ELIZABETH GARCIA, RACHEL KAIAMA, KEALOHA BENAVENTE and CHRIS BARON, the TEAM representing Kawaiahaʻo Church, arrived safely in Jerusalem on Sunday 9/13/2015. They report being blessed in prayer and worship filled with the Holy Spirit as 200 faithful warriors from China and other nations prayed for Hawaiʻi at 6:00am. The TEAM received their blessings on behalf of all Hawaiʻi Nei.


On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015, Foster Families are invited to an evening focused on childrenʻs activities and a meal for the entire family sponsored in part by Kawaiahaʻo Church's Outreach Ministry. R.S.V.P. by October 3 to MINTA NISHIMURA (Phone 808-469-5123 or Email


"Bear Good Fruits" (John 15:16) Fall Hoʻike will be held SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015, from 2:00-4:00pm at Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama Chapel. Sponsored by Oahu Sunday School Association. R.S.V.P. by October 4 to Ministry of Christian Education/Sunday School (Phone 808-478-3505 Sophie Adversalo)


Kawaiaha'o Church School Harvest Festival is Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Come join our keiki, staff and families celebrating the Harvest of many blessings. There will be Pumpkin Decorating Contests, Games, Foods, and a variety of FUN family activities for everyone. See you there!!!


On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, you will be able to Walk Thru The New Testament from 8:00am-3:00pm at KAIONA Room in Kawaiahaʻo Plaza. We did the Old Testament in June and look to complete the whole Bible. For $20, continental breakfast at 7:30am, and 6 hours of your time, you will learn the overview of the NT in one day. Call the Pastorʻs Office at 469-3061 if interested. Scholarships are available.


Outreach Ministry will be sponsoring an Angel Tree this year. The tree will be placed in the back of the sanctuary beginning November. Recipient forms are available in the Church Business Office. Deadline to submit completed forms is FRIDAY, COTOBER 23. If you have any questions, please contact SANDY TAMASHIRO at (808) 286-3171 or at


Vendor applications are now being accepted for Kawaiaha'o Church's Annual Holiday Craft Fair, White Elephant & Food Festival. Sales areas are assigned by the church on a first-come/first-served and loyalty basis. For more information, please call Cindy at 469-3000, or find our Vendor's Application at

MAKEKE (market) will be open from 8:30am - 3:00pm at Kawaiahaʻo Church on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28. CRAFT FAIR & FOOD FESTIVAL featuring dozens of vendors will be on the lawn. WHITE ELEPHANT SALE offering great bargains will be in the church basement. FREE & open to the public, so come one, come all!


Everyone is welcome to enjoy our Ministry of Music & Performing Arts at its Christmas Tree Lighting Concert on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 from 5:00-5:30pm in the sanctuary.


We will again be using our lawn to honor our Lord's birth from DECEMBER 6 to 20. Christian Education and Ministry of Evangelism are teaming up on Friday, December 11. Anyone else interested in putting on a Live Nativity Scene with music and/or acting during the holiday season, please call 469-3061 to secure a date.


Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus Holiday Concert will be at 7:00pm on Saturday, December 12, 2015 in the Kawaiaha'o Church Sanctuary.


Ministry of Music & Performing Arts presents its Christmas Concert at 7:00pm on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 in the sanctuary. This event is open to the public.


The sanctuary will be open to the public for our Christmas Eve Service at 6:00PM on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24.


Hebedoma is the first full week in January 2016. Commit to January 4 - 9 for a week of prayer in the sanctuary from 6:00-7:00pm. More to follow.


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

Hōkūleʻa & Hikianalia ‘Ohana Day Recorded

A recording of the program is on YouTube at Also please join us on the Kawaiahao Church Ministry of Evangelism page on Google Plus at

More info to be announced soon.

Hokulea Prayer Requests

If you have prayer requests please send them to our mailing list.

Prayer ministry information


The Nomination Committee is seeking candidates for the upcoming election on October 25, 2015, at the church's Semi-annual Meeting election to fill vacancies in the following offices: Board of Trustees, Secretary to Congregation, At-Large Member, Church Delegates, Nomination Committee, Pastoral Committee, Elections Committee, Youth Delegate and Youth Alternate. For further information, contact Pua Caindec at 239-5885. Those running for Trustee must submit a resume to the Nominations Committee by October 9, 2014. Nominations for other committees may be made from the floor with the consent of the candidate.

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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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