The 20th anniversary celebration of the True Family Values Ministry kicked off with its annual awards banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 2015. For 20 years, the True Family Values Ministry of Chicago has sponsored this prestigious event to honor individuals and families for their exemplary service to the betterment of society as a testament to the ideal of living for the sake of others. The ministry hosted its first awards banquet in 1996 and proudly celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.
A morning America at a Turning Point forum was held on Saturday, drawing over 200 guests to participate in this two-hour educational session which provided an important opportunity to consider the principles and values needed to address the political, cultural, social and spiritual challenges facing our nation and world today. It featured interactive presentations and panel discussions in three key areas: “Interfaith and Peace-Building”, “Family: The Cornerstone for Peace” and “The Significant Role of Youth for Sustainable Peace.”
Then, the afternoon banquet featured an awards ceremony and a variety of entertainment and key speeches which celebrated the 20 years of the ministry and were also geared at looking forward at all the work that remains to be done in building strong family across America.
Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, Continental Chair of FFWPU North America, gave a welcome message and introduced Sun Jin Moon, International President of FFWPU, who shared personal remarks prior to delivering the keynote message on behalf of True Mother.
The following day the Chicago Family Church held a victory celebration during their Sunday Service, and Sun Jin Moon shared True Mother’s message with the local community.