Program Ministries

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 upstairs Library from about 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Go to the THIS SUNDAY link for the current study.

Bible Study at FUMC

Bible Study at FUMC

Sunday School


Every Sunday except the first Sundays in English from 10:15 am – 11:30 am from K-8; in Tongan from about 12 noon – 1:16 pm. Youth in English from about 10:45 to 11:30 pm
Join us for SPROUTS (SPirits Reaching Out)!

Youth & Young Adults

A new youth group for those in the English worship meets on Sundays except for the first Sunday from about 11:45 am – 1 pm.

Tongan 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.

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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.


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.