Aloha & Welcome to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church - Maui
Our focus is worship of God, who created us and loves us, and of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit who continues his work among us. We relish the depth and symbolism of historic worship, with vestments, bells, incense, contemplation, and the dignity of the Book of Common Prayer. At some of our services, we sing heartily with our praise band and choir. At others, we are quieter, but however we worship, we know we are in the presence of God.
With preaching and study that touches the heart while respecting the mind, it is a place where we can explore faith with depth and integrity, asking questions without shame or judgment, and continuing to grow in our understanding of God's work among us.
We are a church that reflects all of the ethnic diversity of Hawaiʻi, and we welcome all.
We are deeply committed to serve the poor in our neighborhood:
Ka ʻOhana Kitchen has been serving a free meal to anyone who comes, every Sunday at 12:30 at in the parish hall. Teams of cooks take turns to prepare the meal. Under current restrictions, boxed meals and water are handed out without social contact.
A Cup of Cold Water, a Care Van ministry to the unhoused on Maui, is a joint ministry founded by the four Episcopal congregations here, and now shared by a number of other faith groups on the island. Good Shepherd provides space for the supply room and parking for the van, and a number of volunteers.
Queen Emma Athletic Club teaches weightlifting to neighborhood youth, requiring discipline and building confidence. Its activities are currently on hold, until restrictions are lifted.