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5 Things Friday: Together Each Day

It’s Aloha Friday! Each morning, Bruce and Laura Fink read Together Each Day, a daily devotional by Bill and Joan Winmill Brown, together over breakfast. Watch this week’s #5ThingsFriday to learn 5 takeaways from this devotional book for husbands and wives.
 



Philippians 3 Recap

Each Wednesday, Pastor Chris leads a mid-week Bible study on the book of Philippians. Check out this excerpt from last week’s study on Philippians 3:
 



The Blessing

In case you missed it on Sunday, Reagan Beissel led us in a beautiful version of The Blessing. Reagan graduated from the 8th grade last weekend and is headed to high school in the fall. Thank you for using your gifts to lead us in worship, Reagan!
 



#TalkStoryTuesday: Amber Irving

It’s #TalkStoryTuesday! This week, Dani Beth checked in with Amber Irving and learned her enchilada recipe.
 



College Graduate Stories: Sophia & Kelsey

While many of our college graduates headed back to the mainland early, Sophia & Kelsey are still on island! We hope you will join us tomorrow in celebrating Sophia Ornelas and Kelsey Kingsmore (as well as our high school graduate, Lauren Baker, and retiree, Dennis Poei). Check out this video to learn a little more about Kelsey and Sophia!
 



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Israel 2020 Slideshow

It has been 2 months since our Israel group returned to the island. Dani Beth has shared videos about the places we saw, but check out this slideshow video of the people who went!


Worship Through Prayer

#WorshipWednesday
 
To worship is to show reverence and adoration for God. Often times when we hear the word “worship” we automatically think about singing. While singing is one way that we express our adoration for God, worship encompasses more than lifting our voices in song. One way that we worship is through corporate prayer. At UABC, we will often say a prayer of confession together. This is a part of our worship because we are coming together as God’s body to examine our hearts and confess the ways that we have sinned against him.

We have been studying John 4 where Jesus tells the Samaritan woman that all true worshipers must worship God in “spirit and in truth.” That means that true worship takes place on the inside- in the heart or spirit of the worshiper. By confessing our sins, we worship in spirit and truth.

I have missed singing with you the past 9 weeks, but I have also missed praying with you. So today instead of sharing music, I wanted to share this prayer of confession. Find a quiet moment today to be still before God and to pray these words out loud. You can do this together with your family, or on your own. Take the time to really ponder what you are saying and ask God to examine your heart and reveal any unconfessed sin to you (Ps. 139:23-24). This prayer comes from “The Valley of Vision,” a book of Puritan prayers, and is entitled, “The Precious Blood.”


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#TalkStoryTuesday: Lauren Baker

This week for our #TalkStoryTuesday, Dani Beth checks in with Lauren Baker about graduating high school during a global pandemic, Lauren’s go-to quarantine meal, and a verse that has brought her comfort during this time. Check it out!

We hope you will join us this Saturday, May 23, at 6 PM as we celebrate graduates and retirees in the church parking lot! Please bring 4 lei and join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and a retiree!