To “Rebuild the family” in today’s challenging social environment, congregations are looking again at God’s plan for the family.
The 2016 Labor Day weekend in Oklahoma began with an earthquake registering 5.6 on the Richter scale. Fortunately there were no injuries and there was only minor damage to the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Airport where an ACLC Women In Ministry conference was held. On the other side of the country, Hurricane Hermine prevented Archbishop Stallings from attending the conference.
National Parents’ Day* was proclaimed by Congress as a national day of commemoration in 1994, after ACLC co-founder Mother Moon had proposed its creation, and has been celebrated annually ever since. This year the 22nd annual Parents’ Day banquet was co-hosted by ACLC, along with FFWPU USA, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF USA), Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP USA), and The Washington Times Foundation, and held on August 5, 2016, at The Washington Times in Washington, D.C. Over 250 people gathered to honor finalists and recipients of the National Parents of the Year Award. [Read more…]
“Let us rise up and remember that we must not hide our light. We must keep our light on top so the world knows we are coming. We must be kind, considerate, compassionate and help each other. We are ambassadors for the one true God.” So Archbishop Sulanch Lewis-Rose helped begin the ACLC Women In Ministry retreat in Washington, D.C. area, June 10-12. Over 70 women and men gathered from as far as New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oklahoma, Arizona, Philadelphia, Indiana, as well as Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. [Read more…]
True Family Values seminar: Blessing of Marriage
- Posted byMargaret Herbers
Over 50 teachers, preachers, pastors, and community leaders came together to focus on strengthening families through Marriage Blessing, on Feb. 27, 2016, at Imani Temple, the mother church of the African-American Catholic Congregation (AACC) in Suitland, Maryland.
Archbishop George Augustus Stallings, Jr., host pastor and patriarch of AACC, led us in the first session, entitled “Ideal Marriage and Family,” focusing on the Three Great Blessings which God, our Heavenly Parent, gave to Adam and Eve, in the first chapters of Genesis. [Read more…]
In Revelation 22:14, when referring to the Second Coming of Jesus, it reads, “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.” On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, members of the American Clergy Leadership Conference of Los Angeles and their guests truly experienced a blessing from Jesus and the Holy Spirit at the Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony held at Christian Light MBC and officiated by Bishop J.L. Briggs and First Lady Peggy Briggs. In preparation for this Blessing, ACLC Los Angeles committed themselves to preparing couples to understand more deeply the significance of the Blessing; the change of blood lineage and the indemnity conditions involved with the Blessing. [Read more…]