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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Youth Department Family Potluck, January 20, 2019, 11:30am, Meyer Hall West. Youth Department Lunch right after service on 1/20! 
BRING A DISH TO SHARE! It's our Second-Sunday Family Potluck!

We'll be gathering downstairs in "Meyer Hall West" for our third of many monthly "2nd Sunday Family Potlucks!" Mark your calendar for every "2nd Sunday" to stay after service, visit, and share a meal with other Unity Temple families! 

What to bring
Last name A-M: a side dish, veggies, fruit 
Last name N-Z: Main dish, protein

Youth and Family Department will provide drinks and paper products!

Donations gratefully accepted! Share this FB event, and invite your friends!  https://www.facebook.com/events/747496208945311/  

Hope to see you there! 

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Courageous Conversations, Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Manse Living 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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U-Thrive: Vision Board Workshop, Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, Temple SPACE. It's that time of year again! Ready to vision for the upcoming year? Whether you create Vision Boards every year or whether this is your first time, Join us for our 2019 Vision Board Workshop, and let skilled Vision Board leader Jessica Halperin host and guide this exciting, creative, and intuitive process!

Session will open with a guided meditation. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own magazines if you have special images in mind that you'd like to include! Drop ins welcome, but RSVP highly suggested to ensure that we have sufficient supplies. RSVP to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/538997103286308/

Suggested Love Offering: $20 per person

100% of proceeds to go supporting the vision and mission of U-Nite, Unity Temple's 12:15 Sunday Interspiritual Service. (Thank you, Jessica, for this gift of your time and talent!)

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Manse. Join WOW-Women of Worth for their annual potluck gathering as they celebrate their 10th year of women coming together to share on the path of life. Bring a goodie to share with the group and feel free to bring a friend. The more the merrier!

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

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A Beginners Guide to Numerology, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Classroom D. In the class you’ll learn . . .

$20 per class

Taught by Christy Jennings, MA in Counseling & Guidance, Reiki, and Life Coach

For more information contact:
 
Cljennings@live.com, 913-530-2053
Available for Private Coaching

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WE-RISE (Renew-Inspire-Support-Evolve) Wednesday Evening Service, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Charles Fillmore. 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!!

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U-Thrive: Enneagram Essentials: Back to the Basics with Reverend Dr. George Gordon, Wednesdays, January 23 - February 13, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Temple SPACE. Learn (or review) the basics of the sacred system of psychology known as the "Enneagram." This class will employ lecture, discussion, as well as Enneagram panels!

Week TWO of this 5-week class series will be held Wednesday, January 23rd, and drop-ins are welcome, even if you can't make it to all 5 weeks. Week two's focus will be on Enneagram types 5,6, and 7.

Don't miss this opportunity to study under Rev. Dr. George Gordon, a certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition (Helen Palmer and David Daniels-founders) and a professional member of the International Enneagram Association. He has been teaching the Enneagram since 2001 in a variety of settings (seminaries, churches, workshops for social workers-marriage and family therapists-clergy-seminarians-lay people plus one business). He is also a member of the local Mystic Misfits and has been a centering prayer practitioner since 2006.

Facilitator Bio: George is a certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition (Helen Palmer and David Daniels-founders) and a professional member of the International Enneagram Association.

Suggested love offering: $20/session (No one turned away for lack of funds)

https://www.facebook.com/events/2380395995527060/

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Introduction to Unified Mindfulness, Wednesdays, January 23 - February 13, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Angel Loft. Unified Mindfulness is a comprehensive system that unites core practices of the world's contemplative traditions with the science-based methodology of the West.  Learn how to build or enhance your meditation practice and apply a range of simple yet powerful meditation techniques to daily life through this 8-week curriculum.* Suitable for all experience levels including beginners.

*course closes to new participants after second session Jan. 30th.

Love Offering

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Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support Group, Thursday, January 24th, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Heritage Room. Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support Parenting can be one of the most challenging roles of our lives, yet few of us walk into it having the inner resources and skill sets it demands. Mindfulness practices can be a powerful source of refuge while managing the challenges of modern-day parenting. Being a mindful parent means living with greater awareness of our moment-to-moment experience while cultivating a nonjudgmental acceptance of ourselves and our children. The intention and invitation of the Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support group is to offer a space for parents, grandparents, child care providers and educators to explore a fuller knowing of themselves and their deepest needs while honoring the sovereignty of the children they care about.

This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month.

Monthly session content will include formal meditation practice, presentations of themes within mindful parenting and community discussion.

Suggested Love Offering: $15 per class.

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Whether new to mindful parenting and mindfulness-based practices or a seasoned practitioner, this monthly offering will provide participants a means to cultivate their personal practice and find support among others who seek to be fully present for the journey of caring for themselves while also caring for children. This group is facilitated by Amy Zoe Schonhoff, a mother, qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and a mindfulness practitioner for over twenty years.

