Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Imago Dei T-Shirts

As you know, the youth have been working to help support two Thai orphans who are in bible college. For a suggested donation of $15, we are offering the first Imago Dei Christian Community T-shirt with this AWESOME graphic on the front created by Charis!

Sorry, we don't accept internet orders, but you can click HERE to download the order form. Turn in your form and funds on Sunday to Matt Toyama.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

11/25/07 - Newcomer's Brunch Sunday

On Sunday, November 25, please meet with your Soul Care Groups (if you are in one).

If not, please come to the Oahu Veteran's Center at 9am for the Newcomer's Brunch (with coffee) to with & get to know Steve & Dyne!

Walk for Africa Hawaii - December 1 at Koolau Golf

Join others in raising funds for HIV Orphans in Africa by participating in the "Twilight Walk for Africa Hawaii" on World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1, 2007 from 4:30 to 7:30pm.

To register, please go to their website at www.walkforafricahawaii.com

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Church Family Retreat - October 26-28

The first Imago Dei Church Family Retreat happened on October 26-28, 2007.
We did not have worship at OVC that sunday.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Way of the Soul Classes October 5-6

As mentioned in his messages recently, Steve will be holding a couple of sessions to take us deeper in the ways of the Soul. These sessions will be held at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Avenue (click HERE for a map) They will be held:
  • Friday, October 5, 7pm-9pm
  • Saturday, October 6, 8:30am-11:30am
Any further questions, please contact Mary at mary*AT*imagodeihawaii.org
(note: type the @ sign instead of "*AT*")

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Next Family Meeting - August 19th

The next Imago Dei Family meeting will be held on Sunday, August 19 after worship. The Bylaws committee will present the Leadership portion of our bylaws for approval by the Community.

By the way, if you did not yet fill out the Imago Dei membership covenant (see above) that allows you to vote in the family meeting see Chris for the covenant form.

Monday, July 09, 2007


Baptism is an important sacrament of our faith. If anyone is interested in baptism, please contact Steve through the church e-mail at imagodeicc@gmail.com.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Imago Dei Covenant for membership

At our June 3 Family Meeting, we approved the membership covenant that all voting members must agree to annually to be a voting member of Imago Dei. For those who were not able to attend the meeting and wish to be a member of Imago Dei Christian Community in Hawaii, please see Chris for the covenant form. If you wish to heard a recording of the meeting, see Emerick.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Prayer Night - Thursday May 31

A time of prayer specifically for Imago Dei Community members before the Sunday June 4 family meeting will be held Thursday 5/31 at "The Lodge" at Wailuna. The "Lodge" swimming area is on the left.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Family Meeting - Sunday, June 3, 2007

Our quarterly Family Meeting will be held June 3rd, after worship.
We will be discussing the new Bylaws, Chris' internship, Staffing questions (Administrator vs. Associate Pastor or other...), funds to support ministries in Thailand, as well as tithing.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

"Touch A Heart "ministry Blog Site

I just accidentally ran into Eugene Muratsuka's new blog site for their "Touch A Heart" homeless minitry. Click HERE to go there....

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Common Grace Ministries

Pastor Jay Jarman's Common Grace ministries was featured in an article in yesterday's Star-Bulletin. This is a ministry that we want to support fully.
Click HERE for the article.

For links to previous excellent sermons that Jay has shared with Imago Dei, click on the following:
3/4/07 - Missional or Euphemissional?
3/26/06 - Uncommon Grace of Jesus

Monday, April 23, 2007

No Homeless Ministry on April 29

Due to scheduling problems, we will not be having the homeless ministry food distribution on Sunday, April 29, 2007. Will try again next month..

Global Day for Darfur Candlelight Vigil - Sunday April 29, 2007

To help urge U.S. response to the Darfur genocide (over 0.4 Million killed, 2.5 Million displaced) The Hawaii Coalition for Darfur will be hosting a Candlelight Vigil and concert at the State Capitol grounds on Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 7pm-9pm.

