Your Weekly Update – July 15

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True Mother Explains New Name of Cheongpyeong Complex

True Mother recently named the Cheongpyeong complex, “Hyojeong Cheonwon”. Watch the weekly update for True Mother’s recent message.

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Update from Cheongpyeong

Hear the latest from the participants of the ongoing 40-day international workshop at Cheongpyeong, as they delve deeper into the Divine Principle and their relationships with God, True Parents, and one another.

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Marriage Blessing Ceremony at Belvedere

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, a Marriage Blessing Ceremony was held at True Parents’ Belvedere Estate in Tarrytown, NY. The ceremony took place in the tea garden in the backyard of the Main House, before a lovely backdrop of swaying trees. With support from family and friends among the Unificationist community, four couples renewed their marriage vows and began their life as Blessed Couples.

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Phoenix Summit

The Phoenix Summit was held over the weekend of July 8 – 10 at East Garden. Fifty-five participants, 30 of whom are young people in their 20s and 30s, participated together with a group of senior members.

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Divine Principle Workshops in Las Vegas

Join us in beautiful Las Vegas this summer at the International Peace Education Center for one of many Divine Principle workshops being offered this season. There will be workshops held in English and in Spanish from July 20-26.

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International Youth Workshop in Korea

True Mother is inviting all youth and young adults to attend an exciting workshop in Korea from August 1 to 21. One thousand youth will gather at Cheongpyeong for this special 21-day experience hosted by True Parents. True Mother looks forward to speaking with everyone personally, and giving young people a unique chance to unite in heart with brothers and sisters from all over the world. If you are a CARP member, college, university, high school or middle school student, we strongly recommend this workshop for you, and encourage you to sincerely make an effort to attend. This is a workshop you won’t want to miss! There is an application process, including a recommendation letter from your local or district pastor.

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Your Weekly Update – July 1

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True Mother’s Message

On June 20, True Mother returned to Korea from the United States, where she had spoken at the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally. Several reports were given about the significance about the American Providence, as well as recent media coverage. True Mother shared a message about uniting in our mission for our Heavenly Parent.

 

Cheongpyeong Summer Workshop

Throughout this summer’s international workshops at the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center, we will receive updates from the staff and participants about their experiences. Stay tuned each week for more information and updates. Workshops happen all year round. If you want to register or learn more about Cheongpyeong Workshops visit http://en.cptc.kr/.

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Celebrating 34 Years

July 1 is the 34th anniversary of the 2075 Couples’ Marriage Blessing Ceremony held in 1982. Congratulations to all the couples celebrating today!

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Global Momentum 2016

You are invited to attend the Global Momentum workshop from July 27-31 at the International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas.

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Upcoming Divine Principle Workshops

Join us in beautiful Las Vegas this summer at the International Peace Education Center for one of many Divine Principle workshops being offered this season.

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Your Weekly Update – June 24-from familyfed.org

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Generation Peace Academy Graduation

On Saturday, June 18, Generation Peace Academy (GPA) held its commencement ceremony for this year’s graduates at the Unification Theological Seminary in Barrytown, New York.

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ACLC Interfaith Seminar

Members of the American Clergy Leadership Conference cosponsored an interfaith seminar with the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and the Veterans Outreach Ministries, Inc., on June 21 at the Ceremonial Courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall. The theme of the seminar was “Effective Drug Education Tools,” providing opportunities for collaboration on the education of both youth and adults about the dangers of drugs and the value of human life.

 

CARP Global Momentum Workshop, 50th Anniversary

Register now for Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) USA’s Global Momentum workshop, a five-day program designed to give college students from around the world the clarity and the confidence to apply Unification Principles, the practical skills to excel in school and in life, and an international network of professional and spiritual support. All CARP alumni are also invited to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of CARP, which will coincide with the end of the workshop on July 30 at the International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas.

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Divine Principle Workshops – Summer 2016

There are many opportunities coming up to get inspired and recharged with the Divine Principle. Experience a spiritual rejuvenation in Las Vegas, and explore the natural wonders of the region.

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Your Weekly Update – June 17

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Chicago Can Do It!

The Chicago Family Church hosted the fourth We Can Do It Tribal Messiahship seminar, led by Demian Dunkley, director of evangelism at Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) USA, on the weekend of June 11-12. The two-day program is designed to help participants explore, understand and set goals for Tribal Messiahship.

