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Harris United Methodist Church was a refuge for Hawaii's early Japanese immigrants, offering solace and friendship in a new land. The congregation, which held together through several relocations, will celebrate its 125th anniversary July 14. Members posed in front of the second church building on River Street in 1925. The man wearing a bow tie at the center of the photo, standing on the second step, is Hyotaro Inouye, who is holding his infant son, future U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM REL HARRIS - 05 JULY 2013- Harris United Methodist Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary July 14 with a special service and dedication of its Peace Bell Tower. The bell tower was a project 40 years in the making and represents the church's mission of striving for peace and justice. Pictured testing the bell are Co-Chairs Mary Matsuoka and Ray Okimoto. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM @Caption1:The bell tower at Harris
United Methodist Church was 40 years in the making and represents the church's mission of striving for peace and justice. Bell tower committee members: Kitty Robertson, left, Ted Sukiyama, Mary Matsuoka, Ray Okimoto, Kimi Sugamura and Norma Kehrberg. At left, Matsuoka and Okimoto, co-chairs of the committee, test the new bell.