Recently, there has been an influx of questions regarding where we are at as a spiritual community in the transition process. To help answer your questions and to ensure each member receives current information regarding the process, we've created this page.
November 2021 Update
Aloha Friends and ‘Ohana of Unity Church of Hawai’i
As has been announced during the past two Sunday Services and during the Board Updates / Town Hall, we were unable to conclude a successful contract with the candidates for our Senior Minister position.
The Board would love to be able to give you all the details, even though they are not as exciting as your imagination would fill in. However, Human Relations protocols and the parameters of executive sessions of the Board of Trustees, limit confidential information to those executive sessions of the Board. Although you may desire to know more of the details, we request that you not ask members of the Board for information, as we are ethically restrained from offering any additional information.
It is important to let you know that the candidates all “fell in love/remain in love” with our church, but unique issues / desires for each of the candidates prevented us from a successful contract. Each of them wish to express how much they appreciate and love the congregation/membership, acknowledging the progress we have made, and hold us in prayer to find the “Perfect Fit” for our church.
The Board will continue to explore avenues for a permanent Senior Minister, but also recognizes the extraordinary talent that already exists within the ministry. We are so appreciative of Reverends Margie, Johanna, Leavitt, and guest ministers within the community and other locations that are blessing us during this time. We also recognize the Licensed Unity Teachers and Prayer Chaplains that continue to bless us through their service.
We know that God is in control, and we release and “Let God”, and so it is! Amen!
Your Board of Trustees
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