BEING A SERVING OHANA

Means We Value Outreach

We want to serve and bless others, both locally and globally. From feeding the homeless to providing families with temporary housing, from running a thrift store to establishing a home for women coming out of prison, from sponsoring blood drives to raising money for cancer research, from supporting missionaries in Japan and India to building water wells in Nicaragua and Ethiopia, we are committed to making a difference in the world by investing in God’s kingdom.

  • BEACON OF HOPE HOUSE

    Beacon of Hope is a transition house for women released from the Women's Community Correctional Center.  Our vision is not only to help parolees make their final transition into the community, but to serve as a teaching model to be replicated with other churches.  Our program includes training to become mentors helping other women leave prison in their transition and other community services.  For more information, visit Beacon of Hope House's website.  


    KUMC welcomes volunteers to prepare and serve an evening meal in support of IHS’s Meal Program. On the 4th Saturday of each month KUMC volunteers typically serve between 250-300 men, women, and children each month. To volunteer please contact the church office.

  • INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN SERVICES (IHS)

    The IHS (Institute for Human Services) Meal Program serves 3 hot meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – at two shelters 7 days a week. The Meal Program utilizes numerous volunteers to provide this service and works very closely with the Hawaii Foodbank to obtain adequate ingredients for each meal. Some IHS volunteer groups donate $350 to fund a meal. Other groups purchase the meal ingredients (entree, salad and vegetable) and then provide these ingredients to the IHS staff who prepare and serve them.

  • FAMILY PROMISE

    Family promise Hawaii is an innovative community based program designed to assist homeless families with children in their transition to sustainable independence. Family Promise partners with two interfaced networks of over 65 congregations on Oahu. Over 80% of guests transition out of homelessness to housing in 3-4 months. KUMC hosts families one week at a time 4 times a year, all by volunteers. For more information and opportunities please contact Family Promise Hawaii @ 808-548-7478 or 808–261-7478 or [email protected].

  • WATER WELL PROJECTS

    Since 2015, Kailua United Methodist Church has sponsored two major water well projects. The first is a machine-dug well for an isolated area of Nicaragua with no safe drinking water. This project is managed by the international organization El Porvenir (http://elporvenir.org). The mission of El Porvenir is to improve the standard of living of poor people in Nicaragua through self help water, sanitation and reforestation projects. El Porvenir is endorsed by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). The second project is in Ethiopia, where we've partnered with Charity Water to build three water wells and provide clean and safe drinking water for three communities (around 750 people).


    For more information about our water well projects, please contact John Davis at [email protected].

  • HEALTH AND WELLNESS MINISTRY

    The KUMC Health and Wellness Ministry endeavors to enhance the health and well-being of the congregation, to foster access to health professionals and services in the church and community, and to support the whole person – body, mind and spirit.