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Makawao Hongwanji sets virtual service

Makawao Hongwanji will hold a virtual Dharma Family Service at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The service will be livestreamed on the temple’s Facebook page and will be available on its YouTube channel later in the day.

Rev. Kerry Kiyohara will address the 2021 slogan for Hongwanji temples in Hawaii on nurturing empathy and respect. This week’s discussion will center on how respect arises from wisdom and leads to reverence, as empathy leads to compassion, gratitude and joyful faith.

Lucy the Lady Bug and Barkley the Dog are back to help sensei share the Children’s Dharma Story Time book, “You Are (Not) Small,” written by Anna Kang and illustrated by Christopher Weyant.

Makawao Hongwanji Buddhist Temple is located at 1074 Makawao Ave. It has brought the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji tradition to Maui since 1907.

Call 572-7229 for more information.

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Church thrift shop reopens Upcountry

Makawao Union Church will reopen its thrift shop on its third anniversary Wednesday.

Secondhand Haven’s hours will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.

Special sale prices will be available on CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes, bags of all kinds, shoes and picture frames.

Regular low prices are offered on everything else — furniture, clothing, books, arts and crafts, linens, housewares, jewelry, sports equipment, gardening tools, office supplies, personal care items and collectibles. As always, children’s items (books, games, toys and clothing) are free.

COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced. Entry will be allowed through the side door only, with the exit out the front door. Everyone must wear a proper mask (no bandannas or scarves).

Safe distancing will be monitored. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the main hall and two to four in the other rooms. Hand sanitizer will be offered.

Donations are accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays or Saturdays.

* Local Religion in Briefs is published every Friday and welcomes news releases and announcements from churches and religious organizations in Maui County that wish to publicize guest speakers, special events and programs, and news items. The deadline for submitting releases is 10 a.m. Tuesday in order to be considered for publication the following Friday. To submit material, call 249-6846 or send e-mail to community@mauinews.com. “Church Listings” advertisements also are published on Fridays. For information, including cost or to update an existing listing, contact the The Maui News advertising department at 242-6316 or adsales@mauinews.com.

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