• Services Cancelled

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on Oct 15 2014

    Aloha Church Family,
    As we watch the weather reports on Hurricane Ana, it is not looking good for the Big Island.
    After our experience with Iselle. it has been decided to be safe and take precautions.
    These things can be so unpredictable we feel it is best to close the church this Sabbath.
    The reports are saying the storm will be on the Big Island Sabbath morning and not knowing exactly when and where the worst of it may be we would like to encourage all of our church family to remain at home.  Pray and celebrate the Sabbath with your family in the safety of your homes.
    For those of you that need to evacuate your home, the Hilo church, school gym, cafeteria and restrooms will be an available shelter for you and your family.  Contact the Pastor at 756-7143 and arrangements will be made to have the premises available as needed.
    It has been reported that ALL schools are going to be closed on Friday.  As many that need to evacuate will need to do that by Friday please call if you need assistance.
    May our Lord and Savior protect all.  We will be praying for each one of you.

    Most sincerely,

    Pastor Vassili Khrapov 
    Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • In Times Lke these.....We Need Jesus

    Announced by Anonymous on Oct 06 2014

    Aloha Church Family,
    We are privileged and very happy to be having Pastor Bobby Mitchell and his wife come to vacation in Hilo again AND provide us with another series of Revival meetings.
    Wednesday, October 8th 7:00pm   BRIDGING THE GAP
    Thursday, October 9th  7:00pm      GOD'S GREAT MERCIES
    Friday, October 10th  7:00pm        THE OFFER STILL STANDS
    Sabbath, October 11th  11:00am    THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS
    Sabbath, October 11th   2:00pm     AWAITING HIS ARRIVAL.
    at 5:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will have a lite supper in the cafeteria, by chief Marshall Freitas.     On Sabbath  please plan to join in potluck and bring your favorite dish!!
    Come and be blessed and be inspired as we hear these messages Pastor Mitchell will present!
    Invite your friends and family and we will see you there!!
    Pastor Vassili Khrapov
    Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Convocation Changes

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on Aug 19 2014

    Aloha All Big Island Church Families,
    We have had a minor change with our program, primarily Friday night service.
    Elder Watts will not be joining us and due to the last minute change, Gary Johnson who is coming in his place was not able to book an early flight into Hilo.  It is such a problem with flights into Hilo these days.   
    Therefore, we will start our Friday night program at 6:45pm instead of 6:00pm as stated in earlier information.   We look forward to seeing all of you again and enjoying another convocation Sabbath with all of you.
    Please forward this information on to as many as you have contact with.
    Mahalo nui loa!
    Your family at
    Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Pastor Ramiro Cano

    Announced by Anonymous on Jun 23 2014

                       PLEASE JOIN US at the Hilo

                          Seventh-day Adventist Church

                          162 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, HI

                          a special Sabbath program 

                          with Guest Speaker

                          with Pastor Ramiro Cano

                          Pres. of Central Calf. Cnf.

                          Friday, June 27 6:30 p.m.

                          RECYCLING GARGAGE

                                  AND ALSO ON

                          Sabbath, June 28 at 11am

                         LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP

                          PLEASE COME AND

                          JOIN US & BE BLESSED

  • Mark of the Beast?

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on May 22 2014

  • Aloha Church Family

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on May 11 2014

    Aloha church family,
    Would any one know some one that might be interested in the proposition that is being inquired in the email below?
    Please let me know if you respond to her.  Thank you,

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Hurst,Arlene <>
    Date: Tue, May 6, 2014 at 5:16 AM
    Subject: moving back
    To: "" <>



    My name Arlene Hurst my parents are Pat and Aude Bravo. My parents lived in Hilo several years ago and may have attended your church at one time. My mother is considering moving back to Hilo, my concern is she is alone and she expressed that she does not want to be alone. Currently she is living with my sister in Oklahoma. My sisters and I are reaching out to the church community to find a live in companion, maybe someone that is willing to live with her in lieu of rent. She is 85 years young, very healthy and gets around without a walker or aids. She can cook and clean and even garden. She doesn’t drive anymore and would need someone to take her to appointments, shopping and church. Can you post in your church bulletin this need? You can also list my phone number.


