covid-19 update

Updates as of 8/26/20

There has been a lot of confusion this week about singing in churches with the most recent mayor’s executive order.  The sole purpose of the executive order is to try to get the spread of corona virus under control. The elders have spent a good number of hours trying to figure out how we should respond as a church.  So, at least for this week and maybe the next few weeks, we are asking the church to make further adjustments to come alongside with and partner with our government in efforts to bring the virus under control.


We want to make it clear that we are not making these adjustments because we are ordered to, but we are adjusting out of concern for our congregations health and safety as the situation here in Hawaii and especially Oahu appears to be serious. 


So on 8/30 and 9/6 we are asking the congregation not to sing in compliance with the Mayor's Emergency Order 2020-25, and to try to worship God in spirit and in truth in a less pronounced way, making a melody in our hearts to the Lord.


We also ask that you keep your masks on the entire time that you are indoors or in close proximity to another person

In Christ,

The GFHI Elders

Guidelines for those desiring to attend:

  • Stay home if you are sick (or have any cold-like symptoms).
  • Wear a face mask that fits well over nose and mouth.
  • Cover your coughs.
  • Do not hug or shake hands – even if you feel comfortable doing so.
  • Try to maintain the six feet social distancing “rule”. Family units can sit together.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often.
  • Please leave food and drinks outside (no refreshments will be available)

Due to social distancing requirements, the number of people who can be seated inside the church will be limited to approximately 60 people. If we reach capacity before you arrive, you may watch the service streamed outside (a chair and an umbrella for the sun are strongly recommended).

There will be no nursery, children, or youth ministries until further notice. 

Families may sit together.

The City and County of Honolulu has launched the COVID-19 Household Hardship Relief Program with $25 Million in CARES Act funds designed to support households economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For additional information on this economic support for households program, please visit:  or

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Some of you asked about financial giving to our church during this time. There are a umber of ways that you can give. You can send a check to the church. The church address on the bottom of this page. You can also pay through PayPal with a credit or debit card, or directly through your PayPal account (see button below). Thank you so much for your concern over our church and faithfulness in giving!

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