What we're about

Spirit United Wellness Center and Spiritual Community is co-creating our more beautiful world.

We are a wellness center and spiritual community here to support people and communities. We are healing, becoming, and embodying our true selves – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As seekers we understand that within community our personal growth and transformation magnifies and strengthens ourselves, others, and all of humanity and more. We are a welcoming, adventurous community of mindful, loving individuals. We are dreamers and doers, practical visionaries. We are full hearted participants birthing our more beautiful world. We are compassionate co-creators with the Cosmos. Because our living creates, we use conscious and mindful words and responsible actions to bring social and environmental balance and healing to our world.

Our gatherings are adventures for you to awaken more fully into who you are, to open your heart and to connect to the Oneness of All. We say YES to Life!

Awaken your intuition

Open your heart

Spark your imagination

Ignite your creativity

Engage your intellect

Inspire your service

Dance with the cosmos!

Come join us. Say YES to Life!

About Us

Spirit United is a wellness center and community of whole-hearted, spiritually alive, mindful people birthing the New Story of Oneness with all Creation. A place where you can focus on personal, environmental, societal, global and cosmic evolution. We are a place where you awaken more fully into who you are and can be you. At Spirit United you connect with others to strengthen your connectedness to yourself, others, community, the world, all that is, and The One. These connections integrate spirit and matter. From knowing all creation is sacred in every moment of every day, our world becomes more beautiful.

Together at Spirit United we actively co-create sacred moments with ourselves, each other, the world and universe and The Divine. Our eclectic group chooses diversity – in our educational teachings and experiences designed for us to become more whole - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We honor each person’s journey and freedom of belief. We engage in adventure’s designed to inspire healthy unfolding. We embrace diverse sacred teachings, traditions and rituals, as well as new scientific understandings. We honor the great teachers of our past, present and future. We celebrate the Earth and her cycles. We honor the balance of our sacred masculine and feminine energies. We focus on the Inner Quest. We use practical principles and practices to transform our lives and the world. We say YES to life!

Our Vision

Spirit United sees a New Story of Oneness for all of Creation. We see every being as co-creator with the Divine, bringing harmony and peace to the earth – all people, animals, plants, and Earth herself, the Universe and the Cosmos. We co-create our more beautiful world.

Our Mission

Our Spirit United is wellness center and spiritual community. We gather to unfold our healthy, whole selves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We gather to awaken more fully as whole beings. We gather to connect to the Oneness of the Divine and all of creation. We offer classes and events, gatherings, and celebrations for you to adventure in self-discovery and leadership. We integrate universal and ancient knowing, practices and traditions to transform our souls. We are a supportive and caring community who merge the past, present and future into today’s world.

We welcome those who feel drawn to join us. On Friday evenings we have a meditation and an educational workshop. Saturdays and Sunday afternoons we offer classes, gatherings, events and celebrations. Sunday mornings we gather to celebrate community and gain inspiration, information and support. Spirit United offers adventures, practices, education and healing opportunities to bring harmony and balanced living. Come to our wellness center and spiritual community. We are living the New Story where spiritual consciousness is happening to shift the entire planet and cosmos. We are co-creating our more beautiful world. We say YES to life!

People

Everyone has a vital role in our community, in the world. Spirit United is a community of people who focuses on our connectedness as well as our perfection in our imperfection. We honor personal transformation. And we recognize each one of us, each individual, has a significant purpose here on earth and in our community. We understand that together we co-create our more beautiful world.

We engage in a shared leadership model as our community structure. People offer their energy and time to ensure Spirit United is a high quality spiritual center. We have people who offer their super powers/gifts and talents to teach, lead and facilitate programming. We have groups who organize and implement systems for scheduling our teachers, presenters, special events, classes, collaborations and more. Because of the people in our community, Spirit United thrives.

Our History

Spirit United has a unique history. On January 22, 1999 at 1:00pm, a Seed Community, Spirit United, began with the leadership of Rev. Jan Skogstrom. She and a small group of people were looking for a supportive spiritual community not locked into the dogma of organized religion. They sought a curious open-hearted, loving community who encouraged questioning, active exploration and individual adventuring. They did not find what they wanted, so they began their own. Soon they realized they were a seed community meant to join the movement of shifting what spiritual growth and development looked like and shifting what spiritual community -church looked like. The seed community’s roots grew when the group began meeting in Jan’s home. The first gathering included an Ojibwe prayer and a World Peace prayer. They honored all the loving spiritual belief systems of humanity. The seed’s roots took hold and the group grew filling a void in people’s lives.

Six months later they moved the meetings into the Dharma Zen Center and had their first public gathering. The seed shot a shoot out of the ground and the first newsletter was published. It shared astrological and Zen information in addition to the scheduled gatherings. The essence of the seed began to grow above the ground and was seen by others. The essence of this community nourished many. The nutrients of this community come from many places. One is Sancta Sophia. It was a seminary where folks learned about faith, religions, Ancient Wisdom and Mystery Teachings of the Ages, personal spiritual transformation and more. It was a place where the Divine Feminine emerged, singing a powerful voice taking her place in partnership with the Divine Masculine in an overt way. The Truths shown so brightly, leaves began to open with strong commitment. The sprout grew.

