Community action training to be held
The Hawaii Family Forum will offer "Community Action Network Training" from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at Apostolic Ministries of the Pacific in Kahului.
Participants can learn about the role of Christians in the public area, be around other people of faith who share the same values and "see how you can plug into the community to make a difference," according to an announcement.
The event is open to the public. Free educational materials will be provided.
Apostolic Ministries is at 349 Hanakai St., Suite A.
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Jodo missions to hold joint service
The annual United Maui Jodo Missions joint service and dharma friends fellowship day will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Wailuku Jodo Mission, 67 Central Ave.
The service will be conducted by the Rev. John Hara, resident minister of Wailuku Jodo Mission. The dharma talk will be given by the Rev. Kosen Ishikawa of Koloa Jodo Mission via the Internet. After the service, a fellowship program and luncheon will be held at the missions hall. Members of Wailuku, Kahului and Lahaina Jodo missions will participate.
Wailuku Jodo Mission President Walter Yoshida welcomes all to attend the event.
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Maui residents serving on missions
Several members of the Pukalani Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are serving as missionaries.
Kaumana Rindlisbacher, son of Fred and Francine Rindlisbacher, is serving in the Japan Tokyo South Mission.
Dallin Hee and Mandy Hee are missionaries at the Japan Sapporo Mission and at the St. George Mission in Utah, respectively. Their parents are Aaron and Kathy Hee.
Keone Kapisi and Kelsey Kapisi are serving in the El Salvador Mission in Guatemala and at the New York South Mission, respectively. Joe and Miki Kapisi are their parents.
Kassandra Birch, whose parents are Dr. Douglas and Kristen Birch, is doing missionary work in the Alabama Birmingham Mission.
Rose Kehau Blair is serving in Tipton, Mo. It is her second mission. She previously served in the Family History Center in Salt Lake City.
'Trunk or Treat' event Oct. 31
Hope Chapel is sponsoring "Trunk or Treat" for keiki from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church in Kihei.
The event benefits "Before they are Taken," a worldwide initiative to help prevent human trafficking and slavery before it begins.
"We believe that our initiative has the potential of stopping more people from going into slavery than any other effort in the world today," an event announcement says. "We are offering a unique and holistic approach to human traf?cking and slavery prevention."
The initiative advocates helping communities vulnerable to slavery to become self-sufficient with access to drinking water, food, health care, education and income.
The group is working in Nepal to prevent thousands of women and children from becoming victims of slavery.
The Hope Chapel event provides a safe family environment for trick-or-treaters. In addition to the trunk or treat alley, there will be a bouncy castle and boxcar, pony and hay rides. Other attractions include a petting zoo, food and drink booths, a keiki dance floor and live entertainment.
The church is at 300 E. Welakahao Road. For more information, call 879-5823.
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