Class to focus on brain-training exercises
A five-week class on the book "Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time" by Rick Hanson will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Wednesday.
The class, taught by the Rev. Blaine Tinsley, will continue March 5, 12, 19 and 26.
This book offers simple brain-training exercises to relieve stress, to uplift moods and to find greater emotional resilience.
It will be held at Unity Church of Maui, 483 High St. in Wailuku.
A $10 offering is suggested at each class.
To register or for more information, call 283-3865.
Kama named new president of FACE Maui
The Rev. Tasha Kama of Christian Ministry Church in Wailuku is now the new president of Faith Action for Community Equity Maui.
Kama replaces Monsignor Terrence A.M. Watanabe as president.
Watanabe, the pastor at St. Theresa Church in Kihei, now runs the state FACE board of directors.
Kama helped found FACE Maui six years ago and has been an active leader of the organization, a news release said. She has chaired various committees, attended and organized leadership trainings and represented FACE Maui at events on the Mainland.
FACE Maui is a grass-roots, faith-based community organization with more than 15 faith institutions, agencies, unions and community organizations as members.
Tuesday event to benefit youths' trip
The traditional Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras celebration at St. John's Episcopal Church on March 4 will be a fundraiser for two young members who are going to a national youth event called EYE (Episcopal Youth Event) in Philadelphia in July.
The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church in Keokea, 8992 Kula Highway.
In keeping with the Mardi Gras theme, there will be seafood gumbo as well as the traditional pancake dinner with fancy toppings for dinner or dessert.
There will be musical entertainment by the two youths going on the trip, Christy Fell and Duncan Harrisson, and Zydeco music during dinner.
A traditional pancake race will be run and masks to decorate in Mardi Gras style will be available.
Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for teens and $5 for youths ages 5 to 12; children under 5 are free.
The proceeds will allow Fell and Harrisson to experience three days of learning and worship, followed by three days of urban mission with Episcopal youth from across the country.
A cooking class will be held preceding the event and will be taught by John Harrisson, who is a chef and cookbook author. Attendees will learn how to prepare Louisiana gumbo. A limited number of spaces are available; the fee is $10.
For more information and to register, contact the church at 878-1485.
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