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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 Ministry. She is also part of the leadership team at International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo.

Seating is limited. The conference fee is $20, which includes lunch. Participants are asked to bring a 5-pound bag of rice to help the hungry on Maui.

To register, call 243-9500. Online registration is available at www.waipunachapel.com /church-life/womens-conference. Waipuna Chapel is located at 17 Omaopio Road in Kula.

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Class forming at Wailuku church

Transformation School of Ministries will be having a class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 5. The school is located at Faith in Jesus Church at 432 Waiehu Beach Road in Wailuku, diagonal to Sac N Save.

The introductory class is free; audit students pay $50 for three months and degree students pay $150 for three months. After completing two years of classwork and all the assignments, students will receive an associate degree in ministry and will able to continue on to Advantage College in California to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

May’s teacher will be David Strickland, who currently serves as the executive pastor of operations at The Gate Church in Oklahoma City. His subject is on the Old Testament survey, prophecy and wisdom literature.

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Prayer service at Waipuna Chapel

A special prayer service at Waipuna Chapel in Kula at 6:30 p.m. Sunday will begin with a half-hour teaching on prayer by guest speaker Linda Fields of the International House of Prayer. This will be followed by an extended time of intercessory prayer and worship music. Everyone is welcome.

Waipuna Chapel is located at 17 Omaopio Road. For more information, visit www. waipunachapel.com.

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Lag B’Omer party in Lahaina

The Jewish Congregation of Maui will celebrate Lag B’Omer from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Launiupoko Beach Park in Lahaina with a barbecue, social gathering, music and storytelling.

The observance commemorates the end of plague, the anniversary of the death of the mystic sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, and the covenant God created with Noah and his family to never flood the Earth with water again. It is a time for family gatherings and picnics.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the synagogue at 874-5397 or admin@mauijews.org.

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