Baptism celebration set for Monday
KIHEI - Hope Chapel is holding a baptism celebration on Memorial Day at Kamaole Beach Park III from 9 to 11 a.m.
The event on Monday is open to the public. Those interested in being baptized should arrive before 8:30 a.m. to sign up and join a small group discussion about baptism with the pastors. Baptism is an outward symbol of an inward commitment to Christ, the news release said.
Free pictures of each baptism will be available the week following the celebration at Hope Chapel.
There will be a potluck and those attending are asked to bring a food item; hamburgers will be provided by Hope Chapel.
For more information, call Hope Chapel at 879-3853.
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Youth service Sunday in Lahaina
LAHAINA - The Apostolic Faith Church Maui Branch will be holding its biannual youth service Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.
The song service will be performed by the Sunday School Department with choir and orchestra. The youth announcer will be 11-year-old Jadelyn Carillo, a 5th-grader at Pomaikai Elementary School.
Dolly Alverio, the wife of minister Kenneth M. Alverio, will be giving the sermon titled "What Is My Life and When Will It Begin?"
The church's ongoing telecast is shown Sundays at 8 a.m. on Channels 4 and 12. When pre-empted by sporting events, the program is telecast at 1 p.m.
The church is at 1211 Front St. near Mala Wharf and is recognizable by its rooftop "Jesus Coming Soon" neon sign.
Pandamania VBS begins June 6
LAHAINA - Lahaina Seventh-day Adventist Church will be holding a free vacation bible school from June 6 to 10.
Pandamania VBS runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each day at the church, 655 Wainee St.
Youths from birth to 10 years old are eligible for the program, though children 3 years old and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.
For more information contact, Glauce Toledo at 298-9510 or register online at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/PandamaniaVBS2011.
Free Vacation Bible School offered
KAHULUI - Ala Lani Methodist Church will be holding a Vacation Bible School program, titled "Shake It Up Cafe: Where Kids Carry Out God's Recipe" from June 6 to 10.
The program is an interactive Bible-based summer activity that gives children a recipe for living out God's word. There will be crafts, recreation, food science and music.
The Vacation Bible School is free and offers a light supper and snacks. The school runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Ala Lani, 50 Papa Ave.
For registration forms and for more information, call the church office at 877-0388 or 280-8326.
Family fun day planned for June 4
HAIKU - A family fun day put on by ChildShift at The Temple of Peace will be held June 4 from noon to 4 p.m.
ChildShift is launching a youth group at the temple Sundays for children ages 8 to 17. Activities include open mic nights, spiritual cinema, yoga, theater and youth and family camps.
On June 4, there will be hooping, juggling, improvisation, arts and crafts and a presentation about empathic communication.
The Temple of Peace is at 575 Haiku Road.
Obon dance set for June 4 in Lahaina
LAHAINA - The obon dance season kicks off June 4 at Lahaina Shingon Mission.
Services begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a minibazaar with sushi, baked goods, pickled mango, nishime and more. Food concessions include chow fun, mini teriyaki meat plate, chili and rice, Spam musubi, shave ice and drinks.
Dance practice will be held Wednesday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the temple, 862 Luakini St.
For more information, call 661-0466.