The Vigil and Concert will try to to raise awareness, call local citizens to action and call on local, national and international law makers to take more action to restore peace in Darfur. Speakers will include; Mark Hanis, Executive Director of the Genocide Intervention Network, Father Marc Alexander of the Hawaii Catholic Diocese, and Kelly Rosati, Executive Director of the Hawaii Family Forum and Director of the Hawaii Catholic Conference. Pre- and post- vigil music will be provided by the energetic Johnny Shot band. To tone things down for our vigil portion, the beautiful tones of Leo Nani will fill the air as we snap our glow sticks and bear witness to the victims of Darfur. The vigil will use 2 colors of glow sticks to symbolize advocacy of a hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur. This event will advocate for the passing of Hawaii's divestment legislation HB34.

Please RSVP Leanne at info@hawaii4darfur.org so we know how many glow sticks we need.

If you'd like to get involved here in Hawaii, please email Leanne at info@hawaii4darfur.org and/or visit their website at www.hawaii4darfur.org.


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Real Christians of Genius

Real Christians of Genius

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Upcoming Schedule for April 2007

Some meetings coming up in April...

  • April 22, 2007: Imago Dei Family Meeting after worship on Sunday. Move to the Makai dining room after worship for our quarterly family meeting. We need some helpers to break down the worship stuff in the main hall during that time.

  • April 29, 2007: Homeless feeding ministry CANCELLED

Friday, March 30, 2007

H.I.M. Session on Soul Care

Steve & Lisa led two breakout sessions for over 120 people at Hawaiian Island Ministries' "Honolulu '07" conference on March 30.
For the attendees, here are some links that were mentioned:

Handouts from "Soul Care In Community" (click on the title to download pdf file):
Steve's Part 1 Handouts
Prayer of the Examen Handout
Steve's Part 2 Handout

Internet Links mentioned by Steve for contemplative practices:

CD's? You can order the session by going to www.dovecds.com/him

Questions? Enter a comment by going to the bottom of this article & clicking on the word COMMENT or click on the picture of the Envelope next to it to send Steve an e-mail at imagodeicc@gmail.com

Link to Dyne Peich's message on the "Christian Response to Anger" (including her "Slippery Slope" of christian interaction that Lisa referred to)
Click HERE for streaming audio
or HERE for MP3 (to download to your computer for iPod or similar)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

HIM 2007 Conference!

Sign up for Hawaiian Island Ministries' 2007 Conference, titled, "Love One Another" to be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on March 29-31, 2007!

Go to http://himonline.org/ for more information. The schedule of presentations can be seen HERE

Steve & Lisa will be doing two breakout sessions on Soul Care in Small Groups on Friday. march 30 at 10:30am & 3:30pm.

Monday, March 12, 2007

March 11 : Small Group Sunday & Newcomer's Brunch

On Sunday, March 11, we will NOT have the normal Sunday Worship gatherings. Instead, please meet with your Soul Group (if you are in one already)

If you are NOT in a Soul Group, meet at the Veteran's Center at 9am for the Newcomer's Brunch with Steve (brunch to be supplied by Chris & Yihe's Soul Group!)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Slavery in the 21st Century

The U.S. State Department estimates that currently there as many as 27 Million people in slavery in the world, more than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Approximately 2 Million children are enslaved in the global sex industry. Nearly 300,000 children are seized & forced to be soldiers, sometimes to kill their own relatives and neighbors.

We are called, as God’s missional community, to participate in His desire to, “… to proclaim freedom for the captives …to comfort all who mourn” (Is 61:1-3) and also to, "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. …defend the rights of the poor and needy." (Proverbs 31:8-9)

What can our community do?

From Imago Dei, Steve & the scout team will be leaving on the mission trip to Thailand in a week or so. Among the places they will visit will be the work of Mark Crawford & the International Justice Mission, who help girls sold into sexual slavery. (Click here for website or here for article from Christianity Today)

So what are some ways we can help?

