About First United Methodist Church of Honolulu

Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Honolulu.

We are Hawaii’s original Methodist Church established in 1855 under a Royal Charter issued by King Kamehameha IV. We are the only congregation in the United Methodist Church so established.

Throughout our history, we have been a church which celebrates diversity under the unifying spirit of Christ and which seeks his leadership in new and innovative ministries.





Location of worship

First United Methodist Church of Honolulu
First United Methodist Church of Honolulu
1020 S Beretania St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
United States
Phone: (808) 522-9559
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Church Pastor

Rev. Dr. Tom Choi
Rev. Dr. Tom Choi
Senior Pastor
1020 S Beretania St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
United States
Phone: (808) 522-9560
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Quote of the Day
Job 12:9

Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?

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Leadership

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Rev. Dr. Tom Choi   Edit
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The Rev. Dr. Tom Choi is the new senior pastor at First UMC Honolulu. He has served in Hawaii for many years, most recently at the Aiea United Methodist Church. Previous to that he served as the Hawaii District Superintendent for the United Methodist Church from 2010-2015, and as the pastor of the Kailua United Methodist Church for 12 years.

He received a B. A. in history from Pomona College and a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Preaching for the 21st Century.

He loves multimedia in worship and is passionate about connecting people to Christ and how God can use them to honor God and make the world a better place. He enjoys listening to music and podcasts and watching sports.

He is blessed to be married to his wife, Becky. They have twin daughters, Marina and Sierra.   Edit
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Other Church Leaders:
Rev. Dr. Linita ‘U. Moa - Pastor of Tongan Ministries
Rev. Dr. Kelemeni - Pastor Emeritus   Edit

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Our church is located on the corner of Beretania and Victoria Streets (1020 S. Beretania). Adjacent to the church is the Honolulu Museum of Art. The Blaisdell Concert Hall is two blocks toward the ocean on Victoria.   Edit



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We have an underground parking lot on Victoria Street (the street in-between the church and the Honolulu Museum of Art. There is also street parking – no charge at the parking meters on Sundays. You can also park on Beretania Street, just make sure that you do not park directly in front of the church from where a NO PARKING sign is to the corner at Victoria Street. If you park in the underground lot, you will see a staircase and an elevator. Take either to the first floor. From the staircase, turn right and across the courtyard, you will see the sanctuary. From the elevator, go down the hall and turn left and then you will see the courtyard to the sanctuary. Our church offices are on the second floor.   Edit


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Sunday Services

6 AM: Tongan Prayer Service

8 AM: Pancakes and Praise

10 AM: Blended English Service

12 PM: Traditional Tongan Service

3 PM: Tongan Worship Service

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If you are coming to one of the English language services, please dress casually. If you are coming to one of the Tongan language services, we recommend that you dress in the traditional Tongan Way.   Edit


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History of First UMC of Honolulu Honolulu HI

We are Hawaii’s original Methodist Church established in 1855 under a Royal Charter issued by King Kamehameha IV. We are the only congregation in the United Methodism so established. Throughout our history, we have been a church which celebrates diversity under the unifying spirit of Christ and which seeks his leadership in new and innovative ministries.

Our sanctuary was designed by architect Alfred Preis, who also designed the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.   Edit


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The power of Christian prayer Open our ears to hear
Blessed Lord, open our ears to hear what Thou speakest and our eyes to see as Thou seest. Give us hearts to beat in sympathy with Thine at the sight of every little child; and above all, our Lord, to understand and experience how surely and how blessedly Thou fulfilest Thy promise, "Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me."
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