Shinto shrine invites all to give thanks
The annual autumn Thanksgiving Festival at Izumo Taishakyo Mission in downtown Honolulu will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow.
Musical entertainment, a lucky-number drawing and a fellowship supper will be part of the festival at the Shinto shrine at 215 N. Kukui St. It is free and open to the public.
The "omatsuri," or festival, will begin with a prayer service at the shrine expressing gratitude for blessings received by families, businesses and the nation. The program at 3:30 p.m. will feature Mochimaki, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Taiko Group, Bando Ryu dancers and karaoke singing. The supper will begin at 4 p.m.
BYUH celebration includes Gladys Knight
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
» The number for ticket information for the Gladys Knight gospel choir fireside concert is (800) 217-0656. Tickets are available by contacting any Mormon bishop, according to information from the Jubilee hotline. A brief on Page D7 Saturday had an erroneous 808 (area code) phone number.
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Rhythm-and-blues star Gladys Knight will direct a 100-voice gospel choir in two free Laie concerts next weekend.
The "fireside" concerts Oct. 16 are part of the Brigham Young University Hawaii Jubilee, celebrating the school's 50th anniversary. The performances will be at 5 and 8 p.m. in the Cannon Activity Center on the campus.
Knight and the members of the Saints Unified Voices choir from Las Vegas are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Several choir members are graduates of the Laie university, which is operated by the Mormon Church. The choir produced its first album, "One Voice," in January.
Tickets are required for the concerts. They can be reserved by calling the Jubilee hot line, 808-217-0656.
World Council leader plans 2 addresses
A leader of the World Council of Churches will speak at Honolulu events next weekend.
"Another World Is Possible" will be the subject of a talk by the Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson, North American president of the 120-country ecumenical organization, next Saturday at the annual dinner celebration of the Interfaith Alliance Hawaii.
The 5:30 p.m. event at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway, is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For information call Jo-Anna Nakata at 258-2958, Dan Hatch at 988-7420 or write to SamCox@hawaii.rr.com.
Jackson is one of seven WCC presidents representing geographical areas in the international organization, which fosters cooperation between Christian denominations. She is a spokeswoman for the World Council of Churches initiative "Decade to Overcome Violence" and has been an advocate of civil, women's and human rights for more than 20 years.
Jackson will be a featured speaker at the Huang Lectures at the United Church of Christ, 467 N. Judd St., at 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. She was formerly one of the five officers of the United Church of Christ denomination in the United States and the executive minister of its national Justice and Witness ministries.
She will also preach at the 10 a.m. Oct. 16 service at the Judd Street church.
Lighthouse Outreach to host party for all
The Lighthouse Outreach Center will host a public party with free music, food, children's games and worship Oct. 16 at Waipahu High School.
The church's "Big Event" will be from 5 to 9 p.m. in the school football stadium at 94-1211 Farrington Highway. It will open with a Sunday worship service. The evening festivities will include inflatable jumpers, booth games and prizes for children. The church praise and worship musicians will perform songs from their CD "The Heart of Thanksgiving."
"Look What God Has Done" is the theme of the event marking the eighth anniversary of the Waipahu outreach center, a ministry of the Assembly of God church. Information is available at 433-8513 or www.lighthouseoutreachcenter.org.