Upcoming Special Events
Sunday, April 9, 2016 during/after Sunday Service
We are offering a special Sunday program called Wholehearted Play for All Ages, following the service, at 12pm, members are invited to participate in the two-and-a-half hour playshop. This afternoon is perfect for families and individuals ranging from 5 years of age to 100, really anyone who wants to remember the joy of playing. Professional Educator and Unity Youth Leader and Program Developer Chris Castaldi offers this ‘playshop’ as a way for people to engage with their community through an assortment of playful activities that will spark creativity and explore teamwork in a lighthearted way. According to Castaldi, “Play is a valuable activity that builds relationship, self-knowledge and self-awareness through companionship and mutual enjoyment. The social, emotional, physical skills that have been identified as outcomes to child’s play do not stop at a certain age.”
Sunday speaker/comedy concert with Greg Tamblyn
Sunday Apr 30, 2017 during/after Sunday Service
An award winning speaker-humorist-singer-songwriter for over 20 years, Greg combines outstanding audience rapport with an irreverent sense of humor. He captivates audiences with a wealth of powerful material about the relationship of lifestyle, music, and laughter to effectiveness and wellness.
Based for many years in Nashville, Greg discovered there was no shortage of “Why me?” songs, and began exploring ways to lighten up life’s challenges with mind-expanding songs like Self-Employment Made Harder By Difficult Boss, and Analog Brain In A Digital World. His humorous look at relationships, Common Side Effects Include, recently won the Humor category top honors in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, out of over 140,000 songs submitted.
Greg delivered one of the primary keynotes at the prestigious Humor Project International Conference, which in past years featured Goldie Hawn, Steve Allen, Bob Newhart, and other famous funny persons. Along with six CDs, Greg has released his first book of stories from the road: Atilla The Gate Agent: Travel Tales and Life Lessons From a Musical Laf-ologist. After reading it, Dr. Larry Dossey was inspired to call Greg “…a contemporary Mark Twain…”
Although he still returns to Nashville frequently for writing and recording sessions, Greg now lives in Kansas City. His current mission in life, and one of his funniest comedy bits, is Saving the World From Whiny Victim Love Songs.