Bible schools offer fun for vacation
The vacation Bible school is a tradition in Protestant churches. An informal version of Sunday school, most programs package lessons as summer camp fun with crafts, songs and art work tied to scriptural themes.
» Nuuanu Congregational Church will use "Outrigger Island" as the theme for activities on its grounds at 2651 Pali Highway. Friday is the deadline to register children ages 5 through 18 for the program, which will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on four Fridays, beginning June 20. Participation is optional in a 9:15 a.m. Sunday program beginning June 22. For information, call 595-3935 or write to email@example.com.
» Mililani Presbyterian Church is taking registrations for children from age 4 through sixth grade for its vacation school from June 23 to 27. The sessions from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 95-410 Kuahelani Ave. are focused on "Power Lab, Discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power." Teenagers are being sought as crew leaders. Call 623-6663 to register.
» The St. Andrew's Cathedral vacation Bible school has an environmental theme. Daily field trips, games and discussions will seek to understand how people can be stewards of the earth's water resources. Registration is under way for children age 5 through 12. The classes will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 16 to 20. The cost is $50. Call Canon Jenny Wallace at 524-2822 or write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road, will be the scene of "Jerusalem Marketplace" from July 7 to 11. The classes will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. and are open to youngsters from 5 through 12 years old. Call 261-6238 to register.
Summer studies will focus on Bible
The Bible Institute of Hawaii will offer summertime study that brings the Old and New Testaments into personal focus.
Evening classes will be presented from June 17 to Aug. 6 at Oahu church campuses. A weekly noontime session on "Christ in the Workplace" is offered downtown. The costs range from $35 to $50, with a $5 discount for first-time enrollees. For registration information, call 595-4700.
The schedule includes:
» "An Armchair Tour of Israel," 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 638 N. Kuakini St. The Rev. Don Baron will map out the places where Jesus lived and taught.
» "Discernment: Experiencing God in Everyday Life and Decision-Making," 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave. The Rev. Steven Sturm will use "Listening to God in Times of Choice," by Gordon Smith, to guide students in gaining insights from Christian spirituality and scriptures.
» "Christ in the Workplace: Lessons from Colossians," noon Wednesdays, First Hawaiian Bank, 10th-floor conference room, 999 Bishop St. Institute Executive Director Clive Cowell will apply Paul's letter to early Christians to the 21st-century working world.
» "Colossians: It's All About Christ," 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Wellspring Covenant Church, 99-860 Iwaena St., Aiea. Clive Cowell and the Rev. Randy Furushima will lead the interactive class.
» "Genesis: Foundation of the Solid Foundation," 7 p.m. Thursdays, Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St. The Rev. Brad Smith will explore links between the first book of the Bible and Jesus.
» "Going Deeper with God in the Psalms," 7 p.m. Thursday, Chinese Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1640 Liliha St. Ada Lum will open up the scriptural poetry to practical understanding.
» "Get Right or Get Left: Letters to the Church at Thessalonica," 7 p.m. Thursdays, Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St., Kailua. Michael Dredia will explore how early Christians and modern believers get hung up on anticipating the "last days," but Paul's epistle guides them to focus on everyday living.
» "Children's Ministry: Fall Jump Start," a one-day seminar, 8:30 a.m. to noon July 26, First Chinese Church, 1054 S. King St. Vicki Wiley Lepick will offer guidance for teachers of elementary school programs.
The nondenominational Christian school for adults is now in its 36th year.
Tabernacle hosts pop-music event
Popular music from the movies will be presented in a free concert next Saturday at the Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St.
The 7 p.m. concert will be presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honolulu Hawaii Stake. The Hawaii Stake Orchestra and Adult Choir, both directed by Craig Young, and Children's Choir, directed by Beth Uale, will perform songs from "The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Wizard of Oz," "Star Wars" and other films.
A photograph display of stake presidents will open at 5 p.m. in the tabernacle resource center.
Free parking is available adjacent to the church.