October is the month of the founding of the teachings when God the Parent received Oyasama as His living shrine on October 26, 1838 and conveyed the teachings through the spoken word, the writing brush and by example through Oyasma’s 50-year Divine Model. All Tenrikyo churches will be commemorating this day of Origin at their respective Monthly Service day. Please join us this Sunday at the Pearl Church October Grand Service at 10:00am.
October Grand Service
October 14, 2018, 10am
Tenriko Pearl Church
1634 10th Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
At the same time let us pray for the others we know who are ill or injured and for the victims and survivors of conflict and disasters around the world.
The Mission HQ of Hawaii (Dendocho) has been making contributions toward relief aid: $2k for the Philippines Super Typhoon Mangkhut, $2k for the Western Japan flooding, $2k for the Big Island Lava damage, and $2k for Hurricane Lane relief. There’s more to come including Hurricane Florence and Michael in the Carolinas and Florida and the earthqake in tsunami in Indonesia. All these combined will virtually deplete the MHQ Emergency disaster relief fund and we need to step up and replenish those funds so that we may continue to lend that helping hand to those in need. Please donate whatever you can to help replenish the disaster relief fund!
Hurricane Harvey has caused massive flooding resulting in loss of life and property damage estimated in the billions.
Why does God allow this to happen? Where is God’s love in all this? Some people may say that this is part of God’s plan or God’s in control of everything. If God is all powerful why does God allow this to happen?
This and more as we pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and conduct the Service for Universal Salvation at Pearl Church
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!