the Kawaiaha’o worship experience
At Kawaiaha’o, we believe that learning and encompassing the “Spirit of Aloha” into our personal, family, spiritual family, and to our neighbors are essential to discovering, learning and growing together.
With so many injustices that our community and humanity is faced with, we believe it is through our stories that healing and understanding can happen — when we lead with genuine kindness and unconditional love our stories become reflections of hope that can make a difference.
It is our responsibility to take care of all of God’s creation — the waters, the land, the animals and the people. The course of this world is moving us further and further from the privilege given to us by God.
The Aloha Value System
MĀLAMA (RESPONSIBLE, CAPABLE, CONTRIBUTING)
I must cultivate more respect and Aloha for myself and others.
KA AKA AKUA (REFLECTION OF GOD)
To recognize that we are the physical breath of God. Our life should be dedicated to doing the work of the one who calls us.
E NO’ONO’O PONO (FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE)
To know without having to say that you know it. It’s not me or you; it is us, for the sake of humanity. God created the law of pono, the things that are sacred.
NĀNĀ IĀ 'OE 'IHO (REFLECTION FROM WITHIN)
Look inside ourselves so that we may nurture love and sympathy in all their merciful forms, as justice, pity, sacrifice; it is the foundation of our faith in the eternal life we already possess.
KŪLIA I KA NU’U (CONSTANT PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE)
I must strive to do my best in all ways at all times for the glory of God. I will look for new ways to do the work of God, always with the help of God.
‘IMI NA’AUAO (STRIVE FOR DEEPER KNOWLEDGE)
Cultural maturity. When you take it and digest it, it becomes yours. It’s a deeper understanding, a richer being of that knowledge.
KE KAIĀULU (COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY)
Making a contribution to the strength and continuity of our community.
'O WAU O KAWAIAHA’O (I AM KAWAIAHA'O)
A commitment to the Church through God’s word expressed in prayer, worship, study, and mission to become equipped to disciple faithfully and fruitfully according to God’s will.