The Words of the Goldberg Family
Sun Myung Moon March 7, 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Here we are in the middle of March, and Spring is in full swing. It seems as if Winter just waved at us as she went by.
Perhaps this is Heaven's way of saying, "let's get out there and love life, talk with the neighbors and celebrate the beauty of God's Creation."
Speaking of meeting our neighbors and loving life, this month's theme of "Compassion for others" includes some special activities that will take place this Sunday. We have a choice of three ways to show our compassion this Sunday. We may bring canned goods to support the Eagle Scout project of Andreas Hochmuth, who is working with the Capital Area Food Bank. Or, we have an opportunity to help beautify the Landover Hills Fire Department Memorial. Finally, for those who love to walk and talk, there will be a "meet and greet the neighbors" activity to introduce our selves to the surrounding area residents and invite them to visit our church next Sunday. All these activities will be coordinated by Kaeleigh Moffat after the Worship Service, following a shortened Circle Sharing over lunch in the Multipurpose Room. Please wear tasteful, yet comfortable clothing if you plan to walk in the neighborhood. Door hangers will be provided when we organize our walk.
As always, let's make our new friends who may be here for the first or second time, feel welcome by greeting them and introducing them to our friends and family. Miilhan Stephens will be at the back of the Gym with the Welcome Table and he is happy to meet newcomers or anyone who wants to come and get connected.
Lovin' Life Ministries here in the Metro Area is a warm and friendly community and we are so proud of each and every one of you.
God bless and see you on Sunday.
Pastor Matthew and Marianne Goldberg
Circle Groups meet upstairs after worship in the Multipurpose Room. This Sunday we will shorten the group time to 15 minutes to allow us to organize those who choose to visit our neighbors in Landover Hills for about an hour in the afternoon.
We will organize in the MPR right after the groups meet and eat.
All are welcome to pray at 6:30 AM on Saturday mornings at the DC Holy Ground between the White House and the Washington Monument. Your Metro Area Pastors, led by Reverend Randall Francis, determined to make a prayer condition to support church growth and the victory of all blessed central families in 2012.
International Women's Day and Women's History Month -- Join us for a journey on Saturday, March 17, for "A Day of Honor, Reflection and Celebration of the Life of Harriet Tubman."
This extraordinary woman of faith and action, legendary in stature, was born into slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland. We will follow a driving tour highlighting significant places in Harriet's monumental life and the Underground Railroad. This will be a day of fellowship, prayer and renewal as we traverse the same land that she traveled as she liberated the hearts and souls of her family and countless others.
New Departure Time: From 8:30-9:30 am, we will share over continental breakfast at the Dadachanji and Taylor's home, 3100 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, MD. From there we will carpool to Cambridge, MD, to begin the tour and will have lunch and reflection time along the way. The day will end around 4-5 pm.
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Kim Dadachanji.
Our faith's coming of age ceremony for all 8th grade students (and older) in the D.C. Metro Area, E-mail with questions. The first session begins March 25th, so please make sure your children register by that date! Check prior email for more information.
Second "Kick Start Your Health" Workshop in Bowie; March 31 and April 1.
Gregg and Elke Noll will come back to Maryland to hold another "Kick Start Your Health" workshop at the Wilkening's house in Bowie, on March 31 and April 1. The last workshop filled up quickly and was very well received. If you are interested in this one, talk to Karen and Christoph Wilkening about it; visit the Shehaqua Family Facebook site; or call Gregg Noll. You can find a video with highlights from the last workshop on YouTube, when you search for "Kick Start Your Health Bowie."
Bring a canned or dry good like noodles to Church this Sunday, March 18 as Andreas Hochmuth will gather them and deliver to Food Bank as part of an Eagle Scout Project.
Here is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and inherit the joy of giving. We need adults to lead the "Adult Circles" after service on Sundays. Please contact Doug Burton or Libby Henkin to schedule a turn to host a circle.
Would you like to inherit heavenly fortune by serving your church community as a family?
This week our third blessed central family, Miilhan and Sayaka Stephens, will greet you and your guests with a smile as you enter the front door on Sunday morning.
The first family to make a splash this year as Family of the Week was the Manor Family, Denis and Maria Teresa and son, of Damascus, MD. Thank you for a job well done!
Our second family was the Goldbergs, Marianne, Matthew and Abigail, who greeted last Sunday with the help of Mimiko Liba and Yun a Johannson.
Who will be next "Family of the Week" to serve as greeters for Sunday Service? The job is easy and fun. A Greeter family just needs to meet with Pastor Matt at New Hope Academy by 9:30 am and greet until 10:05.
Become the Family of the Week by doing this. Contact Gay Grow to reserve your spot. Thank you!!
New Hope Chung Pa Korean School will begin on March 4th, 2012. BUT YOU CAN JOIN ANYTIME AFTER THE 4th!!
Classes for all ages and levels will be offered.
Do you already know Korean? You can volunteer as a Korean teacher! Stipends will be paid.
For any questions or concerns, please contact Lee.
Arrive: 8:30 AM at New Hope Academy, Friday, April 6th
Depart: 1 PM at Camp Letts, Sunday, April 8th Sunday Service and Launch Party will be at Camp Letts following the workshop from 1:30 PM until 4 PM
Registration will close on Sunday March 25th.
To register you will need:
Completed Registration Form
$60 Workshop Fee (Cash or Check made out to HSA-UWC)
There is one prerequisite for this workshop which must be turned in by Sunday March 25th:
Write on page about the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of 2012. Talk about where you are right now in relation to those goals and how you are becoming the person you set out to be.
High School Spring Workshop Registration Form:
Parent's Phone Number: ___________________
Parent's E-mail: _______________________________
Double check that you have:
Turned in registration form by March 25th Completed $60 payment via Cash/Check (circle one) Turned in my prerequisite
Blessing news: The next Blessing Ceremony will be held March 22. 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.
The next East Coast workshop is May 31 -- June 3 in New York.
The Shehaqua family is holding their first Shehaqua T-shirt Design Contest with exciting cash prizes! A fresh design is wanted, and you could be the one submitting it. The only element that is required to be part of your design is the words "Shehaqua Family." Everything else is up to you. Express your creativity!
Submit your idea for a Shehaqua Family T-shirt by March 31. All submissions will be presented to a panel of six judges who will choose a winner. Their criteria for judging each design are how much it expresses the spirit of the Shehaqua Family programs, how original it is, and how artistically accomplished it is.
The winner of the Shehaqua T-shirt design contest will get a check of $100. The second- and third-place winner will get a check of $50 each, and the fourth- and fifth-place-winner will each win one of our brand new T-shirts.
Please read the rules at live4joy.org for details.
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