Thursday, September 03, 2015

Welcome to the Community Church of Honolulu

Community Church of Honolulu (CCH) was established in 1934 by college and high school children of first-generation Chinese immigrants, with the intent of being a congregation-based, inclusive community of faith that would reflect Hawai‘i's diversity.

We celebrate God's presence in our lives through inter-generational Sunday worship at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship and Christian Education opportunities. We seek to serve the wider community in Christ's love and humility. We invite you to join us in a community of faith, sharing the love of Jesus Christ with each other and all people.

Community Church of Honolulu is a member of the United Church of Christ, whose congregational ancestors brought Christianity to Hawai‘i in the early 1800's.

The purpose of this website is to invite you to come to know who we are as a people of faith. Please contact us if you would like to know more about Community Church of Honolulu.

We trust, if it is God's will, that you will come and enjoy a personal experience of how God is at work with CCH through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Pastor's Greeting

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    Message from our Minister

    “True religion is not about possessing the truth. No religion does that. It is rather an invitation into a journey that leads one toward the mystery of God. Idola-try is religion pretending that it has all the answers.” This is a quote from Bishop Spong, that was recently posted on Facebook. Jesus is quoted as saying “I am the way the truth and the life…” but even in our acceptance of that truth, doesn’t mean that we possess the fullness of truth in our acceptance of Christ Himself. It means that to the best of our human understanding we receive and accept an understanding of who Christ is.  It doesn’t mean we possess the fullness of truth. The shrill voice of those who think they have the full under-standing of who God is and how God acts is an indication of the weakness of their position. I have really been taken back by the   recent reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision on Marriage Equality. One person has even been quoted as saying that they had a very large number (in the thousands) of pastors who were willing to give their lives to prevent this decision from happening.

     I am saddened that this position has become the defining point in American Christianity. During Jesus’ life time he was asked what was the defining point of his understanding of God and our response to God. His answer was to love God with all our heart, mind and soul and to love our neighbors in like fashion.  Jesus’ defining point is extravagant Love. So on any issue I am faced with, the question should be, How can I, to the best of my ability, show God’s Love in this circumstance?

     You see I agree with Bishop Spong, Our relationship with God is an invitation into a journey that leads one toward the mystery of God.

    When we think we have all the answers then we are serving a God of our own understanding. And that is an act of Idolatry.  My prayer is that we will humbly navigate this journey towards the Mystery we know as God. Doing so with the full understanding that others because of their life circum-stance will see things differently than I do. But through our differences we bring a fuller understanding of who and what this Mystery is. We need each other.

    Enjoying the Journey

     

    Pastor Ron 

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Visit Us

Community Church of Honolulu is located in the serenity of the Nu‘uanu Valley, just above downtown Honolulu. It is easy to reach by foot and car. Route 4 of The Bus stops just outside our door, which is always open to you.

Here I am, Lord!

Please provide the Stewardship Committee with pictures and/or stories of examples of how God has called you to serve, and how others have inspired you in your everyday life.

It can be at CCH or doing work with a ministry, with family, at work or volunteering. There are so many ways to hear God’s voice and we would like to recognize all the ways we hear God’s call and how we respond.

Send pictures, stories and observations to Ardis at ardisg@cchonolulu.org. Send individual pictures by email and multiple pictures on a CD.

Stewardship Calendar

Second Sundays: Wear your “I AM” or palaka shirt

Aug. 9: CCH Picnic on front lawn

Sept. 20: Stewardship Fair

Nov. 8: National Stewardship Sunday — dedicate your 2016 pledge and time/talents

 

Sunday Service Times

 9 am Sunday Worship

10:15 am Aloha Hour

10:45 am Adult Bible Study

* Children are released from the service after the Children's Message for Sunday School in the education building.

Our Mission Statement

Through God's Grace we enable our members to grow and serve the whole community with Christ's love.

CE Event Calendar

Car Wash: Christian Ed will hold its annual Grandparents’ Car Wash on Sept. 13 at church. Sunday School starts the following Sunday (Sept. 20).

Sunday School: Every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month.  Children are excused after the children's sermon with Pastor Ron.  

Middle School Sunday: Every third Sunday of the month, the youth group Sunday class is a special class designed specifically for Middle School students.

For more information contact Christian Ed. Director Eli Amahle (595-7541 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Upcoming Events

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  • Community Church of Honolulu is again participating in Foodland’s “Give Aloha” program this September. Members can make a donation up
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  • CCH hosts a free exercise class every Wednesday morning (8-9:30) in Stephen Mark Hall. The class starts with a Luk
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  • Christian Ed is looking for a college Youth Worker for the 2015-16 school year to teach middle/high school Sunday School
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  • An adult F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service for Him) class will start Sept. 20, and run from 8-8:45 a.m. each week.
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