USA: The National Ministry Commits to a Productive Year
FFWPU USA: On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) USA held its monthly national ministry meeting. They took this opportunity to share both recent reports and projected plans for the rest of 2015.
Miilhan Stephens, Vice President of FFWPU USA, acted as emcee. With an opening prayer by Justin Okamoto, Assistant Pastor of the Westrock Family Church, congregational songs and Hoon Dok Hwe (scripture reading) by Dr. Michael Balcomb, FFWPU USA President, of True Father’s message titled, “The Birth of the Father and His Mission,” the group connected to the deeper purpose of their work as they began this meeting.
They first took a look at recent happenings and Unificationist initiatives around the world by watching the latest iPeace TV Weekly Update. It was a refreshing gathering, and exciting new ideas were presented. There was a shared sense of renewal as everyone committed to extending their reach this year and making a true impact through their projects, events and efforts.
After the reports were given, the group watched a brief video about True Mother’s 1998 tour in America. This preceded a message by Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, FFWPU North America Continental Chair, who spoke about True Mother’s determination, courage, and latest priorities.
The Unification Theological Seminary
Hugh Spurgin, President of the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) in Barrytown, New York, gave a brief update about the programs at UTS. This year marks the 40th anniversary of UTS, and there will be a graduation celebration on Saturday, May 23, 2015, which will include four honorary doctorates. Dr. Spurgin urged participants to pray for success during the upcoming re-accreditation site visit. Read More