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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 1, 2010

Faith calendar

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ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE (living will), free legal clinic by attorney Dr. Shinken Naitoh, 2 p.m. May 1, Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawai'i Dazaifu, Tenmangu Meeting Room, 1239 Olomea St.; 841-4755.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR EASTER EVENSONG of prayer and song (Easter season ends with Pentecost, May 23), 5:30 p.m. May 2, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Andrew; 537-4177.

MAY FRIENDSHIP DAY, sponsored by Church Women United, featuring presentation of the CWU Valiant Woman Award, and the annual Fellowship of the Least Coin collection, which provides "seed money" for new ministries worldwide; 3:30 p.m. May 2, Mānoa Valley Church, United Church of Christ; information, 988-3271, 488-3778.

ISRAEL DAY HAWAII FESTIVAL, celebrating Israel's Independence Day, with live entertainment, food (kosher, Jewish, Middle Eastern, local, shave ice and plate lunch) and crafts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2, Skygate Park, Municipal Mall; free; free street and municipal lot parking; information, 735-8161, www.israeldayhawaii.com.

GALACTIC BLAST: A COSMIC ADVENTURE PRAISING GOD, Harris United Methodist Church summer vacation Bible school (open to those who have completed kindergarten to grade 6), with an emphasis on faith and "green" environmental teachings; 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 19-23, at the church; registration forms at www.harrisumc.org; $5; information, 536-9602.


CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, ongoing series of reacquaintance gatherings for inactive Catholics seeking answers about returning to the church; 7 p.m. Mondays, St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, Mililani; information, 275-1601.

HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF, Episcopal Relief and Development, Haiti Fund: donate at www.er-d.org.

GUIDED, SILENT AND WALKING MEDITATION, based on the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, 7:30-9 p.m., second Fridays monthly, Mililani Hongwanji Mission; 625-1022.

UPDATE: WEEKLY MIDEAST BIBLE PROPHECY UPDATE, by the Rev. J.D. Farag of Calvary Chapel Kāne'ohe; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays, at the church; followed by a verse-by-verse teaching from the Bible; information, 262-8800.

WEDNESDAYS AT ST. ANDREW'S, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Andrew; information, 524-2822:

• Holy Eucharist (communion) and short sermon; 11:45 a.m., Parke Chapel.

• Brown-bag concerts of chamber and choral music and recitals on the cathedral's Aeolian Skinner pipe organ; 12:15 p.m.; brown-bag lunches in the cathedral encouraged; free.

• Taize Evensong, contemplative half-hour service; 5:30 p.m., in the cathedral.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HONOLULU, national grief and divorce support groups/programs, at the church, 45-550 Ki'ona'ole Road, Kāne'ohe; free ($10 registration/workbook fee); free child care with notice; information, 226-7511:

• GriefShare, for those who have lost someone through death; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays; specific information, 532-1111.

• DivorceCare, an after-divorce series; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; specific information, 254-3136.