Ministries


Music Ministry

As part of our Sunday ministry, we are led in song by classically-trained pianist Anthony Maroudas. Our other gifted musicians include flautist Carole Geballe and bass guitar player Richard Bradwell. The choir also plays an integral part in our Sunday service.

Children's Ministry

  • Keiki Time is a short message that is tied in to the theme of the Sunday worship service.
  •  We sponsor two girls who live in the Philippines and Vietnam through the Pearl S. Buck Fund for disadvan-taged children around the world. 
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.
 

Visitation Program

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


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.

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.