Visiting First United Methodist Church of Honolulu?
We are back to in-person worship!
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION for visiting our church:
- If you are coming to one of the English language services, please dress casually.
- If you are coming to one of the Tongan language services, we recommend that you dress in the traditional Tongan Way.
GETTING TO THE CHURCH – CLICK HERE for the map and location with a link for directions by car, bus, or on foot.
PARKING – We have an underground parking lot on Victoria Street (the street in-between the church and the Honolulu Museum of Art. There is also street parking – no charge at the parking meters on Sundays. You can also park on Beretania Street, just make sure that you do not park directly in front of the church from where a NO PARKING sign is to the corner at Victoria Street.
If you park in the underground lot, you will see a staircase and an elevator. Take either to the first floor. From the staircase, turn right and across the courtyard, you will see the sanctuary. From the elevator, go down the hall and turn left and then you will see the courtyard to the sanctuary.
Our church offices are on the second floor.
10:00 a.m. – Main service in English. In-person now!
This is a blended service with traditional and contemporary elements. We begin with the traditional Polynesian blowing of a shell, which symbolizes calling the Holy Spirit to be present. We utilize a projector and screen and project lyrics, announcements, and video. Musically, we sing hymns, traditional songs, we have a praise band in mostly the gospel tradition, and have contemplative music. From time to time, we have presentations of dance: hula and sign dance. In short, we try to have a little something for everyone.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE OFFICE FOR UPDATES
ADULT BIBLE STUDY AND YOUTH GROUP – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE OFFICE FOR UPDATES
We have Adult Study meets in the second floor office wing library at about 11:00 and goes to 12:30 p.m..
The Young Adult Ministry meets from about 11:00 in the youth room on the second floor office wing and goes to 1:00 p.m. Mark Brekke is the youth director.
We hope you can join us!
Pastor Tom Choi is the primary preacher. Learn more about him, CLICK HERE.
IN TONGAN – IN-PERSON NOW
The Tongan church tradition has different preachers/speakers at each service, but Pastor Linita U. Moa is the pastor of the Tongan ministry and does preach.
CLICK HERE for a description in Tongan.
- 6:30 a.m. – Prayer service
- 12 noon – Primary worship
Click here to meet Pastor Tom Choi, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Honolulu.