Handbell Choir

Rehearsals resume Aug 13, Sunday, 11 am, Music Room at First Prez 

 

We’re looking for new bell ringers (high school-aged and up) for our Handbell Choir, that’ll be under the leadership of new Handbell Choir Director Wim Blees.

 

Wim has many years of both directing and playing handbells. If interested, just show up for rehearsal on Aug 13, or send an email to Wim at tnrwim@aol.com. 

 

Handbell Choir

If you enjoy serving the Lord through music, consider being part of our Handbell Choir. Rehearsals resume on August 13 under the leadership of new Handbell Choir Director Wim Blees.

What is this about? 

Right Now Media is a website that has over 20,000 Christian videos for learning and discipleship from some of the best speakers and teachers worldwide. There are videos about the books of the bible, leadership, finance, men’s and women’s issues, mental health issues, marriage, singleness, parenting, a ton of videos for kids, and a whole lot more.

 

You can use this website for personal devotions, small groups, classrooms, and you can use it on any type of digital device.

What is rightnow MEDIA?

Dear Church Family,

 

I’m excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive new video library called rightnow MEDIA! It’s like Netflix for Christians and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

 

As a church staff, we’re always looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith. We believe that rightnow MEDIA will be a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood. rightnow MEDIA has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow.

 

You may have already received an official invitation email to give you FREE access to rightnow MEDIA. If you haven’t received it yet, click the link below and sign up now. This is a gift from us to you.

 

We pray that rightnow MEDIA will be a blessing for you and your family! If you have questions, concerns, or technical issues, email the church at rightnowmedia@fpchawaii.org and we will quickly respond.

 

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FAMILIES

FAMILY CAMP 

July 7-9 at Camp Mokule‘ia

First Prez will be holding a family camp this summer and everyone’s invited! Singles, married, with kids, with no kids, with grandkids, no grandkids, aunties, and uncles! If you’re someone who wants to connect with other people in our church ohana, then come! There will be lots of beach time, meals, times of worship, campfire, and more.

 

You have the option to rent a room in the lodge or a bed in the group cabins, or a space for your tent in the camp site. But you’ll need to sign up early because it’s first come, first served at Camp Mokuleia.

 

To see pictures of the campsite, click here: www.campmokuleia.com

 

To make reservations or if you have questions, send an email to Leslie Paez.

 

When making reservations, you will need to make a non-refundable deposit to hold your spot:

  • Lodge room = $100 non-refundable deposit
  • Group cabin bunk bed = $10 per bed non-refundable deposit
  • Tent site = $25 non-refundable deposit 

FULL PAYMENT DUE WHEN YOU REGISTER THROUGH LESLIE PAEZ.

 

Click here to download the Family Camp brochure.

 

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FAMILY FUSION

1st & 3rd Fridays of the month • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Children’s Ministry Area

 

Family Fusion is a time for First Prez families of all types and sizes to hang out and have fun. Expect a potluck meal, a tie to worship God, a time for adults to learn while the kids have a fun time of their own. No need to RSVP. Just show up. Questions? Email: jeremykblim@gmail.com

 

 

KimiyoWhat do you like most about your job? 
So many things! I love the supportive, encouraging community of my First Prez staff, parents, volunteers, and especially the students - it’s been so fun to get to know them and come alongside in what the Lord is already doing in their lives!  

Tell us about your family. 

My mom is Japanese-American and my dad is Scottish-American and looks like Santa Claus. I have one older sister, Rachael, married to Bryan and they have an adorable baby named Ben. I have a pretty small but close-knit family, but married into a huge family as my husband Taran is Hawaiian, Chinese, Irish and Native American. We have a black lab/pit bull puppy named Hau’oli (Oli for short), who is our baby. 

 

What is your favorite comfort food? 

Chocolate chip cookies! Or cake. Or pie. Or ice cream…..not that I have a sweet tooth or anything. 

 

What is one of your pet peeves? 

Wasting time - I like to feel that I’m being productive

 

What book(s) are you reading right now? 

Surprised By the Holy Spirit, A Praying Life and every December I re-read The Chronicles of Narnia as a tradition :) 

 

What is your favorite movie? 

So many! Star Wars of course! And Lord of the Rings

 

If you could be a superhero, what superpowers would you like to have? 

Flying!

