Tea party fundraiser Saturday
PAIA - An "Aloha Going Away Garden Tea Party" will be held Saturday as a fundraiser for the Venerable Lama Gyaltsen, spiritual director of the Maui Dharma Center, who leaves in early October on a four-month sabbatical to India and Nepal.
The event - including entertainment, high tea and light pupu - will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Maui Dharma Center in Paia.
Performers will include Keaolani Traditional Hawaiian Band and the jazz duo of Phil and Angela Benoit. Partygoers are encouraged to wear their favorite hats and tea party clothes. An award for best hat and door prizes will be given.
Tickets are $25 per person. More information and reservations are available by calling the center at 579-8076 or sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds of the fundraiser will help cover Lama Gyaltsen's travel expenses to Buddhist pilgrimage sites as well as private study and a meditation retreat in Darjeeling, his former home and monastery in India.
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The center's prayer schedule will be modified during Lama Gyaltsen's absence. He will resume private appointments and consultations when he returns to Maui in early 2011.
Ed Silvoso, group to hold seminar
KAHULUI - Ed Silvoso, president of Harvest Evangelism, together with his team members from Thailand, the Philippines and Mexico, will hold a seminar Saturday.
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Dunes at Maui Lani, and will feature stories from the group about transformation in the cities where they have worked.
Grace Bible Church is organizing the event. Cost is $25, with breakfast and lunch included.
For information or to reserve a seat, call 877-5331 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special teaching on 'Intercession' set
WAILUKU - Ed Silvoso, head of the Transformation movement, and Barbara Chan, a retired judge from Hong Kong, will appear at the Wailuku Door of Faith Church on Saturday to deliver a special teaching on "Intercession."
The event will be from 10 to 11 a.m.
On Sunday, Poncho Murguia will speak at the church's 10 a.m. service about his battle with the Juarez, Mexico, drug cartel.
Pastor Brian Burton will speak at the 6 p.m. service. He is the pastor involved in the famous "ice cream lady" anti-corruption initiative in Phuket, Thailand.
For more information, call the church at 244-1286.
New Testament class begins Oct. 6
WAILUKU - Registration is open for Wailuku Door of Faith Church's "New Testament Survey Part I" class, which begins Oct. 6.
The instructor is Bob Cook of Clewiston, Fla. The class is also on Oct. 7 and 9.
For more information, call Thomas Schillaci at 244-1286 or 280-8499.
October marriage conference planned
KULA- A two-day marriage conference titled "Creating an Intimate Marriage" will be held Oct. 29 and 30 at the Waipuna Chapel at 17 Omaopio Road in Kula.
Author and speaker Jim Burns will discuss how to rekindle romance through affection, warmth and encouragement. He is the president of HomeWord, and senior director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University.
HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring families from generation to generation, its website said.
The Oct. 29 course will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and the Saturday course from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost is $50 per couple, which includes refreshments and Saturday lunch.
Free child care will be provided as well as door prizes.
To reserve a spot, call 878-6343.