Ministries


Children's Ministry


Keiki Time is a short message that is tied in to the theme of the Sunday worship service.
  • Children begin the worship service with their families.  After the Keiki Time message, they are welcome to join our teachers at Sunday school.
  • We sponsor three children who live in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand through the Pearl S. Buck Fund for disadvantaged children around the world. 
  • Cookie Ministry: Our church keiki and children in the community are invited to make cookies for the various holidays.
Food Ministry

Hilo Coast UCC is
currently working with the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papa'ikou which distributes canned goods to 24 local families twice a month. Donations of fresh fruit are also welcome.

The Women's Fellowship

The Women's Fellowship hosts the church's annual Easter and Father's Day luncheons. It also coordinates the annual rummage and plant sale which has been a popular community event for many years. All proceeds fund our various church programs and local charities.


Our Church's Wider Mission

Hilo Coast UCC gives to four separate funds in support of the ministries of the Hawai'i Conference and the national United Church of Christ:             
  • One Great Hour of Sharing supports emergency and disaster relief, refugee ministries and human development projects throughout the world.
  • Strengthening the Church provides funding for new and renewing churches, youth and young adult ministries, and leadership formation
  • Neighbors in Need aids ministries of justice and compassion throughout the U.S. , including grants for justice projects and ministries.
  • Christmas Fund assists clergy families in need and provides pension supplements to low-income retired church workers.
Visitation Program

Hilo Coast UCC maintains an active visitation program led by Pastor Linda throughout the year. In December church members visit our kupuna in local nursing facilities to sing Christmas carols and spread goodwill.


Recycling Program

Hilo Coast UCC has been recycling news- papers for the past 15 years. Proceeds support our three sponsored children in Asia and funds programs for local families in need.

We also participate in the Hawai'i Deposit Container Program (HI-5) which pays 5 cents for each qualified beverage container turned in to island recycling centers. Your rinsed glass, plastic, and soda cans are welcome here. Help save our environment!