    Thank you,

    Arlene Hurst


    Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Thought for the day:

    Announced by Anonymous on Mar 16 2014

    Hypocrisy....The art of stating many positive virtues while living a life contraire...

  • Purpose of Elders

    Announced by Anonymous on Mar 16 2014

    The elder's responsibility and authority. An elder is first and foremost a spiritual leader. He is chosen "to shepherd the church of God" (Acts 20:28). His responsibilities include supporting weak members (Acts 20:35), admonishing the wayward (1 Thess. 5:12), and being alert for teachings that would create divisions (Acts 20:29-31). Elders must model the Christian lifestyle (Heb. 13:7; 1 Peter 5:3) and set examples of liberality (Acts 20:35).

    Isn't it strange how some of those in leadership positions fail to remember their own shortcomings? The former drug dealer, the adulterer, all the pompous self righteous.....the past all but forgotten in their minds but pretending to be hallowed and pious, possessing the ability to "walk on water"... after all, they are elders....hoping that no one discovers their past indiscretions while ever condemning others for their own failings and circumstance (the ex-con, the homeless, the less fortunate) and discouraging them from participating within the church thus weeding out the "unworthy". How hypocritical. How unlike the teachings of Christ. How contrary to their charge as elder. How disappointing....not only to us....but to Christ himself.

  • Thought for the day:

    Announced by Anonymous on Mar 15 2014

    “Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.”
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.

    It's how you conduct yourself in the days between services,that define your character. Displaying compassion, thoughtfulness, concern and the like only on your particular day of worship fools no one,.... except maybe yourself.

  • Know anyone like this in this church?

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on Mar 14 2014

    “These religious types were the fans that Jesus seems to have the most trouble with. Fans who will walk into a restaurant and bow their heads to pray before a meal just in case someone is watching. Fans who won’t go to R-rated movies at the theater, but have a number of them saved on their DVR at home. Fans who may feed the hungry and help the needy, and then they make sure they work it into every conversation for the next two weeks. Fans who make sure people see them put in their offering at church, but they haven’t considered reaching out to their neighbor who lost a job and can’t pay the bills. Fans who like seeing other people fail because in their minds it makes them look better. Fans whose primary concern in raising their children is what other people think. Fans who are reading this and assuming I’m describing someone else. Fans who have worn the mask for so long they have fooled even themselves.”
     Kyle Idleman

  • See-Through Church

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on Nov 20 2012

    Check this out. A See through Church!

    more at:

  • Church WebCam

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on Nov 15 2012


    The church webcam finally arrived and has been installed. You might have noticed it mounted just under the projector on the balcony.

    We soon will be able to record Sabbath services and Special Events, but a few bugs need to be worked out first. Stay tuned for future updates!

  • Winter Theme

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on Nov 15 2012

    Check out our new Winter Theme. Let us know what you think.


  • Health Ministries Cooking Class a Major SUCCESS!

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on Aug 08 2012

    On 8/5/2012 approx 3:15pm-4:30pm Health Ministries Cooking Class with Marshall Freitas & family. Approx 80+ community members and 15+ church members attended. All attendees received a Pastor Venden seminar brochure along with recipes. Approximately 10+ Steps to Christ books were distributed. The intent of this class was to announce the upcoming seminar. Deacons and young adults assisted with facility setup and cleanup. Women's Ministry assisted with serving of food. Other church members not associated with any specific ministry also assisted. Joan Harriman and friends brightened the gym with colorful table settings of fruits, herbs, spices and plants. She also was responsible for the prize drawings which were free cooking classes with Marshall for 10 attendees. Seana Waters, Health Ministries Leader opened program with welcome, announcements and prayer. Marshall not only shared his ono cooking with secret tips but also fed souls with health and spiritual messages and shared his harvest with all.

                                                                                Pricilla Escritor

  • Summer Theme

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on Jun 23 2012

    Summer has arrived and our so has our new website colors. Enjoy the new look until Fall. Thanks.

  • Wisdom

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on May 28 2012

    Lord, I am broken and hurting due to the brokenness of others and mistakes of my own.  Please use your powers to heal me and give me courage to make the choices I need to make to allow your healing in my life.  Forgive me for standing in your way of healing for me.  Thank you for allowing my past to end one second ago, and my future to begin right now in this moment with you.

