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Saturday, December 9, 2000



ON RELIGION

Leeward Community
Church puts on live
Nativity town, play


Star-Bulletin staff

Bethlehem "lives" in Hawaii, as Leeward Community Church brings back its Nativity town with authentic buildings, more than 150 actors, live animals and a dramatization of the first Christmas.

Bethlehem can be visited at the church, 1860 Komo Mai Drive in Pearl City, the evenings of Dec. 15-18 (Friday through Monday), with dramatic performances starting at 7 and 8:30 p.m. each night.

"Bethlehem" is a production of Leeward Community Church and has been attended in past years by thousands of residents and visitors. This year's event marks the eighth full production in 16 years. "Bethlehem" was written and produced by senior pastor the Rev. Sam Sherrard.

The live performances of the Christmas drama at Bethlehem last 40 minutes, and the public may explore the village and visit with the cast and animals afterward.

"Bethlehem" is free and open to the public as a public service of Leeward Community Church. With large crowds expected, guests should arrive 30 minutes early for each scheduled performance.

Baha'i Center observes U.N. Human Rights Day

An observance of United Nations Human Rights Day takes place at 7:30 p.m. today at the Hawaii Baha'i Center at 3264 Allan Place in Nuuanu.

Co-sponsors are the United Nations Association-Hawaii Division and the Hawaii Baha'i Community.

Kamyra Harding of the United Nations Association will speak on ways private organizations can support human rights education. David Mockon, a curriculum development and instruction specialist, will speak of his work in the Philippines.

Farewell lunch to be held for Nuuanu pastor

It's hail and farewell for Pastor Dale Tupua at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway.

An 11:30 a.m. potluck luncheon will mark his departure tomorrow in Kosasa Hall at the church.

Pastor Tupua served as interim pastor of Christian nurture from March to November of this year. Previously, he was pastor of worship and nurture at Community Church of Honolulu from 1997 to last February, and was licensed minister at Schofield Samoan Congregational Church from 1994 to 1997.

For information on the potluck and program, call 595-3935.

KAIM Ministries Radio to feature Frank DeLima

Pam Chun will host Frank DeLima as featured guest on her radio program at 1 p.m. Tuesday on KAIM Radio AM 870.

This segment of the "Hawaiian Islands Ministries Radio Magazine" will focus on DeLima's nonprofit organization and his program in the public schools.



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