Mililani Presbyterian Church

Mililani Presbyterian Church * 95-410 Kuahelani Ave, Mililani, HI 96789 * (808) 623-6663

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Reaching Out and Welcoming In
with the Good News of God's Saving Love

Lentin Schedule

Ash Wednesday Service
February 10 7:00 p.m.

Palm Sunday Worship
Procession of Palms
by Children and Youth
March 20 9:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Service
March 24 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Service
March 25 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunrise Worship
March 27 6:30 a.m.

Easter Sunday Worship
March 27 9:00 a.m.

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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.


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Mililani Presby Church HOW TO FIND US

95-410 Kuahelani Ave, Mililani, HI 96789
(808) 623-6663

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To contact us: info@mpc-hi.org

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Sunday Mornings at our Church

Mililani Presby Church SUNDAY MORNINGS
Worship
9:00 - 10:00 AM (English)
10:30 - 11:30 (Korean)

Sunday School

10:30 AM - for all ages

Mililani Presby Church Preschool
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL


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Mark Your Calendars


Important Dates

Ash Wednesday Service
February 10 7:00 p.m.

Palm Sunday Worship
Procession of Palms by Children and Youth
March 20 9:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Service
March 24 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Service
March 25 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunrise Worship
March 27 6:30 a.m.

Easter Sunday Worship
March 27 9:00 a.m.

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SPECIAL POINTS
OF INTEREST:

Alpha Kick-off
February 28

Alpha Sessions Begin
April 7

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Alpha is Coming

Pastor Ron is encouraging us to make these Lenten and Alpha seasons a blessing with a focus on bringing and sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ!

WHAT IS ALPHA
The Alpha seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as "an opportunity to explore the meaning of life".

WHO IS ALPHA FOR?
Alpha is for anyone, and people attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. Attendees come to
investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more.
Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes life. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during Alpha.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no charge for attending the Alpha course. There will, however, be a calabash (free will) offering to help offset the food/refreshments, but it is not required. Each participant will receive a Participant's Guide at no cost.

WHAT HAPPENS AT ALPHA?
The first night, we will be assigned to a group of 8-10 in which we will remain for the entire 11 week course. This provides an opportunity to get to know each other better in a small group setting.

6:30 p.m. Enjoy a free (simple) meal and refreshments
7:00 p.m. We will watch a video by Nicky Gumbel, Alpha Founder, who addresses a different aspect of the Christian faith each week and which serves as a springboard for small group discussions
7:45 p.m. Small group discussion on Nicky's talk. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery
in a relaxed and informal environment where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion and ask questions.

WHY IS MPC DOING ALPHA?
First and foremost, it is to fulfill MPC's long standing Mission statement which calls us to:

  • .. Glorify God – We glorify God thru Alpha in a time of worship and just by offering Alpha.
  • .. Know Jesus Christ – Attendees receive the "know" through the messages they'll hear.
  • .. Serve Jesus Christ – Alpha is an Outreach mission free to attendees with lots of serving volunteers.
  • .. Live His Good News – Alpha will build long-lasting relationships over 11 weeks of being together.
  • .. Share His Good News – Through Alpha, we will be sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

WHAT IS OUR PLAN FOR ALPHA AT MPC?
1. Since this is the first of what we pray will be many more Alpha courses in the future, we are focusing our first Alpha on inviting our MPC members as well as our Second Service Korean members and attendees to come and experience Alpha so they, too, can share Alpha with their family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors.
2. We desire to intentionally connect with attendees to build relationships through a small group setting. We have several new families at MPC and Alpha provides the perfect venue to get to know everyone a bit better.
3. We will request MPC Ministry Teams' support in heading up the various Alpha Task Force Teams (i.e., Greeters, Set Up/Take Down, Food/Refreshments, Childcare, Publicity, and with Music).
4. Related to Item 3 above, we have established a goal to have 100% participation by the MPC congregation either as an Alpha participant or becoming members of one of the Alpha Task Force Teams.
5. Last but certainly not least, is that our prayer is by the end of the Alpha course at least some of the Alpha attendees make a commitment or recommitment to accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. If it turns out that they end up at MPC – PTL!

THE REAL REASON FOR ALPHA

Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes life. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during Alpha. As stated at the beginning, Alpha was created so that people could come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. So, if you want "an opportunity to explore the meaning of life," come - come alone or come with friends, but come.

