Wednesday, October 07, 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

    OLD MINISTERS never die -- they just go out to pastor. Like most professional groups, ministers who serve churches of the United Church of Christ live and abide by a code of ethics. One important clause of that code of ethics deals with the involvement of a former minister within the context of a congregation she or he has served. The code of ethics states: “I will not perform pastoral services within a parish or for a member of a parish without the consent of the pastor of that parish. I will not, upon my termination and departure from a ministry position, interfere with nor intrude upon the ministry of my successor.” Most ministers operate on a rule of thumb not to be involved in a congregation that they have formally served until a sufficient number of years have passed (sufficient number is understood to be ten years) and even then a request to be involved is made to the acting minister of the congregation.

    It is a natural outcome of ministry for people who serve together to develop deep bonds of personal friendship. That is why individuals and families most often request the minister who they or their loved one served with during their active years of involvement to officiate at their wedding or funeral. Therefore it is important for everyone to understand the code of ethics that ministers operate under.

    It is understood in ministry that the acting minister of a congregation be responsible to officiate at the funerals and weddings of the members of the congregation. There are two types of responses to this understanding: 1) It is at the current minister’s discretion who (if any other ministers) will be involved. Some ministers believe that any involvement by a former or outside minister is an interference of their ministry. 2) Others believe that to allow a former minister to be involved is an act of validation of their ministry and with the family making the request.


    There is a potential of being misunderstood in both of the following positions. If a minister follows option #1 they can be seen as rigid and unwilling to validate the ministry of others. And if a minister adheres to option #2 they often are seen as ignoring their personal responsibility to the ministry of their congregation. Whichever option one chooses, some will conclude the very opposite of their intentions. I personally choose option #2 but do so knowing that some will and have misunderstood the reasons why I have chosen that option. Such is the reality of serving in ministry. 

    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 Send individual pictures by email and multiple pictures on a CD.

Stewardship Calendar

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

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

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.

Adult Bible Study: Our new F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service for Him) Class runs from 8-8:45 a.m. every Sunday in the Leigh Hooley Room.

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

Upcoming Events

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  • Mission volunteers are needed to help serve lunch at River of Life on Oct. 19,Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, from 12:30-3 p.m.
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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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  • The Missions Committee will be collecting canned goods specifically for Thanksgiving Bags, which will be filled Nov. 15. Mark Doo,
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  • We will celebrate the beginning of our 81st year on Oct. 25 with a focus on our musical ministry. The
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