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Mokuaikaua Church

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Address: 75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
Phone Number: 808-329-0655
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.

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First Christian Church in Hawai'i

They hold not only a spiritual gathering. They tell the history of hawaian church. Besides the warm community, the church has a small museum in it and the building itself is very... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They hold not only a spiritual gathering. They tell the history of hawaian church. Besides the warm community, the church has a small museum in it and the building itself is very beautiful and full of history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in since we passed by and this church is amazing. The church was built is 1837 and has been through a lot of history. Church-goer or not, you must see this historical church.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Open to the public. Excellent history room, with both displays and video. You get a real flavor of the spread of Christianity in Hawai'i.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3rd church building on the site, finished in 1837. Still an active church with services every Sunday. Interior showcases Koa and Ohia beams and there is a nice display in the rear detailing the arrival of the first company of missionaries to arrive in Kailua in 1820.

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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a contemporary worship service Sunday at 9:00 AM at this gem of a church. The service was wonderful, the people are very friendly. We had visited the church the day before and enjoyed seeing all the historical items from Missionary days.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is both a functioning church and an historical site across the street from the King's Palace. Well worth a visit.

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a beautiful church and well worth a special stop. It would be a beautiful setting for a wedding and a great picture stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We decided to take a break from walking and shopping so we stopped in this interesting-looking church. Somewhat insulated from the heat by the thick stony exterior walls, we found ourselves admiring the lovely dark-wood interior that soars to a great height. On the self-guided tour we learned that the first missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands founded this oldest church... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The race has a clue in here soI can't tell you about that but its a beautiful church and a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

My wife and I attended church at Mokuaikaua Church July 3rd, 2016. We attended the early, contemporary service and found everyone to be friendly and welcoming. It was a little warm in the sanctuary and the pews are not the most comfortable. However, the members hand out cushions and fans for whoever needs them! The service had a salute to... More 

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