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Worship & Music Ministry

Praise God through music!  Check out the many opportunities to participate in one of the most spiritually uplifting experiences we offer at Harris UMC:  MUSIC!  All ages are included and most do not require experience.  Participants do not have to be members of the church so bring friends.  Child care is provided as requested.


Chancel Choir:  Diane Matsuura, director:  395-8022, matsuurak001@hawaii.rr.com

                              Jordan Goto, choral intern:  230-4046, wjygoto@gmail.com

No previous experience or music reading necessary, all ages children to seniors welcome!  Rehearsals begin August 27 (Saturday workshop 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.) and Sundays following worship beginning August 28, noon to 1:30 p.m. with a snack to tide you over.  All rehearsals in Miyama Hall.


NEW this year, the 3rd Sunday Choir!  No previous rehearsal - come at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning and join in!  The anthem will be easily learned in a short rehearsal: March 19, May 21.  Invite others to join you and sing in the choir just once a month!


Children's Choir meets every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. as part of our Sunday School program.  Jordan Goto, director.


Handbells:  Karen  Carlisle, director:  kdingaling@hotmail.com, 295-2107

Come and Try!  Have you ever been interested in trying handbells with no commitment to join?  Now is your chance. Teens to Seniors Welcome - Bring a friend or two!

          Rehearsals in room 5:

          Heavenly Handbells (Beginners, no music reading necessary) 6:00-7:00 p.m.          

          Halle Halle Ringers (Experienced Ringers) 7:00-8:15 p.m.

          Keiki Joy Ringers:  Children's Community Handbell Choir for 3rd - 5th graders rehearse Mondays, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. in room 5.  No music reading necessary.  Tutoring available following rehearsal until 5:30 p.m.


Ukulele:  Davy Lee, leader:  dlee78@hawaii.rr.com, 469-9671

Ukulele Fellowship meets Sundays @ 9:00 a.m. in room 5.  Plays at various Harris functions and worship; various types of music--Hawaiian, local, worship.


Prasie Team:  Davy Lee, leader

Meets 3:45 p.m. Sundays to rehearse for 5:00 p.m. Worship.  Praise Music.


Youth Praise Band:  Skylar Yamamoto, leader:  781-5658, playball808@gmail.com

For students in grades 6-12.  Practice at 9:00 a.m.  Sunday mornings in room 16 and play in worship on the 3rd Sundays.  No experience necessary -- Sky will teach you to play the instrument(s)!





"Angels-in-Motion" is a liturgical dance/creative movement group which is part of the Creative Arts Ministry of the Harris United Methodist Church. This group meets weekly on Mondays at 5:15-6:15 p.m. and is open to anyone who has a desire to express their faith through dance and movement. (recommended ages: teen and up). The group has performed during special services at church or when asked to dance to special hymns, scriptures or sung responses which are part of the regular worship service. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Mel Billingsley by leaving a message at the church office, 536-9602.





Peace with Justice Sunday


Date:  Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time:  10:45 a.m.

Place:  Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu


Rev. Claudia Genung Yamamoto, Covenant Missionary of Harris United Methodist Church, will be speaking at the English Service.  Claudia is a missionary assigned to church development and outreach in Kobe, Japan.  She specifically works with the Jesus Band Church ministry through Kagawa Memorial Hall, Toyohiko Kagawa where she also assists with the Heaven's Cafe, which provides low cost lunch for members of the surrounding community -- migrants, disabled, elderly, single mothers, and the indigenous Buraku people.  Claudia's expression of mission is "to do justice...work for peace and to share the love of Christ with each and everyone you meet."  Claudia's husband, Rev. Toshi Yamamoto, former pastor of the Harris Nichigo Congregation, will also be here.  They will be at the Harris Apartment for part of their stay.


Sunday Services

• Japanese | Sunday 9:00 a.m.

• English | Sunday 10:45 a.m.

• Evening | Sunday 5:00 p.m.


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