As of Saturday, November 23, 2013
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 23, 2013
Cathedral of St. Andrew, Queen Emma Square, 524-2822, ext. 217. Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, featuring the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.” A special collection will be taken for disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, and prayers will be said for victims for Typhoon Haiyan.
At 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1, the Christmas season will be ushered in with the traditional Advent Carol Service, retelling the story of the coming of Jesus. Join the Cathedral Choir in singing carols old and new; children are most welcome.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration. The public is invited to attend the 52nd Annual Nuuanu Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the United Church of Christ, 467 Judd St. Diverse congregations of Nuuanu Valley call this the longest-running interfaith Thanksgiving service in Hawaii.
This year’s theme is “We All Stand Together Shoulder to Shoulder,” featuring youth performances, inspirational words and music.
The entire offering collected will go to Kids Hurt Too Hawaii, a nonprofit organization that assists grieving children and teens with peer support and mentoring programs. Visit their website at www.kidshurttoo.org.
Bring pupus to share during refreshment period. Visit www.facebook.com/nuuanuinterfaith.
Windward Thanksgiving Service. A Windward coalition of churches will hold its Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St. Pastor Kevin Klein of St. John Lutheran Church will deliver the homily. Daphne Ho‘okanao of the Beacon of Hope House will offer a “Reflection on the Meaning of Thankfulness.” Music will be provided by a variety of churches.
The offering will go to the Women’s Prison Scholarship Fund and the Beacon of Hope House to help women released from prison transform their lives. Call the Rev. Ruth Peterson at 236-7814.
Joshua Neves Children’s Foundation, 292-2304. “A Time to Remember,” a free annual holiday event for families who have suffered the loss of a child, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at 419 Waiakamilo Road. Bring a photo ornament of a loved one to be placed on a Christmas tree, or write a personal message on a paper ornament. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.nevesfoundation.org.