Posts Tagged ‘Kwanzaa’

Center for Creative Living Holiday Events

December 24, 2009

All are welcome to Sunday Celebration at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408)392-9090 or visit Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) starts at 9:30am, Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome.

          This Sunday we will be honoring KWANZAA through songs, and ritual. Our talented soloist, Ronnie Grigsby and his partner Kevin Nickelson will present the story of Kwanzaa and its importance in the African American community. (Read more about Kwanzaa at the end of this issue of Joyful Noise.)

          Join us by wearing an African necklace, tribal gown, Kinta cloth, etc. to this service to honor our African-American family and friends.

Sunday January 3rd Reverends Donna Zehner and Lynn Rogers will conduct the service “Prophecy and Predictions”


          Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration held in the United States honoring African heritage and culture, marked by participants lighting a kinara (candle holder). On Sunday, December 27th, join Ronnie Grigsby and Kevin Nickelson in the ritual of lighting the candles and describing their various attributes.

          Kwanzaa is based in part on traditional African harvest festivals but particularly emphasizes the role of the family and community in African-American culture.  Each day is dedicated to a particular principle (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith), and on each day one of the candles on a seven-branched candelabrum is lighted.  The celebration also includes the giving of gifts and a karamu, or African feast.

          It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year, primarily in the United States. Kwanzaa is considered one of the primary holidays within the U.S. Christmas and holiday season.  Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle lighting and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift giving.  It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated from December 26, 1966, to January 1, 1967.


First and third Thursdays 7pm to 9pm

$15. or 2 for $25.

Want to become a UCM Spiritualist minister?

Thursday January 7th join Rev. Doti Boon as she explains the Life Path Program and how you can achieve your ministerial license while taking interesting metaphysical classes. In only ten months taking two classes a month on Thursday evenings and one Saturday class a month you can become a Universal Church of the Master Licentiate Minister or Certified Healer Practitioner.

          In fact you might already have quite a few of the basics such as Chakras, Reiki, Huna, Auras, Past Life Regressions, Getting in Touch with Spirit Guides, EarthBound Entity Releasement, and Shamanism classes.  These classes will count as credit towards your ministerial credentials. Let’s get together and discuss this important life-changing course!

          Enter in and explore!  All are encouraged to make use of the wisdom and understanding that flows from the Infinite Source we know as God.

Happenings at The Center

Fri. Dec. 25th11:00am to 3:00pm – Christmas in the Sanctuary – Join us as we gather for a FREE Brunch, gift exchange, songs and games. Please do not go through this holiday by yourself. The Center is a part of your spiritual community/family. Join us as we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child! Exchange gifts and Play Games.

          Also, a good time to try and beat Rev. Doti at Boggle!

Thurs. Dec. 31st8:00pm until 1:00am. – NEW YEAR’S EVE Join us as we celebrate releasing the old year – with a releasing meditation and honor the upcoming new year in an alcohol free environment. There will be music, singing, celebrating, finger foods, a fun movie and lots of hilarity as we shout in the New Year! 

Sunday January 3rd – Choir Practice

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year from your

friends at the Center for Creative Living,

Rev. Doti Boon, Rev. Corky Whitacre, Rev. Michael Berry,

Rev. Donna Zehner and Debby Diehl.

The CCL Choir and all of its members sing you a happy


Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

      Love and Light,

                  Rev. Doti Boon