Special assembly to be held Saturday
KAHULUI - The 10 English-speaking congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses on Maui will hold a special assembly on Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
The theme of the assembly, "Let God's Will Take Place," comes from Jesus' model prayer in Matthew 6:9-10.
Admission is free and collections will be taken.
The guest speaker will be Gerrit Losch, a member of the Governing Body from the World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses in New York. Other parts will be presented by Maui Circuit Overseer David Toguchi and local elders.
Losch will open the morning session at 9:40 a.m. with "He That Does the Will of God Remains Forever." He will also discuss "Live . . . No More for the Desires of Men, but for God's Will" before the session concludes with the baptism discourse "Having Come to Know God - What Now?"
The afternoon session will begin at 1:20 p.m. and will include a public discourse titled "Encourage One Another, for This is the Will of God."
Prayer event planned for Oct. 15
KAHULUI - A public praying of the rosary in order to seek the intercession of Blessed Mother Mary for the financial, social, moral and spiritual problems affecting the world will be held Oct. 15.
Maui will be one of more than 7,300 communities across America that will be praying the rosary on the 94th anniversary of blessed mother's appearance to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal.
The prayer event will begin at noon in front of the old Maui Economic Opportunity building at the corner of Kane Street and Kaahumanu Avenue.
Participants are encouraged to bring a rosary, chair and water.
For more information, call Joe Gage at 385-0149 or Norm Franco at 357-6676.
Franciscan monk to speak at services
KAHULUI - A Chicago-based Franciscan monk will speak at the 6 p.m. Sunday services at King's Cathedral.
Father Dimitri Sala is the author of "The Stained Glass Curtain: Crossing the Evangelical-Catholic Divide to Find Our Common Heritage." The book breaks down the walls of the "religion" that divides Protestants and Catholics and builds a bridge of reconciliation around the truth of true Christian faith, an event announcement said.
For more information, call the church at 871-7311.
Luau in honor of missionaries set
KAHULUI - Kahului Baptist Church will be hosting a Maui County Baptist "On Mission Celebration" luau Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Members of 10 Maui, Lanai and Molokai Baptist churches are organizing and taking care of six missionaries and their families from around the world.
Every five years, the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention supports the Maui County Baptist Association in bringing in missionaries to share information about their work. The three international, two North American and one Hawaii missionary have been making presentations at each Baptist church since Thursday and will continue through Oct. 16.
For more information, contact Joyce Higuchi, coordinator of the luau, at 873-8828.
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* Local Religion In Brief. Jehovah's Witnesses on Maui will not take collections during a free special assembly Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The nonprofit group also does not take collections at its weekly meetings or special events. An item published on Page C4 on Friday contained inaccurate information about collections.
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