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SFVHC Calendar

June 27-July 3, 2004 – : The 55th annual JEMS Mt. Hermon Summer conference registration cards are not available on the back table. Camp dates: June 27 – July 3, 2004 for ALL camps. Registration opens February 1, 2004. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Saturday, March 13 and March 20 – EASTER BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASSES –

SOCAL HOLINESS MISSIONS CONFERENCE will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2004 at LA Holiness Church, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We hope you will join us! The conference is a joint event for both Japanese and English speaking congregations. Guest speakers will be Lillian Shinoda and Sam & Meg Ishikawa. Sign up sheet to order your bento lunch ($7) is posted on the west door of Howe Hall. Please note if you are interested in carpooling. Deadline to order bento: Sunday, February 29th.

Please join us as we begin the Lenten season with our Ash Wednesday Services on February 25th at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Howe Hall.

The Holiness Conference warmly welcomes you to a concert by The King’s Kids Praise & Dance Choir (the 28 member choir from our sister conference in Brazil) together with the Holiness Youth Choir
Friday, February 6, 2004, 7:30 p.m. , SFVHC / Howe Hall.
Admission is FREE!! Invite your friends and relatives!

JEMS and the RNMA (Retired Nikkei Ministerial Association) invite you to learn about the Canadian Relocation Experience on Thursday, February 5, 2004, from 9:00 a.m – 2:30 p.m. at the JEMS Conference Center. Coffee and donuts will be served during registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and obento lunch will be included with the registration fee of $15 per person. Parking is limited so please car pool as much as possible. Register on or before Jan. 26, 2004. Phone 213-613-0022.

JEMS SOUTH AMERICA MISSIONS OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, February 7, 2004, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the JEMS Conference Center (948 E. Second St., Los Angeles. For those interested in serving the Lord in Brazil or Paraguay in July-August 2004. Come, get informed, ask questions! Please RSVP to Darryl Wong at (213) 613-0022 or [email protected]

Funeral for Yas Inada, 11 AM, Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at SFVHC.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR KAY TADA has been set for Friday, January 16, 2004, at Forrest Lawn, Hollywood Hills — Church of the Hills Chapel, beginning at 2:30 P.M. Following the service there will be a reception at SFVHC in Howe Hall hosted by our congregation. Details for food signup will be forthcoming.

go out to Kelly Fox and Kellyna and Kevyn on the passing of
their beloved wife and mother, Mayumi on Friday morning, December 5th.
A memorial service will be held Saturday morning, December 13th, at 10:00am.
There will be a potluck luncheon following the service.
Please continue to pray for Kelly and the children as they go through this difficult time.

and prayers go out to the family of Peggy Lucas who passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2003. Please pray especially for her husband, Roy. Roy & Peggy were married for over 50 years. Peggy was a commited member of our nichigo congregation. She was baptized in 1961 and at the time of her passing was the longest standing member of that congregation. We give thanks to God for her life, ministry and fellowship over those many years.

Church Clean Up Schedule for 2003.

JEMS Bowling Tournament (4-person teams)
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2003 from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Beverly Bowl, 1202 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, 90640
Registration deadline: October 16, 2003

JEMS Annual SoCal FALL CONCERT: Sat., Sept., 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Bread of Life Church (2780 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Artists sharing: Burning Tree Projekt, Modus Dei, Lori Fujikawa, Holiness Youth Choir, Calvin Joe, Larissa Lam, Jennifer Sato, Lowell Sue.

Nisei Church League announces the following leagues for Sept.-Dec.:
Men’s ‘B’ B-ball Men’s ‘B’ B-ball Men’s ‘A’ B-ball
Mondays Mondays Tuesdays
Hamilton H.S. South Gate H.S.** South Gate H.S.**
Roster and registration fee ($70/team) must be received by Wed., Aug. 20. **Due to facility renovation, South Gate H.S. gym will be temporarily unavailable. The NCL is actively seeking an alternate site for this season. Please contact the League Directors for updates.
Also, referee fees will now be $20 per team / per game
For more info or registration forms for any of the above sporting event, see Diane Date.

For Jordan Ogawa, the first daughter of Pastor Curt and Grace.
Sunday, August 24, following the 11:00 worship service.
All ladies are invited.
A food signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board at the back of Howe Hall.
It is going to be a “bring your own tea cup or mug” afternoon tea shower.
If you have any questions or are open to helping,
please contact Marian Tomita, Nancy Nakamura or Anne Tomita.
Anyone interested in a group gift, see Stacey Lim or Jeanette Gutierrez.

uly 14-29, 2003 – MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY:
Interested in serving God on missions this summer? We will be sending a team to Machida to partner with Joy Tani in the later part of July. The team will be putting on a mini-English camp/VBS and also hosting 3 teas/luncheons for the adult English class students. If you are interested in going or would like more information, please see Patti Kimura, Yumiko Chen or Diane Date. Application deadline: March 23, 2003.

June 29 – July 5, 2003 – 54th Annual JEMS Mt. Hermon Summer Conference
Registration cards are now available in Howe Hall. Camp dates: June 22-28, 2003. for family and youth camps. June 29-July 5 for Career Camp. Speakers at Family Camp. speakers at Family camp will be Revs. Rene Schlaepher and Wayne Ogimachi. Register early to avoid disappointment.

“The Great Adventure Tour 2003” will be coming to the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim on June 6-7, 2003. For more info or registration form see Diane Date.

Sunday, June 1, 2003 after 11 am service – Fellowship of the Mop and Dust Rag
Please join us for our ALL CHURCH CLEANUP on Sun., June 1st, following the 11:00 a.m. service. We will tackle the hedges around Howe Hall (taking out the dead or sick plants), the kitchen, the audio/utility room and the tile floors in Howe Hall. Please stay and lend a hand. A light lunch will be provided. Bring gardening tools. Also please remove all personal items from the utility room so we can give it a thorough cleaning.

