June 2006

A m o n t h l y P u b l i c a t i o n o f t h e R e l i g i o u s S c i e n c e C h u r c h o f H o n o l u l u

The Word

Volume 25, Issue 6

Awakening Humanity to Its Spiritual Magnificence ...


The Club House (above) and an aerial view of the property at 150 Country Club Road.
(Photos courtesy of Oahu Country Club)

Science of Mind® is a first-class teaching and the Religious Science Church of Honolulu has been doing a first-class job of presenting it for 25 years. That's why our Board of Trustees is committed to celebrating our 25th Anniversary in first-class fashion. The Celebration and Banquet will be held at the Oahu Country Club, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. Nestled between the lush Nuuanu Valley mountains and overlooking downtown Honolulu, the Club is the perfect setting for our gala celebration. The date is Friday, August 18. Festivities begin at 6:00 P.M. with pupu and a no-host bar. A gourmet banquet will follow the social time. Dr. Sue Rubin's after dinner address will kick off the evening's program, which will also feature special music and a number of surprises. Valet parking, banquet, entertainment and all taxes and gratuities are included in the $50.00 per person ticket price for this special event. The nohost bar is not included. Those wishing to imbibe may purchase scrip on site to be used at the bar.

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Religious Science Church of Honolulu The Center for Positive Living Awakening Humanity to Its Spiritual Magnificence…
Member of Religious Science International
Paul Conrad (June 6) Winnie Campbell (June 7) Office, classes, and Sunday Celebrations of Life: Susan Yokoyama (June 7) 1521 South King Street, #301 George Gee (June 11) Phone: (808) 947-0690 Alicia Francis (June 13) Dial an Inspiration: (808) 949-1269 O.A. Duffy (June 15) FAX: (808) 949-1269 Mackenzie St. Laurence (June 25) E-Mail: info@HonoluluReligiousScience.org Website: www.HonoluluReligiousScience.org Bob Thomas (June 30) Rose Cohen (June 30)
MINISTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Rev. Frank White 947-0690 Rev. White is available for spiritual counseling by appointment. The fee is $50.00 per hour. He is also available for weddings, memorial services and naming (christening) services. LICENSED PRACTITIONERS Bonnie Prebula 526-1536 Frank White 947-0690 There is a fee for professional Practitioner work. However, no one will ever be denied Practitioner services because of a temporary financial challenge. Your Practitioner will include treatment for your abundance in their work for you. Treatment done following a Sunday Celebration of Life is a gift from the Practitioner to you and to our Center. President : Rev. Frank White 947 - 0690 (Spiritual Education) Vice President: Bonnie Prebula 526 - 1536 (Expansion/Membership) Treasurer: Gerard “Jerry” Kohn 923 - 1317 (Financial) Secretary: Bob Thomas 941- 8962 (Volunteers) Member at Large: Monica Borden 949 - 8694 (Social) Member at Large: VACANT (Facilities and Equipment) Member at Large: William Schulz 239 - 0964 (Public Relations and Publicity)

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If you have a birthday this month but your name isn't here, please call the office and let us know. We want to wish you a Happy Birthday, too!

WORD STAFF Editor-in-Chief: Layout/Graphics: Rev. Frank White Deborah Robarts

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Dads are often the butts of jokes in the various media. The uncaring, outof-touch, and bumbling father figure is practically a cliché. For every "Father Knows Best" there are dozens of Al Bundys. Certainly there are men who are Rev. Frank White considerably less than ideal parents, but Credit: Monica Borden I don't believe their numbers are anything at all like popular depictions would have us believe. Perhaps I see what I want to see, but it seems to me that I see more young fathers actively engaged in parenting today than I saw in my own generation or in the generation of my own father. These guys are hands-on dads who obviously care about their kids and show it. I see hugging and affectionate touching between these fathers and their offspring that I don't remember seeing around me when I was growing up. I was a hands-on dad to by own son, but it always seemed to me that I was kind of in a minority in that respect. If my perceptions are correct and not just the product of wishful thinking, I can only see this as a very good thing. Yes, we live in a rush-rush society and great demands are made on the time and energy of all parents, but I see so many young fathers making time to be with and for their sons and daughters in spite of heavy work loads and long hours. Walk through the local malls, or better yet sit down in one and watch the passing parade. Notice the fathers giving their kids rides on their shoulders. See the ones cradling little ones in their arms or pushing buggies and tot carriers. Look at the pride on their faces and the joy in their step. As you pass local parks and playing fields, count the number of men coaching their own kids and others. I believe there has been a shift in our society from the old mistaken belief that it was up to the mothers to take care of the kids and it was the man's job to provide for them and never should a man stoop to being openly affectionate to his children lest he be considered somehow unmanly. To this shift in consciousness, I can only say "Well done, guys! Keep up the good work -- and Happy Father's Day." You are Love!

