Waiola Church
            The First Christian Church on Maui
       Founded 1823

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The purpose of this Church shall be to save souls through the establishment of a Congregational Church: through public worship; to carry on spiritual, educational, and charitable work; and to express our Christian Faith through our Hawaiian culture forms, including Hawaiian values, Traditions, Language and Spirituality.

Statement of Faith
“We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and
our Father, and to his deeds we testify:

He calls the worlds into being, creates man in his own image and sets before him the ways of life and death.

He seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.

He judges man and nations by his righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risked Lord, he has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to himself.

He bestows upon us his Holy Spirit, creation and renewing the Church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.

He calls us into his Church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be his servants in the service of men, to proclaim the Gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.

He promises to all who trust him forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, his presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in his kingdom which has no end.

Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto him. Amen.”

The Covenant
We covenant one with another to seek and respond to the Word and the will of God. We purpose to walk together in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us. We hold it to be the Mission of the Church to witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all the world, while Worshiping God. As did our Fathers and Mothers, we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us. We pray for the coming of the Kingdom of God, and we look with Faith toward the Triumph of Righteousness and Eternal Life.

- Waiola Church By-Laws, Adopted 1994, Revised 2009

Mission Statement

Waiola Church affirms as its mission to establish a foundation for shaping and enriching the spiritual experiences of its members/people and the community of faith committed to Jesus Christ and his work in the world, a faith that is expressed through the host culture, the Hawaiian culture. It seeks a a dynamic partnership in the diversity of age, traditions, beliefs, and cultures in creating an environment that preserves the traditions of the church while accepting a path that is open to change, that nurtures the young to the mission of this church, that embraces all into the ohana of aloha and Christian spirituality.

Adopted at Waiola's Annual Meeting: Revised February 2001


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