Thursday, May 29th, at 7:00 PM at the Yonemotos
We have the unexpected blessing of having Joy Tani, our wonderful sister and church member serving as a career missionary in Japan, visiting with us this next week. There is a specific purpose for her visit: Joy is hoping to invite and encourage people to consider serving with her in the growing and fruitful ministry that God has blessed her with in Japan. She is specifically praying and looking for those who might come to Japan for one to two years to serve alongside her in the JOY Club ministry she has started up —this is a ministry of teaching English to unchurched young children with the goal in mind of being able to share Jesus with the children and their mothers and fathers, through the caring and warm relationships established through these classes. The need in Japan, as you know, is very great; the opportunity is astounding (the Holy Spirit is opening doors in a remarkable, new way!). As part of her visit, the Missions Committee will be hosting a gathering with Joy for any and all who might be interested in considering this opportunity to serve with her. If you have any interest at all, feel any tug on your heart, to serve now or in the future, please come to hear Joy share in-depth about her ministry, about what the day-to-day life and ministry of a JOY Club short-term missionary would look like, about what God is doing through this ministry and in Japan. If you have any questions, or if you would be able to come to this evening with Joy, please contact Diane Date or Rob Yonemoto. Coffee and dessert will be served!

Sunday, May 25, 2003 after 11 am service – ATTENTION SFVHC SINGLES
there will be an informal get-together at Roland & Pattie Hazama’s after the 11:00 service on May 25th. Lunch will be provided. All singles who are post-college age and older are invited to come. We will informally discuss the possibilities for a new singles’ ministry at our church.

Sunday, May 25, 2003, 10-11 am – WOMEN IN MINISTRY TOWN HALL MEETING
Our final discussion regarding this Conference proposition. Please plan on joining us. The vote for this proposition will be taken at our Congregational meeting on June 8th. This meeting will be in lieu of our 9:00 service. We thank you for your participation.

Saturday, May 24, 2003, SPRING CONCERT
JEMS & FCBC-LA presents Faith, Music, Joy Spring Concert on Sat., May 24, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at First Chinese Baptist Church Los Angeles (New Sanctuary) 942 Yale St., L.A. Parking on Adobe St. For more info, call (213) 613-0022. Featuring: Burning Tree Projekt, Oden Fong, FCBC-LA Worship Team, Gardena Valley Baptist Praise Team, Calvin Joe & FCBC Walnut Worship Team, Holiness Youth Choir, Losing Daylight, and Modus Dei. (Donations will be accepted to cover the concert expenses.)

Wednesday, May 21, 2003, 11 AM – Harvey Sherman’s funeral
After a long struggle with cancer, Harvey Sherman passed away at home, May 16, 2003.
Our heartfelt sympathy go out to the family of Harvey Sherman who passed away on May 16, 2003. Please pray especially for his wife, Emiko, for Harvey’s children, and the rest of the family. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley (2080 Winifred St.).

Sunday, May 18, 2003 after 11 am service – ALL VBS VOLUNTEER MEETING
in Howe Hall following 2nd service.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003, 7:00 PM at SFVHC- Bette Kira’s memorial service
There will be a potluck light reception following the service.
May we ask for your continued prayers for the Kiras, especially for Tom, Jr. as he goes to
the doctor tomorrow to determine if they will be able to schedule his kidney transplant
surgery soon.
All Church Spring Picnic
On Sunday, May 4, we will be having our All Church Spring Picnic and Outdoor Worship Service at Veterans Park in Sylmar. There will be no worship service at church. Take this opportunity to invite your friends and relatives to join us.
We would greatly appreciate donations of items to be used for prizes at the picnic. Some suggestions: household items or non-perishable groceries (ie. toilet paper, bag or rice, etc.), small toys, books, etc. There will be a box for your donations at the back of Howe Hall.
Saturday, April 26, 2003 – BABYSITTING FUNDRAISER
The Lamplighters, our high school youth group, will be babysitting for donations here at church from 6 -11 P.M. on March 7 (Friday), April 4 (Friday), and April 26 (Saturday). Funds raised will be used for Mt. Hermon scholarships. Sign-ups available on the back table.
is accepting team registrations via mail for the upcoming volleyball and basketball season. Authorized roster, together with registration fee of $70, must be received by the designated administrators by April 23, 2003. See Diane Date for registration form and administrator’s name and address.
Co-ed Volleyball Hamilton HS Mondays
Men’s ‘B’ B-ball South Gate HS Mondays
Men’s ‘B+’ B-ball South Gate HS Tuesdays
Saturday, April 19. 2003 – HOLINESS GOLF CLUB TOURNAMENT:
The schedule for 2003 is posted on the back bulletin board with the first game to be held on Sat., April 19 at Rancho Mirage Country Club, near Palm Springs. All other games will be held on Fridays in the L.A. area. We welcome anyone interested in joining to contact Mits Tomita. Deadline for sign-ups for the first tournament is Sunday, March 23.
We will be collecting clothing next Sunday, April 6th, for the Rescue Center ministry use. Please bring your donations to the back of Howe Hall. Thank you.
Saturday, April 5, 2003 from 1:30-8:30 PM – “Let’s Celebrate Life with Hope”
presented by JEMS, Wintersburg Presbyterian Church and other community churche. It will be held at Wintersburg Presbyterian Church . The program includes informative elective seminars, inspiring music, light dinner, and inspiring messages by Dr. Bruce Fong (for adults) and Kyle Shimazaki (for youth). Won’t you consider attending and bringing at least two friends who may be seeking peace, hope and life? The event is free. Only love offering received. Registration froms and more infor are on the table at the back of Howe Hall.
Friday, April 4, 2003 – BABYSITTING FUNDRAISER
The Lamplighters, our high school youth group, will be babysitting for donations here at church from 6 -11 P.M. on March 7 (Friday), April 4 (Friday), and April 26 (Saturday). Funds raised will be used for Mt. Hermon scholarships. Sign-ups available on the back table
Starting this Tuesday night, April 1, 2003, at 10:25 pm, JMGM (Japanese Media Gospel Ministry) will again be airing Kamisama-no-Okurimono (Care-Packages from God). This time there will be English subtitles so invite your friends to watch this 5-minute outreach. It will be on Channel 44 (Asahi Home Cast) on the dates listed below:
4/1 Rev. Sugimura (OCCC)
4/15 Rev. Kagiwada (SFVHC)
4/29 Rev. Kawahara (South Bay Free Methodist)
Sunday, March 30, 2003 – WOMEN IN PASTORAL MINISTRY
On Sunday, March 30, following the 11:00 AM service, representatives from the Ordained Ministerial Body of the Holiness Conference will be with us to share a special presentation on the proposition for women serving in pastoral ministry in the Conference that was first presented to congregations in 2002, and was returned for further study to congregations, and vote again on the proposition, in slightly amended form this year.

