How You Can Help

St. John's by the Sea is dedicated to serving God through worship and serving our neighbors near and far. Through your generous sharing of time, talent, and treasure, you enable the St. John's 'ohana (family) to be better stewards through the many ministries we are involved in. Through your prayers, financial pledges, and hands-on support, you can help make the communities we serve a better place for this and future generations.

Ways to Help
To make a financial donation, you may send a check made out to St. John's by the Sea Church to 47-074 Lihikai Drive, Kāne'ohe, HI 96744. To make a donation online, click on the "Donate" button in the right hand column above. To discuss leaving a bequest to St. John's, leave a message at (808) 239-7198 and someone will return your call. To volunteer, see the sections on "What We Do" and "Announcements."

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Designated Plate Offerings
If you attend services at St. John's you can make donations in person. Note that the Sunday freewill (plate) offerings on the first Sunday of each month are designated in support of Family Promise (see our Outreach Ministries); on the second Sunday, they are for building repairs and maintenance; on the third Sunday, they go to the Rev. Darrow Louis Kanakanui Aiona Education Fund and to costs related to clergy formation; on the fourth Sunday, they go to the Vicar's Discretionary Fund.

Planned Giving Options

Bequest in a Will
Often the largest gift we can make is from our estates, by a bequest in a Will. A bequest is the simplest form of planned gift. It allows you to retain control over your assets during your lifetime and can be tailored to your family's needs. For example, you can write a bequest that takes effect on your death or only after the death of a surviving spouse. You can give a specific item of property, a dollar amount or a fraction of your estate.

Life Income Gift
Pooled Income Fund
Gifts are "pooled" with other gifts and invested in a professionally managed investment portfolio. The benefit is that the donor receives a guaranteed income for life, and immediate federal tax deduction, the elimination of capital gains taxes and a possible reduction in estate taxes.

Charitable Gifts Annuity
The minimum gift is $5000, the income for life is guaranteed at a fixed amount, a portion of the gift is deductible, and a portion of the income received is tax exempt

Charitable Remainder Trust
Available to donors using assets of $100,000 or more and can be funded with various types of assets including, real estate. Like the pooled income fund and the charitable gift annuity, the charitable remainder trust provides income for life, and income tax deduction, relief from capital gains taxes and a possible reduction

Gifts of Special Assets
• Real Estate, Appreciated Property and Tangible Personal Property
• Gifts of Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts
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For more information, please contact Rev. Paul Nahoa Lucas at or (808) 239-7198.

Rev. Aiona Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in Fr. Darrow's memory to help support the education of young Hawaiians, the future leaders of our island home. This year scholarships were awarded to promising students: William Young, Nicholas Young, Shannon Hisatake, Tori Tualamalalelagi, and Kapono Lucas(see Recent Events). Please consider a generous gift to this fund. For more information, please see attached description of the scholarship.

Clergy Formation
Paul Nahoa Lucas and Phyllis Mahi Beimes recently completed the three-year Waiolaihui'ia clergy formation program and, along with Malcolm Kekeawe Hee and John Hau'oli Tomoso, were ordained to the transitional diaconate on October 24, 2015. All four are Native Hawaiian and Mahi is the first female of Hawaiian ancestry to be ordained in the Episcopal Church.


Building Repairs, Maintenance, and Equipment
Recently we have repaired the ceiling of Ho‘okano Hall! Earlier we repaired the church belfry (see photos). Now we're working on replacing the ancient air-conditioning in the church! (See Announcements page.) Mahalo nui to those who made financial donations to support this and other repair and maintenance projects! Donations toward any or all of these are welcome, especially in honor or memory of someone.

Ceiling repair

Repairing the Belfry

Holy Eucharist
Sundays 9:30 AM

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

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