Rev. Willow Scott to offer lesson
KAHULUI - The Rev. Willow Scott, a longtime teacher of "A Course in Miracles," will offer the lesson at Unity Church on Sunday. The service will start at 10 a.m. at Binhi At Ani Community Center, 780 Onehee Ave.
For more information, call the Unity of Maui office at 242-9327 or check Web site www.unityonmaui.org.
Lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl Nov. 20
HAIKU - The Maui Diamond Way Buddhist Center will host a lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at The Studio Maui.
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Tickets are $15.
Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a lama and meditation teacher in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition. In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife, Hannah, became the first Western students of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.
Lama Ole Nydahl has established more than 600 Diamond Way Buddhist Centers in 44 countries and written many books including, "The Way Things Are," "Entering the Diamond Way," "The Great Seal" and "Riding the Tiger."
For information, call Maui Diamond Way Buddhist Center at 283-6849.
Ali'i Sunday services planned
OLOWALU - Royal Hawaiian societies dressed in full regalia will participate in Ali'i Sunday services at 9 a.m. Sunday at Olowalu Lanakila Church to commemorate the birthday of King Kalakaua.
His Majesty David La'amea Kamanakapu'u Mahinulani Naiaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalakaua was born Nov. 16, 1836, according to spokesman Hau'oli Tomoso of the Royal Order of Kamehameha.
Kahu Earl Kukahiko will preside at the services. The Royal Order of Kamehameha and its auxiliary, Na Wahine O Kamehameha, along with the 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu and Hale O Na Ali'i are set to attend.
Also, the societies are scheduled to appear at Ali'i Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church, both to observe the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns honoring King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma; and 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at Ka'ahumanu Church to mark the birth and death of King Kamehameha V.
To plan seating and other preparations, society members are asked to call Tomoso at 280-1749.
Kihei church to host feast
KIHEI - Trinity Episcopal Church by the Sea will host a feast Nov. 28 to commemorate the 147th anniversary of the confirmation of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma.
The event will begin with plate-lunch pickup between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and will include a craft fair, silent auction, staging of royal societies, a church service at 4 p.m. and luau dinner at 6 p.m., with "kanikapila" entertainment.
Cost is $25 for the sit-down meal and $8 for the earlier takeout.
For information or reservations, call 879-0161 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church serving as collection center
LAHAINA - Lahaina Baptist Church is the official collection center for a Christmas toy drive - called Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child - that serves needy children in more than 130 countries.
The church is asking anyone and everyone to fill up shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and necessities, such as personal hygiene products, and bring them to the church at 209 Shaw St. from Monday to Nov. 22.
Lahaina Baptist Church is sponsoring the program in Maui County and will FedEx the boxes Nov. 23.
Since 1993, about 69 million children have benefited from Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child.
"You can make a difference in a young person's life," church leaders said.
For more information, call Lahaina Baptist Church at 661-3725.