from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., here at SFVHC. We hope you will join us! Rev. Paul Erny of OMSI will be the main speaker. Other speakers include our own Grace Nixon and Fuyumi Hashimoto, Atsuko Mizoguchi, Roy Toma, and a member from the Holiness Youth Choir.
Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 7:00 PM – Tom Kira, Sr’s funeral service here at the church.
Our condolences and love to Bette Kira and the Kira family upon the passing of Tom Kira, Sr. this past Wednesday evening. (Tom was 85 years old.) He will be deeply missed, all the more for the quiet, humble, and steadfast way he served this church for many years. There will be a potluck light reception following the service.
Saturday, March 8, 2003 – JEMS 55 and Better
ministry has planned a one day theater experience at the Lawrence Welk Resort in Escondido, CA on Saturday, March 8. They will be attending the matinee show of The Music Man. The trip includes lunch and round trip bus transportation from LA. Approximate cost is $89/person. See Diane Date for reservation form. Call the JEMS office (213-613-0022) for more info. Registration deadline: Feb 14.
Saturday, March 8, 2003 – CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES IDEAS EXCHANGE: from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at Gardena Valley Baptist Church. Registration forms available in the church office.
Early registration: $15 (incl. lunch) postmarked on or before Feb. 24.
Regular registration: $20 (includes lunch) beginning Feb. 25.
Friday, March 7, 2003 – BABYSITTING FUNDRAISER
The Lamplighters, our high school youth group, will be babysitting for donations here at church from 6 -11 P.M. on March 7 (Friday), April 4 (Friday), and April 26 (Saturday). Funds raised will be used for Mt. Hermon scholarships. Sign-ups available on the back table.
March 2, 2003 – RESCUE CENTER CLOTHING DRIVE – first Sunday of each month
If you would like to donate clothing for Rescue Center ministry use, please bring it to the church on the first Sunday of each month. March 2nd will be our first collection date. The winter season is upon us, so we’re looking for sweatshirts, jackets, sweaters, long-sleeve shirts, and pants that are in good condition. If you would like to donate non-seasonal items, make arrangements for other drop off times, or inquire about non-clothing donations, please contact Lesley Date.
Feb 22 and March 3, 2003 – Church Membership Classes
9-10:15 AM. Registration forms will be available next Sunday, February 2. Any questions? See Pastors Rob or Curt.
Sunday, February 16th, 2003 – Kira Brothers and the Meal They’ll Miss the Most!!
We will be blessed to have Kim, Kelly, and Jared Kira with us to share about the new church plant they will be leading in the South Bay! And we will be blessed to enjoy Udon prepared by our Nichigo sisters for lunch following the 11:00 AM service! Please plan on joining us for this special Sunday!
Saturday, February 15, 2003, 4 PM, Howe Hall
Aki Kawamata will be moving to Japan on February 27, 2003. We will be gathering to say farewell to Aki and to pray for this new chapter in his life on Saturday, February 15, in Howe Hall. The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. We hope you can join us to send Aki off with God’s blessings. We will have a pot luck dinner, share some memories with Aki, have a few musical performances, prayer time for Aki, and a whole lot of fun!

Please let us know if you are able to join us and what kind of dish you’d like to bring so we can plan accordingly. RSVP to Grace Nixon or Fuyumi Hashimoto.

