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COMMUNITY NEWS for March 12 issue

By Staff | Mar 12, 2015


Lahaina Baptist Church to welcome potential pastor

LAHAINA – Lahaina Baptist Church invites the community of West Maui to join them in welcoming Pastor Mark Boyd and his wife, Stacia, on Wednesday, March 18, in view of his call to be the potential pastor.

He will lead the Wednesday night Bible Study at 6 p.m. and the 8 and 10:15 a.m. services on Sunday, March 22. All are welcome.

Pastor Mark serves at Woodhaven Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. He and Stacia have two sons,

He has earned Master’s Degrees in Religious Education, Divinity, and Health Administration. Mark is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

This tabby cat was recently lost near Kale Street and Lahainaluna Road. The cat is not wearing a collar. Call Jan at 661-4183.

Pastor Mark was also the chief operations officer for Hospice in Texas, responsible for the terminally ill. He was subsequently promoted to chaplain and then CEO.

He has an extensive background in Missions training and has served as a pastor at a number of churches in Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information, call the church at 661-3725.


Vera to lead Maui Miracle Prophetic Service

Rosy Simas Danse will stage “We Wait in Darkness” on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Choreographer Simas is a Native American (Seneca) dancer and choreographer. She delved into the lives of the women in her family as inspiration for “We Wait in Darkness,” a multimedia performance made in collaboration with French Composer François Richomme. Through movement, sound and images, Simas explores her grandmother’s Seneca culture and its matrilineal society. She takes the audience on a journey through a contemplative and fierce experience of displacement and homecoming. Tickets are $12, $32 or $42; call 242-SHOW.

WAILUKU – People of all faiths are invited to a Maui Miracle Prophetic Service with Rich Vera hosted by Church on the Go Inc. on Saturday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at War Memorial Gym.

This event is free to the community, and all are invited. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Pastor Vera has served under the ministry leadership of Pastor Benny Hinn for years. He preaches all over the world.

For more information, visit “http://www.churchonthego.us/ministry-in-action/category/miracle-prophetic-service”>www.churchonthego.us/ministry-in-action/category/miracle-prophetic-service.


Lahaina Arts Society will hold Fine Art Fairs in Banyan Tree Park on March 14-15 and 29. Join the crowd for live music and check out the paintings, ceramics, photography, glass art, woodcarvings, jewelry and baskets. The art fair and galleries in the Old Lahaina Courthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 661-0111.

MACC to screen ‘Symphony Of The Soil’

KAHULUI – Deborah Koons Garcia’s film “Symphony of the Soil” will be shown on Friday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater.

The Merwin Conservancy presents the latest film in The Green Room series. The event also includes Q&A with filmmaker Garcia.

“Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet,” wrote a critic with The New York Times.

Drawing from cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom, “Symphony of the Soil” is an exploration of the miraculous substance soil and the elaborate relationships between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists, working farmers and ranchers, the film examines soil science, our human relationship with soil, and the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development.

Importantly, “Symphony of the Soil” is a compelling look at the possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

Garcia’s first documentary film, “The Future of Food” in 2004, was the canary in the coalmine, examining corporate domination of our food supply and the first major film to cover genetic engineering.

Her second film, “Symphony of the Soil,” has won numerous awards and been screened at universities, festivals and venues around the world. In 2013, she received the John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award.

The Green Room is generously sponsored by FIM Group; all ticket sales benefit The Merwin Conservancy. Tickets are $35 ($10 for students), which includes a post-event reception with pupus and live music.