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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Manse. Come together with other like-minded women, bask in the love, support and friendship of the group as we discuss the path of life. Bring a friend or two, the more the merrier! We meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday.

Love Offering

For more information, contact Christine Garvey at 816-994-8009 or christine@unitytemple.com.


W.E.L.L.-Wednesday Evening Love Lift, May 27, 2015, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Music, Meditation, and a Movie!  Miyoko Shida is a Japanese performance artist who interprets The Sanddorn Balance with such fragile bliss it changes your perception of reality by revealing the delicate nature of “Perfect Balance.”  As a master, Shida’s mystical expression of this extraordinary act shows supreme focus and equilibrium, which serves as an ideal metaphor for life and prompts the questions:  How do we balance it all?  How do we get it all done?  And how does Spirit flow through the seemingly impossible?  Join us for a juicy conversation about the deeper meaning of what’s been called, “possibly the most beautiful act currently performed in Europe.”  *Community Prayer Requests will precede the short video.*

Join Anne, David and Alex for the W.E.L.L. - Wednesday Evening Love Lift, which begins at 6:30pm in the Charles Fillmore Chapel.  Come as you are.  Come to the W.E.L.L.  Join us for light refreshments in the manse following the service.


Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:00am - 11:00am. Join us for an opportunity to help hungry children by putting together snack packs! We meet at Harvesters, 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64129. Click here for a map (or contact Bambi to follow her over). For more information, contact Bambi Shen at bambishen888@gmail.com or 816-753-2001. Feel free to also join the group for lunch afterwards, dutch treat, at the Peach Tree Buffet.

This group meets monthly on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month.


Rainy Day Books Presents Ronda Rousey, Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Ronda Rousey, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Champion and Olympic Medalist will Meet & Greet fans & readers as she autographs hardcovers of her New Memoir,  My Fight / Your Fight.

Ronda Rousey is the UFC undefeated women's bantamweight champion, an Olympic medalist, and a Hollywood actress. One of the most dominant athletes in UFC history (arguably the most dominant), Rousey is single-handedly responsible for the inclusion of women in the Octagon. And she has taken Hollywood with the same force as the UFC, landing roles in major films and emerging as an up-and-coming action film star.

For tickets or more information, go to www.rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126


Fifth Sunday Parent Potluck, Sunday, May 31, 2015, Meyer Hall. All parents of all Youth Ed students are invited to join together in Meyer Hall after service for a potluck! Bring your favorite dish and enjoy an hour of company and community. Look for dish sign-up sheets in each classroom mid-May.


Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, May 31, 2015, Noon - 1:30pm, Classroom B. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development.  Guests are always welcome at our meetings. 
The Toastmasters program offers many benefits that help people in all walks of life.

As a result of participating in Toastmasters, you will:

Learn more about Toastmasters International at Toastmasters.org or contact Maureen Dwyer, Club Secretary,  Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, at maureend19@hotmail.com  for membership details.

This group meets on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month.


Smart Money, Smart Kids, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:00pm. A Six-Week Course by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Ramsey Cruz facilitated by Ms. Marty L. Tydings, MS. Raising kids who know how to handle money will help them to avoid financial mistakes and keep the financial stress out of their lives. It is one of the best gifts one could receive, no matter what their age. In a class setting you will be able to share ideas, experiences, and encouragement with other parents. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll learn lessons on:

1. Work and Responsibility: Focuses on the work-money connection, personal responsibility and our connection with God.

2. Spending and Wisdom: Helps you understand your child’s God given bent and how to lead them to make wise spending decisions.

3. Saving and Patience: Shows you how to encourage delayed gratification and teach your kids specific goals for saving.

4. Giving and Generosity: Teaches you how to raise generous children by emphasizing God’s ownership and challenging your kids to step out of their comfort zone.

5. Debt and Honesty: Shares the Bible’s perspective on debt so you can raise kids that identify and reject the cultural myths that say debt is normal.

6. Contentment and Gratitude: Protect your kids from the ‘Bigger is Better’ (or newer is better) in our culture and encourage an attitude of contentment rooted in humility and gratitude.

Membership kits for this class are $59 plus shipping, available online at www.smartmoneysmartkids.com. This kit includes all materials for the class, including: The Smart Money Smart Kids workbook, The book Smart Money Smart Kids, PLUS, 6 months online access to: Smart Money Smart Kids videos, Key Character Quality videos (6 videos), Deep Dive Videos – age specific, 3-5, 6-13, and 14-college (24 videos), Age appropriate activities

The kit also includes access to downloadable PDFs of workbooks and MP3s of each of the six classes.

