The Words of the Goldberg Family
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This year is so full of promise and opportunity! I am excited by the level of energy being generated at our Metro Area Worship with a home grown band and all of us together going "All in for Lovin Life and True Parents". You are all a big part of what is happening and we hope you are finding your place in the Lovin Life family.
The Heavenly Calendar puts God's Day in a new time frame compared to our traditional way of thinking in the West. This is a great time to reflect on what went well last year and what we want to change for the coming year.
Here is an image for you to consider. The phrase "tong ban kyok pa" which refers to breaking through in home church and reaching new friends of faith, is a very powerful statement. I am told it refers to a decisive punch in karate with the term kyok pa meaning hitting so hard that blood comes out. Tong ban is our neighborhood, of course. This year we must break through and become successful in sharing our faith. We need to energize our selves and make strong determination.
Please think deeply about this and make your determination for 2012 to bring 12 new people by setting conditions, acting in faith and having confidence. We will begin training classes on Friday evenings to share together how we can do this. Watch for coming information in the next few days.
See you on Sunday.
Peace and Blessings,
Pastor Matthew and Marianne Goldberg
True Parents and True Family -- protection and unity.
Teo Truong -- continued recovery and good health
Debra Gohr -- healing and recovery
Unity of North and South Korea
Please send any prayer requests to Administrative Assistant: Gay Grow
Several of our DC Metro Community youth will be going to The Gambia this summer with Beverly Berndt, and to help with their expenses, the Gambia Team will be serving a wonderful Bulgogi, rice and kimchi lunch this Sunday AND every third Sunday throughout the year. These are delicious box lunches. The prices are $5 for a medium size; $7 for large and $9 for ex-large. Let's, not only, put a smile on our Gambia Team's face, but put a smile on our stomach's face this Sunday. Your stomach will thank you. Date of Announcement: January 18, 2012
Foreign Service General Service Officers Vacancy Announcement A vacancy announcement recruiting a limited number of Foreign Service General Service Officer opened on January 18, 2012 and will close on January 24, 2012. The Area of Consideration is "All Sources."
Applications may only be submitted electronically through the "Gateway to State" system.
To access the system please go to www.careers.state.gov.
Take the Survey on Current and Future Programs and Activities 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).
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 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.
Getting Back on Track Workshops: The next East Coast workshop is scheduled for May 31 -- June 3 in New York.
A Health Workshop by Gregg and Elke Noll
When: February 4 and 5, 2012 (Limit 20 People) Saturday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm (dinner), optional movie after dinner Sunday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Where: The Wilkening's House in Bowie, MD, 13407 United Lane, Bowie, MD 20720
Fee: $50 per person, $75 per couple. Fee includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday; snacks; printouts (including recipes); plus food samples to bring home for the family to try.
Small group discussions
Cooking and food demos
Natural living principles
Lower your numbers without medications
No gimmicks: Just information, tools, and practical tips to help you on your path to good health.
Registration: Attendance is limited to the first 20 people who submit their payment to the Wilkenings. You can either mail a check (made out to Gregg Noll), give it to Karen Wilkening at New Hope Academy during school hours, or give it to Christoph Wilkening at the Lovin' Life Ministry Sunday Service. When you submit your payment, please let us know about your health journey (seminars, diets, interests, etc.)
Our brother, William Connery, a member of the NoVa community, has just published his first book: 'Civil War Northern Virginia 1861.' The book covers the first year of the War Between the States in Alexandria City and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties. The book sells for $19.99 through the History Press (www.historypress.net <www.historypress.net/>). Bill also has copies, which he can sign. This is the perfect Christmas gift for the History fanatic in your life!
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 HSA) (Also 10% of all profits from products sold after church are donated to Maryland Church via Gay Grow)
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