Religion

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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 ...

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Hope Chapel Maui in Kihei to start Saturday service Hope Chapel Maui is starting a new Saturday service, beginning at 6 p.m. this Saturday. Arrive early for a low-cost taco dinner in The Living Room before the service. This new Saturday service will include the same worship and teaching as ...

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Sign-up open for conference Cornerstone Women’s Ministries is hosting a women’s conference in February called “Hawaii ‘Pearls of Grace’ Mission Trip” from Feb. 15 to 18 at Faith in Jesus Church in Wailuku. The conference will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16; from ...

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Transformation School of Ministry will begin its 2018 class schedule from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Faith in Jesus Church in Wailuku. The class will be taught this month by evangelist Matt Bennett. Everyone is welcome; the ...

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Church seeks help with flood cleanup Living Way Church in Happy Valley is asking local churches and their members for assistance in cleaning up from the flooding that damaged the church Dec. 20. Those who can help or want more information should call Pastor Greg Dela Cruz at 344-3679. • ...

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Christmas Eve service set at VIF Valley Isle Fellowship will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1033 Waiale Road in Wailuku. The public is invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. ***** West Maui churches announce schedules Maria Lanakila Church in ...

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Chanukah party planned in Kihei The Jewish Congregation of Maui, located at 634 Alulike St. in Kihei, will host its annual Community Chanukah Party at Beit Shalom Synagogue from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The evening will feature a candle-lighting ceremony, communal singing, latkes and dessert. ...

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St. Theresa church holiday schedule set St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Kihei has announced its schedule for Advent and Christmas services. The parish Advent penance service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Misa de Gallo (dawn Mass) will be celebrated daily at 5 a.m., from Dec. 16 ...

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Minister to teach Buddhism basics The Rev. William Masuda, resident minister of Makawao Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, will conduct an interactive talk and discussion about Shin Buddhism during the 9 a.m. service at the temple on Sunday and Jan. 21. The presentation is meant to serve as a ...

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Church celebration set to honor island’s immigrants Christ the King Church in Kahului will celebrate its 85th anniversary on Nov. 26 with a program titled “Feast of Christ The King.” Bishop Larry Silva will officiate the Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a parish luau. This celebration is ...

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New UCC pastor will be installed The Rev. Florentino “Tino” C. Cordova, the new pastor at Iao United Church of Christ in Wailuku, will be celebrated in a service of installation at 3 p.m. Sunday. Pastors, kahu and lay people from many of the UCC churches of the Tri-Isle Association of ...

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Buddhist seminar set for Nov. 12 A Shin Buddhist seminar featuring the Rev. Nobuo Haneda, director of the Maida Center of Buddhism in Berkeley, Calif., will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. His topic will be ...

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Team ministry topic of class The Transformation School of Ministry will have classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The teacher will be Richard Goad from Oklahoma. He will be speaking about team ministry. The introductory class is ...

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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 ...