Sunday, August 28, 2016

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

  • August Greeting

    On one of our recent plane flights, we sat two rows in back from some friends who own a boutique shop in Ward Warehouse. Here it was the middle of summer, we had just endured temperatures of 113 degrees, and they were all excited about the purchases for their store for the Christmas season. To be honest, I couldn’t get very excited. And yet I know the staff of the church will be sitting down within the next week or so to work out our own holiday schedules. What do they say?” “If you’re not planning for the future, then you’re planning to fail.” Yes, planning for tomorrow is a necessity for today.

    Therefore, one of the first things on my agenda as I am back from a few weeks of vacation is to pull together our envisioning team and start the process of looking forward, not just to six months, but to several years of thinking through what the goals and visions that we sense God is calling us to are. This will be a whole church endeavor. Thanks for those individuals and committees who have submitted their under-standing of where we are and what some of the things we need to focus on are. Your input is valuable. Please feel free to pass along any concerns or praise to this team at any point along the way.

    I love the concept of team. My coach always reminds us that there is no “I” in team. It’s something we do together. As we envision the future, it will need to be something we do together. 

    But working as a team is something we are already doing. This past weekend was our annual church picnic on our grounds. For ten years now, Ryan Urabe has led our team that does all the behind the scenes prep, the execution of a plan on that day, all the way down to the last tent being taken down and the last chair being put away.

    It truly is a team effort. It certainly takes great leadership and execution of a plan into which Ryan has grown. But it does my heart good to see doctors, lawyers, CEOs, teachers, and just average people working together to make something good come about.

    But isn’t that how it goes with all the things that happen around here at Community Church of Honolulu? It simply wouldn’t happen if we didn’t do it together. Next month we will work as a team to showcase all of our different committees and ministries through our yearly Stewardship Fair. It is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to be reminded of how we as a church are able to accomplish what we do on a yearly basis. For some, it’s an Aha! experience as they discover the many different things that we do together as a TEAM. We may be an ordinary community church, but what happens here affects lives all over the world for time and eternity, and we’re raising up a new generation of followers of Christ who will do the same.

    Go, TEAM, GO!


    Your humble servant, 

    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.

Our Mission Statement

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

Sunday Service Times

 9 am Sunday Worship

10:15 am Aloha Hour

10:45 am Adult Bible Study


CE Event Calendar

Save the Date

Grandparents Car Wash 
Sept. 11, during church
Sign up in SMH, Aug. 18-Sept. 4



Upcoming Events

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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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  • Join us Sept. 25 after church for the 2016 Stewardship Fair in SMH. We will celebrate what our ministries are
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  • September is Give Aloha month. If you show your Maika'i Card at Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms checkout,
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  • The youth group is raising money for its mission trip next summer by selling gift cards for restaurants, retail and
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