Wailuku church conducting a food drive
WAILUKU - Iao United Church of Christ is seeking to collect 111 food items in the first 11 days of November to share with its local Micronesian ministry.
Iao UCC is joining other United Church of Christ churches nationwide in Mission 1, a national campaign to feed the hungry and to confront food-related injustices.
In addition to the food drive, Iao UCC is planning to send 111 letters to Hawaii's congressional delegation urging support for efforts to reduce hunger and to work against using food as a weapon in international negotiations.
Those wishing to join the effort may drop off a nonperishable food item at the church office from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday.
For more information, contact the Iao UCC office at 244-7353.
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The Rev. Ken Micah to speak on Sunday
WAILUKU - The Rev. Ken Micah will be speaking at Unity Church of Maui on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.
The teacher and Unity minister has been a Franciscan monk, an educator, a school administrator and a college instructor. While teaching at the college level, he was trained by The Pacific Institute, a school for "learning the secrets of the most highly successful individuals."
He blends his Unity and Pacific Institute training with coaching skills learned from Maria Nemeth and presents his message in the context of metaphysical Christianity and Eastern spirituality.
Unity Church is located at 483 S. High St.
Centennial celebration service planned
KAHULUI - Kahului Hongwanji Mission will hold its centennial celebration service on Sunday.
Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a Chigo parade, with children walking in the church parking lot while dressed in Japanese clothing.
At 10 a.m., the church will hold its commemoration service. It will include six ministers and Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Bishop Eric Matsumoto.
The church's most elderly members also will be recognized.