The Words of the Yang Family 2008 and Later
Upcoming Blessed Children Blessing Workshop April 11-13 (Ben Lomond, CA)
Chang Shik Yang
March 4, 2008
NHQ SungHwa - 08 -- 001
TO: District Directors, All FFWPU Leaders, BFD Representatives, and All Blessed Central Families
FROM: Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Rev. Michael Jenkins
DATE: March 4, 2008
RE: Upcoming Blessed Children Blessing Workshop April 11-13 (Ben Lomond, CA)
Dear Blessed Families,
There are a number of Blessed Children who have been matched by their parents, and would like to participate in the next Blessing ceremony. There are also a number of Blessed Children who would like to apply for True Parents' Matching.
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 Blessed Children Blessing Workshops in California 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 details are as follows:
A. Workshop Places and Times
Mt. Cross Lutheran Camp (Near Santa Cruz)
(Address: 7795 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005)
DATES- Friday, April 11th to Sunday, April 13th, 2008
SCHEDULE- Workshop will begin Friday at 6 PM and end on Sun. at approx. 3:00pm.
Transportation- If you are flying, the best is to fly into San Jose Airport which is about 45 minutes from the workshop site. Jet Blue flies into San Jose International Airport. If the flight is considerably less, it is possible to pick up participants from Oakland International Airport as well but if is farther away. Flights should arrive by 4 pm., if possible, in order to be at the beginning of the workshop. Driving Directions are available at the following link: www.mtcross.org/Maps.php
Accommodations- Dorm style cabins with bunk beds. Participants need to bring sleeping bag and pillow or other bedding. Parents can upgrade to a semi-private room with beds (still need to bring sleeping bag/bedding) for an extra fee of $17.
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: $125 per participant.
Pay by cash, check, or money order upon arrival.
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 //bcblessing.familyfed.org/registration/registration.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:
Mrs. Myrna Lapres
Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Rev. Michael Jenkins