Aloha mai kākou,
You are invited to participate in a statewide vigil that embraces all religions in order to collectively provide spiritual and emotional healing for the victims and the survivors of the Maui fires. Together, we will lift up our prayers and meditations on Friday September 1. Television news stations will be sharing this vigil on their various stations throughout the day. Let us be one community who stands with our beloved brothers and sisters. Please share this invitation to your contacts and please invite anyone to attend. The physical locations on each island where people can attend if they so choose are listed below. We encourage houses of faith to join us in opening your sanctuaries to offer prayers.
On Oʻahu, Kawaiahaʻo Church will be having an Eccumenical prayer service at 12:00 pm, open for all faiths. If you are attending and would like to offer a prayer, please reply to this email. We are advising any clergy or persons in pastoral leadership positions to please wear your robes or appropriate attire as fit.
Kahu Kenneth Makuakane
Senior Pastor, Kawaiahao Church
- Maui – UH Maui Campus, 310 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului, at Noon. Kumu Hula Hōkūlani Holt will lead the noon ceremony in partnership with kumu hula, cultural practitioners, and leaders from diverse faiths (please arrive by 11:30 am and connect with Kumu Hula Hōkūlani Holt).
- Moloka‘i – Kapuāiwa, Kalaniana‘ole Hall, west end, 605 Maunaloa Hwy., Kaunakakai from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Kumu Hula Mikiala Pescaia will lead the sunset vigil in partnership with kumu hula, cultural practitioners including Walter Ritte, and leaders from diverse faiths (please arrive by 5 pm and connect with Kumu Hula Mikiala Pescaia).
- Kaua‘i – Kaua‘i Community College, 3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Hwy., Līhu‘e, at Noon. Kumu Hula Kehaulani Kekua will lead the noon ceremony in partnership with kumu hula, cultural practitioners, and leaders from diverse faith (please arrive by 11:30 am and connect with Kumu Hula Kehaulani Kekua).
- O‘ahu – Thomas Square, 925 S Beretania St., Honolulu, at Noon. Kumu Hula Mehana Hind will lead the noon ceremony in partnership with kumu hula, cultural practitioners, and leaders from diverse faiths(please arrive by 11:30 am and connect with Kumu Hula Mehana Hind).
Kawaiaha‘o Church, 957 Punchbowl St. in Honolulu at Noon. Kahu Kenneth Makuakāne will lead the noon ceremony and processional with leaders from diverse faiths. (Please contact Kahu at email@example.com
with questions. Arrive by 11:30 am. Parking is available in the church lot, or the lot located at the corner of Punchbowl St. and King Street; directly across the main entry driveway to Kawaiaha‘o Church. Authorized parking stalls will be marked on the parking meters.)
- Hawai‘i Island. All faiths are encouraged to hold their own, in-place vigil and to stream the sunrise, noon, or sunset
- Four Corners at Kumukahi in Puna at Sunrise. Pule by Uncle Keone Kalawe.
- Liliuokalani Gardens, Lihiwai St., in Hilo at Noon. Ceremony led by Rabbi Rachel Short in partnership with Interfaith Communities in Action.
- Old A’s Pavilion 3&4, 75-5500 Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona at Sunset. Ceremony led by Kumu Ka‘ea Lyons.
- Lāna‘i. To be determined.