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greg-tamblyn_tmbGreg Tamblyn In Concert – “A Healthy Dose of Comic Relief”
November 23, 2014
Noon (following Thanksgiving potluck)

Get a comedy hangover that lasts all week!

Award-winning humorist brings Comedy Concert to Unity Spiritual Center of Central Minnesota. Dubbed “contemporary Mark Twain” by author Dr. Larry Dossey, award-winning songwriter and humorist Greg Tamblyn brings his irreverent humor and sideways view of life to the St. Cloud area on Sunday, November 23rd, at noon (following the Thanksgiving potluck, at Unity Spiritual Center, 931 5th Avenue North, Sartell. Tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. Call 320-255-9253 Tue-Fri 11am-2pm.

With a list of national awards to his credit, including multiple “Best Comedy Song” awards from the Posi Music Awards, Just Plain Folks Music Awards, and the Music City Song Festival, Tamblyn’s unique musical wit provides the perfect dose of ‘conscious comic relief’ from the workday blues, global anxiety, and personal challenges. His current mission, and one of his funniest comedy bits, is “Saving the World from Whiny Victim Love Songs.

His concerts feature songs like:

  • Self-Employment Made Harder by Difficult Boss
  • Analog Brain in a Digital World
  • I’d Like To Be The Man My Dog Thinks I Am
  • The Shootout At The I’m OK You’re OK Corral
  • My Life is a Beer Commercial
  • A Brief History of God (G-String Theory).

As a professional songwriter in Nashville, Tamblyn appeared nationally on television, and had songs recorded by other artists from Canada to the Philippines. One of his own records, It’s Another Joyful Elvis Presley Christmas, was named “Christmas Single of the Year” in Cashbox Magazine.

For more info about Greg Tamblyn, including free songs and videos, http://GregTamblyn.com

For more information about Unity Spiritual Center visit their website at http://unityspiritualcentercm.org/


cornucopiaThanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday, November 26th, 6pm

Join us for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixin’s. Come and join us as we celebrate the bounty of the season. Sign up in the foyer so we will have a count of attendees. Love Offering. We are collecting Coborn’s Turkey cards or receipts to help defray the meal costs.

 


barn_dance_tmbSeaborn Stings Concert and Barn Dance/Potluck
November 30, 2014
Concert – 5pm ♦ Potluck/Barn Dance – 6pm

SEABORN STRINGS

 

PRELUDE STRINGS

#19 Three Way Pizzicato – Trio
#31 Merrily We Roll Along
#34 Jingle Bells
#41 Good King Wenceslas
#45 Old McDonald
#51 Das Wiegenlied Pluckers Pizzicato Rock

DIAMOND STRINGS

Electric Violin Blues by Susan Day
Dance of the Tumblers by Rimsky Korsakov
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba by G.F. Handel
The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini

CRESCENDO STRINGS

De Colores traditional
William Tell Overture by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Rockin’ around the Strings by Jeremy Woolstenhume
Rondeau  by Gioacchino Rossini

BARN DANC/POTLUCK
FIDDLE FIRE & RANDOM ROAD BAND

  • Circle Dance, Square Dance, and parallel Line Set Dance.
  • The Barn Dance starts off with easy steps, progresses into square dances, and more advanced dance moves.

burning_bowlBurning Bowl Service
Sunday, December 7th, 10 am

Our annual “burning bowl” tradition is a very powerful spiritual exercise, so join us as we release and make room for our good.

 

 


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Holiday Raffle
Drawing held December 13, 2014
Need not be present to win • Must be 18 to play & win prizes

We are holding a very fun raffle with the cash prizes.  The odds of winning are 1 in 30!  Starting Sunday, you can pick up a book(s) of 5 tickets ($5/ticket) to sell.  The 10 winners will be chosen during a drawing at our Christmas Party on December 13

1st   Prize = $300
2nd Prize = $200
3rd  Prize = $100
4th & 5th Prizes = $50
6th -10th Prizes = $10

ODDS TO WIN: 1 out of 3


christmas_party_tmbAnnual Christmas Party
Saturday, December 13th, 7 pm 

 

This celebration is an opportunity for adults to gather, dress up if you like, and enjoy food and holiday merriment. We will have an hor’dourves dinner, fun gift exchange/game, caroling, etc. Please bring a gently used/new gift (<$10) for the gift game, and an hor’dourves to share. RSVP by calling the office or signing up in the foyer.


