The Words of the Goldberg Family

The More You Pray And Lecture, The Bigger Your Church Will Become

Matthew Goldberg
August 11, 2010

Sunday Service at New Hope Family Church
August 15, 2010
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Rev. In Jin Moon
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Dear Families,

Our theme for this year is "Back to Basics". Whenever I hear this it reminds me of a well known story about Vince Lombardi, legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers. Lombardi would gather his team together at the beginning of each season and once he had their undivided attention, he said: "This team needs to get back to basics!" Then he held up one of the practice balls and stated, "Gentlemen, this is a football."

If God (Heavenly Parents) is the ultimate coach and we are the team then maybe God would hold up the ideal family and say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a True Family. And maybe God would point to the Divine Principle and say, "This is the textbook for understanding my heart and purpose..." And to the Bible and say, "This is my story, full of lessons for you to understand if you are wise and prayerful..."

I have inscribed in one of my journals words that True Father spoke at one gathering, "The more you pray and lecture, the bigger your church will become." To me this means that I need to pray for spiritual children, I need to seek to save people out of the fallen world and comfort God's heart. It was God who lost Adam and Eve and it is God who longs to welcome home the prodigal sons and daughters who wander in darkness.

I have a long way to go to become an effective teacher and witnesser but I can practice the basics. We have recently been given a wonderful gift in the form of Reverend Moon's autobiography. This allows us to share the story of the central figure of the age, the messiah, who comes to complete the work of Jesus and heal the suffering heart of God and all people. What a story it is!

One of our sisters was inspired by the sermon of Reverend Mike Yakawich from Montana where he spoke about planting seeds of faith by witnessing to people about God's truth and the messiah. She share these thoughts with me:

"Father Moon's book has really given me a good excuse to visit and witness to people about him. It makes it much easier. I think about your quote...that

"If you sow the seed, at some time in the future it will surely sprout,"

Resonates with me. A while back when we started getting this second edition of the book I had a dream of Father teaching me how to plant little seeds on the ground. Back then I didn't think much of the dream until I realized that giving out the book is like planting little seeds on the ground. And revisiting the people is like watering the little seeds. God bless our True Parents."

Aju, brothers and sisters.

See you on Sunday,

Pastor Matthew and Marianne Goldberg

Announcements And Upcoming Events!

Hoon Dok Hae Study at 9:00 AM to 9:40 Am this Sunday in the Founder's Room -- featuring As a Global Peace Loving Citizen -- led by Pastor Goldberg

Maryland Has New WFWP Chairwoman

Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS to Kim Dadachanji who after prayerful deliberation and with the support of her family accepted the position of chairwoman for the Maryland chapter. Her new appointment was announced last Sunday at Sunday service where she received a standing ovation!

Our deepest gratitude and love also goes to Caroline Betancourt who has invested here in MD, on the national level and in the Metro area for many years together with Susan Fefferman, Tomiko Duggan, Keiko Burton and many others!

Special thanks also to Fiona Victoria, Mary Holden and Diane Abendroth, who had taken on the leadership more recently here in Maryland.

There is a new focus and paradigm in WFWP under the leadership of In Jin Nim who asked our women to invest and develop the grass roots of the United States of America together with our young women, 18 and up.

Meet and greet the new WFWP chairwoman for Maryland, Kim Dadchanji, this coming Sunday right after Sunday service (12-1:30pm) and hear once again more in depth the new vision and focus of Women's Federation during these next 3 years for America and beyond, presented by our new president, Angelika Selle. All women and young women, age 18 and up are invited. Box lunches will be available and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Eny Reed.

Bowie Area Fellowship

This Saturday morning from 8:30-10:00 at the Holdens' home, all are invited to a breakfast meeting, to discuss the best time to hold the Bowie Area Family Fellowships. Hope to see you there.

International Cultural Evening -- Join Us For Philippines Night -- Mabu Hay!

You and your friends are invited for food, music and dance from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the DC Church on Columbia Road. Call Mr. or Mrs. Francis Catalan for more information.


National 18th Anniversary Assembly on Human Rights: Awakening the Dignity of Women.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. In Jin Moon

Friday, Sept. 24 -- Sunday, Sept. 26, at the New Yorker Hotel. Register now!

Sunday Potluck Lunch

Sunday August 22: Potluck Lunch with Testimonies: Stay after church and listen to testimonies from OLT participants; The Gambia Team; Camp Shehaqua participants; Service for Peace and NGA. Bring your own lunch or buy a hot dog or two there.


FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom spacious home in Springdale MD. Walk-in closet, large deck. Available immediately. $1,650/ month. Call Cecil or Debbie Robbins.

TWO CHURCH SAILBOATS AVAILABLE! LEARN TO SAIL! Do you see yourself out on the Bay with the wind, the sea, and blue water?

Want to sail the many-splendorous Chesapeake Bay with friends, family, or guests? Two large sailboats (a 26-foot Pearson that sleeps five, and a 30-foot Several, a light air boat, very fast) have been donated to the church. They are docked in Annapolis 35 minutes from New Hope . Grab this opportunity. We're forming an informal "usage group." Collective usage, shared responsibilities, shared costs (modest).

The church Scout Troop will also offer lessons. Call Jake Mas, James Abendroth, or Jim Boothby. 

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