'Hawaii Pacific Glory Invasion 2011' today
PAIA - Jesus Ministry Inc. pastors and a pair of televangelists collaborate to present "Hawaii Pacific Glory Invasion 2011" at 7 tonight and Saturday at the Paia Community Center.
Organizers indicated the revival is a "miracle experience" and training to perform "greater works."
Presenters include Pastors Bernard Barbero, Agapito Sarmiento and Jenny Scharer, plus David and Stephanie Herzog of "The Glory Zone" weekly TV program.
Seating is limited. For more information, call 269-1248 or 269-3504, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Theologian to lead four-day conference
PUKALANI - A theologian who established a Bible institute in Israel will lead a four-day conference starting this evening at Grace Church, 55 Makaena Place across from King Kekaulike High School.
Arnold Fruchtenbaum, who graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary and holds a doctorate from New York University, will be the guest speaker at a Shabbat service at 6:30 p.m. today. He also will speak from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services Sunday; and at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
All events are free. For more conference information, call the church at 572-8384. For details on Fruchtenbaum's experience in Israel, see website www.ArielMinistries.com.
Ash Wednesday service set at Kahului church
KAHULUI - An Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday will start the lenten series of services at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 520 W. One St. in Kahului.
Then, the church will offer midweek suppers and services, with a soup meal at 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, from March 16 through April 13.
The church will also offer special services for Holy Week and Easter, with the times to be announced at a later date.
For more information, call Pastor Joshua Schneider or the church office at 873-6337.
Mormonism seminar slated for March 12
KAHULUI - A Central Maui Lutheran ministry will host a program March 12 to learn about "one of America's fastest-growing religions."
Emmanuel Lutheran Church will offer an "Understanding Mormonism" seminar presented by Mission to Mormons from 1 to 4 p.m.
Organizers said the free event aims to help people relate in a faith context with friends and family who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The church is located at 520 W. One St., near the Papa/Kaahumanu avenues intersection in Kahului. For more information, call Pastor Joshua Schneider at 873-6337.
Calif. Buddhist minister to hold series on Maui
WAILUKU - The Rev. Carol Himaka, resident minister of Enmanji Buddhist Temple in Sebastopol, Calif., will hold a Shigemi Okamoto Dharma Lecture series March 12 and 13 at the Wailuku Hongwanji Temple.
March 12, she will speak on "Buddhism in America" at 10 a.m. After lunch, she will discuss "Buddhism Here and in the Future," followed by "Jodo Shinshu Buddhism and Rituals" until 4:15 p.m.
March 13, Himaka will be the guest speaker at an Ohigan service at9 a.m.; then discuss "Global (Universe) Guidance of the Nembutsu" at 11 a.m. All events are free to the public.
Born and raised in San Diego, Himaka earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from San Diego State University in 1975, and master's degrees in Buddhist studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in 1979 and in English literature at California State University-Hayward in 1989.
She received her Tokudo ordination in Kyoto, Japan, in 1979; her Kyoshi in 1980, also in Kyoto; and her Kaikyoshi in 1982.
The Wailuku Hongwanji Mission and the Shigemi Okamoto Dharma Lecture Trust are co-sponsoring Himaka's visit. For more information, call the Rev. Shinkai Murakami at 244-0406.