Church to celebrate Filipino-Americans
WAILUKU - Good Shepherd Episcopal Church will celebrate Filipino-American History Month in Hawaii with a special service in both Ilocano and English at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Wailuku church on Main Street.
Before the service, a short video on the history of Filipino-Americans in the United States, including Hawaii and Good Shepherd, will be screened.
Filipino music and songs led by Ferdinand Cajigal and the Praise & Worship Band will follow.
After the service, a fellowship reception will feature lechon (pork dish) and other Filipino delicacies and desserts. There also will be a Philippine attire contest, Filipino folk dancing, games and prizes.
More than 75 percent of the parishioners at the church are of Filipino-American descent, a release said.
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Calvary Chapel to host free carnival
KIHEI - Calvary Chapel South Maui will host a free carnival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Lu Resort, 575 S. Kihei Road.
Open to all ages, the event will feature games, candy and a costume contest (no scary costumes).
For more information, call 874-9238.
Omwake to give talk at Unity Church
WAILUKU - The Rev. Mary Omwake will talk about "What an Amazing Disguise" at 10 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Maui in Wailuku.
Omwake has served at Unity of Maui for seven years and is also a spiritual teacher, writer, radio host and retreat leader. She was ordained a Unity minister in 1989.
A founding member of the Association for Global New Thought, she has spoken at the United Nations for the Season for Peace and Nonviolence and has worked on the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
Brown to preach at Makawao church
MAKAWAO - The Rev. Margie Brown will be a guest preacher at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service of Makawao Union Church.
Her sermon on "Revel-Elation" will be a tour through the frequently misunderstood Book of Revelation.
"She'll peer past the scary imagery to uncover a treasure of grace and joy," according to an announcement.
Brown is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is a storyteller and a former adjunct professor at the Pacific School of Religion.
She earned a master of divinity degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and a doctorate in biblical humor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif.
Last fall, she led a "Jesus Laughed" workshop at Makawao Union Church.
The church is at 1445 Baldwin Ave.
For more information, call 579-9456.
Pukalani Baptist harvest party set
PUKALANI - Pukalani Baptist Church will hold its annual harvest party, beginning with a dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The free program will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The church is on the corner of Loha Street and Old Haleakala Highway, across from Pukalani Superette.
For more information, call June Yamamoto at 572-7968.
Rabbi to discuss Israel situation
KAHULUI - The Jewish Congregation of Maui rabbi will appear Nov. 10 at Kahului Union Church to share his insight into the situation in Israel.
Rabbi David Glickman of Beit Shalom Synagogue will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the church's social hall at 101 W. Kamehameha Ave.
A statement said the goal is to educate, activate and equip Christians on behalf of Israel.