 

How weird are you on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the weirdest)? 

I was a Theater major in college, so I guess I’m pretty weird! Maybe a 7? Depends how weird Pastor Dan says he is….because I’m not as weird as he is ;) 

MarthaI received my BA in Elementary K-6 from Florida Atlantic University. I taught many years in a public school setting, teaching The Gifted and Talented my last 2 years in  the classroom. I am also certified to teach ESOL students which are students that English is not their first language. Currently, I am the sole teacher of my daughter whom I happily and humbly have home schooled the last 3 years.

 

 

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

I absolutely love watching children grow and develop right in front of my eyes whether it be socially and/or academically. Knowing that I am a small fraction of the learning children are acquiring through my knowledge and passion is what drives me to love and appreciate what I do. I joined the Children’s Ministry as a small group leader, so now I get to witness the spiritual growth of our keiki, which has been completely and utterly enlightening. 

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

I am married to my wonderful best friend, Patrick Burns, the father of our two children: Brady, 21, and Danika, 9. Most of our family reside in South Florida and the New England area.

 

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD?

My favorite comfort food is homemade authentic Hispanic meals as cheat meals. However, as far as daily consumption, I really do enjoy super clean and raw foods. Therefore, veggies, salads, and fruits top my daily list of eats. 


WHAT’S ONE OF YOUR PET PEEVES?

Well, now that I have to think about it, I have more pet peeves than I thought, ha! The top one is probably unkind/unfriendly people. I wish people knew the power a smile and a simple “good morning” could be on someone, whether a stranger or not. Okay, if I can sneak one more in; folks who throw garbage out the car window really rattles my feathers. 

 

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?

Currently I am reading and really enjoying Molokai and a copious amount of literature on Thailand where I will be traveling to very soon!

 

FAVORITE MOVIE?

You can’t just list one favorite movie so I will list the three that immediately come to mind: Pretty Woman, Shawshank Redemption, and One Crazy Summer. 

 

FAVORITE RESTAURANT?

Hmmm…favorite restaurant in Hawaii is probably Haleiwa Joe’s, specifically the Kaneohe location. Runner-up is Over Easy (ahhh-maaa-zinng breakfast/brunch)!

 

IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Not sure what the name of my superhero would be but the powers would be to take pain and suffering away. Or perhaps to be able to speak to our loved ones lost, in my case, my mother, whom I miss dearly and have had to learn how to live without hearing her beautiful voice and feeling her tender love and hugs. 

 

WHICH HOLLYWOOD ACTOR WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE?

Tina Fey or Julia Louis-Dreyfus would certainly have to play me in a movie, hands down!  

 

ON A SCALE OF 1-10, RATE YOURSELF ON HOW WEIRD YOU ARE (WITH 10 BEING THE WEIRDEST)

I can proudly say I’m a 20 on the 1-10 weird scale!


The Red Carpet Team

The Red Carpet Team is made up of all the teams that extend a warm welcome to everyone who comes to our church campus, especially on Sunday mornings. Under Red Carpet, we have the:

  • USHERS: Greet and welcome people, help seat them during worship services, get the Sanctuary ready for worship services.
  • HOSPITALITY TABLE GREETERS: Attend to first-time visitors of the church, make them feel welcomed, and help them find their way around the campus.
  • SHUTTLE VAN DRIVERS: Use the church vans to give complimentary rides from specific pick-up points in town to the church campus and back for Sunday morning worship services.
  • PARKING VOLUNTEERS: Attend to the needs of guests in our parking lot.
  • COFFEE BARISTAS are trained to make espresso coffee for guests and create a welcoming atmosphere at our Sunday Coffee Bar. 

Red Carpet Team members create the first impression of the church to guests. We’re looking for team members who are naturally friendly and are passionate about making people feel welcomed and accepted at First Prez. If any of these teams seem like a good fit for you, contact these team leaders for more info:

About this Group

Handbell Choir

Rehearsals resume Aug 13, Sunday, 11 am, Music Room at First Prez 

 

We’re looking for new bell ringers (high school-aged and up) for our Handbell Choir, that’ll be under the leadership of new Handbell Choir Director Wim Blees.

 

Wim has many years of both directing and playing handbells. If interested, just show up for rehearsal on Aug 13, or send an email to Wim at tnrwim@aol.com. 

 


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