Mililani Presbyterian Church

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

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Saturday Morning Prayer Service

(Note: There will be no Saturday
Morning Prayer June 1 - July 31.)

ServiceBrothers 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.


 

 

 

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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

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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

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Regular Happenings

 

Important Dates

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK-OFF
August 2 - 10:30 a.m.

New Adult Study
Begins August 2 - 10:30 a.m.

Outreach Meeting
August 4

Join our Alpha Team
Alpha Course Host
& Helper Training
August 15

Give Aloha
September 1 - 30

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Sunday School Kickoff

On August 2, we kick off our next school year. Children and youth will advance to their next grade level. We are blessed to have teachers for all the classes except for PK to 2nd grade.

We need a co-teacher to step up and help. But the Christian Education Team is hard at work recruiting! So if you get a call, PRAY!

See if this is a way that you can serve the Lord. Postcards went out to all the families reminding them of our kick-off date. Invite your friends and neighbors. We have lots of room and want to spread the Good News of our Lord's saving grace. See you in school!

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River of Life Mission (ROLM) Outreach

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." (Matthew 25:35-36)

On Wednesday, July 22, eleven of us attended ROLM downtown to serve meals and to witness the life saving grace of Jesus Christ to 235 homeless brothers and sisters.

Another four of you gave of your time by cooking chili and/or brownies and chocolate bars.

Another four of you provided monetary gifts totaling $80 to help offset the cost of the supplies.

It had been almost 10 years since I last went to ROLM. Much had changed - especially the number of meals provided. Back then on a good night it might have reached 125. In talking to Tracey who, along with his lovely wife Bergie, is part of the permanent staff and who oversees the meals, he shared that the need continues to rise.

When I first walked in, Tracey said, "Do I know you? You look familiar." I responded, "Well, if you were here 10 years or so ago, I was a part of this
ministry and you may have remembered me from then. Or...maybe it's the haircut!" He then told me he and wife
Bergie have been at ROLM for the past 15 years. Wow - what servant hearts this couple has.

Upon arrival, we were told we didn't have enough present (need at least 15 adults or youth 16 or older) to do all the chores necessary to feed sit-down meals to an average of 250 folks. Unfortunately since we didn't have the 15, we could only serve takeout meals of chili, rice, hot dog, salad, brownie/chocolate bar, and a drink (juice or water).

Imagine 250 folks standing in a single line down the street waiting patiently for their meal. Starting at 7 p.m., we finally finished at 8 p.m. with a few more latecomers who also were served.

Prior to Pastor Ron's closing prayer, Tracey again shared his appreciation for us at MPC who have continued to be one of the few long time committed churches to serving meals and sharing the gospel for at least the past 15 years he and Bergie have been there.

He added that they have a number of churches and organizations sign up to help;
however, some sign up but not only didn't show up but didn't bother to call to let them know they were not coming. In such instances the whole process is left to Tracey and Bergie and whomever they can find to help feed 250.

At the end of the evening, Tracey again shared his appreciation for serving the meal but especially for bringing two large plastic containers (located inside our double glass doors at MPC) with clothing. He said we are one of the only ones who bring clothing as well as serve a meal.

Elder Young Kim and myself, as the new Elders on Outreach, are committed to our (MPC) continued service to the ROLM. As noted elsewhere in this PresByte, the two of us as well as the handful of faithful MPCers who have long served ROLM, cannot do this alone. We need 15 to help serve and do chores as well as those who are willing to heat the chili, make brownies/chocolate chip bars, and/or make a monetary donation to help offset the cost of supplies (around $350).

So, please mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 23, to come and help fulfill not only the scripture at the beginning of this article, but also that part of the MPC mission which is: "To glorify God, to know and SERVE Jesus Christ, and to live and SHARE His Good News!" Sign-ups will begin in early September.

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Outreach
Mission & Evangelism
by Elder John Toillion

Aloha All

First and foremost "Mahalo nui loa" to Elder Dave Keim (Missions) and Elder Wally Park (Evangelism) for faithfully leading MPC's Outreach Ministry Team for the past six years. Per our denomination's Book of Order, Elders and Deacons must take a break after six consecutive years of service.

