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September 2016


I have many favorite quotes, but I would have to say, “Many are called, but few are chosen.” ~ Marshall White quotes Jesus Christ.


What’s going on with you? 

I’m currently in college (Freshman), and I am going for my BA in Fine Arts.
I’m a Program Assistant for Unity Performing Arts Foundation (UPAF).



You can do anything you put your mind to if you believe. Have faith and put God first. Do not let anyone tell you what you can or cannot accomplish. When people degrade or disregard your dreams…it’s because they didn't achieve theirs. Never stop dreaming; Never stop believing. Work hard and consistently make that dream become a reality.

True Silence & Solitude Will Protect You From Noisy Religion.
Today we live in an extremely religious world full of beliefs, customs, traditions, rituals, and doctrines, all of which are different based on your life experience. In America, we have more than 300 religions represented, with Christianity being the most prominent. Unfortunately, today's Christianity is becoming more of a loud commercial brand or business enterprise instead of resembling its biblical beginnings or the founder's principles. The commercial version of Jesus has become more like an influential figurehead who can give you access to power, money, and influence and has very little time or attention for people of little means. People don't be fooled by a socially selective, economically privileged, and racially-biased religion. It is power structured, violently influenced, and unable to love humanity to the fullest.

IN TIMES LIKE THESE: People are desperately hurting, hopeless, and very vulnerable to messengers of deceit. They need something REAL that can protect them from the noise that comes from false information, messages, speeches, and sermons. The most important weapon we all have against this noisy world is that we can turn it off. Yes, turn off the television, radio, internet, and cell phone and learn the power of silence and solitude. Silence and solitude can connect you to the Creator without any “religious activity”. Our anxieties, anger, worries, and fears are all feeding off of the noise around us. But, He says, "Be still, and know that I am God.” He is not a religion or a belief; He is the Creator of Life. Today, I encourage you to find your place of silence and connect with Him.

UNITY is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. There is so much history and information that the team has decided to highlight UNITY’s history each month.
Can you answer this trivia question...

Question: What is Unity Performing Arts Foundation’s official incorporation date?

During the week of February 8, please expect a letter from UNITY. Included in the letter is a survey, we’d like you to complete the survey and 1. Return the survey by mail 2. Respond by phone 3. Respond to a special e-survey email we will be sending within the next 2 weeks.

 We want to hear from you as it relates to our planning and making a difference as we continue to grow and seek the difficult challenges this pandemic has created. We will be asking for your commitment to attend on-site or virtual. Please look for our correspondence.

Download February Calendar

Birthdays & Anniversaries
February 5 - February 12, 2021

Feb. 8 - Jullian Bahre


Feb. 5 - Maresha Chapman
Feb. 6 - Jordan Taylor
Feb. 8 - Elijah Gibson
Feb. 9 - Najah Ridley
Feb. 10 - Christina Hunt
Destiny Porter
Christina Segars
Feb.12 - Gyneiya Davis

Board, Staff, Parents, Volunteers, Singing Mentors:
Feb. 5 - Eric Baker
Feb. 9 - Elizabeth Zix
Feb. 12 - Robin Gillingham, Greg Copeland

Feb. 12 - Marshall & Cindy White

Feb. 5 - Lisa Surack
Feb. 7 - Tim Ash
Feb. 12 - Brian Hamil

Black History Quotes

 “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
– Langston Hughes

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

What Were Africans Doing In 1492?

February 5 - February 12, 2021 Events

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Trivia Answer

What is Unity Performing Arts Foundation’s official incorporation date?

May 2000

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