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 October 2020

SU 11/1 – Daylight Savings Time Ends the first Sunday in November.

We’re still in pandemic mode. Stay safe and healthy. This virus respects no one.

Our Shotsuki service for October turned out very well, following social distancing, face masks, hand sanitizers, and temperature checking. It was so nice to see our friends and members. There were about 30 people of which 11 were the Muranaka clan.

Richard Weldon, who has been our church attorney, has retired and his office will be closed October 31, 2020. He will be greatly missed.

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DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES THIS MONTH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. OUR ANNUAL VISITATION TO THE LOCAL CEMETERIES ARE CANCELLED ALSO.

The Guadalupe Buddhist Church announces the postponement of this year’s Obon Festival due to public health concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival has been held annually without fail, since the Japanese-American community returned to this area after World War II, and is a favorite local event. 

Obon Festivals are held around the world in honor of ancestors who have shared their compassion and wisdom and have contributed so much to our lives. The Obon Festival gives the community the opportunity to share their respects and gratitude to our collective ancestors.

Event planners want to thank the community for their support throughout the years and ask everyone to mark their calendars for next year, Sunday, July 25, 2021!

For more information about the Guadalupe Buddhist Church or to see pictures and video of previous Obon Festivals, please check out their website at GuadalupeBuddhistChurch.org, or their Facebook page.