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Rainy Day Books Presents Antoine Laurain, Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Antoine Laurain, Bestselling Author of The President's Hat and The Red Notebook, will travel from his home in Paris, France to be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings about his new Soft cover Novel French Rhapsody.

Antoine Laurain is a Parisian Screenwriter, Antiques Collector and the Author of 6 Novels, 3 of which are available in English.  The President's Hat was a 2013 ABA Indies Introduce Choice.

For tickets or more information, contact Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 or rainydaybooks.com


Divided We Fall Movie and Discussion, Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Temple SPACE. Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college student when she set out across America in the aftermath of 9/11, camera in hand, to document hate violence against her community. From the still-shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American west, her epic journey confronts the forces unleashed in a time of national crisis–racism and religion, fear and forgiveness–until she finds the heart of America: halfway around the world.

Winner of more than a dozen international awards, Divided We Fall “is an illuminating meditation upon what it has meant to be ‘one of us’ since September 11 (Harold Hongju Koh, Dean of Yale Law School). On tour, the film is opening spaces for deep dialogue in 120 cities at more than 200 universities, festivals, religious centers, corporations, and schools around the world. It is celebrated as “a starting point for the new dialogue on race and religion that is essential to America’s future” (Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and director of The Pluralism Project).

Love Offerings Appreciated - No One Turned Away


Unity Temple and Temple Buddhist Center Annual Blood Drive, Sunday, October 30, 8:30am - 12:30pm, Temple SPACE. In conjunction with the Community Blood Center, we will be holding our Blood Drive again this year. Please consider signing up to give blood and make a difference in someone's life!

Community Blood Center needs 500 donors each day to meet area hospitals' needs. By just making one donation, you can help as many as two patients. Your blood can be divided into blood components - plasma and red cells. The Community Blood Center relies solely on volunteer blood donors to meet the community’s blood needs.

Sign up at savealifenow.org and use Sponsor Code: unitytemple

For more information, contact Christine Garvey at 816.561.4466 ext 109 or christine@unitytemple.com or Pat Parton at 816.753.2137 or pparton7377@gmail.com


Halloween Festivities, Sunday, October 30, 2016, 11:30am. Youth Ed is celebrating Halloween this Sunday, October 30th! Wear your costumes to class (adults - you, too!), and stay afterward for our party in Temple SPACE at 11:30 am. Spend some time at one of our craft tables to make a spooky, take-home creation, and don't forget to grab a bag of candy, too!

For more information, Matt Foster matthew@unitytemple.com


Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, October 30, 2016, 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.


The Gifts of Imperfection, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Heritage Room. The Gifts of ImperfectionLet Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, 5-Week Study & Discussion Group. Courage, compassion and connection--these are The Gifts of Imperfection according to author Brene Brown. Join us as we dig deep into the guideposts to wholehearted living presented in the book. 

Classes may be taken on stand-alone basis. Suggested Love Offering: $20/session (no one turned away for lack of funds). 

Co-facilitated by Reverend NhienReverend Jen, and Britt Frank. RSVP on Facebook here or by emailing Rev Nhien: nhien@unitytemple.com

Class breakdown:

Oct 4th - Cultivating Authenticity & Self-Compassion
Oct 11th - Cultivating Resilient Spirit & Gratitude and Joy
Oct 18th - Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith & Creativity
Oct 25th - Cultivating Play and Rest & Calm and Stillness
Nov 1st - Cultivating Meaningful Work & Laughter, Song, and Dance


Wednesday Evening Service, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. NEED A MID-WEEK LIFT? Join Sandra Campbell, Warren Teachout and the Temple Chaplains. Music by Alex Cordero, David Adams and Stephanie Bland.

Fellowship and refreshments following the service in the Manse.

Come let your light shine!!


The Artist's Way Creativity Group, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Classroom D. Join Artist Rev. Jeniffer Hutchins for a monthly group inspired by Julia Cameron's bestselling book, The Artist's Way. Discover and recover your creative self in a safe and nurturing environment. Connect with peers as we engage in creative exercises to help you recover a sense of power, possibility and compassion on your creative journey. 

Classes may be taken as a year-long series or on a drop-in, stand-alone basis.

Suggested Love Offering: $20/session (no one turned away for lack of funds).

Email Jen for more info:jeniffer@jenifferhutchins.com.  RSVP on Facebook here


Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. TIM WHITMER’S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH featuring TIM WHITMERKATHLEEN HOLEMAN, The Consort Band and other Special Guests.

