Here is a list of our upcoming events!

Here is a list of our upcoming events at Wesley:

LENTEN STUDY on “COMPASSION IN PRACTICE: THE WAY OF JESUS” - after Sunday Morning Worship in the Chapel/Library. Each session invites us to center, contemplate and practice the path of Jesus’ life. Jesus is grounded and walks the way of Compassion, the ground and source of God. Join us in all (or whenever you’re able) of the following sessions:

    Sunday, March 31: “Taking Our PULSE: Cultivating Compassion for Ourselves”

    Sunday, April 7:      “Taking Their PULSE: Cultivating Compassion for Others”

  Sunday, April 14:    “Deciding What to Do: Discerning Compassionate Action”

CENTERING PRAYER: Come and experience Prayer and Practice “CENTERING ON GOD” on Wednesday nights during Lent: 7-8:30pm, March 13, 20, 27, and April 10 - in the Chapel/Library.

ComCom FAMILY GAME NIGHT on Saturday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Wesley UMC Social Hall.  The ComCom will be providing snacks for the evening.  Please come and enjoy an evening of games, fellowship and FUN!  

UMCOR SUNDAY on Sunday, March 31 (Special Offering)

“WATCHER OF WAIPUNA” PLAY on Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. at Kumu Kahua Theater (46 Merchant Street Honolulu, HI  96813)  Gilbert Sanchez is the Watcher of Waipuna, defending his tiny corner of paradise against evil commercial expansion and greedy family members. Based on Gary Pak’s short story, this local fairy tale-like parable includes a chorus of housewives, supernatural elements, and examines the powerful connection between humans and the environment—loyalty to our land, connections to place, corporate development, and local displacement.  Sign Up sheet will be available this Sunday.  Tickets are $15 per person.  Please make your checks to Wesley UMC and earmark “Kumu Kahua”.

WOMEN’S HUI DINNER on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Little Village (1113 Smith Street, Honolulu, 96817)  Ladies, come and enjoy an evening of delicious Chinese food and great conversation.  After dinner, take a stroll on over to Wing’s for some homemade ice cream!  Sign up sheet is posted.  Can’t make it to church but would like to attend?  Please contact Vanessa at the Church Office (808-737-3444).

FAITH ACTION FOR COMMUNITY EQUITY DELEGATED COUNCIL MEETING on Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Central Union Church Atherton Chapel (1660 S. Beretania Street)  Highlights:  Updates on legislative session, fellowship, breakout groups to plan for Housing Summit and Gearing up for Investment Drive 2019.  Please let Vanessa know if you will be attending be calling/texting her at (808) 737-3444 or email

2019 HAWAII DISTRICT CONFERENCE “I SEE A NEW CHURCH”  on Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  at Kilohana United Methodist Church (5829 Mahimahi Street)  If you would like to attend, please let Vanessa know by Wednesday, April 24 by calling/texting her at (808) 737-3444 or email  Lunch options are:  Combo (Beef, chicken and shrimp), Salmon or Vegetarian.  

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S FUNDRAISER WITH CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN on Monday, May 20 at the Kahala Mall location only.  Once again we are partnering with California Pizza Kitchen to raise funds for WUMC.   Please show your waiter/waitress the flier (okay to show from your phone) and they will donate a portion of your bill to Wesley.  Another fun and delicious way to help raise funds.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vanessa in the office.

We are a tapestry of cultures, traditions, generations, perspectives and colorful faces that reflect the beauty and richness of our island community.  Together we seek to discover and celebrate our unity in God's inclusive and all-encompassing love.  As the Beloved Community we embrace God's divine presence in each person, and behold divine goodness in all people, throughout nature and  all creation.




Why we do what we do.


The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches and extension ministries of the Church provide the most significant arenas through which disciple-making occurs. Find out more about our mission and goals.

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Lead pastor

REv. piula ala'ilima

Rev. Piula has been a leader in the Kahala community for over a decade. He is passionate about sharing the love of God to all people. He is passionate about social justice and living out the love of Christ in meaningful tangible ways. His interests are surfing, playing the ukulele, ecumenical outreach, and spending time with his beautiful wife Kim and their two lovely daughters Salani and Iona. Learn More



John Wesley, Methodism's founder, said, "A reading people will always be a knowing people." Our modest little Church Library provides valuable resources toward that end.

We have about a thousand books covering a wide range of topics. Among these are works of biography, autobiography, fiction, poetry, religion, Methodism, literature, Hawaiiana, self-help, inspiration, history, poetry, and more. We also have a section of wonderful children's books, as well as Bible concordances and other reference material.

Three times a year, a Browse and Borrow Book Display featuring a selection of books is held in Kimata Hall following worship. On all other Sundays, the Library, located in the Chapel/Library is open at 10:45AM for browsing and borrowing. Members and friends of WUMC, including young adults and children, are welcome to use the library, which operates on the Honor System. Borrowers may check out and return books o their own by following the steps outlined on the instruction sheets in the library.



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Wesley Preschool

Sponsored by the Wesley United Methodist Church, the Wesley Children’s Programs provide part time childcare and preschool for children ages 6 months to 5 years old and afterschool and seasonal care for children in kindergarten through 6th grade.  For more information, click on the picture above or call (808) 732-3273. Learn More

Sunshine Freinds

Wesley UMC continues to welcome a group of adults with developmental disabilities as full participants in the life of the church.  Members of the Sunshine Friends, as they call themselves, participate in the worship service by reading scriptures, ushering, greeting, serving as acolytes, and serving communion. Members of Wesley have supported the Sunshine Friends financially as well as through their priceless gifts of prayer, love, and acceptance.  Because of this important ministry, Wesley received an award in 2004 as one of the most accessible churches in the UMC Southwestern Conference.  The monetary award of $500 was placed in a special account to be used for outreach and other activities that support inclusion of people with special needs in Christian community.  Wesley members continue to donate to this fund and have extended their support to the John 17:21 Ministry, “That We May All Be One” an ecumenical outreach to people with disabilities that meets each month at Wesley for dinner, fellowship and worship. For more information, follow them on Facebook.