Announcements

 August 2017 Ceremony Announcements


The latest edition of the International Journal has arrived. Please pick up your copy before you leave!


As last month, we will exchange # 8 after the ceremony concludes. Once we have finished exchanging Light, we will clean our chairs before returning them to the storage closet.


Right before we exchange #8, we will take a group photo in front of the altar with our dear friend, Saori Shocho. Be sure to have your Yokattane smiles primed and ready. Shocho will be leading a meeting with the group coordinators approximately 30 minutes from now. We encourage all group coordinators to attend.


On Saturday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m., there will be a meeting for members who offer receptionist service. The purpose of the meeting is to talk about how to be an effective receptionist and to share an important update. If you’re a center receptionist, please attend this important meeting!

On Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, the center will be holding its annual picnic and overnight camping trip at the beautiful farm in Sperryville, Virginia. Check out the bulletin board in the lobby for more details!


Due to some scheduling issues, the September Monthly Thanksgiving Ceremony is now scheduled for Sunday, September 3 and the October Monthly Thanksgiving Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, October 22. Please mark your calendars!


Our next Primary Spiritual Development Course is scheduled for September 15-17, 2017. Our former center director, Kitatani Shunin will be the lecturer for all 3 days! As always, we would appreciate any service you can provide in support of the course.


A few updates concerning outreach events:

On July 22, 72 guests joined us for a White House tour. Some of them received Light at the center after the tour. A big thank you is due to everyone who helped.

We will be having an open house at the center on Sunday, August 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. We hope you will invite your family and friends. Please sign up if you can bring food or are planning to bring guests.

On Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3, we will be giving Light at Karmafest at Fellowship Farm in Pottstown, PA. Please contact our coordinator if you would like to participate.


We are very pleased to announce that Sukyo Mahikari now has an official website for the entire organization. This site is currently available in both Japanese and English. Efforts are underway to determine how to best incorporate content for the regions and centers. In the meantime, the North American website- along with our website- will continue to be in use for the foreseeable future. The address for the page is www.sukyomahikari.or.jp.


July 2017 Ceremony Announcements


There will be an emergency preparedness discussion by our Ceremony Coordinator after the Ceremony.


Like last month, we will exchange # 8 after the ceremony concludes. Once we have finished exchanging Light, we will clean our chairs before returning them to the storage closet. A member of the support staff will hand a damp towel to the person at the end of each row. Please wipe down the back and the seat of your chair, and then pass the towel to the person sitting next to you.


Shocho will be leading a class on the care of Goshintai thirty minutes from now. If you currently have a Goshintai or will be receiving one, we hope you can join us.


We would like to announce some family transfers to other centers and as a result new coordinator assignments at our center.


Thank you to the members who supported the Holistic Expo in Virginia Beach last weekend. We gave Light to 94 people there. It was a fantastic event!


We would like to remind you that the August Monthly Thanksgiving Ceremony will be held on August 6, the first weekend of the month. Please mark your calendars.


On Sunday, August 13, 1 – 3 pm Come and enjoy a positive energy called “Light” from the hands of Sukyo Mahikari practitioners during our Open House. There will be a brief presentation about the Light from 1:45pm to 2:15pm and refreshments. Everything, including the food is free. To register or ask questions contact our center at (202) 328-5903 or wdccenter@yahoo.com. For more information please visit our Facebook page as well.


Last but certainly not least, the latest edition of the International Journal has arrived. Please pick up your copy on the way out.


June 2017 Ceremony Announcements


Like last month, we will exchange # 8 after the ceremony concludes. Once we have finished exchanging Light, we will clean our chairs before returning them to the storage closet.


Shocho will be meeting with group coordinators today at around 12:30 pm. If you’re a group coordinator, we hope you can join Shocho for this important meeting!


On Friday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m., we will hold a ceremony to commemorate Sukuinushisama’s ascension to the spiritual realm.


Our center will host the Educators Conference on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. The altar room will not be available for light giving from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, and 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday. Thank you for your understanding.


DC’s next primary spiritual development course will be held from June 30 – July 2. Our very own Saori Shocho will be the lecturer for the first 2 days; Roberts Hosa will be the lecturer and bestow Omitamas on the 3rd day.


We will be giving Light at the Holistic Expo on July 8 and 9 in Virginia Beach. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the lobby.


We have also scheduled a US Capitol tour on Saturday, July 8 at 9:10 a.m. Afterwards, we will have a reception for guests at the center at 12 noon. 


We have received the latest, “new and improved” edition of the Primary Course textbook for members.  Copies are available for $10 through Yobunken.


Last but certainly not least, we are very pleased to announce that a picture book of Seishusama is being published. The photographs are from previous Mahikari magazines and picture books of Seishusama’s Tours of Light. Captions will be in Japanese and English. The book is set to have 150 pages and the expected price will be about $30.00.  While no payment is due now, you will need to reserve a copy so that World HQ knows how many copies to print. Members should sign up by June 15 to reserve a copy of the book. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the lobby.


May 2017 Ceremony Announcements

We recently gave Light to 51 people at the Faerie Festival and 69 people at Karmafest. If you participated in these events, please stand up! Thank you!

We have received the latest, “new and improved” edition of the Primary Course textbook.  Copies are available for $10 through yobunken.

Related to the yobunken, someone recently ordered a one-year subscription to the International Journal, but neglected to put their name on the order form. If you recently placed an order- and you paid in cash, please see the coordinator.

 June promises to be a BIG MONTH at our center!

On Saturday, June 3 from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm those who have completed the advanced course will be giving Light all day at the center. Also, there will be a youth group activity on the same day, starting at 12:30 p.m. Please do come to exchange light!

On Saturday, June 10 from 12:30 – 2:30 there will be a study class for new members. All are welcome, not just new members!

After the June Monthly Thanksgiving Ceremony, Shocho will hold a meeting with the group coordinators. The meeting is scheduled to start 30 minutes after ceremony finishes and run for an hour.

