Utah Community Meets FFWPU Continental Chairman

On August 13, 2017, the Salt Lake City Family Church held an intimate Sunday Service with FFWPU Continental Chairman of North America, Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, and his wife. After receiving a brief tour of the Capitol and the LDS Temple Square the previous day, Dr. Kim and Mrs. Kim had the opportunity to get to know the community while providing an update on national news within the Unification movement.

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ニュースレター「VISION2020」第109号(8月15日号)を発行

2017年8月11日

ニュースレター「日本統一運動Newsletter VISION2020」の第109号(8月15日号)を発行しました。

 

今回は、以下の内容を取り上げています。

1.  「天一国特別世界巡回師」が日本巡回を完了
2.   二世圏祝福推進のための「全国責任者ネット会議」開催
3.   “年上層”祝福推進の取り組み―南東京教区希苑家庭教会
4.   岩手教区の地域・家庭集会の取り組み
5.   宋龍天・全国祝福家庭総連合会総会長を迎え、京都教区で「合同日曜礼拝」
6.   徳野英治会長が茨城、青森教区を巡回
7.  「第四期天一国青年宣教師」が国内伝道40日路程を終了
8.   各地のニュース
第5地区が全教会をインターネットで結んで「特別礼拝」
南東京教区で「天一国主人自己牧会プログラム」
愛媛教区で「第2回 神氏族メシヤ活動報告会」
高知教区でファミリー礼拝
北広島・北家庭教会が小学生低学年向けセミナー

 

PDF版はこちら⇒ ニュースレター第109号 PDF版

Welcome Rev. Buessing & Thank You Dr. Balcomb

Dear Pastors, Community Leaders, and Blessed Families,
It has truly been a great victory for Heavenly Parent, True Parents, and our American family at Madison Square Garden on July 15. Following such victory, and looking forward to the fulfillment of Vision 2020, True Mother has made some changes in the organization of our worldwide movement. Attached is the International Memo outlining these structural and personnel changes.

Now & Then Contest Winner

To celebrate 35 years of marriage for the participants of the 1982 Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony at Madison Square Garden, we invited the 2,075 couples to join a contest and earn a chance at winning a free trip to Hawaii, as well as other great prizes. The couples were asked to post pictures of themselves on Facebook or Instagram at the Blessing Ceremony and present day. The video above shows all the entries among the 2,075 couples, then and now, and the lucky winners can be found below! 

THE WINNERS

FIRST PLACE PRIZE: TRIP TO HAWAII

WINNERS: WILLIAM & DONNA SELIG

SECOND PLACE PRIZE: BROADWAY TICKETS

WINNERS: GARY & GAIL VEITH

THIRD PLACE PRIZE: $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE

WINNERS: JOSEPH & AKIKO LEE

FOURTH PLACE PRIZE: AWARD-WINNING QUEEN KONA COFFEE

WINNERS: ROBERT & MATSUYO YEE

FIFTH PLACE PRIZE: PEACE STARTS WITH ME T-SHIRTS

WINNERS: ROBERT & YOKO BECKER

In case you missed it, here’s the Facebook Live contest winner draw!

週刊ブリーフィング (2017年 7月1日)

1. 真の父母様の動静
– ビジョン2020勝利のためのヨーロッパ・東北大陸 天一国指導者特別総会

2. 世界ニュース
– 神氏族メシヤ活動 (韓国:江原教区、2017天地人真の父母天宙祝福式 / ベナン:西アフリカ指導者神氏族メシヤセミナー)
– 平和運動(韓国:南北統一運動国民連合、統一安保トークコンサート / イスラエル:世界平和国会議員連合創設式 / コンゴ民主共和国:世界平和国会議員連合カンファレンス / ブルキナファソ:「平和、安全保障、持続可能な平和カンファレンス」 / ベナン:平和大使会議および任命式 / コートジボワール:世界平和女性連合カンファレンスおよび25周年記念式)
– 青年活動 (パラグアイ:統一武道人格教育修練会 / コスタリカ:純潔運動本部出帆式)
– 主要ニュース (2017希望大韓民国、対国民和合統一市郡区前進大会 / 日本:岡山合同天運相続5000名礼拝 / 韓国:2017統一思想学術大会) Continue reading 週刊ブリーフィング (2017年 7月1日)

55th Day of All True Things FamilyFest

Family Fest-2017-05

On a beautiful, sunny and breezy spring day, hundreds of Unificationists and friends from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Bridgeport, participants of the Generation Peace Academy, as well as visitors from the Tarrytown, New York area celebrated the 55th Day of All True Things at a day-long family festival at Belvedere.

