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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Healing Service - W.E.L.L.-Wednesday Evening Love Lift, April 23, 2014, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. HEALING SERVICE: There’s A Healin' Goin' On.  Join us every 4th Wednesday for a Healing Service and worship experience that offers you restoration of mind, body, and soul, through loving music, a short message, and lengthy prayer & meditation.  Chaplains are available for prayer before, during, and after the service.  This service is designed to be more intimate and contemplative than our regular Wednesday evening services. Join Anne Tabor & David Hart, and Alex Cordero at the W.E.L.L.

Wednesday Evening Love Lift & Healing Service begins at 6:30pm in the Charles Fillmore Chapel.  Come as you are.  Come to the W.E.L.L.

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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, April 24, 2014, 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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MEET-GREET-EAT, Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Manse. What will you bring to the table? Join us and make some interesting new friends at Unity Temple on the Plaza. You never know who you might meet! Inaugural Event is April 24.

Sign up to bring your favorite dish to share or volunteer your time.

Space is limited, please sign-up at www.signupgenius.com

For more information, contact Angie at angslavens@gmail.com

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TMC Presents a Day of Community Resilience, Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00am - 4:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Building a Resilient Community Culture in Kansas City 2014. Truman Medical Center- Behavioral Health is building a Day of Resilience Community Workshop as a key strategy of their Trauma Informed Care Initiative. With the generous support of the Jackson County Mental Health Fund, we will present a full day of trauma-informed strategies for building a more resilient KC. Through a series of illuminating talks, panel discussions, performances and experiential breakout sessions; participants will be inspired, educated and enlivened by the human potential of resilience. We will leave this conference more connected and capable of taking the action steps needed to foster a Resilient Kansas City.

“Expressions of Resilience” are performances of short dramatic interpretations of a survivor’s story of resilience, spoken word, community choirs and solos that embody the spirit of resilience. These are 4-8 minute performances which will be imbedded in the general sessions.

“Wisdom of Resilience” talks are 10-20 minutes in length that share a unique perspective on the journey to grow through and bounce back from traumatic individual and community life experiences. These talks will offer meaningful insight into the speaker’s own life or work experience that will aid attendees in expanding their own perceptions on the development of resilience in the individual and the community context.

Our Keynote Speaker is Vicky Meiseler, MS Vice President for Clinical Services, Ozark Center, Joplin. She will share – Shelter from the Storm, the Joplin Story of Resilience. She will give a talk in the morning and facilitate two breakout sessions that foster an in-depth look at the strategies and technologies used for cultivating resilience in Joplin.

To register go to www.eventbrite.com and search for Day of Resilience!

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Rainy Day Books Presents Julene Bair, Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Julene Bair will discuss her new book The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning.

This event is co-sponsored by The Kansas Land Trust and Rainy Day Books.

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

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Spiritually Speaking, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00am - Noon, Heritage Room. Join Duke every Saturday for a time to share spiritual insights, questions and comments. If you are interested in Unity Principles and/or Unity Temple in specific, then this group is for you. If you like, stay for Serenity Pause™ Meditation following the discussion group.

This group also meets:

Sundays at 9:00am with Duke

Sundays at 11:45am with Duke and Janet

Wednesdays at 7:00pm with Pete Ebbers

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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 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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"Combining Meditation and Integrative Medicine with Cancer Care", Saturday, April 26, 10:00am - Noon, Gilda's Club (21 W. 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64111). A FREE workshop with Janet Nima Taylor and Dr. Jane Murray.

Email: info@gildasclubkc.org  Phone: 816-531-5444

Join us for this free workshop presenting information about the benefits of combining meditation and integrative medicine with cancer care.  The workshop is designed for anyone currently facing a cancer challenge, cancer survivors, caregivers or anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

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Prayer Chaplain Orientation, Sunday, April 27, 11:45am, Classroom D. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BECOMING A UNITY TEMPLE PRAYER CHAPLAIN? If so, you are invited to prayerfully consider becoming part of our prayer chaplain team.  It is a unique service that differs from other volunteer opportunities in terms of the commitment level and responsibilities. Not only do you serve the membership of our congregation, you will embark on a deeply personal spiritual journey.

If you are interested in joining us on this spiritual journey, please attend one of three orientation meetings: Sunday, April 27, Sunday, May 4 or Sunday, May 18.

This year the Prayer Chaplain training will take place at Unity Village on June 6th, 7th and 8th.

If you have any questions concerning the Prayer Chaplain Program any chaplain will be honored to assist you. Contact Bob Gahm at chaplain@unitytemple.com

“Joining the Prayer Chaplain Ministry at Unity Temple was like opening a door into a spiritual life I had always dreamed of but felt was always just out of my reach. Once I answered the call to serve, my life has never been the same.”              Connie Dodson

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, April 27, 2014, 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:

  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Become a better speaker
  • Become a better leader
  • Communicate more effectively

Learn more about Toastmasters International at Toastmasters.org or contact Maureen Dwyer, VP Membership,  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 Dr. Terry Wahls, Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Dr. Terry Wahls will appear In Conversation with Loren Halifax about her New Book The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.