On Saturday, June 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. there will be preparatory course for Primary Spiritual Course candidates

On Friday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m., we will hold a ceremony to commemorate Sukuinushisama’s ascension to the spiritual realm. Assistant Regional Director William Roberts will be here and will share some reflections on Sukuinushisama following the ceremony.

On Saturday, June 24 and 25, the center will host the Educators Conference. The coordinator will provide more information on the conference right now. We are looking for people who can help with set up, clean up, serving refreshments, etc. Please contact the coordinator if you can offer your help.

From June 30 – July 2, 2017 our next Primary Spiritual Development Course will be held at our center. Our very own Saori Shocho will be the lecturer for the first 2 days; Roberts Hosa will be the lecturer and bestow Omitama on day 3.

On July 8 and 9, 2017 we will be giving Light at the Holistic Expo in Norfolk, VA. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the lobby.

On Saturday, July 8 at 9:10 a.m. we have scheduled our next a US Capitol tour. Afterwards there we will have a reception for guests at the center at 12 noon.  We are looking for people to bring and prepare refreshments and give light at the reception. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.  Please invite guests! 

The date of the August Monthly Thanksgiving Ceremony has been changed to August 6th. Please make a note of it!

On Saturday, September 9 we are planning to do a tour of the White House. Please register by June 9 with the coordinator .  The exact time of the tour will be determined later. 

There is a special treat today! After the closing prayer, we will have group light sessions of number 8. After the two sessions, we will all breakdown the room and prepare the center for more Light giving this afternoon. This will be a great opportunity for us to unite and work together for Su God! Don’t miss this great opportunity to help each other!

April 2017 Ceremony Announcements

Two weeks ago, we gave Divine Light to 102 people at the Holistic Expo in Hampton. Special thanks to all helpers for driving down and helping out.

On Saturday, April 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the center will host a reception for people who participated in Voice for Hope’s Energy, Happiness, Beauty and Wellness Workshop. Please come to the center to give Light to our guests


On May 5, 6 & 7, we will be giving Light at the Faerie Festival in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

On May 13 & 14, we will be giving Light at the Karmafest in Cockeysville, Maryland.

Sign-up sheets for both events are on the bulletin board in the lobby. Contact the coordinator for more details.


The next Intermediate Course will be held July 28-30 in Toronto, Canada. Deadline for applications and signup is May 1. Your visa and/or passport must be valid through February 2018 to attend.


The next Primary Spiritual Development Course will be June 30-July 2. We could use more helpers and coordinators, specifically to make meals or give #8. See the course coordinator for details.

Special note:  A revised edition of the Primary Course textbook is on its way. The cost is expected to be $10.


Lastly our Beautification Coordinator needs helpers and coordinators for monthly center cleaning. On the bulletin board, there is a notice that the next monthly center cleaning will take place Saturday, May 20 from 9:30 am to noon. We’ll be glad to provide you with rubber gloves.


March 2017 Ceremony Announcements

On March 5, we had a successful Hike and Light event at the center. Nine guests came to receive Light.


Our next Primary Spiritual Development Course will be held this coming weekend, from Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26. The lecturer for all 3 days will be Regional Manager, Mr. Ken Kitatani. Also, the Director of the New York Center, Mr. Hiroaki Higaki, will be here on the third day to bestow Omitamas. Please come to the center to review the teachings and support the candidates. Any service that you could provide to make the course a success would be greatly appreciated. Please see the course coordinator if you would like to help.


On Saturday, March 25 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, we will be giving Light at the Holistic and Wellness Expo at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. If you’re interested in joining us, there’s a sign-up sheet in the lobby. 

 

On Sunday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. (following the monthly ceremony), Shocho will lead a meeting of the center’s group coordinators. We encourage all group coordinators to attend.


The deadline to sign up for the 58th Anniversary Ceremony Tour in Japan is Friday, April 14, and the deadline to submit applications, along with the tour deposit, is Wednesday, May 10. A sign-up sheet and info concerning the tour are posted on the bulletin board in the kitchen. If you have any questions, please contact the Travel Coordinator.  


On Saturday, April 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the center will host a reception for people who participated in Voice for Hope’s Energy, Happiness, Beauty and Wellness Workshop. Please come to the center to give Light to our guests.  The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board next to the front door.  Members are also welcome to come to the workshop which will be held Friday and Saturday near Dupont Circle.  Details are at http://www.voiceforhope.org/events/


February 2017 Ceremony Announcements

There will be a study class after today’s ceremony on the care of Goshintai. The class- which will start at 12:45- is intended for Advanced Course members, group coordinators, and those offering regular center coverage, such as overnight security and receptionist service. Please join us!

    On Monday, February 27, we will be holding a ceremony at 7:00 pm to commemorate the birth of our Holy Founder, Sukuinushisama. We hope you can join us. As you know, we are normally closed on Mondays, but have decided to open the center for the entire day. Please come to the center to celebrate Sukuinushisama’s birthday!

    Our new Center Director, Mrs. Fukushima, will arrive on Saturday, March 11 and will lead next month’s ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, March 19.

    Make note that Kathy will be out of the center from March 4-23 on vacation.


    We have two upcoming outreach activities to share with you:

* On Saturday, March 4, Bruce will lead a “Hike, Light, and Tour of the Air and Space Museum.” We ask members to offer Light to our guests from noon – 2:00 pm. If you are available, please join us. More information is on the bulletin board at the center.


* On Saturday March 25, from 10 AM to 5:00 PM, we will be giving Light at the Holistic and Wellness Expo at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. If you’re interested in joining us, there’s a sign up sheet in the lobby. 


Our next Primary Spiritual Development Course will be held from Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26. The lecturer for all 3 days will be Regional Manager, Mr. Ken Kitatani. Also, the Director of the New York Center, Mr. Hiroaki Higaki, will be here on the third day to bestow Omitamas on the candidates.

If you are interested in joining the 58th Anniversary Ceremony of Sukyo Mahikari Tour at the Main World Shrine, please sign up by April 14.

For other details please visit our Google Calendar page.


