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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, November 18, 2006

Faith calendar

Advertiser Staff

Events listed below are free or accept an unspecified donation unless otherwise noted.

Shichigosan, traditional Japanese children's Shinto blessing through Thursday, Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha (Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu); $50 donation includes blessing, omamori, gift bag and complimentary kimono rental and dressing. Call for a reservation: 841-4755.

60th Anniversary Service, celebration of the signing of Manoa Valley Church's charter in 1946 with music by the women's chorus, noon tomorrow (preceded by a luncheon that follows the regular 10 a.m. service). 988-3271.

Healing Power of the Blue Light, inspirational reading, small group discussion, songs and contemplation, 10-11 a.m. tomorrow, Kaimuki Community Park's main hall. 737-8819.

"Keonemele O Kaumakapili," dedication and release of Kaumakapili Church choir's CD of Hawaiian hymns and celebration of the life of the late Martha Kamakaokalani Poepoe Hohu, former music and choir director, 4 p.m. tomorrow. 845-0908.

Gospel Concert, praise and worship through song, dance, poetry and live bands, 4 p.m. tomorrow, City of Refuge Christian Church, Waipahu. 228-9310.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship, evening prayer (Rite II liturgy) and hymns, 7 p.m. Wednesday followed by a pie reception, Parish of St. Clement (co-sponsored by the Lutheran Church of Honolulu). 955-7745.

Expressions of Peace, 45th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service with combined interfaith and individual choirs, worship elements from various faiths, celebration of the 100th anniversary of Gandhi and nonviolent peacemaking, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nu'uanu Congregational Church; offerings will go to organizations that work for peace. 595-3935.

Community Thanksgiving Eve Celebration, honoring O'ahu's emergency responders, 7 p.m. Wednesday with a pie social to follow, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Kailua; donations of nonperishable food will go to St. Anthony's food pantry, monetary donations will go to the women's prison for a scholarship fund; sponsored by the Windward Coalition of Churches. 262-8317.

Thanksgiving Day Ecumenical Worship, all denominations of faiths are invited to hear a message by Gov. Linda Lingle and singing by the Samoan Gospel Heralds and The Honolulu Boy Choir, 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Central Union Church; canned goods and monetary donation will be distributed to the homeless ministry. 440-3007.

"What Is Karma?" lecture by Yuki Oikawa on how to find your destiny, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Ala Moana Hotel's Plumeria meeting room; sponsored by Kofuku No. Kagaku (IRH Hawaii). 591-9772.

Send announcements with contact name and phone number to: Faith Calendar, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; faith@honoluluadvertiser.com with "Faith Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.