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Wednesday, December 20, 2000

File photo by George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
As in years past, a half-hour Nativity scene will be
repeatedly staged at Manoa's Waioli Chapel grounds,
7-10 p.m. tonight through Dec. 24.

Places of worship
offer holiday events

Nativity scenes, children's
programs and music are
among the offerings


Here's a look at the many special Christmas and holiday events scheduled here over the coming week:

Apostolic Faith Church

1043 Middle St., 847-5902

Bullet Children's Christmas Program, "Shalom Aleichem," 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Program announcers are Christopher Eugenio and BillyLyn Han. No collections. Program will be televised 8-9 a.m. Sunday on KITV-4 or Cable Channel 6.

Aquarian Foundation

2440 Kuhio Ave., 926-8134

Bullet Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Festival of Christmas carols followed by the lesson, "The True Meaning of Holy Communion."

Bullet Christmas Day service, 11 a.m. Carols and bells followed by the lesson, "The Meaning of Christ." Potluck dinner and open house to follow.

Calvary By the Sea Lutheran church

5339 Kalanianaole Highway, 377-5477

Bullet Christmas Eve candlelight services, 7 and 11 p.m.

Calvary Chapel of Honolulu

1190 Nuuanu Ave., 524-0844

Bullet Christmas Eve services, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 5, 7 and 9 p.m.; children's program, 5 p.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church

45-435 Aumoku St., 247-2733

Bullet The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Holy Eucharist Rite 2, 7 a.m.; and Holy Eucharist Rite 2 (nursery care), 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Bullet Christmas Eve family service and Eucharist (nursery care), 7 p.m.; and Christmas Eve Festival Service and Eucharist, 10:30 p.m.

Bullet Christmas Day Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m.

The Center for Positive Living

P.O. Box 61850, 988-6907

Bullet The Rev. Frank White will present the lesson, "Twas the Night Before Christmas," the topic for the Sunday Celebration of Life, 10 a.m. at Ala Moana Hotel, Carnation Room.

Central Union Church

1660 S. Beretania St., 941-0957

Bullet Christmas drive-through Nativity, "The Gift of Bethlehem," 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Featuring scenes from the Christmas story with living Nativity, shepherds, angels and live animals.

Bullet Christmas Eve morning worship services, 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Bullet Christmas Eve worship services, 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m.

Bullet Christmas Day worship services, 10 a.m.

Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians

1300 Kailua Road, 262-6911

Bullet Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m. Sunday.

Christ United Methodist Church

1639 Keeaumoku St., 536-7244

Bullet Christmas cantata, 7 p.m. Sunday.

Church of the Epiphany

1041 10th Ave., 734-5706

Bullet Christmas Eve children's service, 5:30 p.m.; midnight Mass, 10:30 p.m.

Bullet Christmas Day service, 9 a.m.

Church of the Holy Nativity

5286 Kalanianaole Highway, 373-2131

Bullet Christmas Eve continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; baptism and Holy Eucharist, 8:30 a.m.; festive Eucharist and live Nativity scene, 4:30 p.m.; and festive Eucharist and Christmas music, 10 p.m.

Bullet Christmas Eucharist, 10 a.m. Monday.

Community Church of Honolulu

2345 Nuuanu Ave., 595-7541

Bullet Christmas Eve services, 7 and 11 p.m.

Cornerstone Fellowship-Mililani Mauka

95-1080 Ukuwai St., 626-7719

Bullet Christmas Eve service, 10 a.m. at Recreation Center 5 in Mililani Mauka.

First Assembly of God

3400 Moanalua Road, 836-2300

Christmas Eve candlelight Communion service, 7 p.m.

First Christian Church of Honolulu

1516 Kewalo St., 521-3500

Bullet Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu

1822 Keeaumoku St., 532-1111

Bullet Christmas Eve services, featuring 25-piece orchestra, choirs and bagpipers, 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m.

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu

2500 Pali Highway, 595-4047

Bullet The theme of the 6:30 p.m. Sunday celebration is "Carols, Candles and Cookies."

First United Methodist Church

1020 S. Beretania St., 522-9555

Bullet Christmas Eve Tongan language worship service, 6 p.m.; family service, 8 p.m.; and candlelight service, 11 p.m.

Grace Bible Church

1052 Ilima Drive, 595-6381

Bullet Christmas Eve services, 9 a.m. at Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom.

Harris United Methodist Church

20 S. Vineyard Blvd., 536-9602

Bullet Christmas Eve candlelight service, 6:30 and 10 p.m.

Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ

6650 Hawaii Kai Drive, Suite 221, 395-3408

Bullet Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7:30 p.m.

Island Fellowship of Unitarians

3242 Kaohinani Drive, 595-7622

Bullet Christmas potluck and/or Celebration of the Feast of Mithras, Open House, 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Joy of Christ Church Lutheran Church

784 Kamehameha Highway, 455-1138

Bullet Christmas Eve services, 5:30 p.m.; traditional candlelight services, 11 p.m.

