Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Honolulu.

Due to the Coronavirus, we are
ONLINE ONLY for Sunday worship services:

English at 10 a.m – Tongan at 11:00 a.m.


The latest English worship videos are below.

Previous Tongan worship videos (and English worship with live prayers)

are on our facebook page:  facebook.com/firstumchonolulu

Click here for more details on online worship.

For archives of worship services, see below or for more, click HERE.

For archives of the Wednesday Check-In, see below or for more, click HERE.


Sunday Worship for September 20, 2020



Wednesday Check-In for September 16, 2020


Sunday Worship for September 13, 2020

Sermon Part 1 – “The Sacred Breath and the Defiled Breath”

Sermon Part 2 – Includes the Houff Family Interview

Wednesday Check-In for September 9, 2020


Sunday Worship for September 6, 2020

New DS Rev. Moonyoung Lee preaching – “Joy of the Lord”

See below for excerpts

DS Moonyoung Lee’s sermon – “Joy in the Lord”

Message for All Generations by Pastor Tom Choi – “Peanuts and Coke”


Wednesday Check-In for September 2, 2020 – The Legal Clinic


Worship Service for August 30, 2020

Excerpts of the service are below this video

Sermon by Pastor Tom Choi: “Introduction to the Book of John”

Youth Panel on Gospel Discipleship


Wednesday Check-In for August 26, 2020


Sunday Worship for 8-23-2020 – Gospel Discipleship – Luke

See below for excerpts


Sermon, Part One – Introduction to the Book of Luke by Pastor Tom Choi

Sermon, Part Two – The Lukan Discipleship Pathway by Kim Houff


Wednesday Check-In for August 19, 2020

Worship for Sunday, August 16, 2020 – Gospel Discipleship – Matthew

See below for excerpts

Message for All Generations: “Walking on Water and Eggshells”

Sermon, Part One: Introduction to the Book of Matthew

Sermon, Part Two: The Matthean Discipleship Profile


Wednesday Check-In for August 12, 2020 –

“We Have Seen the Enemy and the Enemy Is Us”


Sunday Worship, August 9, 2020

Individual and past clips below

Sermon for August 9, 2020 – “Gospel Discipleship – Mark”

Reflection on Nagasaki/Hiroshima


Wednesday Check-In for August 5, 2020: The Architecture of First UMC Honolulu

Sunday Worship – August 2, 2020

see below for excerpts from the service

Sermon from the August 2, 2020 worship service:

Link to the Gospel Discipleship Assessment



Wednesday Check-In – July 29, 2020


Sunday Worship – July 26, 2020


Wednesday Check-In for July 22, 2020


Sunday Worship for July 19, 2020 – Kim Houff, preaching


Wednesday Check In for July 15, 2020


Aloha Greeting from our new DS, Rev. Moonyoung Lee:

Worship Service for July 12, 2020


Wednesday Check-In for July 8, 2020 – “Should Confederate Statues Be Taken Down?”



Sunday Worship for July 5, 2020


Wednesday Check-In for July 1, 2020


Sunday morning worship for June 28, 2020


Wednesday Check-In for June 24, 2020 – Does God Protect Us from the Coronavirus?


Sunday Worship Video

Full Worship for 6-21-2020 (without live prayers –

see our Facebook page link above for the service that includes prayers.

ZEEBUG Father’s Day Video

Pastor Tom’s Father’s Day Sermon Part 1

Pastor Tom’s Father’s Day Sermon Part 2

Wednesday Check=In for 6-17-2020


Sunday Worship – 6-14-2020 featuring Professor Jack Jackson


Wednesday Check-In for June 10, 2020


Full Sunday Worship for June 7, 2020

Individual clips after.

The Main Sermon: “Finding the Human in Others…and Me”

Clip of Pastor Tom’s Message to the President of the United States

Full Clip of a Few Thoughts on Recent Events


Wednesday Check-In for June 3, 2020

Pastor Tom’s profiles the kind of leadership we need.


Sunday Worship – 5-31-2020 full worship

Individual videos below

Just the ZeeBug Video:

Hula by Marina Choi:

Sermon by Pastor Tom Choi addressing the death of George Floyd


Wednesday Check-In for May 27, 2020


May 24, 2020 – Full Sunday Worship Service just below.

Scroll down for individual clips

Sermon for 5-24-2020 – Part One

Sermon for 5-24-2020 – Part Two

Sermon for 5-24-2020 – Part Three

Message for All Generations – 5-24-2020 – Bobblehead


Wednesday Check-In for May 20, 2020


Sunday worship, May 17, 2020

Special service led by Bishop Grant Hagiya and leaders of our annual conference as a “Sabbath” for our churches who have been producing online worship.

Wednesday Check-In for May 13, 2020

Sunday Worship – 5-10-2020 – Happy Mothers Day!

The full Mothers Day service is just below; scroll down for individual clips:

“Melia” written by Josh Totofi (used with permission)

and sung by Stephen Harris and danced by Marina Choi:

The Sermon, Part One:

The Sermon, Part 2:

Wednesday Check-In for May 6, 2020

Click here for previous worship services and other content.

Or most are below:

SUNDAY WORSHIP – May 3, 2020


Wednesday Check-In April 29, 2020

Sunday Worship: April 26, 2020

The Wednesday Check-In is below

The April 19, 2020 worship service is HERE and below:


The Wednesday Check-In for April 15, 2020:

Our Easter Worship Service: