NEWS - Youth / CARP Europe
London, UK, 25. January 2017
CARP held its first Divine Principle lecture practice of the new year. In CARP UK’s first year we would host lecture practices once a week. This event allowed those CARP aged 2nd generation to listen and experience lecturing the DP in front of an audience.It was a very comfortable evening.
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Il Shim Ring Ceremony
Prague, Czech Republic, 22. January 2017
By Martine Masner
This year, our Czech HARP committee coordinated the Il Shim program for the third time, welcoming eleven new applicants aged 13 to 15 years old on to the course, all of whom successfully completed it!
As part of the course, participants were required to fulfil three main aspects: a spiritual condition, study and a confession. For many of the participants, the Il Shim course gave them the opportunity to experience doing their first personal spiritual condition, as all of them were required to take the time to choose the condition that they felt would be most valuable, commit themselves to a set amount of time and report their condition to their central figure; amongst others, participants reported reading conditions, prayer conditions. - read more
Bucharest, Romania, 4. - 8. January 2017
Happy New Year from Romania!
We are ready to offer hope and joy for Heavenly Parent and True Parents through JeonDo(Witnessing) activities in 2017!
After the holidays, we gather in the peace embassy and we reflect about 2016 and discuss about JeonDo to determine ourselves to carry on our mission in main providence in Romania. It was 5days of process to reflect, study the meaning and value of JeonDo and find strong motivation and determination for JeonDo centered on our national leader Mr. Jeong. - read more
Chamarande, France, 30. December – 1. January 2017
The end of year CARP WS was the opportunity for CARP members to gather and celebrate the new year together. The motto of the WS was: “Reveal your inner beauty”. It was chosen in accordance with this period of festive atmosphere. Indeed, the tradition wants us to get externally prepared for the end of the year by dressing beautifully, decorating the house, buying presents, etc. … We usually spend a lot of money and tend to become materialistic. The goal of the workshop was to remind us not focusing too much on external matters, but rather make this time of reflection on the year that just ended and on the upcoming year. Is the real beauty expressed by the nice clothes we wear or the richness of our hearts? - read more
Colle Mattia, Rome, Italy, 27. December – 2. January 2017
The Italian HARP Committee: Godwin Chionna, Francesca Cirelli, Valerio Vespa, Robin Chionna, Daniela Calì, Anna Viktoria Rizzi
This year the Italian HARP winter workshop was held from December 27th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017, in our workshop facility of Colle Mattia (Rome). We had 33 participants from all over Italy and Italian Switzerland.
The motto “Where Giants Dare” refers to everyone’s great potential, but also to our past: our parents and those who came before us (our “giants”). Indeed, much of the content was about God, True Parents, and our own parents, whom we consider to be our “Giants” par excellence. https://vimeo.com/200362979
CARP Witnessing Activity
Bergamo, Italy, 18. December 2016
By Chiara Amigoni
The CARP members of the Bergamo community organized an interesting witnessing activity, which took place in the town centre. Over the two months preceding the Christmas holidays, a small group of 2nd generation had been meeting up twice a week in order to make origami style Christmas decorations, which were made with coloured paper, festive ribbons and lots of creativity. After much effort 300 little Christmas trees were made. All of which were later wrapped up in small packages containing a short message from Father and a leaflet explaining the activities of the CARP group.
Second generation International Workshop
Glanow, Poland, 27. December – 1. January 2017
By Bogdan and Ania Brzyscy
This workshop was the continuation of the tradition of seminars prepared by Polish family for the second generation during the holiday break between Christmas and New Year.
We invited participants aged 14-18. Finally, 42 representatives of the second generation have joined the seminar, both as participants and staff. In addition to Polish teenagers, there were representatives of Lithuania, Slovakia, Germany, England and Bulgaria. It is worth noting that for the first time on our winter workshop in Glanów we had also the main lecturer from the second generation, Dominic. - read more
24+ Matching and Blessing Preparation Workshop
Neumühle Training Centre, Bad Camberg, Germany, 8. – 11. December 2016
By David Hanna
From the 8-11 December we held a “24+ Matching and Blessing Preparation Workshop” in our European Seminar Centre, Camberg, Germany. This was a joint venture between the European Second Generation Department and the European Blessed Family Department, led by the ESGD.
One hundred parents and children over twenty-four years old, supported by twenty staff, met to focus on matching and blessing. Many different situations were represented: those who are just coming to consider matching; some who have tried a number of matches but have not found ‘the one’ yet; and others who have had the painful experience of a blessing that has not worked out. - read more
HARP Christmas Workshop – I am a Gift to God
Lisbon, Portugal, 27. -30. December 2016
By Sergio Neto
For three days from December 27 to 30 some of the members of Harp met in Lisbon, Barcarena to participate, reflect and deepen the teachings of True Parents.
While still feeling the Christmas spirit, our motto has helped us to create an environment of gratitude for the knowledge we can acquire from the life of True Parents. During this time in preparation for the Il Shim purity ring ceremony which we intend to carry out briefly during the program, we have set up reflection groups and talked about the importance of determination, faith and our responsibility in our lives. - read more
CARP Outreach in Vienna
By Jenny Businaro and Akio Friesacher
After the European Leaders meeting in Prague in March 2016, Nina Urbonya, the liaison from CARP USA followed an invitation to Vienna to create a connection with Carp Austria. Besides presenting the activities of CARP USA, Nina also introduced the “Step Up” program, a series of interactive lectures they developed, based on the DP. In the following months Akio F. (member of the Vienna CARP team), Lukas L. (member of the Vienna HARP team) and Jennifer B. (Vienna Youth Pastor) attended a webinar organized by CARP USA explaining all the 7 Step-Up lectures. - read more
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