TIM WHITMER has been the gracious host and resident pianist since the inception of the Spirituality & All That Jazz program in 1994.  This evening will be a celebration of not only the talents of Tim Whitmer but also the two decades of great music he’s presented through the monthly S&ATJ programs. Joining him in the celebration will be vocalist and trombonist, KATHLEEN HOLEMAN holding court with the founding members of The Consort Band, JURGEN WELGE, JAMES ALBRIGHT & JIM MAIR and other party guests.

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


Guided Meditation & Sound Bath Healing Sessions, Thursdays, November 3 - December 8, 2016, 7:00pm -8:30pm, Heritage Room. Everyone is invited as Susan Walter-Prout leads a 5 week series of Guided Meditation and Sound Bath Healing Sessions with the Solfeggio Frequencies & the Mandalas she has created to realign us with our original blue print. Participants may rest lying down or may sit as the healing vibration of the Solfeggio Crystal Singing Bowls penetrates deeply into their bodies, with overall effects unique to each individual.

Meditation in combination with the Solfeggio Frequencies & Mandalas is a self care tool that is enormously helpful as a way of calming the mind and finding your own inner peace. The tones of the crystal bowls have a way of removing barriers and opening the heart and gently assist in returning the energy centers and body to their natural harmonious state and original blue print.

Through the grace of the rediscovery of these Solfeggio frequencies, these expressions of higher communication are available to us once again, through music, sound, color and geometry. We have been given these frequencies to actively use them as tools for our transform and growth, assisting us in reaching new levels of consciousness.

Bring a blanket and pillow, so you can be as comfortable as possible if you wish to lie down.

Energy Exchange:$15

1) Doors will be locked once meditation has begun to respect the energy of the space created, no exceptions.
2) If the person next to you is snoring please touch them on the hand or shoulder to bring them back into the present. 
3) If you do bring children they must be able to set quietly for 45 minutes.

Susan Walter-Prout began her life-long path of spiritual awakening with near death experiences at the ages of 4 and 6. It was these experiences where she was introduced to her own angels and was given the unique gift of visualizing her angels. In 1997 Susan’s gift was expanded to see the angels of everyone. Susan uses this unique gift to help others connect to their personal angels with guardian angel portraits and messages from their angels. The portraits are unique and beautifully inspired frameable art.

Susan has continued to open and expand her gifts. Susan is a Usui, Karuna, Reiki Seichim Master, Advanced EMF Practitioner, Quantum Touch Practitioner Susan has also added Tuning Forks to create what she calls Angelic Sound/Frequency Therapy as a unique and masterful way to integrate sound and energy to simultaneously serve multiple levels of dis-ease in physical, mental/emotional and spiritual level.

Most recently, Susan has been creating channeled mandalas based on the Solfeggio Frequencies creating both full-color Meditation Decks and Mandala Activation Guides. The intention of these tools are endless and one can find infinite space while using these tools.

Susan has also began combining her healing art with Crystal Singing Bowl Meditations in 2013 to create a masterful healing space. Susan's art in combination with the singing bowls are incorporated to create a healing meditation that allows one to simply relax and enjoy while receiving an energetic sound/frequency healing.

Energy Healing: Thirteen years of experience with Reiki and integrative health care, working as a consultant using Integrated Energy Therapies, has led me to the two year process of recreating the Rings and Rods of Justice to assist others with the process of DNA Activation and Spiritual Awakening.

Following Divine Guidance: The process of my life as an artist, mother and spiritual Be-ing continually unfolds by remaining open to Divine and Angelic guidance. I look forward to helping you to also discover and live your life purpose.


PSI Presents Lisa K. Cooper, Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. “Love Never Dies” program is based on Lisa Cooper’s newly released book, “You Are My Voice, How Love’s Voice Never Dies”, an inspirational memoir about the spiritual awakenings about life beyond the physical world that Lisa experienced after her mother’s death. Lisa’s objective is to help people discover that love never dies. With heartfelt clarity, Lisa will share her personal stories of dreams, signs and discoveries demonstrating that death is not the end of life. Participants will understand how our deceased loved ones continue to love us, share our experiences and provide help along our life’s journey.

Lisa’s begins with an introduction on how her writing journey was born after a long career in marketing.  Lisa shall share specific examples of the signs and discoveries she's received from her mother, along with tips and techniques for opening hearts to the language of Spirit.  Attendees will learn how to recognize signs from their loved ones and realize that our loved ones all have the ability to arrange synchronicity that tells us how love never forgets and love never dies.

