Ministry shares Scripture in mime
A workshop to teach young church members to use mime and drama to depict scriptural and historical stories will be presented next Saturday at International Baptist Church, 20 Dowsett Ave.
The seminar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be taught by members of the Mission 12:2 evangelical outreach ministry of Dickson, Tenn. Students must be 12 or older. The $5 cost will include lunch.
To register, call the Rev. Dennis Mendoza at 636-3559 or 595-6352, or write to PastorDennis@ibc-hi.org.
The group, whose name refers to a passage from Paul's letter to the Romans, will perform at the 10:30 a.m. March 18 service at International Baptist Church and at a 7 p.m. March 18 service at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Park, sponsored by the "Beyond the 4 Walls" ministry. The group will also perform at several island churches and schools during a 10-day Hawaii tour.
High school group to perform taiko
Taiko drumming and Japanese folk songs will be presented in a concert March 18 by Pacific Buddhist Academy students.
The school's Performance Taiko Ensemble will be showcased in the 2:30 p.m. entertainment at McKinley High School auditorium. Twenty-two students will take part in the show, which will include karaoke singing and a kendo demonstration.
Members of Hongwanji temples on Oahu, including Collette Gomoto, KZOO Radio's 2006 karaoke taikai champion, will sing traditional Japanese songs, and Kazue Tsujihara of Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission will perform Japanese dance.
Taiko is a required course for freshmen at the Buddhist high school, with the goal of experiencing teamwork and developing concentration, self-discipline and awareness of their egocentric attachments and fundamental interdependence, two central Buddhist principles, said school spokeswoman Kathryn Takakuwa.
Tickets at $5 will be available at the door.
Workshops offer tips for ministries
A nationally known Christian author will present workshops in Hawaii later this month.
Diana Butler Bass, author of "Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith," uses examples of effective ministry in real churches to lead members to analyze what would make their own church a strong, healthy congregation.
Her presentations will be at the following locations:
» Next Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Andrew's Cathedral
» March 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holy Nativity Episcopal Church
» March 21, 6 to 9 p.m., Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Wailuku, Maui
» March 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Michael and All Angels Church, Lihue, Kauai
There is no cost for the presentations which are sponsored by the Episcopal Church's Christian Formation Commission. They are open to the public. Registration is required; call 524-2822.
Gathering focuses on accountability
An interfaith advocacy group has invited Gov. Linda Lingle and state lawmakers to speak next Saturday at its annual "Accountability Assembly."
The meeting of Faith Action for Community Equity, known as FACE, will be at 9 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St.
FACE leaders will report on grass-roots activities including an effort to buy and maintain part of Kukui Gardens in downtown Honolulu for low-income residents and proposed legislation to provide tax credits for family caregivers. Tongan church leaders will report on the relief effort to benefit businesses destroyed in a riot in the capital of Tonga.
The gathering is open to the public. For information, call FACE at 522-1304.