WE ARE STILL BASKING IN THE GLOW OF OUR NEO-SOUL SUNDAY CELEBRATING OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY


Spiritmuv Rocks the House at its Neo-Soul Sunday Fifth AnniversaryPHOTOS TAKEN BY BIANCA TOWNSEND

Spiritmuv Rocks the House at its Neo-Soul Sunday Fifth Anniversary
PHOTOS TAKEN BY BIANCA TOWNSEND

We are still basking in the glow of our Neo-Soul Sunday in celebration of our Fifth Anniversary
this past January 27, 2013, at the Unity Center of New York City.
Thanks to you, it was a huge success. 

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Drake Colley of the Drake Colley Quartet

 Drake Colley and the Drake Colley Quartet blessed us with some amazing music,
“Music of the Spirit” is what Drake called it,
and we felt the Spirit moving as us. 

The Drake Colley Quartet

The Drake Colley Quartet

Charles Carrington was on piano.     Gene Torres was on Electric Bass.   Gary Smith was on drums.     Drake was on tenor saxophone.

 

Happy Birthday Drake

Happy Birthday Drake

Psalmist Sonya Johnson blew the roof off the house with her music.
Sonya opens sometimes for Yolanda Adams.

Sonya Johnson

Sonya Johnson

She is also an attorney, who sang at the first Spiritmuv gathering in 2007. 

Sonya Blows the Roof Off

Sonya Blows the Roof Off

Jacqueline Anscombe, a Spiritmuv member, ignited our hearts
with her harmony, beauty and talent.

Jacqui's Joy

Jacqui’s Joy


To say she is a triple threat would be an understatement.
She is that and more.

Jacqui Sings with Power

Jacqui Sings with Power

 We also had a surprise hymn from Spiritmuv regular Pastor Jacki Gilchrist
from the Church Outside the Box in Stamford, Connecticut
who is always powerful, penetrating, precise, and on point. 

The awesome Pastor Jackie

The awesome Pastor Jackie

Neo-Soul is the greater thing that pushes us outside of the boxes of religion
because Spirit has never wanted them to contain us.

Rev Loving Outside the Box

Rev Loving Outside the Box

We are all souls rising as one, all rhythms beating as one,
all disconnections now connected,

Rev Loving: "All disconnections now connected"

Rev Loving: “All disconnections now connected”

all harmony flowing past doubt.

Rev Loving: "We are One"

Rev Loving: “We are One”

We are one with the Father-Mother-
Everything-Almighty God

We are one

We are one

One with the Holy Ghost,
one with the Son-Daughter-Christ.

We are one with the Mother-Father

We are one with the Mother-Father

We are one with the drums
amazing beats giving birth to neo-souls
tapping new rhythms without limitations.

One with the drums

One with the drums

We are one with piano keys popping,

one with piano keys

one with piano keys

twisting and molding, caressing and creating, shaping and leading.

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We are one with the saxophone
shifting, sighing, and realizing

Rev Loving and Gladys Nyante

Rev Loving and Gladys Nyante

we are here – awesome and provocative
’cause no one else can do it like we do it.

Vaughn, Lorraine and Liz

Vaughn, Lorraine and Liz

We are one with the bass digging deep in defiance of all odds,

Marlon Hugs

Marlon Hugs

all appearances, all doubt, saying no matter what someone else thinks:

Carolyn Colley

Carolyn Colley

our prayers are answered before we even ask.

Marlon and Freddie: "It is done."

Marlon and Freddie: “It is done.”

It is done.

It is done.

It is done.

It is done, it is done, it is done.

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It is done!

Christina

Christina

The program taught Ten Neo-Soul Revelations.

 

Rev Loving's Ten Neo-Soul Revelations

Rev Loving’s Ten Neo-Soul Revelations

Prayer Warrior Raquiba LaBrie lifted up the First Neo-Soul Revelation that “we are one with Spirit.”  When we know that we are one with Spirit, we don’t worry about the yesterdays or lose sleep over tomorrows, we vibrate in the stream of dynamic energy and powerful prayers – loving and lifting without limitation.  We are healed by a breakthrough through a song that reminds us, revitalizes us, and restores us so that we don’t settle for less.

Raquiba: Prayer Warrior

Raquiba: Prayer Warrior

 

 Johar Snella lifted up the Second Neo-Soul Revelation that “we have the Kingdom of God within us.”  He recited the Spiritmuv Prayer – that he created.  As Jesus said, the Kingdom of God is neither here nor there, it is within us (Luke 17:21).

Johar's Prayer

Johar’s Prayer

Elizabeth Walker lifted up the third Neo-Soul Revelation – that “the Father is within us.”  Jesus also said, I am in the Father and you are in me, and I am in you (John 14:20).

Liz's Scipture

Liz’s Scipture

Jacqueline Anscombe lifted up the fourth Neo-Soul Revelation – that you don’t need to seek joy, barter for joy, buy joy, or depend on joy from someone else – because “we have the gift of joy.”
She sang that song!

Jacqui sang that song

Jacqui sang that song

Rev. Wendy Sealey lifted up the Fifth Neo-Soul Revelation – that “we all have favor” – by helping us honor Raquiba LaBrie with the 2013 Mary Award as a Woman of Vision and Power. 

Rev. Wendy Sealey

Rev. Wendy Sealey

Raquiba is the only person who attended the very first Spiritmuv service
and stayed the course for 5 years. 

Wendy and Raquiba

Wendy and Raquiba

She prayed at the first circle and at the second circle

Raquiba Acceptance

Raquiba Acceptance


and has grown to be a powerful disciple of the Spirit. 

