What I’m Thinking: A Highway for God

Isaiah and John the Baptist had different ideas about the phrase “a highway for God.” Both ideas have use for us. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the fortieth chapter of Isaiah (Isaiah 40:1-11) and about the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel (Mark 1:1-8). The reason, of course, is that the first chapter of Mark’s […]

November 30, 2020 in What I'm Thinking by

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A Song from Church of the Holy Cross: December 2, 2020

Click the image above to view the video live at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

November 29, 2020 in Events, Song from Church of the Holy Cross by

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Interfaith Community Celebration 2020

Interfaith Communities in Action gathered contributions from its member houses of worship this year, sharing in video what we could not share in person. Church of the Holy Cross, of course, shared a song!

November 29, 2020 in Community by

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Sermon: Not Lacking

November 29, 2020First Sunday of Advent 1 Corinthians 1:3-9Mark 13:24-37 by Eric Anderson Once there was an ‘apapane who was bad at everything. Some of the things he was bad at were, to be sure, things that ‘apapane in general are bad at. He was, for example, a really poor swimmer. He could not chop […]

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Online Worship for November 29, 2020

Welcome to Church of the Holy Cross’s live streaming worship service for November 29th, 2020. Feel free to follow the service text by scrolling down, or you may download and print the service in PDF format below. Online Worship, November 29, 2020First Sunday of Advent Rev. Eric S. Anderson, Pastor WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD […]

November 27, 2020 in Worship by

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An Advent of Hope, Peace, Joy, & Love: Volume 1

Hope: November 29 – December 6, 2020 This devotional contains reflections, artwork, and prayers for a portion of the Advent season created by the members and friends of Church of the Holy Cross UCC in Hilo, Hawai’i. Advent is a season of preparation and of expectation, an awareness of what has already happened and what […]

November 25, 2020 in Community by

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Pastor’s Corner: We Know Who…

November 25, 2020 Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily an easy holiday (see my Thanksgiving letter on the first page of The Messenger). Quite aside from the strains of this particular year, which are many, an ordinary Thanksgiving brings a lot of heartbreak. Over the years, tables will accumulate empty chairs. Even if the physical chairs are not […]

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Pastor’s Corner: What if We Don’t Understand?

November 18, 2020 When I was in seminary, my hymnody horizons expanded. That was when I first encountered hymns that were common in other UCC churches, and in churches from other traditions. Our student body included large numbers of UCC and American Baptist students, plus some Methodists, Roman Catholics, Unitarians, and Presbyterians. There was one […]

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What I’m Thinking: Advent, Expectation, and Hope

As we enter the season of Advent, I’m thinking about… well, Advent. And expectation. And hope. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about Advent. I’m thinking about expectation. And I’m thinking about hope. I’m thinking about Advent because Advent begins this coming Sunday: a new season of the Church year; indeed, a new Church year. In […]

November 23, 2020 in What I'm Thinking by

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Community Concert: November 27, 2020

Join us and sing along! The video above will be live at 6:00 pm HAST on Friday, November 27, 2020.

November 22, 2020 in Events by

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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

IYPP
(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)

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