Only one membership kit is needed per household, and no other fees or love offerings are required. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Ms. Marty L. Tydings at

mtydings57@hotmail.com or (580) 402-5477


Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Jazzy, Sassy Vocals of KATHLEEN HOLEMAN performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band. KATHLEEN HOLEMAN has performed with many great artists such as Gary Foster, Louie Bellson, Kim Park and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. She has graced stages around the country at numerous festivals, concert series and private events. She directs the Ray Alburn Big Band and leads smaller combos in local clubs, restaurants and private venues. She’s an experienced judge for Jazz competitions and has been a private music teacher for over 20 years in voice, trombone, and piano. She is currently the Director of Vocal Jazz & Jazz Piano at Missouri Western State University, music advisor for the Music Theater and directs the Missouri Western Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Her enormous talent and infectious personality guarantee an evening of total entertainment.

Tickets at the door only - $7.00 
Children under 16 free

MONEY - Integrating your Spiritual and Material Life, Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Classroom D. Because money has always been a private and often secret aspect of our lives, understanding how money serves our spirituality brings opportunities to claim our full potential.  Clarity around money is an essential factor of our well-being. 

There is great value in knowing we are not alone with money challenges and that there are smart and creative ways to build new pathways towards financial and personal freedom.  
We will talk about Money Biographies, how the brain processes and stores events from the past that relate to money and how developmental realities determine financial patterns and beliefs.   We will learn about the 8 Money Archetypes and take a money type quiz.  You will find out that "where you are" is not the same as "who you are" as you recognize which energies are currently dominant in your relationship to money and how to manage them. 

If you are stuck financially or personally, this workshop can open new doors towards purpose and prosperity. 

Please contact Vivian Faulkner to register.
(913) 205-9517 or vivian@solutionsmoneycoachingcenter.com

Cost: $25


Banneker Buddies Year End Review Meeting, Sunday, June 7, 2015, 11:45am - 12:45pm, Classroom B. This is for the current volunteers to brain storm and trade ideas on how we might improve our mission.  Others interested will be welcomed.   Karen Grover will be present from the KCMOSD for input

For more information, contact Bob Peterson at unityadoptaschool@gmail.com


Rainy Day Books Presents Joe Posnanski, Thursday, June 11, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Joe Posnanski will discuss The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. Joe Posnanski is the Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Paterno.  He is a national columnist for NBC Sports and was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated from 2009 to 2012.  In 2012, he was named National Sportswriter of the Year by the Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.  Before joining SI, he was a columnist for The Kansas City Star for fifteen years, and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He is the Author of four Books and has been anthologized widely.  He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.

For tickets or more information, go to www.rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126


An Evening with Gigi Gossett, Thursday, June 11, 2015, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Gigi Gossett, pen name for Dr. Gladys Hankins, will discuss her lastest book, The Midwife Factor, answer questions and autograph books bought through this event. Following a successful management career with a Fortune 500 company, Dr. Hankins, a Kansas City, Kansas native now resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. She founded Telvic, Inc., a consulting company that specializes in organizational development and briding the cultural and gender divide. She is also an adjunct college professor who is actively engaged in varied writing projects, community and volunteer board service. She holds a PhD. in Organization Behavior and Development and M.B.A. and B.S.B.A. degrees in Industrial Relations.


Generation U, Friday, June 12, 2015, 6:30pm. Are you in your 20's, 30's, 40's and want to join other Unity members and their guests for a monthly meeting celebrating community and growth? Generation U is Unity Temple on the Plaza's very own young professionals group.  Each month a different member will host the event. They will either host a social event, organize an activity, teach the group a new skill...the possibilities are endless!

For information and details about the meeting, please contact Ciara at CBernskoetter@lockton.com


PSI Presents Craig Campobasso, Friday, June 12, 2015, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Stranger at the Pentagon. Emmy nominated and award winning filmmaker Craig Campobasso presents Stranger at the Pentagon about Universal envoy Valiant Thor who met with President Eisenhower in 1957 and was put on VIP status for 3 years. From the popular UFO book, based on a true story by Dr. Frank E. Stranges, who personally met with Val Thor. After the talk, Criag will show the short film then will be available for autographs.

This event is co-sponsored by Un-X News Magazine and Missouri MUFON.

In 1980, California native Craig Campobasso found himself working behind the scenes for four years on Frank Herbert’s Dune. The father and daughter producing team, Dino and Raffaella De Laurentiis, and director David Lynch, were Craig’s mentors into the business of filmmaking. Raffaella later hired him on the popular Christmas movie Prancer, starring Sam Elliott, as a casting director after he apprenticed as a casting associate on Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. Craig has been casting for more than two decades and was nominated for an Emmy for casting David E. Kelly’s Picket Fences. Some of his other casting projects include Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha starring James Franco, Horatio Sanz and Luiz Guzman, Tremors 3 for Universal & Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow & Angelina Jolie for Paramount (additional casting), as well as working behind the scenes on Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall & Conan The Destroyer. He is also an acting coach in the Los Angeles area.