Three months later the Charter Membership celebration where men and women committed to building and supporting this Spirit United Interfaith Church happened. Kids With Spirit, the children’s programming, was launched. A strong musical presence was supported with the first music director, Steven Schmidt. He asked his colleagues, professional musicians like Catherine Wilson, Nancy Cox, Gregg Marquardt, Larry David and more, to become part of our community. The buds now began to bloom as the energy of the unifying principles from all faith traditions and paths demonstrating love, compassion and unity moved. This group focused on supporting psycho-spiritual development of individuals to create personal and global transformation. The stream of skills and teachings coming from esoteric and mystical Christianity, the Ageless Wisdom Teachings, Eastern and Indigenous traditions strengthened Spirit United and it continued to grow. In 2001 Spirit United’s staff increased. The Council of Stewards was launched. And the community moved again settling into the Robinsdale Community Center. Spirit United Interfaith Church gained non-profit status, the first website was created, Kids With Spirit’s first curriculum was written. This was the time when our now minister Rev. Ron Moor was invited to join the Spirit United staff. During this time of our journey, many buds bloomed into amazing flowers.

In 2004, a Capital Campaign gathered enough resources to move again. The community moved to Como Avenue in Minneapolis. Here Spirit United continued to align with the roots of Spirit United to bloom beauty. We strengthened our core once again while allowing the energy of change to flow. In 2005, Jan Skogstom retired allowing Rev. Carolyn Cahill to share her vision and beauty with us. Carolyn brought nutrients to Spirit United giving rich opportunities for personal spiritual transformation and community growth and development. In 2009 when Carolyn left to move into the next phase of her journey, Rev. Ron Moor became the minister. Ron continues to nourish Spirit United amidst the energy of change and transformation for individuals, communities, countries, the world and beyond. The blossoms, flowers and leaves of our community continues to bring beauty to the world.

Spirit United embraces our part as seed community within the growing global community anchoring the vision of harmony, of peace, love and justice for all. We continue to integrate the time-honored traditions from the unifying principles of spiritual practices and faiths, the essence from which Spirit United is founded in balance with the reality of living in today’s world. Spirit United has a history of acceptance, supportive love, and adventurous exploration. Spirit United is a group of individuals mindful of spiritual growth, planetary growth and Oneness with the Divine. We support individual spiritual unfolding by providing opportunities to awaken to the heart, to soul’s purpose. We co-create a beautiful world of love, peace and harmony. We continue to strengthen our roots, trunk, and branches as we leaf out and flower.

Today we are expanding our canopies of leaves, branches and flowering. We focus on co-creating our more beautiful world by offering classes, events and gatherings to enhance our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual growth and development. We see ourselves as a wellness center and spiritual community here for you to grow and heal, become more whole, and connect with the Divine Oneness of all that is.

Upcoming events (5+)

Existential Exhaustion with Drake Powe

Harriet Alexander Nature Center

Sunday, February 17,[masked]:30am-11:30am Existential Exhaustion with Drake Powe Location Returns to: Harriet Alexander Nature Center 2520 North Dale Street Roseville, MN 55113 Love Offering What is Existntial Exhaustion and what to do about it? Explore the fatigue inherent in modern life and strategies to thrive in its midst. Walk-ins are always welcome! You don't have to be a Spirit United member or join this Meetup to attend. Don't be discouraged if there aren't many RSVPs, there are folks who aren't on Meetup who will be there too!

Appreciation and Love Party

Harriet Alexander Nature Center

Appreciation and Love Party Sunday, February 17,[masked]:00pm-2:30pm Harriet Alexander Nature Center 2520 N Dale Street Roseville, MN 55113 All are welcome to join us in giving thanks, showing gratitude for being with and supporting Spirit United. Each of us is called to be part of Spirit United in some way; each has a purpose, a role in the community. Some read the newsletter, then hold space and then share our events. Some come every Sunday; others come on a Sunday every now and then. Others step-in as the need presents itself; others take on a specific task and see it through while others take on major leadership responsibilities. Some people were active in the past; some are active today; and some anticipate being more active in the future. Others answer the call with certainty; others can hear the call and feel uncertain about the best fit of how. Partnerships and collaborations are in the making as we envision the "new" Spirit United, as we answer "the call" to what our spiritual role is as we co-create "the new earth". New partnerships and possible collaborators with Spirit United, come share the gratitude with us. This is NOT a Pot Luck.

Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing/Healing Through Nature with Tom Bezek

Harriet Alexander Nature Center

Sunday, February 24,[masked]:30am-11:30am Shinrin Yoku / Forest Bathing / Healing Through Nature with Tom Bezek Location: Harriet Alexander Nature Center 2520 North Dale Street Roseville, MN 55113 Love Offering An introduction to Shinrin Yoku aka. forest bathing. A method of taking n nature through our senses. A growing body of research shows that Mindful, quiet time spent in nature results in measurable health benefits such as reduced depression and anxiety, improve cognitive function and lowered blood pressure to list a few. Through a series of "invitations" that is, suggestions on how to experience nature, your will be introduced to the practice of Forest Bathing and ways to apply it to your daily life. Walk-ins are always welcome! You don't have to be a Spirit United member or join this Meetup to attend. Don't be discouraged if there aren't many RSVPs, there are folks who aren't on Meetup who will be there too!

Mayan Calendar Study Group with Gina Miranda Kingsley

MAYAN CALENDAR STUDY GROUP with Gina Miranda Kingsley, Keeper of Mayan Calendar Saturday, March 2,[masked]:00pm-4:00pm $10-$15 Suggested Donation No one turned away. You can come as you are able. You do not have to attend every time. Location: Juan's Home 684 6th Avenue Newport, MN (Just across the River from downtown St. Paul) Refrigerator Available. Bring a 2019 wall-sized calendar to write notes. The class goal is to teach main components of the Mayan calendar and how they interact with each other so you will be able to write your own calendar. If time allows, we will explain the significance of the setting in the calendar referring to world events and even all our personal lives.

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