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

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The Tapping Group-EFT, Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30pm - 8:30pm,, Sunrise Room. Tapping (also called Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT), is a simple mind-body technique based on the ancient wisdom of the meridian system. It's easy to learn and has incredible results for many who try it. When we tap on certain meridian points, we literally tap into our body's own energy and self-healing power. We do this while focusing on an issue or negative emotion, and then watch it dissolve as the mind, body and spirit is restored to it's natural balance. It's an amazing experience. Tapping is a holistic, all-natural, safe and non-invasive alternative healing method that is at the forefront of energy medicine. Because it has potential to resolve inner struggle and childhood traumas, offer physical and emotional pain relief, and much more, it's being implemented into the mental health and self-development communities all over the world.

Come learn this technique and practice with a group of like-minded people. First, sign up on the group's website here. The group is fun, no pressure and sometimes we dig deep and release some long-standing energy so it's also very powerful. 

Bring your friends and loved ones and feel free to email me at lyndsiecoon@gmail.com with any questions.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Jordan D. Metzl, MD, Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Jordan D. Metzl, MD, will present his New Book, The Exercise Cure: A Doctor's All-Natural, No-Pill Prescription for Better Health and Longer Life.

Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and The University of Kansas Medical Center.

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

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Meditation and Mental Health Workshop, Friday, May 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Research at the University of Oxford shows meditation and psychotherapy make a powerful combination. Together, these practices help us understand and transcend life's challenges. Learn the benefits of integrating meditation and therapy and take charge of your of your life.

Friday, May 2, 7pm - 9pm (Charles Fillmore Chapel)

Saturday, May 3, 10am - 4pm (Temple SPACE)

Cost: $125 plus 10% off books which include Meditation for Non-Meditators and Buddhism for Non-Buddhists by Janet Nima Taylor and Release From Powerlessness by Linda Moore.

Tickets may be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/634227 or at the Unity Temple Bookstore (816.561.4466 ext 133).

For information, call Janet Nima Taylor at 816.994.8008

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The Pete Seeger Memorial Birthday Party, Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Please join us for a special celebration on the eve of Pete Seeger’s 95th birthday featuring an eclectic line-up of Kansas City’s folk and roots musicians celebrating the life of this American icon.  The show will be hosted by KC’s virtuoso fiddle player, Betse Ellis, and feature music from Danny Cox, Old Sound, Bob & Diana Suckiel, Street Corner Choir, Howard Iceberg & Emily Tummons, Kasey Rausch, Mikal Shapiro, Tony Ladesich, Rosy’s Bar and Grill, and Barry Lee with Ron Roberts & Jim Sander.  We will also feature spoken word presentations from Mark Manning, Maria Vasquez-Boyd, Frank Higgins, and more to be announced later. 

Tickets are $18 in advance http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/639062 and $23 the night of the show.

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Listen To Your Mother: Kansas City, Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Main Sanctuary. LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is a live series of readings by individuals that celebrate the guts and gore and glory of motherhood. Each production is directed, produced and performed by local communities. In 2014, 32 cities will host a LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show.

The show is co-produced and co-directed by Erin MargolinSarah GuthrieLeslie Kohlmeyer and Lisa Allen.

The Cast: Lisa Allen, Katherine Bontrager, Amy Carlson, Debra Carter, Mary Carver, Natasha RiaEl-Scari, Kathleen Fisher, Sarah Guthrie, Debi Jackson, Mary Katherine Kerbs, Renee Lawrence, Stacy Lukas, Amy Zoe Schonhoff and Liz Tascio.

Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Women’s Employment Network, an organization that helps women raise their self-esteem and achieve economic independence through sustained employment.

To Purchase Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/599898

For local sponsorship inquiries or for answers to any LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Kansas City-related questions, please email the Kansas City team at LTYMKC@gmail.com.

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Journey Into Our Wild Mind, Tuesday, May, 6, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Classroom D. Journey into Our Wild Mind with George Wine Chase, a soul journey psychotherapist. The poet Mary Oliver invites everyone to fully engage our "one wild and precious life." You are invited on a journey to discover and use the map of your wild mind. Our "field guide" will be the book Wild Mind by Bill Plotkin.

This is not a therapy group or an enlightenment group, though there is no guarantee those won’t happen. Nor is it an invitation to get lost in the distant past of our lives. While the map and exercises in Wild Mind do not ignore our wounds, the emphasis is on developing each of our innate strengths. The class will include some teaching; however, the focus will be on imaginable and experiential exercises. Between classes people are invited to expand, explore and deepen these experiences.

