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The Kimata Center was founded by Paul Kimata, a member of our church who struggled after the passing of his wife Grace. The mission of the Kimata Center is to provide faith-based support for those who are suffering from the grief of losing a loved one and want a place to learn about, normalize, and share the grieving process in community.


Since 2002, the Grace Moore Kimata Center has been offering support to members of the community experiencing the loss of a loved one. Twice a year, our church offers a 13-session grief support group based on the GriefShare program. We also facilitate a one-time session "Surviving the Holidays" in November.


The Grace Moore Kimata Center will be starting the next session for those who are suffering grief from the loss of a loved one. The sessions will be held at Wahiawa United Methodist Church starting on January 25, 2024 and ending on April 18, 2024. We will meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome and there is will be no charge for the program or workbook.  


Please call Jim Higa at 808-232-3992 or send an email to You may also contact Jay at the church office at 808-622-4361 or to register.

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