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Pukalani Baptist Church is offering a free program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 24-28 for children who have completed preschool-5th grade. Keiki can join the program, “In The Wild,” for a fun adventure and to learn about some “amazing encounters with Jesus.” Free dinner will be offered ...

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The Transformation School of Ministry has announced that June’s class will be taught by Pastor Jay Pike from Oklahoma. The class will be on the “Spiritual Formation of a Leader.” Classes are held at Faith in Jesus Church in Wailuku from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from ...

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The community is invited to celebrate Vesak Day (the birth of Buddha) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Chua Tu Hanh Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Kahului. There will be a short, guided sitting meditation followed by a dharma talk by the Venerable Chan Phap Dang, the first disciple of Zen master Thich ...

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The Jesus Unlimited Church has worship and children’s ministry at 10 a.m. Sundays at the church at 263 Kaulana Napua Circle in Wailuku. It is lead by Pastor Isreal Gregory. Bible studies are held every other Friday at 6 p.m. For information call 446-4346 or see their videos on its ...

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‘Holy Currencies’ title of 2-day class Eric H.F. Law, an Episcopal priest and founder of the Kaleidoscope Institute, will lead participants May 3 and 4 in a workshop to explore “Holy Currencies.” The May 3 workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner. The May 4 workshop begins at 7:30 ...

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Sunrise service set at Keawala‘i Keawala‘i Congregational Church in Makena will have an Easter sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The outdoor service will include sharing of The Lord’s Supper and the Easter floral cross. Members and friends are invited to bring a single-stem flower ...

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Visiting lama to give lessons The Maui Dharma Center in Paia has announced a weekend of Tibetan Buddhist teachings by visiting lama, The Venerable Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche, on Saturday and Sunday. Rinpoche is the reincarnation of the late Nechung Rinpoche of Wood Valley Temple, Pahala, on ...

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Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, known as Hanamatsuri, or Flower Festival, will be celebrated by the West Maui Buddhist community at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. According to Mahayana Buddhist tradition, the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, was born on April 8 more than 2,500 ...

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Makawao Buddhist Temple will hold a Memorial Bell Service at 9 a.m. Sunday at 1074 Makawao Ave. in memory of five young men who perished in 1923 when caught in a storm during an attempted ascent to the summit of Haleakala. The tragic deaths of the young men, who were members of the ...

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Prayer day set at Lahaina church Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina invites the community to join it for United in Prayer Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Attendees will practice centering prayer, walk the grounds of the church at 561 Front St., meditate, discuss and share a meal. ...

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The Shigemi Okamoto Memorial Lecture series will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Temple, 1828 Vineyard St. in Wailuku. The lecture series is held every two years in memory of Shigemi Okamoto ...

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Kumu Kealoha of 808 Uke Jams and the hula of Halau Na Pua O Ka‘iwa will replace the sermon at Keolahou Congregational Hawaiian Church — The Little Green Church — at 177 S. Kihei Road in Kihei on Sunday. The “Singspiration” will consist of group singing of favorite hymns in Hawaiian ...

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Class to explain Jodo Shinshu Makawao Buddhist Temple is offering a three-part class titled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Jodo Shinshu But Were Afraid to Ask.” The class is free and open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 and 27 at 1074 Makawao Ave. ...

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The Transformation School of Ministry in Wailuku announces that Pastor Norman Wilkie of Oklahoma will be teaching February’s class on leadership administration. The class will examine practical leadership principles for sound administration and organization of an effective church. Vision ...

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Tondo Matsuri church service planned in Wailuku Maui Jinsha Mission in Wailuku will have a Tondo Matsuri church service at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii will be performing the service. Attendees are asked to bring their old oharaisama (ofuda) to ...

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Interfaith service to remember MLK The public in invited to join the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Christ the King Church for the seventh annual MLK Jr. Interfaith Service. This year’s theme, “We Shall Stand,” will honor King’s legacy of ...

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Join a statewide prayer service at 4 p.m. Saturday for leaders here on Maui and in Washington, D.C., as well as for the sick and homeless and many more. Service at Faith in Jesus Church, 432 Waiehu Beach Road, Wailuku. * Local Religion in Brief is published every Friday and welcomes ...

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St. Theresa Church in Kihei has released its schedule for New Year’s services: • Tuesday, Jan. 1, 9 a.m. Mass. (No 7 a.m. Mass.) • Jan. 5, 4 p.m. reconciliation; 5:30 p.m. Mass (the Epiphany of the Lord) and 7 p.m. Mass (in Spanish). • Jan. 6, 7 and 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mass. • ...

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Blue service today at Iao church Iao United Church of Christwill hold a Blue Christmas Service tonight at 6 and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Monday at 7 p.m. The Blue Christmas service is a quiet service for people who may have suffered a loss and find it hard to be festive. The ...

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Old Testament focus of workshop The Tri-Isle Association of the United Church of Christ will offer a two-day workshop with the Rev. Pat Dutcher-Walls titled “New Eyes for Reading the Old Testament.” The workshop will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Iao ...