Volunteers needed to aid in carnival parking
Volunteers are needed for St. Clement Episcopal Church's annual parking service for the Punahou Carnival.
The carnival is scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6 on the school's Makiki campus.
Parking will be available at the church, 1515 Wilder Ave., about a block 'ewa of the school campus.
Prices will be $13 for daily parking; $30, for one-day parking with in-and-out privileges, or $55 for the weekend.
The church needs volunteers to serve as gatekeepers, cashiers and parking attendants for the annual fundraiser. Also needed: donations of cash and refreshments for the crew.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, call 489-0631.
'REFLECTIVE WALK' MARKS MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
An opportunity for silence, as well as conversation, will be offered at a "reflective walk" in Mokulē'ia, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
The walk, along Keālia Trail, will leave from St. Clement Episcopal Church's parking lot in Makiki at 8:30 a.m., and return around 3 p.m. on the federal holiday.
Excerpts from the King's "Letter From a Birmingham Jail," and other writings will be read during the walk.
The Keālia Trail is a 2.5-mile hike of intermediate difficulty, with exposed ridgeline, and gradual increases over rock switchbacks, to a 1,000-foot cliff.
For more information, call 955-7745.
MAKAKILO BAPTIST CHURCH OPENS NEW SANCTUARY
After months of holding services under a parking lot tent, members of Makakilo Baptist Church have dedicated a new, more than $2 million sanctuary on Makakilo Drive.
The church began in 1963 as a mission of First Baptist Church of Waipahu — on its first day, 36 people attended Sunday School. Today the congregation has more than 240 members.
The church's original facility was constructed in 1975, and included classrooms and a lānai. As the community grew, a preschool was added, and membership outgrew the original facility.
Construction costs for the new facility rose from $1.2 million to $2 million. Much of the logistics planning and work was donated — even done — by church members. Additionally, the project is environmentally friendly with use of a demolition firm which reuses /resells demolished materials from the original church.
According to Hawaii Pacific Baptist, another change is coming to the congregation: the Rev. Ray Viliamu, who has served for 18 years, recently announced his retirement.