The Words of the Yang Family
Upcoming Second Generation Blessing Workshops - January 25-27 (UTS, NY); February 1-3 (Seattle, WA)
Chang Shik Yang
December 13, 2007
NHQ 2GD - 07 -- 010
TO: District Directors, All FFWPU Leaders, BFD Representatives, and All Blessed Central Families
FROM: Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Rev. Michael Jenkins
DATE: December 13, 2007
RE: Upcoming Second Generation Blessing Workshops - January 25-27 (UTS, NY); February 1-3 (Seattle, WA)
Dear Blessed Families,
We expect that True Parents may match and bless the Second Generation in 2008. There are also a number of Blessed Children who have been matched by their parents, and would like to participate in the next Blessing ceremony. In addition, we plan to have a national level Blessing Ceremony in the U.S. at least once during the coming year.
Second Generation youth who intend to participate in the Blessing ceremony are required to have completed a Blessing Workshop no more than 2 years prior to their Blessing. Therefore, we are happy to announce two 2nd Generation Blessing Workshops at UTS and Seattle, WA for Blessing candidates, those who have been matched by their parents and any Blessed Child 17 years of age or older who wishes to participate. We would like to invite parents as well to attend the whole workshop with their children.
The first workshop will be held at UTS, NY from January 25-27 and the second workshop will be held in Seattle, WA from February 1-3. The details are as follows:
A. Workshop Places and Times
UTS, Barrytown, NY
From Airports: By Car: From Newark, NJ: Take the New Jersey Turnpike north to Interstate 87. Go north about 60 miles to Exit 19, Kingston. Bear right after toll booths and follow signs to Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge. After bridge, turn left at first traffic light, called River Road. Go three miles and at stop sign turn left. Go one mile and UTS is on the right.
From JFK and La Guardia Airports: Take Van Wyck Expressway north or west to Whitestone Bridge. Take Hutchinson Parkway north to 687 north. At I-84, go west (left) to Taconic Parkway north. Go about 30 miles and exit Red Hook/ Rhinebeck Rte. 199. Go west on Rte. 199 about 5 miles. At light bear right, go straight through village of Red Hook on Rte. 199. At next light, turn left and then a very quick right on Barrytown Road. Go straight through stop sign and UTS is one mile on the right.
From major Airports by public transportation: Newark, LaGuardia and JFK- Take bus to Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. Cost is about $10 or $15 dollars. Take Amtrack train to Rhinecliff Station (about a two hour journey and cost is about $35). At Rhinecliff Station, you can usually take a taxi to UTS ($10)
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B. Who can attend- 2nd Generation blessing candidates, those who have been matched by their parents or any second generation 17 years and older is invited to attend, and their parents are invited as well.
C. Workshop fee: $120 per participant. Pay by cash, check, or money order upon arrival. Make checks to "HSA-UWC".
D. What to prepare- Clothes and toiletries, pen and notebook and sleeping bags.
E. Workshop Registration- All participants MUST register IN ADVANCE.
Register online at www.familyfed.org/bfd/2Gen/2G-BL-WS-Regis.html
F. Program and Presenters- main presenter will be Rev. Phillip Schanker, VP for Education of the FFWPU, with testimonies from elder 2nd Generation couples, some special guest presenters, and lots of time for recreation, discussion and fellowship as well.
G. For further information contact:
Rev. Inguk Seo
Director of 2nd Generation Blessing
Mr. Jeff Adshead
Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Rev. Michael Jenkins