First United Protestant Church

First United Protestant Church

Who We Are

A multi-cultural family oriented fellowship

No matter who you are, or where you are on your life's journey, you are welcome here ... Our faith is 2000 years old, our thinking is not


Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:00am - Family oriented worship service of music, scripture, prayer

What to Expect

What are services like?
Servives follow a somewhat traditional format with a variety of responsive liturgies and prayer. Our music is a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise. We celebrate Communion the first Sunday of each month and all are welcome at the Table. Our youth are with us in worship for a while and then, following their special time, participate in classes for Bible studay, music, craft.

What is the community like?
The fellowship is diverse in its cultural makeup and is intergenerational in age.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are most welcome here! We often have visitors of other faith communities with us on Sundays.


Larry Walter

Rev. Walter, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, began his ministry with FUPC in December of 2003. He is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College (1968) and of the Pacific School Of Religion (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California). While at PSR he received the Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Counseling in 1970 and the Master of Divinity degree in 1971. Rev. Walter served parishes in the Northern California Nevada Conference of the UCC for over thirty years before coming to Hilo. Mr. Walter has throughout his career been active in community life and service. He is currently the Chair. of the Hawaii Island Suicide Prevention Task Force. In addition he serves on the State of Hawaii Suicide Prevention Task Force and Chairs the Hawaii Area Service Board of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Council. He is an active 'safeTALK' trainer (Suicide Alertness For Everyone).


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