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Puna Baptist Church
Community Outreach and Involvement
Past and Present


PBC Preschool: Community Preschool from 1982 to 1997.

Community Work Within Pahoa Elementary School:

  • Clothes and School Supplies
  • Reading Is Fundamental Program (RIF)
  • Learning Is Fun Together (LIFT): Afterschool Enhancement Program
  • Parent Teacher School Association (PTSA)
  • School Community Council
  • Kindergarten Camp (Parent Orientation)
  • Junior Achievement (JA): Teaching Children About Business
  • School Building Inspection Team: Assessing the Safety of the campus
  • Welcome Back School BBQ: Provided Food and Family Oriented Activities

Pahoa Intermediate and High School: Classroom Tutoring: Volunteers for various subjects.

Church Children's Activities

  • Vacation Bible School(VBS): bible Study, Evangelism, & Discipleship
  • Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed(AWANA): Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Fall Fun Fest: Evangelism on Halloween
  • Sunday School: Bible Study


Thursday Night Youth Group: Bible Study, Discipleship, and Worship
Youth Camps and Conferences
Sunday School


Baptist Collegiate Ministries: Provide Monthly Meals and Snacks


  • Food Distribution to Shut-ins
  • Musical Outreach to Care Facilities
  • Hospice Volunteer Training: Use of Building

Pahoa Community

Pahoa Main Street: Association of Pahoa Businesses

  • Provided Leadership in Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Community Events
  • Provided Manpower for Set-up and Break-down for Community Events
  • Participated in the Annual Christmas Parade

Alcoholics Anonymous for Women (AA): Use of building for weekly meetings
Mediation for Families in Crises

Social Services

Food Pantry: Builds evangelistic relationships
Soup Kitchen: Provide Hot Meal and evangelistic preaching
Clothes Distribution: Builds evangelistic relationships
Support Families in Crisis
Job Services Hawaii (Recruitment site in partnership with Vicki Nelson)
Pahoa Weed and Seed: Federally Funded Community Program (Pastor Alan Interfaith Chair)

Health Care

Blood Pressure Screening
Community Health Fair Preventative Screening
Health Ministry:
Builds relationships
Hui Malama Ola Na 'Oiwi: Partnership with Native Hawaiian Health Care
Transportation Ministry: Provide rides to church and medical appointments
CPR Training Site: Provided CPR Training for the community
American Red Cross Alternative Site: Building open for evacuations

Church's General Ministry

Sunday School: Sunday Morning Bible Study
Nursery Ministry
Children's Church
Women's Bible Study
Personal Discipleship
Midweek Bible Study
Men's Ministry
Visitation to Shut-ins
Hospital Visitation
Intercessory Prayer
Solemn Assembly
Door-to-Door Witnessing:
Passing out flyers for VBS, AWANA, Special Church Events
Music Ministry: Provide weekly worship experience and special music outreaches

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