Monthly Prayer Time

Have you concerns on your heart to lift in prayer? We will begin a monthly prayer group gathering on Wednesday, September 6th, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We will gather in the Pastor’s Study before the 9:30 a.m. Bible Study the first Monday of each month. We can expand this if there is interest.

August 19, 2017 in Community, Events by

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Welcome back to Sunday School!

Here’s hoping that all of our students had a wonderful summer vacation! As you are now adjusting to the new school year, we’d like to welcome you back to Sunday School as well. Preschool to 6th grade classes are led by Nite Roberts and Faith Narruhn, Amy Yamaki, or Joyce Nakamoto, and the intermediate and […]

August 19, 2017 in Community, Events by

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2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Hilo will be held on Saturday, September 16 at Queen Lili`uokalani Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m., the walk starts at 8 a.m. circling the Park. Join our Church of the Holy Cross team in this community activity to support those suffering from dementia. You may walk with […]

August 19, 2017 in Community, Events by

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Sermon: Foreign to the Heart and Mind of Christ

August 13, 2017 Matthew 14:22-33 Pastor’s note: This sermon followed by just a day the racist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. It was not written in advance, but improvised at the pulpit. This is a transcript (and the audio recording is below). Pastor Eric Anderson began with a prayer: Please pray with […]

August 15, 2017 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Defiled

  Jesus had just told people that it was what they said and did, rather than what they ate or drank, which would defile them. And then he refused a request for healing. With words that still echo as harsh.  Here’s a transcript: As I’m recording my thoughts, it’s just two days after the violence […]

August 13, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Three Great Loves Initiative

…Three Great Loves spring from the seed of our love of God; these are loves which stretch further than our friends and family; these are loves that can literally preserve our fragile world. They’re the focus of the United Church of Christ for the next two years, and they have been, they are, and they […]

August 7, 2017 in Community by

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What I’m Thinking: Willing and Unwilling

  Joseph went to Egypt unwillingly: kidnaped and sold by his brothers, dragged off by the passing traders. Yet in his story, he became the one to rescue his family from starvation. In contrast, Peter leaped willingly, even eagerly, out of the boat to join Jesus walking on the water. It didn’t go so well […]

August 6, 2017 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: It May Not Take Much, But It Might

August 6, 2017 Matthew 14:13-21 Let’s spend just a moment with our friend Jacob. He was on his way home. He’d done well. He had lots of livestock – and my apologies, because I misread how he got them from Laban and told you the wrong story last week. It was a trick involving selective […]

August 6, 2017 in Sermons by

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Pastor’s Corner: Three Great Loves

Three Great Loves. The storyteller in me imagines people who, after many years, fondly describe three people who filled their hearts: “I remember the little girl who played catch with me on the playground.” “I remember the young man who first held my hand at a movie.” “I remember loving helpmate who went with me […]

August 2, 2017 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: What Does it Take?

  Jesus found himself with a crowd of hungry people. He fed them – starting with just five loaves and two fish. Given that we start out with enough food grown annually to feed everyone: Why don’t we do it? Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking we’re going to take a break from Jacob for a […]

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Service Times & Directions

Sunday School Classes

Sunday 8:45 am

Sunday Worship Service

Sunday 10:00 am

Adult Bible Study

Monday 6:30 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am

(International Young Adults Association)
Bible Study

Wednesday 7:30 pm

The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

(The Rev. Tevita) Sunday 1:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm (Sanctuary)

The United Church of Christ, Pohnpei - Hilo

(The Rev. Ichiro) Sunday 10:00 am (Bdg. of Faith)

The Samoan Church

(The Rev. Sunia) Sunday 4:00 pm (Sanctuary)

440 W. Lanikaula Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-1283