Adult Christian Education

The Adult Forum continues with adults gathering in the Boardroom during the Christian Education hour each Sunday morning around 9:20 am following morning worship. All are welcome to join this friendly and stimulating group.

Current Topic: “Using the Encyclical: An Exercise in Liturgy.” Working from the ideas in Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment, Pastor Fritz Fritschel will lead the group in writing a liturgy, that is, a new text, based on the ideas and insights of the encyclical. There is much more than just an emphasis on climate change, although that is one element. More information on this series is available in The HeartBeat.

Please bring your coffee and visit with us at 9:20 am each Sunday morning in the Boardroom!


Book of Faith Bible Study

As part of the Book of Faith initiative to increase familiarity with the Bible, the first language of our faith, Pastor Jeff Lilley will offer a daytime Bible study Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:15 am in the Boardroom. (Please check the online calendar as there are occasional Thursdays when Pastor is out of town.) This is not a lecture course, but a true reading Bible study. Everyone is welcome!

The group is currently studying Proverbs.

Please join the group each Thursday morning, 10:00 am for study, conversation, and fellowship. (The coffee is pretty good as well!)


Food for Thought

An occasional gathering for shared food and stimulating discussion. Call the Church office at 808-941-2566 for details.


In Stitches

In mid-2002, about twenty parishioners began working on needlepoint projects for the beautification of our worship space. This was the beginning of what became In Stitches. New pew cushion covers were first exhibited on February 16, 2003, when LCH celebrated Arts and Faith Sunday, and they were dedicated on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2003. We continue to add new cushions to our collection as they are finished. Pictures and descriptions of many of the completed pew cushion covers.

The last few years we have taken on the making of the ribbon lei that we give each of our visitors as part of our Aloha greeting. We also are the go-to group for any small-crafty task that needs to be done around LCH. But most of all, we are a place where members of our congregation who enjoy craft can come together and share their work or get help on a thorny project. The name “In Stitches” reflects the laughter which is part of our gatherings.

During the summer (June 2 through August 25, 2013), we meet Sunday mornings following worship in the Hörmann Courtyard. All are welcome to come and learn, or work, or just enjoy each other’s company.

Read the article on In Stitches in the February 15, 2003, edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.


Mary Magdalene Society

Mary Magdalene Society, a social group of lesbians and gays in the congregation, gathers periodically for Sunday brunch, for picnics, barbecues, etc. In June, we frequently participate in Pride Festival. For this latter activity we invite all members of the congregation to join with us.

Mary Magdalene is an informal group. We do not have dues nor formal membership list. We welcome anyone associated with LCH even loosely to join with us. Partners are welcome whether they participate in the Church or not.

Mary Magdalene meets on an irregular basis for potluck and game night. Some meetings are at church, others in member’s homes. Check the online calendar to confirm the date and time.


Pastor’s Inquiry Class

An occasional class for individuals interested in learning more about the church or becoming members. If you are interested in attending the next Inquiry Class, please speak to the Pastor or call Church office at 941-2566.


Writers’ Workshop

This group is for everyone who wants help putting their thoughts on paper. The meetings are supportive. Bring something you have written and share it with the group. The group meets once a month during the school year, with the first fall meeting scheduled for August 25. Writers’ Workshop meets in either the Boardroom or the Rainbow Room. Please call the Church office at 941-2566 to get in touch with the group’s facilitator.

Read poetry and prose by members of the Writers’ Workshop shared with the congregation on Faith & Arts Sunday, February 26, 2017. (Writing from previous years: 2004200620072008200920102011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016)