POSTED: Saturday, August 08, 2009

Anglican Mission pastor to officiate

The Rev. Christopher King Cole of the Anglican Mission in America will officiate the next three Sundays at the Christ the Foundation Anglican Church in different locations.

Tomorrow's service will be at the Windward Worship Center, 45-416 Kamehameha Highway, across from Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services on Aug. 16 and 24 will be at Pohai Nani, 45-090 Namoku St. in Kaneohe. The service on the 16th will be followed by a continental breakfast; and on the 24th, a brunch.

All services will start at 8 a.m. and are open to anyone wanting to learn about this new orthodox Anglican congregation, a release said. Cole retired from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Morehead, N.C., after 28 years.

For more information, call David Chung at 595-2993; Richard Knake, 239-2410; Paul Remington, 927-1905; or Jim Tilton, 236-2276.


Shoe box volunteers are needed

Matt Foster will be speaking at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 to recruit volunteers in the Operation Christmas Child Kick-off Event. The project sends shoe box gifts to children around the world suffering from war, disease, natural disasters, poverty and famine.

Foster, regional director of South and East Asia for Operation Christmas Child, will discuss the impact of the gifts, a release said.

Foster oversees volunteers who help distribute the gifts in China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Those interested in volunteering will be given promotional materials to start their own shoe box collection.

The event is co-hosted by volunteers from Hope Chapel, Central Union Church, Calvary Chapel and Faith Baptist Church, among others.

Operation Christmas Child has been sponsored since 1993 by Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization.

For more information, call 561-4994 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.


Spiritual center observes 20 years

The Counseling and Spiritual Care Center of Hawaii celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday with a luncheon at the Willows.

The center opened in 1989 as the Samaritan Counseling Center of Hawaii. Its mission is “;to provide affordable, professional counseling sensitive to the spiritual tradition of individuals, families and communities in Hawaii,”; a center news release said.

Accredited by the Samaritan Institute and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the center maintains strong partnerships with a variety of community and religious organizations.

Terry Fisher, a member of the board of directors, said, “;When I think about the hundreds of people who, because of the existence of the center, were able to find support, solace and greater mental health, I am filled with a deep sense of satisfaction and peace.”;

For more information about services, call 545-2740 or visit cscch.org.