Religion

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 ...

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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 Mass. * Local Religion in Brief is ...

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Buddhist minister to lead discussion The Rev. William Masuda, resident minister of Makawao Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Temple, will conduct interactive talks and discussions during the following services: • 9 a.m. Sunday — How do other Buddhist paths contrast with Shin Buddhism? • 9 ...

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‘Walk for Christ’ planned for Sunday The St. Anthony Youth Ministry invites the public to its “Walk for Christ” event at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in front of the church. The walk will be from St. Anthony to St. Ann’s Church in Waihee. Walkers are advised to wear comfortable attire. For ...

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Reservations for Passover Seder People wishing to attend Passover Seder on April 10 with the Jewish Congregation of Maui at Beit Shalom in Kihei are asked to make reservations by Sunday. The Passover Seder will include a recounting of the Jewish exodus from Egypt and a four-course dinner with ...

Harrison

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Visiting church president to preach The president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, will be preaching at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Maui at 520 W. One St. in Kahului at 10 a.m. Sunday. Prior to the worship service, he will be leading a Bible study at 8:45 ...

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Purim to be celebrated in Kihei The Jewish Congregation of Maui invites the community to celebrate the festival of Purim at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. To honor the memory of the Persian Jews in strife, Jews around the world refrain from food and ...

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Lent season Mass set in Lahaina Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina is offering a Mass during the Lent season at noon Monday through Friday through April 12. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to noon beginning today at Maria Lanakila. Stations of the Cross will ...

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Good Shepherd will open time capsule Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is celebrating the end of its sesquicentennial year with a special “Homecoming Sunday” celebration and luau beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday. Parishioners will open a time capsule from the cornerstone of the present structure, ...

Cordova

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Iao United Church of Christ invites the community to come celebrate as it votes to call its next settled pastor (a pastor with no term limitation), the Rev. Florentino “Tino” Cordova. Cordova is visiting from California where he has been instrumental in church revitalization and ...

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Pohnpeian church plans events The Rev. Golten Charley, pastor of a newly formed Pohnpeian Protestant Church, United Church of Christ Pohnpei Ministry, has announced that the church will be celebrating multiple events Feb. 17, 18 and 19. First will be a celebration of the Christian ...

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Discussion set on Bible lesson Christian Science Church will be facilitating roundtable discussions on its Bible lesson from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 160 W. Kamehameha Ave., directly across from the Kahului Public Library. The Bible lesson inspires exploration, exchange of ideas, ...

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Visiting rabbi to lead discussion The Jewish Congregation of Maui is hosting Jerusalem’s Rabbi Gedaliah Fleer as a scholar-in-residence. He will lead a discussion from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday titled “Faith, Prayer and Self-expression” at the Jewish Congregation of Maui, 634 Alukike St. in ...

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Tondo Matsuri at Jinsha Mission Tondo Matsuri will begin at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at Maui Jinsha Mission, 472 Lipo St. in Wailuku. The Rev. Akihiro Okada of Daijingu Temple of Hawaii will be performing the service. Attendees may bring old oharaisama and omamori to burn. New Year’s mochi and lunch ...

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Courses offered on the New Testament The Transformation School of Ministries at the Faith in Jesus Church on Waiehu Beach Road begins the new year with two courses that will cover the entire New Testament. Bob Cook of Dallas will teach the four Gospels from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and ...