2017 Advent and Christmas Events

Advent devotional guides and mini Advent calendars with envelopes for mailing are available for you at the back of the sanctuary.

December 2 – Hanging of the Greens – starting at 9:00 am on Saturday. Help us prepare our sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons with greenery, decorations, the star, and angels in flight!

December 3 – First Sunday of Advent (Hope) – Holy Communion, “Holy Listening” program led by the Rev. Caroline Miura after worship

December 10 – Second Sunday of Advent (Peace)  Christmas caroling follows in the afternoon. Bring the joy of the season to some of our kupuna. We’ll criss-cross Hilo singing some of our favorite carols, and bringing smiles to some of our friends and neighbors. Meet in the church’s main parking lot to carpool. Then there will be Portuguese bean soup to follow! UPDATE: See photos below!

December 17 – Third Sunday of Advent (Joy) – Christmas Pageant during Worship Service at 10 am

December 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent (Love) – Christmas Eve Services. Sunday morning Worship Service at 10 am, and Evening Service at 7 pm. Join us for refreshments after the evening Christmas Eve service – bring finger foods to share if you are able.

The Giving Tree : Please drop off non-perishable food items and toiletries to be placed under the Giving Tree at the back of the sanctuary, and they will be distributed to the Hawai`i Island Food Basket and Hope Services, respectively.

Donations to the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and Emergency Fund will be received during Advent worship services. This annual offering provides UCC congregations and members an opportunity
to reach out in kindheartedness to those who have faithfully shepherded our church and who now find
themselves facing unexpected financial needs.

Check back here for updated information on Advent and Christmas events at the Church of the Holy Cross!

Caroling on December 10 (photos by E. Shiraishi):

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Sunday School Classes

Sunday 8:45 am

Sunday Worship Service

Sunday 10:00 am

Adult Bible Study

Monday 6:30 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am

(International Young Adults Association)
Bible Study

Wednesday 7:30 pm

The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

(The Rev. Tevita) Sunday 1:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)

The United Church of Christ, Pohnpei - Hilo

(The Rev. Ichiro) Sunday 10:00 am (Bdg. of Faith)

The Samoan Church

(The Rev. Sunia) Sunday 4:00 pm (Sanctuary)

440 W. Lanikaula Street
Hilo, HI 96720
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