Local Religion / In Brief

Church seeking choir members

Wailuku Union Church is seeking choir members as it begins practices for the church’s Christmas Eve Cantata.

The choir also presents a broad range of choral repertoire in worship each Sunday throughout the year. Rehearsals are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the church at 327 S. High St. in Wailuku. Potential volunteers should be able to commit to regular attendance.

For more information, contact Damira Feldman, the church’s music director, at (305) 588-0083 or DFMusicmaui@gmail.com.


High Holy Days services continue

High Holy Days services continue with Rabbi David Glickman at the Jewish Congregation of Maui, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei.

Today at 9:30 a.m. will be the Second Day of Sukkot service, including Hakafot. Attendees are asked to bring lulav and etrog. The Erev Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed service is also today, at 6 p.m.

The Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed service on Saturday is at 9:30 a.m., while Wednesday’s Erev Shemini Atzeret service will start at 6 p.m.

On Thursday at 9:30 a.m., there will be the Shemini Atzeret service, including Geshem, the prayer for rain, and Yizkor. At 6:30 p.m., there will be the Erev Simchat Torah service, including Hakafot and dancing. The food will be sponsored by the Weiner family.

The last of the High Holy Days services will be on Oct. 13 with the Simchat Torah service at 9:30 a.m. Everyone will be called to the Torah, including children.

For more information, see www.mauijews.org or call 874-5397.


Baha’is sponsoring museum exhibition

The Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Makawao is sponsoring a museum exhibition from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao.

The exhibit is part of the Baha’is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the “Birth of the Prophet-Founder” and coincides with the celebrations happening around the world.

For more information, contact lsaofmakawao@gmail.com or 572-1111.


Buddhist teachings topic of service

The basic teachings of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism will be presented by the Rev. William Masuda of Makawao Hongwanji Buddhist Temple at its 9 a.m. Sunday service.

The talk and discussion are geared for newcomers and for those who need a refresher on the basic teachings of Pure Land Buddhism.

The talk also will be delivered at 9 a.m. Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Jan. 21.

During the discussion, children will participate in their own Dharma lessons in the temple’s social hall.

For more information, call the temple at 572-7229.


Film series by rabbi to begin Oct. 18

The series titled “The Paradigm Uncensored” by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn will be shown on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 18 at Faith in Jesus Church at 432 Waiehu Beach Road.

The showing will be at 7 p.m., and the series runs through November.

Cahn has spoken before Congress after writing his book, “The Harbinger,” an announcement said. The film series deals with the question, “Could there be a master blueprint going back to ancient times and reveal the events of our day before they take place?”

For more information, call 244-1286.

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