March 17, 2020
Dear Unity Ohana & Friends,
Thank you for your input and concern about the activity at the church during this challenging time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19. Each day seems to be shifting and changing so rapidly that we are continually having to adjust our strategy and choices based on new information.
In response to public health advisories and to honor the health and well-being of our spiritual community, as of today, we will temporarily close our church office and readjust the way we conduct both the organizational and spiritual business of the church. With that in mind, we request that visitors and volunteers not to come to church until further notice. The staff will be working remotely as much as possible during this time as well.
Although this may be a challenging time, we value connection and see this as an opportunity for Spirit use this to deepen connection in new and exciting ways! To help us keep our community strong during this time of "social distancing", we're migrating over to an Ecampus (electronic/online campus). All events during the week will be conducted via Zoom video/ telephone calls, or online via social media, and not in person. Here is what we have planned:
New schedule and links for greater connections:
10:00 am (HST) -- Sunday Worship Service. Join us by live stream only. Our staff, Music Team, and Minister will be on campus to bring to you a full worship service! Stay home and connect with us through our Live Stream that we'll broadcast on three different platforms: 1. Website (for those that would like to view live with no interaction with others online); 2. Youtube (for those that desire moderate connection by commenting with others online as the service happens live); 3. Facebook. (for those that desire a deep sense of connection with an even more interactive experience as we stream live, join us for our Facebook Watch Party).
4:00 pm (HST) -- Braving the Wilderness, Book Study with Cindy Hensley
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/119685213 is for those joining by computer or by smart phone. One tap mobile +16699006833,,119685213#
Overflow Zoom link (in the event Cindy's book study is full): https://zoom.us/j/266789836 (Rev Denese) One tap mobile +16699006833,,266789836# (for those that wish to join only by audio on their phone). You may join this book-study whether you have signed up for this day or not. Get your FREE online Braving the Wilderness study-guide HERE
2:00 pm and 7:00 pm (HST), "MidWeek Faith Life" with Rev Denese, Catherine Burton and the Chaplains. This will be a half an hour of prayer, inspiration and greater connections. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/782781391, One tap mobile +16699006833,,782781391#
6:00 pm (HST), Braving the Wilderness, Book Study with Leslee Ellenson
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/856924110, One tap mobile +16699006833,,856924110#
You may join this book-study whether you have signed up for this day or not. Get your FREE online Braving the Wilderness study-guide HERE
6:00 pm (HST), Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, with Dr. Thomas Gallagher.
Stay informed on how to find information and what we know so far. Also, up to date information on our schedule for Sunday and beyond.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/949910134 One tap mobile +16699006833,949910134#
7:00 pm (HST), Empower Hour! with Rev Johanna
Okay...so Empower Hour! is not quite and hour long but something new and exciting is on the horizon here at Unity Church of Hawaii. Motivated...Inspired...Empowered...Get ready to feel a positive shift as we go "level next"! Attend live online at our UCoH Facebook, or Instagram page, or through our Facebook Watch Party.
With so much happening on our Ecampus you may have additional questions. Please feel free to reach out to us between the hours of 9:30 am - 4: 30 pm, Monday thru Thursday. Staff will check phone messages and emails and will respond back to you within 2 hours (contact information below).
How to reach us. In order of preference:
General Inquires - firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-735-4436 (Please leave a message)
Kathy Kaiser - email@example.com, 808-735-4426 ext. 316
Rev. Johanna - firstname.lastname@example.org 808-735-4436 ext. 305
Rev. Denese - email@example.com, 808-735-4436 (Please leave a message)
Board of Trustees - firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-735-4436 (Please leave a message)
Facebook Messenger (Response within an hour during normal business hours)
We thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and faith-filled prayers for our ministry and our world during this time. We'd also like to thank you for your continued financial contributions that are truly needed now more than ever. It is our human tendency to pull back and withhold during times of uncertainty, but we at Unity Church of Hawaii are looking for ways to serve you better and stay connected. Your donations will continue to seed into those efforts. Thanks again for reaching out to us and informing us how we can walk through this with grace, ease, and greater connections!
So much love coming to you!
Rev. Denese, Rev. Johanna, Rev. Margie, Rev. Leavitt, and Dr. Thomas Gallagher (Board President)