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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Rainy Day Books Presents Matt Kepnes, AKA Nomadic Matt, Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary.  Matt Kepnes, AKA Nomadic Matt, will discuss his globetrotting adventures and How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter.

Matt Kepnes is a native of Boston but calls the world home now.  After a trip to Thailand in 2005 inspired him to travel more, he quit his job and set off around the world.  More than six years later, he is still exploring new lands and helping others do the same.  He runs the award winning budget travel site, Nomadic Matt's Travel Site and has been featured in The New York TimesBBC, Time, CNN, and The Guardian UK.

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

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Rainy Day Books Presents Jan Philip Sendker, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary.  Jan-Philipp Sendker will discuss his New Novel Whispering Shadows.  Jan-Philipp Sendker was born in Hamburg in 1960 and was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999.  In 2000 he published Cracks in the Wall, a Nonfiction Book about China.  The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first Novel, was an International Bestseller.  He lives in Berlin, Germany with his family.

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

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W.E.L.L.-Wednesday Evening Love Lift, May 6, 2015, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Music, Meditation, and a Movie!  “Matt” is a short film about the power of never giving up.  Doctors gave Matt a 5% chance of survival when he was born three months pre-mature, weighing a mere 1.5 pounds.  Now, he’s defying everyone’s expectations with his indomitable spirit!  Time for juicy spiritual conversation will follow this inspiring 13-min. docu-short about overcoming obstacles against all odds. *Community Prayer Requests will precede the movie.*

Wednesday Evening Love Lift with Anne Tabor & David Hart, and Alex Cordero, 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.

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Trumpet Talents of STAN KESSLER performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band. Kansas City Jazz Legend Stan Kessler is not only a gifted performer but also wears the many hats of trumpet/flugelhorn instructor, bandleader, clinician, writer/arranger and educator. He performs, and leads, in numerous ensembles including the long-running Sons of Brasil, The Stan Kessler Quartet, Stan Kessler’s TV, HoraceScope, The Uncertainty Principle, Parallax, Mistra Fina and Passport. In addition to his expertise in Jazz, he’s also mastered R&B, Funk, Brasilian and Afro-Cubano and has more than 20 recordings to his credit. On the national level he’s appeared in concert with Clark Terry, Paquito D’Rivera, Gary Foster, Karrin Allyson, Steve Cardenas, Kevin Mahogany, Bobby Watson, John Clayton, Kim Park and many others. These accomplishments, amongst others, resulted in Stan being voted “Best Trumpet Player and Leader of the Best Jazz Band (The Sons of Brasil) in Kansas City” by The Pitch readers’ poll. He maintains adjunct positions at UMKC and Missouri Western State College in Jazz trumpet, theory and improvisation and music business classes.

Tickets at the door only - $7.00 
Children under 16 free
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Generation U, Friday, May 8, 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

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, May 9, 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.

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Heartmath: Lasting Techniques for Wellness, Balance and Vitality, Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 2015, 10:00am - Noon, Temple SPACE. Join ACE WAGNER in exploring the amazing power the heart generates and how to use it to increase your emotional and physical health and mental clarity. In the HeartMath Resilience Advantage workshops, Ace covers the scientific research behind heart energy and demonstrates portable technology that shows, in real time, the efficacy of Resilience training in bringing heart, mind and body into a harmonic rhythm that puts you in charge of your responses to life. Ace is a certified life coach and certified HeartMath Resilience Advantage trainer. He is also a co-founder of Spark Labs and an occasional guest speaker at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

$125 total for both days.   Materials included.

Questions, or to register for the workshops, contact Kathy Pemberton: go2pem@hotmail.com

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Monthly Reiki Circle, Saturday, May 9 , 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.

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MOTHER'S DAY, Sunday, May 10, 2015. We will be having our annual Mother's Day Slide Presentation at the 10:30am service. Please send pictures of you, your mother, or any creature you have mothered to

Christine Garvey at christine@unitytemple.com.

Photos must be received by Wednesday, May 6th to make it in the show.

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, May 10, 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.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Jen Lancaster, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Jen Lancaster will discuss her new memoir I Regret Nothing. 

Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous books (Twisted Sisters, The Tao of Martha, Here I Go Again, Jeneration X, If You Were Here, My Fair Lazy, Pretty in Plaid, Such a Pretty Fat, Bright Lights, Big Ass, Bitter Is the New Black). She has appeared on "Today," "The Joy Behar Show," and NPR's "All Things Considered." She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their ever-expanding menagerie of ill-behaved pets.

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

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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, May 14, 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.

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Fearless Fridays, Friday, May 15, 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)

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PSI Presents Aria Norman, Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Are you Psychic? (and you don't know it). Aria Norman has been a professional psychic in Chicago since 2006. The Chicago Tribune ask three well known professional Chicago intuitives, including Aria,  the same question, regarding the outcome of Chicago’s bid to host the Summer Olympics. Ari was the only intuitive to correctly name the city and the country who won the bid.

On May 15th she will tell about her flash change from an energy healer to professional psychic. She will discuss her individual method, how she psychically operates her readings like a machine, and what her guides have taught her about the natures of reality and human behavior.
Aria’s presentation will include unusual interactive gallery readings. She will focus on those in the audience and tell them about their individual unique psychic abilities.
The audience is invited to ask questions on any topic, including personal questions. Aria has a large group of guides who focus on semantically accurate answers.

For those who want a private in person reading, appointments with Aria will be available the following day, Saturday the 16th from noon until 5:00 p.m.  A 30 minute reading cost $60 and an hour is $120. Location to be announced. To book your appointment for these in-person readings now, please email Aria at info@ariapsychic.com  Visit her website www.ariapsychic.com
If any appointments for May 16th are still available by May 15th, a contact phone number to schedule an individual reading will be provided at the presentation.

Tickets $20 at the door only with cash or check

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Move-Up Sunday for our Youth Department, Sunday, May 17, 2015.  Students are finishing their school year and are ready to grow into their new grade levels! On May 17, students entering 3rd grade, 6th grade, or 9th grade will move to their new classrooms and onto new adventures. If this includes your student, look for a sign-up sheet in your classroom.

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Baby Boomers and Beyond, Tuesday, May 19, 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

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Rainy Day Books Presents George Hodgman, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. George Hodgman, Author of Bettyville: A Memoir will be In Conversation with Sandra Moran, Kansas City native and novelistThis event is co-sponsored by LIKEME Lighthouse, which was founded by country singer Chely Wright.

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

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Paradiso & Rasamayi, Celestial Resonance: Journey into the Infinite Heart, Friday, May 22, 2015, Main Sanctuary. A sound healing concert featuring the world's largest crystal didjeridoo ruby, diamond, citrine & tanzanite singing bowls, seed mantras, chao gong and more!

Paradiso and Rasamayi are internationally renowned sound healers with back-to-back Best New Age Album of the Year awards, and an additional four critically acclaimed, award nominated and international radio chart-topping albums.
 
For tickets: www.cornerstonefoundation.com or 816.561.4466

$20 in advance/$25 day of

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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, May 23, 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

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

Click Here to follow the St. Paul's Food Pantry

Web Site: www.stpaulskck.org

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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.

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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

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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.

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