Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Special Homegrown Community Event

After all of the holiday celebrations fade away we join with Dr. Edward in pairing his birthday on January 4 with a full out concert and raffle celebration that benefits and supports our Center. We join him in this selfless giving by donating incredible gifts and services for a raffle. This is our love in action for the Center and for our senior minister and all that he models for our community.

Written by:  Sanna Rose, RScP

Our concert this year will be on Friday, January 6, and features Singer/pianist/songwriter Michael Gott , a performer you won't soon forget. From his background in such disparate musical disciplines as gospel, pop, opera, musical theater, classical piano and jazz, he has developed his own unique and exciting performance style. He has been compared to many of the greats, but Michael is truly an original.

Michael is very much in demand for conferences and other special events. In recent years, he has shared the stage with such internationally known personalities as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and others.

Tickets are on sale in the social hall on Sundays and through our Book & Gift store. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free, and teens ages 13-19 years of age are asked to pay only $5. Adult price is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

On a personal note: Dr Edward will be 51 years young in 2012. He states: "To combine my birthday with a community fundraiser for the Center has been a blessing and turns out to be making up for all the birthday parties I never had." He emphasizes that this event is not really a birthday party per se, but more of a community celebration of Life, of each other, and of course of our Center.

I asked Dr. Edward:

What is the proudest moment in your life? "When an 8 year-old son of a childhood friend asked his parents if he could have me as his godfather."

If you had a million dollars, what's the first thing you'd buy? "The iPad3 and then I'd pay off the Center's mortgage - after agreeing to a giant raise. Grin."

What's your greatest word of wisdom at age 51?"Trust your natural born kindness. It won't fail you."

Join us on January 6 for a Happy Birthday and Center celebration on behalf of our Dr. Edward.

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