Kahului Union Church sale set
KAHULUI - The annual Kahului Union Church rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the church's Pua'aiki Hall.
Items to be sold include kitchenware, small appliances, toys, clothing, fabric, furniture, costume jewelry, linen and books.
Kahului Union Church's Nichigobu Japanese-language church will sell a variety of potted plants. The rummage sale will benefit the church's local and foreign missions.
The church is at 101 W. Kamehameha Ave. For more information, call 871-4422.
Benefit to fund new facility
WAIKAPU - Valley Isle Fellowship will hold a dinner and auction as a benefit toward the construction of a new worship facility.
The event will start at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. The evening will feature a teppanyaki buffet, local entertainment and performances by the church worship team.
The live and silent auctions will sell artwork, dinners and hotel packages. For more information and for event tickets, call Vince Bagoyo at 357-3842 or the church office at 244-0865, or visit valleyislefellowship.com.
Youths return from service trip
KULA - The St. John's Episcopal Church youth group returned recently from an East Coast service trip to volunteer at a Maryland work camp and visit the nation's capital.
Nineteen participants, including 14 youths ages 12 to 17, traveled from June 26 to July 7. They were among 350 volunteers in Worton, Md., doing home repairs, such as painting and building wheelchair ramps in 103-degree heat, June 27-July 3. Evening devotion programs followed workdays.
The Maui youth group also met with Episcopalian members of the local Christ Church, which helped them get tools for the service trip. The groups dined together and Mauians treated their hosts to a hula performance and kukui-nut lei.
Then, the Kula group visited sites in Washington, D.C., where they met former St. John's Church members.
Professor guest at Iao church
WAILUKU - Professor Muneharu Kitagaki of Kyoto, Japan, will be the guest speaker at the Iao Congregational Church service on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Kitagaki is conversant in Japanese and English. Guests are welcome to attend the service.
Kitagaki will be accompanied by his wife, Keiko, and daughter Kanna. In 1983, Keiko Kitagaki arranged for an Iao men's choir to perform in Kyoto. Kanna Kitagaki, a professional dancer, will perform during a Hiroshima Remembrance Peace public event at 6 p.m. Friday in the University of Hawaii Maui College's Pilina multipurpose room, and Sunday at Iao Church.
Muneharu Kitagaki is the retired 12-year president of Keiwa University in Japan and retired literature professor at his alma mater, Doshisha University in Kyoto. Earlier he had done two-year research stints at Harvard University starting in 1969 and 1976.
Volunteers invited to planning
WAILUKU - Religious volunteers and liaisons are invited to help plan a memorial blessing this month for the Maui Community Correctional Center and those affiliated with the center.
MCCC Chaplain Pua Hashimoto will lead the planning session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 62 Maunalei Place in Wailuku.
For more information, call Hashimoto at 281-9390.
Bon dance practice scheduled
PAIA - Leading up to its Aug. 21 O-bon service, Rinzai Zen Mission of Paia will hold Okinawan bon dance practices Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 17.
The practices will start at 7 p.m. at the mission located inside Baldwin Beach Park in Paia.
At the Aug. 21 O-bon service, dance will begin at about 7 p.m. Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai will run a concession with pig feet soup, shoyu pork, chicken bamboo, chow fun, andadog, andagi, water and soda. The mission bazaar will have vegetables and baked goods.
More information is available by calling the church at 579-9921.
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