Thursday, April 02, 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

    There is a lot of confusion regarding what Easter Sunday is all about.  For some, Easter Sunday is about the Easter Bunny, colorfully decorated Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts.  Most people understand that Easter Sunday has something to do with the resurrection of Jesus, but are confused as to how the resurrection is related to the Easter eggs and Easter Bunny.  

    Biblically speaking, there is absolutely no connection between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the common modern traditions related to Easter Sunday.  What occurred is that in order to make Christianity more attractive to non-Christians, the ancient Church mixed the celebration of Jesus' resurrection with celebrations that involved spring fertility rituals.  These spring fertility rituals are the source of the egg and bunny traditions.  

    The Bible makes it clear that Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week, Sunday (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2, 9; Luke 24:1; John 20:1, 19). Jesus' resurrection is the most high holiday of Christian worship and worthy of being celebrated (see 1 Corinthians 15). While it is appro- priate for Jesus' resurrection to be celebrated on a Sunday, the day on which Jesus' resurrection is celebrated should not be confused with other Easter traditions. Easter or spring celebrations are certainly something to celebrate especially coming out of a very severe winter. But as followers of Christ the celebration of Jesus' resurrection over shadows all other celebrations. Many Christians feel strongly that the day on which we celebrate Jesus' resurrection should not be referred to as "Easter Sunday." Rather, some- thing like "Resurrection Sunday" would be far more appropriate and biblical.

     

    For the Christian, it is unthinkable that we would allow the silliness of Easter eggs and the Easter bunny to be the focus of the day instead of Jesus' resurrection.

    By all means, we will celebrate Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday. Christ's resurrection is something that should be celebrated every day, not just once a year. Actually every Sunday wor- ship is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection.

    As we celebrate Easter Sunday, let’s not allow the fun and games of Easter to distract our attention from what the day is truly all about—the fact that Jesus was resurrected from the dead, and that His resurrection reminds us that each of us are called to walk in newness of life living forth God’s resurrection power.

    Let’s get ready to Celebrate! 

    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.

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.

Holy Week Services

March 29—Palm Sunday, 9 a.m. 

 

April 2—Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.

 

April 3—Good Friday, 7 p.m. (sanctuary open all day for prayer)

 

April 5—Easter, 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

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

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.

The Zoo: Middle School youth group partnership with First Pres. Church of Honolulu. 3:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M: Hangout time and 6:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M: Program time 

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

Upcoming Events

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  • Deacons are taking orders for Memorial Easter Lilies. Cost is $8 a pot. Pickup will be on Easter Sunday (April
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  • Those interested in helping to revise the CCH bylaws should contact Michael Lum (This email address is being protected from
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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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