How can we best prepare ourselves and our families for our time of ascension?
In this presentation, Rev. Randy Francis and Dr. William Selig offer practical advice and internal guidance that will better prepare our families for the time of our ascension. The presentation will cover the topic “The Seonghwa Ceremonies: Tradition and Practical Guides for Families and Communities.”
Learn the background of each of the traditional ceremonies and hear a detailed explanation of the step-by-step processes of setting up arrangements for the funeral and ceremonial procedures. Also hear internal guidance on preparations and care for loved ones, as well as an overview of a checklist of practical items to prepare for the ceremonies.
About Rev. Randall Francis
Rev. Randall Francis, part of the Baltimore Family Church, first became involved with the Seonghwa Ministry as assistant FFWPU Regional Director in 2001 and later as FFWPU District One Pastor of the Mid-Atlantic States from 2006 to 2012. As a founding member of the District One Seonghwa Committee, his experiences with helping families work through the details of planning and conducting the many Seonghwa Ceremonies over the last 15 years has shaped his understanding of the practical and unique needs that each family faces. He has been involved with the establishment and expansion of the National Wonjeon Shrine at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery. Recently, he has worked closely with Dr. William Selig and the design team to prepare The Seonghwa Manual and is currently the Operations Director for the FFWPU–USA, Office of Business Investment and Asset Development (OBIAD).
About Dr. Williem Selig
Dr. William Selig, from the Washington D.C. Family Church, has been involved with the Seonghwa Ministry since 2001. In collaboration with FFWPU leadership, he has consolidated guidelines and best practices in this area and has been instrumental in our National Seonghwa Committee and in preparing our National Wonjeon Shrine. Dr. Selig is a graduate of the Unification Theological Seminary. He has published six books on Unification tradition and is currently a hospital chaplain in the Washington, D.C. area.