January 2017 Ceremony Announcements

 This year’s Intermediate Course will be held in Toronto, Canada, from July 28-30. Details have been posted on the bulletin board in the lobby and will be distributed by email very soon. If you plan on registering for the course as a candidate or a reviewer, please submit your application and course offering by May 1. While the official course deadline is May 15, we need a little extra time to prepare and translate the applications into Japanese.

If you are planning to attend and are a US citizen, please make sure that your passport is up to date and won’t expire until January 2018. If you are not a citizen, please check online to determine if you need a visa to enter Canada.

There is a sign-up sheet on the lobby bulletin board for the Intermediate Course. Please indicate if you’re planning to drive or if you need a ride, and if you would like to share a hotel room. Our travel coordinator, Ganesh Thirungana, will help to connect people who need help with transportation and lodging.


September 2016 WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Saturday-Sunday, September 3-4, 10 am-6 pm     Karmafest, Pottstown, PA 
                                                                   
FridaySeptember 9,  10:30 am-6 pm            Receive #8 from Houston Shocho   
                                    
SaturdaySeptember 10, 12 noon                 SUZA Harmonization Prayer
                                                                    (Divine Song: Japanese Pg. 196-197, English Pg. 291-293)

SundaySeptember 11,  1:00 pm Shidobucho Study Class: "How to Attain True Happiness" 

ThursdaySeptember 15, 1am-5:30 pm      Receive #8 from Staff, Kathy Baumann


SaturdaySeptember 17,     9:30-12 pm        Center Monthly Cleaning
                                    10:15 am                  Support Staff Meeting
                                 
SundaySeptember 18,   10 am                    Monthly Ceremony with Center Director Houston (Please arrive ½ hr early)
                                                                    (Divine Song: Japanese Pg. 196-197, English Pg. 291-293)
                                    12:30-2 pm              Art of True Light Study Class
 
ThursdaySeptember 22, 1am-6 pm          Receive #8 from Rei Doshi

Fri.-Sun., September 23-25                        9am-5pm  WDC Center holds a Primary Spiritual Development Course

August 2016 WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Monday, August 1,     7:00 pm                  SUZA Harmonization Prayer
                                                                 (Divine Song: Japanese Pg. 186)
                                                                
SaturdayAugust 6,     10:00 am - 7:00 pm  Receive #8 from Staff, Chipkuan Lim

SaturdayAugust 6 - SundayAugust 7        Center Picnic, Lessard Farm, Sperryville, VA


SundayAugust 14, 1:00 noon – 3:30 pm   Preparatory Class for Primary Spiritual Development Course
                             10:30 am - 5:00 pm      Receive #8 from Staff, Kathy Baumann


Saturday, August  209:30 - 12:00 noon     Center Monthly Cleaning 
                           10:15 am                       Support Staff Meeting

SundayAugust 21,  10:00 am                    Monthly Ceremony with Center Director Houston (Please arrive ½ hr early)
                           12:30 - 2:00 pm             Group Coordinator Study Class 

FridayAugust  26,    11 am- 5:00 pm         Receive #8 from Staff, Kathy Baumann

SaturdayAugust 271:00 noon – 3:30 pm  Preparatory Class for Primary Spiritual Development Course

May 2016 WDC Center Calendar Highlights
SundayMay 1, 12:00 noon                      SUZA Harmonization Prayer  (Divine Song: Japanese P.153)
                       
                        1
:00 pm - 3:00 pm         
Sukyo Mahikari Center Open House for members and guests 
                                                              Receive 
Light and enjoy food 
and refreshments.

                        10:00 am - 6:00 pm          Fairie Festival, Spoutwood Farm

Thursday, May 5 10:30 am - 5:30 pm         Receive #8 from Staff, Kathy Baumann

SundayMay 7                                         Receive #8 from Staff, Chipkuan Lim

Saturday, May 14,  9:30 - 12:00 noon        Center Monthly Cleaning 
                            10:15 am                      Support Staff Meeting
                           1:00 pm - 5:00 pm        Receive #8 from Staff
                            10:00 am - 10:00 pm     Karma Fest, Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley, MD

Sunday May 15,  10:00 am                      Monthly Ceremony with Asst. Center Director Jacobson (Please arrive ½ hr early)
                            12:30 - 2:00 pm            Intermediate & Advanced Course Prep class
                            10:00 am - 8:00 pm      Karma Fest, Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley, MD

Saturday, May 21                                      Receive #8 from Staff, Kathy Baumann and Chipkuan Lim

Sunday May 22    1:00-3:00 PM                Preparatory Class for PSDC

WednesdayMay 25 7:00-9:00pm               Study Class with Roberts Hosa

April 2016 WDC Center Calendar Highlights

SaturdayApril 2, 12:00 noon                    SUZA Harmonization Prayer
                                                                 (Divine Song: Japanese Pg. 153)
                                                                 Receive #8 from Staff


SundayApril 3,   12:00 noon – 4 pm         Pizza, Hike and Light: Hike, 12:00 noon; Light 1:45 pm

SundayApril 10                                         Receive #8 from Staff


Saturday, April 169:30 - 12:00 noon         Center Monthly Cleaning 
                           10:00 - 11:00 am           Holy Objects Handling training
                           11:00 am                       Support Staff Meeting

SundayApril 17,  10:00 am                       Monthly Ceremony with Director Houston (Please arrive ½ hr early)
                           12:30 - 2:00 pm             Study Class on Ancestor Care

FridayApril 29,    12:00 noon - 6:00 pm     Fairie Festival, Spoutwood Farm, Glen Rock, PA
Saturday, April 30  2:30pm - 5:30pm          Memorial Service for Dr. Yvette Fay Francis
                                                                Members are welcome to attend the memorial service and reception for 
                                                                Dr. Yvette Fay Francis.  Dr. 
Francis' memorial will be held in Alexandria, Virginia.  If you plan                                                                 to come, please RSVP as soon as you can since space is limited. To RSVP and get information                                                                 contact Sally at selsadek@gmail.com or 848-702-1085.

