We are a community of saints who worship Christ and serve others. We embrace the Hawaiian values of
Aloha: We love and respect God and one another
Mana: We respect the Spirit of God within each of us and all things
Mālama: We do our best to be good stewards of God's creation
Pono: We strive to be righteous and just in all our undertakings



High winds from Hurricane Dora and drought conditions combined to accelerate the growth of brush fires that devastated the Lahaina community in Hawaiʻi. Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi in the wake of wildfires that have killed many people and displaced hundreds of families on Maui. They are calling on churches to help support the response.

Please consider visiting to make a donation today. If you prefer to mail a donation, please make checks payable to Episcopal Relief & Development. Mail to: PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

In addition, the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i has now set up a dedicated webpage for Maui disaster relief with all the latest information and updates, including giving opportunities. Go to

St. John's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church was founded in 1931 to minister to local Hawaiian fishermen and their families. Today our little rural church in Kāne‘ohe has reaped a rich spiritual harvest. While still predominantly Hawaiian, our congregation is an increasingly eclectic mix of people who relish the warmth and informality at St. John's. We strive to live out our Christian faith through our love for God, for each other, and for the world around us.

St. John's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church continues to honor its Hawaiian heritage by singing hymns in Hawaiian as well as English, by incorporating Hawaiian values into all the church’s activities, and by conducting the Holy Eucharist partly or completely in the Hawaiian language several times a year. Hawaiian Eucharists and Ali‘i Sundays honor and commemorate the lives of our ali‘i.

In alignment with the Resolution of the Episcopal Church in Hawaii, we affirm that St. John'sBy-the-Sea Episcopal Church is a safe space of peace and a "gun-free zone."

Please continue your donations and pledge payments in support of St. John’s ongoing operations and community engagement. Checks made out to St. John’s by-the-Sea Church can be mailed to 47-074 Lihikai Drive, Kāne'ohe, HI 96744. You can donate online (using PayPal or credit card) by clicking on the "Donate" button in the left-hand column of this page. You can also now donate to St. John’s using the Venmo app on your phone ("@STJBTS" or you can find it by searching for "St. John's BTS Church"). If you want to donate to a specific fund, you can indicate that in the "memo" area. 

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St. John's By-the-Sea
   Episcopal Church

47-074 Lihikai Drive Kāne'ohe, HI 96744 (808) 239-7198

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