'Blessing of the Animals' service Oct. 7
Holy Innocents Church will hold a "Blessing of the Animals" on Oct. 7 to celebrate the annual feast of St. Francis.
Services will be at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the church located at 561 Front St. in Lahaina.
Davey rests at his new home on Maui after being rescued from the fallout of Japan’s March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami disaster. The dog was adopted by Pauline Jennings, Holy Innocents Church’s parish administrator.
PAULINE JENNINGS photo
This year, the church has its own official office mascot, Davey, a dog rescued from the devastation of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The dog's family was forced to evacuate its home after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was damaged during the disaster.
Animal rescue groups in Japan made it possible for Pauline Jennings, a relief volunteer from Maui and the church's parish administrator, to adopt the dog and bring him back to Maui.
Precept Bible study begins Thursday
A "Precept Upon Precept" Bible study of the Book of Joshua will be conducted on Thursdays until Nov. 15 at Hope Chapel in Kihei, according to an announcement.
The precept study method is being used across the United States and in more than 100 other countries by "people seeking to know the truths of the Word of God for themselves," the announcement said.
The study includes homework, discussion and a lecture.
Precept Bible studies have been written by Kay Arthur, speaker, broadcaster and author.
For more information, contact Kelly Apo at 446-1453.
Healing service to be offered Sunday
Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Kihei will offer a healing service during its 9 a.m. Sunday service.
Everyone is invited to attend regardless of church affiliation.
The church is at 100 Kulanihakoi St. For more information, call 879-0161.
Preview of contemporary service Sunday
Makawao Union Church will hold a special worship service using contemporary music and forms at its 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.
It will offer a preview of a regular contemporary service set to begin in January. All are welcome to attend.
The church is an interdenominational community church located at 1445 Baldwin Ave., 2.5 miles mauka of the Hana Highway in Paia.
For more information, call 579-9261.
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