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Editor's Note: Most of our Board Members were off-island at various times for a good part of May. This led to missed publication deadlines for this month's "From Our Board Room" column. We trust that it will resume as scheduled next month.

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." ~ Harmon Killebrew, baseball star Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it. ~ Clarence Budington Kelland, author Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~ Bill Cosby, comedian/actor Any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad. ~ Anonymous When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~ Mark Twain, author It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. ~ Ann Sexton, poet A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~ Anonymous

WE CARE! We want to know if you're housebound or in hospital. If you'd like a phone call or a visit, let us know. You're an important part of our `ohana. Call the office, or have someone call if you can't. We'll get right back to YOU.

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Ready to laugh? Want a really "feel good" evening? Then join us on Friday, June 9, for all of that and more. We have a really special movie lined up for you as we switch gears in our selection for Movie Night and go to a category that our Social Portfolio holder, Monica Borden, has dubbed "Worth Another Look." Our selection for June 9 is definitely worth another look. Almost always included in any list of the greatest American films and arguably referred to by many critics as the greatest musical ever made, this one has it all: great cast, sharp screen play, outstanding direction and camera work, music that sets you to humming and tapping your toes, and dancing that is at times literally breathtaking. Produced before the current movie rating system went into effect, this film is suitable for all audiences. Its running time is less than two hours. As always for our Movie Nights, you bring your own favorite snacks and beverages and we'll provide the popcorn. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7:00. There's a $1.00 per person cover charge, payable at the time you sign up. The signup sheet is at the Hospitality Desk. You can also pay on the night of the showing, but it really does help us know how many chairs to set up if you sign up and pay in advance. One of America's most respected critics said this about the film we'll be watching together this month: "The score is joyful, the comedy smart and knowing, the dancing spectacular in the most easily (and genuinely) likeable movie ever made." When was the last time you genuinely liked a movie you went to see?

Our 25th Anniversary Celebration is going to take a lot of people working in committees to bring it off in the style of which we can all be proud. If you're asked to serve on a committee for the event, just say "Yes!" Better still, don't wait to be asked. Tell one of our Board Members that you want to help. Among other tasks, we'll need people with beautiful penmanship to address invitations, people to plan and execute the decorations for the banquet room at the Country Club, people to prepare the printed program for the evening, and drivers willing to provide transportation for those needing it. We're still open to receiving help in preparing photo albums of our history.

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Through the years we've had frequent requests to hold some classes in the daytime. This month we're going to do some experimenting. Rev. Frank will present the "There's Something about Mary" class on Wednesday, June 14, from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M. Pre-registration will be most appreciated. It will help us to know how to set up the classroom and how much class material to have on hand. Registration can be accomplished at the Hospitality Desk on any Sunday, or fees can be mailed to our P.O. Box. (Please don't mail cash.) The registration fee is $10.00 for current members of RSCH and $20.00 for nonmembers. The class examines the chaotic beginnings of Christianity and the competing forces that ultimately shaped the New Testament and the direction of the new religion. It will look at the various ways Mary Magdalene has been viewed through the centuries and present possible reasons for these contrasting and sometimes conflicting views. If you've read Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code and/or seen the current movie based upon it, this class may give you a better perspective on the controversial premises upon which Brown's work hinges. This experimental day class is testing the water for possible other day class offerings. If the response is a positive one, we definitely may see more classes presented in the daytime.

Once there was a little boy who lived in the country. The family had to use an outhouse, and the little boy hated it because it was hot in the summer, cold in the winter and stank all the time. The outhouse sat on the bank of a creek and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the water. One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. So he got a large stick and pushed. Finally, the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away. That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the little boy asked why. The dad replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it, son?" The boy admitted that it was. Then he thought for a moment and said, "Dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth." His father replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father wasn't in that cherry tree!!"