If you (or a group of you) would like to share a song or a special remembrance, please let us know that as well. Anyone interested in participating in the group gift should let Fuyumi know.
Feb 15, 2003 – JEMS 12th Annual co-ed Volleyball Tournament
will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2003, from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM at El Camino College – Men’s North Gym (16007 Cremshaw Blvd., Torrance). Entry deadline is January, 13, 2003. Submit your entry ASAP. Teams will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Each player must be at least 16 years old. There will be 6 divisions. Cost: $180/team. For rules and/or entry form please see Diane Date
Holiness Conference Regional Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, February 8, 2003, 12:30-2:30 PM
West Los Angeles Holiness Church
1710 South Butler Avenue, Los Angeles, 90025, 310-473-2138
Feb 3, 2003 – Community Center Newsletter
Is is our church’s turn to collate the CC news on Monday, February 3, 2003, beginning at 6:30 PM at the Community Center. All we need to do is collate a few pages and affix address labels. This simple act of service is a small way to show the love of Jesus to our friends in the communitiy. It takes about 30 minutes, but the ramifications could be eternal. Don’t leave it to the next guy to do!
The celebration of the life of Sam Kimura
will be held on Sat., Jan. 18, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the SFVJA Community Center.
Aloha or casual attire. Any questions, call Sally Hamamoto.
Winter Vision will be held on Jan 17-20, 2003
Holiness Conference retreat for Jr and Sr High students will be held at the Koinonia Conference Grounds in Watsonville. Registration forms are available on the back table. Registration deadline: Dec 5, 2002. Please pray for our conferees and staff.
Advent Season Events
Sunday, December 15, 2002, Third Sunday in Advent-Joint Worship Service
Friday, December 20, 2002, Lamplighter/Side by Side/Parents of Teens Christmas Party at Howe Hall
Sunday, December 22, 2002, Fourth Sunday in Advent-Baptism Celebration (9:30 AM) followed by Christmas Sunday Worship (11 AM). Special presentation by Koinonia Kids Choir and Ensemble
Sunday, December 22, 2002-Nichigo Family Christmas Dinner at 5 PM in Howe Hall
Tuesday, December 24, 2002-Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service from 7:30-8:30 PM in the Sanctuary.
Nisei Church Men’s Basketball begins in January.
Authorized rosters together with the registration fee of $70, must be received by the designated NCL administrator. For registration form or more information please see Diane Date.
Men’s B-Mon-Hamilton HS, Men’s B-Mon and Men’s B+-Tues, South Gate HS, Men’s C-Mon and Men’s C+-Mon, Hollywood HS.
December 1, 2002 begins our Rescue Center Ministry
If you are interested in pareticipating in this new ministry, please fill out the form and drop it in the offering plate or give it to Susan Shojinaga, Lynne Yonemoto, or Brian Inamine.
24:7 Fundraiser
Our college group will be wrapping Christmas gifts for a fundraiser on the last two Sundays before Christmas (12/15 and 12/22). If you would like to have your gifts wrapped, please bring them to church after the second service on either Sunday. Wrapping paper will be provided, but we could use any boxes you could spare. Please clearly mark who the gifts are for. The gifts will be delivered back to you in the early evening. Thank you!
Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at 6 PM, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission,
in conjunction with Los Angeles Community Builders, will host the 1st Annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet for the underprivileged of the Valley. Church on the Way in Van Nuys is graciously allowing the use of their gymnasium for this special event. The Rescue Mission will be busing the homeless and poor from all over the Valley to this special celebration of Thanksgiving. If you are interested in volunteering at the banquet, please sign up on the sheet on the west door of Howe Hall.
2002 Christmas Baptism Class
Sign up by Sunday, November 24, 2002 by contacting on of the pastors or Diane Date. Classes will be taught by Pastor Rob with help from church members. Classes will be held for two weeks from 9-10:30 AM on Saturday, November 30 and Saturday, December 7.
Nichigo Youth Fundraiser Car Wash-
Sunday, November 10, 2002, after church. funds are being raised for scholarships for the Equippers’ Conference coming in December.
Saturday, November 16, 2002, 5:30 PM- Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
SFV Japanese American Community Center. 12953 Branford Street, Pacoima.
November 2, 2002-JEMS Bowling Tournament (4 person teams)
Beverly Bowl, Register by Oct 20, 2002. Speaker Gavin Kajikawa (Evergreen Baptist). See Diane Date for reg forms.
Thursday, October 31 , 2002, 6:30-8:30 PM-All Saint’s Night
Howe Hall at SFVHC. More information to follow.
Sunday, October 27, 2002, after 2nd service-All Saint’s Night Preparation
Howe Hall at SFVHC. Lunch is on your own.
October 26, 2002-JEMS 3-0n-3 Basketball (separate men’s and women’s teams)
Wintersburg Presbyterian Church, Register by Sept 6, 2002. Speaker Daniel Matsuda (Gardena Valley Baptist). See Diane Date for reg forms.
October 20, 2002-Chinese Luncheon
Immediately following the 11 AM service. Donations from this fund-raiser will be directed to spreading the gospel in China. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday, October 12, 2002, from 8 AM – noon. Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles–Pride Day
If we are able to get 20 or more volunteers we will be assigned to paint a house of our own for the poor and needy. All of this takes place in our neighborhood. Wouldn’t this be a great way to reach out to our neighbors and let them know that we care? If you would like to help, please see Tony or Leslie Kim TODAY.
September 28, 2002-JEMS Ladies Luncheon
8:30 AM-1 PM in the West Covina Christian Church (1100 E. Cameron Ave, West Covina, 626-917-0743). Guest speaker will be Kathy Namahoe. Register early to get the workshop or seminar of your choice. Registration forms with workshop and seminar descriptions are available on the table at the back of Howe Hall. Registration deadline: Sept. 9, 2002.

September 21, 2002-JEMS SoCal Fall Worship Night at Wintersburg Presbyterian Church
2000 North Fairiew, Garden Grove (formerly 13711 Fairview , Garden Grove, different address, same location). There will be four worship teams and the Holiness Youth Choir.

Saturday, September 21, 2002-Men’s Breakfast
Calling all men! – 7:15 AM-9:30 AM in Howe Hall at SFVHC. Enjoy the food, worship, fellowship and special guest speakers.
Friday, September 6, 2002-Babysitting Night
from 6:00-10:00 PM, our 24/7 College Fellowship group will be hosting a free babysitting night! Sign-up forms are available on the table at the back of Howe Hall.

