Area Church Gets Mir­a­cle Makeover

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - Front Page - By CAROL CHANG

A mir­a­cle is ex­pected this week in the form of an “ex­treme church makeover” at 1710 Royal Palm Drive.

Wahi­awa Chris­tian Church mem­bers got ready for Mir­a­cle Week with a pre-mir­a­cle work­day Aug. 7. But on Aug. 16 all heaven breaks loose when about 100 vol­un­teers from three lo­cal churches, in­clud­ing 60 Cal­i­for­nia and Ne­vada souls, will ar­rive to re­pair and beau­tify the half-cen­tury old church, along with its sis­ter churches in Honolulu and Kailua. Phys­i­cal la­bor, wor­ship and fel­low­ship are re­quired for the ef­fort, de­scribed as “an Amish barn-rais­ing, where neigh­bors all come to­gether to do im­por­tant work in a very short time that could never have been done alone.”

In Wahi­awa they’ll paint the sanc­tu­ary, fix doors, im­prove the re­strooms, re­fin­ish the pews, land­scape and more.

To cel­e­brate the week­long makeover, WCC in­vites the pub­lic in for chicken din­ner and en­ter­tain­ment by Leile­hua High’s Poly­ne­sian Club dancers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs­day (Aug. 19). For more in­for­ma­tion, call 621-5818.

Mir­a­cle Week is a part­ner­ship of Chris­tian Church Dis­ci­ples of Christ, Pa­cific South­west Re­gion and its three Oahu af­fil­i­ates: WCC, First Chris­tian Church of Honolulu and Christ Church Unit­ing Pres­by­te­ri­ans and Dis­ci­ples of Kailua.

Kaala Ele­men­tary first-graders Keahlanie Phillip and Reenay Ben­ito show off the con­tents of the brand­new back­packs they re­ceived from Servco Pa­cific em­ploy­ees Aug. 6 at a spe­cial assem­bly in the cafe­te­ria. Servco do­nated 300 back­packs in all to six Oahu schools dur­ing the com­pany’s sec­ond an­nual col­lec­tion drive to help needy stu­dents get ready to learn. Photo by Nathalie Walker, nwalker@midweek.com.

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