KAPA‘A — The Kapa‘a United Church of Christ, 1315 Ulu St., welcomed Robert Bork as its new pastor at their regular 10 a.m. service last month.
The calling of Bork will help the church build on its mission to be “God’s beacon of light and love for a peaceful world, welcoming all with aloha and joy,” according to a press release from the church.
The 100-year-old church emphasizes an atmosphere of love and caring for all people. Bork will help the church expand its commitment to service and spreading the word of Jesus’ unconditional love and acceptance.
“We are thrilled to welcome Pastor Rob and his family,” Moderator George Taylor said. “His warm, fun, engaging and approachable personality is a joy, and his commitment to welcoming people from all walks of life fits our priorities as a faith community.”
“I’m very excited to be the pastor here. When I envisioned a church where I wanted to continue ministry, it was one just like Kapa‘a UCC,” Bork said, “a place where we come together to worship, connect and laugh, but just as important, we are out of the building following Christ’s command to share the good news and love and care for our neighbors.
“This fits perfectly with the United Church of Christ’s slogan, ‘Jesus didn’t reject people. Neither do we,” he said. “At Kapa‘a UCC, everyone is welcome, anytime. Come and see.”
Kapa‘a UCC’s Sunday worship celebration is at 10 a.m.
To contact Bork or learn more about the Kapa‘a United Church of Christ, visit the Facebook page or call 808-822-9241.
Source: The Garden Island