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John Denver Sunday
December 14, 2014
Celebration Service

“All that is God, all that we need to know to have civilization work is within each of us. We need only be true to what we know and who we are.” John Denver

The spirit of John Denver continues to touch deeply the lives of millions worldwide. John believed in the oneness of all life and he reached out to all through his music. It has been said that in listening to John Denver sing, a vibration is felt which reaches deep into the soul and heart of those who are open to the message-the message of peace on Earth, of caring and
sharing with each other as a family of man.

John Denver is a candle that lights the way. His message to us is simple; you do what you can do. It can be as simple as picking up the litter you see as you walk along the street, or to see the beauty of a sunset and share it with your child. It doesn’t have to be something big, yet if each of us does something every day to reach out to those around us, we are making a difference.

On Sunday, December 14th, please come and join us as we celebrate the music of John Denver as sung by Dennis Warner, Allen Brisse, Cristina Seaborn, and the USC choir.

In addition to the music, Rev. Barbara Winter Martin will be discussing the spiritual meanings behind some of his most popular songs.


cookie-sale_tmbChristmas Cookie Sale Fundraiser/Potluck
Sunday, December 21st-11 am

We are holding a new take on the traditional cookie exchange. Bake and bring cookies (packaged to sell for $5) to donate for the sale. Then purchase a variety of packages, and you will be contributing to our Center and also creating a great assortment for your Christmas cookie trays. Our potluck will be at the same time.

 


xmas_candles_tmbChristmas Eve Candle-lighting Service
Saturday, December 24th, 9 pm

Come and experience a very uplifting Candle-lighting Service on Christmas Eve. There will be very special music and caroling.

 

 


dance10tmbNew Years Eve Karaoke and Dance Party
Wednesday, December 31st
Time: TBA

The young and young-at-heart are invited to come to the First Annual Ultimate Karaoke and Sober New Year’s Eve Dance Party 2011. It’s happening in the USC Community Room at Unity Spiritual Center, Sartell, MN

Come dance, sing and enjoy a night for all ages, and you’ll remember it the next day.


white-stonesWhite Stone Ceremony
Sunday, January 4th, 10 am

This is a sacred ceremony in which we set our intentions for the coming year. Through this ritual, we will call forward a new name to represent our 2012 spiritual journey.

 

 


Weekly Ongoing Events


Wonderful Wednesdays
Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 PM |
All Are Welcome.

This weeks service (11-19-14) has been cancelled. 

We have expanded our services to include a “Wonderful Wednesdays Celebration Service,” at 7 pm. This service is similar to our Sunday Celebration Service. There were two main reasons for the expansion. One, our sanctuary is becoming fabulously full on Sundays. Two, we are providing an opportunity for those who find it difficult to attend on Sundays. Children’s Sunday School and Child Care will continue on Sundays only for the time being.

There will be no Wonderful Wednesday Services on 12/24 & 12/31.

Ginny Putxke, Director of our Healing Ministry, joins Rev. Barbara, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, to facilitate special Wednesday Healing/Celebration.


AA-logoAA and Al-Anon
Wednesday Evenings, 6 – 7 PM |
All Are Welcome.

AA and Al-Anon have begun holding meetings in our building, on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm.

 


A Course In Miracles Group

Facilitated by Ginny Putzke
Thursdays at 7:00 PM

Love offerings accepted

Welcome to A Course In Miracles! It doesn’t matter where you are on your spiritual journey or how far you are in the Course, so join us for an invigorating interactive conversation. Deepen your understanding of the principles of ACIM.

Join our Unity Spiritual Center of Central Minnesota study group each Thursday at 7 pm. No book required. You are welcome to just sit, observe, absorb, or participate. We provide a completely safe and all inclusive environment. Learning is encouraged however way is best for you.

All Are Welcome.


Monthly Ongoing Events


Potluck/Friendship Sunday

Schedule varies
Starts immediately after Sunday Service

Our Potluck/Friendship Sundays are perfect days to invite friends to visit. We will be sure and make them feel welcomed. We will be sharing pot luck meals after our Celebration Services. Bring a dish to share and your appetite!