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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, September 14, 2014, 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:

  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Become a better speaker
  • Become a better leader
  • Communicate more effectively

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

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

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5 Steps to Overcoming Emotional Eating, Mondays, September 15, 22 and 29, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Classroom D. In this class series, you will learn and practice the 5 steps to overcome emotional eating in a supportive and loving community of people who can understand your struggles.

Will we explore:

  • What is needed to overcome emotional eating once and for all so you can enjoy vibrant health and peace of mind

  • The causes of cravings (physical, emotional, and spiritual) and how to effectively handle them

  • Practices that allow you to feel satisfied with eating

  • How to move past feeling guilt or shame around eating and/or your body

  • The reasons we sometimes unconsciously sabotage ourselves (and how to get out of this frustrating cycle)

This class is not meant to be only an intellectual exploration of our relationship with food. It is an opportunity for you to take bold action towards incredible health, enjoying food more than ever.

Class 1: Experience Freedom and Satisfaction With Eating So That You Can Enjoy Treats Without Overdoing It

Class 2: Learn What to Eat To Prevent Cravings, What Foods Throw You Out Of Balance, And How To Change Your Eating Habits Without Dieting, Guilt, And Shame

Class 3: Understand The Underlying Reasons For Emotional Eating So That You Can Be In Control With Food And Reach Your Health Goals

Shannon Hodge teaches women (and a few lovely fellas) how to lose weight without dieting or giving up their favorite foods, and how to overcome emotional eating. She is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and holds a B.A. In Psychology from the Evergreen State College. Learn more at www.ShannonHodge.com.

To Sign Up or Ask Questions, Contact Shannon at Shannon@ShannonHodge.com or call (360) 350-7801.

Fee: $15 for an individual class or $40 for the whole series (3 classes)

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Baby Boomers and Beyond, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 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.  

Class will meet on the 3rd Tuesday from 6:30pm - 8:00pm monthly through December 16.

Also meets on the 3rd Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:00pm monthly through December 18.

Facilitator:  Sandra Lyke.  Ms. Lyke is a Licensed Unity Teacher and Licensed Clinical social worker.  She has experience as a psychiatric social worker and teacher providing services to older adults.  

Love offering

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

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W.E.L.L.-Wednesday Evening Love Lift, September 17, 2014, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear.  Are you looking through the “rear view” mirror of life, the “side view,” or are you looking straight ahead?  Are the safety warnings helping you or holding you back? And can you trust the image you see? Join Anne Tabor & David Hart, and Alex Cordero as we take a look at how this great mirror metaphor can easily help awaken your heart and mind.  You might be closer than you think to realizing your deepest desires!

W.E.L.L. - Wednesday Evening Love Lift begins at6:30pm 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.

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Ultimate Prosperity (UP) Class, Saturdays, September 20 - November 22, 2014, 10:00am - Noon. We are offering a prosperity class that starts Saturday, September 20. Janet Nima Taylor, Sandra Campbell and Ray Roberts will be back as teachers, facilitators, coaches and spiritual cheerleaders! This class has been created and designed by Janet, Sandra and Ray!

Cost is $30 for ten weeks.  The last day to join the class is September 27, so register now!

To register, please contact Kathy Sweany at kathy@unitytemple.com.

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Adopt-A-School Informational Meeting, Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:45am - 12:45pm, Classroom D. Would you like to make difference in a child's life by volunteering just one hour a week? We are beginning a new school year with our adopted school, Banneker Elementary in the KCMO school district. There are many volunteer opportunities, like reading with a child for one hour a week, or helping in a classroom, helping furnish the reading room and simply donating money to support our "Banneker Buddies" Program. We will have Karen Grover from the school to answer any questions you might have. No commitment required, just come and learn more.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bob Peterson at unityadoptaschool@gmail.com.

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 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.

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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, September 25, 2014, 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.

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Journey Into the Wild Mind, Thursdays, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6 and November 20, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Classroom D. Join George Wine Chase, a soul journey psychotherapist. The poet Mary Oliver invites everyone to fully engage our "one wild and precious life." You are invited on a journey to discover and use the map of your wild mind. Our "field guide" will be the book Wild Mind by Bill Plotkin. This is not a therapy group or an enlightenment group, though there is no guarantee those won’t happen. Nor is it an invitation to get lost in the distant past of our lives. While the map and exercises in Wild Mind do not
ignore our wounds, the emphasis is on developing each of our innate strengths. The class will include some teaching; however, the focus will be on imaginal and experiential exercises. Between classes people are invited to expand, explore and deepen these experiences. If this sounds Greek but interesting, you are invited to come to the first session and sample the menu to see if you want to sign up for the full meal deal.
First session: Thursday, September 11, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Unity Temple on the Plaza, Classroom D.
Following times will be every other Thursday for five sessions (Sept 25, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 6 & 20).

Suggested love offering: $10/session. For questions and additional info contact: gwinechase@gmail.com

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Rainy Day Books Presents Nancy Horan, Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The New York Times bestselling author Nancy Horan will appear for her New Novel, Under The Wide And Starry Sky.

For tickets or more information, contact Rainy Day Books at rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126

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PSI Presents Echo Bodine, Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. PSI is very excited to present special guest, Echo Bodine, for our September program. Echo is an internationally recognized psychic medium, spiritual healer, ghostbuster, teacher and author.  She first discovered she was born with psychic abilities and the gift of healing at the age of 17. In 1981, Echo began teaching classes on psychic development and spiritual healing. She has appeared on numerous national television shows including NBC’s Today Show & The Other Side, Sightings, Beyond with James Van Praagh, Un-explained Mysteries, and many others. Paranormal Borderline did a feature story on her family, calling them the “world’s most psychic family”.  She also has served as a consultant in the film industry to companies such as Paramount Pictures.
Echo’s personal experience of observing the souls of people nearing death and communicating with souls who have died, gives her the ability to shine the light on the afterlife and demystify the hereafter experience. Echo will discuss topics such as: being with dying loved ones (including what not to do), tips for cultivating clear communication with the other side, exit points, what happens in the afterlife, the nature of heaven, suicide, what is the soul doing while the body is shutting down, is a deceased loved one trying to contact you and so much more.
From 2003 to the present Echo has been the director of The Center for Spiritual Development in Minneapolis where she teaches numerous classes on spiritual development, as well as lecturing around the country. Echo is a polished speaker and this program promises to be a highlight of our fall season.

Books will be for sale and Echo will sign her latest book, What Happens When We Die. www.echobodine.comPLEASE NOTE: PSI members and Patrons $15.00, Public $20.00.  The admittance is higher to pay for the extra expenses of bringing Echo to Kansas City.  Thank you for your support!

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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, September 27, 2014, 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

Follow St. Paul's on face book at http://www.facebook.com/StPaulsKCK

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Web Site: www.stpaulskck.org

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Mindfully Managing ADHD & ADD, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Classroom D. Join us for this Special Workshop with Dr. Wes Crenshaw, meditation led by Janet Nima Taylor and Matt Foster.   

Dr. Wes is a nationally-recognized psychologist, writer and expert in working with a variety of parenting issues including attention deficit disorders. This  workshop is designed for parents of ADD/ADHD children and teenagers/adults age 15 and up, including anyone struggling with attention issue who have not yet been diagnosed.

The workshop will include practical tools to “diagnose” and motivate people who have difficulty staying on task or suffer with anxiety.  Dr. Wes will also discuss how to maneuver through the complicated process of medications and treatments, including how to incorporate meditation and mindfulness. He has written three books on these topics. 

Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, email janet@unitytemple.com

Cost of the workshop is $20 and includes one of Dr. Wes’ books on this topic.

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. JOE CARTWRIGHT, PIANIST EXTRAORDINAIRE with TIM WHITMER & THE CONSORT BAND.

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

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Rainy Day Books Presents Dr. William Davis, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Dr. William Davis, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Wheat Belly, will appear In Conversation about his new book Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health And Weight-Loss Life Plan. This event is co-sponsored byRainy Day Books and the Saint Luke’s Charles and Barbara Duboc Cardio Health and Wellness Center.

For tickets or more information, contact Rainy Day Books at rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126

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Generation U, Thursday, October 9, 2014, 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.  We meet the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 at rotating locations.  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 contact Ellis Greenspon, ellis.greenspon@gmail.com or 816.442.2198

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Rainy Day Books Presents Jane Smiley, Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The New York Times bestselling author Jane Smiley will appear for her New Novel,  Some Luck.

For tickets or more information, contact Rainy Day Books at rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, October 11, 2014, 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. If you'd like to carpool, meet Liz Foley in the Unity Temple lobby at 8:30am. The serving and cleanup will take until 11:30am. For more information, contact Liz at stpauls@templebuddhistcenter.org

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month.

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Monthly Reiki Circle, Saturday, October 11, 2014, 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.

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The Yarn of Spirit, Monday, October 13, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Manse.  Does your handicraft involve yarn or fiber?  Whether you like to knit, crochet, spin, embroider, tat, cross-stitch, or create in some other fiber medium, please join us for a fun night of crafting and spirituality!

While we enjoy our handiwork, our inspired discussions will include:

* Allowing Sunday lessons to reach into daily life.
* Exploring Unity’s Principles and their meaning in today’s world.
* Discovering spirituality in the practice of our craft work.
* Touching lives in our community and beyond with our hobbies and passion.

All skill levels are welcome; all you need are your crafting materials and enthusiasm!

Facilitated by Warren Teachout.For more information, contact warren.teachout@gmail.com, or 816.695.0019.

Suggested Love Offering of $10 greatly appreciated.

This class meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

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