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Sunday Jan 12, 2020 Bulletin

Congregational Songs:

Grace of the Holy Garden
I Can See Clearly Now
Song of the Banquet

Opening Prayer

Greet Your Neighbors

 Volunteer

Performance Song

Holy Scripture

“Youth Testimonies”

MC: Zenas Rush

Tithes & Offering

Prayer

Closing Song:
Higher Ground

Love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12

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Help the Council Find A New Home for NOVA Family Church:

Nam Brogan at nam.brogan@gmail.com

Werner Seubert at werner.seubert@verion.net

Contact a council member and join the next council meeting.

Jan 25            53rd Heavenly Parent’s Day

(formerly “God’s Day”)

Jan 30                        True Parents’ Birthday

 

Feb 6  Foundation Day 19th Anniversary for the Coronation Ceremony for The Kingship of God

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2 Poems about True Mother from Japan's FFWPU VP

Rev. Seong Man Lee, Vice President of FFWPU Japan, wrote two poems about co-founder of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon’s heart and devotion during her 40-Day Cosmic Canaan Course for the Firm Establishment of Cheon Il Guk, which began on Monday, November 18, 2019, leading up to the Clergy Rally on December 28 in Newark, New Jersey. Rev. Lee read his poems in front of Dr. Moon, who, being so inspired by them, asked for them to be translated into English and shared with FFWPU USA and the world.

As You Are the Mother of Humanity, the Mother of Peace, We Call You Our Heavenly Mother
December 28, 2019

Our Heavenly Parent’s first son and daughter, the Only Begotten Son and Only Begotten Daughter, True Parents, walk on a path
Of which no map exists,
A path that no one has gone,
And one that must be newly forged.

Heavenly Parent, an endless road to the ends of the earth in search of Your Son,
A lifelong perilous road to the ends of the earth in search of Your Daughter,
The cross is nailed into Your heart like a huge mountain,
You say that humankind are all orphans
But You wander through the wilderness again
Bearing the burden of 7.7 billion people’s sorrow alone.

True Mother, your 40-day world tour for the settlement of a heavenly world
Was the providence to cross the apex of the settlement of Cheon Il Guk.
Your tour was 40 calendar days
Yet, its significance and sentiment was a journey of ten thousand years.

True Mother, you embraced Buddhists in Cambodia and Taiwan,
You embraced Muslims in Niger,
You embraced the Revelation Church of God in South Africa,
As well as Catholics in the Dominican Republic.
You embraced those in the position of servants and adopted children along with your own sons and daughters.
Everyone is held in your loving arms.

Mother, because you pave new roads that lead the way
Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians
Embraced by you will all confess in one voice,
“You are the Mother of Humanity, the Mother of Peace
The living Heavenly Mother.”

Wherever you visit, you awaken the era of a civilization of heart and the civilization of the Pacific Rim,
Permeated with interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values.
And so, we say the new path paved in Cambodia
Representing Asia and 1.7 billion overseas—
Chinese, South Africa, Palau of Oceania, and the Dominican Republic of Central and South America
Through your love and wisdom is the path everyone must follow.

True Parents and the Only Begotten Daughter, our Mother!
You travel across the world once but opened twelve pathways.
The continents shake and respond to you, yet
To open up another pathway that connects the world
You have come to the elder son nation, Heavenly America.

The two thousand years of Christian history
Took place as the providence for receiving the Only Begotten Daughter.
The second coming of Jesus was for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
However, the Messiah that Judaism waited four thousand years for was crucified on the cross
And the returning Lords, True Parents, that Christianity waited two thousand years for
Endured a lifelong cross of persecution.
These two crosses are still the irony of a sad history.

The one who said, “I will return,” has already come.
True Father, you took the clothes off your back and walked a thousand miles together with us
Feeding us even though your own children were unfed.
Still, the one who was prophesied by the Apostle John was imprisoned behind bars.
Blaspheming True Parents as the anti-Christ and cult leaders
Korean Christianity blocked your paths for over half a century.

Mobilizing all of the world’s precious hands and feet,
True Parents, you carefully invested the generous (monetary) contribution sacrificed by our members.
You spent thirteen years as a living sacrifice during all times of the day and night
As the saviors of a burning and sick America.
Yet, America returned the favor by placing True Father behind cold bars in Danbury Prison.

Jesus said a prayer on the cross that asked God to forgive the people for they did not know what they did.
Mother, that prayer still rings in your ears
Because they could not recognize
The essence of Heavenly Parent nor Jesus.

Mother, you do not abandon us,
You do not forget us even for a second,
You never let go of our lifeline, the line of love.
Mother, you hold us to your bosom of true love
With your broad wings.

Calling world clergy to the Manhattan Center
You inaugurated the World Clergy Leadership Conference (WCLC).
There, you testified to and spoke proudly
Of the Only Begotten Son and Only Begotten Daughter of God.

This proclamation was like a band of new trumpets of the golden era of Heaven
Awakening 2.3 billion sleeping Christian souls.

True Parents, you came and opened the gates to Cheon Il Guk
And said, “Come in.”
You began a new mission to lead world Christianity
To the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind
And laid down the groundwork for the settlement of Cheon Il Guk.

Our Only Begotten Daughter, True Mother,
To come to this point
For this day to come
You shed tears of devotion on a global stage
Your long path of blood and sweat blossoms into flowers
Today marks the third day of the 12th month in the 7th year of Cheon Il Guk
At the Newark Prudential Center
A mountain of people were prepared for the WCLC Rally of Hope for a heavenly world
Yet a sea of people are still waiting for you.

