Religion Briefs

Rummage sales to
raise money for churches

There's no surer sign of spring than church fund-raising activities. Browsers will have several destinations to visit next week.

>> The Women of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1551 Wilder Ave., promise some antiques among the household goods as well as clothes, sports equipment and books going on sale from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow. The rummage sale will continue 7:30 a.m. to noon and 4-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 4-7 p.m. Wednesday.

>> Spring Fling is the title of the food, crafts and games event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. next Saturday at Lutheran High School, 1404 University Ave. Hawaiian plate lunches, teri-burgers and chili are on the menu. Proceeds benefit Our Redeemer Lutheran Church tuition assistance.

>> Furniture, electronics, good used clothing and books are being gathered for the Spring SuperSale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday in the Central Union Church music building. Light refreshments will be sold, with all proceeds to benefit mission projects.

>> A food court of entrees, salads and desserts will be open 7-8:30 p.m. next Saturday in the annual "Taste of St. Ann's" at 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. A $6 ticket allows 10 samples of the specialties of volunteer chefs. The party at St. Ann's Church and School will include live entertainment.

HPU vocal ensemble offers preview of tour

The Hawaii Pacific University International Vocal Ensemble will give a Mililani preview concert tomorrow of the sacred music it will perform on a world tour next year.

The group will sing at a 9 a.m. special service at Christ Lutheran Church, 95-1361 Meheula Parkway. The service and a potluck lunch are open to the public. Call 623-9229 for information.

Finding peace in death is topic of isle lecture

Ways for the terminally ill and their caregivers to embrace their spirituality and find peace will be the subject of a Honolulu lecture Thursday.

Dr. Christina Puchalski, director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, will speak on "The Role of Spirituality in End-of-Life Care" at 7:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel ballroom.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be hosted by Hospice Hawaii. For information call 924-9255.

Puchalski is an assistant professor in health care sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington.

Workshop examines prayer through dance

A guide to expressing prayer through movement will be offered at a March workshop, "A Lenten Journey Through Sacred Gesture: A Day of Recollection."

The event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 will feature Sister Yoo Soo Kim, a liturgical dancer; Joe Camacho, composer and musician; and Brother Dennis Schmitz, a student of liturgical dancer Carla DeSola. It is sponsored by the Sacred Dance Guild, the Marianist Center of Hawaii and the Big Island Liturgy and Arts Center.

The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. No dance experience is required. Participants should wear loose clothing and bring a lunch.

Call Schmitz, 735-4801, for information.

Forum on AIDS set at St. Andrew's

"Facing AIDS," a forum on efforts to fight the epidemic of the disease in Africa, will be presented at 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Andrew's Cathedral's Tenney Theatre.

The Rev. Brian Sellers Peterson of the national Episcopal Church Office of Relief and Development will discuss the efforts of an alliance of Episcopal parishes.

Drew Kovack, director of HIV services with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, will also speak. A documentary film, "Pandemic: Facing AIDS," will be shown.

The event is free and open to the public.


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