The festival included an exciting variety of events including a Sunday Service, tours of the newly opened Hyo Jeong East Garden Museum, and the closing luncheon of this weekend’s 1975 missionary reunion. A medley of music and performances was also provided by Apple Heaven USA, the Family Churches of Manhattan and Belvedere, and other local artists. Vendors sold food and merchandise, and children enjoyed games, pony rides, and bouncy castles. Festival participants shared in community and fellowship, which provided an opportunity for newcomers to experience the culture and traditions of our True Parents and the Unification community.

“When I come here together for FamilyFest, I can’t help but think about what an incredible event this is going to become,” shared Susan Bouachri. “There’s great food, great music, and a great atmosphere. This is such a special opportunity for Tribal Messiahs. We can really help people understand who True Parents are, and the fact that we want to become true parents ourselves. We can share this blessing with everyone.”

On the meaning of the Day of All True Things, Dr. Drissa Kona shared, “Today we are here in a symbolic way to return the world God has created back to God and to use it for His purpose. We need to take care of this planet for future generations.”

The message of the day was delivered by both Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, FFWPU International Vice-President, and Dr. Michael Balcomb, FFWPU USA President. Dr. Kim shared recent news and important updates, including the ongoing missionary reunion, True Mother’s recent messages to thousands in Korea and Japan, True Mother’s upcoming youth rally in Thailand, and the upcoming True Parents at the Garden event at Madison Square Garden on July 15, when True Mother will return to America to share a message about God’s dream for humankind.

“This gathering will be for the sake of not only America but for the world,” shared Dr. Kim. He reminisced on True Father’s historic 1973 speech at Madison Square Garden, and reminded everyone of the total investment that True Parents have made for America and the world. He encouraged everyone to attend and commit with the same vigor and hope, as we work to unite this world under God.

Dr. Balcomb gave the Holy Day address, exhorting us to be confident in our identity as God’s sons and daughters. An emerging theme of the festival and missionary reunion was the power of faith, and Dr. Balcomb echoed this in his sermon. “This week we’ve heard bad news around the world,” he said. “Not a day goes by where we don’t hear news that causes us to waver and doubt. This is when we need to remember who we really are, children of God. With True Parents, we have all we need, if we can inherit the way of true love.”

“Madison Square Garden is not big enough a venue if we truly understood the magnitude of True Parents and the time we’re in,” he added, closing his message with a word on the role of America as God’s elder son nation to take care of our Heavenly Parent and True Parents and to lead our sibling nations back to God.

After the service, the 1975 missionaries headed over to East Garden for a final luncheon and the first tours of the Hyo Jeong East Garden Museum for the day. Stay tuned for more on that story in the days ahead.

From the FFWPU USA National Ministry Team, we wish everyone a happy Holy Day weekend! You can share your Holy Day celebration stories and photos at familyfed.org/share-a-story. Stay tuned throughout this week for stories of Day of All True Things festivities from around the nation.

愛する祝福家庭へ

愛する祝福家庭へ

~2017年、「水刺床分かち合い大祝祭」お母様からのカード

57年前の聖婚式の直後、お父樣と為にした最初の水刺床(スラサン:王の食膳)が銀色に光るススキの野原のように、おぼろげに思い起こされます。そのとき、ぼたん雪のような大粒の涙が今にもあふれ出そうなお父様のまなざしには、天の父母様の切実な心情の全てが込められていました。

真の父母としての道を歩みながら、私たち夫婦は多くの食事を為にしましたが、その目的は常に同じでした。天の父母様の前に孝情の道理を果たし、人類救梭と普界平和を成し遂げるためでした。そのため、切迫した3年の開拓伝道の間、ずっと麦飯ばかりを食べていたときも、一日二ヵ国以上を息つく間もなく巡回しながら、ひとくちの水でようやく喉を潤したときも、お父様と私には何の心配もありませんでした。全てが感謝であり、喜びでした。

こ聖説日を迎えるきょう、祝福家底と「水刺床分かち合い祝祭」のひと時を逆えることができ、心からうれしく思います。皆さんは、真の父母様が流される涙の中、懐で再び生んだ天の血族の真の子女たちです。天上におられるお父様と私は、永遠に皆さんを愛することでしょう。何よりもみ皆のために孤軍奮闘してきた皆さんの熱い涙と汗を片時たりとも忘れることはないでしょう。また、この水刺床に関して、私は多くの残念な思いを抱いています。愛する子女である皆さん一人一人に、湯気がゆらゆらと立ちのぼる温かいご飯を与えたいという切なる思いを禁じえないからです

愛する祝福家庭の皆さん。ビジョン2020、固家の復帰を成就する最後の瞬間まで、私と共に力強く前進する誇らしい息子・娘となってくれることを、心から願います。天上におられるお父様も私たちを懸命に応援しておられます。生涯最後の日まで、天の父母の前に孝情の道理を果たし、皆さんが全世界を照らす明るい光となることを願い、常に愛と幸せが満ちあふれることをお祈りします。

天一国5年天暦1月6日

天地人真の父母 한학자