Kalihi Union Church

2214 N. King St., 841-7022

Bullet Candlelight service and Christmas musical, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo," presented by adult and children's choirs, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Kapahulu bible Church

3224 Kaunaoa St., 734-3727

Bullet Christmas Eve service, 10:15 a.m. The Kapahulu Bible Church choir will present a mini-Christmas cantata, "Carol of Christmas."

Kawaiahao Church

957 Punchbowl St., 522-1333

Bullet Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.; and Christmas Eve candlelight and Holy Communion service, 9 p.m.

Makiki Christian Church

829 Pensacola St., 594-6446

Bullet The choir will present a concert, "Joy! A King Is Born," at 7 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.

Maluhia Lutheran Church

85-256 Farrington Highway

Bullet Christmas program presented by the Cooperative Parish Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday.

Bullet Candlelight service, 9 p.m. Sunday.

Manoa Valley Church

2728 Huapala St., 988-3271

Bullet Christmas Eve family worship services, 9 a.m.; candlelight services, 7 and 9 p.m.

Nuuanu Baptist Church

2010 Nuuanu Ave.

Bullet Nuuanu Baptist Preschool Annual Christmas Program, 7 p.m. Friday.

Nuuanu Congregational Church

2651 Pali Highway, 595-3935

Bullet The Sunday School children will present a Christmas play at the 7 p.m. Sunday candlelight service. The Touch of Brass ensemble, chancel choir and Japanese congregation choir will present music.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

1404 University Ave., 946-4223

Bullet The Fourth Sunday of Advent, 9 a.m. Sunday.

Bullet Christmas Eve service, 10:30 p.m.

Bullet Christ's Mass, 11 p.m.

Bullet Christmas Day service, 9 a.m.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church


Bullet Christmas Eve candlelight service featuring the church choir with Dorothy Ogan and Linda Asahina, 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave.

Roman Catholic Diocese

1184 Bishop St., 533-1791

Bullet Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo will celebrate Christmas Eve Mass at Halawa High/Medium Security Facility and will preside at the 9 a.m. Mass Christmas Day at the cathedral.

Bullet Each Catholic parish has a schedule of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

The Salvation Army

Five Oahu locations

Christmas Eve services are planned at the Salvation Army chapels on Oahu.

Bullet There will be a 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service at Kauluwela Corps, 296 N. Vineyard Blvd.

Bullet Candlelight services are planned for 6 p.m. at Central Oahu Corps at 520 Pine St. in Wahiawa, and 6:30 p.m. at Leeward Corps, 98-612 Moanalua Loop, Aiea.

Bullet Candlelight services at 7 p.m. will be held at Waioli Chapel at 2950 Manoa Road, and Kaneohe Corps at 45-175 Waikalua Road.

Bullet Also, in the Waioli Chapel gardens: half-hour re-enactments of live Nativity scene, 7-10 p.m. nightly, tonight through Dec. 24.

St. Andrew's Cathedral

Queen Emma Square, 524-2822

Bullet Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist, 7, 8 and 10 a.m.; family Eucharist and Children's Christmas pageant, 5 p.m.; Choral Eucharist, 7 p.m.; Nativity music and Meditations, 9 p.m.; and candlelight Mass, 10 p.m.

Bullet Christmas Day service, 9 a.m.

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

93 N. Kainalu Drive, 262-8176

Bullet Christmas Eve morning prayer with Communion, 7:15 a.m.; Sunday School pageant with Communion, 5 p.m.; and festival choral Eucharist with carols, hymns, choirs and brass, 10 p.m.

Bullet Christmas Day Holy Communion with hymns, 10 a.m.

Bullet The First Sunday After Christmas, Holy Communion, 7:15 a.m.; and Christmas lessons and carols, 9:15 a.m. Dec. 31.

St. John Lutheran Church

1004 Kailua Road, 261-5787

Bullet The Christmas Eve family service will begin at 5 p.m. A live Nativity scene will be featured at the 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. services.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

539 Kapahulu Ave., 732-2333

Bullet Christmas Eve Masses, 7, 9 a.m.; lessons and carols, 10 p.m.; First Mass of Christmas, 10:30 p.m.

Bullet Christmas Day High Mass, 9 a.m.

Waipahu United Church of Christ

94-330 Mokuola St., 677-3317

Bullet The Rev. Chris Eng will deliver the sermon, "Jesus: The Prince of Peace," and the Sunday School has its Christmas Program, 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Bullet Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Jewish Festival of Lights

Chabad of Hawaii


Bullet A public menorah-lighting ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Thursday on the Honolulu City Hall lawn will begin the celebration of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Chabad Cheder Hebrew School children will sing, and hot latkes will be served at the booth on the Koko Head side of City Hall.

Bullet A grand Hanukkah party will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 at Chabad Yeshiva, 3225 Pakunu St. Information on tickets, at $10 per adult and $5 per child, is available by calling the office.

Temple Emanu-El

2550 Pali Highway, 595-7521

Bullet A Hanukkah service and party will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday. It will feature lighting of family menorahs and storytelling by Noa Baum. For party reservations, call the office.

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