Religion

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Tisha B’Av this weekend Tisha B’Av, the Ninth of Av. Sundown, will be observed Saturday and Sunday by the Jewish Congregation of Maui. On the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av in 586 B.C.E, the first great Holy Temple in Jerusalem was demolished by invading Babylonians. Seventy years ...

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Pukalani Baptist Church will present a “Game On” program for children who have completed preschool through 5th grade from 5 to 7 p.m. July 23-27. “Game On” will show children how they can “Gear Up for Life’s Big Game with God’s Ultimate Playbook.” There will be a free ...

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Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold its annual convention July 6-8 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The program begins at 9:20 a.m. on all three days and includes talks, interviews and video presentations. All sessions are open to the public. The theme of the convention is “Be ...

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Episcopal bishop will visit Maui The Right Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii, will be the celebrant and preacher at Trinity Church By-the-Sea at 9 a.m. Sunday. There will be time for fellowship and refreshments after the service. All are welcome. The ...

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Greg Laurie will speak in Kapalua Pastor Greg Laurie will be speaking at Harvest at Kumulani Chapel on Sunday and June 24. Service times are 8 and 10 a.m. in Hale Hokulani (The Barn) on Office Road in Kapalua. All are welcome to attend, and Sunday School is provided at the 10 a.m. ...

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Festival set at Beit Shalom The Festival of Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, Festival of First Fruits and The Festival of the Giving of the Law, will begin at 6:40 p.m. Saturday at Beit Shalom in Kihei. Following the Shabbat Minchah service at 6:40, the evening Ma’ariv ...

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“What are Buddhist Values?” is the title of an adult education program that will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Russell Alfonso, a professor at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, will lead the presentation. Alfonso specializes in the philosophy ...

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Women’s Conference at Waipuna Chapel Waipuna Chapel will host a Women’s Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Women of all ages are invited to “Embrace Your Call and Become a Spirit Led Woman.” The featured speaker is Linda Fields, author and founder/president of 7M-pact ...

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Greg Laurie to speak at Harvest Kumulani The Rev. Greg Laurie will be speaking at Harvest Kumulani Chapel on Sunday. Service times are 8 and 10 a.m. in Hale Hokulani (The Barn) on Office Road in Kapalua. All are welcome to attend and Sunday School is provided at the 10 a.m. service for ...

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Bishop Fitzpatrick will visit Trinity The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii, will preside over confirmation and celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church By-the-Sea, located at 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei. Candidates ...

Yom Hashoah observance set

The Jewish Congregation of Maui will observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. On Yom Hashoah, Jews remember and recognize the 6 million men, women and children whose lives were tragically stolen by the Nazis in a ...

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Hanamatsuri set in Wailuku The Maui Hanamatsuri Association will hold its annual Hanamatsuri event Sunday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The day’s events will begin with a 9 a.m. service. Hanamatsuri, commemorating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha 2,500 years ago, is ...

Holy Week on Maui

St. Joseph Catholic, Makawao • 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday — Palm Sunday Mass (Blessing of the Palms). • 7 a.m. Monday — Holy Monday Mass followed by morning prayer at 7:30 a.m. • 7 a.m. Tuesday — Holy Tuesday Mass followed by morning prayer at 7:30 a.m. • 7 a.m. ...

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Greg Laurie will speak at Harvest Kumulani Chapel Greg Laurie, founder and senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., will be speaking at Harvest Kumulani Chapel on Sunday. Service times are 8 and 10 a.m. in Hale Hokulani (The Barn) on Office Road in Kapalua. All ...

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A memorial bell for five young men who died 95 years ago on a hiking trip to Haleakala will be rededicated at 9 a.m. Sunday at Makawao Hongwanji temple. A bell from Japan was purchased in memory of the young men. The blessing will be officiated by the Rev. William Masuda. The public is ...

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The Jewish Congregation of Maui will celebrate the festival of Purim at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Beit Shalom Synagogue in Kihei. Members of the public are welcome. Purim celebrates the Jewish people surviving the genocidal plans of the Persian tyrant Haman, who wished to annihilate all the Jews of ...

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Last days of Christ subject of sermons at Makawao church Makawao Union Church will use the Sundays in Lent (Sunday through March 25) at its 10:30 a.m. worship services to follow the last week of Jesus’ life and ministry. Mark’s Gospel notes what happens on each day, from the triumphal ...

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Lenten devotions at W. Maui churches Lenten devotions, which include an additional noon Mass Monday through Friday, will run from Thursday through March 28 at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina. On Friday mornings during Lent, there will be Eucharistic Adoration from 7:30 a.m. to noon. ...

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Ministry school announces class The Rev. John Chasteen from Oklahoma City, Okla., will be teaching a class titled “Communication Principles, Making Connections” at the Transformation School of Ministry from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...

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The Jewish Congregation of Maui invites the community to celebrate the Jewish New Year of the Trees, also known as Tu B’Shvat, on Sunday. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Haiku Community Center before heading to the farm of Tracy Stice. In addition to planting trees, attendees will ...