The Words of the Goldberg Family

Times have changed with the Internet

Marianne Goldberg
December 23, 2010

Sunday Service at New Hope Family Church December 26, 2010
Lovin' Life Ministries Service 10-11:30 am
Coffee and Donuts served from 9:30 to 9:45 am.

Small group study of "As a Peace Loving Global Citizen" in the Founder's Room from 9 am -- 9:30 am.

Dear Families,

Season's greetings to you all from Matthew and Marianne.

We hope all of you are well.

This week, Marianne would like to share a little bit about her life and thoughts.

I come from a small village where the natural surroundings were beautiful, but the people were not always so. As in many other small places, gossip was a problem. There were those who flat out lied and those who mindlessly repeated what they heard or just wanted to have fun at someone else's expense.

I did not care much for gossip and made up my mind to move to the city when I was still quite young, hoping to find good people and the truth. I left home when I was 14. I bugged God for the truth, like a child that asked her parents for candy, for three years, always reminding Him that it says in the Bible, "Seek and ye shall find" and " A Father will not give stones to those who ask for bread."

Heavenly Father answered and I met our church. I was so happy when I joined that people thought I must have fallen in love with someone.

Fast forward to today...

Times have changed with the Internet. And now the whole world has become like a village and yes, there are the village gossips again...

I have learned my childhood lessons, the experience as a child taught me to be careful when I hear things. I look for what is the truth and what is a lie. And I value people who speak truthfully at whatever cost. I have always admired True Father for speaking out fearlessly on issues nobody else would. I make an effort not to speak lightly and carelessly. I certainly do not want to hurt anybody who is innocent. It pains me to see True Parents dragged through the dirt, and finally I keep knocking on my Heavenly Father's door when I have questions.


Marianne Goldberg

A big THANK YOU to all who brought in Christmas goodies last week. We had 3 full tables plus cider for everyone!

WFWP District One

WFWP District 1 End of the Year Gathering: Tuesday, December 28, 6:30 -- 8:30 pm at 400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 2nd Floor Community Room, Washington, DC 20001. Nearest Metro Station is Gallery Place/Chinatown. There is parking between 4th St. and K St. NW for $6. Come with your guests, bring a dish; let's have an evening of friendship and love, enjoying each other's company with food, music, raffle and a lot of laughter. Suggested donation $5. RSVP to or call Elizabeth Aihe at 202-375-3225.

Ballroom Dance Intensive

Ballroom Dance Intensive: January 7-9, 2011

Register Online Now

"Dance is an expression of the universal language." -- Rev. In Jin Moon On August 9, 2009, Rev. In Jin Moon stated in her sermon: "The great thing about ballroom dancing is it's so cultural.... Everyone has formal ways to approach the partner. How wonderful it is in this 'ice age of the heart' for a young man to approach a young woman, saying, 'May I have this dance?' instead of saying 'Want to grind on the dance floor?'… I think it's a healthy way for young people, especially kids going through their difficult adolescent years, to approach the opposite sex in a respectful, beautiful, and enjoyable way, for each other to appreciate the partner and the distance between the partners, as well as the closeness…If you can find a constructive and beautiful outlet where they can learn etiquette and social protocol, and at the same time have a great time, I think it's a beautiful thing."

The Ballroom Dance Ministry was founded by Ms. Ariana Shin Sun Moon in the autumn of 2009, with the inspiration to share the beauty of dance, respectful etiquette between men and women, and build closeness in the community.

The purpose of this Ballroom Dance Intensive is to train inspired leaders from around the country who are committed to sharing the vision and mission of Lovin' Life Ministries' Ballroom Dance to the communities they come from. The intensive will cover advanced steps in the waltz, swing and cha cha; teach the methods of dance instruction; and impact the structure and quality of ballroom dance nationwide.

Rev. Moon also hopes that all the parents, husbands and wives, would also be attending these classes. "Sometimes the day-to-day difficulties can leave us feeling isolated, even in a marriage, and lonely and unappreciated. But I hope with different programs like this, not only can the young people enjoy themselves, but this might be an opportunity for married couples to enjoy another spark in their life or find a common hobby or love they can share together."

CARP Winter Ball

CARP Winter Ball: Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Manhattan Center, New York, NY.

New Year's Day Potluck Luncheon Extravaganza

New Hope Family Church will be hosting a New Year's Day Potluck Luncheon Extravaganza on Sunday, January 2 from noon to 2 pm. There will be entertainment from 1 to 2 pm. New Hope will provide the main dish and everyone in the community can bring the side dishes. Please invite your friends and neighbors! For side dishes, if your family name begins with the letters:

A-D, please bring mashed potatoes and gravy.

E-H, please bring stuffing.

I-M, please bring green beans and/or corn and sweet potatoes.

N-R, please bring salad with dressing, cranberry sauce and rolls and butter.

S-Z, please bring desserts.

Bring anything extra, if you like, and don't forget to bring a serving spoon with each dish! And don't forget your appetite and talent! RSVP to Gay Grow. We also need ushers and greeters for this event. Any volunteers for set-up and clean-up would be helpful.

The Lasting Imprint

Miilhan Stephens will be giving a 45-minute lecture on The Lasting Imprint this Sunday and every Sunday after church in the Korean Room. All congregation and their guests are welcome to attend.

Toy And Stuffed Animal Collection

Toy and Stuffed Animal Collection for needy local children. Please bring in any new unwrapped toy(s) or hand-me-down items in good condition that might brighten up a needy child's Christmas. Table or box in the hallway before and after Sunday Service.

Updated Date For Back On Track Workshop

The next Back on Track/Renew, Refresh workshop for Blessed Children will be held in the New York area on January 13-16. Contact Randy Francis.


The State Department

The State Department is accepting applications for their summer hire program 2011. If interested, go to this link:

Teach English

Teach English: Anyone interested in teaching English in a Pre-K through 3rd grade Christian School 20 minutes from Seoul? It's run by Ms. Ji Hae Han who used to teach Korean and Music at New Hope Academy. Housing and health insurance provided. Salary of $20,000-30,000 clear depends on education and ability. Bi-lingual appreciated, but not necessary. Email resume to

We Buy Cars

Any condition. Free towing. Call Jim Boothby: 410-320-5589. Call me for any automotive advice on purchases, repairs, sales, service.

Snow Plowing Snow's coming!

Commercial-Residential No contract necessary. Call Jim Boothby: 410-320-5589.

Prayer Request:

William and Claire Martinez

Catherine and Gerry Henseler and family

Hanna Bulow and family

Prayer requests should be sent to Gay Grow.

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