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Sunday Celebration of Life



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Bring a First-time Guest Sunday

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Looking ahead
July 23-29: Asilomar Conference - Pacific Grove, California July 24: Actual 25th Anniversary of Our Church Charter August 11: Game Night (Role Playing) - TBA August 18: 25th Anniversary Celebration and Banquet Dr. Sue Rubin, Special Guest Speaker Oahu Country Club, 6:00 P.M. October 28: "Make a Difference Day" November 18: Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner December 24: Candlelighting Service

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Mexican food really does have more to offer than tacos and burritos. Our Supper Club outing this month will give diners an opportunity to see (and taste) that for themselves. Our intrepid eaters will head out to Aiea on Friday, June 23, to sample the fares of Chef Juan Madrigal at El Charro II in the Westridge Shopping Center. Tacos, burritos, tamales, carne asada and the like are on El Charro's menu, but what sets El Charro apart from other Island purveyors of Mexican food is Madrigal's seafood specialties. Tostadas de Ceviche; Mexican Shrimp Cocktail; Enchiladas stuffed with shrimp, crab, or a seafood medley; and Camarones Rancheros (shrimp with a sauce of onions, tomatoes, garlic, jalapenos and oregano) are just a few of the items you're not too likely to find on other local menus. Prices range from $6.95 to $24.95 and there are children's plates under $5.00 for children under 12. El Charro II is at 98-115 Kaonohi Street in the Westridge Shopping Center across from Anna Miller's and Circuit City. See the map below. For newcomers to our `ohana, "Supper Club" is just a term we use for a particular kind of social activity. There's nothing to join and no club dues or anything like that. We just get together to share a meal and fellowship at different kinds of restaurants. The unofficial motto has always been, "Sign up, show up, eat up and pay up." It is necessary to sign up b ecause we have to give the various managements confirmations on our reservations. We order from the menus, so your cost is determined by what you order. Join us for this one. Our reservations are for 6:00 P.M. on June 23. We'll need to give El Charro II our final count by June 21.

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Editor's Note: So many of you told us how much you enjoyed the church bloopers we ran last month that we have some more for you. These sentences actually appeared in various church bulletins or were announced in church services. The guilty shall remain anonymous. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice. _____ Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered. _____ The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. _____ Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow. _____ The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon. _____ This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin. _____ Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done. _____ Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door. _____ The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. _____ Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance. _____ The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours." Our thanks to Bob Thomas for calling these and last month's to our attention.

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10. Well, how 'bout that? I'm lost! Looks like we'll have to stop and ask for directions. 9. You know Pumpkin, now that you're thirteen, you're ready for unchaperoned car dates. Won't that be fun? 8. I noticed that all of your friends have a certain hostile attitude. I like that. 7. Here's a credit card and the keys to my new car. GO CRAZY!! 6. What do you mean you wanna play football? Figure skating's not good enough for you, son? 5. Your Mother and I are going away for the weekend. You might want to consider throwing a party. 4. Well, I don't know what's wrong with your car. Probably one of those doo-hickey thingies -ya know -- that makes it run or something. Just have it towed to a mechanic and pay whatever he asks. 3. No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring. Now quit your belly-aching, and let's go to the mall. 2. Whaddya wanna go and get a job for? I make plenty of money for you to spend. 1. What do I want for Father's Day? Aahh -- don't worry about that. It's no big deal. (Okay, they might say it. But they don't mean it)

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Sundays at our Center
Corner of King and Kalakaua
Sunday Celebrations of Life
10:00 A.M. 1521 South King Street, Suite #301 June 4 "Your Constant Companion" June 11 "Good Vibrations" June 18 "Who's Your Daddy?" June 25 "How to Increase Your Good"

This Month's Topics
"Your Constant Companion" Sometimes we may feel like the Lone Ranger, alone against a sea of troubles. It's a delusion. The truth is as close as our heartbeat. "Good Vibrations" Back in the '60's The Beach Boys sang about picking up good vibrations. We all pick up vibrations and send them out -- and some of them aren't so good. What's your vibratory level? "Who's Your Daddy?" A catch phrase that's over 100 years old gained new prominence during last year's World Series in a different context than it has previously known. It has real relevance in a spiritual context. "How to Increase Your Good" It's perfectly natural to want to experience greater good in every aspect of one's life. There's an equally natural method of letting that greater good unfold.

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Awakening Humanity to Its Spiritual Magnificence...

There is One Infinite Power, One Supreme Intelligence, One Unconditional Love. It is All There Is and It is One. Whether I call It God or Father or Mind is of no consequence and doesn't change Its Nature one iota. In this One I live and move and have m being. Its Nature is my nature, Its y Qualities are my qualities at the level of my acceptance and understanding. I AM one with this One. Moment by moment and day by day I open myself to a greater acceptance of this truth of by being. I consciously seek a greater understanding of my connection with the Divine. I AM an individualized and specialized expression of It and I know it. As I move through each day I welcome and recognize this Divine Presence in everything I do -- in everything I experience. It informs my every perception, illuminates every event. I AM an ever expanding consciousness of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. I AM prospered in every possible way. I expect nothing but good and I bless the good that is mine and am grateful for the good that is on its way. I gratefully let it be so. And so it is! Rev. Frank White

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