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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Optimize Your Well-Being with Energy Medicine, Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Classroom D. In this fun, informative and invigorating 4 week class series, Kim Wedman will guide you through practical, proven techniques that can improve your health, increase your vitality and enrich your life. By accessing the magic and wisdom of your own unique energy system, you can create within your body an energetic environment that supports your overall health, vitality, and healing. Whether you are new to Energy Medicine or are an experienced practitioner or bodyworker, come discover indispensable methods to help yourself and those you love.

$75 for All 4 Class Sessions | $25 per Individual Class Session
REGISTER IN ADVANCE at www.EnergyMedicineUSA.com and receive a FREE COPY of Kim's INSTANT METHOD FOR DEEP RELAXATION.

Each week you will:
• Learn and practice the tools and step-by-step methods you need to unlock your body’s natural healing power.
• Gain extensive hands-on practice with how energy moves through your body.
• Enrich your understanding, integration, and use of 9 different energy systems.
• Super charge your ability to rebalance energies that support health and vitality.
• Boost clarity, calm, and productivity as your energies come into balance.
• Apply what you learn to self-healing and begin to assist others.

Learn more about Kim at her website: www.EnergyMedicineUSA.com

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1468997986570555/

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Deepening Practice: Half-day Silent Retreat, Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:00am - 1:00pm. Whether you are an advanced practitioner, simply wanting to enrich your current understanding or are brand new to meditation, join us Saturday as we explore ways in which we may deepen our practice and bring more peace and happiness to our world.

We've realized that the mantra, "the simpler the better" rings true for Deepening Practice, so every LAST SATURDAY of the month at Unity Temple you will find an opportunity for a 4-hour Silent Retreat. There will be brief introduction and a bell to signal alternating times of walking/sitting, but very little spoken guidance throughout the retreat. Along with that, Victor and other meditation teachers will be on hand, and available for 1-1 consultations during the retreat, if you want to take some time to process your experience, or ask questions about your personal meditation and mindfulness practice. 

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Courageous Conversations, Sunday, May 26, 2019, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Heritage Room. The Courageous Conversations Group's mission is to speak Truth to power through conscious dialogue that will lead to greater diversity and inclusivity within and outside of the church walls. In other words, the aim is to create-from the inside-out--a world that works for everyone. This initiative was started in 2016 by Rev. Sandra Campbell and a small group of thoughtful, committed congregants aiming to create sacred space for people of diverse views to engage in thought-provoking, heart-opening, mind-expanding, and often uncomfortable conversations on topics that are often difficult and controversial. The group believes that only when we are courageous enough to be uncomfortable can we hope to be the change we want to see in the world. If you are one of those thoughtful, committed people, come join the conversation!

Meets Monthly on the 2nd and 4th Sunday

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, May 26, 2019, 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:

This group meets on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month. https://7812.toastmastersclubs.org/ 

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 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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WE-RISE (Renew-Inspire-Support-Evolve) Wednesday Evening Service, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, Charles Fillmore. NEED A MID-WEEK LIFT? Join Sandra Campbell, Warren Teachout and the Temple Chaplains. Music by Alex Cordero and David Adams.

Fellowship and refreshments following the service in the Manse.

Come let your light shine!!

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"LETTING GO OF FEAR Through the Principles of A Course in Miracles"
, Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00am - 5:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. An Awakening & Empowering Workshop with GARY & CINDY RENARD. Gary is the acclaimed author of the spiritual classics "The Disappearance of the Universe" and "The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other." Cindy Renard is an international speaker on A Course in Miracles, and the author of "A Course in Health and Well-Being." 

In their workshop, Gary & Cindy will take you through the process of awakening from the dream of separation using the purely non-dualistic thought system of A Course in Miracles. Principles and practices of undoing the ego through true forgiveness will be discussed. Gain a deeper understanding of how the mind works so you can take control of your thoughts and choose peace and oneness over conflict and separation.  As a participant, you will learn how to heal all your relationships by changing your perception and interpretations, moving you further on the path of awakening to your reality as Spirit! There will be a guided meditation for further deepening of the material as well as original music performed by Cindy.

This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Co-sponsored by the Cornerstone Foundation and Evolving Magazine

Cost: $125

Register online at CornerstoneFoundation.com, by phone (816) 561-4466 or at Unity Temple

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Kevin Griffin, Evening with the Author, Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Temple SPACE and Day Long Meditation Retreat, Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Temple SPACE. An Evening with the Author, Kevin Griffin will speak and have a book signing following the discussion on Friday, May 31st.