    Today, I choose to heal.

    My healing begins right now, in this moment.

    I am no longer bound by my sick past.

    There is healing in my future.

    For the next twenty four hours, I choose to heal.

    I choose to let go of past hurts that I cannot undo.

    I choose to forgive myself for wrong choices in the past.

    Today, I will dwell on what is good and right, not on the darkness I have experienced or the darkness others invite me to live.

    Today, I will live beyond myself and live for God.

    On this day, I will choose to feel my life rather than live in denial.

    I will not medicate away my pain, sorrow or anxiety.

    I will allow each negative feeling to lead me to greater depths of healing.

    I will not drown out or ignore my negative emotions.

    I will work through these feelings and move out of them.

    I will not project them onto those around me.

    When I am unaware of what choice to make next, I will choose to do the next right thing.

    Today, I will not hide or run away.

    I will connect with those who love me and with those who need my love.

    Throughout this day, I will stay connected to God and ask Him to guide me and lead me.

    Today will be an adventure for me.

    I will take a risk and enjoy the unpredictable.

    I will not be governed by my fears.

    I will choose to do something uncomfortable that might lead me to know the truth about myself or live life to the fullest.

    I will not lie to myself today.

    I will seek the truth and will ask for help when I need it.

    Today, I will reestablish some boundaries that will protect me from, unhealthy people and unhealthy situations.

    I will tear down some walls that are keeping some wonderful people from knowing and loving me.

    If there is some un-grieved loss, I will, I will grieve as much as I can today, then put it away.

    Today, I will choose reality and embrace it.

    I will accept my life and pick up my life right where it is.

    I refuse to wallow in self pity.

    I will not focus on what I do not have or what might have been.

    On this day, I will not give up.

    No matter how difficult the struggle, I choose to persevere.

    I will not let an excuse be strong enough to derail my path to healing.

    I will never give up or give in to an old life that did not serve me well.

    I will allow no one to discourage me.

    Today, I will heal and rely on God to deliver me through the choices I make.

    Today, I will allow God to control my life, and each choice I make, I will make with God in mind and love in my heart.

    On this day, I choose healing.

    I will do what I can do to heal and accept the limitations God has placed before me.

    I will see every limitation I encounter as an invitation by God to do for me what I cannot do myself.

    I will accept that healing sometimes is slow and delayed and will grow in character in the meantime.

    Today, I will step outside myself and serve others; I will find a need and fill it.

    I will find the hurt of another and help heal it.

    I will not become self-absorbed or filled with obsession.

    I will reach out to someone in need and do what I can to meet that need.

    Today, I will ask God’s help to live out his purpose.

    Today, I will live for God and not for myself.

    Today, I choose to live.

    Today, I choose to love.

    Today, I choose to heal.

  • Friends Club

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on May 21 2012

    Introducing "Friends Club". A 1 1/2 hour, once a month, after school program for ages 5 ~ 9 to be held during the school year..

    Singing, Prayer, Skit, Crafts, Game & Snack. Commencing August, 2012. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Links to other Adventist Websites

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on May 17 2012

    Greetings and Thank You for all the suggestions. All suggestions are carefully reviewed and I will attempt to implement your ideas to improve the website, if it is possible to accomplish within the limitations of the netAdventist software.  Some ideas are easy to add and some require a bit of thought and testing. 

    Links to other Adventist Sites are compiled on the "Adventist Resources" page. I have added a few of the sites that were suggested to this page.

    Thank you


    Vernon Medeiros, Webmaster

  • WebCam Poll

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on May 17 2012

    There have been many requests and comments about the possibility of having our Sermons and Special Events recorded and available online. In answer to the interest, I have placed a WebCam poll on the Home Page. Please take the time to vote so that we have an idea of how great an interest this really is. It is totally anonymous but limited to one vote only.

    Thank You.


    Vernon Medeiros, Webmaster

  • Prayer Request Submission

    Announced by Vernon Medeiros on May 09 2012

    Prayer Requests can now be made via the website. Just click on the "Prayer Request Page" tab within the navigation column on the far left of the webpage. Requests will be instantly routed to Pastor Vassili Khrapov and Elder Vicky Perry. Many thanks to Vicky Perry for the suggestion.


    Vernon Medeiros, Webmaster