What to expect on Sunday . . .
Come as you are, whether you wear a tie, a mu`u mu`u . . .
The Lords welcomes all who seek Him. Sunday attire is usually casual. Aloha Shirts, t-shirts, shorts, sandals, slippers are common. Wai`oli Hui`ia is a church that seeks to maintain its deep Hawaiian Heritage. So, Hawaiian words and terms are used in the worship with English definitions printed. Hymns are sung from the "Na Himeni" - the Hawaiian hymnal as well as in English. "Rejoice with us in the unity and diversity in the Body of Christ".
Some key Hawaiian words . . In addition to "Aloha" (hello, good-bye, love) and "Mahalo" (thank-you) here are some common Hawaiian words you might hear:
"Aloha Kakahiaka" - Good Morning
"`Ohana" - family, extended family, clan, kin group
"E pule ka kou" - Let us pray
"Kahu" - pastor (literally means shepherd)
"Iesu" - Jesus
"Ke Akua" - God
"Ka Haku" - The Lord
"Keiki" - children
"Kuleana" - right, responsibility, authority
"Lokomaika`i" - good will, generosity, kindness, gracious
Morning Worship: in Sanctuary at 10:00 am
Sunday School: after "KA MANAWA NA KEIKI" during the worship
(KA MANAWA NA KEIKI - Time with Children)
Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month
Our pastor, Alpha goto, is available for personal consultations, weddings, funerals, baptisms, dedications, etc. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, with a degree in Studio Art. He met and married Pamela Odo from Makiki Christian Church in Honolulu while attending the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Both received Master of Divinity Degrees.