Religion

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Sunrise service set at Keawala‘i Keawala‘i Congregational Church in Makena will have an Easter sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The outdoor service will include sharing of The Lord’s Supper and the Easter floral cross. Members and friends are invited to bring a single-stem flower ...

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Visiting lama to give lessons The Maui Dharma Center in Paia has announced a weekend of Tibetan Buddhist teachings by visiting lama, The Venerable Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche, on Saturday and Sunday. Rinpoche is the reincarnation of the late Nechung Rinpoche of Wood Valley Temple, Pahala, on ...

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Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, known as Hanamatsuri, or Flower Festival, will be celebrated by the West Maui Buddhist community at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. According to Mahayana Buddhist tradition, the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, was born on April 8 more than 2,500 ...

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Makawao Buddhist Temple will hold a Memorial Bell Service at 9 a.m. Sunday at 1074 Makawao Ave. in memory of five young men who perished in 1923 when caught in a storm during an attempted ascent to the summit of Haleakala. The tragic deaths of the young men, who were members of the ...

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Prayer day set at Lahaina church Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina invites the community to join it for United in Prayer Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Attendees will practice centering prayer, walk the grounds of the church at 561 Front St., meditate, discuss and share a meal. ...

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The Shigemi Okamoto Memorial Lecture series will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Temple, 1828 Vineyard St. in Wailuku. The lecture series is held every two years in memory of Shigemi Okamoto ...

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Kumu Kealoha of 808 Uke Jams and the hula of Halau Na Pua O Ka‘iwa will replace the sermon at Keolahou Congregational Hawaiian Church — The Little Green Church — at 177 S. Kihei Road in Kihei on Sunday. The “Singspiration” will consist of group singing of favorite hymns in Hawaiian ...

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Class to explain Jodo Shinshu Makawao Buddhist Temple is offering a three-part class titled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Jodo Shinshu But Were Afraid to Ask.” The class is free and open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 and 27 at 1074 Makawao Ave. ...

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The Transformation School of Ministry in Wailuku announces that Pastor Norman Wilkie of Oklahoma will be teaching February’s class on leadership administration. The class will examine practical leadership principles for sound administration and organization of an effective church. Vision ...

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Tondo Matsuri church service planned in Wailuku Maui Jinsha Mission in Wailuku will have a Tondo Matsuri church service at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii will be performing the service. Attendees are asked to bring their old oharaisama (ofuda) to ...

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Interfaith service to remember MLK The public in invited to join the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Christ the King Church for the seventh annual MLK Jr. Interfaith Service. This year’s theme, “We Shall Stand,” will honor King’s legacy of ...

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Join a statewide prayer service at 4 p.m. Saturday for leaders here on Maui and in Washington, D.C., as well as for the sick and homeless and many more. Service at Faith in Jesus Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road, Wailuku. * Local Religion in Brief is published every Friday and welcomes ...

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St. Theresa Church in Kihei has released its schedule for New Year’s services: • Tuesday, Jan. 1, 9 a.m. Mass. (No 7 a.m. Mass.) • Jan. 5, 4 p.m. reconciliation; 5:30 p.m. Mass (the Epiphany of the Lord) and 7 p.m. Mass (in Spanish). • Jan. 6, 7 and 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mass. • ...

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Blue service today at Iao church Iao United Church of Christwill hold a Blue Christmas Service tonight at 6 and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Monday at 7 p.m. The Blue Christmas service is a quiet service for people who may have suffered a loss and find it hard to be festive. The ...

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Old Testament focus of workshop The Tri-Isle Association of the United Church of Christ will offer a two-day workshop with the Rev. Pat Dutcher-Walls titled “New Eyes for Reading the Old Testament.” The workshop will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Iao ...

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The Jewish Congregation of Maui will host its annual Community Hanukkah Party at Beit Shalom Synagogue in Kihei from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature a candle-lighting ceremony, communal singing, games and prizes. Award-winning DJ Dam Weiseman will provide music and entertainment. ...

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Thanksgiving event planned for homeless The Faith In Jesus Church in Waiehu invites the community to join in hosting a Thanksgiving celebration for the homeless people in the area. On Wednesday, the Samoan Methodist Church will serve a Samoan-style dinner in preparation for Thanksgiving. ...

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Harvest Party at Pukalani Baptist Pukalani Baptist Church will have a Harvest Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a free dinner, games, prizes, cakewalk, costume parade and fun for all ages. The church is located at the corner of Old Haleakala Highway and Loha Street, ...

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Free web lecture set on Christian Science A free web presentation, “Christian Science: What It Is and How It Heals,” will be presented by guest Lecturer Michelle Nanouche, a practitioner and teacher from Paris, at noon Tuesday on a big-screen TV at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, ...

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Buddhists plan joint service Members and friends of Kahului, Wailuku and Lahaina Jodo missions will gather at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Lahaina Jodo Mission, 12 Ala Moana St., for the annual Jodo Buddhist joint service and fellowship gathering. Jodo Buddhist practice Nenbutsu meditation, or ...