We have been blessed to have the opportunity to share our beautiful church property with several groups who serve the upcountry community this year. Our strength is in God AND in our diversity! We are grateful for so many blessings and we want to acknowledge these wonderful people and share what they are doing.
Kingsfield Mission and home school, Kingsfield Hall. Since the last months of 2021 Father Jason Hill and his growing faith community have been holding masses, feast days and other special events at Anuhea Chapel. They also meet in the downstairs area for homeschool classes with about 40 students, some from their congregation and others from about 6 other churches. The large group of children enjoy using the playground and grounds, eating together and attending classes in small groups. Learn more: www.kingsfieldmaui.com
Grace Church with Pastor Robb Finberg have been meeting for worship services Saturday mornings in the sanctuary since April 2022. After meeting under a large tent in Pukalani for a couple of years, the congregation now enjoys holding services, conferences and special events in any kind of weather! The sounds of their beautiful worship fill the air on Saturdays. Learn more: www.gracechurchmaui.com
Hungry Homeless Heroes Hawaii: This grassroots organization is made up solely of volunteers from the community. Started during the pandemic, their mission is to provide healthy meals to those in need in several communities on Maui. Vegetarian meals are made with excess produce harvested from local farms. The group currently prepares and hand-delivers about 150 meals per week in the upcountry and Northshore areas. HHHH recently built a community compost bin by our garden. You can look it up on FaceBook.
Community Garden: Long-time members of the community Ed and Joy White tend several lush garden beds at the property. Organically grown lettuce, herbs, and vegetables are used at Joy’s upcountry restaurant, joy’s place LIVE!, as well as by Hungry Homeless Heroes Hawaii and Kingsfield Anglican homeschool. Recently, by the generous donation of materials by a construction company and volunteer work, we have had our garden beds restored and ready for production.
Anuhea Chapel—We are a small group of people but a part of the great Church, and all that God is bringing together. We have been blessed with this property and have been looking for the leading of the Father for the next steps for our expression with the gifts we have. We have our worship and communion service every Sunday morning, and we also hold two bible studies during the week. On Tuesdays we have a group of people from different churches that attend in person or remotely to a series of classes that started in the beginning of 2020 about the Hebrew Roots of the New Testament. On Thursdays we have been reading the Bible together. We are currently reading the book of Jeremiah, and are planning to start a study about the way that the Early Church started to function from the book of Acts and through the Epistles of the New Testament. We enjoy the opportunity to meet in small groups to study, discuss, and learn together from the Scriptures. There is also a podcast available with the recorded Sunday messages which has listeners in several different countries around the world – https://anuheachapel.org/blog/pastors/audio-messages/ . We are becoming a small community church that is reaching out and blessing many people near and far.
For the past 2 years, we have had the privilege of hosting summer day camps for vulnerable kids in our community. The camp is run by volunteers who have a huge burden and desire to be the extended hands of God to touch the lives of these kids and we are honored to partner with them with this endeavor. In providing a space for the the summer camps, we, at Anuhea Chapel, have the priviledge of being part of an experience that will have a lasting and positive impact on the lives of the kids and volunteers.
Anuhea Chapel has also been used to host workshops and retreats for the leadership teams of several churches on Maui, including Waipuna Chapel. Again, our strength is in God AND in our diversity. Since it’s purchase and throughout many years of construction, this property has carried a vision of promoting oneness, the building up of the Body of Christ, and the expansion of His Kingdom. As the Lord leads us into something new we are careful to follow His leading and walk in the Word and vision He has faithfully given us.