MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH
SPIRITUAL MINISTER OF AGAPE CHURCH, LOS ANGELES, GUEST ON OPRAH AND LARRY KING, CONTRIBUTOR TO "THE SECRET" SPEAKS IN PHILADELPHIA, PA ON FRIDAY SEPT 18TH AT TINDLEY TEMPLE ON BROAD STREET (BETWEEN FITZWATER AND CATHERING).
THE TOPIC: SPIRITUAL LIBERATION & TRANSFORMATION!!!
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Hope you are all well today!
I'm feeling a wee bit sleepy right now, but overall much more positive and more confident and upbeat than i have been the last few days. I'm happy about feeling better today. yay.
Vocally, i'm also less hoarse. I vocalized last night and this morning for a bit, and plan on vocalizing some more later, after i get some work done and rest a bit. I also studied my opera last night for my performance of Don Giovanni on Sept. 13th in Lansdale at the Dock Woods Chapel with Amici Opera. Wish me luck on that, and if you're local, come on down!!!
Above you will see a pic of TINDLEY TEMPLE, a historic 170+ year old church on South Broad Street in Philadelphia, where Michael Beckwith will speak.
Today was a busy day! I woke up, colored my hair, i'm now restored to 25 and holding, and walked about 30 mins at a good clip (in the Philadelphia heat) to meet my catering partner, Susan Aman, at the Restaurant Depot to look into pricing for some things we may need for the event, should we be hired. We checked out catering party trays, produce prices, olive oil, herbs and seasonings, etc... It was a productive trip.
We then drove downtown to the Tindley Temple to check out the kitchen, the refrigerators, etc... and to just get a feel for the space. We were pleased that there is so much refrigeration available in and outside of the kitchen, and that so many items in the church we were invited to use (mixing bowls, seasonings, soap, etc...). The less we have to buy, the better.
Susan and I then met with one of Micheal Beckwith's people, Rachel, she is so nice, we've met before, to discuss more details about our possibly catering the event.
The upcoming event "AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH AND RICKEY BECKWITH: Spiritual Liberation and Transformation" will take place at the Tindley Temple in Philadelphia on Friday, Sept. 18th.
VIP RAW VEGAN CATERED Reception 6:30pm.
Entertainment and Talk from 7:30pm-10:00pm.
Click here for event info and tickets: http://commonground.eventbrite.com/
It was a good meeting with Rachel and we got some details ironed out, especially as far as party trays goes. We're going to stick with clear or clear with gold rim. There is still much more to figure out, even before we are hired. We need to make some more suggestions for nutfree raw dishes to serve, as Rachel was concerned some folks might have nut allergies. So much goes into the organizing and the planning of a big event like this and everything needs to be just right. Even before the contract is signed.... Many hours spent just organizing, even before the event takes place...
Hopefully, we will get the job, and we will cater a fabulous event for Michael Beckwith!!!
I know one thing, being exposed to a highly evolved minister of positivity like Michael Beckwith will so enrich my life. It already has. I listened to some youtubes of him today and he is so inspirational!
After the VIP party for him at 6:30pm (which we may be catering), musical entertainment will take place, followed by a talk by Beckwith, which we will be allowed to attend. I'm really looking forward to that!
I remember how i was absolutely vibrating with positivity after attending his church in LA with the other workers at the raw retreat i went to. I can't imagine how wonderful it will be to hear him talk, personally cater his food to his 'green' room, meet him, perhaps even be given the opportunity to sing for him!!!! (I hope to be able to sing for Rachel one of these upcoming days. As i felt somewhat better today, it may soon be a possibility, ...though the clock is ticking and the event will be here before you know it and the entertainment is pretty much nailed down, i was told. Plus, they even requested the entertainment perform LESS than previously arranged. But, it would still be nice to sing for her. Perhaps i could be used in another event???)
Since we were downtown, Susan and I had lunch at ESSENE, a beautiful health food store in South Philly that has a wonderful vegan buffet bar and cafe. Though barely any of the items on the vegan buffet were raw, it was still nice to know something so wonderful is available.
As Susan is not 100% raw, she found something yummy to snack on, and i hit the Awesome Foods refrigerator. I chose their raw rosemary bread and got two banana whips from the food counter. Yum.
Later in the car, Susan whipped out from her igloo a container of the most marvelous amazingly delicious fresh crunchy spicy HOMEMADE GASPACHO i have ever tasted. I think it was the most delicious thing i have eaten in my whole life. Fat free. So healthy. So fresh. We definitely want to include this on the catering menu for the Beckwith event. If i could take a bath in this stuff, i would.
You see, raw foodists ALL travel with food. It's a MUST. Have igloo will travel. You see, i expected more raw to be available at Essene and it wasn't. They were almost all out of Awesome Foods, which came as a complete surprise as i was told they have the best selection of their foods available. So you see that? Never leave the house without taking raw food with you. It's the only way.
Well, now i have some work for Arnolds Way to do. And then i'll study my opera some more.
Hope you all all well. Say HI when you can!!! Please. I don't know if you are out there. HELLOOOOO there...!!! Say HELLO!
Much love, oxoxo michelle joy