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Christian Education


Through  God’s grace, we are committed to helping people discern  God’s
intention for their lives through worship, study of the Scripture, and sharing in our faith journeys with one another.


Our Mission

The Education Ministries, in partnership with families and our Harris Church community, will...
...Nurture Christian faith and values in a caring supportive environment
...Share God’s love by teaching about Jesus Christ and God’s love and activity on their behalf in the world
...Provide opportunities to explore the Christian faith and avenues to put that faith into action.


Christian Education Scholarship Program at Harris UMC


Applications will be available from March 1, 2018 for The Christian Education Scholarship program of Harris United Methodist Church.  Eligibility requirements include being a member/constituent of Harris UMC or Hawaii Disrict UMC and is open to students currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited institution.  Deadline for submission is Arpil 30, 2018.


Download application <scholarship application> and eligibility and submission requirements <guidelines>.


Welcome to Sunday School Spring 2018!


Children's Worship & Music  

           9:00 a.m. Room 3

           Jordan Goto & Diane Matsuura


Nursery (babies & toddlers)

           9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Room 8

          Emmy Villa & Emmine Strom


Childcare (babies, toddlers, 3 & 4-year olds)

          10:00 a.m. - noon (when worship is over)  Room 8

          Emmy Villa & Emmine Strom    


Preschool & Kinder Kids (3-year-olds -- 5-year-olds)

          Immediately after Children's Worship & Music,  Room 10

          Rene Ohta & Mimi Taketa


Younger Elementary (grade K - 2)

          Immediately after Children's Worship & Music,  Room 3

        Andrea Imazeki-Miyahara & Elanor Chinen-Van Gieson


Older Elementary (grade 3-5)

          Immediately after Children's Worship & Music,  Room 6

          Phuong Matsuura


Praise Band (Grades 6-12)

         9:00-10:15 a.m.  Room 16

         (except 2nd Sunday UMYF meeting)

         Skylar Yamamoto



All Are Welcome!!!


Special Events


U.M.Y.M. (United Methodist Youth Ministries)

Meets on the second Sunday of the month at 9:00 am in the Youth Lounge (room 16 upstairs) for fellowship, service & outreach, and fun activities!  All youth grades 6-12 are invited to come & participate!

Keven Matsuura, Coordinator


Christian Education Sunday

Kicks off our Sunday School year!  Highlights include a "breakfast of gratitude" for students & teachers, followed by our worship service where everyone is recognized as a Child of God!!


Children & Youth in Worship

Various opportunities await  our youth who are active participants in our worship service.  Whether it be through their Praise Band, Graduate Recognition Sunday, Acolyting, presenting their Gift of Music, or reading the Scriptures ~ there are many ways to Praise God!!!


Collaborative, Intergenerational Events and Studies

are held at special times during the year:  Summer, Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, and Pentecost. These events are co-sponsored by various church ministry teams with an emphasis on INCLUSIVENESS, COLLABORATION and INTERGENERATIONAL...we are child friendly!


Harris Plants the SEED (SErvice and EDucation)

Establishing the roots of God's love into our community through service and mission.  Not only do we teach about God's love but we recognize that all of God's children are deserving and loved by all.


Our Curriculum


The curriculum from Cokesbury Publishing Co. is designed to encourage children and youth to be transformed by Christ.  Age level appropriate texts and activities allow them to learn to comprehend and apply the Biblical lessons to their everyday lives. 


Cokesbury's Deep Blue curriculum was developed to be a creative resource for teachers/volunteers to help children learn about what is means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  The curriculum is age appropriae and incorporates exciting storytelling via animation, arts & craftgs, science experiments and FUN!


Overall, this curriculum:

*Reinforces the Bible story and develops the story's importance to the child,

*Uses self-directed activities that help to develop independent learning skills,

*Encourages expressions of their faith development through a fun outlet of creative craft activities,

*Take home activities connect parents & children through God's Word.


Education Ministry

Phuong Matsuura

Rene Ohta

Cheryl Yamamoto

Rev. Rona Mangayayam

"Let the children come to me and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.  Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."

Luke 18:16-17

Sunday Classes for Adults

9:00-10:00 am


Discipleship ~ "Talking with the Bible"

Komuro Lounge with Kitty Robertson


Lectionary ~ "Seasons of the Spirit"

Room 4 with Katherine Aratani (beginning October 16)


Ukulele Fellowship

Room 5 with Davy Lee


Love Wins

with April Goya & Pastor Rona Mangayayam

first Sunday of each month beginning September 6 (Apartment upstairs)




Weekday Small Group Studies and Prayer Groups

Contact the Church office at 536-9602 for more information:


Prayer Meeting | Sanctuary with Randy Stone, Monday-Saturday @ 6:00 am |


Spiritual Journaling ~ "Daily Bible" | Komuro Lounge with Jean Meyer & Akiko Lau, Tuesdays @ 12 noon |


Bible Study | Komuro Lounge with Randy Stone, Thursdays @ 5:00 pm |


TGIF (Thank God It's Friday) | Komuro Lounge with Janet Shigemura, et. al.,

Every other Friday @ 10:00 am |



Sunday Services

• Japanese | Sunday 9:00 a.m.

• English | Sunday 10:45 a.m.

• Evening | Sunday 5:00 p.m.


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20 South Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu HI 96813

Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm


phone: (808) 536.9602 | fax (808) 536.9604

Email: info@harrisumc.org


Worship Services & Music Ministries


• Worship Services

• Music Ministries

• Angels in Motion

Christian Education Ministries


• Sunday School

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• Youth Ministry

• Young Adult &
  Young Families Ministry

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• Global Missions

• Local Missions

• Royukai
  (Seniors Fellowship)

• Church & Society

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• Visitation

• Sewing Ministry

• Card Ministry

• Celebration of Life

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