To “Rebuild the family” in today’s challenging social environment, congregations are looking again at God’s plan for the family.
“In the early church there was danger and disunity. But we must make every effort to keep the unity among us, prevent things from dividing us. In practice we sometimes allow secondary things to divide us. If you don’t have love on the inside, you can’t keep that bond of unity… Let us do our part by building that unity not only in the church but also in the wider community…. Jesus revealed that God’s whole effort through human history has been to prepare the way to bring us back into the Garden, to bring marriage back into the Garden.”
A Marriage Rededication Marriage Blessing and holy wine ceremony was held at the AACC-African American Catholic Congregation Imani Temple of the Capital Region, on Sunday March 26, 2017, also observed as “Black Marriage Day.” This Blessing ceremony was very special to the Imani community as a whole as it was held on the heels of the weekend men’s retreat.
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…]