The Words of the Goldberg Family

Waka Waka African Dance

Matthew Goldberg
April 14, 2011

Sunday Service at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel
5000 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22311
April 17, 2011
Lovin' Life Ministries Service Reverend In Jin Moon 10-11:30 am

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Congratulations! Last Sunday's Launch Pad was a smashing success with a total church attendance of 303 people! WOW!!! We broke the previous attendance records for Sunday Service at New Hope Family Church of Maryland.

Over 100 of you -- both the young and the young at heart -- joined Teresa Ferette and the New Hope Dancers in the "Waka, Waka African Dance". It was awesome!

What's next? I am glad you asked. Fasten your seat belts ladies and gentlemen, we are about to take off...

The Care Team Ministry, under the able leadership of Doug and Keiko Burton, has launched a full scale campaign to bring new members to our congregation. Our goal is to add 50 new members to our church by July 1, 2011. Seminars and workshops are scheduled each Saturday this quarter to make it easy for you to plan to bring yourself and your guests to learn about our growing church.

Some time this week you should have gotten a post card in the mail with the upcoming schedule of events. If you did not, please submit your name, address and phone number to Mrs. Gay Grow so you can be on our mailing list in the future.

What is the first step and how much will it cost me? I am glad you asked.

You are hereby invited to attend a Membership Orientation Seminar at our Greenbelt Office from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM this coming Saturday, April 16th, ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! That's right, it won't cost you a penny to jump in and test the water.

We know you have been asking what does it mean to become a member of Lovin Life Ministry? Well now you can get the story from the source, so you can invite your friends with confidence.

Starting this Saturday you can get a peek at the new Membership Commitment, Education Track and much more. Find out how you and your contacts can benefit by joining Lovin Life for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime.

So, come with Saturday with a guest or come by your self and check this out. Please call Gay Grow or myself, Pastor Matt and let us know you are coming. Doors open at 9:30 AM at 7245 Hanover Parkway, Suite A, Greenbelt, MD 20706.

See you there this Saturday!

Pastor Matthew Goldberg

Announcements And Upcoming Events!

Here's Whats Coming In April From The Maryland Lovin' Life Education Team:

April 16 -- Saturday Seminar; Vision Seminar -- Basic Membership Seminar; taught by Pastor Matt Goldberg Register by phone: 443-764-4444 or call Church Secretary Gay Grow.

Admission is Free -- (call Mrs. Grow for details; 301-325-6795 or email:

April 17th -- Check out our Resource Table At Lovin Life Sunday Service This Sunday.

Outreach Activities

1.) JAPAN-AID Concert and Festival moved to Sunday, MAY 1ST. In deference to Rev. In Jin Moon's visit on Sunday, April 17 in Alexandria, VA the JAPAN -AID Festival will now take place at New Hope Academy from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on May 1. It's getting Better!

Featured Performers will include, The Rumble, Maryland's latest Grunge Band, the world-famous WAIT Team, the Arigato Girls Choir, and solo performers Mehrdad Mizani, Laurence Baer, and Emiko Nadimi, accompanied by Ahmad Nadimi. Teresa Ferrete will do a Japanese montage slide show.

$10 donations for each adult ($25 for the whole family) gets you a sushi sampler and admission to the concert. There will be additional sushi, Yakisoba and teriyaki chicken for sale, and tickets to the following booths: Madame Yuki's Celebrity Flower Demo ($8 gets you the demo and your own bouquet and vase, (a value of $35); Calligraphy; Origami Demo, Wii competition and karaoke. For more information or to volunteer, call Keiko Burton.

2.) Easter Sunday Open House

Sunday, April 24 is OPEN House at New Hope Academy with a potluck lunch extravaganza. The Rumble and solo singers will perform after Service and the whole congregation will have lunch together. New Hope will provide the main entree such as chicken, turkey, ham and more.

For side dishes, if your family name begins with the letters:

A-D, please bring desserts

E-H, please bring salads such as coleslaw, macaroni salad, potato salad and perhaps fruit salad

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

N-R, please bring stuffing and rolls and butter,

S-Z, please bring mashed potatoes; white and sweet, gravy would be nice, too

Members from all over the district are welcome to join in! For info call Doug Burton.


Our next meeting will be at Kim Dadachanji's home at 3100 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie on April 21, 7 pm. Refreshments will be served.

WFWP Sisters in the Laurel, Columbia, and Baltimore area are invited to a fellowship gathering on Friday, April 29, at 7 pm, at the home of Sunny Reddin. Call Vicki Phelps for more information.

New Date (Again)

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 ( For more information, contact the Wetzsteins.

The Gambia -- Side By Side

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 Available

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 at 301-352-6795 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.

If You Need To Mail Your Tithing Check...

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

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.

Employment And Other Opportunities

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.

Cleaning Lady Available

It's tough for mom working and/or watching the kids plus doing a mission. Give mom a break and sign up for Erondina, "The Queen of Cleaning," who can have your home looking like the Original Palace, but on a smaller scale. Dina is professional, conscientious, punctual, and has cleaned for a number of our member's homes with good results. So free mom up and call Dina today. Makes a great Mother's Day gift!

Credit Restoration Seminar

Special guest speakers who are credit counselors will be giving a presentation on how to improve one's credit score. Come and bring your guests to this highly informative session. If you have any questions please call Debbie Robbins.

Venue: New Hope Academy, The Founder's Room
Date and Time: Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 -- 8:30 pm

Be Proactive to Get Better Credit!

Save Money by Qualifying for lower interest rates with your improved credit score!

Room For Rent

Furnished room for rent including utilities, high-speed internet and breakfast. $550. Call Cecil or Debbie Robbins for more information.

Bedroom For Rent

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.

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 2 remaining (paid!) part-time positions.

Manage and update the ICRF web site:

Translate documents from Japanese to English

Work at our office in Greenbelt MD, or from home. Send Resume and/or email Diana Weber. 

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