The Words of the Yang Family
Winter Retreat For Second Generation Blessed Couples
Chang Shik Yang
November 25, 2005
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
North American Headquarters
Second Generation Department
4 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
TEL: (212) 997-0050, ext.123 FAX: (212) 391-0222 E-mail: BC2ndGen@familyfed.org
Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Continental Director - Rev. Michael Jenkins, USA President
(NHQ 2GD - 05 – 009)
TO: Regional Directors, Vice Regional Directors, State and Church Leaders, Blessed Central Families, Second Generation Couples
FROM: Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Rev. Michael Jenkins
DATE: November 25, 2005
RE: Special Workshop for Cheon Il Guk Couples, Dec. 26-27, 2005; Couples Retreat for All 2nd Generation Couples, Dec. 27-30, 2005
May the blessings and love of God and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind be with all leaders and Blessed Families.
In order to establish an ongoing tradition of education and support for Second Generation Blessed Couples, the First Annual Couples Retreat will be held for all matched or Blessed couples of the Second Generation from December 27 – 30, 2005 at UTS in Barrytown, NY. Internal guidance, relationship and communication skills will be combined with opportunities for reflection, deep sharing and fellowship; all in the relaxing and fun environment of a winter wonderland! In addition, a special session will be held for all Cheon Il Guk couples who were matched and Blessed by True Parents this past December, February or August. These couples were directed by True Father to attend a special 40 day workshop in Chung Pyung last July-August, during which the meaning and value of their Blessing, its standards and Father’s direction were presented. But due to the lack of materials in English and insufficient translation and staff support, much of the content was not adequately conveyed to western participants.
To compensate for this, and to make sure that CIG couples understand clearly their course and True Parents’ direction for them, a special one-day session will be held for these couples beginning Monday, December 26th at Barrytown. Among the issues to be discussed are ideas and options for fulfilling the condition of public activity that Father required as a condition for receiving this Blessing from True Parents. These couples may then join the First Annual Couples Retreat which begins the following evening.
We realize that this period between Christmas and New Years is an important time for workshops and youth ministry in your regions, and that some of these couples are active in local youth ministry. We ask that you understand and permit their absence this winter and prepare accordingly with parents and other Blessed Children for the local winter workshops and other programs.
For Details see the following:
A. Workshop place and time
1) Cheon Il Guk Couples
· DATES- Monday, December 26th to Friday, December 30th.
· PLACE- UTS in Barrytown, New York
· SCHEDULE- Workshop begins Monday at 4 PM and ends on Friday at approx. 3 PM.
2) All Other Couples
· DATES- Tuesday, December 27th to Friday, December 30th.
· PLACE- UTS in Barrytown, New York
· SCHEDULE- Workshop begins Tuesday at 4 PM and ends Friday at approx. 3 PM.
B. Who can attend- Blessed Couples who were matched and Blessed by True Parents on December 2004, February 2005 or August 2005 at the Cheon Il Guk Special Matching and Blessing should join from Monday. All other officially matched or Blessed couples should join from Tuesday.
C. Content- A special one-day session will discuss the purpose, meaning, directions and standards for the Cheon Il Guk Blessing. The main session will include internal guidance on the meaning of the Blessing, practical relationship skills, counseling, mentoring, activities, fun and fellowship.
D. Workshop fee- For CIG Couples: $180. per person (Mon. – Fri.); For all other couples: $160. per person (Tues. – Fri.); includes food & accommodations. Pay by cash, check, money order, or credit card upon arrival. Make checks to " HSA-UWC".
E. What to prepare- Clothes and toiletries, pen and notebook and sleeping bags.
F. Workshop Registration- Go online at http://www.familyfed.org/bfd/BLWS-regis.html
G. For additional questions or information, please contact Rev. Inguk Seo, vice director of Second Generation Blessing at Inguk@familyfed.org.
Dr. Chang Shik Yang
FFWPU of North America
Rev. Michael Jenkins
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