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Scripture Readings for August 20, 2017 <scripture>


Date:  Sunday, August 20, 2017

Time:  10:45 a.m., 5:00 p.m.

Place:  Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


Our scripture reading for Sunday, August 20, 2017, is Matthew 15:21-28.

The Rev. Claudia Genung Yamamoto, Covenant Missionary of Harris UMC, will deliver the sermon at the 5:00 p.m. contemporary service.  The Rev. Richard Navarro and The Rev. Anna Junuad-Navarro will also share a Mission Moment on their work with Filipino Migrant workers in Taiwan.  Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for Worship and Praise.


Christian Education Sunday <scripture1>


Date:  Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Place:  Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


The scripture readings are Deuteronomy 6:4-6 and 1Corinthians 13:1-8.  We invite you to meditate on these readings during the week.  Rene Ohta and Keven Matsuura will share the message.



Christian Education & Rally Sunday


Date:  Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tiem:  9:00-10:00 a.m.

Place:  Miyama Hall, Harris United Methodist Chuch, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


Welcome to another church school year at Harris!  Your Education Ministries Ohana is enthusiastic about seeing everyone back...refreshed and renewed from the summer!  If you're looking for a way to "get back into church," take a look to see what's happening this month and be a part it!  You won't regret it!  We will be recognizing the importance of our faith with God, with the help from all of us...learners of Jesus Christ!  Join us for a breakfast in Miyama Hall:  meet (and eat!) with your friends in faith and the Harris Ohana!  Bring a breakfast food to share...coffee and beverages will be provided.  Then, the celebration will continue in the sanctuary where we will bless those teachers and helpers who have agreed to volunteer to help lead us...God's children! So, if you're thinking about "getting back to church," now's the time and this is the place!



Chancel Choir Rehearsals Begin!


Date:  Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time:  9:00-11:30 a.m.

Place:  Miyama Hall, Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


Come and praise God through song!  Our first rehearsal will be a Saturday workshop on August 26 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in Miyama Hall.  Sunday rehearsals will follow after worship from noon to 1:30 p.m. with a snack to tide you over.  Whether you're able to attend rehearsals regularly or not, come and sing when you can.  All are welcome, especially Men!  See Diane Matsuura or Jordan Goto.



Harris Book Club


Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Time:  5:00-6:30 p.m.

Place:  Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


Starting Wednesday, August 30, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., Pastor Cheol Kwak will lead a four-week study on Soren Kierkegaard's "Practice in Christianity".  Kierkegaard was an 18th centry Danish theologian whose ideas continue to be influential in Christian practice.  Contact Norma Kehrberg for details on the book and sign up after church on Sunday, July 30 and August 6.



Sunday School Class for Young Adults and Adults this Fall through Winter


Date:  to be determined

Time:  9:30 a.m.

Place:  Miyama Hall


Classes will be held 9:30 a.m. at Miyama Hall.  Rev. John Miyahara will be leading this class using the book "What's Your Story:  Seeing Your Life Through God's Eyes" by Sarah Heath.  The cost of the book is $8.50.  Order your book by emailing info@harrisumc.org by August 14 or watch for the sign up sheet at the courtyard on Sundays, August 6 and 13. 




Summer Sunday School:  "I am a Sanctuary:  Loving and Welcoming!"


Dates:  June 4 to August 20, 2017


Preschool - Entering 5th grade will start at 9:30 a.m.  Meet in Miyama Hall for music with Jordan Gog, then go to Room 3 for Summer Sunday School with Aunty Cheryl. 

Entering 6th grade-12th grade:  Youth Praise Band with Skylar Yamamoto will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Room 16.




Nu'u Vineyard News <August newsletter>


The deadline for submission of articles to the newsletter is the 15th of each month.  Submit to Cheryl Yamamoto:  news4harris@gmail.com




Living Our Stories:  Love Wins


Date:  Sunday, September 3, 2017

Time:  9:00-10:15 a.m.

Place: Room 4, Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


This is a ministry for and with the LGBTQ community.  The purpose is to provide a sacred space where we can share and listen to each other's stories and hopes, knowing that we all receive God's unconditional love.  Please invite anyone who is looking for a safe and sacred space.  This group meets every first Sunday of the month from 9:00-10:15 a.m. and is facilitated by April Goya and Pastor Rona (rona@harrisumc.org).  Our next gathering is on September 3.



Pledge Sunday


Date:  Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time:  10:45 a.m.

Place:  Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


September is Stewardship Month and the beginning of the 2018 Stewardship Campaign.  Our theme this year is "Pledge to Commit Your Support of God's Mission."  Please mark your calendar to reserve September 24 for the dedication of pledges during the morning worship service and for the potluck celebration that follows.



Fan Tai Chi and Tai Chi Program


Date:  Fridays

Time:  7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Place:  Miyama Hall, Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


In partnership with Nu'uanu YMCA, Fan Tai Chi (7:00 a.m.) and Tai Chi (8:00 a.m.) programs are being held at Miyama Hall at Harris UMC every Friday morning. 


Tai Chi is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation.  Class focuses on slow, controlled movements, proper posture, weight transfer, and breathing to promote "jing" or serenity.


Everyone is welcome to join the program.



Sunday Services

• Japanese | Sunday 9:00 a.m.

• English | Sunday 10:45 a.m.

• Evening | Sunday 5:00 p.m.


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