Join us Saturday, June 1st for a day-long retreat with this exceptional author and practitioner. Kevin will guide us through meditation practice, Dharma talks, periods of question and response as well as interactive exercises. We are very fortunate to have a teacher of this caliber to assist us in deepening our own understanding and relationship to these ancient teachings. We hope you can attend as we connect in consciousness and learn the true meaning of Living Kindness.

Kevin Griffin is best know as the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps (Rodale Press 2004) He has published four other books: A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery (Hay House 2010), Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook (One Breath Books 2014), Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction (Sounds True 2015), and Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World (One Breath Books 2018). A audio version of One Breath at a Time was released in 2017.

A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. Kevin has trained with the leading Western Vipassana teachers, among them Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Ajahn Amaro. His teacher training was as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, CA.

Kevin teaches internationally in Buddhist centers, treatment centers, professional conferences, and academic settings. He specializes in helping people in recovery connect with meditation and a progressive understanding of the 12 Steps. His events range from evening classes, to daylong workshops, and longer silent retreats.

For further information or other assistance, please contact Victor Dougherty at victordougherty@unitytemple.com or call 816-994-8015.

Limited scholarships are available. Please contact Victor Dougherty for further details.

Pre-Register and SAVE Money: https://unitytempleontheplaza.regfox.com/tbc-kevin-griffin?fbclid=IwAR3Gs0MXIzmAx_HMUT4hM2K0Im0jN6PtX6zyQtrmTYCh9VpH5A9NeJRhQO0

At the door ticket sales will be $15 for Friday evening and $85 for the Saturday Retreat. 

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Your True Nature: A Contemplative Enneagram Retreat at Unity Village, Saturday, June 1, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Craving some time for contemplation in conscious community amidst beautiful fountains, an outdoor labyrinth, and miles of gorgeous nature trails?

Join us for this spiritually renewing meditation retreat with Rev. Nhien, on June 1st, 9am-3pm, including a one-hour lunch break. This retreat is hosted by Unity Temple's sister church, Unity Village Chapel, on the beautiful, historic grounds of Unity Village (where the Unity movement was founded). 

1901 NW Blue Parkway
Unity Village, MO 64065

We'll engage several different contemplative practices. Weather allowing, we'll incorporate a labyrinth walk. NOTE: Unity Village's grounds are open to the public and therefore available post-retreat for your use for individual or group hikes/walks/meditation, so we encourage you to make a plan to stay after the retreat and bask in these beautiful surroundings, if you can!

Facilitated by: Rev. Nhien Vuong, Licensed & Ordained Unity Minister & International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional.

INFO/RSVP (Required): nhien@unitytemple.com with questions.

Retreat Fee: $75 (you can hand a check in person to Rev. Nhien). 
Please make checks payable to Unity Village Chapel.

Scholarships: Please also consider donating an extra $75 toward a retreat scholarship. Contact Rev. Nhien first if you intend to offer a scholarship.  

Link to Facebook event 

Link for Online Registration through Eventbrite

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Serenity Flow, Sunday, June 2, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am, Temple SPACE. Join us for Serenity Flow: a new approach to Sunday morning as we blend yoga, live music, meditation and Satsang (message) for a truly unique spiritual experience.

YOGA: Attuned to the integrative energy of sound, live music by seasoned musicians accompanies this morning yoga practice. Awaken your senses with a smooth, flowing sequence of yoga poses. 
Linking poses with deep breathing is like coming home to your body, welcoming your spirit into its temple, naturally balanced and calm. 

MEDITATION: Learn techniques from many traditions as we explore the vast inner landscapes in a safe, tranquil environment, connecting with each other in consciousness.

SATSANG: Drawing from the rich tradition of teachings from eastern philosophy and western psychology the message each Sunday will be a practical application that can inspire and enrich your daily life.

Childcare available!!

Beginners welcome! Bring your yoga mat! Suggested Love offer $15 Register at door

Come on an empty stomach with stretchy, comfortable clothing.

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CPE (Contemplative Practices and the Enneagram) Practice and Support Group, Mondays, June 3 - June 10, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Heritage Room. This existing group will be open to new participants starting April 8th. This is an advanced practice & support group for individuals who know their Enneagram type and would like to cultivate a discipline of contemplative practice in ENNEAGRAM-literate community. Prior knowledge of Centering Prayer is a plus but NOT mandatory.

Facilitated by longtime CPE participants John & Macha Greenleaf-Maple. We hope you will join these gifted, compassionate leaders into this amazing, transformative circle of courageous spiritual sojourners!

