Hokuloa United Church of Christ is in covenant with the National United Church of Christ,
a mainline Protestant Christian denomination.
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
We believe in extravagant welcome.
Following two years of prayer, education, discussion and listening, Hokuloa recently voted to become an Open and Affirming Congregation. We thank everyone who participated in this important discernment process.
May we continue to be a bold witness for God's inclusive and unconditional LOVE!
At Hokuloa United Church of Christ, we seek to create an inclusive and diverse community of faith.
Our welcome knows no boundaries as Jesus welcomed all with open arms. We embody God’s welcome through being a safe place and refuge.
We recognize that within the church and wider society Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) individuals have experienced condemnation and exclusion.
As Christians, we deplore prejudice and oppose discrimination of any kind, as God has created each one of us in the divine image and blessed us with infinite worth.
For these reasons, we declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Congregation (ONA), welcoming all, including people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identification, into our life and faith.
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at Hokuloa UCC!
ONA Covenant Adopted November 2019
Rev. Joseph Medlin
The Reverend Joseph F. Medlin earned his Master of Divinity degree at Campbell University Divinity School in North Carolina. Following graduation, he moved to New York City to experience greater diversity while serving within an urban ministry setting. He completed a clinical pastoral education residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital and served as Protestant Chaplain at Calvary Hospital. In January 2008, Joseph was ordained at the Broadway United Church of Christ and began pastoring the First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach, NY, where he remained for more than 9 years before moving to serve at Hokuloa UCC. In May 2015, he completed a psychoanalytic psychotherapy residency at the Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center. The loves of Joseph’s life are his beautiful wife, Mrs. Crystal S. Medlin, and their sweet, smart, and humorous son, Solomon P. Medlin.
Church Council meets on 3rd Sundays, around 11am.
Trustees, Diaconate and Christian Education on 1st Sundays.
The mission of Hokuloa Church is to follow Christ in our walk with God and each other - celebrating the traditions of our faith and the unique gifts of our Hawaiian heritage, sharing our aloha with neighbors near and far, and renewing ourselves and the earth by grace-filled living and giving.
“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7