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

2nd Annual Jarrett Pride Day 2017

A total of 7 members of Pearl Church helped run the Tenrikyo Pearl Church Bubble Drink booth which also featured a spur-of-the-moment Andagi sale as well at this year’s annual Jarrett Pride Day.

The event was a success given that we sold out on both bubble drinks and andagi, and the performances by the Jarrett Middle School Band, Ewa Makai Middle School Band, talent show participants, and ukulele clubs from other schools. There were also other games with prizes, a dunking booth, baked goods, food sales from local businesses, and Cultural booths.

Please check out the Jarrett Middle School Foundation Facebook page for more photos.

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!

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Jarrett Pride Day 2015

Sushi and Bubble Drink booth at Jarrett Pride Day

Hi members and friends,

Blessed with sunny weather and your support we were able to successfully conduct our first and hopefully annual Jarrett Pride Day. To have other faces represent our church was gratifying and shows how Pearl Church members are supporting the school. I think it was also good for you to see how we are making a difference in the community by supporting the Foundation. The atmosphere was so uplifting and positive. You can see the spirit in the kids, their parents, the teachers, the school support staff, the people in the foundation and the people in the community. I’m sure you were encouraged to see how the different organizations in the community and groups within the school all came together in support of Jarrett Pride Day. The teachers also got involved, helping at the games booths, helping with the bake sale, having the band and ukulele club perform and getting dunked a the dunking booth so many times including the Principal Dr. Kuba!

Jarrett Foundation booth at Jarrett Pride Day

We hope to do this every year! The kids (and everyone) can see how caring and nurturing this community is. When they get older they will remember and know how important this event is. They will come back as supporters or start their own pride day in the communities they live.

Thank you for helping at the Sushi, Bubble drink and the Foundation Booth!

Rev. Owen & Taeko Nakao

Jarrett Middle School Foundation website

 

 

Jarrett Middle School Foundation Annual Dinner Foundation 2014

Jarrett_foundation_flier_2014Dear Members and Friends,

As part of our work in the Palolo Valley community, I serve on the Jarrett Middle School Foundation which raises awareness and funds to help the students (which are mostly from the Palolo Low Income apartments) of Jarrett attend school activities such as school excursions, 6th grade camp, purchase band instruments, uniforms for the cross country team, etc. Many teachers spend their own money to help the needy students, but they need to know that the community is behind them. It is absolutely vital that we support the teachers that are mentoring the young people in our valley. They serve as role models that help to reduce delinquency. If the community and teachers don’t care, the children become problems in our community later.

Just last week five teenage boys robbed the store next door (Number One Store) with two cases of beer. I felt helpless as I saw the store owner struggle with the boys and called the police. I yelled at the store owner to just let them go, which he did eventually. Getting hurt over two cases of beer was not worth it.

This incident reminds me that there is delinquency in the valley and that we need to work together to bring up the children in right way. They say “It takes a village to raise a child.”

This year we will be celebrating our 20th year and I’d like to call on our members and friends to support our cause by joining in the annual dinner fundraiser on Saturday, November 15. See attached. If you want to join our table, no need to submit the form, just let me know and make your check payable to Tenrikyo Pearl Church. We will reserve your seat and make the payment together with everyone for our table.

Mahalo,
Owen Nakao

Jarrett Foundation Dinner 2014 Flier (pdf)

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