This week in history, May 22-28

International Strides for Peace

This week in history, May 22-28:

  • Peter Koch departs as the first missionary to Europe (May 22, 1963)
  • The American Clergy Leadership Conference is inaugurated (May 22, 2000)
  • The Universal Ballet Company is established (May 24, 1984)
  • Women of Peace Rally takes place in Jerusalem (May 24, 2004)
  • Interfaith clergy attend the Marriage Blessing Ceremony (May 27, 2001)

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Your Weekly Update – May 20

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Every week the National Ministry Team compiles stories and important upcoming events in a quick weekly update video. Here is what we cover this week:

Third Annual Ocean Summit

Forty ocean-lovers and Ocean Providence leaders gathered for the Third Annual Leadership Ocean Summit at East Garden in New York. Over the weekend of May 14-15, they listened to and shared testimonies and memories of spending time with True Father out on the water. A highlight of the program was an informative session and goal-setting activity for getting involved with Ocean Providence. Participants were left inspired and renewed to continue building upon their passion and goals for ocean-related projects.

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Peace King Cup Fishing Tournament

On Saturday, May 14, the Peace King Cup Luncheon and Awards Ceremony celebrated this year’s fishing tournament and True Parents’ 56th Marriage Blessing anniversary. Winners received a cash prize and trophy, and shared about the challenges and triumphs of their fishing experience. This year, 145 people braved a day of fishing on the Hudson River, rain or shine, and were part of the biggest turnout in the tournament’s history. If you missed this year’s tournament, you don’t have to wait a whole year to go fishing! Contact Captain Takahashi (ktaka10591@gmail.com or 914-629-7660) to schedule your fishing trip this summer.

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Bay Area Can Do It!

The Bay Area Family Church held a We Can Do It seminar for Tribal Messiahship the weekend of May 14 and 15, presented by Demian Dunkley, the director of evangelism for FFWPU-USA

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God Bless America Family Festival

On June 5, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally, the 62nd anniversary of the founding of HSA-UWC, and the 54th Day of All True Things with True Mother. Join us at Belvedere on June 5 with your family and friends, where there will be international food, an anniversary celebration, live music, fun for kids, and more!

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Parents in Bay Area Get Real About Pornography

~from FFWPU-USA, BFM

Rev. Kevin Thompson, pastor of the Bay Area Family Church, gave an informative presentation on pornography and the effects of it to a congregation of interested parents on Sunday, April 25. Rev. Thompson recently attended the Set Free Summit with 40 other passionate Unificationists, which addressed the pornography culture. The following are some key points that Rev. Thompson emphasized in his presentation. For more information on pornography, please visit puremind.online.
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Your Weekly Update – May 13

~from FFWPU-USA official site (familyfed.org)

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Every week the National Ministry Team compiles stories and important upcoming events in a quick weekly update video. Here is what we cover this week:

Cheong Pyeong Azalea Great Works Festival

Watch the Weekly Update video for a news of the recent festival in Korea and to hear True Mother’s recent message.

 

Celebration with True Mother

On June 5, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally, the 62nd anniversary of the founding of HSA-UWC, and the 54th Day of All True Things with True Mother. Join us at Belvedere on June 5 with your family and friends, where there will be international food, an anniversary celebration, live music, fun for kids, and more!

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Peace King Cup Fishing Tournament

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s tournament! Check out the photos and leaderboard of this week’s catches at peacekingcup.com.

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National Ministry Team Monthly Meeting

~from FFWPU-USA official site

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On May 11, the National Ministry Team met for their most recent monthly meeting. A mixed air of excitement and determination filled the room in light of the upcoming God Bless America Family Festival. The sense that we are approaching a significant turning point in God’s Providence in America grew with each presentation given by representatives from Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) affiliates and by the many Unificationists who are pursuing creative, independent initiatives around the country.

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We Are God’s Winning Team

~FFWPU-USA

The 430 Tribal Messiahship Leadership Conference was an eventful, fun-filled, practical and informative program, leaving participants refreshed and ready to take Vision 2020 into their own hands. From building bonds as a family to honing in on the value of Tribal Messiahship, participants finished the week strong on April 14 and 15 by setting clear goals, sharing their determinations, and gaining tools to take action. Continue reading We Are God’s Winning Team

Honing in on Tribal Messiahship

~~from FFWPU-USA

The 150 participants of the 430 Tribal Messiahship National Leadership Conference, taking place this week at the International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas, had a busy day on April 13, day 2 of the conference. The theme for the day was “Vision and Modeling,” which provided participants with the opportunity to hone in closely on their dreams and aspirations, pinpoint how those fit into God’s Providence, and explore what Tribal Messiahship has to do with everything.

The day started with a Hoon Dok Hwe (scripture reading) session and a testimony given by Bay Area Family Church Pastor, Rev. Kevin Thompson, on the recent Set Free Summit in North Carolina, where he and 40 other pastors and ministry leaders gained tools to help their community deal with the issue of internet pornography.

After an exercise session, breakfast, and group prayer, FFWPU North America Continental Chairman Dr. Ki Hoon Kim gave an overview of True Parents’ 40-year ministry in America, highlighting the significance of each step they took to wake up America and move God’s Providence forward. FFWPU USA President Dr. Michael Balcomb followed up with a presentation on Vision 2020 and our plan for the next four years to continue True Parents’ legacy and further their work in waking up America to its true purpose.

Upon this basis, Demian Dunkley, Director of Evangelism, gave three afternoon sessions on Tribal Messiahship that sparked discussion, encouraged personal reflection, and clarified how participants personally fit into True Parents’ legacy, then and now. His first session, titled “We Are God’s Hope,” allowed participants to discover in what ways God is counting on each and every one of them, particularly as a channel of love to the people with whom they connect on a daily basis. During this session, Blessing & Family Ministry Director, Crescentia DeGoede, gave a talk and guided reflection about the Marriage Blessing Ceremony and the Blessing Movement, and how by bringing people to the Blessing we help create strong families centered on God who positively impact the world. The second session asked participants to reflect on, “What Dream Do You Have?”, bringing their personal passions and skills into play, and in the last session, “Building the Kingdom,” Demian shared practical steps to making the Tribal Messiahship vision a reality.


One of the newest Tribal Messiahship resources available to everyone is an online collection of readings, videos, and other resources designed to help you understand, feel inspired about, and kickstart your Tribal Messiahship. If you’ve ever found yourself asking, “What is Tribal Messiahship?”, “Why do we need Tribal Messiahship?” and “How do we start?”, visit familyfed.org/tribe to get started with your Tribal Messiahship today!

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