The Words of the Goldberg Family
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Last Sunday's Launch Party was a great way to start the Winter Quarter! I hope everyone enjoyed it and that you are finding ways to get connected with Lovin Life activities. "Connect" means you find your place to make an offering, to make our community better, more loving and more joyful.
Some folks may still be asking, "Just what is this Lovin Life Ministry all about and what does it mean for me?" That's OK.
The words, Inspire, Empower, Connect and Contribute really mean something in this process of creating a family culture. As we all listen to our Senior Pastor, reflect on her words and share with one another in our groups throughout the week, the meaning for our lives can become clearer.
Our Town Hall style sharing after church this Sunday can be one good opportunity to share your heart, participate in the creative process and get more information.
The prospect of change is always challenging and new beginnings can be difficult in some ways. Yet this change is all about being "In Love". The theme for Winter Quarter, "In Love", challenges us to reflect about what it is to live in true love and how we behave toward one another when we are motivated by unselfish love. If you are like me, you will find plenty of room to grow.
At the same time, we need to celebrate our victories and successes. No one can really experience joy in a vacuum. That is why it is so important to get connected.
Peace, Shalom, Salaam,
Pastor Matthew and Marianne Goldberg
True Parents and True Family Please continue to pray for Teo Truong who is at the Washington Medical Center in DC recovering from pneumonia. If anyone has a single bed for a child that they would like to donate, the Truong family would be very grateful. Contact Pastor Goldberg if so.
Please send any prayer requests to Administrative Assistant: Gay Grow
This is a great opportunity to hear this special message as we are preparing for True God's Day and True Parents' birthday.
Date: Jan. 14th. (Saturday)
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Place: The Governors House Inn
(6650 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042-6608)
Some topics for this seminar:
1. Mr. Inose (The Providential View
and preparation toward 2013)
2. Mr. Inose (Internal guidance)
3. Mrs. Inose (The Heart of attendance)
We provide drinks and lunch and ask for a donation of $10. Mr. and Mrs. Inose will provide some materials for their lectures. Mrs. Yoko De Groot will translate for Western members. If you have any question, please let me know.
Town Hall Meeting -- Bring your thoughts, opinions, and ideas on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 12:30 p.m in the multi-purpose room. Lunches will be available for purchase and all attending can partake of complementary dessert and beverages. Your elected council members and ministry leaders need to hear from you in order to set good goals for 2012. Let's evaluate what has been working and what needs improvement so we can stake our claim for this coming year.
Take the Survey -- The Maryland Council has created an online survey that examines many aspects of our church and community life. Everyone is encouraged to fill it out. It only takes a few minutes of your time, and your responses will make a difference in planning the year ahead. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/marylanduc no password required). If you prefer to fill it out on paper please request a printable version by contacting Arthur by email. You can then give your completed survey to any council member: Jim Boothby, Doug Burton, Arthur Herstein, Christoph Wilkening, Beverly Berndt, Dinshaw Dadachanji, Gary Rowe. There will be a cutoff date (not determined yet), so please don't put it off.
New Hope is pleased to be able to inform the Unification Church Community that direction has come from Rev. In Jin Moon that HSA-UWC will be offering an education grant for Unification Church families who would like their children to attend New Hope Academy (NHA). The grant will provide up to 25% of tuition costs to qualified families with students in Pre-K3 -- 11th grade. Applications for the grant can be emailed or mailed to you by contacting Joy Morrow at New Hope Academy.
Eligibility is determined by FACTS, an independent financial evaluation firm. The application fee to FACTS in nominal, less than $25. Families can go on line to complete the FACTS application. In addition, families of school-age children in grades K-11th may qualify for financial assistance from the school for up to an additional 20% discount on tuition. Students must go through the normal NHA application process and attend a tour and orientation at the school held most Thursday mornings promptly at 9:00 am, or the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 am. NHA is currently accepting students for second semester.
Mental Health Program (Free) for Prince George's families: The National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding its free 12-week "Family to Family" Education Course, starting Tuesday March 6, 2012. Meets once a week at 7 pm, and is very helpful to families with a loved one with a problem like depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic or anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorders, etc. Please call Dorie at NAMI-PG to register. More information at www.namipgcmd.org.
The next Blessing Ceremony will be held March 22, 2012. More details are coming about this event, and about Level III pre-Blessing workshops for matched couples.
All matching candidates who need help preparing materials for Websites (1st Gen or 2nd Gen), please feel free to contact District 1 Matching Advisers, Doug and Cheryl Wetzstein, Virginia Scazzero, Wendy Herstein or Annemarie Weinmann.
Getting Back on Track Workshops:
The next one is on the West Coast: Jan. 13-16, 2012 in Los Angeles.
The next East Coast workshop is May 31 -- June 3 in New York.
Special Grace for Liberation and Blessing -- If you have questions, need help completing forms, or anything else that is related to the CP Providence, contact Laura Herbers by email or telephone to set up a time to meet.
Need Autobiographies to Give Out? Want to fulfill Father's providential goal of handing out 430 copies?
Want to promote True Parents, the Principle, and the church? Want to find spiritual children? Then contact Bob Selle.
If you have extra books that you cannot use right now, please bring them to Ron Musiol at the book table after service and he will offer credit for them so that someone else can buy and distribute them.
(All ads placed in Mid-Week Announcements are $20 per month; checks payable to has. Also 10% of all profits from products sold after church are donated to Maryland Church via Gay Grow)
Nice basement apartment in New Carrollton. Washer/dryer, carport, walk-in closet. Near metro and Univ. of MD. $850 includes utilities. Ron Musiol
Looking for a part-time position? Like People? Like to demonstrate interesting products?
White Marsh Mall location needs people to take shifts during the new year! (Best if you have your own transportation; prefer over 21-year olds.) Call today!!!
Quiet neighborhood in the Franconia/Springfield section of Fairfax County, VA.
Fairfax has the best schools in the U.S. Right off I-95/495 and near I-395, close to shopping centers/malls and a 15-minute walk to Van Dorn Metro Station (blue line). Please call Bill Connery.
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.
Make your donation check out to HSA-UWC, and drop it in the mail addressed to:
New Hope Family Church
PO Box 244
Riverdale, MD 20738