The Third Universal Seonghwa Memorial of Sun Myung
Moon, True Parent of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind
On 28th August 2015,
All the members of FFWPU, WFWPU and UPF in Qld worked together to organise and facilitate the
heartfelt appreciation for the life and works carried out by the late Rev Sun Myung Moon.
Since it was going to be a public celebration, members sought to advertise the event as widely as
possible given a budget to work with. Ads were placed in the following:
Courier Mail the Saturday before the event
Tong Korean Newspaper for a month leading up the event
Epoch Chinese Newspaper for a month leading up to the event
Face Book ads appearing in the news feed for 10 days before leading up the event.
Although it was hard to measure the response of peoples’ viewing of the ad, FB offered some
feedback. The ad was liked by over 50 people and negative comments were only 3 in total.
The event was held in the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue at the Griffith University,
Nathan Campus, and co-ordinated by Veronica Newman, FFWPU.
The celebration opened with Paul Saver, FFWPU, as MC welcoming everyone.
Aunty Peggy Tidyman, as she likes to be called, and on behalf of the first peoples of our country gave
welcome to country.
Dr John Coles, FFWPU, followed with a very deep and moving prayer, citing Heavenly Parent’s long
and arduous effort to bring mankind to salvation through the second Adam Jesus and the third
Adam, Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Mamiko Rattley, formally welcomed everyone to the celebration. Mrs. Rattley is the state leader of
WFWPU and UPF and had invited 2 guests speakers, Ms. Sharon Orapeleng and Mr. Surendra Prasad
who as Ambassadors of Peace gave their impressions on their experiences being involved with
organisations that were started by Rev. Moon and how he personally had impacted their lives and
the world at large.
This was followed by a personal testimony of John Adamedes, FFWPU, who has been a follower of
Rev. Moon for over 30 years. He shared how he had a close encounter with God at the age of 9 and
again when he first saw a photo of Rev. Moon in a United Kingdom church centre where he later
subsequently joined the movement. He discovered the perfect love of a Parent God in the first
encounter and the Fatherly Parent Rev. Moon in the second. He is inspired to become a perfect
person and parent himself, because he has the example in front of him to emulate.
A video featuring, “As a Peace – Loving Global Citizen” was shown to review Rev. Moon’s own life,
teachings and works.
Julia Raymond and Seensim Adamedes, FFWPU Youth Group, performed a Hillsong favourite,
entitled, “Oceans”, whilst the audience quietly contemplated the life of the Rev. Moon.
Closing remarks were given by Kim Raymond, FFWPU, (who is organising a Fishing Tournament on
the Gold Coast September 6th 2015 following this event as a way to remember the founder of many
of the movements activities and industries centred on the ocean, which Rev. Moon was passionately
involved in). He gave a moving speech on his relationship with Rev Moon and how that has changed
not only his life for the better, but Rev. Moon has left a legacy that will help the world come to
Everyone assembled for a group photo and the supper was served.
Overheard in conversation with two Multi – Faith centre staff members; they shared that they were
amazed at how well our group worked together and even cleaned up so efficiently at the end
instead on leaving cleaning to them alone.
A Korean lady, who is not a member, came wanting to find out about Rev. Moon more thoroughly,
and whose brother is a church member blessed with a Japanese wife.