Sun, Dec 10|
The First Spiritualist Church of Quincy
The First Spiritualist Church of Quincy Winter Celebration
Please join us for our Annual Candlelight Service as we reflect on our many blessings and unite in friendship, song, and laughter with Guest Speaker Reverend Wunnanumwau Tom Frederick. Service will be followed by a Potluck Supper.
Time & Location
Dec 10, 2023, 4:00 PM
The First Spiritualist Church of Quincy, 40 West St, Quincy, MA 02169, USA
About The Event
Our special guest speaker for this event will be Reverend Wunnanumwau Tom Frederick, and Stephanie Woods will be joining us with her singing bowls. This is a free event. All our welcome.
FOUNDER /DIRECTOR OF OMC FAITH AND THE PEACEFUL GATHERING PLACE INC.
Rev. Wunnanumwau (Pronounced wuh-nahn-num-wow) Tom Frederick was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and is of Algonquin descent. In 1982 he graduated from Boston City Hospital School of Nursing with a specialty in Emergency Room and Trauma which eventually led to his transitioning into Community Health and Wellness.
Tom lived on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota with relatives, learning traditional Native American practices, this experience would later enable him to refine standard nursing approaches and combine it with alternative Native American healing modalities.
In 1992 Tom became a Certified Instructor for the Department of Child and Family Services, then DSS Model Approach to Partnership and Parenting and later, welcomed the opportunity to serve as the Director of MSPCC Adoption Program in Brockton, MA.
His continued interests in Spirituality led him to Found the OMC All Nations Church and the School of Earth Medicine in 1998; designed to instruct Physicians, Nurses and others on the benefits of incorporating Wellness, Healing and Spirituality, this became formally recognized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on March 14, 2006. As a traditional Drummer of the Group EMS, Eastern Medicine Singers; Tom enjoys drumming in the Eastern Style Algonquin traditional music. In 2012 he was nominated for 3 Grammys. 2018, He was awarded the Global Health and Pharma Award for Excellence in the field of Alternative Medicine & Holistic Health.
Through Education and lectures, Tom continues to advocate for Native American Awareness Rights and for the Preservation of Traditional ways. Tom was a former Board of Director for GIIA, Global Initiative for Indigenous Advancement, and a former Board Director for the North American Indian Council of Boston.2022 he became the Director of Peaceful Gathering Place a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization for Dedicated to Native American Tribal Sustainability.
Wunnanumwau Tom Frederick is the Principal Chief of the *Chappiquiddic, *Pokanoket Nation, Allied Federation of Tribes New England. (*Algonquin Spelling)
Stephanie Woods, also known as The Singing Bowl Lady, is a certified Harmonic Sound Therapist who uses Himalayan singing bowls and Gong to facilitate meditation and deep relaxation.
Her studies (and 3x certification) with Mitch Nur, Ph.D., at 9Ways Academia in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, convinced her that she had found her niche. She discovered that the musical tones and healing vibrations from the Singing Bowls and Gong have a transformative effect on people, and is delighted to provide the gentle, transcendental tones to everybody that experiences them.