America Celebrates the 53rd Day of All True Things
Holy Day celebration in Alabama
What a beautiful day to celebrate together with family and friends! The 53rd Day of All True Things was a wonderful chance to get together with the local community and honor the many blessings of the natural world. From Alabama to New Jersey, Chicago to Los Angeles, communities around the country embraced the day in their own unique ways.
Here are just a few of the celebrations that took place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015:
In Las Vegas, families and guests gathered at the Las Vegas Family Church to take part in a service led by Rev. Ken Doo. The congregation greeted Heavenly Parent and True Parents and sang the Cheon Il Guk (God’s Kingdom) National Anthem before reciting the Cheon Il Guk pledge. Mr. Akira Watanabe gave a passionate prayer, and Shiuichi Sugimori, along with his mother, offered flowers. Three women who have been working diligently in the community took part in cutting the cake that was lovingly prepared by Lorna Todd.
Before the main message, excerpts from True Father’s autobiography about the loving heart of God were read. Rev. Thomas Hwang then spoke about the meaning of the Day of All True Things and how the creation has been waiting for true people to love and care for it.
Los Angeles Family Church celebrated the Day of All True Things on June 16 at Pasadena House with Pastor George Kazakos’s family and a few local families. A bigger community celebration will take place on Sunday, June 21 with a picnic.
Several families came to the Windermere House in Seattle, WA to celebrate the 53rd Day of All True Things, while others celebrated in their homes. Messages were read from the new edition of the Cheon Seong Gyeong about the significance of the anniversary. The passage reminded participants that God blessed us with this glorious creation. The event was brief, but the experience was wonderful, as guests joined together for breakfast after the ceremony. The group even took a photo waving to True Mother, to wish her a “Happy 53rd Day of All True Things!”
Local Unificationists arrived for pledge service at FFWPU Chicago Remington Center at 7:00am. The offering table and food were beautifully prepared. After reading from the Cheon Seong Gyeong regarding the Day of All True Things, Rev. Kazuo Takami briefly explained the meaning of the Holy Day. A few elder members also shared some of their meaningful past experiences. After the service, participants enjoyed food and fellowship.
Salt Lake City
The Salt Lake Family Church celebrated the Holy Day with an offering table followed by lunch and fellowship. The congregation was joined by a Ukrainian fundraising team and a guest they met while visiting local businesses. It was a lovely chance to connect and celebrate.
See more photos of the Holy Day celebration at East Garden here.
How did you celebrate the day?