Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Sunday gatherings temporarily suspended; online streaming available
In compliance with the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC and both Federal and State governments, we are temporarily suspending our normal Sunday gatherings until further notice. All members are strongly encouraged to practice responsible social distancing and participate in our online services from home.
Please join us on Sunday, March 22, for special online services at 8:00am, 10:15am and 6:00pm.
If you have any questions regarding live streaming, call us at (808) 836-4441.
Cancelled ministries and events:
- All weekly ministries and outreaches
- All School For Christian Growth classes
- All previously scheduled public events for March, 2020
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020
The health and safety of every member of our church is always our highest priority. We want to take every responsible step to maintain a safe place to worship, fellowship, and build our faith in the Word of God. We have been carefully tracking Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), especially as it relates to our state, community, church and school.
Although we have not received any State Health directive to close or limit our church gatherings, we are taking the necessary steps to ensure that our church still functions if the situation changes and a mandate is made. In the meantime, there are some basic facts that we need to keep in mind and practices to personally start doing to protect ourselves and be socially responsible to others. If you are sick, elderly, or have a compromised immune system, we invite you to join our Sunday services from the safety of your home through our online streams.
While we have to acknowledge the facts about COVID-19, we do have a choice to either respond in fear or faith. Let’s choose to put our trust in God who is our refuge, our fortress, and our deliverer who will deliver us from the perilous pestilence.
One Passion His Presence!
Senior Pastor Klayton Ko
Ways to stay updated and join our live streams
1. Always call or text the church at (808) 836-2300 with your questions and updates.
2. You may message us via Facebook Messenger by searching for “First Assembly of God Hawaii.”
3. Check your email for updates and notifications regarding possible changes to our worship service schedule.
4. You may occasionally receive automated voice calls from our church.
5. Join our FAOG Ohana Group on Facebook.
6. To watch our live streams and get the latest news and information, follow us on social media:
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6–7 (NLT)
Facts About COVID-19
1. According to the New York Times, “Though the virus can be deadly, the vast majority of those infected so far have only mild symptoms and make full recoveries.”
2. The disease can be fatal in perhaps 2% of cases, with older people and people with compromised immune systems being at greater risk.
3. The virus does not always cause symptoms in people who have been infected, and some people can carry the virus for some time before showing symptoms. That means it will be very hard to keep people from being infected. It would be an overreaction to close our church and school until we have evidence of an outbreak of COVID-19 in our state and community, or are mandated by our government to do so for precautionary reasons.
4. Unfortunately, the outbreak of COVID-19 has now reached both a local and global stage, so everyone must take this situation seriously.
5. We absolutely care about the lives of every person in our community and want to do everything we can to ensure the best possible outcomes. We also do not want to live in fear and allow it to lead us to poor decisions.
1. Pray and let the peace of God guard your hearts against fear and anxiety. Ask God to fill you with His perfect love to cast out all fears.
2. Pray for God’s help to guide governments, agencies, institutions, families and individuals to act wisely and effectively to minimize exposure to the disease. Pray also for a divine intervention against the disease.
3. Stay home if you have any symptoms of respiratory illness and avoid close contact with others. Please don’t come if you have a fever or cough. If you have these symptoms, contact your health provider: fever, cough, shortness of breath.
4. Wash your hands frequently (although not obsessively) for at least 20 seconds, especially after shaking hands with people.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
6. Cover your coughs to avoid spreading the virus. Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
7. Minimize physical contact (hugging, handshakes, etc.) with casual acquaintances, substituting a polite nod or other gesture instead of handshakes.
8. Avoid contact with people who are sick. If you are needed as a caregiver to someone suffering from the disease, do not return to public activity until you are cleared by medical personnel to do so.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.Psalm 91:1–3 (NKJV)