Click here to be directed to the Artful Contemplation video by Pastor Mary.

Central Union Church-Adult Education Ministry

Learning Tree is a program our church uses to help keep members informed and engaged in the community and the world. We believe in keeping current, keeping our minds sharp, and in trying to help improve things for our fellow citizens and the future generations. Once a month, Learning Tree features a speaker from outside the church community in many diverse areas and on many diverse topics. To plant a seed, without knowing exactly how and where it will bear fruit. Learning Tree also features group discussions, testimonials about personal faith journeys, and deeper examinations of how things touched on in a sermon can be applied to everyday lives and human problems.

Parking is available on the Ewa/West side of the CUC campus. The Learning Tree is held in The Women’s Building which is Diamond Head/ East of the Sanctuary (the church with the high steeple). The Learning Tree takes place on Sundays from 10:15 to 11 AM and is preceded by the Aloha Lanai snack and coffee service just outside the Women’s Building.

Upcoming Learning Tree Sessions

Join Central Union Church Blue Zones Activities. EXPERIENCE the incorporation of health into your daily routines to increase longevity. ENGAGE in relationships that increase your wellbeing and community.

Mark your calendars for a new health and fellowship opportunity! Central Union Church’s Walking Moai (walking group), will meet every Thursday at 4 pm, between August 2nd and October 4th, to walk around Kapiolani Park.  Come meet us at the Park, on the ewa side of the bandstand by the pond.  Free parking is available at lots along Monserrat Avenue; or call a friend to carpool. Bring your water bottle. T-shirts will be provided at the site when you arrive.

Sundays, following the 7 am service – at around 7:45 am, we will be gathering in Atherton Courtyard. We’ll take a short walk around the block of our Central Union Church neighborhood.  Don’t forget to wear your Blue Zones T-Shirt if you have one! We look forward to seeing you there.

Coconut-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene— an antioxidant that may help improve immunity and prevent cancer. Pairing beta-carotene rich foods with a small amount of fat, such as the coconut milk, helps your body to better use this fat-soluble vitamin.


5 medium sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

1 cup regular or low-fat canned coconut milk

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp salt, optional


Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and add enough water so they’re submerged by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 25 minutes.

Drain in a colander and set in the sink, then transfer the sweet potatoes to a large bowl.

Add 1 cup coconut milk and mash with a potato masher or an electric mixer at medium-low speed until creamy, adding more coconut milk to get a smooth, rich puree. Stir in the cinnamon, as well as the salt, if desired.

Every woman who is a member of Central Union is a member of the Women’s League. We invite you to explore the ways you can enliven your membership.

How You Can Help

Please consider supporting the Thrift Shop with your purchases and donations.

Many people choose to give a scholarship in honor or memory of a loved one.

College Scholarships

Deadline is February 28, 2020

The Women’s League of Central Union Church, is making scholarships available to qualified students for the Academic Year of 2020-2021.

The Women’s League of Central Union Church is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications from students for the Kenneth O. and Doris A. Rewick Educational Aid Fund and the Ruth C. Scudder Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please e-mail or call the church office at (808) 941-0957 if you have any questions.

Applicants: Click on the links at the bottom of the page to download the fact sheet and application forms.

Parents/Teachers/Counselors: Please inform your students about these scholarships and direct them to the website to download the fact sheet and application forms and/or distribute copies throughout your educational system.

Only the first 50 completed applications
will be accepted and reviewed.

Please note that these forms are slightly different from the ones used previously. It is essential that the student complete all the required information. Applicant will be informed by e-mail when their application is deemed complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered nor will any effort be made to contact the applicant. The applicant may call the church office at 808-941-0957 or e-mail: and leave a message for the Chairperson to check on the status of the application.

In this academic year we hope to award students throughout the state with scholarships of over one thousand dollars.

If you have any further questions about the scholarships or the application process, please e-mail us at:

Click any line below for scholarship information.
Scholarship Facts Sheet
Scholarship Application


Plan now to attend:  November 6 to 8, 2020

Each Fall, CUC women and friends set aside a weekend to relax and renew in the beautiful setting of Camp Mokule’ia on Oahu’s North Shore.  We listen to inspiring messages, singing joyously, take morning walks and marvel at God-inspired sunsets.  All this and you won’t need to cook.  Watch here for updates in August.