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Pastors’ Boot Camp 2016

Fourteen current, aspiring, and transitioning pastors attended the Pastors’ Boot Camp, from June 9-12. During the boot camp, pastors had the opportunity to tour the National Ministry Team offices, learn more about pastoral responsibilities from veteran Unification pastors, and connect with True Parents’ heart and vision through the relationships they built with one another.

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Cham Bumo Gyeong

The third of the Holy Scriptures is now available for purchase. There are few texts that provide such an in-depth look at the inner life of True Parents as they have striven to restore the world to God. Order your personal copy today and gain a renewed appreciation for True Parents’ sacrificial love, or purchase a copy as a gift for a loved one and introduce them to True Parents in a whole new way.

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Your Weekly Update – June 10

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40th Anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally

We’ve had a very exciting week of celebrations commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium rally. At the God Bless America Family Festival on Sunday, June 5, True Mother addressed a crowd of a few thousand on the topic of America’s responsibility in God’s providence, and we witnessed a second weather miracle on the Hudson. True Mother presided over a breakfast celebration the day after the festival, where she called on America to pioneer a principled culture of the arts. Finally, on June 8, True Mother departed from New York to the sound of exuberant cheers from Generation Peace Academy (GPA), who were there to wish her well on her way back to Korea.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium rally, we have compiled the video and text of the speech given by True Father on June 1, 1976 for your perusal

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CARP USA in Japan

The Collegiate Association of the Research of Principles (CARP) USA delegates recently returned from their two-week trip to Japan. Before leaving, they took a moment to reflect on what they had learned from their sister chapters, CARP Japan and CARP Korea, while they were there. Visit the CARP USA blog for the final updates from their Japan trip.

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Your Weekly Update – June 3

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God Bless America Family Festival

Everyone is invited to attend the celebration rain or shine at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday, June 5. Although you will be able to register upon arriving at the festival, we highly encourage all to register online as soon as possible. For more information about the festival, including what to bring, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page at the official festival website.

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Tables of Faith in Kansas

Unificationists Rev. Peeter Saarna and his wife Mieko have been building a relationship with the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council for several years, and recently participated in the Council’s latest Tables of Faith event at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. At the event, different faiths set up booths to share more about their beliefs and practices and awards were given to both an individual and an organization to honor their work in interfaith. Rev. Saarna also contributed to the main portion of the event, “Mosaics in Motion,” in which individuals of different faiths shared about their definitive experiences in interfaith.

 

CARP USA and CARP Japan Reach Out

Time is flying for the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, or CARP, USA and Japan chapters that met in Japan last week. They’ve already passed the halfway point of their 10-day cultural exchange. For more information about this exciting trip, visit CARP USA’s website for the latest updates.

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Unification Theological Seminary 40th Commencement

On May 28, over 200 family members and friends gathered in Barrytown, New York to attend the 40th commencement ceremony of the Unification Theological Seminary. Twenty-two candidates for graduation received degrees, and honorary doctorates were given to Dr. David Eaton of the New York City Symphony and the Rev. Dr. Michael Sykes of the United Missionary Baptist Church of East Orange, NJ.

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Your Weekly Update – May 20

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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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Your Weekly Update – May 13

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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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Your Weekly Update – May 6

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A Message from True Mother

Watch the Weekly Update video to hear True Mother’s message at the victory celebration for True Parents’ Holy Wedding Anniversary.

 

God Bless America Family Festival

Sunday, May 29, 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally and we’re putting on an exciting God Bless America Family Festival to commemorate this landmark event and continue True Parents’ legacy. Join us at Belvedere on May 29 with your family and friends, where there will be international food, a Marriage Blessing Ceremony, live music, fun for kids, and more!

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Earthquake Relief Fund

On April 16, an earthquake with magnitude 7.8 occurred near Portoviejo in Ecuador, and Japan’s recent 7.3 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks have caused harm to many. In one of the affected areas, Kumamoto, Japan, 200 Unificationists are in refugee centers around their town and five of their houses are fully damaged, 39 houses are partially damaged, and three family members are hospitalized. We encourage all family members and businesses to contribute what they can to the affected areas of both Japan and Ecuador. You can do so in church this Sunday, or online.

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National Council Meeting

On April 29 – May 1, 2016, the National Council held its semi-annual meeting at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City.

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Divine Principle Workshops – Spring 2016

There are many opportunities coming up to get inspired and recharged with the Divine Principle. Experience a spiritual rejuvenation in Las Vegas, and explore the natural wonders of the region.

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Mother’s Day Tips from CARP

Watch the Weekly Update video for three Mother’s Day gift ideas by the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) USA.