Program Ministries

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Bible Study & Small Groups

Please join us for lively and insightful conversation about faith every Sunday after the 10:00 AM worship service in the Library. We are currently reviewing the DVD series “Living the Questions” from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Free coffee! Call Pastor Amy for more information. Numerous small groups gather monthly for fellowship and faith conversations. Call the church office if you would like to join one!

 

Computer Ministry

Monday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Most workdays a computer room is open and staffed by volunteer monitors to provide high speed access to the internet to persons who cannot afford a computer or internet connection, and provide basic instruction to those who need it. This ministry has been supported by generous donations since its inception in 1995.

Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai’i

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai‘i believes there is a close relationship between body, mind, spirit, and community and that the best counseling approach involves consideration of all four; however, our counselors also work with those who profess no religious ties or background.  People seek counseling for help in facing difficult life situations such as conflicts in marriage and family life, depression, loss and grief, work stress, and anger management.  Counseling may benefit persons who lack direction in life, who suffer a loss of meaning and purpose, or who face spiritual confusion.  Pastoral counseling can provide guidance in coping with problems in living, in growing toward emotional and spiritual maturity, and enriching relationships through a deeper understanding of self and others.

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First UMC Preschool

Monday-Friday 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
The Preschool has been in operation since 1971, serving the needs of families in the community for a loving, caring Christian environment for their children, ages 2 to 5 years. First UMC Preschool is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, having demonstrated substantial compliance with the nationally recognized Criteria for High Quality Early Childhood Programs, and is licensed by the State of Hawai`i.

Foodbank

Monday & Wednesday & Thursday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday & Friday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Begun 25 years ago by Lissi Chadwick, Rev. Carmen Pak and Ann Drake, 25 volunteers now come in every week (about half from our church). Over 1 ton of food a week is brought in, sorted and packed into grocery bags. Over the last few years, between 400 and 800 people per month have been helped with a 15+ lb. bag of groceries, including about 100-200 children. Anyone can get food if they claim to be truly needy. About one third every month are there for the very first time. People come for many different reasons. Some are elderly on fixed income, or recently out of prison or a drug rehabilitation program, or mentally or physically disabled, or single mothers, or recent immigrants. The food is donated primarily through the Hawaii Foodbank which regularly gives our foodbank grants-in-aid which presently we have to match with church donations.

Sunday School

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Every Sundays except the first Sundays, 10:00 am – 1:00 PM
Join us for SPROUTS (Spirits Reaching Out)! Children ages 3-18 are invited to age-appropriate worship and praise, bible lessons, snacks, and mission projects. Each month we focus on a different theme/bible lesson and utilize a variety of projects and lessons to teach our kids to love God and love their neighbor.

Youth & Young Adults

Youth, ages 15-18, and Young Adults, ages 18-35, meet occasionally to do fellowship and bible study. They host the evening service every last Sunday. For more information, see their Facebook page.