                            10:00 am - 6:00 pm       Fairie Festival, Spoutwood Farm

SundayMay 1,       1:00 pm - 3:00 pm       Sukyo Mahikari Center Open House for members and guests
                                                                Receive 
Light and enjoy food 
and refreshments.

                            10:00 am - 6:00 pm       Fairie Festival, Spoutwood Farm


March 2016 WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Saturday, March 5, 12 pm                           SUZA Harmonization Prayer 
                                                                 (Divine Song: Japanese Pgs.73 -    1~6, English Pages 108-110
                                                                 Receive #8 from Staff

Friday-Sunday, March 11-139 am – 5 pm     WDC Center holds a Primary Spiritual Development Course with Mr. Warren Gee


Saturday, March 12, 5 pm                           WDC Center holds a Reception

Saturday, March 19, 9:30 am–12 pm             Center Monthly Cleaning

                           10:15 am                      Support Staff Meeting
                           1:15 pm-2:15 pm           Group Coordinator Meeting with Center Director Houston

Sunday, March 20,  10 am - 12 pm                   Monthly Ceremony  with Center Director Houston (Please arrive ½ hr early)

                           12:30 pm - 2 pm             Book of Holy Words Discussion -- For all members --

Saturday, March 26                                    Receive #8 from Staff 



February 2016 WDC Center Calendar Highlights

ThursdayFebruary 4, 7pm                              Spring Grand Ceremony Harmonization Prayer 
                                                                   (Divine Song: will be notified prior to ceremony)

SaturdayFebruary 6,  1-3:30 pm                               Primary Spiritual Preparatory Workshop
                                         10am - 6 pm                           Light Giving at Chinese New Year festival in Falls Church, VA

SaturdayFebruary 13                                                  Receive #8 from Staff

SundayFebruary 14, 1-2:30 pm                                Amatsu Norigoto Prayer Practice Class

SaturdayFebruary 20,     9:30-12pm               Center Monthly Cleaning
                                    10:15 am                  Support Staff Meeting
                                    !pm-2:30                  Overnight Security Study Class

SundayFebruary 21,     10am                       Monthly Ceremony (Center Director Houston) (Please arrive ½ hr early)
                                    12:30                       Light Giving Class
 
SaturdayFebruary 27,     12 noon                  Ceremony to Commemorate Sukuinushisama’s Birth

SundayFebruary 28,     1-3:30pm                 Primary Spiritual Preparatory Workshop
                                                                                           Receive light from staff



January 2016 WDC Center Calendar Highlights

FridayJanuary 1, 11am                               New Year’s Day Ceremony and Potluck Holiday Party
                           10am                               Center Opens
                           2:00 pm                           Center Closes

Saturday, January 16,     9:30 -12 noon        Center Monthly Cleaning 
                                     10:15 am               Support Staff meeting
                                                   11:30                          Support Staff and Group Coordinator Mtg.
                                      !:00pm                  Center Planning Mtg. w/Center Director Houston

Sunday, January 17, 10am                            Monthly Ceremony with Center Director Houston (Please arrive ½ hr early)
                               12:30                           Giving Light Class



December WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Saturday, December 512 noon                 Grand Purification Ceremony Harmonization Prayer

SaturdayDecember 7, 9:30 -12 noon        Center Monthly Cleaning 
                                  10:15 am               Support Staff meeting

Sunday, December 13, 10am & 1pm           Monthly Ceremony with Center Director Houston

Thursday, December 31, 5pm                    Ceremony to Conclude Service for 2015

December 24, 25 26                                 Center Closed For Observance of Christmas Holiday



November WDC Center Calendar Highlights

SundayNovember 1,  12 noon                    Autumn Grand Ceremony Harmonization Prayer
SaturdayNovember 7, 9:30 -12 noon         Center Monthly Cleaning 
                                10:15 am                  Support Staff meeting

SundayNovember 8, 10 am & 1:00 pm      Monthly Ceremony with Assistant Director Jacobson and
Deadline for Grand Purification Ceremony Special Prayers

WednesdayNovember 11, 11 am               9/11 Purification at the Pentagon
SaturdayNovember 14, 1:00 pm             Amatsu Norigoto Prayer Practice

October WDC Center Calendar Highlights

SaturdayOctober 3, 9:30 -12 noon         Center Monthly Cleaning 
                               10:15 am                Support Staff meeting  

SundayOctober 4, 10 am                       SUZA Harmonization Prayer and Monthly Ceremony with Director Houston 

Saturday, October 10, 10 am - 7 pm         Karmafest, Havre de Grace, MD 
                                                                    
Sunday, October 11, 11am – 3pm             Battlefield purification, Fredericksburg, VA

SaturdayOctober 18, 1:30 pm – 4 pm     Pizza, Hike and Light   


September WDC Center Calendar Highlights



Saturday, September 5, 12 noon        Suza Harmonization Prayer 
                                                                           (Div Song: Jp.Pg. 195-1~5, Eng. Pgs. 290-291) 

ThursdaySeptember 10                   Deadline for 2016 Spring Grand Ceremony Tour Applications & Deposits

Saturday
September 12   
                          9:30 -12 noon       Center Monthly Cleaning 
                          10:15 am              Support Staff meeting   

SundaySeptember 13, 10 am          Monthly Ceremony 
                           12:30 pm             Study Class with Regional Director Mr. Kunihiko Wada  - all are invited 

Saturday, September 19 9:45 am      US Capitol Tour

FridaySeptember 25
 at 8:30 am, through SundaySeptember 27 at 3:30 pm 
                                                      Primary Spiritual Development Course with Assistant Regional Director, Mr. Kanada

August WDC Center Calendar Highlights

SaturdayAugust 1   
                          9:30 -12 noon       Center Monthly Cleaning 
                          10:15 am              Support Staff meeting
                          12 noon                Suza Harmonization Prayer
                           1:00 pm               Center Elevation Meeting w/Dir. Houston - all are invited        
  

