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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 29, 2010

Faith calendar

 •  Bible study goes digital

Advertiser Staff


"POLITICS AND SPIRITUALITY," discussion with Swami Bhaskarananda, sponsored by the Vedanta Society of Hawaii, 11 a.m. May 29, Richards Street YWCA, room 309; public invited; information, Dr. or Mrs. Gopalakrishnan, 734-1760.

HAWAII PLANTATION VILLAGE BON DANCE, annual Japanese Buddhist ritual honoring ancestral spirits, Buddhist Sangawa ceremony at 4 p.m., food sales begin at 5 p.m., and bon dance at 6 p.m. June 5, at the Waipahu theme village; admission and parking free; information, 677-0110.

RUMMAGE SALE, including household goods, clothing, white elephant items and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5, Harris United Methodist Church; information, 536-9602.

HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION!, Vacation Bible School for preschool and elementary school students, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 7-11, First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, Kāne'ohe; $25 (scholarships available); registration deadline, June 7, 532-1111.

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.


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.