Sunday Services 10:00am

16-186 Pili Mua Street

Keaau, HI 96749

808-982-LOVE(5683)

About East Hawaii Center for Spiritual Living

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We are a Religious Science International Church that has been serving the East Hawaii community since 1986. We teach the Science of Mind, a spiritual philosophy developed by Ernest Holmes in the early 1920's. We offer classes and support groups at our Center during the week to encourage and empower our individual spiritual paths. We also hold special events such as Gratitude Sunday and Beach Sundays.

Rev. Robert "Tag" Taggart

is an ordained Religious Science Minister and is our pastor. He is available for counseling, weddings, blessings, memorials, christenings, etc. His office hours are noon to 5pm M,T,T,F. Call 982-5683 for an appointment and fee schedule.

Rev. Cathy Hough

is an ordained Religious Science Minister and is our Asst. Minister. She is also available for counseling, weddings, memorials and other blessing ceremonies. Call 315-7760 for information and appointments.

Welcome to Religious Science

In Religious Science we believe that we live in a Spiritual Universe, ruled by a creative intelligence which operates in a pattern of law and love that we can rely on. Sometimes we call this intelligence God or Divine Intelligence, but regardless of the name, it is constantly surrounding and supporting us. We are never separated from this Infinite Source.

The philosophy of Religious Science is found in the Study of The Science of Mind text written by Dr. Ernest Holmes which details the nature of our relationship with this Infinite Source, how it operates in our life, and how we can direct our thoughts and beliefs to produce the experiences we desire. As we gain understanding about our spiritual nature and the nature of the Universe, we gain control over our lives. By studying The Science of Mind we come to understand that spiritual laws respond to our thinking, whether positive or negative. This is why your life will benefit immediately and directly from the mental exercise of replacing worry and fear with positive and optimistic thoughts of love. With practice, you will actually begin to see positive changes in the conditions of your life.


The Science of Mind philosophy taught at Religious Science churches and centers, is based on the work of Dr. Ernest Holmes, who was born in the late 1800's in rural New England. He immersed himself in the great philosophical minds of history, researched the world's religions, met and studied with the most brilliant minds of his time. This led him to a profound comprehension of basic truths-Dr. Holmes was able to understand and explain the basic principles of how the Universe operates and how God responds to us.

Dr. Holmes recognized that the Universe operates through the Law of God and that...

* There is a Power in the Universe greater than you are, and you can use it!

* This Divine Intelligence surrounds and supports us.

* Every person is a divine creation of this Infinite Intelligence.

* We use our mind to tap into the spiritual truths of the ages

* We know God is always there for us.

Dr. Ernest Holmes

East Hawaii Center for Spiritual Living is affiliated with
Religious Science International.
We hold ongoing accredited classes in New Thought Religious Science, or Science of Mind, teach using texts from sources such as Dr. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Religious Science, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the famous Transcendentalist, Thomas Troward, Raymond Charles Barker, Emma Curtis Hopkins, and of course the Old and New Testaments, the Koran, the Bhagavad-Gita, and many other sacred writings.
What We Believe

There is a power for good in the universe that is available to everyone who understands and knows how to use it. Religious Science is a life philosophy, a way of living and thinking that helps people realize their true nature and individual goals in life.

Very simply, we believe that the universe is fundamentally spiritual - it has intelligence, purpose, beauty, and order.

Whether we call it God, nature, spirit, energy, or universal intelligence, all emanates from the spiritual universe. We believe this universal intelligence is within us as well as around us and we can use it to the extent we are conscious of it.

Our beliefs are in harmony with the basic tenets of the world's great religions and many of our students are practicing Christians, Jews, and those of other faiths.

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