Religion Briefs

Saturday, November 6, 2004

Interfaith service remembers the dead

An interdenominational memorial service for people who have died in the past year will be held Friday at the Weinberg Office Pavilion at St. Francis Medical Center.

"A Rose for Remembrance" is the theme of the 7 p.m. service hosted by St. Francis Hospice. The Rev. Hozan Hardiman of Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Hawaii; the Rev. Bernard Cassidy, Catholic hospice chaplain; and Donna Taylor of Aloha Path Ministry will speak.

The service is open to the public. It is held annually in November, the month when the Catholic Church remembers the dead with special prayers.

It will be in the fifth-floor conference room of the medical office building at 2226 Liliha St. Call 595-7566 for information.

Musical retells story of Noah and the ark

The struggles and intrigues of the famous ark builder Noah and his traveling companions will be retold in "Noah, the Musical," opening Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu, 1822 Keeaumoku St.

A cast of 36 adults and children will perform in this comical, musical version of an Old Testament classic tale.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and next Saturday and 3 p.m. Nov. 14. The musical will return the following weekend at the same times.

Tickets at $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12 may be reserved by calling 532-1111.

Bahai Faith members to honor their founder

Members of the Bahai Faith will commemorate the birth of the religion's founder in a program at 7 p.m. Thursday at 3264 Allan Place.

Robert Ferrigno, a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of the Hawaiian Islands, will speak at the event, which is open to the public.

The man who founded the religion, a Persian nobleman who became known as Baha'ullah, was born 187 years ago in what is now Tehran, Iran. He taught that there is one God who has revealed his will through the ages to the founders of major religions. Bahais believe in the unity of religion and the human race and the eventual creation of a unified world civilization.

Project aims to create shelters for families

A group of Honolulu churches will try to pool resources to create shelters for low-income families who are losing housing because of rising rents and real estate sales.

An organizational meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave. Organizers plan to establish a Honolulu Interfaith Community Hospitality Network, based on a model network of mainland churches and temples.

For information, call the Rev. Barbara Grace Ripple at Church of the Crossroads, 949-2220.

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