One-month Spiritual Development Course 2017

How can we live a happy and prosperous life? How can we improve our health and solve our problems? Find answers to questions like these and experience the true joy of life through attending the Spiritual Development Course. In the safe and nurturing environment of Mission Headquarters, you will:

  • learn the true purpose of life by helping one another and practicing the Teachings in actual situations
  • experience the joy of having faith.
  • learn the teachings of Tenrikyo and be trained spiritually

Sign up and take the first step to a bright and hopeful future!

Date: Sunday, June 18 (Registration 3:00pm) – Thursday, July 13, 2017

Contact us if you are interested!

Shuyokai Flier 2017

*Applications due by Sunday, May 14, 2017

BGA Camp & Pearl Church Mini Bazaar

The Annual Tenrikyo Hawaii Boys & Girls Association Spring Camp & General Meeting was held last weekend from March 24th through the 27th. A total of 79 participating children plus approximately 30 adult volunteers helped at the highly successful camp.

Our annual Mini Bazaar & Rummage Sale is coming up this Sunday, April 2 from 8am to 12noon. Please come and join us!

Owen’s specialty homemade raisin and white bread. Very popular in the congregation.

Annual BGA Spring Camp and Pearl Church Mini Bazaar & Rummage Sale 2017

The annual BGA Spring Camp is coming up this weekend on Friday – Sunday, March 24-26. Please help out whenever you can.

Our next Mini-bazaar and Rummage Sale is on the following weekend on Sunday, April 2nd from 8am-12noon. We will be needing help on Friday: setup canopies, signage, tables and merchandise, Saturday: Sorting and Pricing; Sunday: 7am help make spam musubi and cone sushi, 8am: cashiering (food and merchandise); help cashier add up purchases, bag or box items, sales (talk to the people, ask them how they heard about the rummage sale, spread aloha and goodwill, answering questions, help people make their purchase); help people carry their purchases to their car, etc.

Homemade food for sale at Mini-Bazaar 2015

Please print out flier, pass out to friends.

TPC MB-Rummage Sale Flyer 20170402

Jarrett Pride Day and March Monthly Service 2017

Aloha followers and friends!

I would like to thank all who came to help and those who did Hinokishin behind the scenes for the 2nd Annual Jarrett Pride Day held on March 4th at Jarrett Middle School. The Pearl Church booth sold spam musubi, bubble drinks and also for the first time andagi. All items were sold out by about 1:30pm. Closing time was 2pm. Please see the Pearl Church and the Jarrett Middle School Foundation facebook for photos!

100% of net proceeds amounting to $372 was donated to Jarrett Middle School Foundation.

This Sunday, March 12th is monthly service day. Please join us in performing the service for universal salvation!

This month’s sermon will focus on the Honseki (main seat) Rev. Izo Iburi who bestowed the Grant of Sazuke and conveyed the Divine Directions after Oyasama withdrew from physical life. He was not Oyasama’s first follower. Why was he chosen to be Honseki and what kind of life did he live? We will answer these questions and more as we continue on our spiritual journey that will take us on the Path of the Joyous Life.

Sincerely,
Rev. Owen & Taeko Nakao

February Service 2017

Aloha Members and Friends!

When we’re down and out, depressed, shaken to our core or traumatized by a recent incident, we need to take a step back, calm our nerves and reevaluate our priorities.  Sometimes we are so shaken, we cannot function normally.

This is where our faith can carry us to overcome a tragedy or difficult situation and this is why having and practicing faith can lessen the impact.

In Tenrikyo performing the service and administering the Sazuke is central to our faith.  It is the “fundamental means to salvation.”  It answers the question of what is most important in our life!

To realize what’s important in our life, we need to first clean our spiritual lenses so we can see clearly what’s important and where we must go.  That’s why the first verse in the service says, “Sweep away all ills and save us Tenri O no Mikoto.” We repeat it 21 times to make a thorough cleansing.

On the path of the Joyous Life!

Rev. Owen & Taeko Nakao

Announcements

  • Thank you for bringing your deposit cans and bottles for our fundraising drive. We are still continuing our fundraising efforts that will help to reduce airfare for prospective Besseki attendees.
  • Also thank you very much for helping at the BGA Leadership Camp and annual New Year Park Cleanup and BBQ Picnic held last month. Two adult volunteers from Pearl Church helped to conduct the camp and five helped at the park cleanup and BBQ picnic at Stadium Park. Thank you for volunteering your time to do Hinokishin in the community!
  • The annual Tenri Cultural Center cleanup is scheduled for President’s day, Monday, February 20 from 9am. Lunch will be served at 11am.
  • Our next Rummage sale will be on Sunday, April 2nd, from 8am-12noon. Please bring any items you wish to donate from today till two days before the sale. To those of you who’ve already donated items, thank you very much. Setup and pricing will on Saturday, the day prior.
  • The annual BGA Spring Camp and 42nd GM will be held next month on March 24-26, Friday-Sunday. We would like to ask for everyone’s hinokishin.
    Please take advantage of these activities accomplish several tasks at one time:

    • Sweep away your mental dusts and further your spiritual growth.
    • Do nioigake by inviting friends and family.
    • Transmit the faith to the next generation.
    • Plant seeds of sincerity by sharing the joy of faith to the people around you and the community.

