Parent's Day Award Ceremony

We had an inspiring Parent's Day Awards Ceremony at the Bay Area Family Church this Saturday, July 27. More than 100 people attended.

We awarded 13 couples and single parents -- 12 received Excellence in Parenting Award framed certificates and a $25 Visa gift card, and Lance & Keisha Riley of Oakland were chosen as our local Parents of the Year 2019 and received a beautiful cherry wood plaque and a $100 Visa gift card. (Thank you Bay Area Family Church for funding these gifts which the awardees greatly appreciated).

Bento Leal served as MC and the program included:

8:30am - Continental breakfast, coffee, tea, juice in the church lobby.

9:15am - Program started in the sanctuary

- Welcome by Bento Leal, Coordinator of the Parents' Day Council of Northern California, explaining that the Parents' Day Council is a national project of Universal Peace Federation-USA founded by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon & Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon promoting world peace through healthy families.

- Music and songs by Kienyen Chen and Father's House Band

- Short Video - “The Other Gift” – what Children think is most important

 (very touching - set the tone)