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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 9, 2010

Volunteers needed to aid in carnival parking

Advertiser Staff

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.


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.


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.