August 25, 2002-Cold Noodle Luncheon
following the 11:00 AM service, our Nichigo congregation will be hosting a free Japanese cold noodle luncheon in appreciation of the English-speaking congregation. Please join us!
August 19 and 20, 2002- VBS Set Deconstruction
Monday and Tuesday evenings this week (8/19&20), starting at 6:30 PM, we will be “deconstructing” the wonderful sets and decorations put up for this year’s Vacation Bible
School. If you would be able to help with this take down and clean up work, that would be a blessing!
Nisei Church League Basketball
Men’s B B-ball: Mondays, Hamilton H.S.
Men’s A B-ball: Tuesdays, South Gate H.S.
Rosters and registration fee ($70/team) must be received by Wed, Aug 21. For more info or registration forms for any of the above sporting events, see Diane Date.
August 24, 2002-JEMS 13th Annual Co-ed Softball Tournament
at Wilson Park in Torrance. See Dave Yamasaki to join the SFVHC team and for more information.
August 16-18, 2002-Godswilla V Youth Retreat for students entering 6th-12th grade. Registration forms are available on the back table in Howe Hall. Retreat will be at El Camino Pines with guest speaker Tommy Dyo. Cost $110 ($90 for early bird special if registered on or before August 4, 2002).=
August 10, 2002- Family Life “I Still Do” Conference for Couples
Arrowhead Pond Arena in Anaheim, from 9-5:30. This conference is structured around the wedding vows that you made to God and to each other when you got married. The messages focus on each of the commitments in your vows, and it encourages marital recommitment. Invest in your marriage and sign up today. Regular registration is $58/person or $48/person(when 10 or more register on one form).
August 5-9, 2002-Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children 6th grade and younger. Director: Lena Kobayashi. Sign up for donation of refreshments and dinner during set construction.
July 29-August 3, 2002-VBS Set Construction
If you are able to help make part of a mean (i.e. main dish, salad, drinks, etc.) for the construction crew (about 15-20 people) we would appreciate it! Please sign up with Lena Kobayashi who will be coordinating the meals.
July 28, 2002-Last Will and Testament, Part I: How to Prepare for a Funeral Service (Your Own)
Sunday, July 28, 12:30 PM, Howe Hall, SFVHC. This special workshop will be led by Pastor Rob Yonemoto with representatives from Fukui Mortuary. Bento lunch is available for all who come to the workshop. Cost for the lunch if $7. Please sign up and make your bento reservations by Sunday, July 21 with Shigeko Inaba or Sumi Kimura.
July 27-28, 2002-Craft Room at Obon Carnival
We need volunteers to help children with the crafts and others to greet and talk with the parents while they wait for their children. This is one of SFVHC’s outreach activities for our community. Sign up and take this opportunity to meet our neighbors.
Annual Congregational Meeting-Sunday June 9, 2002 at 9 AM in Howe Hall
We will be considering the propositions for the General Conference and church budgets. While only official members 18 years and older will be able to vot, everyone is encouraged to attend. Your participation, input, and vote are needed! PLEASE NOTE: On this Sunday, we will only have one English speaking worship service at 11 AM.
VBS Planning Meeting: Sunday, June 9, 2002, after second service in Modular 1A.
Lunch will be provided. Anyone interested inhelping to plan this year’s VBS is welcome to attend. Any questions? Contact Lena Kobayashi.
Youth Rally (Spiritual Quantize v.02)-Saturday, June 8, at West Covina Christian Church
1100 East Cameron Ave, West Covina from 6:30-9:30 PM featuring worship by WCCC youth, message by Kenny Wada and great fellowship! For more info contact Derek Bahmanou.
Q and A Session-Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 10:15 AM in Howe Hall
There will be a discussion on this year’s general conference propositions (Especially, the proposition concerning women in ministry.) All church members are encouraged to attend this discussion.
The JEMS Mt. Hermon Scholarship Fund Raising Tournament – May 31 at Los Verdes Golf Course. The proceeds will be used to help youth and leaders who need financial aid. The tournament has been one of the fun ways to raise about $3,000 for scholarships. Tee off begins at 11:00 a.m. Tournament fee is $80 with cart; $70 w/o cart. Both includes green fees, prizes for three flights: A, B, and Calloway and light lunch. Please sign up on sheet posted on the west door of Howe Hall by May 10. Make checks payable to JEMS.
All Church Retreat – April 26-28, 2002
at the Clarion Hotel in Ventura.
The JEMS-JAMS So-Cal Spring Concert – Sat., April 20 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Anaheim Japanese Free Methodist Church. Invite your “unchurched” friends to a FREE evening of music dedicated to our Lord. An offering will be received during the concert to assist JEMS with future concerts.Short Term Missions Team to Japan – March 15-25, 2002
Winter Vision 2002 – Jan 18-21, 2002
registration cards are now available on the table in back of Howe Hall. This conference for Jr. High and Sr. High students will take place on Jan. 18-21, 2002 at the Koinonia camp grounds in Watsonville. Registration deadline: Dec. 5, 2001.
Advent 2001 Calendar
SFVHC Ministry Team to New York City
Dates: Depart–Saturday (AM), December 15, 2001. Return– December 21, 2001.
In response to the calling God has put on our hearts through the invitation and appeal of Pauline Nishida, our SFVHC member who has been living and doing full time ministry in New York City for the past three years, we will be sending a SFV Holiness Church Ministry Team to New York City. We so appreciate your prayers for this 10 member team, and for its members: Grace Nixon, Nancy Howe, Tracy Kaku, Michelle Morita, Fuyumi Hashimoto, Stan Date, Guy Nakamura, Danny Cho, Aki Kawamata, and Rob Yonemoto. Pauline will be ministering with the team and helping to coordinate and lead the team’s day to day activities. Would you pray for all of the last minute preparations and arrangements that need to be completed, and especially for the loving unity and shared vision of the team, and for God’s preparation of their hearts for the ministry he will have for them in New York City? Thank you! (If you would like to contribute specifically to support this NYC ministry team, please make your check out to SFVHC and notate it, “NYC Ministry Team,” and place it in the offering plate or in the marked box at the back of Howe Hall.
Estimated cost per person: $750 to $900 dollars–includes roundtrip airfare; five nights hotel room (double occupancy), meals.
SFVHC Christmas Program Saturday, December 15, 2001.
We will be having two showings at 6:00PM or 7:45PM. It’ll be an evening of worship, testimony and fellowship in celebration of our Lord’s birth.
JEMS 2001 Christmas Concert December 2, 2001
Sunday, 6pm at the Japan America Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro, Los Angeles: ‘Star of Wonder’ featuring: All-Church Children’s Choir, All-Church Mass Choir, Azuma Sumako Kotobukikai, Free Methodist Body Worship, Holiness Youth Choir, Hula Na Akua Ohana Aikane, Calvin Joe/FCBC Walnut Worship Team, Carol Kiyotoki/Darlene Tamura, Larissa Lam, Losing Daylight (Marvin Lei), Modus Dei, OCCC Sr. Dance Troupe, Ransomed (Lori Fujikawa), Jennifer Sato, St. Mary’s S.S. Children, Lowell Edward Sue & Band, Dan Taguchi’s Jazz Combo, WLA Holiness Nichigo Choir, and Jimi Yamagishi. Tickets ($9) available through program participants, JAT box office (213)680-3700 (can be ordered as “will call”), or JEMS office (213) 613-0022, fax (213) 613-0211 The evening is dedicated to the “reason for the season.” Invite your friends and family to an inspirational evening of music and dance.
JEMS Annual Christmas Breakfast will be held on Sat., Dec. 1, 8:00 a.m. at Steven’s Steak and Seafood House (5332 Steven’s Place, City of Commerce).
Rev. Fred Tanizaki of Wintersburg Presbyterian Church will be the guest speaker. Join us for caroling, fellowship and a great breakfast! Cost: $9.50/person. Please sign sheet on the west door of Howe Hall by Nov. 26.
Baptism Classes –
Friday evenings, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 for youth, and Saturday mornings, Dec. 1 and 8, for adults.
Babysitting Day on Friday, November 23 (the day after Thanksgiving) from 10 AM-3 PM at the church.
Yahoo, freedom! 24:7, our college fellowship group, will be hosting a All children are welcome! Lunch will be provided (hot dogs or chicken nuggets). (Parents can provide their child’s lunch if they want to.) Please sign-up on the sheets posted on the doors of Howe Hall. If you decide to sign-up your kids during the week, please call Keri Otake or leave a message at the church. Have fun, parents!
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner-SFV Japanese American Community Center on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 5:30 PM
Please invite your friends and family to come and enjoy the food, special music, and special sharing! (Japanese translation provided!) We’d like to request that church members who are able to park away from the Pioneer Building where the dinner will be held so that guests and senior members can utilize the parking closest to the building. Thank you!

