The Words of the Goldberg Family
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
One of our brothers once observed that True Parents live at the speed of life. And "life-speed" is very fast.
Loving Life Ministry, initiated by Reverend In Jin Moon, is moving like a fast forward newsreel, racing toward the year 2013. Can you feel it?
In the D.C. Metro Area, our three church communities have already begun to unite to create a new spirit which is substantial. Even though I got lost the first time trying to find the location, once we got there it felt like home.
Many people have shared with me that they feel something special on Sunday as we gather together. Let's keep that spirit going and add to it.
We already have a good foundation in Maryland with many Youth Ministry activities. Those will not be lost but will keep going the other 6 days of the week. In fact, once a month the young people from DC and VA join the Word Up program and enjoy wider fellowship.
Sunday Night Lights is getting better and better as the band becomes more professional and the food is always good!
We have an amazing resource in the building at Columbia Road in D.C. which could become a hub of activity and creativity for the young adult crowd going forward.
Sunday worship with fellowship meetings afterward can support and add to our existing programs.
And of course, we must continue to develop small group ministries in our local areas where we live and work, reaching out to others who may feel "left out". Meeting, sharing and praying together while working toward a clear purpose is one of the best ways for us to grow and mature spiritually and materially.
Inviting someone new to worship with us is life giving and exciting. Try it, you will be surprised to find your friends may have just been waiting for you to ask.
Then, when we gather together on Sunday to hear from our Senior Pastor, we will have something to offer up to God, our Heavenly Parent.
See you Sunday...
Pastor Matt Goldberg and Marianne
There will be an almost free ride in the Youth Van from the Youth Center to Sunday service this week for anyone who would like to volunteer to help with the service (such as preparing and packing the lunches). If you can get to the Youth Center (the Berndt's home in Bowie) no later than 8:45 am, you will get a ride to and from church (Kenmore Middle School). Please offer two dollars for gas. Thank you!
Sisters in the Laurel/Columbia area are invited to a WFWP fellowship gathering on Friday, May 27, at 7 pm at the home of Eva Ozaki.
ANOTHER NEW DATE: Blessed Family Department announcements: West Coast Parents' Matching Convocation, June 25-27 (La Quinta Inn/Oakland Airport, Hayward, Calif). Blessing Workshops for 2nd Generation: June 17 -19 (Level 2) and Aug. 19-21 (Level 1) Blessing Workshop for 1st Generation: Aug. 12-14 (Level 2). Workshop sites to be announced. Tentative time for next Blessing: February 2012. For more information contact the Wetzsteins.
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 and drop it in the mail addressed to:
New Hope Family Church
P.O. Box 244
Riverdale, MD 20738-0244
All announcements and advertisements for the Mid-Week Announcements need to be written and emailed to Gay Grow by Wednesday at 5 pm.
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.
Furnished room for rent including utilities, high-speed internet and breakfast. $550. Call Cecil or Debbie Robbins for more information.
Furnished room for rent five minutes from the University of Maryland. Nice, quiet neighborhood. House backs up to woods. Call Jan van Zutphen for more information.
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: www.religiousfreedom.com
Translate documents from Japanese to English
Work at our office in Greenbelt MD, or from home. Send Resume and/or email Diana Weber.
Please pray for our brother, Ray Mas who is recovering from a stroke, and please lend any support and prayers to Irma and the family at this time.
Please keep the Catherine Henseler and family in your prayers as well as Brenda Miller.
Anyone wishing to volunteer a little time, some meal preparation, light cleaning and chores to assist Rachel Carter and family, please contact sister Kate Tsubata. Mrs. Tsubata has agreed to help coordinate support efforts and visits.