Sunday
, August 2,10am &1pm          Monthly Ceremony 

Sat., August 8, 11am – Sun., August 9, 1pm, August Picnic and Overnight Camping at Kilby Farm, Rising Sun, MD

Fri., August 14, 9am – Sun., August 16, 5pm, Youth Summer Regional Training

Sat, August 22, 12
noon – Sun, August 23, 10 pm  Karmafest, Fellowship Farm, Pottstown, PA

July WDC Center Calendar Highlights




Saturday, July 4   12:00 noon         SUZA Harmonization Prayer (Div Song: Jp. pages 112-1~5, Eng. pages 165-166)

SaturdayJuly 11
                          9:30 -12 pm        Center Monthly Cleaning 
                          10:30 am            Support Staff meeting
                           3:00 pm             Prayer Leader Practice (both ceremonies)
                           7:00 pm             WDC Youth Group training             

Sunday, July 12
10am & 1pm         Monthly Ceremonyplease arrive 1/2 hour early 


Tuesday, 7/14, Wednesday, 7/15, and Thursday, 7/16   10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

10 am - 9 pm  Sachiko Doshi transmits full Light to members by appointment; please sign-up for a 30 minute session at the Washington DC Center.





June WDC Center Calendar Highlights



Saturday, June 6, 9:30am-12pm      WDC Center holds monthly cleaning
                        10:30 am               WDC Support Staff meets
                        12:00 pm               SUZA Harmonization Prayer (Div.Song: Jp.pg162-1~5, Eng.pg 241-242) 
                                       2:30 pm              Jig Family holds Goshintai Inauguration Ceremony



Sunday, June 7 10am & 1pm            WDC Center holds the June Monthly Ceremonyplease arrive 1/2 hour early


Saturday, June 13, 1pm-4pm            WDC Center is leading an event, "Sunlight Kids Play Date"

Tuesday - Thursday, June 16-18        Sachiko Doshi transmits full session of Light to WDC Members;
                                                      6/16 10am-9pm, 6/17 10am-9pm, and 6/18 10am-6pm.

Fri.-Sun., June 19-21                        9am-5pm  WDC Center holds a Primary Spiritual Development Course; and



Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 pm                WDC Center holds a ceremony to honor Sukuinushisama's Ascension.

May WDC Center Calendar Highlights


May 1, 12-6pm, 2 & 3, 10am-6pm    Light offered at the May Day Fairie Festival (Glen Rock, Pa)
Sunday, May 3 - 12pm                     SUZA Harmonization Prayer (Div Song: Jp.Pg. 97-1~6, Eng. Pages 143-144)
Sunday, May 10                               Deadline for 2015 Autumn Grand Ceremony Applications & Deposits
Friday, May 15                                 Deadline for Grand Purification Ceremony Tour Sign-up
Saturday, May 16, 9:30-12pm           Center Monthly Cleaning
                             10:30am                 Support Staff Meeting
                             1:30pm                   Omitama Elevation Class with Director
                             3 pm                       Prayer Leader Practice (both Ceremonies)           
                             7 pm                       Youth Group Training
Sunday, May 1710am & 1pm           Monthly Ceremonies with Director Houston (please arrive 1/2 hour early)
Wednesday, May 20                          Deadline for Grand Purification Ceremony Tour Applications & Deposits

Saturday, May 23, 10:30am-7pm      Sachiko Doshi gives #8 to members, guests (see more details below)

Sunday, May 24, 10:30am-12:30pm  Study Class on the Art of True Light (For members, on Light Transmission)                              

                          1 - 3pm                 Primary Course Preparatory Workshop

                          2 - 6pm                Sachiko Doshi Offering Light (#8) to members & guests (see details below)

Tuesday, May 26                             Sachiko Offering Light (full session) to members & guests (see details below)                        

Wednesday, May 27                         Sachiko Doshi Offering Light (full session) to members & guests (see details below)

Sat-Sun, May 30-31                         Light Offered at Karmafest, Hunt Valley, MD

Light Sessions Offered by Doshi

Saturday, May 23                             Doshi Offering Light (#8) to members & guests: Times available: AM – (10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30, 11:50)  PM – (12:10, 2:00, 2:20, 2:40, 3:00, 3:20, 4:10, 4:30, 4:50, 5:10, 5:20, 5:40)

Sunday, May 24, 10:30am–12:30      Study Class on the Art of True Light (for members only)

Offering Light (#8) to members & guests: Times available:  PM – (2:00, 2:20, 2:40, 3:00, 3:20, 4:10, 4:30, 4:50, 5:10, 5:20, 5:40)

Tuesday, May 26                             Offering Light (full session) to members & guests: Times available:  AM – (10:00, 11:00, 12:00)

PM – (2:00, 3:00, 4:30, 5:30, 7:00, 8:00)

Wednesday, May 27                        Offering Light (full session) to members & guests: Times available:  AM – (10:00, 11:00, 12:00)

PM – (2:00, 3:00, 4:30, 5:30, 7:00, 8:00)

April WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Saturday, April 4, at 12pm               The WDC Center holds the SUSA Harmonization prayer; the Divine Song is in the prayer book on
                                                     Japanese pages 84-1-6, and English pages 124-125.




Friday, April 10th                            Deadline for Intermediate Course Applications & offerings (candidates and reviewers).





Wednesday, April 15th                     Deadline for 2015 Autumn Grand Ceremony.




Saturday, April 18, 9:30-12pm         Center Monthly Cleaning
                             10:30am                Support staff meeting
                             3 pm                      Prayer Leader Practice (both Ceremonies)           
                             7 pm                      Youth group training

Sunday, April 1910 am and 1 pm     Monthly Ceremonies (please arrive 1/2 hour early).

Sunday, April 26, 12 noon                 The WDC Center is leading an event, "Hike, Pizza, and Light," from the Soap Stone Valley Trailhead to the WDC Center; RSVP to Bruce McBarnette is required.

March WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Saturday, March 7, at 12pm               The WDC Center holds the SUSA Harmonization prayer; the Divine Song is in the prayer                                                                 book on English pages 233-234, and Japanese page 156-1-5.
Sunday, Mar. 8, 1 pm - 3:30 pm        The WDC Center holds a Primary Spiritual Development Course preparatory workshop.
Saturday, March 14, 9:30am-12pm     Center Monthly Cleaning
                           10:30am                    Support staff meeting
                             3 pm                        Prayer Leader Practice (both Ceremonies)           
                             7 pm                        Youth group training

Sunday, Mar. 1510 am and 1 pm      Monthly Ceremonies (please arrive 1/2 hour early)
March 27-29, 8:30-5:00                     Primary Spiritual Development Course with New York Assistant Director Kevin Stratmann

February WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 pm               The WDC Center holds the annual Spring Grand Ceremony harmonization prayer; the Divine Song
                                                        is in the prayer book on English pages 218-220, and Japanese page 146.

Saturday, Feb. 7, 9:30 am-12pm        Center Monthly Cleaning

                           10:30am                    Support staff meeting
                             3 pm                        Prayer Leader Practice (both Ceremonies)           
                             7 pm                        Youth group training

Sunday, Feb. 8, 10am and 1pm          Monthly Ceremony's (please arrive 1/2 hour early)


Tuesday, Feb.10, 10am-9pm             Center Director gives Light to Members - full session to members by appointment;
                                                       please make an appointment on the sign-up sheet at the Washington DC Center.


Sunday, Feb. 15, 11am                     The WDC Center holds a study class and meeting for members interested in elevating their
                                                       Omitamas to the intermediate or advanced levels.

 

Sunday, Feb. 22, 10:30am                The WDC Center meets to discuss its vision for elevating the center; all members are invited

                

Sunday, Feb. 22, 1pm - 3:30pm        The WDC Center holds a Primary Spiritual Development Course preparatory workshop.

 

Wednesday, Feb.25, 10am-9pm         Center Director gives Light to Members - full session to members by appointment; 
                                                       please make an appointment on the sign-up sheet at the Washington DC Center.


Friday, Feb. 27, 7:00 pm                   The WDC Center holds a ceremony to commemorate the birth of Sukuinoshisama.



January WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Thursday Jan. 9, 10am-9pm               Center Director gives Light to Members - full session


Saturday Jan. 10, 9:30 - 12PM                Center Monthly Cleaning
                           10:30am                    Support staff meeting
                             3 pm                        Prayer Leader Practice (both Ceremonies)           
                             7 pm                        Youth group training

Sunday Jan. 11, 10am and 1pm         Monthly Ceremony's (please arrive 1/2 hour early)

Thursday Jan. 22, 10am-9pm             Center Director gives Light to Members - full session

December WDC Center Calendar Highlights

December 5 - 7                                Primary Spiritual Development Course w/ San Francisco Ass’t Director Kevin Stratmann

December 10 and 27                        Center Director transmitfull Light to members

December 13                                   Center Monthly Cleaning, Prayer Leader Practice, and Youth Group Training

December 14                                   Monthly Ceremony's, 10pm and 1pm (please arrive 1/2 hour early)

December 20                                   Center Year-end Cleaning

December 31                                   Prayer to conclude Year 2014 Service


November WDC Center Calendar Highlights

Saturday Nov. 1, 12 noon                  Autumn Grand Ceremony Harmonization (Divine Song: to be notified)

Thursday Nov. 6, 10am-9pm              Center Director gives Light to Members - full session

Saturday Nov. 8, 9:30 - 12PM                 Center Monthly Cleaning
                           10:30am                    Support staff meeting
                             3 pm                        Prayer Leader Practice (both Ceremonies)           
                             7 pm                        Youth group training

Sunday Nov. 9, 10am and 1pm           Monthly Ceremony's (please arrive 1/2 hour early)


Sunday Nov. 9,  DEADLINES               -1 Grand purification Ceremony Prayers

                                                       -2  Tour of Light Experience Stories           


Sunday Nov. 16, 1pm-3:30pm             Primary Spiritual Development Preparatory Workshop


Wednesday Nov. 19, 10am-9pm           Center Director gives Light to Members - full session


Sunday Nov. 23, 2pm                               Hike and Light

                                                              Give Light/Reception 3:30-5:30


Thursday Nov. 27                                     Center Closed for Thanksgiving


Sunday Nov. 30, 2pm                               Hike and Light

                                                              Give Light/Reception 3:30-5:30



                                                      
October WDC Center Calendar Highlights, (September 25, 2014)
Wednesday Oct. 1, 10am-9pm              Center Director gives Light to Members - full session
Saturday Oct. 4 - 12 noon                    SUZA Harmonization Prayer  (Div. Song: Jp- Pgs 109-1~5  Eng- Pgs 161-162)
Sunday October 5                                      Deadline for Tour of Light Bus Payment
 
Saturday Oct. 11, 9:30-12pm                      Center Monthly Cleaning
                           10:30am                         Support staff meeting
                             3 pm                             Prayer Leader Practice (both Ceremonies)           
                             7 pm                             Youth group training

Sunday October 12                               10am & 1pm Monthly Ceremony's (please arrive 1/2 hour early)

Sunday October 12                               3-5pm Center Director gives light to out-of-town members                                                

 
Tour of Light-Sunday 19                        Buses leave at 7:30am sharp. Meet at Center at 7am. Cannot wait for latecomers
Friday October 24                                 Sign-up Deadline for the 3/28/2015 White House Tour
  
Saturday October 25                             Center Director gives Light to Members - full session
Sunday October 26                               Center Director gives Light to Members - #8

September WDC Center Calendar Highlights 
Monday September 1, 10am-9pm            Center director gives light in Williamsburg, VA
Wednesday September 3, 10am-9pm       Center director gives light to members-full session
Saturday September 6, 12pm                  SUZA Harmonization Prayer (Div. Song: J-Pgs  196-1~6, 197-1;  E-Pgs 291-293)
Thursday September 11, 12pm-6pm             UDC Green Living Expo
Saturday September 13, 9:30 am                 Center Monthly Cleaning
                                    10:30am                Support staff meeting
                                    3pm                       Prayer Leader Practice (both Ceremonies)           
                                    7pm                       Youth group training

Sunday September 14                            10am & 1pm Monthly Ceremony's (please arrive 1/2 hour early)

                                                         

Sunday September 21                            Center director gives light to members- #8
Tuesday September 23, 10am-9pm          Center director gives light to members-full session
September 26 through September 28       Primary Spiritual Course, Friday through Sunday, Center closed for other activities
 
 
August WDC Center Calendar Highlights 
Dear Members:
The month of August includes many center activities, which are highlighted below for you to view.

