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!

Come Celebrate Christmas Eve at 6 and 11 pm

Makawao Union Church will celebrate Christmas with two worship services on Christmas Eve, Thursday, 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.

“Hanging of the Greens” Set for Nov. 29

Makawao Union Church will begin the preparations for Christmas with a special “Hanging of the Greens” worship service, this Sunday, November 29 at 10:30 am. In word and song, we will decorate the sanctuary while telling the stories behind many of the holiday traditions.
Also present will be Kristine Tisinger, a missionary serving with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana, who will speak on her ministry with children in that African country. She will be available for questions at our Aloha Hour, a time of fellowship and refreshments after worship. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 579-9261.

James Welch performs at Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 pm

James Welch, University Organist of Santa Clara University in California, will perform Sunday November 8 at 1 pm at Makawao Union Church. Mr. Welch received his doctoral degree in organ performance from Stanford University, with further studies in France and Austria. He has performed in such prestigious venues as Notre Dame Cathedral, National Cathedral, and the Mormon Tabernacle. He received a Fulbright award to perform and conduct research in Brazil. Since then, he has performed in Mexico and edited three volumes of organ music by Mexican composers.

His program will include lively pieces from the Baroque to the 21st century and from around the world: classics, folk, hymn, patriotic, and Broadway tunes. Come spend an enjoyable hour at Makawao Union Church. All are welcome. The suggested donation is $15.00. For more information, please call the church office: 579-9261

Blessing of the Backpacks, July 26

Makawao Union Church will hold its annual Blessing of the Backpacks this Sunday, July 26 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.

After worship we’ll continue another tradition, the annual Ice Cream Social. There will be plenty of ice cream and toppings for all. Come, join in the fun!

Charles Barland Performs in Organ Recital, June 15

Dr. Charles Barland, DMA, will perform in an organ recital on Monday, June 15 at 7:00 pm at Makawao Union Church. Dr. Barland is a Professor of Music and head of the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. Since 2002, he has served as the director of the University of Dubuque Concert Choir.

A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Charles Barland earned the Bachelor of Arts degree at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin, the Master of Arts degree at the University of Iowa, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas. The suggested donation is $15.00.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 579-9261.

Celebrate the New Life of Easter, April 5

Makawao Union Church will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with Easter worship and activities on Sunday, April 5.
Easter morning begins with the congregation’s traditional breakfast of hot cross buns and fresh fruit at 9:45 am. Following breakfast, worship begins at the usual 10:30 am time, where we’ll sing the great hymns and celebrate the good news of the day. After worship, our young children will enjoy the annual egg hunt.
Professional, licensed child care will be available starting at 9:45 am for children up to four years of age. Older children are welcome to attend the beginning of worship before moving to Sunday School for the rest of the service.
All are welcome to be part of the festivities on Easter day, April 5.

MUC ‘n’ Stuff Fair Set for March 28

Mark your calendars for March 28. At MUC ‘n’ STUFF you’ll find:

  • Arts
  • Crafts
  • Rummage
  • Antiques
  • Baked Goods
  • LIVE music by SideTracks
  • Free Admission

…all in the Community Hall with more than 40 Vendors. Refreshments will be available from the church youth.

You can rent a booth to sell your unused household goods. This is a church fundraiser for improvements to our Community Hall. For more information call 579-9261.