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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.


The Christian Eduation Scholarship Program


The Christian Educaion Scholarship Program was created to provide financial aid to persons who are pursuing education beyond high school.  The 2019 scholarship applications are due on April 30, 2019.  Click on the application link <2019 scholarship application> and the guidelines link <guidelines>.


Spring Sunday School


Children's Worship & Music

           9:00 a.m. Miyama Hall

           Jordan Goto, Choir Director


Nursery (babies & toddlers)

           9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Room 8

           Emmy Villa & Emmine Sirom


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

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

           Emmy Villa & Emmine Sirom


Preschool & Kinder Kids (3 years old - 5 years old)

           Immediately after Children's Worship & Music  Room 10

           Rene Ohta


Younger Elementary (grade K - 2)

           Immediately after Children's Worship & Music  Room 3

           Andrea Imazeki-Miyahara


Older Elementary (grade 3 - 5)

           Immediately after Children's Worship & Music  Room 6

           Phuong Matsuura


Youth Praise Band & Bible Study (Grades 6 - 12)

           9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Room 16 (except 2nd Sunday UMYF meeting)

           Skylar Yamamoto & Darlene Rodrigues


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

Andrea Imazeki-Miyahara

Phuong Matsuura

Rene Ohta

Innocenta Sound-Kikku

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


Ukulele Fellowship

Room 5 with Davy Lee


Love Wins

with April Goya & Pastor Rona Mangayayam

first Sunday of each month beginning September 2 (Apartment upstairs)




Weekday Small Group Studies and Prayer Groups

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


Prayer Meeting | Sanctuary with Rosa Blackman, Monday-Saturday @ 6:00 am | <prayer ministry>


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



Sunday Services

• Japanese | Sunday 9:00 a.m.

• English | Sunday 10:45 a.m.

• Evening | Sunday 5:00 p.m.


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Harris United Methodist Church <map>

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

• Small Groups

• Youth Ministry

• Young Adult &
  Young Families Ministry

Mission & Outreach Ministries


• Global Missions

• Local Missions

• Royukai
  (Seniors Fellowship)

• Church & Society

Congregational Care Ministries


• Visitation

• Sewing Ministry

• Card Ministry

• Celebration of Life

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Our sanctuary is open for you from Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

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