Suggested Love Offering: $5-15/session

Registration by email is REQUIRED as SPACE IS LIMITED: Email johngm4unity@gmail.com to see if this group is a good fit for you!

Info: www.uthrive-in-unity.com

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Outside the Box Career Strategies, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Heritage Room. Attention visionaries, entrepreneurs, college students and career transitioners: it’s time to get on the right career path! Are you looking for a way to turn your passions into a career? Are you an outside the box thinker who doesn't want to follow traditional career paths?

Join veteran author, speaker and teacher Kathryn Andries for a workshop on how to build satisfying careers that align with your passions, strengths
and purpose. We use unconventional methods such as astrology and numerology, and we will dive deep into the workings of the subconscious
mind to align with what we came here to do.

Cost: $45

Pre-Registration required. https://intuitiveschool.com/classes/
Contact: info@intuitiveschool.com for questions.

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Emergency Preparedness Meeting, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Classroom D. Unity Temple is seeking those interested with helping to establish an Emergency Response Team.  All aspects of disaster preparedness will be explored - direct application, communication with other first responders, families, news media, hospitals and EMS transport teams. 

Facilitated by Ron McCorkle.

Questions? Contact ron@unitytemple.com

This group meets monthly on the first Wednesday

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Tropical Tunes by SCOTT PREBYS Steel Drummer & Percussionist Performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band. SCOTT PREBYS is a lifelong musician and a native of South Bend, Indiana. He performs on over 150 percussion instruments and has enjoyed a long career in higher education, music performance, and is a nationally recognized clinician in the fields of Jazz and percussion education. Scott has performed at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) and has numerous recording credits. In his almost 40-year career, he’s worked with over 200 Jazz and percussion artists.

Tickets at the door only-$8.00

Children under 16-Free

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Rainy Day Books Presents Tan France, Friday, June 7, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Tan France, Star of Netflix's Queer Eye, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about his New Hardcover Memoir Naturally Tan.

From one of the Stars of Netflix's overnight sensation"Queer Eye", Tan France's Memoir Naturally Tan has his signature wit, style, and tells the origin story of the first openly gay, Muslim man on Television.

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

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PSI Presents Nikki Williams, Friday, June 7, 2019, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. “Psychic Impressions: The Roving Psychic Answers Your Questions”. Nikki Williams is returning to PSI by popular demand. Come prepared for fun, laughter and possibly a song or two and to have your questions answered. Nikki will be led by her guides to select members from the audience as she does a roving gallery type of questions and answers.

Nikki Williams is an award-winning clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient, medical intuitive and a Usui Reiki Master who has been reading tarot for 28 years. Nikki uses a combination of tarot and all her psychic gifts to help find insight and clarity for others.

Nikki is a frequent reader at the Psychic Fairs that are in the Kansas City area. If you are one of the individuals that were unable to get a reading you may be selected at the gallery readings. Come and enjoy an evening of messages, inspiration and laughter.

All Seats $15.00 at the door (cash/check only)

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Engaging Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group, Saturday, Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Classroom C.  This is a unique meditation group, in that we also practice dialogue during our time together.  We may practice insight dialogue, or an aspect of wise speech or nonviolent communication that relates to the dharma topic we are studying. Our time consists of meditation, dialogue, dharma insights, group time and heart practice.

No prior experience necessary.  Join us.

A $25 love offering is suggested.

If you have any questions feel free to call Lori @ 816-516-2200. Lori is a meditation student, Unity Minister, Nonviolent Communication Trainer, and supports others on their journeys. This group meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday.

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Reiki Healing Circle, Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Classroom E. Experience the healing benefits of Reiki, an ancient hands-on method of healing, stress reduction, and relaxation. Reiki creates a harmonic flow of energy within the practitioner and the receiver which helps to balance and activate your natural healing response enabling you to function in a more holistic manner…mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is non-invasive and complementary to Western medicine.

Offered by Larry Parks and Gayla Moon Hattaway, traditional Reiki Practitioners.

Love offerings appreciated. This group meets Monthly on 2nd Saturday.

For more information, contact Larry at (816) 522-8663 or unipax9@mac.com

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Youth and Family - Monthly Potluck Lunch, Sunday, June 9, 2019, 11:30am, Unity Hall. It's our monthly Family Potluck! Join us downstairs in "Unity Hall West" for our monthly potluck! Mark your calendar to stay after service, visit, and share a meal with other Unity Temple families!

What to bring:

Last Name: A - M: Side dish, veggies, fruit

Last Name: N - Z: Main dish, protein

Hope to see you there!

