1660 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96826-1195
Telephone:  941-0957


New Sermon Series:


Wonder is a gift.  It invites us to behold what is right in front of us and allow awe to descend on us.  The wonder in our world is the ripples of the Spirit at work.  In the little moments, we are invited to get lost in the wonder of now.  At a setting sun, we sit in the wonder of the majestic picture of reds and oranges.  Staring into the midnight sky, we behold the dance of the celestial flickers of light.  In a rainbow, in a flower, in the presence of a loved one, in a theater, in the silence of a moment—we are invited to wonder.

In this world that is screaming about the wonder of God, are we looking, listening and feeling the wonder around us?



The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Congregation will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in the Sanctuary.  In order to accommodate all of the items on the agenda, instead of 3 individual services at 7, 9 and 11 am, we will have one combined Sunday service with communion at 9 am.

The words are beautiful—“We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord…they will know we are Christians by our love.”  In the spirit of our unified community of faith, we will gather on Sunday, May 1, at 9 am for a joint worship service!  This unique service will bring together the best of all the services as we share in communion and celebrate that we are one church.  We will have the choir, the Contemporary Worship team, the prayer candles and much more!

The Church Council has announced the Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, May 1, at 10 am in the Sanctuary and felt that this would be a creative and special day to celebrate as one church.  We look forward to worshiping with you as we celebrate our unity!

The agenda will include: (1) the election of Council members and officers; (2) an amendment to the Bylaws to reduce the size of the Council from 20 at-large members to 9; (3) the proposed alcohol policy; and (4) a proposal to use lines of credit to implement Phase II of the preschool modernization program.  Please see the April edition of The Spire which will be mailed out early next week for additional details.

To view a PDF version of the agenda, click here.

Posted 4/6/2016


Position Available

Central Union Church of Honolulu is currently seeking to hire a full-time, experienced Administrator to help lead our church in her daily operations. Our church’s mission is “To Engage and Embrace ALL as we seek to Embody Christ!” 

The Administrator oversees our facilities, grounds and administrative support systems to ensure we accomplish our mission.  This position has a competitive salary and benefits package.  Please send resume to

Posted 4/15/2016


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Central Union Church, organized in 1887, 
traces its roots to the Seamen’s Bethel, founded in 1833.

The Bethel began the earliest regular church services
in English in the Hawaiian Kingdom.

In 1924, Central Union Church,
also known as the “Church In A Garden,”
moved to its present location on Beretania Street.


Our Vision:
“We Seek to Embody Christ

Our Mission:
“We Engage and Embrace ALL As We Seek to Embody Christ

Adopted by the Congregation - May 31, 2015


As you step inside our sanctuary, the words


welcome all who come to worship with us.


Click Here to read a brief history of Central Union.


Click Here to read our daily devotionals.


Click Here to watch our sermons.


Click Here for the 2015-2016 Church Calendar.


For more information about Central Union Church,
please contact us at (808) 941-0957.

You can mail us at

1660 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826

Our office hours are 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday

We are closed on holidays.


Please use the form at right to email any questions.

Click Here to visit our Online Office,

where you can handle many routine items 
from the convenience of your home or office.


Click Here to make or update your pledge.


Click Here to update your personal information
(change of address, etc.).


Click Here to donate flowers in memory of a loved one.


Click Here to read Dr. Palmer’s 1924 sermon,
which explains the symbolism of our Church.


Click Here for our campus map.


Other Resources

In addition to the resources at Central Union,
there are several outside resources available.

(Click any link below to access their website)

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