Churches organize for Day of Prayer
Members of several Oahu churches will participate tomorrow in a celebration of the International Day of Prayer and the second anniversary of Habitat for Humanity Leeward Coast.
The 4:30-6:30 p.m. event at Maili Beach Park will include praise and worship music and scriptural readings, and talks by members of two families, the most recent to receive new homes under the building project.
Habitat for Humanity Leeward Coast is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that builds affordable homes with low-income families. The nonprofit group began construction of five homes this year and will begin a 31-home development in 2008. For information, see www.leewardhabitat.org.
Author explores meaning of dreams
Author Herman Riffel, who describes dreams as "the voice of God speaking in the night while the conscious mind is stilled," will lead a workshop on dreams next Saturday in Honolulu.
Riffel and Bruce Saunders will facilitate the all-day seminar on "Dreams and Spiritual Growth" at St. Andrew's Cathedral at Queen Emma Square. The program, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will cover the voice of God in dreams, dreams and the language of symbolism, the shadow, animals and people in dreams.
Riffel has written several books on the intersection of faith and psychology, including "Dream Interpretation: A Biblical Understanding" and "Dreams: Giants and Geniuses in the Making."
The workshop is co-sponsored by St. Andrew's Cathedral and the Celtic Catholic Church.
There is no set fee but contributions will be accepted. For reservations, call the Rev. Andrew Dahlburg, 234-5282, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian artist to sing in Kalihi
Award-winning Christian singer and composer Junko Nishiguchi Cheng will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St.
Cheng won the Gospel Music Association grand prize in 1993 and has been featured in Today's Christian Women magazine. She is worship leader at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., and she has composed worship music for children and travels internationally to appear at church events.
Hongwanji Mission presents concert
The concept of peace will be expressed in music and dance in a free concert Friday at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission.
The 7 p.m. "Concert for Peace" will feature performances representing the cultures of Cambodia, India, Japan, Okinawa, Hawaii and Europe.
The Buddhist Women's Association and the Junior Young Buddhists Association will produce the show.
The event, at the temple at 902 University Ave., will include a lotus candle vigil and art display. Light refreshments will be served.