Elder Young Kim and myself, Elder John Toillion, have assumed this area of MPC's ministry. Elder Kim is overseeing Missions while I will be focusing on Evangelism.

Following our initial meeting on July 10 we were both a bit overwhelmed by the number of Mission areas we have here at MPC.

  • As most of you know MPC has been serving meals and sharing the Good News at River of Life for several years, the latest being just this past week on July 22.
  • July is also the time when we ask for supplies for nearby Kipapa Elementary School.
  • We also maintain a food pantry and clothing for those in need in our neighborhood.
  • We also sponsor Boy Scout Troop 264 (currently on a sabbatical) and more recently Cub Scout Pack 464 which meets regular here at MPC.
  • Our number one mission outreach is our very own preschool which has served our community for the past 45 years.

On the evangelism side of Outreach, our current major focus is gearing up for our Alpha Training in August and the Alpha Course in September. You'll be hearing more about this from Pastor Ron who is point person for this program designed to host a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. To find out more about Alpha, click here.

As I believe you can easily see, MPC is fully engaged in Outreach Missions and Evangelism; however, we are missing one very important piece. Can you guess what it is? Y-O-U!!!

Neither Elder Kim, Pastor Ron nor myself can possibly do Outreach by ourselves. Please come join us at our next meeting scheduled for 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 4 in Pastor Ron's office.

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Our World Vision Children

Not sure how many of you are aware of this, but MPC has two children that we sponsor through our Outreach Mission Team.

One of our boys, Tarek, age 15, just graduated from the program as his village, Damata, in Ethiopia has reached its goals and now is self-sufficient! That is a very good reason to lose one of the kids!

We received information on our new child, (pictured here). His name is Megerssa Gemechu and he turned 5 this year. The MPC Children's Church Program collects the children's tithes every Sunday (except the first which is communion). All the money the children and youth bring goes to supporting these World Vision kids. We call it "children helping children".

Our MPC kids talk about how their money is helping these children with medicine, food, clothing, school supplies and Bibles. They write to the kids regularly and hear back several times a year on how they are doing. We look forward to getting our first letter from Megerssa.

So please remember, if your children are asking for tithing money to share, this is where it is going. Our MPC kids are making an impact to be proud of!

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Give Aloha at Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms

We are participating in Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual community Matching Gifts Program. This program honors Foodland's founder, Maurice J. "Sully" Sullivan, and continues his legacy of giving back to the community.

How Does It Work?
From September 1 - 30, customers are invited to make donations of up to a cumulative total of $249 per person, per organization to participating Hawaii non-profit organizations at checkout. Donations made without a Maika`i Card will not be matched. Individuals must use their own Maika`i Card to make a donation. Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match a portion of each donation.*

What is the Matching Gift?
The Western Union Foundation has generously donated $50,000 to add to Foodland's gift of $250,000 to Hawaii non-profit organizations participating in Give Aloha this year. Therefore, the total gift that will be given to all participating organizations combined is $300,000.

* How can you Donate?
At checkout, present your Maika`i Card and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to our organization. If you do not have a Maika`i Card, you may request one. Our five digit registration code is 78296. Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total. You may give up to $249 per organization. Donations exceeding $249 will not be matched. The amount you have donated to us and the name of our organization will appear on your receipt. Any donation must be made payable to Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms. Donor names will not be released to our organization, so if you would like us to know of your gift, please contact us directly so that we may properly acknowledge your gift.

* Are These Contributions Tax Deductible?
These contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please save your store receipt for tax purposes since it will be the only record you will have of your donation.

* How will Matching Gifts be Calculated?
Matching gifts will be calculated after the end of the program. Organizations will receive 100% of all customer donations given to their organization, plus their %age of Foodland and the Western Union Foundation's $300,000 matching gift. The portion of the matching gift that each organization will receive will be based on the total dollar amount of customer donations designated to that organization as a percentage of all customer donations received for all organizations.

