Invitation to Sunday Service on January 29, 2023: PROJECT DANA 34TH ANNUAL VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATION SERVICE

Published January 27, 2023 by

Dear Moiliili Hongwanji Members and Friends,

I hope this email finds you well within the Compassionate Light of Amida Buddha.  I would like to invite you and your family to our Sunday Service at Moiliili Hongwanji. 


*Time: 9:00 am
*We hold Sunday Service in a hybrid setting. You can join us either in person or via Zoom. 

  • Kansho (Temple Bell)
  • Welcome 
  • Introduction of Guests 
  • Offering of Flowers and Lights 
  • Moment of Meditation
  • Words of Welcome by Executive Director Cyndi Osajima 
  • Vandana & Ti-Sarana
  • Sutra Chanting: “Sanbutsuge” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Gatha: “Dana Rainbow” 
  • Dharma Message: Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani “The Spirit of Dana” 
  • Guest Speaker: From the Project Dana Caring for the Caregiver Support Group 
  • Special Recognition: CVS/Longs Drugs 
  • Song: “Do You Really Care”  
  • Offertory Presentation 
  • Recognition and Thanks to All Volunteers 
  • Nembutsu 
  • Acknowledgments & Announcements

In-Person: Anyone is welcome to attend in person. Refreshments after the Service.

Online: Please click the Zoom link* to join in the service starting at 9:00 a.m.


  • Feel free to invite your family and friends to our Sunday Service. Your donation is greatly appreciated.  <Donate Now>
  • Request for Altar Flowers: We are always in need of flowers for our Temple and Columbarium altars. If you have flowers that are long-lasting or tall greens to share, please bring them to the temple by 4:30 pm on Thursdays or by 8:00 am on Fridays. Ginger and heliconia are good examples. Thank you for your help.  
  • Hongwanji Passport Program – Did you receive your passport?  If not, please pick up one at the temple.  Collect six stickers by visiting temples/Offices in the Honolulu District (Betsuin, Jikoen, Windward, Moiliili, HQ, and BSC).  Attached is the flyer.  
  • February 5 – Monthly Remembrance Service.  Contact the temple office if you would like to honor your loved ones who passed away in the month of February.  
  • February 12 – Nirvana Day Service with Rev. David Nakamoto (Retired Kaikyoshi-ho Minister) 
  • February 19 – Sunday Service with Dr. Carl Becker.  General Membership Meeting.  Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s Party)
  • White Way Broadcast every Saturday at KZOO Radio (AM1210) from 7:45 am-8:00 am. Listen to KZOO Radio Online (Click “Listen to KZOO” on their website) – 1/28 Speaker: Mrs. Joanne Kealoha (President, Moiliili Hongwanji Mission) 
  • Archive of the White Way Radio Broadcasts 

Toshiyuki Umitani
Resident Minister, Moiliili Hongwanji Mission 

*The Sunday Service Zoom link remains the same each week. To receive the Sunday Service Zoom link, please contact the office, or subscribe to our Weekly Email of announcements from our home page.

Additional announcements:

1/29 Sunday: Project Dana at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission’s 34th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Service. (hybrid)

When: Sunday January 29, 2023 9:00 am

Place: Moiliili Hongwanji

Please join us in observing the 34th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Service at Moiliili Hongwanji.

Speakers will include:Rev. Umitani, Resident Minister and a guest speaker from Caring from the Caregiver Support Group. A special recognition to Longs/CVS for their partnership and support of Project Dana will take place.

This is a time to meet (in person or zoom) friends, volunteers, supporters and guests of Project Dana.

We hope to see you there.

902 University Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Telephone: (808) 945-3736 Fax: (808) 942-1154

1/30: An evening with Ronald C. White on the topic Wisdom and Compassion

Insights on Healing a Deeply Divided Nation  

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address — Then and Now  

When: Monday, January 30, 2023 , 7:00 to 9:00 pm  

Where: In-person at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
(Room to be determined.)
1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii
Please enter the temple campus from Lusitana Street.  

Ronald C. White

Ronald C. White is the author of two New York Times bestselling presidential biographies. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant [2016] won the 2017 William Henry Seward Award for “Excellence in Civil War Biography.” He is also the author of A. Lincoln: A Biography [2009].  USA Today said, “If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A. LINCOLN.”   His new book, Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest Presidentwas published in May 2021.  He is the narrator of the Random House Audiobook for Lincoln in Private.    He has also written Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, a New York Times Notable Book, and The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words, a Los Angeles Times bestseller.  

He is presently writing a comprehensive biography of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the Bowdoin college professor who was the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg.  After the Civil War Chamberlain became Governor Maine, President of Bowdoin College, and a foremost lecturer on the Civil War.   Dr. White is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary, receiving a Ph.D. in Religion and History from Princeton University.  He is a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum in Washington, D.C.  He has taught at UCLA, Whitworth University, Colorado College, and Princeton Theological Seminary.  He has lectured at the White House and been interviewed on the PBS NewsHour.  He has spoken on Lincoln in England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and New Zealand.  He lives with his wife Cynthia in Pasadena California.  

2/19: Save the Date! Join us for our annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s Luncheon) on Sunday, February 19th, 2023

Join us for our annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s Luncheon) on Sunday, February 19th, 2023 to be held at our temple! Temple service begins at 9:00am followed by the General Membership Meeting & Luncheon (starts at 11:15am).

$20/per person. Food will be provided by Triple RTS. Reserve your seat today!

Also, the popular Silent Auction is back! We are now seeking donations- brand new items or gift cards. Drop off your donations to the temple by Feb. 5th. Silent Auction opens at 8am, closes at 12pm. Must be present to win. All proceeds will benefit the temple. We look forward to seeing you there.

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