CHRISTIAN CHURCH NEWS
The community is invited to worship Polynesian Style at the Christian Church at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 22. When it comes to worship hula, coconut shell bikini tops, flimsy grass skirts and aggressive shaking are out. Instead, the hula dancers of “Instruments of Praise” and “Hula Man Kalani” will lead the congregation by moving to the rhythms of contemporary worship songs you might hear at any church service, plus a few special Hawaiian worship songs. Barefoot, they wear flowing traditional dress with colorful flowers pinned into their hair. They are not dancing to entertain, but to worship. In this tradition it is not just the words spoken or sung, but the movement of the entire body that expresses worship.
We encourage everyone who attends to dress “Hawaiian” for this special service of worship, but your regular attire is perfectly suitable. When asked what “Hawaiian” style means, we were told, “A full house of people ready to worship the Lord.”
There will be a Luau lunch fundraiser after the service in the fellowship hall. Michael Irish, who will also help lead one song during the worship time, is preparing the luau lunch with his wife and a few helpers. Funds raised will be directed to help a family in need. The food is amazing in itself: Teriyaki Chicken and SPAM, Sticky rice, and imported breads and desserts “from the Islands.”
Mahalo Ke Akua! (Thanks be to God!)