Youth Ministry: 2013 Year in Review

December 31, 2013 Community Service ProjectsHomelessnessOutreachPhotosSocial JusticeStreet OutreachVideosYouth Group  No comments

This is all our community service projects for 2013, year in review.

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The Prayer

December 28, 2013 Uncategorized  No comments

Our Youth Group visited the elderly during their Christmas break at Life Care Center. This is Mina and Makoa dancing the hula for “The Prayer.”

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Kona Adult Day Center

December 28, 2013 Community Service ProjectsPhotosSocial Justice  No comments

“Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” – Isaiah 1:17

The sixth corporal work of mercy is to comfort the sick. “Visiting the sick” in our world can mean reaching out to our local nursing homes: some who are “sick at heart” from being lonely and who may need of the basic human need called “friendship.”

It was a “Golden Friday” for our youth group as we avoided the holiday rush of Black Friday by vising our “kupuna” (elderly) at Kona Adult Day Center. The youth sang Christmas carols, played ukulele, and danced ballet and hula. The day after Christmas, we visited the residents at Life Care Center and once again, they shared their God-given talents to the elderly.

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Tips for Turkeys 2014

November 18, 2013 Uncategorized  No comments

“For the mystery of service is not only supplying the needs of saints, but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:12

Once again this year, our youth collected receipts from KTA in order to collect points for turkeys. These turkeys were for the annual community thanksgiving event, “Hungry and Homeless” which partners with various social service organizations, churches, and businesses in our Kona community. Our youth collected receipts for 25 turkeys!

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Cemetery Cleanup

October 23, 2013 Community Service ProjectsPhotos  No comments

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HOPE Services Hawaii’s The Friendly Place Outreach

September 21, 2013 Outreach  No comments

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. – Matthew 25:35. September 21, 2013:  Several youth and young adult from our ministry spent their Saturday evening preparing and serving dinner for residents at HOPE”s transitional living campus.

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Street Outreach

September 13, 2013 Community Service ProjectsHomelessnessOutreachSocial JusticeStreet Outreach  No comments

And if you give yourself to the hungry
And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness
And your gloom will become like midday. – Isaiah 58:10

Rain or shine, our St. Michael’s Youth Group doing street outreach during a rainy Kona afternoon. Youth encountered several homeless brothers and sisters along Ali’i Drive. The group handed out sandwiches, chips, and a bottled water. The youngest they encountered was a three-year-old girl with her parents out in the streets.

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Beach Day Clean-up

August 16, 2013 Community Service ProjectsYouth Group  No comments

Armed with gloves and trash bags, our Youth at St. Michael’s roamed the beach at Old A’s to pick-up trash during Admissions Day Holiday for their community service project for August 2013.

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Kamehameha Day Cultural Outreach

June 11, 2013 Community Service ProjectsMultimediaOutreachPhotosVideos  No comments

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Our St. Michael’s Youth Ministry continued to be “blessed” to share their talents: being “salt” and “light” for the world. Salt and light are created things, essential for our worldly life, and metaphors for graces essential to sharing faith, to knowing, loving, and serving God. Jesus tells his disciples to let people know of their faith in God and of their good deeds so that the light of faith may spread throughout the world. These young adults did just that today. With the generous donation of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), In less than two weeks, our Youth ministry put together a cultural celebration during the King Kamehameha Day holiday for the low-income and transitional living housing known as “Na Kahua Hale O Ulu Wini...

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Baccalaureate Mass

May 26, 2013 MultimediaPhotosYouth Mass  No comments

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