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:
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.
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.
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.