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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Writing Workshop, Monday, March 25, 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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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, March 26, 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 Healing Service, Wednesday, March 27, 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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Rainy Day Books Presents Janet Napolitano, Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Janet Napolitano, Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, and Former Arizona Governor, will be In Conversation with Former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon about Janet's New Hardcover How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Truman Library Institute.

Janet Napolitano is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations at the federal and state levels.  She served as secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013.  Before that, she was the governor of Arizona, previously serving as attorney general of Arizona and before that as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.  She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association, and was named one of the nation's top five governors by TIME Magazine.  Since 2013, she has served as the president of the University of California.

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

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PSI Presents Christi Clemons Hoffman, Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel.

Join us for an informative and experiential evening. Christi Clemons Hoffman practices Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique℠, the method pioneered by Dolores Cannon that allows for insight into other lives, healing, and access to the Subconscious. This powerful technique uses visualization to induce an individual into the Theta state of trance, a state which is typically experienced only twice daily: the moment just before you become consciously awake and the moment just before you fall asleep. Historically, hypnotists have avoided conducting research with subjects in this state because of the often strange and inexplicable results that are recorded. Dolores Cannon began her research of lost knowledge and reincarnation in the late 1960s by developing QHHT® for past life regression sessions with her subjects.

Christi is an internationally known psychic medium, hypnotherapist, teacher, and Reiki master as well as the owner of Radiate Wellness. She is also the host of the popular Radiate Wellness Podcast. Please visit www.radiatewellnesscommunity.com or call Christi at 816-388-0289.

To see if a program has been cancelled due to inclement weather, please check the PSI website www.psychicstudiesinstitute.org

All Seats $15 at the Door (Cash/Check Only)

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Deepening Practice: Half-day Silent Retreat, Saturday, March 30, 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. 

We hope many of you will make time to attend part or all of this 4-hour retreat. 

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Gospel Music Celebration, Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Join us for our third annual Gospel Music Celebration. Featuring the Unity Temple Chancel Choir and Guest Soloists, Millie Edwards, David Adams, Jerome Johnson, Keith Curington, Allen Monroe, Lori Tucker, Geneva Price, Hayden Smith and Sandra Campbell.

$10 Admission

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, March 31, 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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Embodied CPE (Contemplative Practices and the Enneagram) Practice and Support Group, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Temple SPACE. This existing group will open to new participants starting April 2nd. This session will last through the end of May. Priority will be given to those who can commit to the entire session. This is an advanced practice & support group for individuals who know their Enneagram type and would like to incorporates contemplative (meditative) practices for all 3 centers of intelligence: head, heart AND body.

Co-facilitator Tai Chi Instructor Tim Poholsky will guide us in gentle movement and Rev Nhien leads guided heart meditations as well as more traditional contemplative practices, such as Centering Prayer & Welcoming Prayer. Rev Nhien also offers some Enneagram teaching in these groups, but practice is the main focus.

Suggested Love Offering: $10-15/session
Email nhien@unitytemple.com to see if this group is a good fit for you! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/601421796991916/

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U-Thrive: Alchemy of the Instincts - Enneagram Seminar, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Temple SPACE. A study of the instinctual variants and how we prioritize our time, attention, and energy differently based on them. Within the Enneagram community, there is a growing body of knowledge and awareness around how we each prioritize 3 basic survival instincts: (1) our self preservation instinct, (2) our social instinct, and (3) our sexual instinct.

Learn different theories surrounding how our respective "instinctual variants" within the Enneagram system help to explain why different people prioritize their lives so differently. Gain a sense of the "alchemy" of our "dominant" and/or middle instincts" impacts how our Enneagram Type shows up in the world. Learn about "countertypes" and how mistyping can occur because of these countertypes.

This is a great course for increasing self awareness as well as promoting greater compassion and understanding for others. Knowledge of your Enneagram Type is recommended but not required.

Suggested love offering: $25-30 (no one turned away)

RSVP: nhien@unitytemple.com

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/637833303329447

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wedenesday, April 3, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. An Encore Performance by the talented students ofKANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ STUDIES BIG BAND SWING in the Kansas City Tradition. Velvet Tones of THE STANDARD Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jim Mair & John Stafford.

Welcome back to Spirituality & All That Jazz the next generation of Jazz musicians from the multi-faceted music program of the Kansas City Kansas Community College. The orchestra will have the place hopping with Swing Jazz standards from the Big Band Era of the 1940s. Also joining the show is THE STANDARD vocal ensemble who are proud recipients of three DownBeat awards in the last two years. These talented individuals guarantee an unforgettable evening of Jazz.

Tickets at the door only-$8.00

Children under 16-Free

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Rainy Day Books Presents Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. #IMOMSOHARD Creators: Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about their New Hardcover #IMOMSOHARD.

Has it been Months since you've read a Book with actual adult words that had nothing to do with farm animals or superheroes or going potty?  Well then, it's time to take a break.  Pour yourself some wine.  Put on your comfy pants.  All good?  Ok, welcome to the party.  Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley, the Creators of #IMOMSOHARD, know that you probably didn't get to shower Today and that the last thing you need is more advice on how to be a better parent.  Instead, they invite you to join their laugh-out-loud, best friend banter on the eighty bajillion ways Moms give their all every Day, 

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

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Serenity Flow, Sunday, April 7, 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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/462587330937990/

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Engaging Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group, Saturday, Saturday, April 13, 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, April 13, 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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Peace Concert and Gong Meditation, Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. “Peace Starts Here”. Join us as we come together in conscious community to contemplate and celebrate PEACE. Through readings, music and meditative silence we will first tune into and empower peace within ourselves, and then consciously share our peace with the rest of the world with a guided Gong Meditation.

$15 suggested offering

All Are Welcome!

Presented by Rev. Todd Glacy, M.A. For more information contact toddglacy@outlook.com or visit www.sacredsoundandliving.com.

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Courageous Conversations, Sunday, April 14, 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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Youth and Family - Monthly Potluck Lunch, Sunday, April 14, 2019, 11:30am, Meyer Hall. It's our monthly Family Potluck! Join us on Sunday, March 10th, downstairs in "Meyer Hall West" for our monthly potluck! Mark your calendar for every "2nd Sunday" to stay after service, visit, and share a meal with other Unity Temple families!

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Rainy Day Books Presents Rick Bragg, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-Winner and The New York Times Bestselling Author of All Over but the Shoutin', will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Rick's New Softcover Memoir The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Southern Table.

Rick Bragg is the Author of 8 Books, including the Bestselling Ava's Man and Bestselling All Over but the Shoutin'.  He is also a regular Contributor to Garden & Gun Magazine.  He lives in Alabama.

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

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, April 17, 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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