PLEASE NOTE: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations of the CDC, First Baptist Church of Honolulu is making significant changes to its weekly schedule. Effective immediately the Sunday Worship service will be modified and streamed live online only. All other public gatherings are suspended or modified through the end of April at which time we hope to return to our regular schedule and way of doing things, but this of course will depend on the state of the pandemic at that time. The Church Office will continue to be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Our Sunday Morning Worship Service Begins at 10:00 am
It can be intimidating to go somewhere you’ve never been before, especially if you don’t know anyone there. We understand that, and want to ensure you have a pleasant and fulfilling experience when you visit First Baptist Church of Honolulu. Here are some tips and information you may find helpful.
What to Wear: Things are pretty casual in Hawaii when it comes to dress for just about any occasion, and Church is no exception. Let the words comfort and casual be your guide and you should do just fine.
What to Bring: Yourself; but you may want to bring a friend, and if you have a special Bible bring that too. We do have Bibles in the pews, and the words to passages of scripture will also be projected onto a large screen.
One-way Streets: If you will be driving it will be helpful to know that all the streets near our facility are one-way streets.
Where to Find Us: Get Directions
Parking: Parking in Honolulu is an issue just about anywhere you go. While parking on our campus is limited, additional parking is available at Queen Ka’ahumanu school (across the street from the Church) in parking lots on both sides of the school. Some street parking is also available.
Please Note: Our regular attenders and leaders purposely park off campus to make the spaces at the church available for you, our visitors!
Plan to arrive early: While traffic is usually not an issue on Sunday morning, it’s always a good idea to allow a little extra time if you’re not sure where you are going. If you arrive a little early, you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the courtyard or the prelude music in the sanctuary.
Service Begins at 10:00 a.m.: First-time visitors most frequently choose to visit our Sunday Morning Worship Service for their first visit. That service begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Prior to the worship service, small group Bible Studies meet at 8:45 a.m. On most Wednesdays, we serve dinner at 5:30 p.m., and Bible Study follows at 6:15. You are welcome to attend any of these services.
Length of Service: Our 10:00 a.m. service typically runs for about an hour and 15 minutes.
Child Care: During the Sunday 10 am worship service child care is provided for infants through age 4. To insure adequate coverage, advance registration is appreciated. Phone the Church Office at 521-4708 ext. 1.
Children: Children, pre-school through 5th grade, have their own special time of worship, games, crafts and Bible Study while the adults and youth are worshipping in the sanctuary.
Greeters and Bulletin: The front door of our Sanctuary is on Pensacola Street. As you enter, you will be welcomed by our “greeters” who will present you with a bulletin. The bulletin contains an order of worship, announcements and information about restrooms, children’s church, drinking fountain, etc. The greeters will be happy to answer any questions you may have, direct you to restrooms, and help you find a seat.
Attendance Registration: Inside the bulletin is an insert that has, at the bottom, a form for attendance registration. All worshippers, visitors and members, are encouraged to fill it out, fold and tear it off, and then drop it in the offering plates as they are passed later in the service.
Prayer Requests: On the back of your attendance registration form is a place for sharing prayer requests that you may have. There is a box at the top of this form to indicate whether the request is confidential (for the pastor and prayer team only) or can be announced later in the service during the time the congregation prays.
Style of Worship: Our worship is a blend of the traditional and the contemporary. On any given Sunday you are likely to hear some of the great old hymns of the church accompanied by organ and piano, as well as contemporary choruses accompanied by our Praise Band. Nine months out of the year, you might also hear an anthem presented by our Chancel Choir. We design our service to be sensitive to those who may be coming to church for the first time in their lives. So, whether you are a new-comer or an old-timer, you’ll feel right at home in our relaxed environment where all are welcome.
Refreshments: Following the worship service we gather in the courtyard for refreshments and casual conversation. This is an excellent opportunity for us to get better acquainted. If you are a first-time visitor, our pastor would very much like the opportunity to greet you personally and answer any questions you may have about our Church family. Please Note: On the first Sunday of each month* we enjoy a good old-fashion Baptist potluck lunch. Members and regular attenders will bring a dish-to-pass and there’s always plenty of food. First-time visitors are our special guests so please plan to join us for great food and fellowship.
Information Table: While enjoying refreshments in the court yard after the service stop by the information table where you will find a variety of pamphlets, brochures, books etc. Most items are free. You may also want to check out the BOOK TABLE.
Size & Make-up of Our Congregation: We are a small, diverse community of faith. On any given Sunday, you will find approximately 80 people worshipping in our ten o’clock service.
Take a tour: Familiarize yourself with our facilites before you visit by visiting the PHOTO GALLERY
*Schedule may vary.