UPF Salt Lake Celebrates Founders’ Birthday
Salt Lake City, UT – The city celebrates Interfaith Month in February following a tradition established when Utah hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable began as a group of faith leaders who came together to promote love, harmony and understanding among people of all faith traditions, cultures, and belief systems in the spirit of the Olympics. Every year the Roundtable encourages different faiths to share their faith through events held in February.
This year the Salt Lake Family Church opened their celebration of True Parents’ Birthday on Saturday, February 13th, to UPF, Ambassadors for Peace and the public with a luncheon and entertainment. Pastors Mike and Wendy Stovall welcomed over thirty members and guests to the church with a short explanation of who Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Moon are and their vision for families and an ideal nation.
A string quartet formed by the daughters of some of the families performed “My Heart Will Go On,” and the church’s children’s choir sang “All the Lands that I’ve Loved.”
A trio of Japanese sisters sang the song “Hometown,” and then the True Parents’ birthday video was shown. It was well received, and guests asked to view it again after lunch. Following the Performances we invited everyone to join us in singing “Happy Birthday” and cutting the celebratory cake.
Everyone enjoyed the potluck meal, which was followed entertainment by Pastor Mike and Wendy who sang Edelweiss and performed some “na-na-na” magic.
Contributed by: Wendy Stovall, UPF UT Executive Director