A church marquee is a common enough sight on Maui. Here in Japan, Buddhist temples sometimes do the same thing in their own way.
Our local Shingon sect Buddhist Temple has a chalkboard out by the street and the minister writes notices and words of wisdom on it from time to time. There is usually a poster as well.
There is also a note about Aoba-matsuri - the celebration of the birthday of Kobo Daishi, founder of the Shingon sect (born June 15, 774), and of Kogyo Daishi who founded the Buzan Division of Shingon Sect (June 17, 1095). Daishi is not a surname, but rather a posthumous honorific title meaning "great master".
This "minister's message" is an important theme in Buddhism. We cannot control the myriad external things which affect our lives for good or ill, but we can choose the way in which we respond to them. Thus, our happiness or unhappiness is a choice we ourselves make. That is certainly something I need to be reminded of from time to time.