Carolyn Ching and family
Kenneth and Teddi Chong
Yuk Jun Joseph
Pastor Ron Williams
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.
The old story book rhyme says April showers bring May flowers. The rhyme probably rings true in different parts of the northern hemisphere. But here in the islands our flowers bloom all year round. We do have wet and dry seasons, but here in the Nu`uanu Valley it seems to be raining all year long.
We are in the spring of the year, and our temperatures are moving back to the normal range of 85 degrees rather than those chilly winter temperatures of 65 -70. Spring is known for bringing new life and restarts of growing cycles.
And for Christ’s followers, we come to the end of Lent and the glorious celebration of the resurrection. It is the glorious hope of living life in intimate relationship with the God who created us. We can do so because of the extravagant love poured out for us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
Easter, the celebration of the resurrection, comes after the week of passion., the week of betrayal, suffering, and death. We must walk the Via Dolorosa in order to truly engage in the deep joy of the resurrection. We must know the grief in order to engage in the joy.
I invite you to truly engage in the journey as we walk with Jesus to Jerusalem, through the excitement of Palm Sunday, to the darkness of betrayal on Maundy Thursday, to the depth of despair of Good Friday, to the solemnity of Black Saturday, then the arrival at the glorious celebration of Easter.
Walking in the way. . .
Marshmallow Fight (Oct. 11th) has been postponed
BUDGET & FINANCE: Creates the CCH budget for Council/congregational input and vote.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: Provides support necessary to keep facilities and landscaping in good condition.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS: Oversees facilities projects more than $5,000. Prioritizes short-term and long-term projects, conducts cost analyses and submits recommendations to Council. Provides support necessary to keep the facilities and landscaping in good condition.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Provides comprehensive Christian Education program for all ages from crib-nursery through senior adult.
COMMUNICATIONS: Provides communication to CCH members and friends about the life of the church.
DEACONS/WORSHIP: Deacons assist the Pastor in having our worship services run smoothly and in making sure the sanctuary is appropriately "appointed."
FACILITIES: Help negotiate and monitor leases, oversee use of facilities. CCH members are entitled to special rental rates. Rooms available include Stephen Mark Hall, the Leigh Hooley Room, Founders' Room and selected rooms in the Makai Building.
FELLOWSHIP: Provides members and friends a time to fellowship with one another.
MEMBERSHIP: Provides activities to receive and support visitors, new members and give general spiritual support to the whole church family.
MISSION: Provides support activities to develop and promote mission programs locally, state-wide, nationally and internationally through special offerings and direct involvement.
MUSIC/CHOIR: Provides music for worship services of the church.
PERSONNEL: Writes policies and works with the minister and staff, overseeing personnel issues.
STEWARDSHIP: Encourages CCH members to lead Christ-centered lives, become cheerful givers and actively serve as God’s stewards.
OFFICE SUPPORT: Volunteer to assist the Administrative Assistant, help with Bulletins, mail/collate the Watchman Newsletter, etc.
CCH ANNUAL PICNIC PLANNING TEAM: August
FUNERAL SUPPORT: Assist the Funeral Coordinator
GRILL TEAM: Grille for CCH events
GOLDEN GALS & GUYS EXERCISE: Twice a week
MONEY COUNTING: Help count offertory and prepare bank deposit forms after worship on Sundays.
OFFICE SUPPORT: Volunteer to assist the Administrative Assistant, help with Bulletins, mail/collate the Watchman Newsletter, etc
SUNSHINE: Help communicate with and serve those who are ill or home-bound.
YOUNG MEN’S TEAM: Participate in the Young Men’s Small Group.
WEBSITE: Help keep CCH's website up to date
WOMEN’S RETREAT: Annually
Born and raised in northern Florida, our pastor served in the Marine Corps where he met his wife, Ku‘ulei — the Sergeant Major’s daughter. The two spent 14 years working in Tustin, Calif., as Christian Education Directors with the Navigators, a discipleship ministry developed during WWII to help people in the military. After sons Chad and Luke were born, Pastor Ron finished his degree in Christian Education. He received his Masters of Divinity from the American Baptist Seminary of the West, part of the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley (Calif.), serving as Student Body President while also working at a nearby church. He served at churches in rural Colorado and suburban San Francisco before his family followed its heart to Hawaii, ultimately becoming part of the Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ. He served as Associate Minister to Children and Family Ministries at Central Union before becoming our Senior Pastor in 2008.
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