Upcoming Events for February and March 2017

Aloha members and friends!

1. The annual TCC (Tenri Cultural Center) general cleaning is coming up this Monday, President’s Day, February 20th, from 9am to 11am.  Lunch will be served at 11am. Please join us in joy and gratitude to keep the Cultural Center beautiful and the treasure it is!

2. The 2nd Annual Jarrett Pride Day is coming up on March 4, 2017, Saturday from 10am – 2pm.  Pearl Church will be selling spam musubi and bubble drink with net proceeds going to Jarrett Foundation!  There will be games, food and live entertainment.

Jarrett Middle School has made great strides in positive behavior, academics and general overall atmosphere over the years with its dedicated teachers and staff.  But with the present young principal Dr. Reid Kuba making positive changes, the community can truly be proud of this school.  But it needs our support!

See attached flier!  And feel free to forward to friends and family!

Sincerely,
Rev. Owen & Taeko Nakao

Jarrett Middle Flyer.pdf

Jarrett Foundation Annual Dinner & Silent Auction 2016

Tenrikyo Pearl Church would like to ask for your support for the Jarrett Middle School Foundation in joining in their Jarrett Foundation Annual Dinner & Silent Auction.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Japanese Cultural Center
Doors open at 5:30 pm

$600 Reserve Table
$60 Individual Seat

Please join us
as we celebrate our 2016 Circle of Honor Inductee!

Download the Flyer Invitation & send your donation via mail!

Continue reading Jarrett Foundation Annual Dinner & Silent Auction 2016

Bazaar Mahalo!

Thank you very much everyone! The 46th Annual Bazaar was successfully held with most of the items being sold out near the bazaar end-time of 2pm. Most important of all without any major negative incident or accident!

I heard many good comments about the bazaar. “This is a really great bazaar!” “I come every year, I really enjoy this bazaar!” And the people just kept coming in a steady stream. If people keep coming it tells you something. Everyone is smiling, enjoying the food, picnicking under a shady tree, and having a good time with great food and entertainment!

This is a really special bazaar and I feel very privileged to be part of it. People try to figure out what is that makes the bazaar great by saying, “this bazaar is very organized!”

I believe that one reason is the location. We’ve been really blessed with a beautiful property with shady trees and a fresh breeze. The other of course is the people’s sincere hinokishin.

People like Helen Takata, 98 years old who took on the responsibility of selling the used books and shoes, several years ago. God bless her! Now with her daughters Judith and Christine helping, it’s become a popular item! She fell and hit her head on the concrete walkway on the Saturday before the bazaar. She went to the hospital bleeding with a big lump on her head. She comes back the next day to help at the bazaar! Of course we had her sit down! She says, “I love the bazaar, I love serving the people who come!”

I would like to thank Bishop and Mrs. Yamanaka for their support, their “hands on” hinokishin assistance and leadership. Thank you to the many members and friends who have made invaluable contributions in time, physical and emotional effort, material and financial contributions for the success of the bazaar!

Please have your respective church members and friends join us for the Bazaar Mahalo luncheon on Sunday September 18th at Mission HQ after the monthly service.

Evaluation meeting on Monday, September 26 at 9:45am (after Yohaishiki) and at 7pm. Please attend one or the other.

Mahalo!

Owen Nakao

The 46th Annual Tenrikyo Bazaar (2016) is on August 28th!

Rev. Owen Nakao, the chair of the Bazaar committee, would like to ask you come support us at the:

46th Annual TENRIKYO BAZAAR
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016
8:30 AM ~ 2:00 PM

Location

TENRI CULTURAL CENTER
Address: 2236 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu, HI
Across from Nuuanu Memorial Park

Parking also available at Kawananakoa Middle School on Funchal Street with free shuttle.

Please click this link for a PDF download for the flier:

Tenrikyo Bazaar 2016

Tenri Forum 2016 Registration has Opened

Aloha members and friends!

Under the theme “Pathways of Salvation,” the two day Tenri Forum seeks to explore the different ways ordinary people spread the “fragrance of the teachings,” and engage in activities that foster salvation work, share learning materials that allows us to convey the teachings in an effective manner, doing salvation work at work and open discussion on current issues.

The entire forum is conducted in English where Tenrikyo followers from mainly English-speaking countries around the globe, share their faith in a meaningful and fruitful dialogue.

Forum dates: Friday, July 15, through Saturday July 16, 2016 at Jiba. Attendees stay at 38th Moya.

Register here.

More information here.

So far 38 persons from the Hawaii congregation have put their names on the signup sheet at Hawaii Mission HQ, including Sharlene Fujisato, Lauren Nakagawa, Wesley Mikuni, Burt Iwata, Kyle Kikuchi, Michelle Inouye Kikuchi, Lewis, myself (a designated speaker), Rev. Colin Saito (speaker), Steve Nakao (speaker), Audrey Suga Nakagawa (speaker).

Sincerely,

Rev. Owen Nakao