2018 marked our 150th Anniversery serving the Hilo Community. For a video of the first celebration held on Jan. 14th at the church , and more information on events and celebrations throughout the year, please click on the 150th tab in the menu above.
Our Pastor & Family
FIRST UNITED PROTESTANT CHURCH
1350 Waianuenue Ave.
Hilo, HI 96720
Sunday morning Meditation
& Spiritual Reflection
Sunday morning service
Michael Springer, Organ
Gift of Music
Rev. Christopher is a 2018 graduate of Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was called to First United Protestant Church of Hilo as the new Settled Pastor and Ordained in January of 2019. Before coming to the United Church of Christ in 2014, Rev. Christopher was a lay leader and student of the Unity Churches for nearly ten years. Some of Rev. Christopher's passions in ministry include the study of the historical Jesus, liberation theology, social justice, ecumenical and interfaith work, and making the church a place that welcomes the diversity of all people. Prior to ministry, Rev. Christopher worked for PNC Bank for nearly 18 years. Rev. Christopher and his wife Akeera now live in Hilo with their three children Daveyion, Shanel and ,Carter, their new baby boy that arrived in May!
Jan. 26, 2020
Normally when someone asks you to "follow me" a reasonable response would be to ask, "where are you going?" Yet the fishermen do not ask this question. Instead they immediately follow Jesus, with no reservations or questions asked. These fishermen did not pause to think about their decision, they did not consult their families first, or check their bank balances. They did not ask how they would be provided for, or if there was some chance of being promoted in this new group that was being formed. Jesus called and they simply responded.
Every Sunday 9:50 am Meditation and Spiritual Reflection
Every Sunday, (10:00am) Worship Service
Every Sunday 1pm - 5pm Kosraean Service
Wednesday, Jan. 1st New Year's Day, Office Closed
Friday, Jan 3rd to 9th Pastor Chris will attend NGLI training
Sunday, Jan. 5th Guest Minister, Kahu Richard Alger
will preside and have Holy Communion
Sunday, Jan 12th (11:30) New Member Class held in
Sunday School Room
Sunday, Jan 19th (11:30) Council will meet following worship
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