Religion

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Holiday schedule set at St. TheresaSt. Theresa Church in Kihei will celebrate Christmas Eve Mass at 6 and 9 p.m. and midnight, according to an announcement.For the midnight Mass, church doors will open at 11 p.m., with the singing of Christmas carols to begin at 11:30.There will be no 7 a.m. ...

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Holy Door of Mercy to open Sunday at St. TheresaSt. Theresa Church will open a "Holy Door of Mercy" during its 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, the church announced.Passing through the door allows believers a "plenary indulgence," which is "the elimination of temporal punishment due for sins already ...

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Hanukkah party set at Beit Shalom SynagogueThe Jewish Congregation of Maui will host its annual Community Chanukah Party at Beit Shalom Synagogue from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.The evening will feature a candlelighting ceremony, communal singing, latkes and dessert. There will also be gift bags, ...

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2 youths assigned to Mainland missionsDaisy Aiwohi, daughter of Bishop Alma and Lory Aiwohi, and Kamalani Kawaa, daughter of Llewellyn and Luana Kawaa, of the Waiehu Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints received their mission calls to serve.Aiwohi, a Kamehameha Schools Maui ...

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5th Sunday mass in Kaupo on Nov. 29St. Joseph Catholic Church at Kaupo will celebrate a noon Mass on Nov. 29, thus resuming its Mass schedule for every fifth Sunday of any month with five Sundays (usually four times per year).The remote church is at Piilani Highway, between Mileposts 33 and 34, ...

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Lahaina church changes Mass timeMaria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina has announced a Mass time change.Beginning Nov. 29, the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass will be at 10:30 a.m.Regular Mass times are as follows: Saturday vigil at 5:30 p.m., Sunday Mass at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. A ...

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Guest preacher to lead Sunday servicesThe Rev. Farley F. Bayudan will preach at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services at Faith in Jesus Church in Wailuku on Sunday.Bayudan is the pastor of City of Joy Assembly of God in Nanakuli on Oahu.The church is located at 432 Waiehu Beach Road.*****All Soul's ...

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Larry Sturm to speak at Wailuku churchLarry Sturm from Evangelism Ministry will be a guest speaker at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services at Faith in Jesus Church on Sunday. He will preach on moving forward in uncertain times.Sturm has ministered in 35 nations with music evangelism for over 32 ...

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Presentations set at Faith in JesusFaith in Jesus Church will host several special presenters on Sunday.At 10 a.m., Randy and Gay Hongo will be ministering at the church through music and testimony. They are winners of six Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for their albums.At 6 p.m., Pastor Robb Finberg ...

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Buddha Fest activities Oct. 24Kahului Hongwanji will present Buddha Fest 2015 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the mission at 291 S. Puunene Ave.This event is open to everyone. The deadline to register is Oct. 9.Buddha Fest is funded in memory of the late Henry S. Tasaka. Its focus is to make ...

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Jewish High Holy Days services continueThe Jewish Congregation of Maui welcomes the community to services at Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei, led by Rabbi David Glickman with Cantorial Soloist Amichai Levitz. The schedule of services for Shabbat, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret and ...

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High Holy Days services announcedThe "Days of Awe" (Yamim Nora'im) begin with Rosh Hashanah, on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (Sunday evening), and end 10 days later on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. During this time, Jews all over the world pray for a happy, healthy new year, ...

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Weekend prophetic conference to beginThe 20th annual King's Cathedral Maui & King's Chapel East Oahu Prophetic Conference will take place today through Monday on Maui and Oahu.Guest speakers will include Emanuele Cannistraci, Jim Laffoon, Tom and Jane Hamon and Jim Critcher. James and ...

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Meditation session offered in LahainaA meditation session for beginning and returning practitioners by a Hiroshima University professor will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday at Lahaina Jodo Mission.Professor Soho Machida is the founder of Gratitude (Arigato) Meditation. His method consists of ...

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The Diamond Approach Hawaii will offer a weekend teaching Aug. 21 to 23 at Haleakala Waldorf School. The class will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23. The subject will be "Accessing Inner Guidance."The Diamond Approach is a contemporary path of ...

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Registration begins for 'Youth Fun Day'High school students from Maui Vicariate Catholic parishes are invited to the 2015 "Youth Fun Day" set for Oct. 4. St. Anthony Church and St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School will serve as the host facility.The all-day event will open with attendance at ...

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Pastor organizing Bible Lands cruiseFaith In Jesus Church requests people make reservations as soon as possible for its Bible Lands cruise in October.The cruise is being organized by Pastor Barbara Tengan. The Celebrity Cruise ship will be going from Rome to Corinth and Athens in Greece; Malta, ...

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Jewish Congregation observes Tisha B'AvThe Jewish Congregation of Maui will observe Tisha B'Av, the Ninth of Av, from sundown on Saturday until Sunday night.Tisha B'Av will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday with Mincha, followed by a "before fast meal." A fast will begin at sunset. The end of Shabbat ...

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Nelson Mandela Day project at parkAFL-CIO Community Services and Maui United Way will be joining the Maui Intercession Church for a Nelson Mandela Day project at 10 a.m. July 18 at Kanaha Beach Park to serve 30 children with several activities. Some of the activities include face painting and a ...

Iao UCC’s longest-serving pastor, the Rev. Jack Belsom, will retire

The Rev. Jack E. Belsom is retiring from the ministry after 22 years serving Iao United Church of Christ in Wailuku.July 26 will be Belsom's last Sunday at the church, and the 9:30 a.m. worship service will be followed by the church's usual "Aloha Hour" social afterwards with "Pastor Jack." For ...