UPDATE – 3/7:
We just got a communique from IHQ asking that each community make a kick-off for the 40 days leading up to TF’s Seonghwa.
Holding Worship Services in Each Region/Nation to Launch the 40-Day Period of Special Devotion for the 10th Anniversary of the Holy Ascension of Sun Myung Moon, the True Parent of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind
Please note the following:
The EUME Regional Level Kickoff was held by way of our midnight prayer that took place (in the UK) on Thursday June 30 at 11pm — 0005 midnight on Friday July 1st.
For all those that did not manage to attend this vigil (and indeed for everyone) we will hold a second devotional service at the time of our EUME Regional Prayer, Wednesday July 6 @ 2000 CET.
In my view, we have already fulfilled this condition before it was even asked … but we can have another session at the next Wednesday prayer, which will be in time.
Michael & Fumiko Balcomb
Regional President, Heavenly Europe & Middle East
Thursday 30th June at 11pm BST
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Fumiko and I would like to invite you to join us for a special devotional prayer this coming Friday July 1st at midnight (0000) CET on our usual Zoom link. This means that we should join the call at about 23:45 CET on Thursday, June 30. The prayer will last for one hour.
The special focus on this prayer is the success and safety of the upcoming Peace Road event in Berlin. Yesterday, I heard that True Mother considers this to be a significant providential event and she is expecting Europe and the Middle East to do well. For starters, the Peace Road will be considered as the first of the official events marking the 10th Anniversary of True Father’s Holy Ascension and Seonghwa. Next, it is a chance to walk in the footsteps of True Parents. True Father’s last public speech and activity in Europe was in Berlin in 2011. And of course, a chance to inherit the filial heart of Hyo Jin Nim at the Berlin CARP Convention 35 years ago.
In particular, True Mother is hoping that our young European 1st, 2nd and even 3rd Generation will be able to share time and get to know her grandchildren of Hyo Jin Nim’s family who are all coming to Berlin.
July 1st an important day in our history in other ways. It is the 40th Anniversary of the 2075 couple Blessing at Madison Square Garden in 1982, and a Holy Day (the Day of God’s Eternal Blessing) although this is now observed later, by the Heavenly Calendar.
We hope to see you at midnight on the 1st July. Let’s begin this new month united in heart and joined in prayer!
Michael and Fumiko Balcomb