"This is a great way to meet your peers and possibly find ways of sharing resources and ideas." - Rae Costa
The Diocesan Support Center kicked off the first Coffee Hour on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 (Chronicle, December 9, 2020), with the team of the Rev. Cn. Sandy Graham, Business Manager Rae Costa, and Executive Assistant Denise Esposito. Coffee Hour was established to help congregations with the administrative side of church life and are held via Zoom at least twice monthly. Church administrators and wardens are invited to attend these continuing sessions that will address various topics, including reports to be filed, insurance, forms, policies, etc.
These meetings are scheduled for every other Thursday at 9:00 AM. Although the first few Coffee Hours were not recorded, it was decided to do so to serve as a resource for our churches. To access the Coffee Hour resource page that is password protected, contact Rae Costa HERE, or call the DSC at (808) 536-7776, ext. 326.
Upcoming Coffee Hour topics
July 15: Mental Illness with guest speaker from NAMI Hawaii (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
July 29: Boundaries in a church setting with guest speaker from Pacific Health Ministry
August 12: Depression/Anxiety from Pandemic with guest speaker from Samaritan Counseling Center
August 26: Homeless with Mental Illness with guest speaker from I.H.S. (Institute for Human Services)
September 9: How to navigate the new Safe Church platform presented by Denise Esposito
Please contact our office if you have an idea for future Coffee Hours!