As a top priority, please call the center to sign up for your full light or #8 sessions with Center Director, Terada, on August 1st, the 17th, an the 27th or, for out-ot-town members, on August 3rd. In addition, please let others know to attend the upcoming North American Region's 40th Anniversary celebration along with the Monthly Ceremony.
 

Friday August 1, 10am - 9pm          Center Director gives Light to Members - full sessions

Saturday, August 2, 9:30am            Center Monthly Cleaning

                 

                       10:30 am                Support Staff Meeting

                       12pm                      SUZA Harmonization Prayer (Div. Song: J-Pgs 186-1~5, E-Pgs 277-278)

                       3pm                        Prayer Leader Practice

                       7pm                        Youth Group Training

Sunday, August 3, 10am                  North American Region's 40th Anniversary and Monthly Ceremony (Please arrive ½ Hr early)

                                                     10am & 1pm Monthly Ceremony's

                                                     Center Director gives #8 to Out-of-Town members 2:30-4:00pm

August 8 - 10                                  Youth Group Summer Regional Training (Chicago)

 

August 17, 10am - 7pm                                Center Director gives Light to Members - #8

August 23, 10am - 7pm                                Center Director gives Light in Pittsburgh

 

August 24, 10am - 7pm                                Center Director gives Light in Pittsburgh

August 27, 10am - 9pm                    Center Director gives Light to Members - full sessions

August 31, 10am - 7pm                    Center Director gives Light in Raleigh, North Carolina

 

July WDC Center Calendar Highlights (June 29, 14)

 

The month of July is full of center activities, for which you can see a highlight below. First of all, please call the center to sign up for your full or #8 sessions with Center Director, Terada. In addition, please promote the upcoming Open House and Spiritual Economics Workshop, and we would also love if you could help with the open receptionist slots on Wednesdays from 12pm -7pm, and during the time of the NAR Secondary Course. There are many open slots from July 15 – 23.

 

July 2014 Calendar Highlights

 

Thursday, July 3, 10am – 9pm       Center Director Gives Light to Members, full sessions

 

Saturday, July 5, 8am – 1pm         UDC or New Market Farmers Mkt.

     12pm                  Suza Harmonization Prayer

 

Sunday, July 6, 10am – 7pm          Center Director Gives #8 to Members

                                                    Youth Group Light Giving Day

 

Saturday, July 12, 9:30am             Center Monthly Cleaning

                            

                   10:3 am                     Support Staff Meeting

                   3pm                           Prayer Leader Practice

                   7pm                           Youth Group Training

 

Sunday, July 13, 10am & 1pm        Monthly Ceremonies

                   3pm – 5pm                Center Director Gives #8 to Out-of-town Members

 

Tuesday, July 15, 10am – 9pm       Center Director Gives light to Members, full sessions

 

Saturday, July 19, 2pm – 4pm        Open House and "Spiritual Economics and the American Dream Workshop"

 

Sunday, July 27, 1pm – 2:30pm     Study Class and Discussion with Center Director on “Oshienushisama’s Teachings”
 
June WDC Center Calendar Highlights (May 29, 14)

June 1         12pm                    SUZA Harmonization Prayer (Div.Song: Jp. Pgs.148-1-5)

                    1-3:30 pm            Preparatory Workshop for Primary Spiritual Development Course

 

June 4         10am – 9pm           All Members Full Session Day with Director

June 7         9:30am – Noon       Monthly Center Cleaning

                   10am – 6pm           Karmafest (Cockeysville,MD)

                    3pm                      Prayer Leader Practice

                    7pm                      Youth Group Training

 

June 8        10am & 1pm           Monthly Ceremonies

                        10am – 6pm           Karmafest (Cockeysville,MD)

                   3pm – 5pm            Out of Town Members #8 session with Director

 

June 14        8am – 1pm           UDC Farmers Market

June 17       10am – 9pm          All Members Full Session Day with Director

June 20-22  9am – 5pm            Primary Spiritual Development Course

June 23        7 pm                    Sukuinushisama’s Ascension Ceremony

 

May Ceremony Announcements (Sunday, May 11, 2014 10 am & 1 pm)

From May 2 - 4, several members gave light at the Faerie Festival in Glen Rock, PA. We are very pleased to report that we gave light to almost 100 people over the weekend! Thanks to all who participated.

Upcoming Events:

 *Monday, May 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Home introduction hosted in Silver Spring, MD.

*June 7 and 8 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Members will be giving light at Karmafest in Cockeysville, MD.

 

*Saturday, June 14 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Members will be giving light at the UDC Farmer’s Market, a short walk from the center.

 

*June 20 – 22:  Primary Spiritual Development Course. Spaces are still available if anyone is interested in taking the course.
 