The event was the great works of rebirth by the living Holy Spirit.
It was the triumph of labor, the triumph of truth, and the triumph of true love.
Through embracing world Christianity
You are paving the way out to the world
Opening the door wide to nations in the Christian cultural sphere.

True Mother, on your 40-day world course for the firm settlement of a heavenly world
You have embraced and loved fourteen times in fourteen nations.
Mother, your heart is wider than the skies and deeper than the oceans
Bearing the history and embracing all mankind
As well as the five oceans and six continents.
You crossed over 14 peaks and embraced the entire world.

In your arms, everybody in the world confesses,
“You are the Mother of Humanity, the Mother of Peace.
We call you our Heavenly Mother.”

Ah! I can see the joyous Garden of Heaven.
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Do You Know the Meaning Behind Mother’s Tears on that Day?
December 28, 2019

Looking back, the Clergy Rally is a reunion after six thousand years.
This feeling cannot be put into words.
After Adam’s Lost Paradise and the Second Adam’s cross,
For the first time in six thousand years, the True Parents have appeared.

Heavenly Parent,
For two thousand years, You planted the seeds of the Gospel in every corner of the world;
You raised up the inner being with love
All for the sake of Your first love, the Only Begotten Son and Daughter.

Therefore, Heaven’s providence is such that
If you are Christian, then just like the three wise men,
You know the day True Parents were born
Is a day to return glory and attend and receive them.
Even if you were overcome with sleep, starting from the day of True Parents’ Holy Wedding,
You felt compelled to go the path of the filial son and daughter that never existed before in history.

My son! My daughter!
Even though You called out to Your children with all Your might while shedding tears, it remained an echo.
You tried again and again to embrace them but they wouldn’t let You
Only after the environment changed six times
Did they finally recognize and encounter You.

That day, righteous men representing world Christianity:
South African Prophet Radebe,
And this era’s Rome, America’s Bishop Noel Jones,
Grew to become John the Baptist for True Parents
And boldly testified about Mother, the Only Begotten Daughter, to all the people of the world
And praised, attended, and followed her.
So, the World Christian clergy and Christians are well on their way
And setting the example.

The two John the Baptists paved the way for
The Mother of Humankind, the Mother of Peace, to walk freely
And as the emotions of today and yesterday intersect
You wept and shed tears.

Just as great pain heals small pains
One must shed even more intense tears
In order to wash away the other tears.
The tears of the substantial Holy Spirit,
The great work of washing away tears with tears, is unfolding.

Mother, with your tears you washed away the endless tears that Heavenly Parent shed during the long period of six thousand years.
You stopped the waterfall of tears that was cascading from True Father
And you also stopped Jesus’ tears full of bitter pain.
You even washed away elder brother Hyo Jin and Heung Jin’s tears that they shed internally.

Even if someone else were to cry a river, it could not replace your tears.
This is when I came to know the meaning of Mother’s tears

Mother’s tears come down as the rain.
Everyone’s hearts and bodies are soaked with her tears;
Everyone is soaked to the bone.
We follow Mother and shed tears–
Tears of repentance, tears of confession, tears of determination;
We are still lacking, but together with you, Mother,
We shed tears as your sons and daughters.

You planted the seeds of the Word with tears onto
The World Christian clergy.
You watered them with your tears of love
And every day some of them grow
Into amazing, beautiful, and fragrant flowers,
Which will soon bloom into flowers of Hyojeong.

That day, through Mother’s deep tears,
Everyone opened their spiritual eyes
And realized the meaning of those tears and inherited them.

We will always remember that they are
tears of joy, tears of abundance, and tears of gratitude.

We engrave into our bones and imprint into our minds
The meaning of Mother’s tears that day.

Author: Stanley Marks
Categories: Celebration, Japan, newsletter, Testimony

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WDC Victory Celebration 1-1-2020

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Author: Stanley Marks
Categories: Celebration, DC, District 1, Maryland, newsletter, NOVA Families, SR2

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Please join us this January 10-12 for our
Annual Tribal Messiahship Conference, TribeNet 2020
New Yorker Hotel in New York City
Dear Families,
Happy New Year! We just celebrated a wonderful rally with True Mother launching the World Clergy Leadership Conference on a global stage. True Mother was beautiful and clear as always. But she also reminded us that “we still have a busy path ahead of us.”
So, before we celebrate Foundation Day in Korea, we want to gather our Tribal Messiahs one more time. Please join us this January 10-12 for our annual Tribal Messiahship Conference, TribeNet 2020.
This year, we're on the East Coast. The Conference will be held at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City. Our theme is "Back to Basics" as we focus on caring for our tribes through going back to our roots and inheriting the heart of True Parents towards our communities.
And what better way to do that then to spend time at the New Yorker where True Parents trained so many of us, and East Garden, True Parents’ home in America?
Please plan to arrive on Friday, January 10, before 2pm, as that is when registration begins. Departures can be planned for Sunday, January 12, after 2pm.
To participate, please register at https://tribenet.co/conference
Registration is $300 per person. Premium subscribers receive a discount of $150.
Note that we have limited capacity, therefore, registration is on a first come first serve basis. So, if you are planning on attending, please register as soon as possible.
We hope to see you there!

Rev. Demian Dunkley
President

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