ALPHA at MPC
ALPHA Weekly Schedule
Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
April 7 to June 16, 2016

Week 1: April 7 Alpha Invitation: "Is There More to Life?
Week 2: April 14 Session #1: "Who Is Jesus?"
Week 3: April 21 Session #2: "Why Did Jesus Die?"
Week 4: April 28 Session #3: "How Can We Have Faith?"
Week 5: May 5 Session #4: "Why and How Do I Pray?"
Week 6: May 12 Session #5: "Why and How Should I Read the Bible?"
Week 7: May 19 Session #6: "How Does God Guide Us?"
May 21 (Saturday) ALPHA DAY AWAY (at MPC)
Session #7: "Who is the Holy Spirit?"
Session #8: "What Does the Holy Spirit Do?"
Session #9: "How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?"
Session #10: "How Can I Resist Evil?"
Week 8: May 26 Session #11: "Why and How Should I Tell Others?"
Week 9: June 2 Session #12: "Does God Heal Today?"
Week 10: June 9 Session #13: "What About the Church?"
Week 11: June 16 Session #14: "How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?"

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Easter at Mililani Church

One Great Hour of Sharing
February 10 - March 27

Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. —1 Peter 4:10

Through your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, you can serve people in your community and around the world by alleviating hunger, rebuilding after crises or catastrophe, and working with communities to overcome oppression.

How is my gift used?
A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God's love with our neighbors-in-need around the world in the following ways:

• Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provides relief to those affected by natural disasters

• Presbyterian Hunger Program provides food to the hungr,

• Self Development of People helps to empower the poor and oppressed.

A Few Examples of the Impact of Your Gifts
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: 220,000 people received food, water, shelter, and medical care in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes.

Presbyterian Hunger Program: Over 308,000 people in over 30 countries now have increased food security and livelihoods through international development work.

Self-Development of People: More than 10,000 children and their families in five bateyes in the Dominican Republic have access to clean water, helping to prevent water-related diseases.

When to contribute here at MPC?
Starting Sunday, February 14 – Easter Sunday, March 27, One Great Hour of Sharing envelopes will be placed in the chair backs. Checks should be made out to "MPC" and write "OGHS" in the Memo block along with your assigned envelope number, if you have one. You can also make an online donation at:
https://www.presbyterianmission.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/OG999999/

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MPC Children's Christmas Program

Message from Krys Yadao, MPP Director:

I am overjoyed to say that my first MPP Christmas Program was invigorating and I am so proud of all the hard work that the students and teachers did.

The photo features the youngest MPP Students, the Pulelehua class (ages 6 weeks-2 years) dancing their little hearts out for their parents.

In January we began our enrollment process for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Gomez Baptism

On January 10, Victoria and Brandon, twin children of
Hyemi and Saul Gomez were baptized at MPC.

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Meet Diana Toillion

Aloha Everyone,
This month we would like you to get to know our Deacon Moderator, Diana Toillion.

We are thankful to have her as part of our team. Here is her story.

I Igrew up on a farm in Iowa where I developed my love of animals. I have a brother and a sister. We moved to Eagle Grove half way through my Junior year in high school which is where I met John.

After graduating from University of Northern Iowa, I taught high school for a year before we were married and then, since John had joined the Air Force, we were stationed in Okinawa for several years. From there we went to Germany for 4 years which we loved and then to Taiwan where I taught ESL and where Kirsten, our daughter was born.

We stopped in Hawaii on our way back to the US thinking it might be our only time to see Hawaii, little did we know. After Taiwan we lived in Maryland for 5 years and then got the assignment to Hawaii. That was clear back in 1982. We became members of MPC and the rest is history.

I am currently the Deacon Moderator and have been in the Stephen Ministry program for many years. Those who know me, know that my hobbies are riding my horse Sherry, walking our dog Pua and enjoying our 3 grandkids. I am thankful to have known so many wonderful people over the years. One of my favorite Bible verses is Philippians 4:5. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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Regular Happenings

Youth Group Activities for
February

For February, 2016

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PARENTS & YOUTH
Please Make Note

2/7 - Youth Group -
Souper Bowl of Caring
Sunday after worship service

2/14 Youth Group @ noon

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Tackle Hunger

When: Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2016

What: Friendly competition to see whose team wins!
Bring your food item or $$ to put into your team's box.
MPC Youth will be dressed in the Super Bowl team colors.

Where: Entryway to lanai after worship

Why: TO HELP STOP HUNGER!
Our MPC Youth will be joining hundreds of youth groups across the nation collecting nonperishable
foods or monetary donations to benefit their local communities.

Ours will stay here at
MPC for our Food Pantry, but the numbers will be turned into the National registry.

So join the youth and vote for your team with your food item! Let's see which team wins!
(Of course, everyone is a winner, especially the families you are helping. Mahalo!)

 

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Stephen Ministers
Are Here
to Help

MPCIf you could use a listening ear, are going through a difficult situation, or even a crisis, please contact one of our leaders: Karen Cabral 623-1596, Diana Toillion, 625-1875 or Pastor Ron, 623-6663. We are here to help.

Paul Kuehn is returning from the Leadership Training over the weekend. Please pray for his safe travel. He will be sharing his experience with us all when he returns. His leadership will greatly enhance the plans for the next training class.

In God's love and ours,
The Stephen Ministry Team

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Newcomers

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 refreshments.

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