Youth Department will provide drinks and paper products.

Questions-contact Vilma De Leon at vilma@unitytemple.com

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The Kansas City Star's Editorial Board Presents a Mayoral Forum, Sunday, June 9, 2019, 2:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas, 2019 Candidates for Kansas City, MO. Mayor will be at Unity Temple to discuss their philosophies and visions for Kansas City's future to help you cast an informed vote.

This Forum is free and open to the public and press. It will also live stream on their facebook page at Facebook.com/KansasCityStar

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Writing Workshop, Monday, June 10, 2019, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Classroom B. Sometimes dreams do come true.  Pat Berge’s dream is to bring storytelling and writing alive to small, intimate circles.  Pat, while studying for her MFA under Professor John Schultz at Columbia College, Chicago, found John had a dream, too. 

It came alive in workshops of up to10 students at a time, sitting in a circle.  Students were coached to see a moment happening in a place in their minds, and then tell that story to the group. Once stories flow around and across the circle, they can easily be captured on the page or the screen. This became the Story Workshop Method.

Pat Berge now offers that possibility to you. Storytellers and writers can tell their way into journals, letters, poems, or just a note to a good friend.

Love Offering

This class meets monthly on the 2nd and 4th Monday.

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Out of the Blue, Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Unity Hall. Join us for our first alcohol-free dance party! Enjoy music, dancing, games, and more.

Featuring KC local DJ, SumLuv

Free admittance, pizza and soft drinks available for purchase.

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Temple Blood Drive, Sunday, June 16, 2019, 8:30am - 1:00pm, Temple SPACE. In conjunction with the Community Blood Center, we will be holding our Temple Blood Drive on Sunday, June 16th. Almost 600 voluntary blood donations are required every day to meet the need for blood in our region, and we appreciate your life-saving efforts. 

To donate blood you must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 lbs and be in good health. Donors age 16-18 are also subject to additional height/weight restrictions. 

For questions regarding medical eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-800-688-0900. 

Sign-Up today at http://www.savealifenow.org/

Questions? Contact Pat Parton at  pparton7377@gmail.com  phone (816)718-7401  

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 11:30am. Would you like to be a ROMEO?  Join us (Retired Old Men Eating Out). We meet the third Wednesday of the month for lunch and sometimes followed by an activity such as a tour Boulevard Brewery or Roasterie Coffee, etc.  Very informal group; no dues, no commitments. Please let me know if you would like to join us.

Bob Kralicek  bobkralicek@gmail.com cell phone: 816-589-3720 

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Let's Talk: International Day of Drumming & Healing, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30pm, Main Sanctuary. 400 years of African American History.The performance will utilize the music and dances from areas of West Africa, such as Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Ghana and Guinea since many enslaved Africans that were brought to the Americas were from this region. It will reveal how the music and dances of African American ancestors unified the village, communicated, commemorated, documented events, engaged communities in royal ceremonies and rituals from birth to death.

African drumming viewed as both art and science dates back 7,000 years in recorded history and is still alive in Africa to this very day.

$10 Donation at the door, 18 and under Admitted Free (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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A Prayer for Compassion Film Screening, Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Join us for a film screening of A Prayer for Compassion, a film by Thomas Wade Jackson. There will also be a discussion with Producer and Best Selling Author, Victoria Moran followed by a book signing.

A Prayer for Compassion is a feature length documentary that strives to inspire and encourage those already on a religious or spiritual path, to expand their circle of compassion to embrace all life, regardless of species, and make choices in alignment with this value. The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest across America, that ultimately takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings? and Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?”

Drawing on traditions including Christianity — evangelical, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Friends (Quakers), Seventh Day Adventism, Unity, and more; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; the Native American tradition; Unitarian Universalism; Zoroastrianism; and the “spiritual but not religious” point of view — A Prayer for Compassion calls on people of faith and spiritual seekers of every stripe to come together to bring about a world in which “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them…They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:6 and 11:9)

Free Admission, donations welcome!

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The 20th Annual Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Friday, June 21 - Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The 20th Annual Kansas City LGBT Film Festival will open on Friday, June 21st at Unity Temple on the Plaza with the Midwest premiere of GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH co-presented by the Heartland Men's Chorus who will be performing live as part of the evening's festivities. This special event kicks off a lively, five-day showcase at Unity Temple which will feature over fifty LGBTQ film premieres from filmmakers across the globe as well as right here here in Missouri and Kansas. Plus, there will be a special screening event to honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.  

For film previews, showtimes and more information visit www.OutHereNow.com

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