BY DOUG PARTIN
Los Alamos Christian Church
We at Los Alamos Christian Church announce our annual “Aloha Sunday” worship service and luncheon. It will be this Sunday, September 18 at 10:30 a.m. “Hula Mai Ka Lani” (a team from Hula Worship) will lead the musical part of the worship with the traditional hula. Barefoot, they wear a flowing traditional dress with colorful flowers pinned in their hair. They will not dance to entertain, but to worship. In the Polynesian tradition, it is not just the spoken or chanted words, but the movement of the whole body that expresses worship. We encourage everyone who attends to dress “Hawaiian” for this special worship service, but your normal attire is fine. When we asked the leader of the Hula Worship team what it meant to show up “Hawaiian style,” we were told, “A house full of people ready to worship the Lord.”
Hula Mai Ka Lani are in town as they are hosting a gathering of many cultures in Santa Fe Square from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday September 16th. It is a gathering of believers who express their faith through dance and music. It won’t just be Hawaiian but Korean, Filipino, Ukrainian, Hispanic, Messianic Jew, Nigerian, and Native American. It will be a wonderful time of multicultural worship and you are invited to join them.
There will be a fundraiser for the Luau luncheon following the Sunday worship service in the Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Funds raised will be directed to support Hula Ministries.
Mahalo Ke Akua! (Thanks to God!)