Flutist to perform at St. John's church
KEOKEA - Jean Pierre Thoma - a flutist, organist and dancer - will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church.
He will play and dance to international religious and spiritual music.
‘Birthday of the trees’. About 30 members of the Jewish Congregation of Maui visited the D.T. Fleming Arboretum on Jan. 31 and celebrated Tu B’Shvat, or “the birthday of the trees.” Tu B’Shvat in Israel marks the return of leaves to a tree from its winter hibernation. Five trees were planted under the guidance of Martha Vockrodt-Moran of the Friends of the Fleming Arboretum. Shown during the planting, which was done with a blessing by Rabbi David Glickman, are (from left) Dania Katz, Orit Stamker, Aharon Le Fevre, Zoe Wenner and Mitch Berman. The conservation and educational projects at the arboretum help preserve and perpetuate Hawaii’s cultural and natural resources.
The performance is free, and the public is invited.
Guest preacher at Valley Isle church
WAILUKU - Don Reed, interim facilitator of the Oahu Baptist Network, will preach at Valley Isle Fellowship's 8 and 9:45 a.m. Sunday services in the Wailuku Elementary School cafeteria.
Reed has served on multiple committees and boards in roles that include director of missions at Union Baptist Association in Norman, Okla.; associate director of the Volunteers in Missions Department of the Southern Baptist Convention; and director of missions at Kansas City Kansas Baptist Association.
Although he retired in 2005, Reed has remained active in ministry.