Lisa K. Cooper is an author, inspirational speaker and grief advocate. Her memoir, You Are My Voice, How Love’s Voice Never Dies was inspired by her own spiritual awakenings about life beyond the physical world that she experienced after her mother’s death. Cooper’s philanthropic spark, along with her professional background in advertising and marketing, motivated her to help others ease the pain of loss and find a place for their grieving hearts to heal. She lives with her husband and daughter in Leawood, Kansas. Visit her at www.youaremyvoice.com

Tickets $10 at the door only.


Cornerstones of Care Christmas Tree, November 6 - December 4, 2016. Each year Unity Youth Ed provides holiday gifts to 50 local foster children via our Cornerstones of Care Christmas tree.  This year's tree will be on display beginning Sunday, November 6th, in front of the Youth Ed office (across from Meyer Hall). The tree is decorated with ornament tags, each one featuring the Christmas gift wishes of a child. Choose an ornament from the tree, purchase the gifts, and return the gifts and the tag to the Youth Ed office on or before Sunday, December 4th. Your generosity means a lot to these children and brings them great joy!


AAF-KC SPARK KC, Monday, November 7, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. This isn't rocket surgery. This is advertising. Yeah, college kids, that’s right. We said it. Advertising’s not that serious. So if you want to find out what it’s all about, you won’t want to miss SPARK KC.

SPARK KC is an Advertising Career Conference. Here’s what’s gonna go down:

So join us on November 7 from 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. to learn how this isn’t rocket surgery. This is advertising.


$25 early registration/$35 day of event

Purchase tickets at https://www.aafkc.com/sparkkc


Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, November 10, 2016, 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 After we finish working, we sometimes go to lunch together as a "self-treat" at a restaurant of our choice.

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


Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, November 12, 2016, 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.


Reiki Healing Circle, Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Classroom E. Experience a Reiki healing session to help relieve stress, pain and promote wellness. Reiki stimulates the flow of energy in the body which helps to balance and activate the natural healing response to enable you to function in a more holistic manner…mind, body and spirit. 

Love offerings and donations appreciated.

Kathy Aubry has been a traditional Reiki Master for over 20 years. 

For more information contact Kathy at 913-215-8863 or kaubry@rocketmail.com


Truman Library-The Bennett Forum, Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Main Sancutary. BENNETT FORUM ON THE PRESIDENCY THE DEATH OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY...? RIGGED! THE INFLUENCE OF DARK MONEY ON AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY.

The surprisingly unpredictable 2016 race for The White House is still too close to call, but one thing is certain: big money’s influence on our nation’s political campaigns. Join TIME Editor-at-Large David Von Drehle for a revealing conversation with Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, and CNN Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley.

$10 General Admission tickets are on sale now.

Complimentary tickets are a benefit of membership.

Learn more and reserve tickets for this signature event.


Rainy Day Books Presents Maria Semple, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Maria SempleNew York TimesBestselling Author of Where’d You Go Bernadette, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings about Maria's New Hardcover Novel Today Will Be Different.

Maria Semple's first Novel, This One Is Mine, was set in Los Angeles, where she also wrote for Television Shows such as Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen.  She escaped from Los Angeles and now lives with her family in Seattle. Her second Novel Where’d You Go Bernadettewas a New York Times Best Book of The Year and an International Bestseller.

For tickets or more information, contact Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 or rainydaybooks.com


WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 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! They meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday.

Love Offering

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


U-Thrive Monthly Interplay Group, Fourth Wednesdays, November 23, 2016, 7:15pm - 9:00pm, Temple SPACE. Creative movement; stillness ~ reflection; storytelling.

Join us in this improvisational practice that integrates mind, body and spirit! 

Participate in a global social movement dedicated to ease, connection, human sustainability and play. 

Suggested love offering: $10-20/class (no one turned away for lack of funds). For more info, contact Devi at d.light18@gmail.com.



Kirtan Elevation Through Sound, Friday, November 25, 2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Classroom C. Spend your Friday after Thanksgiving with Sankarshan Das Adhikari, world-traveling master in the science of mantra meditation. Be uplifted by soulful mantras and authentic Vedic wisdom.

Refreshments and book signing too!

Recommended donation: $10, $5 students/seniors


Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, November 26, 2016, 9:00am - 12:30pm. Volunteers needed 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