Lahaina obon festival Saturday
Lahaina Jodo Mission will celebrate its obon festival Saturday, beginning with a service at 6:30 p.m.
Resident minister the Rev. Gensho Hara will lead the service, which will be followed by a lanterns procession around the Great Buddha on the temple courtyard. The procession will proceed to the beach fronting the temple. The floating lanterns ceremony honors departed souls.
The bon dance will follow in the temple courtyard, accompanied by Maui Taiko, which will offer a special drum performance before the dance.
Food concessions will include roll and cone sushi, chow fun, teriyaki beef plate, nishime, Caesar salad, andagi, shave ice and more. Food booths will open at 6 p.m. There will be games for children.
The mission is at 12 Ala Moana St. in Lahaina.
Sculptor to hold free workshop
Charles McCollough, sculptor and theologian, will present a free workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wailuku Union Church's Dodge Hall.
The workshop will feature learning and art from McCollough's most recent book, "The Non-Violent Radical: Seeing and Living the Wisdom of Jesus." The workshop is open to the public.
McCollough has a doctoral degree in systematic theology and is the author of seven books. He has been artist in residence at five seminaries and is a former policy advocate on the national staff of the United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C.
He has been sculpting for 40 years while pursuing his vocation as a minister, activist, author and teacher. He works in ceramic, bronze, wood and stone and frequently lectures on art, theology and social justice issues.
The event is sponsored by 'Aha O Na Mokupuni 'O Maui, Moloka'i Ame Lana'i (the Tri-Isle Association of the United Church of Christ).
The church is at 327 S. High St. For more information, call 244-7353.
Musical Shabbat service tonight
Rabbi Larry Winer of Gan Eden Chavurah will lead a musical Shabbat service at 7:30 tonight at the Lahaina United Methodist Church.
The service will feature cantorial soloist Jodie Girsh, who sings in Hebrew as well as English. The service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat and social hour.
The church is located at 988 Front St., and free parking is available.
For more information, contact Winer at 661-3237 or (954) 295-2878 or rabbi
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