All Saint’s Night-SFVHC Howe Hall, Wednesday, October 31, 6:30-8:30 PM
All children, parents, grandparents are welcome. Adult costume contest. Games for the children.
Jana Alayra Family Concert-Sunday, October 28, 3-4 pm
Our SFVHC children have enjoyed singing Jana Alayra’s lively and uplifting songs in both our VBS and Koinonia Kids Ministries. Come hear her perform favorites such as “Jump, Jump, Jump” and “Absolutely Nothing” on Sunday, October 28, from 3-4pm at the Venice Japanese Community Center, 12448 Braddock Dr. in Los Angeles. This concert is primarily for ages 1-8 and is sponsored by the Venice-Santa Monica Free Methodist Church. $3.00 donation per person. Ice cream sundaes after concert. Tickets may be obtained at the door or call the VSMFMC church office at (310)822-8094. See Grace Cheng for directions.
JEMS Ladies Lunchen-Saturday, October 20, 2001, 8:30 am-1:30 pm
At Wintersburg Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana. Guest speaker will be Fay Angus, author of 12 books. There will be “make and take” craft classes and lunch prepared by a member of WPC, Peter Satitpunwaycha. Craft workshop description and registration forms will be on the table in the back of Howe Hall. Registration deadline: Oct. 8.
Rev. Dan Shinoda Memorial Service – Saturday, October 13, 2001, 4 pm
on Monday night, September 17, 2001 suddenly in his home in Palm Desert. He was 82. Rev. Dan was one of the pioneer Nisei pastors of the Holiness Conference and since 1945 had served the Conference with bold vision, faith in action, and a heart for the gospel. Please uphold his wife Yuri in your prayers. A Southern California memorial service will be helf for Rev. Dan on Saturday, October 13th, 4:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Alhambra.
Enjoy Christmas season in Branson with JEMS-Sign up by October 6, 2001
See the world famous Platters, Trail of Lights, Lawrence Welk Show, Fantastic Caverns, Yakov Smirnoff, Jim Stafford, Andy Williams, Showboat Cruise, Osmond Family, Precious Moments, and the Shoji Tabuchi Show! Total cost of tour: $1,250/person (double occupancy). See Diane Date for registration forms.
Joni Eareckson Tada Lecture – October 6, 2001, 6:30 pm
San Fernando Valley Japanese Community Center, 12953 Branford, Arleta, CA 91331. Light refreshments will be served.
SFVJACL Benefit Variety Show – September 29, 7 pm
Fundraising event towards the JACL scholarship fund. some of the musicians from lamplighters will be participating. The event will be helf in the Pioneer Building at the Community Center, starting at 7 pm. come and support our kids and this worthy cause. See Diane Date or Roland Hazama for tickets/info.
Prayer Meeting-Tuesday, September 11, 2001 in Howe Hall at 7:00 PM
In view of the tragic events of this day, and their profound consequences upon our nation and in the quiet of our hearts, we will be holding a special prayer meeting ~ open to all who would like to come ~ this evening at the church (Howe Hall) beginning at 7:00 PM. At such a time as this, on days like this, it is a precious blessing to be part of the Body of Christ, to be the children of God, and to simply be able to be together before our Father lifting our hearts and petitions to Him. If you are able to join us, please come. If you are not, please join with us in spirit.
Our hearts will be with you as well.
All Church Potluck Luncheon, Sunday, September 9th,
following our 11:00 AM worship service.
These all church potlucks have become somewhat rare events, so be sure not to miss this
one! We hope to see all of you for this time of fellowship and joy as we begin our new
church year together. We will be blessed by fellowship with, and good dishes from, our
Nichigo sisters and brothers too.
So bring your best dishes. Bring whatever you like! Spread the word to all your friends
and family members!
Appreciating God’s love and goodness in your fellowship (and cooking),

