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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 ...

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The Jewish Congregation of Maui will host its annual Community Hanukkah Party at Beit Shalom Synagogue in Kihei from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature a candle-lighting ceremony, communal singing, games and prizes. Award-winning DJ Dam Weiseman will provide music and entertainment. ...

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Thanksgiving event planned for homeless The Faith In Jesus Church in Waiehu invites the community to join in hosting a Thanksgiving celebration for the homeless people in the area. On Wednesday, the Samoan Methodist Church will serve a Samoan-style dinner in preparation for Thanksgiving. ...

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Harvest Party at Pukalani Baptist Pukalani Baptist Church will have a Harvest Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a free dinner, games, prizes, cakewalk, costume parade and fun for all ages. The church is located at the corner of Old Haleakala Highway and Loha Street, ...

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Free web lecture set on Christian Science A free web presentation, “Christian Science: What It Is and How It Heals,” will be presented by guest Lecturer Michelle Nanouche, a practitioner and teacher from Paris, at noon Tuesday on a big-screen TV at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, ...

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Buddhists plan joint service Members and friends of Kahului, Wailuku and Lahaina Jodo missions will gather at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Lahaina Jodo Mission, 12 Ala Moana St., for the annual Jodo Buddhist joint service and fellowship gathering. Jodo Buddhist practice Nenbutsu meditation, or ...

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Healing Mass set at St. Anthony St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wailuku will be celebrating a Healing Mass at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Church Center. People in need of physical, emotional or spiritual blessing are welcome to attend this Mass. ***** ‘Women’s Voices in Buddhism’ ...

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Fifth Sunday Mass in Kaupo There will be a fifth Sunday of the month Mass celebration at St. Joseph Mission Church in Kaupo at noon Sunday. The remote church is located between Mile Markers 33 and 34 on Piilani Highway — the road to Kaupo. There will be a potluck meal and fellowship ...

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The Jewish Congregation of Maui will have a Community Sukkah building and decorating party at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Beit Shalom Synagogue, 634 Alulike St. in Kihei. Everyone is invited to bring decorative leaves and flowers to add to the Sukkah. Erev Sukkot service, the Festival of Booth, ...

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High Holy Days services announced The “Days of Awe” (Yamim Nora’im) begin with Rosh Hashana, on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (the eve of Sept. 9), and end 10 days later after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. During this time, Jews all over the world pray for a happy, ...

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Laurie to speak at Kumulani Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, will be speaking at Harvest Kumulani Chapel on Sunday. The service will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. in Hale Hokulani (The Barn) on Office Road in Kapalua. Harvest Christian Fellowship is one of the ...

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The Rev. Kerry Kiyohara is now the resident minister at the Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Kiyohara began his assignment on June 1. He replaces the Rev. William Masuda, who retired and moved back to California in March. Masuda had been at Makawao for two years. Kiyohara received tokudo ...

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“Shin Buddhism: The Path of Awakening” is the title of a new three-session class offered at Kahului Hongwanji Mission from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Aug. 22. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion. Registration is required; the suggested ...