On Thursday, July 21, 2016 many of our members stood together in disbelief as firefighters from Pearl City and the surrounding communities worked frantically to save our building which has stood in the community since 1864. Sadly, it was not to be! Despite the heroic efforts of so many, the fire ravaged our Sanctuary and significantly damaged the infrastructure of the rest of the building and so today we are faced with the reality of rebuilding.
As the heavy rainfall continued and the firefighters pursued their tireless efforts to extinguish the flames, members of the church and individuals from around the area stood by and looked on. Some prayed, some cried, some shared an umbrella and some shared a quiet hug, while others went and gathered refreshments to serve the firefighters and the onlookers.
Paul says in Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Have you heard the saying “a joy shared is doubled…A sorry shared is halved”? God created all of us to be in community. We were not created to be alone but instead created to be in service and fellowship with one another. Last night “our little church on top the hill” provided the background for what a healthy community looks and acts like. While it was heartbreaking to watch a building that holds so many memories for so many, it was an awesome experience to watch folks come from near and far to share our burden and help to ease our sorrows! We are truly grateful to everyone for your efforts and your prayers. May God Bless each and every one of you as only he can.
Today we begin the healing and rebuilding process with an unshaken faith, a resolve to continue to serve, honor praise the Lord Jesus Christ and a confidence that He is good! The Psalmist tells us in Psalms 107:1 "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever". We are truly blessed and comforted in knowing there will be a new beginning for Zion Community Church and look forward to seeing what God has planned as seek to serve God’s people in the way we were served last night.
We are asking you to fill out a survey sent to us from our architects Savaadra &Gehlhauson. We encourage you to fill out the entire survey, but especially areas that you have a special interest in. It is a lengthy questionnaire and some questions aren't applicable to our project. The survey is available HERE. Hard copies will be available in the back of Hermann's Funeral Home also. We ask that you sign if you have picked up a copy or are planning to do it electronically. We will mail a copy to all other members. Please return to the funeral home or Zion Community Church Po box 121 Pearl City by
We have received inquiries about how to help our church rebuild.
There is a fire relief fund bank account set up at the State Bank of Pearl City.