The Words of the Goldberg Family
Happy second birthday Lovin' Life Ministries
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please join with me in welcoming Debra Gohr, our newest member of the Unification Church community at New Hope!
Debra has been coming to the Saturday gateway seminars and studying Divine Principle with the Burton family since last September when she met us at our book table at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival.
Last weekend she participated in the vision membership class which gives a full overview of our church and Lovin' Life Ministries, including the background and basics of principled life and the ideals of the Unification Movement, along with introducing the breaking news of True Parents. Debra inspired us all by requesting and signing the membership promise.
As you may know, we have been moving into a new era of church growth and development at New Hope Family Church. This is significant as the LLM National Team has initiated what is called the "Launch Pad" to help launch us into the next quarter of the year.
As we go forward you will hear more and more about the Community Teams we are building such as the Care Team Ministry which includes the Witnessing and Outreach Team, the Sunday Service Hospitality Team, the Education Team and the Creative Arts Team. All of these have lots of volunteer opportunities and places for small groups to form.
Look for the official Launch Party on Sunday, April 10th at NHA.
See you this coming Sunday!
Pastor Matthew and Marianne Goldberg
There will be no joint Sunday Service this week. Rev. In Jin Moon is asking us to attend her sermon in New York City at the Manhattan Center. However, there will still be a local service at New Hope Academy.
April 2 -- Saturday Seminar; Personal Empowerment with REAL Relationships Register by phone: 443-764-4444 or call Church Secretary Gay Grow.
Participants will find out: "Who You Are Makes a Difference"
How YOU make an ideal family using the "CIRCLE OF LOVE"
You will receive: your own REAL RELATIONSHIP WORKBOOK,
Get empowered through personal growth training opportunities
Discover 3 principles for living unselfishly
Q and A with seasoned facilitators Teresa Ferrete and Pastor Matt Goldberg
Do not miss it: This Saturday, April 2nd at the New Hope Education Center, (aka Greenbelt Office) 7245 Hanover Parkway, Suite A, Greenbelt, MD 20770.
Admission is $20 -- Continental breakfast and lunch included (Discount price for students-call Mrs. Grow for details; 301-325-6795)
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.
Call Doug Burton.
Please volunteer for Fundraising table at Giant Supermarket this weekend! The Glen Ridge Giant shopping center on Annapolis Road and Rt. 410, has given us permission to operate a fundraising table at the entrance to the supermarket. We have openings for the following shifts: Friday, April 1, from 3:30 -- 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 2, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm; Friday, April 8, from 3:30 to 7:30 pm; Saturday, April 9, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Proceeds go to Red Cross and Japanese WFWP. call to volunteer: Keiko Burton.
1.) Japan-Aid Festival and Concert: Sunday, April 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at New Hope Academy, 7009 Varnum St., West Lanham Hills, Maryland 20784. $10 ticket gets you a sushi sampler and the Rock Concert. Plan on bringing your whole neighborhood to this awesome event. Virginia, D.C. communities warmly welcomed to join in. Booths scheduled for sushi demo; calligraphy, healing flower designs; Origami instruction, and karaoke; The Rumble and many other acts to perform at 3:00 pm. Better: Join the planning team that will meet 4:00 pm Saturday, April 2, at the Greenbelt Church office, 7245 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, 20706. Call to volunteer.
2.) Grow-the-Church working group to plan Easter Open House, meeting Saturday, April 2, at 5:30 pm at Greenbelt office, 7245 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, 20706; share dinner afterwards! Our Goal is 50 guests. Volunteers wanted to staff committees working flyer design; media, entertainment, food, hospitality, and follow-up care for many first-time visitors. All concerned are invited to share ideas and pray for guidance in the Founders' Room 9:00 am every Sunday at New Hope until Easter Sunday. More information: call.
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.
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 <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.