On SATURDAY, JUNE 4, Women of Kawaiaha'o (WOK) will provide lunch for the Habitat for Humanity workers construction project at Papakolea. If anyone can help prepare and deliver lunches, please contact Rebecca Kekuna at


Register now for KAWAIAHA'O CHURCH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM for keiki ages 3 to 6:
Session 1: June 6 to 24
Session 2: June 27 to July 15
Session 3: July 18 to August 5
Contact our school office at 585-0622 or go to for details and information.


WHITE ELEPHANT SALE sponsored by Christian Education Ministry SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 8:00am-2:00pm at Kawaiaha'o Church Basement. Now accepting donations of clothing, household goods, books, purses, etc. to the church basement. NO ELECTRONICS, PLEASE. Contact Martha Albin at or Keiko D'Enbeau at


Sign up now for 2016 'OHANA CAMP, JULY 22-24, at Camp Mokule'ia. Go to the sign-up tent outside the sanctuary after worship service or contact the Pastor's Office at 469-3061 for a brochure.


Annual, Monthly or Weekly offertory tithing and donations to Kawaiaha'o Church and its missions have just gotten easier. Just click on to SECURE GIVE at You can either sign up with an account or you can give without creating an account.


We are looking for volunteers for Hui Aloha to greet people, hand out bulletins, collect the offering and welcome everyone with the Love of God as they come to Kawaiahaʻo Church. Smile with us and be a part of the first joyful impression people receive! For more information, please contact SANDY TAMASHIRO at 808-286-3171 or


Ali'i Sundays are among the many long and honored traditions of Kawaiaha'o Church, which began about 1914. In the 1970s, Reverend Dr. Abraham Akaka reminded us of the importance "to unite as the people of Hawai'i and to recognize the leadership our Ali'i gave us as Christians." We celebrate Ali'i Sundays just before the birthday of the Ali'i which are held as part of a larger series of celebrations recognized by the Benevolent Royal Societies, Ali'i Trusts and the Hawaiian Civic Clubs. You are invited to join us.

January 31 King William Charles Lunalilo
March 13 Queen Ka'ahumanu
March 20 Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole
June 5 Kamehameha 'Ekahi (1)
August 7 Kamehameha 'Ekolu (III)
August 28 Queen Lili'uikalani
October 16 Princess Ka'iulani
December 11 Kamehameha 'Elima (V)
December 18 Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop

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Welcome from the Kahu

Our church strives to honor Jesus in everything we do and say. We welcome everyone to worship with us Sundays at 9:00 AM.

The majority of the service is in English. Because of our strong roots in the Hawaiian culture, we sing Hawaiian songs and read the scriptures in Hawaiian and English. We welcome you to our ‘ohana (family) where the love of Jesus Christ is alive.

— Kahu Curt Pa‘alua Kekuna

Frequently Asked Question

Are your services in English or Hawaiian?

Approximately 85% of our services are in English. We sing at least one song in Hawaiian, and say the Lord's Prayer as a congregation in Hawaiian.

About Kawaiaha‘o Church

“On July 21, 1842, 5,000 worshippers, led by Kamehameha III, gathered to dedicate this “Great Stone Church.” It became known as the “Westminster Abbey of the Pacific,” and during the days of the monarchy, it was called “The Church of the Ali‘i.” Today, it is often referred to as “The State Church of Hawai‘i.”

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957 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Worship Service:

Sunday Worship Service 9:00am

You can listen to the Sunday Sermons online.

Prayer Service:

Wednesday Prayer Service from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Ali‘i Sunday Worship Service:

Ali‘i Sunday Worship Services occur seven Sundays of the year and starts at 9am. For dates of Ali‘i Sunday's, please view our Ali‘i Sunday calendar.

Sunday School:

Adults: 8:00 to 9:00am
Children: 9:00am to 10:00am

Church Ministry  Google Calendar:

Now you can keep up to date with Kawaiaha'o Church's Ministry Calendar! Please click on the link below to view the calendar.

Ministry Calendar

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