The owners of Matareva Beach Fales are followers of the Bahá'i belief. If the occupancy of the accommodation allows it, they visit their beautiful church in Upolu on Sunday mornings.
If you are interested you are allowed to hop on in the back of the truck and join them for the service.
The Lonely planet describes:
"The architecturally interesting Bahá'i house of Worship sits in formal gardens near the highest point of The Cross Island Rd and is one of the only eight such structures in the world - all are different except for being domed and having nine sides and entrances, reflecting the Bahá'i faith's central tenet of a basic unity of religions and peoples. designed by Canadian Husayn Amanat and dedicated in 1984, its elegant white dome reaches 28m. Attendants in the adjoinging information centre will happily answer any questions abou the faith, which originated in Persia in 1844."
For this excursion a donation of 10 Tala per person is asked.
You will be back just in time for your UMU lunch.