The Words of the Goldberg Family
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Spring is emerging in patches of dogwood and cherry blossom, here and there around the area where we reside. I recommend taking a walk everyday of at least 10,000 steps. And if you lose count, never mind, just look at the buds and enjoy the swell of spring like weather while it opens the door to a wonderful world of blooming flowers.
"Spring is sprung
The grass has riz,
I wonder where da birdies is."
This anonymous poem by some wag from Brooklyn has stuck in my mind for years. I seem to been blessed (or perhaps afflicted) with a "sticky mind". Odd bits and pieces of poems and songs get lodged in the folds of my cerebral cortex; only to pop out at the most surprising times. Perhaps each of us has some unusual turn of mind or gift to share. I hope that everyone of you feels your divine value this week.
Please consider carefully these words from True Father, written down in "Unification Family Life, Vol 4:
"Our life span contains infancy, childhood, youth, mid-life, and old age. Large or small, every life goes through these stages. A life span covers the whole life, and it is long. It covers the span from birth, youth, mid-life, old age, and the ultimate demise. The whole process is connected through our daily life. Therefore, our misspent daily life contributes to a misbegotten life span. A glorious life span cannot be produced from a misspent daily life, and there is no other way this life can conclude. In view of this, what is the most important factor in a believer's life? It is not how one swears that he is going to live his daily life for God, but it is how he actually dedicates his daily life to God.
Needless to say, a misspent daily life cannot but lead to a misdirected life span. We must remember that, although a day may be spent thoughtlessly, each day is a crossroads between eternal life and misdirected life. The battle is won or lost in daily life. It is a decision of every second, every minute and every hour. As we recognize this, it is not one day that is important, but every hour, every minute, every second. It's our decision. If we want to live eternally with eternal God, we must establish eternal goals and eternal life span in our daily life. This makes our daily life a very serious matter, indeed. Life and death are decided at every moment. We must realize that our life and death are decided at each moment and that our destiny is decided in each second, minute or hour. "
See you on Sunday.
Pastor Matthew and Marianne Goldberg
We are planning a District wide, Central Worship Service April 3 at the Unification Church 1610 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Please contact Pastor Matthew Goldberg, Teresa Ferrette or Mrs. Gay Grow if you wish to volunteer as an Usher or Greeter.
Principled Education for March 2011: We are beginning an exciting new era in New Hope Family Church, working with Lovin' Life Ministries, to bring regular weekly Divine Principle and Principle-rooted education programs to our community! Currently programs are held at the New Hope Education Center, (aka Greenbelt Office) 7245 Hanover Parkway, Suite A, Greenbelt, MD 20770. This Saturday, March 26 from 9:30 to noon is The Vision (Basic LLM overview). Learn how to grow your spiritual life as a practitioner of The Divine Principle as you experience the Lovin Life cycle; "Inspire, Empower, Connect and Contribute." Presented by Pastor Mathew Goldberg and team. Admission is FREE.
1) Japan-AID Festival scheduled for New Hope Academy Sunday, April 17, and 24. Japanese food and games all afternoon; Save the date; invite your neighbors and friends. Next organizing committee meeting: Sunday, March 27, Greenbelt Office, 1:30 pm. Recruiting volunteers for food, music production and creative community. Call Doug Burton: 202-203-9883.
2.) Friday eve Church Growth activists to meet Friday, March 25, 5:00 pm at Greenbelt Office, 7245 Hanover Parkway, suite A. We will do give out cards and leaflets door to door in Greenbelt; Fellowship at 7:30 at the office to share results.
3.) Saturday eve: Church Growth activists meet at New Hope parking lot, March 26, 5:00 pm to canvass the neighborhoods. Meet future blessed central families looking for community and absolute values.
4.) Prayer for Growth: Meet at Multipurpose Room Sunday, March 27, 9:30 am Founder's Room to read an testimony of a 40-year member.
The Surrogate Wife: music by Ye-Sung Lee, libretto by Laura Harrington.
Please come and support us!
We will need your support to bring this opera to the next level (full production). For more information, please read the article written by Laura Harrington, the librettist. Thank you very much!
Concert Opera: "The Surrogate Wife" Music by Ye-Sung Lee, Libretto by Laura Harrington
Saturday, March 26, 7 pm
Korea Monitor Art Center Concert Series
7203 Poplar Street, Annandale, VA 22003
Tickets $10 students; $20 if purchased before 3/26; $30 door price *I have the tickets, so please let me know if you are interested in coming --*limited seating; 150 seats.
