September 2014 Newsletter

Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Scholarship Award


Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Scholarship Award

Ashley Mizuo was awarded the 2014 Namiye Nakamura Scholarship. On behalf of the Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fu-jinkai, Ashley was presented with her scholarship check on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at our Sunday Service by Hono-lulu Jodo Shu President, Sally Hayashi. Ms. Hayashi read the letter from Jan Nakamura, Scholarship Chairperson which accompanied the check and also stated the best wishes from Hawaii Rengo Fujinkai President Eleanor Miyake.

August 2014 Newsletter

Richard Kimura

Guest Speaker at Father’s Day Service
Sunday, June 15, 2014

Richard Kimura who teaches Karate at Jodo Mission was our guest speaker on June 15, 2014. Kimura sensei gave an interesting talk about Karate as a form of marshal arts but he also tries to teach his students not only the fighting part or self- defense marshal arts but also you must have a heart—taking in- to consideration mind, body and soul.

One of the most interesting thing he mentioned was that as a former NCIS investigator, he said many of the criminals he encountered could have had their lives changed or gone in a different direction if only they had gone to church or had a teacher to guide them that it isn’t only the fighting that is important but you must balance your mind, body and soul.

August 2014 Services

  • August 3 at 8:00 am
    O-Toba Kuzushi (when the memorial tablets are taken down from the front yard) AND the Yagura is set up for Bon Dance
  • August 10 at 10:00 am
    Sunday English Service
    Sermon by Rev. Nakano (in English)
    Also a Scholarship presentation will be given to Ashley Mizuo on behalf of the Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai
  • August 12 & 13 at 7-9 pm
    Bon Dance Practice at Jodo Mission front lawn where you see the Yagura (Tuesday-Wednesday evening)
  • August 15 & 16
    Bon Dance at Jodo Mission of Hawaii
    4:30 pm Food booths open
    5:45 pm Jizo Bon Prayer
    6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Bon Dance
  • August 17 at 8:00 am
    Yagura Kuzushi (Bon Dance Clean-up)
  • August 24 at 10:00 am
    Sunday Service
    Sermon by Rev. Narashiba (in English)
  • August 31 at 10:00 am
    Sunday Service
    Guest Speaker: Corey Wong, Tai Chi Instructor (in English)