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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 22, 2010

Faith calendar

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SUPER HUGE MULTI-FAMILY CHURCH GARAGE SALE and Family Activity Day, with "garage sale" of clothing, shoes, toys, appliances, furniture and electronics, and free activities for kids, including music, basketball competition, a "bouncy" house and popcorn, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 22, Pacific Revival Center, 419 Waiakamilo Road; information, 395-0135.

SOUND AND SPIRIT TABLA DRUMMING WORKSHOPS, with Indian drummer Ty Burhoe, exploring the art of north Indian drumming and the spiritual nature of sound as the building blocks of the world, 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. May 23, Unity Church-Diamond Head; $25; information, 735-4436 .

"UNSELFISHNESS IS SPIRITUALITY," third of four discussions with Swami Bhaskarananda, sponsored by the Vedanta Society of Hawaii, 11 a.m. May 23, Richards Street YWCA, room 309; public invited; information, Dr. or Mrs. Gopalakrishnan, 734-1760.

"EXPLORING THE CALL OF SOUL," non-denominational spiritual discussion, sponsored by Eckankar Hawai'i, 2-3:30 p.m. May 23, Coffee Talk shop, Kaimukī; information, www.eckankar.org, 735-7719.

SINGER-SONGWRITER RICHARD MEKDECI will perform and speak, 9 a.m. May 23, Windward Unity Church, 160 Mo'okua St., Kailua. Also: two-hour workshop, "Ready, Willing and Worthy Exploring Self-Worth Through Five Unity Principles," 11:30 a.m.; love offering accepted; $5 continental breakfast served between events; information, 262-6731.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SERVICE (Gotane) for Shinran Shonin, founder of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist sect, May 23, Mo'ili'ili Buddhist Temple: speaker, Alfred Bloom at 9 a.m. English service, and the Rev. Tatsuo Muneto at 10:30 a.m. Japanese service; information, 949-1659.

"SING A SACRED ANCIENT SOUND," a chance to sing HU, "a simple love song to God to attune you to the divine force, bring you inner peace, a feeling of divine love" (Eckankar teaches that light and sound establish a spiritual essence and connect everyone with the heart of God); 7-8 p.m. May 28, Honolulu Eckankar Center, Kaimukī; free book on prayer and refreshments available; information, 735-7719.

GALACTIC BLAST: A COSMIC ADVENTURE PRAISING GOD, Harris United Methodist Church summer vacation Bible school (open to youngsters 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.

ONGOING

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.

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.