Events Calendar

Be the Light You Want to Be

2017 Theme:

Co-Creating the Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Sunday Morning Celebrations:
Sundays at 10:30am Central Time

We gather for personal spiritual growth.  And to be in community.  We gather together to experience our Oneness with creation and each other.  We support one another through the struggles and joys of life.  We explore together through discussion, experiential journeys, ceremony, story, meditation and prayer and breath.  The Ancient Wisdom Teachings from the past combine with the moments of today, creating possibilities for the future.  These Universal Spiritual Mysteries weave through all spiritual transformation.  We reach out to the broader community to collaborate with people and organizations engaged with transmuting what no longer works in our world.   Together we hold the light, plant the seed and take action to co-create a new way of being.  We realize that every moment is sacred, even in the imperfections of being on Earth.   As our mindfulness grows and our enlightenment deepens our ability to co-create with the Divine Creator, with God, magnifies.   We bring Love, Light, Beauty, Gratitude and Hope to our lives.  And when each of us magnify together, within community, the intensity changes the world  and transforms global consciousness.

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Events:
As scheduled

Spirit United sponsors a variety of events such as classes, workshops, celebrations, gatherings and ceremonies to further enhance your spiritual journey.  These experiences deepen understanding, enhance skills and abilities, unfold enlightenment, open hearts, motivate into action, transform individuals and the collective world/cosmos into what is becoming.

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Gary BoelhowerApril 30, 2017
10:30am
Called By Name with Dr. Gary Boelhower

We will explore how each of us is called by name to be our unique selves and to offer our unique contribution to the world—our family, friends, work, church, civic community. From inside we hear the call through our talents, gifts, interests, passions and personality. From outside we hear the call through the needs and wounds in our communities. Frederick Buechner says that vocation is “where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Through poems and stories, we will explore the call that keeps calling us by name.

Mandala of Spiritual Growth

Sunday, May 7, 2017
10:30am

Our plans changed and we are creating an experience for our community and for you.  Look next week and more information will be posted.  Thank you for understanding.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017
A CHANGE IN PLANS – Spirit United will not be gathering at the May Day Festivities.

Noon Parade begins
3pm Tree of Life Ceremony in Powderhorn Park

All day Festival in Powderhorn Park

Join  the Festivities at the 42nd annual MayDay Parade and Festival created by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre after our morning gathering.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:30am
Mother’s Day with Chelsea Forbrook

Chelsea’s Vocation Statement:  Encouraging and holding space for the opening of hearts, minds, bodies, and souls to healing and wholeness, that we might move toward Peace.  Learn more about Chelsea.

Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:30am
Where Words Fail, Music Speaks: Stories & Songs with guest speaker Lynn O’Brien

Since she was a baby, Lynn O’Brien has found a great sense of purpose and spiritual connection through the experience of live music. Now, a board-certified music therapist and professional artist, Lynn is thrilled to join us to share stories and live music that illustrate the impacts of music on the human spirit, based on her observations in her career and spiritual journey.

Now, more than ever, is an ideal time to come together in MUSIC, to reconnect with our universal language. Please join us with an open heart (your built-in drum beat!) and comfortable clothing that you feel great in!

Learn more about Lynn O’Brien.

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Mystery School
A New Paradigm on Death & Dying: “Facing Ones Mortality” with community member Rev. Karen Greer
10:30am

This is an unspoken and even taboo territory for many people. The book,’ What Really Matters’ says: “The truth is that the physical body must die, regardless of all efforts and hopes to the contrary… Accepting this truth requires courage… and ultimately leads to peacefulness.  Karen will share from her personal experiences and invite us to reflect on what we know so far about end-of-life concerns.

Come join us as we consider together that we’re “not getting out of here alive.” Yet we can participate with awareness in the journey of other’s and our own dying – that mysterious walk we must all take.

Karen Greer is weaving her life transition coaching and ministerial work into an end-of-life focus. Karen is an officiant at memorial services, consults on eulogies and funeral planning, and studies with the End-of-Life University.

Muhammad Jiwa-2 Sunday, June 4, 2017
10:30am
guest speaker Muhammad Jiwa
Muhammad works with Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light as an organizer in the Muslim community. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with his Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife, Whole System Healing, and Sustainability Studies. Muhammad is active in his community working to end discrimination against Muslims all over the world. When not at MNIPL, Muhammad works for Greater Midwest Realty as an Eco-Real Estate Agent. He hopes to continue his work helping mosques in Minnesota become some of the greenest in the nation.

Claudia Schmidt 2017Sunday, June 25, 2017
10:30am
with Claudia Schmidt
More than 4 decades as a touring professional have found Michigan native Claudia Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners. She has recorded nineteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. Learn more about Claudia.

