hold its annual Blessing of the Backpacks this Sunday, July 31 during the 10:30 am worship. The Blessing of the Backpacks marks the beginning of the new school year and reminds our children and youth that they continue their journey in education with God’s care and our support. Be sure to bring your backpack or book bag! We will also recognize our teachers, honoring their ministry in educating our young people. All are welcome to attend.

Special Worship Service, June 26

Makawao Union Church will hold a special worship service at 10:30 am this Sunday, June 26, 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the closing and demolition of the church building that previously stood on the site. This event marks the start of a year-long 100th anniversary celebration of its current church, built in memory of Henry Perrine Baldwin.
The final worship service in the white frame church building was held Sunday, June 25, 1916. Demolition of that structure began the next day preparing the way for the  laying of the cornerstone of the new church that August and its dedication September 2 and 9, 1917. Everyone is welcome to attend this special —and unique—worship service.

2nd Annual MUC’n’Stuff Spring Fair April 16

April 16, 2016 – the MUC’n’Stuff Spring Fair returns with a huge Rummage Sale, Arts & Crafts, Bake Sale, Food Booths, Entertainment and Door Prizes. 9 am – 4 pm.   Bring the family and join us on the grounds of the church for a day of fun shopping, ono food, music and even some door prizes.  Free parking and free entry.  Phone the church office (579-9261) for more information.

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Choral Celebration Launches Centennial Year

September 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of big stone building that is the home of Makawao Union Church. But we’re starting early with the Centennial Choral Celebration Sunday, April 3 at 6:30 pm. featuring world-renowned organist Mark Thallender with choristers and instrumentalists from around Maui and the Mainland. A bell choir and hula hulau will also be participating. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering will be received during the program. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call the church office at 579-9261.

Stump the Preacher Strikes Back! January 24

Have you ever had a topic you’d like to hear addressed in a sermon, but the pastor never seemed to get around to it? Have you ever been curious about some point in the Bible or church history? Have you ever wondered if the pastor really stayed awake in his seminary classes?
Well, here’s your chance! On January 24, Stump the Preacher strikes back at Makawao Union Church. Starting January 10, you’ll be able to submit your questions for Stump the Preacher. These questions will be drawn at random during the sermon time on the 24th, and answered (without advance notice or study!) by the pastor. This is your chance to Stump the Preacher! Look for the submission forms in the bulletin, and get your questions in early!