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, January 27, 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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U-Thrive: Contemplative Practices and the Enneagram, Mondays, January 28 - April 1, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Heritage Room. 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.

This group is facilitated by longtime CPE participants John Greenleaf-Maple & 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!

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Discover Your Life Purpose, Saturday, February 2, 2019, 9:30am - 5:00pm, Classroom D. Iris Analysis + Astrology + Birth Order + Numerology + Palmistry + Past Lives = YOU! Are you contemplating a career or relationship change?  Do you desire to live up to your potential?  Do you want clarity about your life purpose? Spend an enlightening time with Kathryn Andries, author of Soul Choices: Six Paths to Find Your Life Purpose, as she takes you on an incredible journey of personal discovery. 

Find out the best directions to go in your work and personal life based on the information you’ll gain from the 6 most powerful energetic influences in your life: Astrology, Numerology, Birth Order, Palmistry, Iris Analysis, and Past Lives.  As Kathryn teaches you to weave together the information from each of these methods, the tapestry of your life begins to unfold and the possibility of making new choices emerges.  Take the journey of your life and gain true insight into your life's purpose. 

Every day you are being energetically influenced by your eyes, your hands, the planets, the numbers in your birth date, and all the experiences of your past lives. Understanding these influences is the key to understanding your life mission. The Life Purpose Method will revolutionize the way you make choices in your life.

Course Benefits
1.Increase self-awareness. Each approach reveals more about your true self.
2.Discover your talents and challenges.
3. Improve relationships with others by understanding their influences.
4. Move through lessons and challenges with confidence.
5. Find careers that align with your strengths and passions.   

Course fee:  $90. Includes an astrology chart and a copy of the book Soul Choices
Pre-Registration required. https://intuitiveschool.com/product/discover-your-life-purpose-workshop/
(at the Intuitive School website, the course is listed under the EVENTS tab.) Contact the instructor at 847-287-7593, or kathrynandries@aol.com

**Participants must e-mail the instructor at least 24 hours prior to class their birth information in order to receive their astrology chart. Include your birth day, month, year, time of birth, city and state, or city and country of birth.
 
Instructor:  Kathryn Andries has been teaching metaphysics for over 25 years. She is the founder of  2 alternative schools, Transcendence Academy and Intuitive School. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan, Body Mind College, The American Federation of Astrologers, and the Berkeley Psychic Institute. She has written 5 books published by Ozark Mountain Publishing. 

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Serenity Flow, Sunday, February 3, 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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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Versatile Virtuoso KATHLEEN HOLEMANPianist, Vocalist & Trombonist performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band.

Tickets at door only: $8.00

Children under 16 Free.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Courtney Peppernell, Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Courtney Peppernell, Bestselling Author & Poet, will Present her New Softcover Poetry Collection Pillow Thoughts II: Healing The Heart.

Courtney Peppernell is an LGBT Author from Sydney, Australia.  She has been writing her whole life and currently writes Young Adult (YA) Novels and Poetry Collections.

 Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart is a Poetry Collection exploring the journey of mending a broken heart.  Courtney Peppernell, Bestselling Author & Poet understands that healing is a process.  Pillow Thoughts II eloquently captures the time and experience that one goes through on their journey to peace.

For tickets or more information: rainydaybooks.com or call 913-384-3126

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Engaging Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group, Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Classroom C. This is a unique meditation group, in that we also practice dialogue during our time together. This is a unique meditation group, in that we also practice dialogue during our time together. Not “social dialogue” where you may or may not click with the person(s) you speak with, or you might want to have the right thing to say. Meditative dialogue: Between silent meditation and the speed we move and speak of our every day world is a place we can practice meditative dialogue. Meditative dialogue might be explained as a grounded awareness where we can practice using speech, yet what we actually say isn’t important.  What is important is our awareness, what we noticed, what we chose to speak and what we didn’t.  This dialogue has nothing to do with a story we have been telling our friends.  Each moment may be different.  It is about experience.

As the listener, we practice bringing ourselves back to awareness and listening without an agenda.  We are so used to listening to offer advice, reassurance, empathy, teaching, etc…these are all agendas. Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can offer another person, and we cannot fully listen with and agenda. What I have noticed after being in dialogue with others is a comfortable closeness even if I don’t know much about them and after practicing dialogue in a monthly group, I remember again how I want to listen more closely, and how I want to slow down and connect with myself and others while I am speaking.

As with most groups, we practice silent meditation, have a dharma topic, and have time as a group to debrief and ask questions.

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.

All meditation levels welcome. No prior experience necessary. Come experience connection as part of your meditation experience.

Suggested Love Offering $25 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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Reiki Healing Circle, Saturday, February 9, 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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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, February 20, 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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