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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, March 6, 2004

Top essay writers to get cash awards

Advertiser Staff

The Tenrikyo Mission, as part of its 50th anniversary, is hosting a high school essay contest, with prizes ranging from $200 to $500. An essay contest for any writer is offering $300 to $1,000 prizes.

The theme for the high school contest, with a deadline of May 15, is "The Role of Religion in the 21st Century," with a limit of 2,500 words.

The theme for the open division is "My Point of View on Tenrikyo," with a limit of 5,000 words.

For contest rules, questions, prize announcements and address, contact: Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawai'i at 595-6523 or tenrikyo@lava.net.

Founders Tour to deliver meals

Meals on Wheels, a nonprofit group that delivers meals to the homebound, is planning a Founders Tour as part of its 25th anniversary.

The tour will partner current clergy and lay people from the nine founding churches with volunteers on delivery routes in their neighborhoods on March 16 and March 18.

For information: 988-6747.

Organists group offers scholarship

The Hawaii chapter of the American Guild of Organists is offering scholarships for lessons.

Recipients — who must be residents of Hawai'i and be interested in learning to play the organ for churches, weddings and funerals — will earn half the cost of the organ lessons for a year.

For scholarship application: Ruth Urben, 623-5140. Deadline: May 31.

Alliance wins activism award

The local chapter of the Interfaith Alliance, a national grassroots organization promoting the healing role of religion in public life, won the top prize in the Bishop P. Francis Murphy Local Activism Award presentations.

The Interfaith Alliance meets 8:45 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the United Church of Christ conference center, 15 Craigside Place.

Information: Executive director Jo-Anna Nakata, 239-7771 or nakataj005@hawaii.rr.com.