Why would anyone want to connect to a church? Because the local church, when it’s done right, is the hope of the world! The local church, when it is done right is an ‘ohana (family) where the helpless, hopeless, and disheartened can find help, hope and heart to take one more step and take on one more day. When it is done right, the local church is a community that helps each other when we feel frustrated, hurt, confused and depressed. When it is done right, the local church is a place where people find love, acceptance, guidance, encouragement and forgiveness. Come make an authentic connection with our ‘ohana! Get connected! We are committed to doing life together as we learn to know and love God better day by day!
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We offer two worship experiences every Sunday morning at
9:00am (Modern Worship + Ukulele Led Choruses)
(Children’s Church Offered at 9:00am)
and 10:30 (Traditional Hymns)
Pastor Greg‘s messages are typically 35 minutes in length and include a lot of humor. He will often break out into a song or a dramatic presentation in the middle of his message. Boredom Factor? ZERO.
The congregation dresses in typical, casual, Hawaiian style and the walls of the sanctuary are lined with sliding doors that are open every week to let in the wonderful, fresh breezes of Waikoloa and to symbolize our open, greeting and Aloha Spirit to the community. A Children’s Church Program goes on concurrently with the 9:00am Modern Adult Worship Service. The Keiki Choir practices between services and then sings at the beginning of the 10:30am service.
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Or To Sign Up For, An Aloha Group
Aloha Groups are patterned after the model set before us by the first New Testament Church in Jerusalem, way back in 33 A.D. A snapshot insight to how they “did church” is given to us in Acts 2:1-6. Essentially, Aloha Groups are about “doing life together” with 6-12 other people. Once a week, for 1-2 hours, Aloha Groups of 6-12 people meet in someone‘s home for food, fellowship, friendship, prayer and Bible Study, just like the Acts 2 church did. Let us know if you want to get connected.
Outreach and Missions
We have many opportunities to get involved in both local outreach and world–wide missions. We support YWAM Missionary Chimene Djeumo. We sponsor nine children in various parts of the world through World Vision. We provide bicycles to missionaries, rebuilding of a hospital and more through Samaritan’s Purse. We also reach out to help local homeless and hungry people on the Big Island through our monthly support of Big Island Giving Tree, Salvation Army: Honoka’a and The Food Bank.
We regularly offer “potluck” fellowship meals, movie nights and other special events to make sure our church ‘ohana continue to stay connected with each other. It’s a great way to make new friendships and strengthen existing ones.
Keiki (Children’s) Choir
Sunday mornings are a fun place for the Keiki at Waikoloa Community Church. Many of them participate in our Keiki Choir. The Keiki Choir sings for God and the congregation most weeks at our 10:30am Worship Experience. Their performance is always one of the most looked forward to moments each week.
Keiki (Children’s)/Youth Church
After they sing, all our keiki are then released to go to Children’s/Youth Church, where they have age appropriate songs, crafts and Bible lessons which utilize video teaching elements.
At our 9:00am Worship Experience, kids ages 3 – 8th grade are invited to attend our Keiki & Youth Church Programs in our Fellowship Building across the courtyard. They are dismissed to their classes after the Keiki Choir sings. We offer the LOVE CLASS (Pre-K, K & 1st Grade), the HOPE CLASS (2nd-5th grade), the FAITH CLASS (6th-8th grade). All kids and youth are invited to join us. Parents with children younger than 3 years, there is a cry room/nursery off the lobby with an audio feed and viewing window for your comfort, if needed. We are working on getting enough volunteers to offer a Nursery/Childcare Ministry for Birth to 2-year-olds and someone to work with our High School Students but we are not able to offer it at this time.
Children and Youth are always welcome to stay in the main worship service with their parents as well. Special fellowship outings and events happen throughout the year for our keiki too. Be sure to check our Events Page frequently to make sure you don’t miss out on these family fun times.
Monthly Keiki (Children’s) Fellowship
Aunty Lorna Saito provides dinner and leads special children’s activities typically on the last Saturday of each month. These awesome events happen at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall of Waikoloa Community Church and kids of all ages are welcome to attend.