Ewa church hosting musical Mission Fair
Four hours of live musical entertainment will be presented next Saturday during the Mission Fair at Ewa Community Church.
The Christian recording group 7 Simple Pieces will headline the concert, which will also showcase the Ewa Plantation Singers, the New Hope Mililani praise team Zeo, Keiki O Messiah from Messiah Lutheran School, Ewalani Hula Maids and Halau Hula O Kamaleionalani.
The fair, open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will offer ethnic foods, home-baked goods, fresh produce, plants and country store items as well as crafts and collectibles for sale.
The church at 91-1258 Renton Road, Ewa, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Funds raised at the fair will benefit its Missions Ministry.
Hongwanji school seeking recyclables
Students from the Hongwanji Mission School are offering the opportunity to avoid a trip to a recycling center and support a good cause at the same time.
Eighth-graders will be in the parking lot of the Pali Safeway store from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and future Saturdays to accept donations of recyclable beverage containers.
The youngsters are working to raise funds for a 2007 study tour in Japan. They will be back at the Pali parking lot during the same hours Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.
Mormon leader to speak in Honolulu
One of the top elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in Honolulu this weekend to speak at the semiannual Honolulu Hawaii Stake Conference.
Dr. Russell Nelson, a member of the Quorum of 12 Apostles, will speak at the Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St., at 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Nelson, 82, was ordained to the Quorum of Twelve in 1984. The council of 12 men is the second-highest authority in the church hierarchy, beneath the president and his chosen counselors.
A retired surgeon and medical professor, he is former director of the University of Utah Thoracic Surgery Residency Program and has been president of the national Society for Vascular Surgery and president of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Surgery.
His talks are open to the public. Free parking is available in the multideck parking garage next to the tabernacle.
Bible Institute's weekly classes to start
A light-hearted survey of humor in the Bible and a scriptural journey for people coping with grief are among the fall courses being offered by the Bible Institute of Hawaii.
Weekly classes will open next week with ordained ministers offering adult study programs on a variety of subjects at several island churches. A nominal fee is charged for class materials.
The Rev. Bill Witt will take students on a exploration of Old and New Testament examples of "When God Laughs: Humor in the Bible." It will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Community Church of Honolulu, 2345 Nuuanu Ave. It will continue with weekly sessions through October.
The Rev. Andy Kikuta, a police chaplain and Hawaii Kai pastor, will teach "Understanding Grief and Crisis" on Wednesday, a class for people who have experienced tragedy or who are helping a friend or relative cope with crisis. It will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the AKAL Security Building, 6650 Hawaii Kai Drive.
Ada Lum, who has taught in the institute for 25 years, will present a new course, "Transformed by Journaling with Jesus." It will open at 7 p.m. Monday at Community Church of Honolulu and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua St.
"The Bible Jesus Read" will be the topic of the Rev. Jim Miller at Thursday noon classes at the YWCA of Hawaii, 1040 Richards St.
For information on the complete catalog of courses and registration, call 595-4700 or see the Web page www.biblehawaii.org.