May WDC Center Calendar Highlights (May 4, 14)

May 3         8am-1pm               UDC Farmers Market

                    9:30am – 7 pm     Family Light Day

                    10am – 6 pm         Spoutwood Farm Faerie Festival, Glen Rock, PA

                    12pm                    SUZA Harmonization Ceremony

 

May 4         10am – 6pm           Spoutwood Farm Faerie Festival, Glen Rock, PA

May 5         10am – 4:30pm      Staff/Support Staff Full Session Day with Director

May 6         10am – 9pm           All Members Full Session Day with Director

May 10       9:30am – Noon       Monthly Center Cleaning

                    3pm                      Prayer Leader Practice

                    7pm                      Youth Group Training

 

May 11       10am & 1pm           Monthly Ceremonies

                   3pm – 5pm            Out of Town Members #8 session with Director

 

May 18       10am – 7pm           All Members #8 Session with Director

May 20       10am – 4:30pm      Group Coordinators Full Session with Director

May 22       10am – 4:30pm      Group Coordinators Full Session with Director

May 24       10am – 7pm           All Members Full Session Day with Director

 

May 25       1pm – 3pm             Light Giving Study Class with Director

                  

April Ceremony Announcements (Sunday, April 13, 2014 10 am & 1 pm)

 Upcoming Events

April 19, 6:30-9pm, Open House and Lecture on Love Relationships

April 19-20, Health Group Conference in NYC

April 26-27, Educator’s Group, East Coast Conference in Chicago

April 26-27, Youth Group Training in NYC

May 3, 8am–1pm   UDC market

 

Service Opportunities

Open service opportunities are currently in communications, with the SDC and Media help. Assistance will fit your time requirements. Some tasks are only once a month for 15-30 minutes and could be done from your home, some may be more time consuming and/or require that you come to the center. Choose what your family’s schedule can afford. And specifically media assistance is required for the May 11 and June 6 Ceremonies. Please contact the respective coordinators or the office.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

May 11, Deadline for 2014 Autumn Grand Ceremony Applications and Deposits

May 14, Sign-up deadline for 11/29 or 12/20 White House Tour

May 15, Announce GPC sign-up deadlines

Please contact the respective coordinator.

 

Missing Prayer Book and April Calendar Highlights

 

We are asking all our members to see if they happen to have the Center's Prayer Book #8. It's been missing since about mid-January. We think it was not returned to the shelves at either the February or March Monthly Ceremonies. Pease let the Center know at wdccenter@yahoo.com if you have it and when you can return it.

 

April WDC Center Calendar Highlights

April 6                   12 pm           Suza Harmonization Ceremony

 

April 12        9:30 – Noon            Center Monthly Cleaning

11:30 am                Strategic Planning Meeting (Support Staff & Group Coordinators)

                       3 pm                     Prayer Leader Practice


April 13         10 am & 1 pm          Monthly Ceremony

April 19         6:30 – 9 pm            Center Open House and Lecture on Love Relationships

April 20         1 – 3 pm                 Study Class on Giving Light with Center Director

 

March Ceremony Announcements

 

*On March 10th at 12 noon all of the centers in NAR will be conducting an emergency communications drill. The purpose is to check how quickly and effectively we can verify member safety after a disaster. When the drill commences, we will contact everyone by phone, email and Facebook. When you receive the alert, please contact your group coordinator and let him/her know that you are OK. Thank you for your cooperation!

*Our next primary course is next weekend on March 14 - 16. Kevin Stratmann will be the lecturer. Currently we have 10 people signed up, with 2 open spaces left. If you know of anyone who would like to take the course, please let us know as soon as possible. As always, we would appreciate your prayers for a successful course. Also, please keep in mind that there are many opportunities to help with setting up for the course and preparing the participants.


*The deadline to submit applications and offerings to the Intermediate Course is on April 6. All information has been posted on the bulletin board and e-mailed to members.

*The deadline to sign up for this year's AGC tour is April 13. Please see the bulletin board and previously e-mailed information for any details.

*There will be a Center Open House & Love Relationships Lecture on April 19 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. This was the open house that we originally scheduled for February 13, but had to postpone because of the weather. Please invite your friends and family to this exciting event.

*We are organizing a wonderful outreach training where we will send a team of light givers to a farmers market in the neighborhood every 1st Saturday morning of the month for 6 months, April to October. We need people who will commit to at least 4 of these months.  If you are available, please put your name on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the Center.

Thanks for your service!

Love and Light,

 

East Coast Educator's Seminar

 

East Coast Educator's Seminar, April 26

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To: All Centers

From: NARHQ

Date: March 11, 2014

Re: 2014 Educator’s Seminar East Coast

 

Thank you very much for your services well as support and guidance for the educator’s group at your respective center.  Please inform the educator’s in your center about the schedule and fax back the sign-up sheet to RHQ.

 

Here is the schedule for the East Coast Educator’s Seminar 2014.

 

Date:          From April 26th, Saturday (9am) to April 27th, Sunday (3pm)

Place:        Chicago Center

                   Each participant is responsible for their own transportation and hotel.

Reasonable hotel nearby: Hampton Inn

Theme:     “How to become a God-centered educator”

                    “Become a person who can receive God’s arrangements”

Participation Fee:  $20 (for Lunches)

Participants:      Active certified teachers

                   (Kindergarten thru Twelfth Grade and above)

                   Sunlight Activity Teachers, Support staff youth coordinator,

Parents Group Coordinator

Deadline:   March 31st, 2014

 

If you need any help with something, please contact the Chicago center at: Chicago center <chicagodojo@sbcglobal.net>, or call Chicago center.

Please indicate in the re: NAR Educators so we will be sure to receive it.

Please also cc: detroitcenter@abcglobal.net

 

2014 GPC and Outreach Training

 

Please see the details below.

 

1)   Grand Purification Ceremony held on December 4th, 2014 in Suza, Japan

Members received more information in e-mail so if you need to refer to the e-mail please do so and note that WDC deadlines are earlier than HQ deadlines posted below:

a.        Sign-up list submitted to the Travel Coordinator by May 15, 2014.

b.        Applications submitted with deposit to the Travel Coordinator by May 19, 2014.

 

2)   Outreach Training

We are organizing a wonderful outreach training where we will send a team of light givers to a farmers’ market in the neighborhood every 1st Saturday morning of the month, for 6 months from April to Oct. We are looking for interested members who are able to commit to at least 4 of these months.  If you are available, please put your name on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the Center.

 

Thank you for all your service,