The Words of the Goldberg Family
Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han August 8, 2010
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
What a terrific message we heard last week from Reverend George Kazakos of Los Angeles' Lovin' Life Ministries. Reverend George said a lot, but one key word that grabbed my attention happens to be one of my personal favorite things.
Well, to be a bit more serious, "sharing the chocolate," is what he enthusiastically supported. It was a great analogy for reaching out to share our faith with others whom we have not yet reached. I took it to heart, as I am sure we all did. On Monday morning, stopping at a local gas station to fill up the tank, I saw a tall dignified-looking gentleman doing the same thing on the other side of my pump. I happened to have stuck a "God is Calling You" card in by shirt pocket with my name and phone number on it. Immediately the thought came to me, "share the chocolate, Matt".
It was a bit scary, so I just started by asking his opinion about the weather. When my new friend mentioned that no one but God really knows what the weather will be, I knew I had an opportunity. I gave him the Lovin' Life card and mentioned my church affiliation. Imagine my amazement when the man said, "I know about Reverend Moon because I was stationed in Korea and met his daughter once, years ago. Tell me a bit about your local church…"
Brothers and sisters, we live in a new age, and we need to have a new mind. It is time to share our faith and be proud of whose we are and show the world how far we have come.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But who can tell me, what is the best straight line? Is it not the vertical line of love between God, our Parent and myself, the child of God? And when we walk in that vertical dimension of love with our Heavenly Parent, and we believe and know who we are, then the shortest distance to the heart of our neighbor is the line of True Love centered on God.
Let's live in love this quarter at Lovin' Life. Let's reach out and bring our new friends to share God's everlasting love this week.
God bless you,
See you on Sunday,
Pastor Matt and Marianne Goldberg
True Parents and True Family
Teo Truong -- May he continue to improve, pray for full recovery
Debra Gohr -- Recovery and healing
Walter Haynes -- Successful surgery and healing
Please send any prayer requests to Administrative Assistant: Gay Grow
Do you want to learn more about the Vision Class and The Journey?
A new Divine Principle Study group is forming of those who feel called to become Educators and Mentors to share with new friends of faith. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor to raise spiritual children. Come experience Divine Principle a la "Lovin Life" this Friday at 7:30 PM in the Greenbelt Office, 7245 Hanover Parkway, Suite A, Greenbelt, MD 20770 Call Pastor Matt for details.
A Health Workshop by Gregg and Elke Noll
When: February 4 and 5, 2012
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.
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.)
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 at, Virginia Scazzero, Wendy Herstein or Annemarie Weinmann.
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.
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). Bill also has copies, which he can sign.
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 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? Please plan to pay in advance and let us know how many cases you need. We will order as soon as we have enough for a large shipment. 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