Raquiba Acceptance of Mary Award

Raquiba Acceptance of Mary Award

Because she has grown, so has Spiritmuv.

Cecilia and Raquiba

Cecilia and Raquiba

The Sixth Neo-Soul Revelation – that “we all have grace” – was lifted up by Rhonda Freeman, LaTeesha Vines and Joyce Addae when they helped Spiritmuv award Elizabeth Walker with the 2013 Esther Award as a Woman of Grace and Glory. 

LaTeesha Vines

LaTeesha Vines

Ephesians 2:8-9 says for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 

Rhonda and Joyce

Rhonda and Joyce

No one better exhibits grace than Liz Walker.  Liz is the calm in the storm;
someone who exudes a beauty of grace and the glory of greatness. 

Winner of 2013 Esther Award: Elizabeth Walker

Winner of 2013 Esther Award: Elizabeth Walker

Maurice Brown and Lorraine Dowd-Snella helped lift up the Seventh Neo-Soul Revelation
– that “we have the power to envision.”

Najah and Johar

Najah and Johar

No one demonstrates vision better than our deacon Najah Brown,
who has served Spiritmuv for four years,

Najah Brown with Marlon

Najah Brown with Marlon

and our junior deacon Johar Snella,
who created the Spiritmuv Prayer at last Summer’s Spiritual Boot Camp. 

Lorraine Dowd-Snella and Johar Snella -- Picture taken by Najah Brown

Lorraine Dowd-Snella and Johar Snella — Picture taken by Najah Brown

They both received the 2013 Award for Youth of Vision, Discipline and Success. 

Maurice Awards Najah

Maurice Awards Najah

Lorraine Dowd-Snella, Johar’s mother, also received the 2013 Award for Woman of Vision, Discipline and Success for being visionary for Spiritmuv

Rev Loving Awarding Lorraine

Rev Loving Awarding Lorraine

and always coming up with new ideas, strategies and goals that help the church move forward.

Lorraine Dowd-Snella

Lorraine Dowd-Snella

Daniel Nyante, Caryl Lucas and Mari Rodriguez
lifted up the Eighth Neo-Soul Revelation – that “we have the wisdom of the universe.” 

Marlon Cromwell received the 2013 Paul Award for being a Man of Wisdom and Success

Marlon Cromwell received the 2013 Paul Award for being a Man of Wisdom and Success

In Ephesians 1:17, Paul said “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” 

Rev. Dr. Daniel Nyante

Rev. Dr. Daniel Nyante

No one better demonstrates the Spirit of Wisdom than Marlon Cromwell. 

Rev. Mari Rodriguez: one of the presenters of the Paul Award to Marlon

Rev. Mari Rodriguez: one of the presenters of the Paul Award to Marlon

 Spiritmuv’s success is attributable to him. 

Marlon and Dan

Marlon and Dan

Daniel, Caryl and Mari presented him with
Spiritmuv’s 2013 Paul Award for Man of Wisdom and Success.

Life Coach Caryl Lucas: One of the Presenters of the Paul Award

Life Coach Caryl Lucas: One of the Presenters of the Paul Award

The Ninth Neo-Soul Revelation was lifted up by Judi Ventress: “we have the power to decree.”

Judi Ventress

Judi Ventress

 In John 1:1, it says in the beginning was the Word

Judi Ventress

Judi Ventress

and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  We all have the power of the word.  Judi shared the Spiritmuv Affirmation of the Week.

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The Tenth Neo-Soul Revelation was that
“we have the gift of power,
which is always giving back to itself.”

Amen

Amen

If you would like to contribute,
you can do so and deduct your contribution
as it is fully deductible to extent allowed by law,
as Spiritmuv is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Thank you for blessing us with your presence.

Gettin the holy ghost

Gettin the holy ghost

If you didn’t come on January 27, there’s still time.
You can come every Sunday to the Unity Center of NYC at 2:30 PM,
located at 213 West 58th Street.

We meet at the Unity Center of NYC every Sunday at 2:30 PM.

We meet at the Unity Center of NYC every Sunday at 2:30 PM.

And, another Neo-Soul is on its way.
Drake Colley and the Drake Colley Quartet will be back.

The Drake Colley Quartet

The Drake Colley Quartet

More Music of the Spirit will fill our souls with something magical,
and miraculous, and brand new.

Nobody can do it like we do it

We are also starting a new series called “The Loving Chronicles”
for February every Sunday, at the Unity Center of New York City,
at 2:30 P.M., located at 213 West 58th Street, between Broadway and 7th Avenue.

Neo Soul audience

In the interim, find the neo-soul in you.

Mo and Najah Better

Spin jazz notes off the shoulders that you stand on.
Find rhythm in the quiet bringing the extraordinary to the mundane
and the miracle to the everyday task.

Rev. Kyshon Mitchell

Rev. Kyshon Mitchell

The harvest is always within your reach.
Tell a new story, a story that realizes this is your season, a neo-soul season.

Rev. Pamela Jones

Rev. Pamela Jones

You have the grace.
You have the favor.

Caryl, Cecilia and Mari

Caryl, Cecilia and Mari

Walk in the realization of a new joy.
You are more than just a laborer, more than just a conqueror.

Spiritmuv Race Coordinator Vaughn Browne

Spiritmuv Race Coordinator Vaughn Browne

Be prophetic in your vision, creative in your pursuits, innovative in your thinking.

Rev Marlon

Rev Marlon

Be grateful to do the good you were called to do.
And wherever you go, whatever you do — listen,

Maurice and Maurice Brown

Maurice and Maurice Brown

there is a neo-soul beat revealing itself as you.

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