11-01-22 “O Give Thanks”
Gratitude is an Attitude. Rev. Wanda Nero Butler and Rev. Jon Scott of First Unity Campus St. Petersburg, Florida, share insights about a Musical Holiday Event titled “O Give Thanks,” why they do, why we should, and the power behind a Gratitude Attitude.
Rev. Wanda Nero Butler is a Licensed and Ordained Minister, and current Music & Arts Director at First Unity Spiritual Campus. She’s taking St. Petersburg, Fl by storm by bringing talent in the Tampa Bay Area together to create community and spirituality! Her talents span several genres as an internationally known gospel recording artist and producer with nine recorded projects and Stellar nominations to her credit. She performed and toured the nation in over 12 stage productions (8 of which she wrote or co-wrote.) Rev. Wanda performed on stage at the legendary Regal and Drury Lane Theaters in Chicago, the Fox in Atlanta, the Kennedy Center in D.C., the Beacon, and the Famed Carnegie Hall in New York, with Michel Pascal, Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes & Deepak Chopra! She was musically accompanied by Paul Pesco (who has accompanied artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Alisha Keys, Hall & Oates, Mary j. Blige, Whitney Houston, etc.) also accompanied at Carnegie Hall by Myron McKinley Of Earth, Wind, and Fire.
Rev. Wanda toured with or performed for world-famous celebrities Aretha Franklin, Patty Labell, Robin Givens, Charlie Wilson, Leana Horne, Bill Cosby, Edwin & Tramaine Hawkins, Angela Bofield, Angela Winbush, Yolanda Adams, Tyler Perry and Gladys Knight who recorded one of Wanda songs entitled “Can’t Help But Love Him” with Marvin Winans, and received congratulatory documents from President Bill Clinton…just to name a few.
For 7 years Wanda was the national director of the Drama Guild for GMWA (the gospel music workshop of America. She has three movies to her credit, “Fast Break” (with Gabriel Caplin- now on YouTube) / was a writer and featured in the movie “Church Girl” and her song written by her and her Father (Power in the House) was featured in the movie “Never Alone” with Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes and produced by Michel Pascal.
Link to website: https://firstunity.org/member/rev-wanda-nero-butler/
Rev. Jon Scott– Spiritual Leader at First Unity Campus St. Petersburg, Florida. His religious heritage is three generations of fundamentalist preachers. He always loved music, singing in church, and connecting with people, and is a consummate communicator and world changer who skillfully unveils a mystery through meditation, song, or inspirational message. His visionary teachings make a cosmic concept of the Universe accessible and easy to understand. A troubadour and iconoclast who changes the energetic vibration in a room with a simple word or phrase. A man who is helping to create a better world by showing people new ways to see it. He is a lover of humanity with a deep desire to be an example of pure presence in physical form. Jon receives some of his inspiration from the teachings of leaders such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bishop Carlton Pearson, and Baba Ram Dass. Rev. Jon Scott considers himself to be a lifetime student and open to all inspiration.
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