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Saturday, December 16, 2000


Kawaiahao Church
presents Loyal Garner
concert tonight

Other churches offer
Christmas shows in Pearl
City, Kaneohe and town

Biblical account of Creation discussed

Star-Bulletin staff

The "Christmas at Kawaiahao" concert tonight at the downtown church will feature popular entertainer Loyal Garner, who appears in Waikiki as one of the Local Divas.

The free 7 p.m. concert is just one of the dramatic and musical Christmas presentations at Oahu churches. Tonight's two-part performance will also feature lessons and carols by the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, Kawaiahao church choir and handbell choir and the Kawaiolaonapukanileo Vocal Ensemble.

A Kaneohe concert tonight will present classical Christmas compositions by Bach, Handel and Tchaikovsky, as well as familiar carols for an audience sing-along. The String Ensemble Orchestra, conducted by Louis Emery, will perform at the free 7:30 p.m. concert at Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku St.

A 50-member troupe of actors and dancers and a 20-member orchestra will perform at 6 p.m. tomorrow in "Two from Galilee," a Christmas musical drama presented by New Hope Christian Fellowship at Farrington High School auditorium. Ron Bright is director of the show, which will be repeated at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets -- at $5, $7 and $9 -- may be reserved by calling Clarke Bright at 842-4242, ext. 302.

A free dramatization of the first Christmas will be shown this weekend in Pearl City. Some 150 costumed actors and animals will participate in the "Bethlehem" show at 7 and 8:30 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and Monday at Leeward Community Church, 1860 Komo Mai Drive. Viewers may wander through the village set after the performances.

Creation lectures
offer credits for
grad studies

Star-Bulletin staff

Hebrew Scriptures scholar Andre LaCocque will discuss the biblical account of Creation next month in lectures here, which offer graduate credits from Chicago Theological Seminary.

LaCocque, former director of the seminary's Center for Jewish-Christian Studies, will also give public lectures at Central Union Church. The talks on "Male and Female in Genesis" will be at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 7 and 14.

Wednesday is the registration deadline for the graduate studies series "The Trial of Innocence: Co-creating with God in Genesis 2-3." Information is available by calling the Rev. Sharon Inake at 440-3024.

The lectures at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 and at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the church are also open on a noncredit basis. They are the latest in the Akaka Distance Learning Program, presented by Central Union Church in cooperation with Chicago Theological Seminary. There will be follow-up teleconference classes at 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 24 through Feb. 21.

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