The Words of the Stephens Family

Blessing Retreat for First Generation

Jim and Hiromi Stephens
April 9, 2006

TO: Regional Directors, Vice Regional Directors, State Leaders, all members
FROM: Jim and Hiromi Stephens, Co-Directors, Blessed Family Department
DATE: April 9, 2006
RE: Blessing Retreat for First Generation


May the blessings and love of God and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind be with you.

This memo is to announce the upcoming Blessing Retreat for First Generation members.

Time: Memorial Day weekend, end of May. Saturday morning, May 27, 2006. 7:30am (breakfast) until Sunday, May 28, 7:00pm

Please arrive early so we can start on time.

Rooms are available starting Friday evening. Let us know your arrival time.

Place: Unification Theological Seminary, 30 Seminary Drive, Barrytown, NY 12507

Phone: 845-752-3000 Fax: 845-752-3016


All First Generation members who have completely studied the Divine Principle and accept True Parents and are interested in being matched and Blessed.

All First Generation who have already been matched or Blessed but have not attended a Blessing Workshop.

All First Generation whose Blessing has broken and wish to be re-Blessed.

All First Generation Blessed members who wish to renew their understanding of the value of the Blessing and experience the heavenly environment of Barrytown in the spring. Blessed Couples are encouraged to attend for a second honeymoon. Private double rooms are available for an additional $10 per night.

Travel: Directions to U.T.S. (by car and from airports) can be found on their webpage. Please arrange your own transportation. Due to shortage of staff, we cannot offer rides from public transportation.

Fee: $120.00. Includes accommodations for two nights and 6 meals from breakfast on Saturday through dinner on Sunday. Also includes coffee breaks and snacks.

No discounts for partial attendance.

Two nights is either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday. Additional nights are $20 each.

You will be staying in the UTS dormitory. Private guest rooms are available for an extra $10 per night.

Meals outside of the above schedule may be purchased on an a la carte basis.

Payment: The workshop fee can be paid anytime in advance, but at the latest upon arrival.

Forms of payment: credit card, debit card, personal check, cash. Cash is preferred in order to help us pay for expenses during the workshop. For your convenience there are two Payment Forms that you can download from the Internet. Payment Form (PDF format) and Payment Form (Word format). This will save you time at registration when you arrive at the workshop.

Registration: All participants must register IN ADVANCE. (We need to know who is coming.)

Register on-line by filling out the on-line registration form

Or print a Registration Form from the Internet (<>Reg. Form PDF format or <>Reg. Form Word format). Fill it in and fax it to 410-997-5134.

To receive a registration form by fax or by mail, call Hiromi Stephens

We appreciate your support for this workshop. Please share this memo with anyone that might be eligible but has not received it.

We request that all churches that have a Sunday Service Bulletin include the following announcement.

Blessing Workshop for First Generation. There will be a Blessing Workshop for all First Generation members on Memorial Day weekend in Barrytown. You are invited if you are a candidate for future matching, a Blessed member who has not yet attended, or a Blessed Couple wishing to renew your understanding and Blessing. For information go to: <> or call Hiromi Stephens.

God bless you,

Jim and Hiromi Stephens
Co-Directors, BFD

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