Enclosed is a pledge form including donor pledge amount; pledge/gift categories, payment options, etc. We humbly urge you to consider your pledge, complete the form and return it to the temple as soon as possible. We have to have all pledges paid in full by March 31, 2019, at the latest.
As part of the celebration, Bishop Kodo Umezu has agreed to be our principle guest speaker. We hope to also have a temple member (not yet determined) to gather and present a historic retrospect of the past 50 years.
Bishop Umezu will also conduct the Sarana Affirmation Ceremony. Anyone (including family members) who have not yet received a “Homyo” (Buddhist name) is encouraged and invited to take advantage of this opportunity. Parents should request for minor children. Contact the temple for separate application forms for each of you. Absolute deadline is March 31, 2019, but please apply as soon as possible so all paperwork can be completed. There is a charge of $60 per applicant and each will receive a certificate and gift.
We hope as many as possible will mark June 23, 2019 on your 2019 calendars now to save the date. We plan to have updates in the coming months to keep you informed, as well as an official invitation for the celebration.