1. Pray
*Ask God to inspire and equip local government authorities to combat slavery.
*Pray for the Christian community in the areas of the world where slavery is rampant. Ask God to bless the local Body of Christ with conviction, wisdom and courage so that they might intervene to stop this violence.
*Ask God to comfort all who are held in slavery and awaiting rescue. Please also pray for the full restoration of those who have been rescued.
*Ask God to raise up qualified Christian professionals to join organizations such as the International Justice Mission in the ongoing effort to rescue people from slavery.
*Pray that God will bring awareness to the Body of Christ around the world concerning modern-day slavery, the biblical mandate for Christians to seek justice and the need for financial resources to pay for the rescue the poor can not afford.
2. Give. Raise funds to free slaves, or just give to organizations that look to alleviate poverty in these third world countries. Click on the links below for websites of organizations:
3. Sign a petition. You can find one at theamazingchange.com or stopthetraffik.org
4. Learn more about human trafficking/slavery. Check the websites below. Read. (See the movie “Amazing Grace”, about the life of the life of William Wilberforce, a parliamentarian, christian & antislavery pioneer who was highly influenced by John Newton the former slavetrader who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace".) Newsweek review of movie HERE
5. Talk to others about slavery.
6. Pray about maybe being a part of the next missions trip that the community sends to Thailand.

Click on Links:
International Justice Mission
Compassion International
World Vision International
Justice for Children

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Amazing Grace

Sunday, December 17, 2006

12/24/06 : Christmas Eve Potluck

On Sunday December 24, Imago Dei will have our usual worship celebration at the Veterans' Center at 9am, but we will then grab our camp chairs, mats & tables & go to Blaisdell Park around noon for a Christmas Eve lunch that we will share with the homeless. IDCC will be picking up lunch from Ige's & bringing it down. (you may donate $ to the cause!)

Also, bring a couple dozen cookies to be packed up & shared with all!

Any Q, call Peter or the church cell.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

8/13/06 Announcements

Next Sunday, August 20 :Small Group Sunday
If you are a oldtimer in a small group, please gather with your small group next sunday. (except for Orimoto's group, who will be assisting) If you are a newcomer, please come to the Oahu Veterans' Center to have brunch & worship with Steve & Dyne at 9am

Saturday August 26 Jr. High/High School Sleepover at Bellows Beach
Sign up with Bobby BEFOREHAND so they will let you past the military police. (or, drop us an e-mail & we will help you contact him) Bring a tent if you have one, or you have to try to fit in the lone cabin.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Where ARE you guys, anyway?

Imago Dei is now meeting at the new Oahu Veterans' Center in Foster Village on Sundays 9-11 am. The center is located at 1298 Kukila St. near Radford High.
Click HERE for a map.
(click HERE for more details)
Questions? E-mail imagodeicc@gmail.com
call our cell phone at 383-1701 (M-F till 5pm)

Monday, July 17, 2006

July 17 Announcements

No Homeless Ministry This Sunday: The team wanted some time to regroup & see if we can get more people involved. The next time we go to Blaisdell park will be August 6. There will be a signup sheet for donations going around this sunday.

Meeting of the Community, Sunday July 30 : After worship on 7/30 we will be having a meeting to talk about plans & budget readjustments. Any concerns you want to bring, please contact Steve, Wes, Chris, Albert or Lisa.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

July 16 Announcements

Homeless Ministry : The next time we look to feed the homeless will be on Aug 6th.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

July 9 Announcements

Next Sunday: July 16: Bring your pans/pots: The homeless at Blaisdell park have to endure periodic "sweeps" by the police where their items get confiscated. They need cooking items like frying pans, pots. Questions? Contact Wes or Iman at imagodeicc@gmail.com

July 30, right after service- Meeting of the Community
  • A time for us to get together & get community feedback, talk about budget, answer questions, etc.
  • E-mail Steve, Wes, Chris, Albert or Lisa any comments or questions you want to bring up so we can ensure we understand your question. E-mail imagodeicc@gmail.com
?July 23: Feed the homeless - We will nail down the date later.

  • Need a ride: Someone living in lower Pearl City needs a ride to church every sunday. If you can help, contact Emerick
  • Sunday School & High School disciplers!
  • Someone to run PA System & be willing to be responsible for bringing some hardware to church weekly
  • Someone to volunteer to run overhead

Sunday, June 04, 2006

iTunes Feed is Fixed!!

