Religion

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Maui Baha’i plan celebration The Maui Baha’i community will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the prophet founder of the Baha’i faith, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. There will be a talk on ...

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Church seeking choir members Wailuku Union Church is seeking choir members as it begins practices for the church’s Christmas Eve Cantata. The choir also presents a broad range of choral repertoire in worship each Sunday throughout the year. Rehearsals are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the ...

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Old Testament subject of class Transformation School of Ministries’ next class will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Pastor Tommy McLaurin will be taking the class through the Old Testament. The classes are open to the public and ...

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Church offering children’s program Pukalani Baptist Church is offering a no-cost Awana program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for children in kindergarten through 5th grade starting Wednesday. The program includes games, Bible lessons and memory verses. The church is located at 4 Loha St., ...

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High Holy Days schedule released The “Days of Awe” (Yamim Nora’im) begin with Rosh Hashanah on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (the eve of Sept. 20) and end 10 days later after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The Jewish Congregation of Maui invites all members of the ...

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Anam Thubten to speak today The Dharmata Foundation will present an evening with Anam Thubten from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Makawao Union Church. There is a $20 suggested donation. Thubten will also lead a weekend retreat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at a private estate in ...

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Buddha Fest set at Kahului Hongwanji The Henry S. Tasaka Memorial Buddha Fest 2017 will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. This year’s festival will continue the theme of reflecting on the power of the dharma to ...

Martyn

Lutheran church has new pastor

Kihei Lutheran Church has announced the arrival of its new pastor, the Rev. Joel T. Martyn. He brings 15 years of experience as a pastor within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Martyn fits well with the church’s leadership needs and vision, according to a news release, bringing ...

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Class to prepare for Israel trip A pilgrimage in April is being planned for those who want to help Israel celebrate its 70th birthday as a nation. Registration and a special preparatory class will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Faith In Jesus Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road in ...

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Training for those who want to learn how to make caring visits in the hospital and in homes will be offered Sept. 8–9 and 22–23 at Iao United Church of Christ, 2371 W. Vineyard St., Wailuku. This workshop is offered by the Tri-Isle Association of the United Church of Christ in an effort to ...

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Mass celebration in Kaupo on Sunday St. Joseph Mission Church in Kaupo will have one of its fifth Sunday of the month Mass celebrations at noon Sunday at its location between Mile Markers 33 and 34 on Piilani Highway, the road to Kaupo. There will be a potluck meal and fellowship after ...

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‘Saved by Angels’ author to speak Bruce Van Natta, founder and president of Sweet Bread Ministries in Rudolph, Wis., will speak at the 10 a.m. Sunday service at Faith in Jesus Church in Wailuku. In 2006, Van Natta was crushed underneath a semitrailer and was near death when he had an ...

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Priest from Nepal to speak Monday The Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, head priest of the Kathmandu Hongwanji in Nepal, will speak from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Kahului Hongwanji Mission as part of the Buddhist Study Center’s 2017 Summer Session titled “Jodo Shinshu in the Land of ...

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There will be the first sign-up for the special Holy Land Pilgrimage celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday at noon Saturday at Faith in Jesus Church in Wailuku. The trip is set for April 3-20. The cost of approximately $5,000 includes airfare from Maui to Tel Aviv via San Francisco, ...

Convention set at MACC

The Bible’s message of hope is the focus of this year’s “Don’t Give Up” convention July 7-9 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The program, presented by Jehovah’s Witnesses, begins at 9:20 a.m. each day. See a complete program schedule and videos about the convention at ...

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Israel expert to speak Sunday John W. Swails III, a professor at Oral Roberts University, will speak at the Faith in Jesus Church in Wailuku at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services Sunday. Swails is a professor of history and director of the Center for the Israel and Middle Eastern Studies at ...

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Workshop on New Testament in Wailuku The Tri-Isle Association of the United Church of Christ will offer a two-weekend workshop July 7-8 and July 14-15 on the New Testament under the direction of Craig C. Hill. Hill is currently professor of New Testament and dean of Perkins School of ...

Rinpoche

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Buddhist master to teach in Paia The Venerable Khenchen Lodro Donyo Rinpoche, a highly renowned and esteemed Tibetan Buddhist master in the Kagyu lineage, will arrive on Maui on June 16, according to an announcement from the Venerable Lama Gyaltsen and The Maui Tibetan Buddhist Dharma ...

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Festival of Shavuot to begin Tuesday The Festival of Shavuot will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Beit Shalom, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. The Festival of Shavout is also known as the Festival of Weeks, Festival of First Fruits and the Festival of the Giving. The festival will begin with the ...

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Ala Lani United Methodist Church will offer free Vacation Bible School for children, ages 4 to 12, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 29 to June 2 at 50 S. Papa Ave. in Kahului. The session will feature Bible-based games, crafts, music, science and snacks. For information and registration, call the ...