Kawaiahaʻo Church and other Hawaiʻi Conference UCC Churches will receive a Neighbors In Need offering on Sunday, October 5, 2014 as part of our World Communion Sunday observance. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. NIN grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. Funding is provided through donations to the Neighbors in Need offering.
The 2014 theme for NIN is "Imagining Another World Where Literacy is No Longer a Concern" and connects to the "Reading Changes Lives" initiative of the UCC.
New 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.
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.”