Please contact John Toillion should you have any questions regarding this program.

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Reverend Merla Marsh
Celebration of Her Life
5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22 at MPC

Obituary - The Reverend Merla Adell Marsh was born ebruary 19, 1929 in Highland Park, Michigan. She attended Utica High School where she met her husband Robert (Bob) E. Marsh. Shortly after graduation and Bob entering the U.S. Navy, they were married. She faithfully followed Bob during his career, giving birth to their four children, Michael, Steven, Laura, and Brenda, providing stability for the family and making a new home with each transfer.

Merla and Bob were charter members of Mililani Church (later renamed Mililani Presbyterian Church), Mililani, Hawaii, where she served faithfully as one of the first Elders ordained in April 1971, Clerk of Session, Office Manager, and wherever help was needed.

At age 51, Merla was called to the ministry and she attended Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with several other honors in 3½ years. She attended San Francisco Theological Seminary graduating with a Masters of Divinity.

Called by the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, Florida, she was ordained a Minister of the Word. After serving this church for 10 years, she retired at age 70 as Associate Pastor Emeritus.

She and Bob then returned to Hawaii where they enjoyed remodeling their home and doing some extensive traveling. In 2007, they moved to the Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch, Colorado to enjoy their remaining days.

She is survived by her husband, four children, six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. A Celebration of life was held at Wind Crest on February 19, 2015 which would have been Merla's 86th birthday.

One of Merla's final wishes was to have a Celebration of Life at Mililani Presbyterian Church. Merla's service will be at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015 with Reverend Ron Lee presiding. A reception will be held immediately following the service.

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Youth Group Activities

For July, 2015

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YOUTH GROUP MEETING
August 9 @ 12:00 noon

-Bring your bible, & tithe for Nelly.
-Your friends are always welcome.

COSMIC BOWLING
Time & Date TBA

Stay tuned for news of our bowling youth group social.

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Mililani Presbyterian Preschool

Aloha!

I would like to introduce myself. I am Krys Yadao, MPP's new Director. I come to MPP with a Master's degree in early education and with 20 years of experience in a school and administration setting.

I am a proud mother of three children. My daughter is a senior at Mililani High School and my twin boys are starting their first year at Mililani Middle school.

Our new school year 2015-2016 started off great! We are at full capacity with 80 infants and children registered. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and thank you for helping us have a safe wonderful school for the children and for always supporting us!

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Two Teachers Needed

  1. One person to co-teach for PK – 2nd beginning 8/2/15
  2. One person to teach the 3rd – 6th class beginning 9/6/16

If you love God, like to play and like kids, then you are perfect! No experience necessary ― you learn right along with the children. See Pastor Ron or any Christian Education Elder (Kay DeWeese, Ryan Hardin or Dion Houston)
if interested.

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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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New Adult Bible Study

Balancing Life's Demands

Are you busy, tired, stressed out and stretched to
the limit?
Does life seem a little out of control?
Are you running long on 'to do's & short on time?

If so, you need to join us in this 10 session DVD series, Balancing Life's Demands. You will learn how to put "first things first" and find peace in the midst of pressure and adversity. No clichés or quick fixes, just practical Biblical insights to put order in your personal world.

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Deacon's Fund

Aloha Everyone,

First of all thank you to each of you who has contributed to the
Deacon Fund in the past. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to help one of our members with an emergency last month.

Come September, the Deacons will be making our quarterly announcement and will have the Deacon Fund green envelopes in the church chair backs the second Sunday. Remember to include your MPC offering envelope number with your donation. If you have any questions about the Deacon Fund, please contact either Rick Esteron, the parish coordinator or myself.

Aloha,
Diana Toillion,
Deacon Moderator

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Stephen Ministers Are Available

Our Stephen Ministers are honored to assist you during times of crisis or just difficult times. Stephen Ministers have gone through more than 50 hours of training to be one-on-one caregivers and would be honored to help you. Please contact Karen Cabral 623-1596, Diana Toillion 625-1875, or Pastor Ron at 623-6663 for more information.

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