Listen to Aletha Kaohi, a descendant of Kaumuali‘i, will speak of her heritage and creation of the book ‘Celebrating Advocacy” she co-wrote for the State Council of Hawaiian Congregational Churches, and why it was written.
Listen to Rachel Kaiama's inspirational journey about the Kawaiaha'o Church’s visit to New England October 2019, the steps of the missionaries, and the impressions GOD imparted on our hearts. With a special appearance by Judi Manalo, Chair of Boston Bicentennial Celebration 2019 at Park Street Church.
This illustrated research presentation will explore the critical role played by Mōʻīwahine (Queen) Keōpūolani in building the foundations of a Christian Mission in the Hawaiian Islands.
Join us for an illustrated talk on new and interesting details our speaker has discovered in researching the two-hundred-year-old text of the classic biography of ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia. He will highlight the influence of ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia on the founding and in the subsequent history of Kawaiaha‘o Church.
“Wahi Pana: In Hawaiian, the term for a sacred place is wahi pana. Wahi is the word for place. In isolation, the word pana means “pulse.” Thus, sacred places are “places with a pulse,” living space." - Na Wahi Pana O Hawaii: Sacred Places of Hawaii, Okura/Hallen. Kaipo``i Kelling will take us on a journey back to the time of our Aliʻi and understand the historical significance of what makes this site sacred, the spot that was selected for the settling of the Christian missions, and the site for the first Christian Church on Oahu.
The first installment of our Bicentennial Speakers Series is presented by church member and archivist, Keiko D'enbeau. She will share stories and history of those who have worshiped and made Kawaiaha'o Church the significant place it is for faith, history and culture.