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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Manse. Come together as we celebrate our 6th anniversary with our annual potluck and monthly gathering. Join 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 William A. Reed, MD, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. William A. Reed, MD, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books 

about his New Memoir, The Pulse of Hope: A Surgeon's Memoirs from Poverty to Prosperity.

For tickets or more information, call Rainy Day Books at 913.384.3126 or rainydaybooks.com

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W.E.L.L.-Wednesday Evening Love Lift, January 28 2015, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Keep on Keepin On!  We are all faced with life’s challenges and its ups and downs. Whether it’s a seemingly impossible goal we’ve set for ourselves or when we’re facing one of life’s "little setbacks," discovering your Divine gift of Strength will assist you through it.  Guest speaker, Warren Teachout, a Unity Temple Prayer Chaplain and student at the Unity Urban Ministerial School, will help us explore how to live more fully through these daring times by better understanding this innate power.  Join Warren, Anne & David, and Alex for the W.E.L.L. - Wednesday Evening Love Lift, which 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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PSI presents “Channeled Insights with Chris Powell”, Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Please join us for one of our most popular and fascinating programs with the informative channeling of Chris Powell. Channeling is a natural form of communication between humans and non-physical entities. A channeler is similar to a translator. Chris has channeled for PSI for over 25 years. For those of you who do not know Chris, he is a “deep trance” channel. When he is in the trance state, his conscious mind is set aside so that he has no recollection of what he said or what was said to him during the trance state.
Chris Powell, M.A., Diploma of Acupuncture, NCCA-Traditional Chinese Medicine is the owner of Missouri Acupuncture Services, LLC. Chris and his wife, Jennifer, are owners of Boulevard Yoga & Healing Arts in the Crossroads area. Chris received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Missouri in 1992. He then continued on to a 4-year program for Traditional Chinese Medicine at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Chris has formed a great rapport with Western medical doctors in the Kansas City area and around the country. This has helped patients receive acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine as complimentary medicine along with traditional treatments for cancer and other serious illnesses. Missouri Acupuncture Services is located at: 215 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO. 816.931.9595. Please visit his website at www.missouriacupuncture.com.
Mark your calendar for Steffany Barton, Angels Among Us connecting to the other side on Friday,
February 27 @ 7:00 p.m. at Unity Temple. More details next month. $10.00

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Ancient Wisdom of Mother Earth Class Series, Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, Myrtle Fillmore Chapel. Discover how to work with the cycles of the sun, moon and stars in the ancient ways of women. Classes include celebration of the divine feminine, full moon, solar holidays, creating sacred space and honoring life cycles.

Pre-registration recommended: 816.510.4391 or priestesskim@yahoo.com

Upcoming Classes:

Candlemas Ceremony, Saturday, January 31, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Full Moon Ceremony, Thursday, March 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

New Moon Ceremony, Saturday, April 18, 1:30pm -3:30pm

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Temple Buddhist Center Fair, Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Temple SPACE. JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL THE GROUPS AT THE TEMPLE. Join us for some "speed dating for Buddhism"!  Come any time during this two-hour period where we will have a table set up describing each event, class and activity here at the Temple.  You choose what interests you and take time to chat with someone representing each group, as well as finding out about all the great volunteer opportunities here at TBC. No need to sign up, just show up and fall in love :-) with these wonderful Buddhisty options.

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3 Steps to Overcome Emotional Eating, Mondays, February 2 - February 16, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Power and Light Room. In this class series, you will learn and practice the 3 steps to overcome emotional eating in a supportive and loving community of people who can understand your struggles. Will we explore:

Class 1: How to Enjoy Eating Without Over-doing It

Class 2: What To Eat For Your Unique Body To Prevent Cravings And Release Weight

Class 3: How To Be In Control With Food And Get To The Root Of Emotional Eating

Shannon Hodge teaches women how to lose weight without dieting or giving up their favorite foods, and how to overcome emotional eating. She is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and holds a B.A. In Psychology from the Evergreen State College. Learn more at www.ShannonHodge.com.

To Sign Up or Ask Questions, Contact Shannon at Shannon@ShannonHodge.com or call (360) 350-7801. Just email her saying you'd like to join the Class and she will give you the details!

Fee: $20 for an individual class OR $40 for the whole series (3 classes)

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, February 4, 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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Peace Out, Clutter!, Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00am - Noon, Heritage Room. Lessons in freedom, simplicity and joy from smart-mouthed certified professional organizer, Eliza Cantlay. Join us for a morning of laughter, reflection and calling B.S. on everything in our lives that doesn't remind of how awesome we are. We will learn how to identify clutter, do a few not-lame exercises and finish with a clutter release meditation. Forget the dressy organizers you've seen on TV...Eliza will show up at your home or office in yoga pants with a sense of humor and a plan of attack!

The hardest part is getting started..Let me make it easy!

Contact Eliza at eliza@simplicana.com or 913.815.0008. Visit simplicana.com

Love offering of $25

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, February 8, 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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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, February 12, 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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Generation U, Thursday, February 12, 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.  We meet the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 at rotating locations.  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 contact Ellis Greenspon, ellis.greenspon@gmail.com or 816.442.2198

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Free Valentine's Day Weddings, Vow Renewals and Holy Unions,Saturday, February 14, 2015. Unity Temple has always embraced diversity and welcomed people of all faiths, lifestyles, abilities and ethnic backgrounds throughout the year and for this annual celebration of love! This is our 15th year for celebrating Love and Marriage for All by providing Free ceremonies on Valentine's Day.

Let this once-a-year gift from Unity Temple help make your special day with that special someone irresistibly convenient and affordable.

YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON, MONDAY - THURSDAY, 10:00am - 4:00pm. The deadline to register is Tuesday, February 10th.

You must provide a Marriage License from the state of MISSOURI

For more details, CLICK HERE

Contact: Christine Garvey 816.994.8009 or christine@unitytemple.com

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, February 14, 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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Monthly Reiki Circle, Saturday, February 14, 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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Baby Boomers and Beyond, Tuesday, February 17, 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. 

Portions of the group will focus on the book The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
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. 

Facilitator:  Sandra Lyke.  Ms. Lyke is a Licensed Unity Teacher and Licensed Clinical social worker.  She has experience as a psychiatric social worker and teacher providing services to older adults.  

Love offering

For additional information contact Sandra Lyke at  816-507-1298

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KC Fitness Link World Yoga Day, Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3:00pm - 5:30pm, Temple SPACE. Yoga * Meditation * Snacks. On World Yoga Day, yoga teachers and schools around the world will donate their time and space toyoga sessions devoted to human rights.  Devoting our thoughts and energy globally to the human rights issue will generate a powerful impact.

KCFitnessLink joins the effort and will be offering a free yoga and meditation class on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 3:00-5:30 p.m.  Following the class students can stay around for light snacks and beverages.

KCFitnessLink will accept donations educating the 30 million elementary school-aged children in Sub-Saharan Africa.   Students attending the event can donate whatever contribution they can afford. 

Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=3118

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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, February 28, 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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The Healthy Being, Saturdays, 10:30am - 11:30am, Classroom D. The group is designed for people wanting to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle and incorporate their spirituality into the process.  Come learn how eat, exercise, breathe, and be healthy.

Cost: $5 per meeting (1st two are free!)

Ask about our package that includes individual coaching & one month worth of meetings for $50.

For more information or to sign up, contact Tess Flores at TheHealthyBeingkc@gmail.com

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