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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE
Drepung Gomang Monks, Thursday, October 1- Saturday, October 3, 2015, Charles Fillmore Chapel. The Drepung Gomang Monks will back with us this year to create an intricate sand mandala. There will be chanting at the beginning and end of each day.
Opening Mandala Ceremony, Tuesday, September 29, 10:00am, Doors close at 5:00pm.
Wednesday, September 30, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2, 11:30am - 8:00pm
Closing Mandala Ceremony, Saturday, October 3, Doors open at 9:00am, Closing Ceremony begins at 10:00am
The DREAM DOCTOR, A Children’s Theatrical Production with Kathyrn Andries, Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Temple SPACE. The Dream Doctor is an engaging educational experience that will stimulate the imagination in all of us! Through unique music, drama and multimedia presentations, participants are taken on an incredible journey into the world of dreams. Dreams are a doorway to a child’s imagination, and can be the catalyst for them to tap their inner wisdom. This engaging presentation demonstrates how many famous people, from Mary Shelley to Albert Einstein and Henry Ford have benefitted from their dream messages. After the delightful theatrical presentation of The Dream Doctor, participants will learn how to decode dream symbols and understand their dream messages.
This thought-provoking presentation will propel everyone to examine their dreams in a new light!
Open to all families and children with students K-6 Cost: Love Offering
For more information, contact: Matt Foster, Youth Ed Director - email@example.com
UThrive True Prosperity Class, Tuesdays, October 6 - October 27, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Heritage Room. TRUE PROSPERITY: Join other spiritual seekers as we explore the meaning of TRUE prosperity (and what that looks like in ALL areas of our lives, including health, finances, and relationships). We'll delve into the powerful prosperity teachings of Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore and Rev. Eric Butterworth, as well as more contemporary prosperity teachings of teachers like Lynne Twist. We will uncover our own (sometimes conflicting) beliefs about money, abundance and lack and create practices for healing limited beliefs we hold about prosperity,and discover ways to address our own unexamined, unconscious assumptions about abundance, giving and generosity.
Details: 5-Week Class, Tuesdays, Sept. 29-Oct 27, 2015. $10-20 Suggested Love Offering per class. Drop-in allowed but 5-Week commitment highly recommended.
Required Readings: Eric Butterworth's Spiritual Economics & Lynne Twist's The Soul of Money (available at Unity Temple on the Plaza in our bookstore).
This course is available for SEE Credit (MS 800 - Prosperity). Those taking this class for SEE credit are required to attend all 5 classes unless another arrangement is made with the instructor. A syllabus will be distributed by email a week prior to this class as well as on the first day of class. If you'd like a syllabus and/or to ensure yourself a seat, please be sure to RSVP by email (in addition to here on FB) to Reverend Nhien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Evening Service, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. 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!!
Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Vivacious Vocals of LORI TUCKER performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band. Lori Tucker is a versatile vocalist and entrepreneur. Lori’s expressive vocals have enabled her to hold long-term engagements in many of Kansas City’s finest venues. In addition to Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Blues she’s also widely recognized in the Gospel arena. On numerous occasions, she was a featured guest with the world famous 20th Century Ink Spots and has performed with Everette DeVan and the late Richard “Groove” Holmes. She has also performed the National Anthem for many civic and sports events, including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Kansas City Royals. Lori is also co-owner of Grace Audio/Video Enterprises, LLC and a member of the award winning vocal group, The Wild Women of Kansas City. Since the early 70’s, the public has enjoyed her melodic tones on recordings, radio and television.
Tickets at the door only - $7.00
Children under 16 free
Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, October 8, 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 email@example.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.
Rainy Day Books Presents Richard Dawkins, Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Richard Dawkins, Internationally Bestselling Author of The God Delusion, will discuss his New Hardcover Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science. This Event is presented by Rainy Day Books, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology & The Kansas City Star.
Richard Dawkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the acclaimed Author of many Books including The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, An Appetite for Wonder, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor’s Tale, and The Greatest Show on Earth. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Royal Society of Literature Award, The Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the Kistler Prize, the Shakespeare Prize, the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, the Galaxy British Book Awards Author of the Year Award, and, most valuable of all, the International Cosmos Prize of Japan.
For tickets or more information, go to www.rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126
Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, October 10, 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.
Monthly Reike Circle, Saturday, October 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, October 11, 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:
This group meets on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month.
Kansas City Chorale Concert, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Main Sanctuary. SHIRIM YEHUDIM: MUSIC OF THE JEWISH TRADITION. Moving choral works by Jewish composers across the centuries, with chants of 10th- and 12th-century Spanish poets, Sephardic folk songs, and klezmer music with wailing clarinets and drums.
L'chaim! It's a concert that serves as a musical toast to life. Shirim Yehudim translates to "Jewish songs." Celebrate music of Jewish composers throughout history with chants of 12th-century Spanish poetry, Sephardic folk songs, settings of psalms by Simon Sargon and Paul Schoenfield, and klezmer music with wailing clarinets and exhilarating drums.