JEMS Men for Missions 12th Annual Golf Tournament, California Country Club, Whittier,
CA, Friday August 31, 2001, 7:30 AM.
Shotgun Medal Format. Open: To all men, women, jr. golfers who want to play and
support JEMS Missions Ministry. Hole in one prize: a BMW 325i. Registration DEADLINE:
August 14, 2001. Cost: $100. (cost includes donation to JEMS for their missions ministry).
Our church are the defending champions from last year: Yay, Glenn and Mattt
Sunday, August 26, 2001
Pauline Nishida, who is serving as a missionary in New York City, and Joy Tani, who is serving as a missionary in Machida, Japan, will both be with us to share what God is doing in their lives and ministries.
We also would like to invite you to join us for our coffee hour next Sunday. You’ll have the opportunity to fellowship with Pauline and Joy, and also with Curt and Grace Ogawa on their last Sunday with us before Curt begins his sabbatical

Godswilla Youth Retreat – August 24-26, 2001
JEMS Softball Tourney – Saturday, August 25, 2001, 9 AM-6 PM
Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance. Registration deadline: July 14, 2001 or
until 16 teams have been received. Fee: $250/team (up to 12 members), $20 for each
add’l player. Fee includes: t-shirt, lunch and awards. Divisions: Corinthians (more
competitive), Philippians (recreation). Guest Speaker: our own Kim Kira, Pastoral
Intern, Evergreen Baptist SGV. See Peter Tomita if you are interested in being a part of
a SFVHC (winning) team.
Nisei Church Basketball League
is accepting team registrations for the upcoming Fall season. See Diane Date for registration form and more info. Roster and registration fee must be received BY WEDNESDAY., August 22, 2001.
Co-Ed B-Ball Men’s ‘B’ B-Ball Men’s ‘A’ B-Ball
Hamilton H.S. South Gate H.S. South Gate H.S.
Mondays Mondays Tuesdays Shojinaga, Tony Kim and Peter Tomita

LA Dodgers game – Saturday, August 18, 2001, 7:10 PM
Anyone interested in seeing the LA Dodgers play the NY Mets on Sat, Aug 18, 7:10 PM.
The tickets are $10 each, children under 4 are free. Also, kids 14 and under will receive
a free Hot Wheels car that night. Tickets are limited and available on a pay first basis.
Contact Joe Cheng (818) 366-2694 ASAP to sign up or for more details. If you are able
to go and can provide a ride, or need one, please let Joe know so something can be

Damon Mori Baptism – Sunday, August 5, 2001, 11 am
Vacation Bible School – July 30, 2001 to August 3, 2001 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Daily
Son Country Japan. An exciting week to learn about God’s love for each one of us,
here in California as well as in faraway Japan. Our games, songs, and crafts will have
a Japanese flavor.

Craft Booth at Obon Carnival on July 28-29, 2001
SFVHC will be hosting a free craft booth at the Obon Carnival at the SFVJA Community
Center. Anyone interested in helping in this fruitful outreach ministry, please see Patti

Chuka Soba Luncheon on Sunday, July 15, 2001
Please join us following 11 AM worship service for Chuka Soba (cold noodles! Yum!)
The luncheon is being hosted by our Fujinkai to raise funds for VBS and a love offering
for Jin Tokuhara who is studying at the Tokyo Biblical Seminary.
Holiness Conference 80th Anniversary on Saturday, July 14, 2001 from 5-7 PM at
Sequoia Conference Center in Buena Park
Special theme of the evening will be honoring and giving thanks for our Nisei
pioneers. All are warmly invited! Cost is $24.50. Please sign up ASAP by picking up a
registration form at the back of Howe Hall, or calling the banquet registrar, Nina Miyaji,
at 323-722-6072. (The form has address, menu options, etc.) Thank you!
Holiness General Conference–July 12-14, 2001
Held at the Los Angeles Holiness Church. Our delegates: English–Friday: Stan Date,
Brian Inamine, Sets Tomita, Bryce Yokomizo; Saturday: Erin Fujitani, Brian Inamine,
JoAnn Mori, Morris Nakamura/ Nichigo–Friday: Masako Watanabe; Saturday: Takie
Ono; Nichigo observers: Naomi Koya and Seiko Unagami. Thank you to all of you for a
labor of love on our behalf.
Praise and Worship Night – Saturday, July 7, 2001 from 7-9 PM in Howe Hall
Koinonia Music Fellowship hosts a night of music. Featuring our young musicians
performing your favorite old and new worship songs. Enjoy a night filled with song and
fellowship. Light refreshements will be served.
JEMS Mt. Hermon Summer Conference
June 24-30 for the Family, Jr. High, Inter-High, Sr. High, College and Special camps,
and July 1-7 for the Career group. Registration cards are on the back table.
Registration deadline is May 21st.
Father’s Day Coffee Hour, Sunday, June 17, 10:15 -11:00 am
Annual Congregational Meeting- Sunday, June 10, 2001, 9 AM in Howe Hall
Your participation, input, and vote are vitally needed! Please note that we will only
have one English speaking worship at 11 AM. We will be discussing major issues
affecting our church and Conference. Please come to be informed and to make a
difference. Download handouts. Childcare will be provided.
All Church Clean Up – Sunday, May 20, 2001
After the 11 am service. Bring your work clothes to change into after service.
Asian American Women’s Conference Saturday, May 19, 2001
First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton. For registration for and/or more info see
brochure on back table of Howe Hall. See Diane Date or Nancy Lee for group
registration. Group and early registration deadline: May 1.
Mother’s Day Coffee Hour, Sunday, May 13, 10:15 -11:00 am
Presented by our Junior Highers and High Schoolerswith our gratitude for you, Mom.
Infant/Child Dedication Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13.
If you would like to dedicate your child to the Lord, please contact one of the pastors
by May 6.
Koinonia Shepherds Meeting, May 12, 2001 at 9 am.
In Howe Hall.

