Church Still Standing


Faith Ewbank, a 47-year resident of Maui, is a mother and grandmother who has testified at many Maui County and Hawaii State hearings. Her interest in island agriculture inspired her recent turn from graphic design to writing.

Ke‘anae Congregational Church on Maui has had its share of storms. After the 1946 tsunami, it took an inter-island campaign to complete repairs that devastated the historic peninsula church. A few years ago, a hefty storm blew the roof off. While repairs have withstood several more rains, the church is in need of bigger repair.

The curators of the United Church of Christ recently visited the remote place of worship to assess the conditions. As blessings go, the organizers of Kaupo’s Hui Aloha Church renovations are rallying their skill sets to help Ke‘anae Church. Plans are in motion to establish a non-profit organization so fundraising can commence with tax-deductible donations from supporters.

KCCThis is an exciting time for this small village in east Maui and, like the late 40’s, it’s sure to pull the community together no matter what religious denominations, if any, all have practiced. It’s testament to such a small place that everyone helps each other and everyone cares for each other.

Donations for repairs are currently being accepted at: