Apostle council sending visitor
The Makiki Community of Christ will host Susan Skoor, a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles, who will be visiting Hawaii for the first time tomorrow. All are welcome to attend the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
The apostle council is the leading missionary quorum of the Community of Christ, according to a release. Skoor was ordained an apostle in June 2005 and assigned to the Pacific Mission Field.
The Community of Christ International Headquarters is in Independence, Mo.
For more information about the service, contact Ralph Aona at 536-6330 or 256-6135, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Makiki church is at 1666 Mott-Smith Drive, just below Roosevelt High School.
Rummage sales to help churches
Island churches are a source of earthly bargains as they recycle clothes, books, CDs, household goods at fall fundraising bazaars.
» Waipahu United Church of Christ is offering hot rotisserie chicken at its bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Sushi, baked goods, plants and crafts are also on sale on the grounds at 94-330 Mokuola St., across from the Waipahu Library. It is a benefit for the building fund.
» Christ Lutheran Church of Mililani has a huge annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday. The sale at 95-1361 Meheula Parkway will benefit a college scholarship program and community outreach.
» St. Mark's Episcopal Church grounds at 539 Kapahulu Ave. will be open to browsers from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday. The annual parish rummage sale benefits church programs.
Isle Buddhists sponsor festival
The Hawaii Association of International Buddhists will sponsor the annual Dharmachakra Festival next Saturday at Mu-Ryang-Sa-Buddhist Temple in Palolo.
The program for the annual Buddhist harvest moon festival will include a multimedia show on "Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World" and a report on Myanmar, where the military government occupied Buddhist monasteries and arrested monks who joined demonstrations against a government fuel price increase. Dr. Eddie Lim of the Myanmar community in Honolulu will speak.
A religious ceremony at 6:30 p.m. will be led by monks from the Palolo Korean temple and the Thai Buddhist temple, Dhamma Vihara Hawaii, in Waianae.
A vegetarian dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $7. Monday is the deadline for reservations to be made by calling 735-4822.
It is open to the public. Parking is limited at the temple at 2420 Halelaau Place. Organizers recommend carpooling.
At Dharmachakra, Buddhists around the world celebrate the first time that Shakyamuni Buddha preached a sermon. The event more than 2,500 years ago in what is now Varanasi, India, set in motion the historical Buddha's teaching about the path and practices that can lead people to enlightenment.
Seminar to discuss generational gap
How Buddhist principles of nonjudgmental behavior, self-responsibility and interdependence can help older and younger generations get along will be explored at a workshop next Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1710 Pali Highway.
The conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. will focus on interactions between teenagers and parents, adults and their elderly parents, and peer-to-peer relationships. A format of short lectures, storytelling and audience participation in small groups is planned for "Gathering 2007: Interpersonal Relationships, Closing the Generational Gap."
Students of Pacific Buddhist Academy joined adults in the Shin Buddhist Project in planning the event. They encourage families and couples to attend together.
Fees of $50 for adults and $25 for students will include lunch and refreshments. To register call 622-4320 or write email@example.com.
Classical concert features Bach
Classical music that is rarely heard in Hawaii will be performed by harpsichord players and violinists in concerts Oct. 26 and 27 at Lutheran Church of Honolulu.
The 8 p.m. concerts will feature Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto for Four Harpsichords and other Bach compositions for the harpsichord, a keyboard instrument that predates the piano.
Carl Crozier will conduct the Bach Chamber Orchestra in the musical event, which will also feature performance of the Bach Concerto for Three Violins and Vivaldi's Concerto in B minor for Four Violins. Musicians will include Crozier, Grant Mack, Evelyn Zuckerman, Evelyn Lance and Mark Russell playing harpsichord and violinists Darel Stark, Ignace "Iggy" Jang, Judy Barrett, Wu Hung and Emma Phillips.
Tickets are $30 for preferred seating, $25 general admission and $15 for students. For reservations call 941-2566.