Pre-Mt. Hermon Rally Sat., May 12th, 7-9 p.m.
Cerritos Baptist Church (11947 Del Amo Blvd., Cerritos) Attention all youth! Come join
us for a great time of worship, fellowship and FUN!! You don’t have to be a conferee to
Potluck Luncheon for Kimi Kudo-Sunday, May 6, 2001 after 11 am service
Kimi will be returning to Japan at the end of his school term.
National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 5, 2001
Funeral Service for William Hicks, Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 10:00 AM
St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Cannan Road, Westlake Village
Easter Sunday Service – April 15, 2001
9am. English Easter Service in Sanctuary.
10:15am. Special Easter Coffer Hour on the patio.
11am. Japanese Easter Service in Howe Hall.
11am. English Easter Service & Celebration of Baptism in Sanctuary
Good Friday Communion Services
April 13th, 9am. and 7:30pm. Childcare will be provided.
Palm Sunday All Church Picnic & Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 8, 2001, 10am. to 3 pm.
Invite your friends and relatives to join us! BBQ chicken, hotdogs and beverages will be provided. Veteran’s Park , 13000 Sayre Street, Sylmar
For those unable to attend, we will be having a 9am. worship service in Howe Hall
Post Winter Vision Rally Will be held this Saturday, April 7, here at SFVHC, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are invited! Join us for worship, message, testimonies and slide show!!

March 2-4, 2001 – SFVHC All Church Retreat – New Clarion Hotel (formerly called the
Ventura Beach Hotel) in Ventura. Guest speaker: Pastor Wayne Ogimachi
February 25, 2001 after the 11:00 service. 55-PLUS Luncheon Order your bento lunch
($8) from Sumi Kimura or Shigeko Inaba (9:00 service) or from Otis Olinger (11:00
Service). Guest speaker will be Harold Muraoka. You don’t have to be 55+ to attend. All
are welcomed.
February 4, 2001- Sunday School/Koinonia Kids Starts February 4, 2001
On February of 2001, SFVHC will inaugurate a brand new Sunday Children’s Ministry.
The planning for this new ministry is in process by the Children’s Ministry Creation and
Planning Team (Grace Cheng, Leslie Eng, Cindy Gin, Stacey Lim, JoAnn Mori, Joy
Takahashi, Lynne Yonemoto). Please join our excitement as we look to the future of
our Children’s Ministry!
February 4, 2001-Second Service Starts. SFVHC will inaugurate a Two-Service Format.
The First Service will be at 9:00 a.m. and the Second Service will be at 11:00 a.m. with
a Coffee/Fellowship Hour placed between the two worship services.
February 4, 2001 – Two Service Format Begins – 9:00am and 11:00am services with
Coffee/Fellowship Hour in between.
January 14, 2001- New Konionia Group Season Begins
December 17th – Joint Baptism Worship, Christmas Coffee Hour following.
Thanksgiving Dinner — Saturday, November 11, 2000, contact Brian Inamine.
All Saints Night — Tuesday, October 31, 2000, contact Kelly Kira.
Udon Luncheon — Sunday, October 29, 2000.
JEMS So. Cal Youth Concert — Saturday, September 23, 2000, Centenary UM Church, 300
S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, 213-617-9097. For info call: 213-613-0022.
Installation of 2000-2001 Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees — Sunday, September
17, 2000
SFVJA Community Center Senior Citizen’s Food Sale — Friday, September 17, 2000
SFV Holiness Youth Choir Begins — September 10, 2000 for children 1st through 6th grade
during children’s church at 11:30am Sundays.
Godswilla Youth Retreat — August 25, 2000 to August 27, 2000
Vacation Bible School — July 31, 2000 to August 4, 2000. Watch for more info!
51st Annual JEMS Mt. Hermon Summer Conference — will be June 25 to July 1, 2000 for
family and youth camps. July 2 to 8, 2000 for the career group. Registration cards are now available on the back table in Howe Hall.
Easter Sunday Service — April 23, 9:30 a.m. Baptism, 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Service.
Good Friday Communion Services — Friday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Howe Hall.
Lent Prayer Services — Last Service on MONDAY, April 17, 7:30 p.m. in Howe Hall, Childcare provided! NOTE THE DATE CHANGE.
San Fernando Valley Holiness All Church Retreat — will be at the Ventura Beach Hotel
from March 31 through April 2, 2000. Child care will be provided. Registration forms now
available, deadline is March 5, 2000. SFVHC greatly encourages all to attend.
Sunday School Teachers Meeting — will be Sunday, February 20th following the worship
service. Speaker Pastor Rob.
JEMS 9th Annual Co-ed Volleyball Tournament–will be on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at El Camino College in Torrance, see Diane Date for a registration form and general information sheet.
Wes Terasaki & Faith Bible Worship Team Concert –will be on Saturday, January 15, 2000 at Wintersburg Presbyterian Church and on Sunday, January 16, 2000 at Centenary United Methodist Church, mark your calendars.
Christmas Program–will be on Sunday December 19, 1999, mark your calendars.
JEMS Christmas Concert–will be on Sunday December 5, 1999 at 6pm at the Japan America Theatre (244 So. San Pedro St., Los Angeles). Tickets ($8/person) are available from Greg
Oda, Diane Date, theatre box office and the JEMS office.
JEMS Christmas Breakfast–will be on Saturday December 4, 1999, 8am at Sequoia
Conference Center in Buena Park (7530 Orangethorpe Ave.) Speaker will be our own Rev. Curt
Ogawa!! See sign up sheet on the west door of Howe Hall. Cost: $8.95/person.
All Church Clean Up–will be on Saturday November 6, 1999 from 9am to Noon. Lunch will be
Bible Town workshop–will be on Saturday November 6, 1999 here at SFVHC, from 9:30am to 11am. Anyone interested in learning how to use the Bible Town game is welcome to attend. We especially welcome Sunday School teachers. If you are interested in attending, please call the church office (896-1676) so we can plan better.
Benevolence Committee–will be holding a food sale on Sunday, November 14, 1999 following the worship service. Proceeds will be used to provide thanksgiving food for shut-ins and others. We need people to bring food for the sale. The committee is hoping to get a variety of food so people can mix and match some bentos. (Suggestions: spam musubi, chicken, cabbage salad,