Unity at the Lake will celebrate its annual Unity Burning Bowl Service Sunday during its regular Sunday service at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
The Unity tradition invites the release of past troubles, to “Let Go and Let God” in anticipation of creating a brighter new year for individuals and their loved ones.
Meditation is at 9 a.m. and uplifting music by OneVoice and celebration service begins at 10 a.m. Youth empowerment program and child care are available.
For more information, contact Unity at the Lake at (530) 544-2266 or http://www.unityatthelake.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at St. Theresa
On Jan. 21, there will a community-wide celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. It will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church. The afternoon will feature music and dance provided by local musicians as well as by several different community and church choirs and multicultural groups. Representatives from the civic and spiritual communities will also be present and sharing their thoughts on Martin Luther King. All are welcome to attend. The event is free and refreshments will be available.
Also participating will be representatives of the Season for Peace and Nonviolence committee, who will be facilitating the sixth annual local celebration of the nonviolent principles of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. The 64-day season runs from Jan. 30 through April 4, and includes an age-appropriate packet for practicing peace and nonviolence received by every student in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District. This year SPNV is sponsoring an essay contest open to every student in the community. The essay’s theme is “How did Martin Luther King Jr. make a difference in my life”, and should be 250 words or less. The deadline for essay submission is Jan. 16. A winning essay will be selected from the elementary school level and from the middle/high school level. Winners will receive a $50 savings bond and will have the opportunity to read their essay at the Martin Luther King Jr. community celebration.
For more information, call James Crawford at (530) 543-3342 or Dr. Stew Bittman at (5300 577-7135. Send essays to SPNV, P.O. Box 19835, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151. Include contact information on all essays.