About Us

Makawao Union Church is a church near Makawao on the Hawaiian island of Maui. It was founded by New England missionary Jonathan Smith Green during the Kingdom of Hawaii. The third historic structure used by the congregation was designed by noted local architect C.W. Dickey and dedicated in 1917 as the Henry Perrine Baldwin Memorial Church. In 1985, Makawao Union Church was placed on the Hawaii and National Register of Historic Places.

Makawao Union Church is an interdenominational community church of Congregationalist heritage. That means that we are bound together not by a creed one must conform to, but by a covenant. Our covenant reads:

We do hereby set forth the principles of the Christian faith as commonly held among us, believing that the foundation of our lives is Jesus Christ. It is our aim to bring joy to little children, instruction and high ideals to youth, inspiration to men and women in the midst of life and comfort to those in life’s later years, and to work together for the betterment of all people.

Our fellowship shall not be dependent upon uniformity of theological opinion, or of outward circumstance, or of denominational name, but grows from a common loyalty to Jesus, a common passion to serve the world, and a common purpose to do justly, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.

Our ideal is a church of the open mind, the warm heart, the aspiring soul, and the social vision, which ever seeks to express, in all walks of life, the mind and spirit of Jesus.