Religion Briefs
Saturday, August 11, 2001

Old bell will ring again at Kalihi Union Church

A church bell that has been silent for more than 40 years will ring out tomorrow when Kalihi Union Church dedicates its new bell tower.

The 10:30 a.m. service at the church, at 2214 N. King St., will recall the 1913 inauguration of the 1,300-pound bell, which was cast in Hillsboro, Ohio. Senior church members recall ringing the bell in celebration of the end of World War II.

The former tower was demolished and the bell put into storage when the present sanctuary was finished in 1957. It will now stand on a part of the old building's foundation, a link with history for the congregation.

Filipino church founder named vicar emeritus

It's anniversary time for St. Paul's Episcopal Church/Philippine Independent Church, and the congregation will celebrate with a banquet and special honors for its original pastor.

The Rev. Timoteo Quintero, 74, will be installed as vicar emeritus at a 9 a.m. service tomorrow at Parke Chapel on St. Andrew's Cathedral grounds. The usual Ilocano language and English services will be combined for the special occasion.

Quintero served the church from the time it was organized for Filipinos in 1959 until he retired in 1997. The Rev. Randy Albano is now pastor for its 475 members, who will celebrate the church's 42nd anniversary at a banquet tonight at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel.

Seminar seeks to develop effective Jesus disciples

How to be effective modern disciples of Jesus will be the focus of a two-day "Equipping Leaders for the 21st Century" conference, to be staged next week by the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention.

Workshops and lectures Friday and Saturday at Olivet Baptist Church, at 1775 S. Beretania St., will cover topics such as accounting processes and computer programs, evangelism and team development. The fee of $10 for five sessions is payable at the door.

The Rev. Doyle Sager, pastor of First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Mo., will preach at worship services at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. A 10 a.m. service Sunday will end the conference.

Registration information is available by calling 946-9581.


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