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As of Saturday, September 27, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 12:04 a.m. HST, Sep 27, 2014

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Queen Emma Square, 524-2822, ext. 217. Choral evensong will feature music by Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, Cathedral Director of Music, under the direction of John Robert Renke, organist. The service, set for 5:30 p.m. Sunday will include the Institution American Guild of Organists officers. Visit www.thecathedralofstandrew.org.

All Believers Network. Mark Patterson returns from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to talk about lessons gained from implementing the Hawaiian tradition of "pu'uhonua to" (sanctuary) as warden of Women's Community Correctional Center. The monthly discussion is held at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. Patterson is now head of Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility. E-mail bishopSykes@hawaii.rr.com for information.

Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St., 261-0125. The Kailua church is holding its annual Harvest Fair bazaar 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4. The event will feature various foods, baked goods, arts and crafts, a silent auction, prayer tent, plants, and garage sale items. The Blood Mobile will also be available; appointments can be made directly with the Hawaii Blood Bank.

Video Series, 371-1219. A free four-part video series of Anthony de Mello's "A Rediscovery of Life" will be screened on consecutive Friday evenings, starting Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Central Union Church Women's Center. Organizer Richard Hennessey says de Mello was a master at integrating different spiritual traditions. Time will be allowed for meditation and discussion each week.

Dignity Honolulu (LGBT Catholics), 352-7558. Solidarity Sunday will be observed with a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace at 1184 Bishop St. for 10:30 a.m. Mass on Oct. 4. Also, a eucharistic liturgy at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 2062 South King St., will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4. The annual SS campaign of Dignity USA (since 1995) focuses on ending the violence (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) committed against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

The Solidarity Sunday brochure, which includes the pledge, prayer, and a rainbow ribbon, will be distributed at both locations. For information send email to honolulu@dignityusa.org; or visit http://honolulu.dignityusa.org.

Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., 949-2220. Dr. Anthony Iton will be the guest speaker for the annual free 2014 Watada Lecture Series, 5 p.m. Oct. 4. Iton's talk, "Tackling Health Inequity: A Practical Approach To Upstream Community Prevention," aims to encourage community action to improve access to healthy food, safety on the streets, green public parks, quality education and local employment opportunities. Grammy award-winning guitarist Jeff Peterson will perform. Drinks and pupus provided.

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, 215 N. Kukui St., 538-7778. The 108th Omatsuri or Thanksgiving Festival will be get underway at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 across the street from the Chinese Cultural Plaza downtown. The Mikoshi Gojinko ceremony, carrying the portable shrine, will precede the festival at 12:45 p.m..

Ceremonies will start at 2 p.m., supper at 2:30 p.m., and entertainment at 3 p.m. Entertainment includes the Kenny Endo Taiko ensemble, Japanese dancing, a magic show, karaoke, and a lucky number drawing.

Religion writer Pat Gee is writing a new blog called "In the Spirit," available free at inthespirit.staradvertiserblogs.com. Send announcements and photos of recent and future events to pgee@star­advertiser.com.

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