UP-COMING EVENTS AT SPIRIT UNITED

The More Beautiful World

Book Study:  The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Charles Eisenstein
facilitated by Ron Moor

Sunday, April 30, 2017
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Free-will love offering, all proceeds for Spirit United.

After our morning gathering,  a community book study and discussion of the book “The More Beautiful ron-moor-2016bWorld Our Hearts Know Is Possible” by Charles Eisenstein. We will focus on chapters 8 thru 11.  The book can be read online for free.  It is also available for purchase at book stores.  Continue the discussion each Mystery School Sunday afternoon throughout the year.   Together, we will find the way.

Warning:  There are ideas in this book that will surprise and challenge you. Free will love offering, all proceeds to Spirit United.

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Spirit Walkers’ Full Moon Ceremony & Celebration!
May Full Flower Moon in Scorpio – Sun in Taurus

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:00pm-2:00pm Healings and Readings
2:00pm-5:00pm Ceremony and Celebration
$15 Love Exchange

Everyone is welcome.
Bring drums and rattles, if you have them.

Healing and Readings: A variety of healing methods will be used.  Virginia will give mini-astrology readings.  (Bring your astrology chart if you have one.)

Ceremony and Celebration:  Join Spirit Walkers and friends to celebrate the Full Flower Moon, also known as the Mother’s Moon.  We will sing and drum, astrology messages will be shared, Toning, Channeling and more! We will celebrate Mothers with a plant give away to all, from seeds planted during the Spring Equinox Celebration.

Spirit Walkers:  SolFire Shaman Jorge Villanueva Castillo, Jeffery Grundtner, Jeanne Lecher, Michelle Thelen, Virginia Sundin, Simon Grosbladt, Guillermo Luebbert and friends


Up-Coming Events NOT at Spirit United

ying yang in a tree HarmonyWorld Tai Chi & QiGong Day 2017

April 29, 2017
9:30am  (9:45am Warm-ups start)
FREE  Family and Friends are welcome!
Register: Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College  Activities Building: Gym
9700 France Avenue S. Bloomington, MN

On the last Saturday in April, people all over the world gather together “to join in on mass Tai Chi and Qigong teach-ins and exhibitions held all over 70 nations.  This educational event brings people together across ethnic, racial, religious and geopolitical borders in celebration of personal and global health and healing.”  Demonstrations and breakout sessions during the day.

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Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association Gathering

“A Holistic Look at the Social Stigma of Mental Illness and Chemical Dependency”
with Sue Towey and Marie Manthey 

MarieManthey640-aSaturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

$ 3.00 MHNA members
$5.00 Non-members
Location:  St. Catherine University Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium Whitby Hall (by Gate 2)
2004 Randolph St. Paul, MN  Map and Parking Information

Everyone welcome! No advanced registration needed.

Join us to xplore what stigma is, how being a target of stigma affects the person and family, and how it alienates those who try to help.  Learn ways to change your own perceptions and compassionately educate others.

Ron Moor smileHealing Hands, Caring Hearts
with Ron Moor

Wednesdays, May 17 – July 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm (11 weeks)
Open to all.
$330  Pay $30 each week. (If paid in full by week 2, it is $300.)
ron's healing handsRegister:  ronemoor@gmail.com   (Do not contact Holistic Gateway.)

Holistic Gateway

1415  6th Street NE
Mpls, 55413
Second floor
Hands on energy healing works, on so many levels. In this foundational class you will learn, and re-member, how to enhance your own life force, how to be a channel for a full spectrum of healing energies, and how to reach out to another in a powerful, effective and compassionate way in their time of need.

You will deepen your consciousness of your subtle energy system, the chakras. You will learn techniques to enhance and direct life force healing energy. You will learn a full body healing technique proven effective over the 37 years of Ron’s healing practice with thousands of clients.

You will learn how to maintain healthy boundaries and yet be intimate and compassionate. You will learn how to call forth the healer within, in yourself and in your clients. You will learn to work in that timeless sacred space where all true healing occurs.

You will learn and grow in your capacity to be of service through lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, guided meditation and lots of table work. Each student will be both healer and client, giving and receiving sacred healing energy

This class is the first in a series of 5 classes of intensive hands-on energy training that leads to Healer Certification. With an additional 3 classes of spiritual deepening students receive ordination as Minister of Healing that may be registered with the state of Minnesota.

Moor has been a healer and teacher for almost 40 years, offering classes and intensives across the country. He studied for 8 years with noted healer Rosalyn L. Bruyere. He was founder and director for 25 years of The Center For Wholeness. He is now director of The Sheltering Oak and lead minister at Spirit United Community. He served as a provider and board member of Pathways for over 20 years.