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For Saturday, December 13, 2014


Christmas carols concert. The public is invited to sing Christmas carols with the Hawaii Sacred Choir at its free concert, 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square. For more information, call 220-6969. A free-will offering will be taken.

Blue Christmas services. Windward United Church of Christ in Kailua and the Cathedral of Saint Andrew are offering worship services, known as “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night,” on Dec. 21, the winter solstice. The longest night of the year serves as a reminder that the future holds more light.  

Windward UCC’s service, 6:30 p.m. at 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive in Kailua, will feature the lighting of four symbolic pillar candles, poetry, scripture readings, mellow Christmas carols, live jazz and meditative prayers. For more information, email windwarducc@hawaii.rr.com or call 254-3802.

St. Andrew’s “Service of Reflection for the Longest Night” is set for 5:30 p.m., 229 Queen Emma Square. It will feature music, silent meditation, scripture and healing prayer. For additional information, call 524-2822, ext. 217.

Holy Nativity schedule. The holiday schedule of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity at 5286 Kalanianaole Highway: “Longest Night Service,” with music by Kathy Otani, Aleka Souza and Kelly Stearn, 7 p.m. Dec. 20; Advent workshop service, 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. (Sunday school) Dec. 21; children’s pageant and Holy Eucharist, 5 p.m., carols and hymns, 9 p.m., and candlelight choral Holy Eucharist (featuring soloist Leslie L. Goldman, and hula by Sandy and Layla Souza), 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eucharist with hymns, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25. For more information, call office manager Annabeth Stem at 373-2131 or email astem@holynativityschool.org.

Christmas concert. The Honolulu stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present its free 28th annual Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 at the Hono­lulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St. The program will feature a concert choir and concert orchestra led by Craig Young, a children’s choir under Beth Uale, and a youth choir led by Janine Lung.

A “giving tree” will collect donations for Shriners Hospitals for Children or the Ronald McDonald House. Parking is available at the Spa Fitness Center parking structure next to the Tabernacle. Call 358-6935.

Send announce­ments and photos to religion writer Pat Gee at pgee@staradver­tiser.com.

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