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There will be an annual blessing of the animals service at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at Keawala‘i Congregational Church in Makena. Churches celebrate the blessing of animals in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. At Keawala‘i, it has become a tradition that the blessing ...

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Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Wailuku and Trinity Episcopal Church by-the-Sea of Kihei will hold their Thanksgiving services together at 9 a.m. Thursday in Trinity’s outdoor sanctuary at 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei. The Rev. Moki Hino will be the celebrant at Holy Eucharist.  There ...

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Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries will be speaking in person at Harvest Kumulani Chapel from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 15. Laurie’s 2020 cinematic crusade, “A Rush of Hope” released in September, has reached more than 1.8 million people worldwide, with over 100,000 making professions of ...

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Trinity by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will hold its annual Pet Blessing at its 9 a.m. service on Sunday. In honor and in commemoration of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, all animals present (live, pictured or stuffed) will receive individual blessings. The outdoor sanctuary is ...

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Trinity Episcopal Church by-the-Sea will resume its regular 9 a.m. service time beginning Sunday. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated weekly in the outdoor sanctuary on the site of David Malo’s historical church at 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei. All are invited. Masks must be worn and social ...

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Talk story with Rev. Ken Tanaka Makawao Hongwanji Mission invites everyone to join an online lecture and talk story session with the Rev. Ken Tanaka, a noted Jodo Shinshu scholar, author, professor emeritus and ordained Buddhist priest. He will be joining the mission live from Japan from 7 ...

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Trinity announces summer schedule Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Kihei will have weekly Sunday services at 8 a.m. beginning Sunday and continuing through Aug. 30. The outdoor sanctuary is on the grounds of David Malo’s historic 1850s church at 100 Kulanihakoi St. Masks are required ...

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Temple plans obon service Paia Mantokuji Soto Mission has canceled its obon festivities July 10 and 11 due to health and safety concerns and current event restrictions and guidelines. A virtual obon service will stream on the temple’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. July 18. The temple is also ...

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The Lahaina, Wailuku and Kahului Jodo Missions have all canceled their scheduled 2020 Obon festivals for this summer due to COVID-19.  No public events, including food sales, will be held.  But private Obon services for members will be held as follows: • Lahaina Jodo Mission, July 3, ...

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St. Theresa Church in Kihei announced its schedule for Mass and reconciliation and confession, which takes effect Saturday, to comply with revised COVID-19 emergency orders. Mass will be held at 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays (the latter two times are ...

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Makawao Hongwanji will be holding a virtual baccalaureate service for the sanga’s high school seniors at 9 a.m. Sunday on Facebook Live. The service will be conducted from the Rev. Kerry Kiyohara’s residence. Lois Nishikawa, middle school principal of Kamehameha Schools Maui, will be ...

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Makawao Hongwanji will be holding a five-part online study class on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism through May. The class is titled “The Tradition of Shinran Shonin: Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.” Shinran is the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Each hourlong session will be offered ...

Temple services to be livestreamed

Makawao Hongwanji Mission is holding Facebook live broadcasts of Sunday services. The services also can be viewed later on YouTube, said the Rev. Kerry Kiyohara, resident minister of the temple. He is livestreaming services from his residence. Buddhist study classes are offered via ...

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Trinity Episcopal Church By-The-Sea in Kihei will not hold its traditional Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter services due to the governor’s restrictions on large gatherings to combat the spread of COVID-19. For information about online worship, call 879-0161. * Local Religion in Brief is ...

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Health emergency closes temple Makawao Hongwanji Buddhist Temple is closed until further notice in compliance with the declaration of a public health emergency by the County of Maui and the State of Hawaii. All activities at the temple are suspended. Sunday service, sunrise service and ...

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Good Shepherd suspends services In light of the coronavirus, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku has suspended its 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist on Saturdays as well as its 7 and 9 a.m. Holy Eucharists on Sundays until further notice. The church is located on the corner of Church and Main ...

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Holy Week at St. Joseph in Makawao St. Joseph Church in Makawao announces its Holy Week schedule: • 5 p.m. April 4 — Mass • 7, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 5 — Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mass • 7 and 7:30 a.m. April 6-8 — Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday Mass followed by ...

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St. Joseph Catholic Church in Makawao will have a Lenten Penance service at 6:30 p.m. today. The church will also have a Lenten retreat on two days, presented by Father Ken Deasy. The theme of the retreat is “A Living Lent: A Necessity for Living Life.” The retreats will take place after ...

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Lenten devotions at Lahaina church Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina announces its Lenten devotions: • An adult Bible study, “Jesus: the Truth, the Way and the Life,” will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday evenings beginning Monday in St. Marianne Hall. It is a study through ...

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Lent, Holy Week schedule set Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kahului announces its Lent and Holy Week schedule: • 6 p.m. Wednesday — Ash Wednesday (no dinner). • 5:30 p.m. March 4-April 1 (Wednesdays) — Lent suppers followed by Lent services at 6:30 p.m. • 6 p.m. April 9 — ...