The privately owned Kalahikiola Congregational Church is located between the Bond Homestead and the former Kohala Girls School. Kalahikiola Church is a vibrant part of the Kohala community and has been operational since its construction by Father Elias Bond. Father Bond and members of his Protestant Congregational Church community constructed most of the structure as time and funds permitted. ‘Ohia lumber was cut from Kalahikiola hill. It is said that, over a three year period, timber and stone were carried for miles through ravines and gulches by male church attendees, while women and children carried sand, to be used for mortar, from beaches stretching from Kawaihae to Pololu (a distance of more than 25 miles). Kalahikiola Church was dedicated on October 11, 1855. The church bell was gifted by a former New England classmate of Bond’s and rang continuously for Sunday services up until the devastating earthquake of 2006. After a period of extensive rebuilding, during which services were held in auxiliary buildings, the church was rededicated in 2010.