Saturday Morning Prayer Service
Brothers and sisters in Christ, we invite you to come to the Saturday Morning Prayer Service at 7 A.M., if you want to have a quiet time with God! Approximately 20 people have been gathering since July. You will experience the happiness of starting a day with God.
The program is about 15 minutes. It is done in English and Korean. After the service, you will pray on your own while music plays. Coffee/refreshment time is very enjoyable too.
Stephen Ministers Are Available
Stephen Ministers are available to help people get through tough times anytime of year. Please call Diana Toillion 625-1875 or Karen Cabral 623-1596 if you are in need of care.
Click the red ball for Hurricane Preparedness
The Church of the Open Doors
Reaching Out and Welcoming In
with the Good News of God's Saving Love
Movie Under the Stars
Saturday, November 22
Come and enjoy The Croods.
MPC Thanksgiving Potluck
Sunday, November 23
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Hanging of the
Leilehua Golf Club
December 7 -
MPC CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
December 14, 9 A.M.
Thanksgiving Potluck Feast November 23
Join us for a Thanksgiving feast after Sunday school on November 23. Bring your favorite holiday dish to share. If you wish to bring a turkey or ham, please contact Congregation Elder Song Lee at 808-348-2222 to let her know. We already have one turkey spoken for and don't want to have too many birds and not enough other goodies! Family and friends are invited. Hope to see you there!
Practice To Begin
for Christmas Pagent
Practice for the MPC Christmas Pagent (to be held on December 14, 9:00 AM ) begins on November 9.
Calling all budding actors and actresses to join in this year's pageant. All MPC children & youth are invited to participate. We will begin practicing during Children's church on November 9. Please have your children come! We need all the characters: Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, Donkey, 3 wise men (or women!), shepherds, angels & lambs!
This is an annual event--perfect to invite your friends, family & neighbors! Share with them the Christmas story & support our keiki at the same time!
Baby Shower for
Saturday, November 8
10:30 a.m. - Church Lanai
The shower is for Hyemi Gomez and Eunju Park. Hyemi is having twins, a girl and a boy, and Eunju is having a boy. What fun we will have celebrating
If you cannot attend and wish to contribute to gift certificates from Babies 'R Us, you can
give your money to Song Lee, Tish Ashcraft, or Karen Cabral. Please sign up on the lanai or call Song
(348-2222), Tish (689-4374) or Karen (623-1596).
You are cordially invited to attend our Christmas Dinner and party. Cost will be $25.00. Menu will
be similar to previous years.
We are excited that the club now has all round tables so visiting will be easier when dining. There
will be games, prizes and music.
Please bring a $10 exchange gift which is not a food item (chocolates are okay, though). This is not
a formal event, but if you wish you can dress up for the evening.
Childcare available by reservations. Sign-up with Congregation Life beginning November 16 on
the lanai. See you there!
Our Stephen Ministry Team is hard at work, which is the way we like it!
If you or someone you know could use a Stephen Minister, please contact
one of the leaders, Diana Toillion at 625-1875, Ron Lee at 623-6663 or
Karen Cabral at 623-1596.
Stephen Ministers are trained to be good listeners and if you desire, they
can also pray with you while you go through a difficult time in your life.
THE DINERS' CLUB, under the direction of Tish and Dan Ashcraft, enjoyed a dinner at Betty Harrell's home on October 11.
They report that "a good time was had by all" and the shared life events conversations were in
depth and informative. Group members are Betty Harrell, Nita Johnson, Rich & Cecile Brink, Dion & Mari Houston, and John Martin.
The Diners Club is intended to consist of various groups of eight or nine folks who join on the first Saturday of each month to have
dinner together at one of the homes. The idea is that each group will stay together for several months and then regroup so folks can get to know others in another
For more information, contact the church office or call Tish and Dan Ashcraft.
Teachers and Aides Needed for Winter Term
November 2014 thru February 2015
We are in need of elementary age teachers and teacher's aides.
No experienceis necessary. Training and materials are provided!
Contact Kathryn Tingley, Christian Ed. Director or Elder Darrell Ching if interested!
Families in Need
This year the MPC youth will once again be participating in the giving to families in need at Christmas time.
They would like to open the opportunity to the church, asking either to pack a shoebox (plastic boxes will be
provided by the youth) or bring items in that they can pack with other things.
This year they have decided to keep it close to home rather than mail to foreign countries. There are children
& teens living on the beaches in Waianae and North Shore. There are families in shelters. Our youth want to
share the wealth with our neighbors. By keeping it on island we are not as limited to what we can give.
are the dos and don'ts for what is appropriate. Collection boxes will be in the entry way of the Education Wing
or drop your items in the office. Lists of appropriate items will be available also.
The MPC youth would like to thank you ahead of time for helping them to do outreach to our community. God Bless You!
TOYS: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed
animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up & make noise (with extra
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar
calculators, coloring & picture books.
HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, brushes, band-aids, soap, washcloths,
shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen.
ACCESSORIES: T-shirts, socks, underwear, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches,
flashlights (with extra batteries).
RELIGIOUS ITEMS: Small Bibles, stickers, bookmarks, crosses.
A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family.
If you include your name & address,
the child may write you back.
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:
Used/damaged items or things with missing parts; war related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
11/9 YOUTH GROUP @ 12:30
✴ Join everyone for lunch on the Lanai at noon.
✴ Ms. K will call when time for meeting.
✴ Remember to bring tithe for Nelly.
✴ As always, friends welcome!
November Service Project Gifting Hawaii Families in Need
✴ Bring in anything you have been collecting.
✴ Ask friends & neighbors for donations.
✴ School supplies, small toys, candy, toiletries are encouraged.
A Savior is Born
Advent is soon upon us. It begins November 30th. Christian Education is offering this new study by Pete Briscoe for the four Sundays of Advent as a Sunday school class led by Pastor Ron.
There will also be opportunities to sign up and/or lead a small group in your home or at church if you can't make the Sunday school class. All materials will be provided! So watch for the sign-ups on the lanai and invite someone to come with you!
Newcomers Bible Study
If you are new to the church in the last year and half, you are invited to come join us the
2nd and 4th Friday evenings for some Bible study, fellowship and light
We are studying different passages in the Bible and are open to what
the group wants to do. So bring your ideas and your Bible.
The next Friday study is September 12, 2014, 7 p.m. at the Cabral's, 94-359 Keaolani St., Mililani. Catch Charlie or Karen
on lanai after church for more information or give us a call at
Under the Stars
On Saturday evening September 20, our MPC Preschool hosted the first in a series of "Movies Under the Stars" featuring an all-time favorite, Mary Poppins, shown on our new 12-foot inflatable screen. An estimated 50 MPC and MPP-ers attended and enjoyed free popcorn supplied by Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union as well as hotdogs, potato salad, chips and drinks that were offered for a donation. As scripture states: There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain. - Isaiah 4:6 Our covered lanai was a blessing for this outdoor event! Even with the rain, families were able to enjoy the movie! It was a fun night for all!
The next "Movie Under the Stars" is being planned for Saturday, November 22
featuring The Croods, a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film set in a fictional prehistoric Pliocene era known as The Croodaceous (a period which contains fictional prehistoric creatures). A caveman's position as a "Leader of the Hunt" is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions as they trek through a dangerous but exotic land in search of a new home. This is a great opportunity to invite friends, co-workers, and neighbors.
Wow! What a week we had at VBS. We turned the church property into a Weird Animal habitat. Over 50 kids attended and many came back on VBS Sunday to sing, worship and enjoy in the ice cream social afterwards. Check out these smiling faces and be sure to click here for MORE!