Pastor’s Corner: The Beauty Remains

January 22, 2020 I didn’t expect to see much during morning walks by the Bay last week. Low clouds seemed like a permanent companion for us here in Hilo, matched by extraordinarily high tides and repeated downpours. Most days, my experience matched my expectations. One morning, however, I glanced up to see the snowpack on […]

January 28, 2020 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Raised Standards

Micah 6:8 is difficult enough: to do justice, to love faithfully, and to walk humbly with God. In the Beatitudes, Jesus raised the bar. Poverty of spirit, meekness, pureness of heart, and more become the challenge of a faith life. Here’s a transcript: The Revised Common Lectionary has brought two of my favorite Scriptures to […]

January 26, 2020 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Just a Little Fear

January 26, 2020Third Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 27:1, 4-9 by Eric Anderson Just a Little Fear. That’s the title of this sermon, and some of you might wonder where that came from. Some of you, and I have my ideas about who that might be, have guessed and are wondering whether I’ll admit it. […]

January 26, 2020 in Sermons by

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2020 Annual Membership Meeting

Our church’s Annual Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 after 10 AM Worship Service. Please save the date and plan to attend! The Annual Report should be ready for distribution during the first week of February.

January 22, 2020 in Uncategorized by

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What I’m Thinking: Whom Shall I Fear?

As we wrestle in Hawai’i with the shocking news of murder and arson near Diamond Head, we hear the Psalmist ask: “Whom shall I fear?” Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about how a Sunday in Honolulu, just below the majesty of Diamond Head, became the setting for violence, for fire, for death. My prayers are […]

January 19, 2020 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Let Me Introduce…

January 19, 2020Second Sunday after the Epiphany John 1:29-42 by Eric Anderson Every once in a while I get introduced to someone. It usually goes something like this: “Let me introduce you. This is Eric Anderson. He’s the pastor at Church of the Holy Cross in Hilo.” Then I put on my best “I’m not […]

January 19, 2020 in Sermons by

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Upcoming Service Day, January 25

The next Service Day for cleaning and beautifying our church campus is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 8:30 to 1:00 pm. More hands make for lighter work! Thank you for pitching in in whatever way you can. Click here to view the Service Day flyer.

January 17, 2020 in Community, Events by

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What I’m Thinking: The Old, Old Question

When John the Baptist began to “introduce” Jesus to his followers, he opened the question we’ve been asking ever since: Who is Jesus? Here’s a transcript: Belatedly, I wish you a very Happy New Year. My prayer is that the struggles and trials that 2020 has already brought to us on the national and international […]

January 14, 2020 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Scrub-a-Dub

January 12, 2020Baptism of Jesus Matthew 3:13-17 by Eric Anderson Jesus went to the Jordan River, to the place where John the Baptist ranted and roared about the sinfulness of those who came to hear him. Here’s what he told the most respected religious leaders of his day when they ventured to the riverside: “You […]

January 12, 2020 in Sermons by

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Sermon: Christmas Meditation

December 24, 2019Christmas EveLuke 2:1-16 by Eric Anderson What an evening we have had! It’s been filled with amazing music shared in different languages. It’s been filled with the ancient story of a Savior’s birth in Bethlehem. It’s been filled with people we love and people we don’t know; here we are, filling this house […]

December 24, 2019 in Sermons by

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The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

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

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

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

440 W. Lanikaula Street
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