Want to learn more about the Matching Process and how to prepare for marriage? A Preparing for Marriage: Level 2 Blessing Workshop is coming up at UTS on August 13-15, 2017, right after the Blessed Culture & Sports Festival (BCSF)!
Level 2 is designed for those who are preparing to begin the Matching Process or would like to learn more about it.
Participants will be gain a clear, step-by-step guide to starting the Matching Process.
There will also be plenty of time for discussion and interaction with other workshop participants. Participants will have the chance to hear testimonies from couples about their experience with the Matching Process.
“This was a very helpful workshop, and the positivity of the staff was very comforting. It gave me the feeling that someone is always willing to help.”
“The information was useful and relatable. It helped me understand where I am in my life of faith and how I feel about the Blessing.”
“Extremely valuable to people, like me, who know little to nothing about the matching process.”
Who Is It For?
The content is intended for all Unification-born young adults 18+ and Unificationists of at least one year who are thinking about the Matching Process. The workshop is also required in order to become a Matching Candidate.
Parents of young adults are encouraged to attend this workshop so that they can learn the same content in preparation for discussions as a family. Matching Supporters are also encouraged to attend.
Workshop Schedule & Location
UTS Address: 30 Seminary Drive, Barrytown, NY 12507. (845) 389-6224
The program will begin at UTS on Sunday, August 13. Registration will begin at 4:30 PM, dinner will be at 6:00 PM, and the official program will begin at 7:00 PM. The program will conclude at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 15.
III. Registration & Deadline
To register, participants must pre-register for the workshop using the form at the bottom of this page.
- The Early Bird participation fee is $125.
- The fee after July 30, or at the workshop itself, is $150.
- Ministry Leaders can register for $75 to support and assist candidates.
- Parents of participants are to pay the regular fee.
The participation fee includes meals and two-night dormitory-style accommodations. The dorms provide sheets and pillows. Please bring a sleeping bag or other comfortable bedding, a towel, toiletries and casual comfortable clothing (the weather will be warm).
Those who are participating in the BCSF are welcome and encouraged to extend their stay at UTS and participate in the Level 2 Blessing Workshop, as long as they register and pay for the workshop ahead of time.
For questions or registration assistance, contact us at BFMadmin@unification.org or 212-997-0055.
The best way to reach UTS is by car (free parking is available). However, if you are traveling by plane, we recommend that you fly into either LaGuardia Airport or JFK Airport, and then take a shuttle bus or taxi to Penn Station, Manhattan. Then, take the Amtrak Train from Penn Station (NYP) to Rhinecliff Station (RHI), which takes approximately 1-1/2 hours. We will provide transportation from Rhinecliff Station to the UTS Conference Center.
NOTE: If you are flying into Albany Airport, you will need to organize your own transportation to UTS.