Lihue United Church






ABOUT US

OUR PASTOR'S MESSAGE


First, we want to say thanks for checking us out. We are pretty excited about what God is doing at our church and we are glad to have the chance to share that with you.

What is it? We believe that God is really amazing and that there is nothing better than learning to walk through life with, and for Him. He is there for us on our best days and He doesn't leave us when it feels like everything is falling apart. He encourages us and challenges us and gives us a purpose in life that is worth giving everything we have for. There is nothing quite like learning more about God and growing in Him.


All of that's great, but what makes it even better is that we get to learn and grow together. As a community of disciples, we are all on the journey of discovering and learning. As we make our way down that road, we do it together. None of us are perfect, none of us have it all together, none of us have all the answers, but we learn and grow, laugh, and serve together. We care for each other and we seek to bring God's love into a broken world, both nearby and far away.


It's been an incredible journey so far and we know God isn't through with us yet. We don't know what's next, but he does, and we'd love to have you along for whatever God has in store for us.

What is it? We believe that God is really amazing and that there is nothing better than learning to walk through life with, and for Him. He is there for us on our best days and He doesn't leave us when it feels like everything is falling apart. He encourages us and challenges us and gives us a purpose in life that is worth giving everything we have for. There is nothing quite like learning more about God and growing in Him.


All of that's great, but what makes it even better is that we get to learn and grow together. As a community of disciples, we are all on the journey of discovering and learning. As we make our way down that road, we do it together. None of us are perfect, none of us have it all together, none of us have all the answers, but we learn and grow, laugh, and serve together. We care for each other and we seek to bring God's love into a broken world, both nearby and far away.


It's been an incredible journey so far and we know God isn't through with us yet. We don't know what's next, but he does, and we'd love to have you along for whatever God has in store for us.

Pastor Alex Tychkin

WHO IS LIHUE UNITED CHURCH?

     The history of Lihue United Church is traced back to 1820, when congregational missionaries landed in Waimea, Kauai and began a Church there among the Hawaiian people.  In 1898, Lihue English Church was established with the Rev. J.M. Lydgate ministering to both the English-speaking and Hawaiian-speaking communities.  Later, after the turn of the century, Lihue English Church simply began calling itself “Lihue Union Church” and the name stuck. 

     Over the next several decades there were strong ties between the church and sugar plantations due to the growth of the island’s commercial sugar industry.  Eventually, East Kauai Methodist Church (labor union leaders) and Lihue Union Church (plantation managers) began “courting” in 1969. 

The “marriage” was completed at a joint annual meeting of the two Boards on February 23, 1972, establishing Lihue United Church.

     Lihue United Church is the only federated church (United Methodist Church and United Church of Christ)) on Kauai and one of a few in the state of Hawaii.  In 1992, a Tongan language ministry was added.  God continues to bless us and leads us into the future.  With God, all things are possible!

MEET OUR STAFF AND LEADERS

Rev. Tevita "Leni" Namoa

Associate Pastor

Tongan Language Ministry

Jewel Rapozo

Office Manager

Joye Irwin

Moderator

Lois Ricciardi


Music Director



Tumua Masaniai


 Lay Leader

Tongan Language Ministry

JOIN US THIS WEEK

WORSHIP : 

SUNDAYS @ 10:15  AM

 

AN ALL-CHURCH

(ENGLISH AND TONGAN)

SERVICE WITH

THE SACRAMENT

OF THE LORD'S SUPPER:

THE 1ST SUNDAY

OF THE MONTH @ 10:15 AM

 

TONGAN  LANGUAGE SERVICES:

 

SUNDAYS @ 1:30 PM 

                                          WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM