On January 27, the 22nd Annual True Family Values Awards Banquet was held at the Monument of Faith Church in Chicago. 300 clergy members, political leaders, civic leaders, and other guests came from seven states to honor the individuals and organizations who demonstrated the principle of living for the sake of others, particularly as it applies to endorsing family values. [Read more…]
“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.
Atlanta ACLC is focused on hosting a September True Family Values Award Banquet as part of a Marriage Blessing initiative in Georgia. When ACLC National Co-Chairman Dr. Ki Hoon Kim visited Atlanta in March, a core team of clergy met with him, eager to revive the Atlanta Chapter of the ACLC and committed to holding monthly meetings in Atlanta to build momentum and expand the network.
The goal is to have 300 participants at the banquet, with the Governor presenting the awards to the awardees. To prepare for the awards banquet, ACLC will hold a monthly ACLC breakfast. Upcoming events will focus on issues of marriage and parenting, with themes including “Why we marry,” “Enriching your marriage,” “Protecting your marriage,” “A marriage ministry for your congregation,” etc.
The core team established a new umbrella organization to “make marriage great again” in Georgia. The name will be something like, Georgians for Healthy Marriages and Families. One of the goals of the GHMF is to share the Marriage Blessing with 100 couples in each of the fourteen U.S. Congressional Districts in Georgia.
The next ACLC breakfast will be on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
For more information contact Rev. Tom Cutts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the same Chicago neighborhood where scores of shootings occur every week, 300 religious, political, civic and business leaders from the Midwest gathered to celebrate the essence of “living for the sake of others” exemplified by True Father and True Mother Moon.
The 21st Annual True Family Values Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the renowned Providence MBC Annex Banquet Hall on the city’s south side. [Read more…]