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“Love On Your Mind” Mental Health Awareness Brunch
July 8 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
First Unity Spiritual Campus presents:
“Love On Your Mind”
An Uplifting Experience Celebrating Mental Health Awareness
Saturday, July 8th at 12:00pm
$35 in advance, $45 at the door
Come celebrate Mental Health Awareness with us at this uplifting event! We will have musical performers, a comedian, speakers, resources and so much more!
What is Love on your Mind?
Love on your Mind is a Mental Health Awareness celebratory brunch meant to inform, uplift and inspire. There will be speakers, musical performances, and mental health support resources. We want to create a safe space and stop the stigma that makes it hard for people to open up and seek help while also having a good time.
*Introducing Jon Scott: Spiritual Leader of First Unity Spiritual Campus*
*Introducing Veronica Jenkins: Licensed Mental Health Counselor*
Veronica Jenkins is the owner of Choice Of Life Counseling. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida that works with adolescents and adults of all ages. She recognizes that our problems seldom exist in a bubble and that more often than not, they are a direct reflection of our upbringing, trauma, and/or environment. She values creating a safe place for each client to explore and gain a deeper understanding of self. Acquiring necessary tools for healthy growth can be invaluable to achieving an authenticity of self.
*Introducing Tara Zimmerman: Comedian*
Tara Zimmerman is a standup comedian and actress based out of Tampa, FL. She also performs with Improv groups in the Tampa Bay area. Tara has always been “FUNNY”. Her comedy is a somewhat Southern mix of observations on everyday life, family, marriage, children and survival in this messed up world. She began her adventure in comedy 20 years ago at church functions and school fund raisers. Tara now performs at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa, The Spitfire Comedy Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL. and comedy clubs, churches and venues in the South East and Midwest United States and Canada. She performs CLEAN comedy, PG 13.
She has appeared on Nick at Nite in the Momedy series and was a member of the all-female Improv Group, Three Fingers Crossed at the 2019 Tampa International Fringe Festival in Ybor City.
When not onstage making people laugh, Tara is the Standardized Patient Liaison at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. She has been married to her beloved husband BOB for 30 fun filled years. They are the proud parents of two functional children, two big mangy rescue dogs and a grand kitty.
*Introducing Cynthia: Wings By The Sea*
Cynthia was born in La Plata, MD on February 6, 1964 and raised in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. She has always had a passion for dancing and was a dancer in elementary school, high school and college. She accepted God’s calling for a dance ministry in 2003, after the death of her only brother. She wanted to honor him in a special way with a dance. In fact, they often danced side-by-side. She says, “When God prompted me to dance at his repass, it made me smile with joy. I knew my brother loved the song “Be Grateful” by Tramaine Hawkins so I choreographed a dance and taught it to my daughter who was 15 years old at the time. We danced together in honor of my brother. The memorial praise dance had a profound effect on me. I felt the Spirit come over me and I knew that I had a gift that I must share.”
In May 2011, Cynthia moved to Whitakers, North Carolina and became a member of the Ray of Hope Christian Center. On her first day attending, the announcements included a call for a Director of the praise dance ministry that the church wanted to begin. All who were interested in joining that ministry were asked to stay after the service for a meeting. She attended the meeting and although her intention was not to direct the ministry, she became the director without any effort. “I know God orchestrated that.” That ministry consisted of 15 praise dancers whose ages ranged from 7 to 55. She had a blessed two years as the director of the “Wings of Praise” dance ministry.
taken her ministry to several assisted living facilities to uplift the elderly and disabled. “I feel inspired when I put smiles on the faces of these residents. I have a strong desire to continue to grow and share what I have learned. Teaching is another direction God is pulling me toward. As I focus on my spiritual walk, I will make myself available to be used as a vessel for His praise wherever God leads me. Through this calling, God has placed a special desire in me to minister to His children with low self-esteem, isolation and depression issues.”
Cynthia is now a member of First Unity Spiritual Campus. She started dancing at Unity about 7 years ago when she was asked to worship.
“That’s when my whole dance career took off. I am so excited to express my true feelings and emotion in dance at Unity with the Voices. I am so inspired by dancing with freestyle movement with expression. To God Be the Glory!”
*Introducing Jay Miah: Singer from “Alter Ego”*
Jay Miah Is a powerhouse vocalist with a 5 octave voice range. A graduate of University of South Florida, garnering a Music Studies Degree and has sang for over 25 years old. Jay was born in Longwood, Florida, and is a first generation Puerto Rican American with a mission to spread love to all people. Raised with the knowingness that nothing separates you from God.
“Music is the language of all people. It connects us like tapestry. Music is our Unity.” ~ Jay Miah
He has appeared on NBC’s The Voice season 17 where he wowed the judges with his unique style. After, he was hand selected to be on Fox’s new state of the art show called “Alter Ego” leveraging AI. Preacher, teacher, singer, songwriter and friend Jay Miah.