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Blessing Offering

The Blessing Offering was established by our True Parents in order for us to make a personal offering of sincerity to receive the gift of divine love, life, and lineage through the Marriage Blessing.

The standard amount established by True Parents varies by circumstance and country. The following are the standards when applying from the USA:

  • $2,000 per individual who will attend the Marriage Blessing Ceremony in the USA.
  • $1,500 per matched individual who will attend the Marriage Blessing Ceremony in Korea (amount subsidized by FFWPU-USA in order to allow for an affordable opportunity to participate in Korea).
  • $2,000 per married couple who will attend the Marriage Blessing Ceremony in Korea.
  • $710 per individual who paid their Blessing Offering through a previously annulled Blessing and will attend the Marriage Blessing Ceremony in the USA.
  • $810  per individual who paid their Blessing Offering through a previously annulled Blessing and will attend the Marriage Blessing Ceremony in Korea.
  • $2,000 per couple for married couples who have joined our church as a couple, and are renewing their commitment to one another through the Blessing.
  • While all married couples should have the heart to complete the $2000 per couple Blessing Offering, those couples of another faith who are renewing their commitment to one another through the Blessing may begin by completing the special offering of gratitude to True Parents of $210 (if participating in the USA).

How Is The Blessing Offering Distributed?

The first $210 of every offering for each individual or married couple goes into a special offering of gratitude fund for True Parents. The next portion of each offering is used to cover the cost of the Marriage Blessing Ceremony. This goes to the venue where the couple is physically getting Blessed. If you are getting Blessed in Korea, $600 per person is sent to the BFD in Korea. However, if you are getting Blessed locally usually up to $500 of your offering is used to reimburse the local church who is hosting the event. (see the chart below). This portion of the Blessing Offering is to ensure that each Blessing event will be a beautiful celebration. Some examples of things this would cover are flowers, venue, food, photographs, and music.

The remaining amount of each Blessing Offering stays in the United States with the Blessing and Family Ministry. The National BFM uses this money as its annual budget each year to invest in our families, couples, and individuals. Click here to learn more about the BFM programs that are supported year-round by the Blessing Offering.

Programs include:

  • Blessing Workshops
  • The Matching Handbooks
  • Parents Matching Convocations & Support Webinars
  • Matching Supporter Training
  • Processing Blessing applications
  • Marriage enrichment education
  • 24+ ministry and retreats
  • Getting Back on Track ministry and retreats
  • Sunday school support and education
  • Ministry curriculum and resources for local pastors and ministry teams
  • BFM website & newsletter

If you have any further questions regarding the Blessing Offering please contact your local pastor, or email the Blessing and Family Ministry at bfmadmin@unification.org.

Chart of Blessing Offering Disbursements

                                                       Offering            TP Fund          Venue              BFM work

Individual in USA                      $2000.00        $210.00           $500.00          $1290.00

Individual in Korea                   $1500.00         $210.00           $600.00          $ 690.00

Individual in Korea                   $1000.00         $210.00           $600.00          $ 190.00

w/ Travel Grant

Re-Blessing in Korea                 $ 810.00         $210.00           $600.00           $ 0

Re-Blessing in USA                   $ 710.00          $210.00           $500.00           $ 0

Joined as a Married Couple    $2000.00        $210.00           $1000.00         $ 790.00

Associate Couple                       $ 210.00*        $210.00           $ 0                      $ 0

* While all married couples should have the heart to complete the $2000 per couple Blessing Offering, those couples of another faith who are renewing their commitment to one another through the Blessing may begin by completing the special offering of gratitude to True Parents of $210.

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