Program and Message Notes

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Aloha, we’re so glad you are here!  WCC wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world. How do we do that?  We do that by helping people find Common Ground and leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Want to know more? Explore this website and fill out a connect card with any questions you have. Feel free to call on me with any questions you might have. ~ Pastor Greg

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Opening Worship Set
Meet & Greet & Announcements
Life Application Message

* Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month.

Don’t Leave Today’s Message Behind: Dive In!

When you’re grabbing lunch with friends, at a coffee shop, at the dinner table with your family, in your Aloha Group, or online, talk over the message. Scroll down to find the “Message Notes” and “Dive In.”


Sundays @ 9:15am – Common Grounds Cafe

Sundays @ 9:30am – Adult Worship Experience & Aloha Riders Kids Church

Sundays @ 10:30am – Common Grounds Cafe


Do you want to know God better and become who He’s created you to be?
Here are some places to start:

~ Aloha Groups: This is how we “DO LIFE TOGETHER.” Aloha Groups are the friends and ‘ohana (family) you laugh, grow, and serve with. Each Aloha Group at WCC is different, yet all are focused on growing better together! Let us help you find an Aloha Group that’s right for you. For more info about Aloha Groups, contact Annette at

~ Serve With Us: You can make a big difference in someone’s life by serving on one of our Strategic Service Teams. To get started, select an area of ministry where you’d like to serve and contact the church by emailing

~ Explore Your Purpose: Each of us has a unique purpose that is solely ours to fulfill. Uncover yours by participating in one of our Exploration Seminars. 


We believe strong families start with a solid foundation. We endeavor to partner with parents to raise the next generation of fully devoted followers of Christ.

~ Aloha Riders Kids Ministry: Your kids are invited to join an experience designed just for them! Kids Church occurs, at the same time as our Adult Worship Experience in our Multi-Purpose Building.

     Our Dolphin, Whale, and Surf Riders meet in our Surf/Whale Riders Room in our Multi-Purpose Building each Sunday for our one-room Kids Church for ages 3 (potty trained) through 5th grade. 

     Our Honu Riders Nursery is for toddlers and 2s. The Honu Riders Room is located in our Multi-Purpose Building. The Little Honu Riders Room in the Worship Center is for parents who wish to see and hear the service while caring for a young child. 

~ Point Break Student Ministry: We would LOVE to offer a quality youth program for 6th-12th graders as well! We need some initial volunteers to help make that happen and some interested youth to participate. Let us know of any interest and we’ll make it happen as soon as possible.


~ Christmas Eve Celebration – Sunday, December 24th at @ 5:30 pm – Doors open at 5:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.
(We will have our regular Worship Experience at 9:30 am as well)

~ 5th Sunday Potluck – Sunday, December 31st @ 11:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Building, in our Surf/Whale Riders Room.
Costco Rotisserie Chicken, water, lemonade, paper products, and utensils will be provided.
Bring a dish to share.

* GIVING @ WCC (Every Penny Helps)

1) Cash/check use a Yay God Box OR Mail:
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Waikoloa Community Church
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Physical Address: 68-3621 Paniolo Avenue, Waikoloa
Mail To: PO Box 383382, Waikoloa, HI 96738

* MESSAGE NOTES ~ December 10, 2023

GLORY DEFINED ~ Week 2 ~ Glory Embraced

And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit. ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18

But if the ministry that produced death—carved in letters on stone tablets—came with glory, so that the Israelites could not keep their eyes fixed on the face of Moses because of the glory of his face (a glory which was made ineffective), how much more glorious will the ministry of the Spirit be? For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness excel in glory! For indeed, what had been glorious now has no glory because of the tremendously greater glory of what replaced it. For if what was made ineffective came with glory, how much more has what remains come in glory! ~ 2 Corinthians 3:7-11

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23

Therefore, since we have such a hope, we behave with great boldness, and not like Moses who used to put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from staring at the result of the glory that was made ineffective. But their minds were closed. For to this very day, the same veil remains when they hear the old covenant read. It has not been removed because only in Christ is it taken away. But until this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds, but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. ~ 2 Corinthians 3:12-16

Go to this people and say, “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.” For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.” ~ Acts 28:26b-28a

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit. ~ 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in Me through their testimony, that they will all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. I pray that they will be in Us, so that the world will believe that You sent Me. The glory You gave to Me I have given to them, that they may be one just as We are one— I in them and You in Me—that they may be completely one, so that the world will know that You sent Me, and You have loved them  just as You have loved Me. ~ John 17:20-23 

God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21

[We] are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18b 

So Mary said, “Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. ~ Luke 1:38

My grace is enough for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9b

So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9c-10

~  C.S. LEWIS ~
The Eternal Being, who knows everything and who created the whole universe, became not only a man but (before that) a baby, and before that a foetus inside a woman’s body. If you want to get the hang of it, think how you would like to become a slug or a crab.

At about three o’clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”~ Matthew 27:46

Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me. Yet not My will but Yours be done.  ~ Luke 22:42

Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking only at Jesus, the originator and perfecter of the faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. ~ Hebrews 12:1-3

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. ~ Romans 8:18