Black Friday at Unity Church

Feeding the Spirit on the Feast Day of Consumption
The Promise of Shared Renewal

Friday, November 28 • 10:00 a.m. • Sanctuary
Guest speaker: Leslie Pitt Schneider
Musical guest: Light of the Moon
Ball of Yarn
Marketers call the Friday after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” because it is often the day that retailers first “go into the black” for the year as holiday shopping gets under way.

Unity Church’s seventh annual “Black Friday at Church” celebration offers you an opportunity to launch the holiday season with spiritual renewal, fellowship, and good cheer, an alternative to the habitual consumerism on display in the broader culture.

Join fellow Unity Church members, families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues on the Friday morning after Thanksgiving Day for a joyous, intergenerational worship service. Activities for children and families, as well as child care, will be provided.

This year we welcome guest speaker Leslie Pitt Schneider. Leslie has lived with limb loss since the age of six when she was involved in a traumatic accident which resulted in the amputation of her left leg, above the knee. Challenged, tempered, and inspired by her own limb loss, she has nurtured her focus on healthcare accessibility and become a passionate advocate for people living with limb loss, with a particular interest in helping women and girls retain a positive self image despite their limb differences. Leslie is the Manager for Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for Otto Bock Healthcare and works within the General Counsel’s office, as well as providing lobbying support at both the Federal and State levels. Her community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Amputee Coalition, Wiggle Your Toes, ACES for Students, the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board, and the Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Advisory Board.

Musical guest, Light of the Moon, performs a wide variety of songs and dance music rooted in the old time string band tradition, as well as dipping into the musical melting pot of traditional music from the American South to serve up blues, gospel, and bluegrass.