'Restoring Our History' event set
WAILUKU - A 134-year-old church located in the heart of Wailuku seeks arts-and-crafts vendors and rummage to launch a campaign to refurbish the historic structure.
Ka'ahumanu Church will hold a "Restoring Our History" event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 featuring music, food, arts, crafts and a rummage sale, according to a news release.
"Based on the age of the structures, repairs and restoration at this point are a necessity," kahu Wayne Higa said in the release.
"We have a long journey ahead of us, but with your support . . . we will achieve our goals."
The church was built and named for Hana-born Queen Ka'ahumanu, Kamehameha the Great's favorite wife, who converted to Christianity in 1824.
To contribute rummage or to display one's arts and crafts, call Higa at 874-1815; pickup of items is available.
GriefShare program offered in Kihei
KIHEI - A 13-week GriefShare program starts this month at Hope Chapel at 300 E. Welakahao Road in Kihei.
Found in nearly 5,000 churches worldwide, the free program helps "hurting people find healing and hope," a news release said.
The video-based series features interviews with experts in grief recovery. Although each session is self-contained, organizers urge participants to attend the entire series to receive maximum encouragement and help.
For more information, call Marlene Ortiz at 280-7811.
Jewish holiday services planned
KIHEI - Rabbi David Glickman and Darryll Leiman of the Jewish Congregation of Maui will lead services starting Wednesday for the Jewish new year, or Rosh Hashana, and Shabbat Shuvah for peaceful and wholesome relationships.
Services will be held at Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei, mornings and evenings over four days, as follows:
* 6 p.m. Wednesday, Rosh Hashana, followed by a formal dinner.
* 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Rosh Hashana.
* 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Rosh Hashana, followed by dinner.
* 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10, Rosh Hashana.
* 6 p.m. Sept. 10, Shabbat Shuvah.
* 10 a.m. Sept. 11, Shabbat Shuvah.
Gan Eden Chavurah services announced
MAALAEA - The Gan Eden Chavurah reform Jewish community welcomes everyone to its high-holiday services for the year 5771. Services will be held in the Pacific Whale Foundation downstairs classroom, as follows:
* Rosh Hashana: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. Thursday.
* Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17; morning services, 10 a.m. Sept. 18; Neilah and closing, 5 p.m. Sept. 18.
For more information, e-mail ganedenMaui@gmail.com or call 573-1960.
Founded in 2006, Gan Eden welcomes nontraditional families to its membership. Regular services are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in Kanda Hall at Iao Congregational Church.
Patriotic rally slated for Sept. 10
KAHULUI - The Hawaii Christian Coalition and the Maui Christian Ministers Association are sponsoring a patriotic sign-waving rally from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the intersection of Kaahumanu Avenue and Kahului Beach Road.
The event is a chance for Mauians to "pray and express our gratefulness for our wonderful heritage," event organizers said.
Participants are asked to wear red, white and blue and to bring American flags, banners and signs saying, "God Bless America" or "I Love America."
Patriotic singing will follow during an "I Love America" minimusical event from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information, call 244-1286.
Missionary to present series
WAILUKU - Author and missionary Ada Lum of the Bible Institute of Hawai'i will present a four-part "Heaven Now and Then" series over two weekends this month at Wailuku Union Church.
Sessions are set from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 and 17, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and 18. Cost is $25.
Lum holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in Biblical literature from Wheaton College. She has been a missionary to university students in 115 countries, and has authored books and Bible studies.
Register online at www.biblehawaii.org. Or send name, address, phone numbers, e-mail address, church affiliation and a check made to: Bible Institute of Hawai'i, 2345 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu 96817.
For more information, call Edith Tyau at 572-0384 or Amy Hanlon at 283-3980.
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