Suggested love offering: $10. For questions and additional info contact: gwinechase@gmail.com

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Stride Stylings of BRAM WIJNANDS, Pianist with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band. BRAM WIJNANDS began playing piano at an early age in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. By the time he turned eight, he’d studied Barrelhouse Blues (Boogie Woogie) and stride-piano recordings of Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Jack Dupree and Memphis Slim. In July 1991, Bram made his debut on the KC Jazz scene at the City Light Jazz Club with Kansas City’s own Richard Ross. Currently he’s actively involved with the UMKC Conservatory of Music headed by Bobby Watsonteaching Jazz piano, arranging for small bands, combo and Jazz piano techniques and theory. He also teaches Jazz piano and bass at Kansas City Kansas Community College and tunes and repairs pianos and other musical instruments.

Tickets at the door only - $7.00
Children under 16 free

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Dances of Universal Peace, Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Temple SPACE. Aramaic Lord's Prayer: An Evening Attuned to the Christ Consciousness. Join the Shining Heart Sufi Community in honoring the Easter season as we devote the second Thursday's Dances of Universal Peace class to learning the Lord Prayer's in Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Each month we revisit material from prior months. Handout of the Aramaic Lord's Prayer and dances of the Christian tradition provided.

$5 suggested donation but all are welcome.

Seeking Information? Contact Larry Sousley at 918.618.3614

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Rainy Day Books Presents Beth Hoffman, Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:00pm , Main Sanctuary. Bestselling Author Beth Hoffman will appear to discuss her New Novel, Looking for Me.

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

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, May 10, 2014, 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. If you'd like to carpool, meet Liz Foley in the Unity Temple lobby at 8:30am. The serving and cleanup will take until 11:30am. For more information, contact Liz at stpauls@templebuddhistcenter.org

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month.

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Monthly Reiki Circle, Saturday, May 10, 2014, 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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The Yarn of Spirit, Monday, May 12, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Manse.  Does your handicraft involve yarn or fiber?  Whether you like to knit, crochet, spin, embroider, tat, cross-stitch, or create in some other fiber medium, please join us for a fun night of crafting and spirituality!

While we enjoy our handiwork, our inspired discussions will include:

* Allowing Sunday lessons to reach into daily life.
* Exploring Unity’s Principles and their meaning in today’s world.
* Discovering spirituality in the practice of our craft work.
* Touching lives in our community and beyond with our hobbies and passion.

All skill levels are welcome; all you need are your crafting materials and enthusiasm!

Facilitated by Warren Teachout.For more information, contact warren.teachout@gmail.com, or 816.695.0019.

Suggested Love Offering of $10 greatly appreciated.

This class meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

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Unity Spiritual Principles Class, Sundays, May 18, 2014-June 1, 2014, 9:00am - 10:00am, Classroom A. Join Duke to explore the Spiritual Principles of Unity, learn more information about our church, get to know our ministers, and connect with other people in the community. If you would like to become a member of Unity Temple, we will have a New Member Spiritual Blessing on Sunday, June 1 at our 10:30am service. We also perform private Spiritual Blessings upon request.

We welcome you to join our spiritual community at Unity Temple on the Plaza.  There are no requirements to become a member other than your desire to belong to a community “where diversity is praised, and peace and harmony are the rewards.”

For more information or questions, please contact Christine Garvey at christine@unitytemple.com or 816-561-4466 ext 109. 

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 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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Cornerstone Foundation at Unity Temple Presents Energy Medicine with Donna Eden, Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Don't miss your opportunity to experience the world's most sought-after, authoritative and joyous spokesperson for Energy Medicine. In this special evening workshop, Donna Eden will guide you through the practice of balancing the body’s energy fields. She will show you how to test for energy blocks and dysfunctions and how to move energy in yourself and others. You will be given tools to improve the harmony of all the body’s systems and help alleviate pain and stress. 

Learn hands on how to: Restore your energy when you are tired • Sharpen your memory and mental clarity • Sharpen your memory and mental clarity • Strengthen your immune system • Increase health and resilience with a Daily Energy Routine • Calm stress response

Join us for a fun and transformational event with techniques and insights for both new and experienced practitioners as well as bodyworkers, therapists and other health professionals.Discover how to boost your energies when you are exhausted, feel more alive, and learn how health problems can be helped, if not overcome, by intelligently shifting the energies that are causing them.

Read more about Donna and Eden Energy Medicine at www.innersource.net

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ON TICKETS PURCHASED THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 11: $25 (AFTER MAY 11, $30 AND $35 AT THE DOOR.)

Order Now www.CornerstoneFoundation.com or Call (816) 561-4466.

Co-presented by Evolving Magazine, Sheraton Suites on the Plaza and Open Circle.

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