Religion Briefs

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Vacation Bible schools offer fun instruction

Several island churches offer a program of summer fun interwoven with a thread of Christian teaching at vacation Bible schools that are open to children of nonmembers as well as members.

» Kailua: A free evening program for children of all ages will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow and continue evenings through Wednesday at Kailua Church of Christ, 400 Maluniu Ave. "Jerusalem Marketplace" is the theme for events that will include arts and crafts, singing and Bible exploration. Call 262-5227.

» Kailua: Registration is open for the free program beginning July 25 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road. "Davey and Goliath's Circus Spectacular" is the theme of activities held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through July 29. It is open to children in preschool through sixth grade. Call 261-5787.

» Mililani: The free vacation school at Christ Lutheran Church, 95-1361 Meheula Parkway, will be held on five Sunday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. July 31. "Serengeti Trek" is the theme of the program of activities for children in preschool through grade six. Youths from seventh through 12th grade are being recruited as assistants. Call 623-9229.

» Honolulu: Aug. 15 will be the opening of the five-day vacation Bible school at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Queen Emma Square. "All in the Family" is the theme of events from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily and will include field trips and swimming. It is open to children ages 5 through 12; older youths may enroll as helpers. The cost is $50. Call 524-2822.

Church to relate topics in health to Scripture

Scriptural readings that apply to health will be explored at an Aug. 6 worship service for body, mind and spirit at the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church.

John Westerdahl, a nutritionist and health educator at Castle Medical Center, will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service at the church at 2313 Nuuanu Ave.

A free vegetarian buffet lunch will follow the service. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 2. Call 524-1352.

The Health Day event will continue with an evening seminar on the "Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Oldest Living People." The free 7 p.m. presentation will feature Westerdahl, speaking about the Hunza people of the Himalayas, and a film produced by George Vanderman on "The Miracle of Hunza, Where People Don't Die."

Isle ministry to host motivational speaker

A nationally known motivational speaker and author will be featured at the July 27 Straight Talk Breakfast sponsored by Hawaiian Islands Ministries.

"Making Life Better Than Good" will be the theme of Zig Ziglar, author of "See You at the Top" and other self-help books. A former salesman, he has lectured for 25 years on his practical and spiritual principles for success.

The breakfast meeting will be at 7 a.m. at the Hale Koa Hotel DeRussy Hall.

Tickets at $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight can be reserved by calling Hawaiian Islands Ministries at 988-9777.

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