Central Union Church
Ministering to the needs of the community,
contributing to the welfare of all,
being enriched by those aspects of culture
that help to make human life more human,
and working to reflect God's just and loving purposes
for the world.
As you step inside our sanctuary, the words
LOVE NEVER FAILETH
welcome all who come to worship with us.
For more information about Central Union Church,
please contact us at (808) 941-0957.
You can mail us at
1660 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Our office hours are 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday
We are closed on holidays.
To visit our Online Office
where you can handle many routine items
from the convenience of your home or office,
Central Union Church, organized in 1887,
traces its roots to the Seamen's Bethel, founded in 1833.
The Bethel began the earliest regular church services
in English in the Hawaiian Kingdom.
In 1924, Central Union Church,
also known as the "Church in a Garden",
moved to its present location on Beretania Street.
Click Here to read a brief history of Central Union.
90 years ago this May,
Central Union dedicated
the new Sanctuary on the new property,
moving from a cramped and noisy downtown location
to the beautiful and spacious location we enjoy today.
This move, initiated and shepherded
by a quite remarkable pastor,
was the crowning achievement of
The Rev. Albert W. Palmer during his
too-short seven-year pastorate in Hawaii.
To read Dr. Palmer's 1924 sermon,
which explains the symbolism of our Church,
Please use the form at right to email any questions or
update your information (change of address, etc.).
Click Here to download a Map of our campus.
Click Here to make or update your Pledge.
Click Here to link to Other Resources.