WFWP invites sisters in the Laurel, Columbia, and Baltimore area to learn how to prepare favorite Korean foods on Saturday, March 26, at 1 pm. The class will be at the Reddins' home. RSVP to Vicki Phelps by Friday, March 25. Give a head count if you plan to bring food home for your family.
WFWP "Friendship Gathering" will be at Maria Manor's home: 27001 Ridge Rd, Damascus,
MD 20872 on Saturday, April 2, 1:30-3:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
If you need a ride, please call Emiko Butler.
This Sunday is Maryland Healing Day! Receive a free energy healing, and discover more about this amazing complimentary healing modality Sunday, March 27 from 1-4 pm at the Maryland CARP Center, 3412 University Blvd. E. Hyattsville, 20783. Sponsored by the Women's Federation for World Peace. Call Anne Ulvestad for an appointment or to find out more information.
Our next meeting will be at Kim Dadachanji's home at 3100 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie on April 21, 7 pm. Refreshments will be served.
The Blessing Workshop for Blessed Children aged 24+ is now scheduled for May 20-22, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. An announcement and registration page is on the Blessed Family Association's web site (www.blessedfamilies.org). For more information, contact the Wetzsteins.
If you or someone you know would like to go to The Gambia this summer from the last week of June through the first two weeks of July, (3 weeks in all) please get in touch with me as soon as possible. Applicants need to be 17 or older, a "team-player", and have a willingness to serve. Each year has turned out to be a life-changing experience. We have been fund-raising already so all room, board, and program expenses will be covered. Participants will just need to pay for their round trip airfare, which will be between $1500-$2000. If you are in the Metro area and can help with any of the fund-raising, a substantial portion of the profit can be put toward your airfare depending on your time investment.
Email is best to Aunt Bev.
Pastor Matthew Goldberg will be available to meet with you at the Greenbelt office; 7245 Hanover Parkway, Suite A, Greenbelt, MD, 20706 by appointment Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am till noon. Call Gay Grow if you wish to make an appointment. Also, Pastor Matt is available for prayers and official ceremonies with one week's notice. Call Gay Grow with your request.
Make your donation check out to HSA-UWC or New Hope Family Church, and drop it in the mail addressed to:
New Hope Family Church
P.O. Box 244
Riverdale, MD 20738-0244
Women of Wonder (W.O.W.) is a group of "joyful, compassionate women who strive to 1) Uncover our true selves, 2) Explore life, and 3) Help others. We have been gathering as a book club for many years to study and share our joys, troubles and miracles. We make intentions for ourselves and our loved ones and help each other by prayer and service. This session we will watch video sessions of Joyce Meyers for three meetings. The titles of the CDs are: 1) Establishing Boundaries in Relationships, 2) An out of Control Soul, and 3) De-stress Your Life". We will then read and study the book, "Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul" by John Eldridge and his wife. Contact Karrin Brady, Wendy Herstein, Debra Gertz or Robin Musiol for more information.
All announcements and advertisements for the Mid-Week Announcements need to be written and emailed to Gay Grow by Wednesday at 5 pm. And announcements for the Sunday bulletin need to be written and emailed to Gay by Friday at 5 pm.
Temporary kitchen assistance needed at Lovin' Life Learning Center in NYC. Requires a healthy and physically strong person who can help prepare and carry food, and help clean the kitchen for groups of 60 to 100 people, assisting the lead cook. Qualified person will receive room and board plus a small stipend. Call Loretta Schauffler for an interview. Must be a positive and team-oriented person who wants to contribute to Lovin' Life Ministry and can take direction. Accommodations are in a newly renovated dormitory where there is no storage or closet. Some kitchen experience preferred.
Furnished room for rent including utilities, high-speed internet and breakfast. $550. Call Cecil or Debbie Robbins for more information.
Bedroom for rent in Laurel, Howard County. Howard County has the best schools in the state. Driving distance to colleges. Close to JHAPL, NSA, right off I 95. Please call David or Kathy.
Nice basement apartment in New Carrollton. Washer and Dryer, Walk-in Closet, Carport, near Metro. $750 a month which includes utilities. Call Ron Musiol.
Interns Wanted: Help defend the human rights of our Unification Church members in Japan and work for religious freedom around the world. The International Coalition for Religious Freedom is looking for young people to fill 3 part-time positions. PAID!!
Update the ICRF web site at www.religiousfreedom.com
Translate documents from Japanese to English
Research/update reports on religious freedom in countries throughout the world
Work at our office in Greenbelt MD, or from home –10 to 20 hours per week. Great work for a student or young parent. Please let us know if you qualify for any or all of the above jobs. Contact or send resume to Diana Weber.