Craig’s other passion is to write and direct stories that provoke the reader to think, to raise their consciousness, to expand their minds about Creation, while still entertaining in the Hollywood tradition.  His first book "The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga: I AM Thyron" with Foreword by Sylvia Browne and was released on 11-11-11. (Distributed by New Leaf.) The second book in the Trilogy "Waking Thyron" was released in Dec 2014. Read more about it at www.AutobiographyOfAnET.com

Craig has completed the feature-length screenplay "Stranger at the Pentagon" from the book by Dr. Frank E. Stranges that was first released in 1967. It remains a UFO classic to date. He also directed, wrote the screenplay and produced the short film from the main storyline of the feature film. It was two years in the making, with over eighty VFX shots. It sold out its screening at the Burbank AMC Theater (275 seats) in record time for its big screen debut at the Burbank International Film Festival. The demand was so high that the festival added another late night screening. It won "Best Sci-Fi Short Film" at the festival in Sept 2014. Craig is set to direct the feature film with a 1950s Technicolor look on Earth and a far-futuristic look on board the Victor Class Saucers, Starship and on other planets where the people live on the interior of their worlds. www.StrangerAtThePentagon.com
Tickets are $20 in advance for PSI associates and MUFON members, $25 for non-members, and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.unxnewsmagazine.com
Note to PSI members: The scheduling of this event came about after Margie Kay was contacted by Val Thor through Gail Larmer. See more about this strange event on Margie’s blog at predictionsmargiekay.blogspot.com in the older posts.


Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:00am - 11:30am. Join us as we help serve meals at St. Paul's Church, located at 1300 North 18th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. It's a great opportunity to serve as well as get to know other practitioners. The serving and cleanup will take until 11:30am. 

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month.


Monthly Reiki Circle, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Between 1:00pm and 4:00pm, Classroom E. Come experience the healing benefits of Reiki. Join Cindy and her fellow practioners and receive a Reiki Session. Reiki is Divine Love and Universal Energy channeled in and through the practitioner for your healing. Reiki brings peace and assists the body in a natural healing on all levels – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Cindy is a traditional Reiki Master and Healer. Love offerings and donations appreciated.

Contact Cindy at 816.308.3970 or via email cindy@hbirdhealing.com.


Rainy Day Books Presents Emily St. John Mandel, Monday, June 15, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Emily St. John Mandel will discuss her Internationally Acclaimed Bestselling Novel, Station Eleven.

Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of three previous novels—Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, and The Lola Quartet—all of which were Indie Next picks. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 and Venice Noir. She lives in New York City with her husband.

For tickets or more information, go to www.rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126


Baby Boomers and Beyond, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Manse. A discussion and support group for persons in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or greater. This is an open group for anyone identifying themselves as a Baby Boomer or older. Join her for this exciting group to enhance the experience of being a ‘mature’ adult. 

Facilitator:  Sandra Lyke.  Ms. Lyke is a Licensed Unity Teacher and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has experience as a psychiatric social worker providing services to older adults.
Join her for this exciting group to enhance the experience of being a ‘mature’ adult. 

Love offering

For additional information contact Sandra Lyke at  816-507-1298


Rainy Day Books Presents Annie Barrows, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Annie Barrows, The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will appear In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Annie's New Novel The Truth According To Us.

Annie Barrows is the Author of the Bestselling children’s series Ivy + Bean, as well as The Magic Half and Magic in the Mix; she is also Co-Author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  Annie lives in Northern California with her husband and her two daughters.

For tickets or more information, go to www.rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126


Fearless Fridays, Friday, June 19, 2015, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Temple SPACE. Open Mic Night for the adventurous soul! Join us monthly on the third Friday, for a safe and welcoming environment for individuals and families to share music, poetry, art, film and more.

MC is Victor James Dougherty.

$10 suggested love offering ( no one turned away for lack of funds)


Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015. We will be celebrating our Father's with our annual slide show at the 10:30am service. Please send pictures of you, your father, or any creature you have fathered to Christine Garvey at christine@unitytemple.com

Deadline to have pictures in is Monday, June 15.


Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:00am - 12:30pm. We are looking for volunteers to help in the food pantry on the 4th Saturday of each month. The only pre-requisites for our volunteers are a heart for helping our Neighbors and a willingness to have fun doing it. The pantry is located at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 North 18th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66102. Go to the back of the church, the pantry is across from the red door downstairs in the basement.

For more information contact Ross Warnell at 816-807-4011 or e-mail him at ross@stpaulskck.org

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Web Site: www.stpaulskck.org