Our Programs

A Very Beginnerʻs Crochet Class

Donʻt even know how to hold a crochet needle? Then this class is for you!Learn some very simple crochet stitches and how to make simple items such as coasters, dishcloths and then a baby blanket. Learn at your own pace. In no time, you will find yourself twirling that crochet needle!

Classes meet from 10 am - 12 pm on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Initial supplies will be provided.

Come and join us for an enjoyable and relaxing hobby with something to show for your efforts and meet some of the nicest people.

Classes taught by Tish Han


 

Availability

2nd and 4th Fridays at 10am

Location

2655 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
ph. 808-988-4343

 

adventurer Club

What is an Adventurer?

An Adventurer is a child in grades 1-4. Each Adventurer is a unique and special person. THis program is for children who have

boundless energy, are developing coordination, learns by doing, are curious about everything and like variety. The Adventurer Club is designed for children to learn social skills and become more independent.

Availability

Meets every 2nd Saturday at 2pm

Location

2655 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
ph. 808-988-4343


community Table TenniS

When were you introduced to table tennis (aka “ping pong”)? Was it in a neighbor’s garage, a summer camp, a community rec center, a church social hall? What age were you at the time?

Invariably, these questions are bantered about as the 40 mm ball (diameter) crosses the net, pinging and ponging. While most of us did encounter the table game in our pre-teen youth, our oldest player started play in his 40’s. Now 84, he brings a wealth of encouragement to even the youngest of players (7 years old). Don’t let “Shige’s” modest play transfix you though: his consistent play most always wins the point. And to our youthful beginnings, most of us did not continuously play through our adult life. Today, these are the “renaissance players”, enjoying a game of our youth from days gone by, way by. But the memories of those days bring back much muscle memory as we start to hit with more accuracy and velocity.


Crocheting

Is not just for women! Come experience friendship and broaden your skill set as we exchange ideas and work on projects. Nothing manufactured comes close to the "personal touch" of hand crocheting.

 

Hanafuda

The simplest things can bring the most profound joy. The blank, crisp sheet of white paper and sharpened pencil; the one-speed bicycle with banana seat to pack a friend; the bamboo fishing pole ready for adventure—these are fond memories of “good times”. Even on rainy days, that white sheet of paper allowed a certain wanderlust to go anywhere; our play could and would not be contained. When we ran out of bicycles or bamboo fishing poles to share, when we wanted to stay indoors, out came the card games. One in particular had a timeless beauty, an unique aesthetic of colors, flowers, and landscapes. It was also dainty, thus easy to carry around. It’s essential beauty came from how the game is explained, shared and regarded. Using a 12 month cycle, flowers and variable values based on combinations, the “Hanafuda” story dates back to the mid 1500’s and centuries of governmental repression (gambling). Today, it is enjoyed as a 48 card matching game that paces well to enjoy its design and beauty.

A relaxing game to be played with kindness and thoughtfulness, it involves memory recall, logic and strategy. Lest it considered only an older person’s game, Hanafuda is a game that often brings family and friends of all ages together. Think about that for a moment—how many fun activities can we do with our kids, parents, grandparents? Then how many of those activities offer mental engagement in a relaxing environment? Away from electronics and our modern lifestyle, Hanafuda reminds us of a profound joy of having fun together.


Ladies on the move

Is the thought of exercising stressing you? Banish that thought and join Ladies on the Move for a moderate-impact, cardiovascular and body-weight exercise class, which meets every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:15 pm, except on holidays or when Family Promise meets. No classes in June.

The goal is to increase overall health and fitness, and youʻll find it easy to keep to a schedule with others participating and encouraging you to keep up with the exercises. All it takes to participate are an exercise mat, sneakers, comfortable clothing, and a bottle of water. (Not suitable for those unable to get up from or down to the floor.)

Classes led by Melody Ferguson


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Time Outs for Moms: Momming Is Hard. Take A Load Off.

We are a group of moms that meet twice a month, on Fridays, from 9:30-11:30 am at the Honolulu Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church. We meet from September to May.

Our goal is to encourage moms and form a community that loves and supports one another. We are always ready to spread some love with a big hug, a word of encouragement, a meal, prayer, and just to cheer you on. A MOPS meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, video segments, discussion groups, and sometimes a craft. Plus, there’s food…food you didn’t make! But more importantly, you’ll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations in this journey called motherhood.

We’ve all been placed in this time and place in history, as the tribe of women who are raising the world. We know that we mother better together, so all moms who have kids from birth to kindergarten age are welcome. Pregnant moms are welcome, too!

The good news is, while we are gathering and eating brunch, our kids get to attend our MOPPETS program, where they will be nurtured by amazing MOPPETS childcare workers and volunteers in a safe and caring environment.

Whatever your story - whatever your path - you will find that you belong here. Welcome to MOPS!

MOPS Manoa Coordinator: Jane Chun


Singspiration

This is an informal get together of folk who have little and unmet needs, with others who want to share physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. We share good vegetarian food, clothing and showers to meet physical needs, interact in an informal supportive manner to build social relationship, are positive and encouraging with each other that lifts spirits and outlook, and sing positive spiritual songs together.

This is “non-competitive” singing so all are welcome, no matter vocal skill level.

 


Availability

Twice Monthly on Fridays
Program runs from September to May

Location

2655 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
ph. 808-988-4343

 

Availability

Unknown

Location

2655 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
ph. 808-988-4343


Availability

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm

Location

2655 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
ph. 808-988-4343

 

Availability

Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:15pm
except on holidays and when Family Promise meets

Location

2655 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
ph. 808-988-4343

 

Availability

Twice Monthly on Fridays
9:30am-11:30am
Program runs from September to May
except on holidays and when Family Promise meets

Location

2655 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
ph. 808-988-4343

 

Availability

Last Saturday monthly
3:00pm-4:30pm

Location

928 Nuuanu Avenue, Lower Level, Honolulu 96817

 

Vegetarian Cooking Demos

Learn and experience ways to prepare healthy new meals and innovative ways to turn old recipes into vibrant plant-based dishes. Whether ethnic food of our past or “street food” of our modern present, come watch, listen, smell, touch and taste the goodness of plants.

Hippocrates (the “Father of Medicine”) said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Healing can come through what we eat but meals require some thought and planning…waiting for all of us are new experiences and habits that can change our future.

Availability

As Schedule (via email notification)

Location

2655 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
ph. 808-988-4343