For those of you with iPods, we finally have fixed our feed of our podcasts to iTunes. You are again able to subscribe & automatically get Steve direct-injected into your iPod for free!

For more info, please see more detailed instructions at our Podcast Archive page by clicking HERE, and finding the article titled, "How To Subscribe To Our Audio Feed"


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

We've Moved!!

Imago Dei Christian Community is now meeting at the new Oahu Veterans' Center in Foster Village. The Center is located at 1298 Kukila St.
Click HERE for a handout that we passed out
HERE or HERE for internet maps.

Worship: Sunday mornings, 9am-11am

  • Get onto KAHUAPAANI ST. going Makai Go 0.8 mile
  • Turn LEFT onto SALT LAKE BLVD. Go 0.3 mile
  • At the traffic light in front of Radford High School, Turn LEFT onto ALA OLI ST.
  • At the Turnabout, you will see the Oahu Veteran’s Center right in front of you.
  • Circle around the Turnabout till you end up going in the direction of the car in the photo & you will get onto on HALOA DR.
  • Take the first RIGHT onto KUKILA ST.
  • Take a quick right turn into the ample Parking lot behind the building.

  • Worship: Sunday mornings, 9am-11am
  • Sunday School for 1st-7th grade available
  • Weekly Small Group "Soul Group" meetings at various locations.

Questions? Email us at imagodeicc@gmail.com or call the church cell phone at 383-1701 (M-F 10-5)

Sunday, May 28, 2006

We got bumped!

Due to a scheduling error, we were bumped out of the Oahu Veteran's Center on May 28, and instead met in the East Foster Village Park & Rec Center. The room was very bright (hard to see overhead) and very reverberating (hard to sing!) Still, the Lord spoke and we had a meaningful time in our Sunday Circles!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

May 7 Announcements:

Bringing Food To the homeless: Sunday, May 21 (the first sunday we meet at Oahu Veteran's Center in Foster Village)
We plan to fix sandwiches in the Veteran's Center kitchen after our 9am worship, then drive down to Blaisdell. If you have any questions, contact either Alice or Wes.

Can you coordinate coffee & snacks? Since Kar has been working with the youth, we need someone who would be willing to serve by coordinating the coffee & snacks for worship gatherings. If you can help, please contact Kar or drop us an e-mail to the church mailbox at imagodeicc@gmail.com....

Thursday, May 04, 2006

May 7: Meet 9am at Pearl City AND 6pm at "Church X"

May 7, Sunday: "Church X" Joint Worship Service. We will have our normal worship service at 9 am this sunday at Pearl City Rec Center, but will also meet for our interdenominational worship, "Church X," 6 PM, at First Presbyterian Church, 1822 Keeaumoku Street (at the corner of Nehoa Street) .
For a map, click HERE or HERE

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

4/16/06 Announcements

April 23, Sunday 9am: Doubt Sunday. Keeping in step with the doubting disciple, Thomas, we will take time this Sunday to begin the process of dealing with our own doubts about God, faith, and life. Rarely do we give ourselves the opportunity to be honest with each other in our places of doubt. Please take some time this week to ponder some of your biggest doubts and write them on slips of paper. Bring these slips on Sunday and drop them in our "Doubt Box" at the door. (You may remain anonymous or identify yourself on your slips--it's up to you.) During a time of honest conversation, we will go through the box, read your slips aloud, and share each others' burdens. Come prepared to listen, learn, and gently respond to each other.

April 30, Sunday: Baptism at Ali'i Beach Park (Hale'iwa) *1pm* [NEW TIME] . Meet at Ali'i's at 1 PM. Semi-potluck--bring enough snacks and drinks for you, your family, and just a bit more to share. If you are interested in baptism, contact Pastor Steve.

May 7, Sunday: "
Church X" Joint Worship Service. We will have our normal worship service at 9 in the morning but will also meet for our interdenominational worship, "Church X," 6 PM, at First Presbyterian Church, 1822 Keeaumoku Street (at the corner of Nehoa Street) .
For a map, click HERE or HERE