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Fearless Fridays, Friday, October 16, 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)
For questions or more information, contact Nhien at email@example.com
Money - Integrating Your Spiritual & Material Life, Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Classroom D. Because money has always been a private and often secret aspect of our lives, understanding how money serves our spirituality brings opportunities to claim our full potential. Clarity around money is an essential factor of our well-being.
There is great value in knowing we are not alone with money challenges and that there are smart and creative ways to build new pathways towards financial and personal freedom.
We will talk about Money Biographies, how the brain processes and stores events from the past that relate to money and how developmental realities determine financial patterns and beliefs. We will learn about the 8 Money Archetypes and take a money type quiz. You will find out that "where you are" is not the same as "who you are" as you recognize which energies are currently dominant in your relationship to money and how to manage them.
If you are stuck financially or personally, this workshop can open new doors towards purpose and prosperity.
Please contact Vivian Faulkner to register at (913) 205-9517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Fall Blood Drive, Sunday, October 18, 2015, 8:30am - 11:30am, Meyer Hall.
Community Blood Center Facts
Community Blood Center needs 580 donors each day to meet area hospitals' needs.
Community Blood Center collected approximately 13,000 units of blood in its first year of operation, 1958.
Community Blood Center has collected nearly 2,000,000 pints of blood since opening in 1958.
Community Blood Center sends out almost 3,600 units of blood components each week to treat patients in over 70 area hospitals.
Since opening in 1958, over 800,000 people have received blood donated at Community Blood Centers.
By just making one donation, you can help as many as two patients. Your blood can be divided into blood components - plasma and red cells.
The Community Blood Center relies solely on volunteer blood donors to meet the community’s blood needs.
Sign up tables Sunday October 4th and 11th at Unity Or online @ www.savealifenow.org. Sponsor Code - unitytemple
Historical Tour of Unity Temple, Wednesday, October 21, 11:30am - 1:00pm. Join James Stacey for a tour of Unity Temple. James worked at Unity Temple from 1989-2003 on many of the restoration projects. He is devoted to the history and Unity, especially Unity Temple.
How are the histories of Unity Temple and the Nelson Gallery intertwined? Come learn about the famous Kansas Citians who helped build the Temple.
PSI Presents Greg Pregon, Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Gemstone Energy: The Healing Power of Gemstones. For thousands of years ancient civilizations have used the power of gemstones to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. The knowledge of these ancient practices have been lost for a time, but are now being rediscovered.
In the book by Michael Katz, Wisdom of the Gemstone Guardians contains interviews of 30 Gemstone Guardians. These Guardians are inner world beings who are responsible for fulfilling the purpose and maintaining the effects of gemstones everywhere. Every gemstone found on any planet in any universe has a specific mission and purpose that planet and the life that resides on the planet. These interviews with the Guardians were conducted in nonphysical realms through a spiritual practice that involves opening one’s conscious awareness to these inner realms or dimensions.
The Gemstone Guardians shared information needed for us to understand how all gemstones work and how they should be used by humans to improve your energy and vitality, to bring physical healing, emotional nourishment, mental improvement as well as help us move to higher states of consciousness.
Greg has been helping people by working with the information offered by the Gemstone Guardians in his own Gemstone Energy Healing practice to contact "Greg the Gem Guy", email him at email@example.com or call 816-547-1269
$10-tickets at the door with check or cash only.
Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, October 24, 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.
Follow St. Paul's on face book at http://www.facebook.com/StPaulsKCK
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Web Site: www.stpaulskck.org
Allegro Fall Concert, Sunday, October 25, 2015, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to Allegro Choir's Fall Concert, Then Sings My Soul.
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Rainy Day Books Presents Geraldine Brooks, Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Geraldine Brooks, The New York Times Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, will discuss her New Novel, The Secret Chord. Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Star.
Geraldine Brooks is the Bestselling Author of 4 Novels, the Pulitzer Prize-Winning March and the International Bestsellers: Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book and Year of Wonders. She has also written the acclaimed Nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire andForeign Correspondence. Her most recent Novel, Caleb’s Crossing, was the Winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity Today Book Award, and was a finalist for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband, the Author Tony Horwitz.
For tickets or more information, go to www.rainydaybooks.com or 913.384.3126
WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, October 27, 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.
Festival of Faiths-Tranformative Stories, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Main Sanctuary. A UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE EVENING of science and song, humor and human experience: JILL BOLTE TAYLOR (best-selling author of My Stroke of Insight) and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter CARRIE NEWCOMER present “Transformative Stories.” Look into the human brain and see what potential it holds for living well in a pluralistic world!
TICKETS: On sale through Brown Paper Tickets, ($20 in advance/$25 at door)
PRESENTED BY: The Kansas City Festival of Faiths
Further information is available at www.festivaloffaithskc.org
Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues in Missouri, Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Main Sanctuary. An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean. Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and The Center for Global Studies & Social Justice at Avila University welcome Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, anti-death penalty activist and international best seller of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. Her book became the inspiration behind the 1995 Oscar-nominating film Dead Man Walking starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Prejean has been a key figure in the national dialogue on the death penalty and the Catholic Church’s opposition to state executions. Currently, she travels around the world giving talks about her ministry, the Ministry against the Death Penalty organization, and has also written The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions.
Tickets at the door - $10, students (with ID) - $5.