Church activities share holiday joyStar-Bulletin staff
The Apostolic Faith Church Sunday School, 1043 Middle St.: "Ticket to Christmas" Christmas play, 10 a.m. Sunday. Evening service, 7 p.m., featuring TV Telecast church choir, orchestra and band.
Calvary By the Sea Lutheran Church, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway: Hawaiian Advent worship service with Na Wahine O Ke Kai Ola, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Trolley Caroling, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 and 11 p.m. Wednesday; and Christmas Day communion service, 10 a.m. Dec. 25.
Calvary Chapel, 1190 Nuuanu Ave.: Christmas Eve service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku St.: Volunteers and various items needed for assembling of goodie bags for keiki to be distributed Sunday after the first service. Items needed include Christmas wrapping paper and ribbon; used Christmas cards; sugarless candy, gum and candy canes; mixed nuts in shells; tangerines or oranges; food storage bags; and other Christmas items. Financial contributions also welcomed.
Christmas caroling at Ann Pearl, 3:15 p.m.; and Kahanaola, 4:15 p.m. Sunday.
Christmas Eve family service, 7 p.m., festival of lessons and carols, 10:30 p.m., and Holy Eucharist, 11 p.m. Wednesday. Christmas Day Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.
Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St.: "Gift of Bethlehem," annual Christmas drive-through featuring five live Christmas scenes with costumed actors and animals, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Enter from South Beretania St. Walkers also welcomed.
Christmas Eve family service led by Children and Youth, 5 p.m.; traditional service of carols, candlelight and communion at 7, 9 and 11 p.m.
Christmas Day service of carols and the spoken word, 10 a.m.
Christ Church Uniting, 1300 Kailua Road: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Christ Lutheran Church, 95-1361 Meheula Parkway: Christmas fun day with caroling, 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Pizza to follow.
Children's Christmas pageant, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Christmas Eve family candlelight service, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Holy Communion, 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Christmas pinata for the children will be available at the 5:30 p.m. service.
Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.: Performance by the choir, 5 p.m. Saturday, Moana Surfrider Hotel.
Christmas Eve family service with a Christmas play by the children and youth, 5:30 p.m.; and candlelight service, 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Christmas potluck, Dec. 27. Pupus at 4:30 p.m. with music and caroling to follow. Dinner around 6 p.m. in Weaver Hall. Leftovers welcomed.
The Diocese of the Hawaiian Islands/The Charismatic Episcopal Church: Christmas Eve services, 6 p.m. Wednesday; candlelight communion at the Church of the Risen Lord, room 201, Richards Street YWCA, nursery provided. Christmas Day Community Communion service, 9:30 a.m., St. Thomas More, Keolu Elementary School, 1416 Keolu Drive.
Faith Assembly of God, 95-121 Waimakua Drive: "Behold That Star," a musical drama by the choir and drama team, will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. Free.
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway: Candlelight Vesper service, 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Grace Bible Church: Christmas service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Ala Moana Hotel ballroom. Information, 595-6381.
Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd.: Christmas Eve services, 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesday. Refreshments to follow in Miyama Hall. Finger-type food donations welcomed.
Hope Chapel, 310 Paoakalani Ave.: Christmas Eve service with hula by Halau Hula O Mana'olana Ka Hale Pule, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Waikiki Community Center auditorium.
Kahua Baptist Church: Christmas Eve service with carols and a dramatic play, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Mauka Lani Elementary School cafeteria, 92-1300 Panana St. Information, 672-4613.
Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl St.: Church's Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Leeward Community Church, 1860 Komo Mai Drive: Life-size replica of Bethlehem with 150 costumed townspeople, live animals and re-enactments of the first Christmas, 7 and 8:30 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday. Free. Attendees are advised to arrive 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Lifespring Christian Fellowship, 3430 Maunaloa Ave.: Christmas service, 9 a.m. Sunday.
Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola St.: Sunday School and Discipleship Hour Christmas celebration, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Sunday, Upper Social Hall.
Maluhia Lutheran Church, 85-256 Farrington Highway: Blue Christmas service, 5 p.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve service and pageant, 7 p.m. Wednesday; candlelight service, 11 p.m. Wednesday; and Christmas Day service, 10 a.m. Dec. 25.
Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala St.: Christmas family worship with performances by the Sunday School and Nu Oli Singers, 9 a.m. Sunday.
Christmas Eve candlelighting service, 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway: Christmas Eve service with A Touch of Brass, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Oahu Church of Christ: Christmas Eve celebration, special worship service featuring classic and contemporary Christmas music, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Ilikai Hotel.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1404 University Ave.: Christmas Eve family candlelight service, 6:30 p.m.; Christmas music, 10:30 p.m.; and midnight service, 11 p.m. Wednesday. Christmas Day lessons, carols and Holy Communion, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive: "Christ, the Tie That Binds," a Christmas worship featuring the adult and children choirs, message by Ralph Aona and a play, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
River of Life Mission: Christmas celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 25, 101 N. Pauahi St. Lunch includes baked ham, turkey, cranberry sauce, yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes and apple pie. Food donations welcomed. Call 524-7656.
St. Andrew's Cathedral, Queen Emma Square: Christmas Eve family Eucharist with church school pageant, 5 p.m.; choral Eucharist with Hokuloa Singers, 7 p.m.; concert and carols, 9 p.m.; and candlelight Mass, 10 p.m. Wednesday. Hawaiian Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive: Christmas Eve Nativity pageant and Holy Eucharist, 5 p.m.; and festival choral Eucharist, 10 p.m. Wednesday; and Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Dec. 25.
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St.: Carols and instrumental music, 10:30 p.m.; choral midnight Mass of the Nativity, 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. Carols and Eucharist, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.
St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road: Confirmation class, 4 p.m. Sunday, 158 Akiohala Place. Class includes a Bible study on "Why Christmas," a barbecue/Christmas party and caroling at Pohai Nani Retirement Center.
Christmas Eve family service, 5 p.m.; and candlelighting services, 7 and 11 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 539 Kapahulu Ave.: Christmas Eve High Mass, 10 p.m. Wednesday. Christmas Day High Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25.
St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave.: Christmas Eve "Midnight Mass," 10 p.m. Wednesday. Christmas Day Mass, 7 and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25.
Star of the Sea Church: "Christmas Wonderland," annual Christmas sale, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Thrift Store. Information, 734-0396.
Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle: Family candlelight service, 7 p.m. today. Candlelight services, 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. "Undecorating Party," 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 2. Spaghetti lunch; sign up at the office.
Vedanta Society of Hawaii, Richards Street YWCA, "Holy Mother and Her Message" lecture, 11:15 a.m. Sunday.
Waianae Baptist Church, corner of Farrington Highway and Ala Hema Street: "Behold That Star," a musical about a shepherd boy, 7 p.m. Sunday.
Waikiki Episcopal Church, 227 Lewers St., 2nd Floor: Christmas Eve carols, 9 p.m.; service, 10 p.m. Wednesday. Christmas Day carols, 9 a.m.; service, 10 a.m. Dec. 25.
Waipahu United Church of Christ, Sunday Church School, 94-330 Mokuola St.: Christmas program, 8 a.m. Sunday.
Friday, Dec. 19, 1997