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Temple President's Message for September 2017

To the Temple members of Salinas Buddhist Temple and friends of the temple:

I am happy to report that Rev. Yugo Fujita was finally able to move into the new residence on Saturday August 12th. I would like to thank Don Yoshimura and Davis Onitsuka and others for helping to move the big items from the old residence to the new residence on Saturday just before Sachi Kawahira funeral. I have a long list of people who helped to get the new residence ready for the move. Thank you to the BWA for the donation of money for the house and the help in cleaning the residence before the move. The YBA helped to paint some of the rooms in the house, and thanks to Alesia Uchida and her family in organizing this effort. Alesia Uchida also donated some furniture for the house. It was a complete Temple membership effort and I thank everyone who was involved.

In September, there will be three main events taking place at the Temple. On Sunday September 17th, we are having the Autumn Ohigan & Shotsuki Service and also celebrating the Grandparents Day. On Sunday September 24th, we are having our annual Tri Tip BBQ fundraiser for the Temple. Finally, on Saturday September 30th at 7:00 PM we are having a new social event called "cheese tasting social" for the tri- temple members, former YABA and YBA alumni, and we also welcome any potential new members. Please be sure to put these events on your calendar.

On October 29th, our Temple is the host for the 2017 Coast District Nembutsu Family Conference. Since it is close to Halloween the theme of the conference is “Together with the Buddha at Halloween.” We are having Rev. Yushi Mukojima from Mt. View to be the Japanese service guest speaker, and Rev. David Matsumoto from IBS will be the English service guest speaker. The kids and youth should wear their Halloween costumes and they will be decorating pumpkins at the event. We will be also having an activity for the adults at the conference and provide bento lunch for everyone. So please sign up for the conference. I want Salinas to have a good showing for the event.

In Gassho, Gary Tanimura



藤田開教使が 8 12 日に新しい住宅へ引っ越ししたことをお知らせいたします。Don Yoshimura さん と Davis Onitsuka さん、また引っ越しを手伝ってくださった多くの方々に感謝致します。私は引っ越しのた めに手伝ってくださった方々の長いリストをもっています。仏教婦人会は引っ越し前の掃除をしてくださ ったり、多額の寄付をしてくださいました。YBA はいくつかの部屋を塗って、Alesia Uchida さんと家族も また、塗ることを手伝ってくださりました。手伝ってくださった多くの方々に感謝致します。

・今月仏教会は3つの予定行事があります。9 月 17 日に、お彼岸・祥月法要 Grandparents day も共に。9 月 24 日日曜日、トライティップバーベキュー資金集めがあります。9 月 30 日土曜日、午後 7 時からチー ズ&ワイン親睦会があります。

10 29 日、仏教会は沿岸教区念仏家族大会があります。テーマは、“Together with the Buddha at Halloween”です。マウンテンビュー仏教会の向嶋先生が日本語のご講師、IBS Rev. David Matsumoto が 英語のご講師です。子共達はコスチュームをして、カボチャ切りの工作をします。また、大人用の活動も 用意しています。BOX 弁当も用意する予定です。前もって予約をお願い致します。どうぞお越しくださ い。


Gary Tanimura