retreat

Kicking Off the New School Year with Momentum!

Kicking Off the New School Year with Momentum!

To prepare for another semester of standing for the Principled Perspective on campuses, student leaders from around the country were invited to join “Momentum: Student Leader Training” retreat hosted by the National Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP).

This year, two Momentum retreats took place back-to-back on the East Coast (from August 4 to August 7 in Barrytown, NY) and the West Coast (from August 9 to August 11 in Los Angeles, CA). By providing two locations with different dates, we served over 100 participants with an experience that empowered leaders to feel confident and prepared for the semester. 

“This whole experience was amazing and it definitely created more momentum in preparation for the upcoming semester. I felt extremely supported through the process of creating a vision and learning about the curriculum” - Jinka Kawasaki, Sophomore, Cypress College

Abbreviated News: CARP and HARP Utah Kick Off the Summer with Retreat

Abbreviated News: CARP and HARP Utah Kick Off the Summer with Retreat

On June 15th and 16th, the CARP and HARP chapters in Salt Lake City, Utah hosted a two-day retreat focusing on the theme, One Family Under God.

The retreat included college, high school and middle school-aged participants with the local Utah Family Church at Deer Creek Reservoir. They enjoyed activities like boating, fishing and an evening devotional that helped them to reconnect with Heavenly Parent.

Abbreviated News: From the Midwest Retreat With Love

Abbreviated News: From the Midwest Retreat With Love

From May 17th to 19th, the Midwest CARP chapters held a retreat in Benton Harbor, Michigan, with the theme, “Leaving a Legacy of Love”. Nineteen participants came to join the retreat.

Our guest speaker, Dr. Robert Beebe, flew in from New Jersey to give three presentations from the CARP Curriculum: Education, Love and Sexuality, and Marriage and Family. From the presentations, participants deepened their understanding about the value and importance of families.

CARP Las Vegas Empowered in Final Two-Day Retreat of the Semester

CARP Las Vegas Empowered in Final Two-Day Retreat of the Semester

Last month, CARP Las Vegas held their final two day Divine Principle retreat of the semester. Students took time out of their busy lives to rejuvenate their spirits and get back on their feet to finish the semester strong. In attendance were five guests (two new, three returning), ten community members, and eleven CARP members - a total of 26 people. Out of the 26, three participants drove a total of 18 hours from Oregon to attend the workshop.

CARP Cultivates Hope in Las Vegas

CARP Cultivates Hope in Las Vegas

On Presidents’ Day weekend, the Las Vegas chapters of CARP hosted a 3-day Divine Principle workshop for students.

Presenter Noah Ross conveyed a simple but consistent message: all change begins with oneself. Change yourself to change the world. Mr. Ross stressed how important it is both to give truth and to create an environment where people can share their lives with each other and truly feel cared for.

He encouraged everyone to remember the essential purposes of the Unification movement: to seek, to find, and to love our long-lost brothers and sisters, and in so doing, to grow together and become people who can create a good world in which God feels truly welcome, loved, and free.

CARP Las Vegas December Seven-Day Retreat

CARP Las Vegas December Seven-Day Retreat

There is no denying the experience of heart that was shared between all the brothers and sisters who joined this workshop. It was clear that the future of everyone remains as closely connected to CARP as possible, a place that has become home for all.

“Unification Thought’s point of view on the Divine Principle gave me insight about my pursuit on education… things make a lot more sense to put God in it.” - Denzel

Utah CARP & HARP Winter Retreat 2018

Utah CARP & HARP Winter Retreat 2018

On December 28th and 29th, the CARP and HARP chapters in Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted a two-day retreat focusing on the theme, Living a Principled Life.

The retreat included college, high school, and middle school aged participants with activities like ice skating, team sports, and a song session encompassing the spirit of CARP’s founders, Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.


CARP LA's Turning Point, 2018

CARP LA's Turning Point, 2018

From December 26 to January 1 (2019!), CARP LA hosted their annual Turning Point Workshop at the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About 100 high school and college students attended this week-long deep dive into Unification Principle. While most attendees were from Los Angeles, few came from New Jersey, Indiana, Las Vegas, and Bay Area.

“The Turning Point for me was me asking God what is it that He wants for me. And He said Love. Love was the one thing He had throughout it all. I realized throughout my life I felt so much love, but how many times did I really give that love to people and express gratitude toward God and Jesus? My determination going back home is to share God’s love. I want to be a vessel for God’s love. I always want to think about God.” - Keisetsu Nakamura, CARP NJIT

Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life with Midwest CARP

Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life with Midwest CARP

On December 21-23, the CARP chapters from the Midwest, Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Indianapolis, collaborated to host a winter CARP retreat at Camp KOHOE in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This retreat was a follow up from the Spring Retreat. The theme of the winter event was “Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life” with the focus being on the Three Life Goals.

“The theme was: 'find your purpose, change your life.' I like that. I feel that I should be here, because I didn’t know my purpose. When people explained that it could be love, career, and other things, it allowed me to look inside and find my purpose.” - Cypreiana Carter

Abbreviated News: Last Two Day CARP Retreat of the Semester with CARP Las Vegas

Abbreviated News: Last Two Day CARP Retreat of the Semester with CARP Las Vegas

On November 30th to December 1st, CARP Las Vegas held their final two day retreat of the semester. With CARP leaders, members, and local community members, this retreat proved to be another incredible experience for everyone. Guest speaker, Neville Labrooy, flew in all the way from Bellingham, Washington and inspired everyone with his unique twist on the Unification Principles.

CARP Bay Area Focuses on "Growth" in Latest UP Retreat

CARP Bay Area Focuses on "Growth" in Latest UP Retreat

On November 16th to 18th, CARP Bay Area held a weekend Unification Principles (UP) Retreat in Arnold, CA. The theme of the retreat was “Growth”-- growing in our love for God, love for others, and understanding the power of prayer.