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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Rainy Day Books Presents Billy Collins, Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The New York Times Bestselling Poet and Former Poet Laureate of The United States Billy Collins will Present his New Collection Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems.

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

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De-Stress with Ayurvedic Breathing, Yoga, Self-Massage and Essential Oils, Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Temple SPACE. Join Danelle and Darryl from KCFITNESS LINK for the ultimate stress release and self-care class. 

In this workshop you will learn practical, self-care techniques from Ayurvedic breathing, yogic movement and self-massage (abhyanga) with therapeutic- grade essential oils from dōTERRA for balance and relaxation.

We will help you understand your Ayurvedic constitution or dosha, help you choose the right oils, inform you about the use of essential oils and the right kind of self-massage.

Cost: $30 (includes oil price)

Detailed workshop preparation and instructions will be sent upon registration. Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=3118

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Truman Library Institute-The Howard & Virginia Bennett Forum on the Presidency, Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Main Sanctuary. BILL MOYERS ON LBJ With Special Guest Bob Kerrey. Bill Moyers is regarded as one of the most prolific and influential figures in American journalism, but in 1964 he was known as "the young man next to the president," a moniker given by TIME Magazine to Lyndon Baines Johnson's special assistant and, later, chief of staff.

Now, Moyers will make a rare encore appearance and return to the Truman Library Institute's Howard and Virginia Bennett Forum on the Presidency to speak publicly - for the first time - about his close association with LBJ, the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the intertwined legacies of Presidents Johnson and Truman. 

Moyers was appointed associate director for the newly created Peace Corps in 1961. When LBJ took office after Kennedy's assassination, he became a special assistant to Johnson. He played a key role in the Great Society legislative task forces and was a principal architect of LBJ's 1964 presidential campaign. Moyers acted as the president's informal chief of staff from 1964 until 1966; from 1965 to 1967, he served as White House press secretary.

This exceptional event will feature a program by Bill Moyers, followed by a conversation with the live audience, moderated by former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey. 

The eighth annual Howard and Virginia Bennett Forum on the Presidency is presented by the Truman Library Institute, member-supported nonprofit partner of the Truman Library.

MEMBER TICKETS: PRIORITY PURCHASE PERIOD | Members Only: Oct 1-15, MEMBER DISCOUNT | $10 Member Tickets, PREFERRED SEATING | For Members and their Guests. To join or reserve your member tickets, please contact Kim Rausch at kim.rausch@nara.gov or (816) 268-8237.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $18 General Admission tickets on sale October 16

MEET BILL MOYERS: VIP benefits, including passes to the exclusive reception with Bill Moyers, start at $1,000. For more information, please contact Kim Rausch at kim.rausch@nara.gov or (816) 268-8237.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Jim Gaffigan, Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Jim Gaffigan will Present his New Book Food: A Love Story In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc.

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

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Celebrate Through the Loss Workshop, Tuesdays November 4 and 11, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Classroom D. Are you in the midst of life struggles, grief, or transitions and the last thing on your mind is celebration? Celebration is an amazing energy that connects us to a higher power within ourselves. Celebration is where you can draw strength, comfort and nourishment even in your darkest times. As the "celebration season" draws closer, join me in larding how to celebrate through loss and develop your uniques celebration for YOUR life. We will explore: What celebration means to you; Celebration expectations; Celebrating the holidays post loss; Creating new ways to celebrate; Practicing gratitude to create celebration. Join me and learn how to create a new way to Celebrate!

$20 for this 2-day class (scholarships are available). Jesika Doty - Wholistic Life Coach - Nourish Life Mind Body Soul @ www.nourishlifemindbodysoul.com

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W.E.L.L.-Wednesday Evening Love Lift, November 5, 2014, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. The Paradox of Change: Change is inevitable.  Robert Brumet’s book, Finding Yourself in Transition: Using Life’s Changes for Spiritual Awakening, weaves together strands of psychology, Eastern and Western mysticism, Bible interpretation, and personal stories to help guide you through transformation to greater personal and spiritual growth.  Join Anne Tabor & David Hart, and Alex Cordero for our talk series that explores the spiritual opportunities inherent in gracefully growing through life’s changes. (Book available in bookstore)

W.E.L.L. - Wednesday Evening Love Lift 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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God Confidence - Empowering Confident Living, Wednesdays, November 5 & November 12, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Classroom D. God Confidence - Empowering Confident Living is a four week course that will provide participants with tools and processes to turn ordinary events into an extraordinary relationship with God and themselves.  With foundations in Unity Principles, healthy lifestyles and personal responsibility, the class will help you become more attuned to experiencing the divinity in us all on a daily basis and convert those experiences into a growing confidence in yourself and all aspects of your life.

Session 1 - Overview of God Confidence, including: What is God Confidence?, What does it feel like?, How do I get it?

Session 2 - Process, Plan and Practice: What is the process?, How will I implement it?, Daily Ways Practice makes perfect (or at least better)

Session 3 - Evaluation and Consistency: What am I doing?, How am I doing it?, How do I do it better?, Am I doing it in all aspects of my life?

Session 4 - Ongoing Consistency/Practice: Establish a personal plan, Commit to your plan, Have confidence that your plan will work and act like it

Each session will include: Welcome and overview of the session, Lesson discussion and sharing, Real life examples of how it works, Meditation

Cost of the class is love offering  and the book God Confidence: A Practical Guide for Reaching the Divine Zone, available  in the Unity Temple Bookstore or online at raygodconfidence.com.  For more information, Ray's blog,  Sunday morning talk, and radio interview you can check out raygodconfidence.com or email Ray at raytroberts1@gmail.com

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. This will be a very special SAATJ at it is Tim Whitmer's Annual Birthday Party Concert! There will be several  special  surprise guests and will feature our very own Millie Edwards as guest vocalist, as well as the award winning TIm Whitmer Consort Band.

The concert will go from 7-8:30  PM and will be a 90 minute good time celebration of jazz, blues and gospel played in the happy upbeat TIm Whitmer style. All are invited to join in this special evening as we continue  the 20th year Anniversary season of Kansas City's longest running jazz program 

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

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, November 8, 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. 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, November 8, 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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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, November 9, 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:

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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Rainy Day Books Presents Jamie Metzl, Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Jamie Metzl will present his New Book Genesis Code: A Thriller of the Near Future. Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day BooksThe Barstow School, and the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. Kansas City Mayor Sly James will introduce Jamie Metzl.

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

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Rainy Day Books Presents Anna Quindlen, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. The New York Times Bestselling Author Anna Quindlen will Present her New Novel Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Young Women On The Move.

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

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Rainy Day Books Presents NASA Astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. NASA Astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Book You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is an OPEN HOUSE EVENT.  Reservations are required.  For Reservation questions, please E-mail Events@LindaHall.org or call 816-926-8772 to leave a message.  Make Reservations online through Linda Hall Library.

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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, November 13, 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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Generation U, Thursday, November 13, 2014, 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!

November's meeting will be in the Manse at Unity Temple

Hosted by Vilma DeLeon and David Nebel

Bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish and beverage to share, have fun and be thankful and grateful for the blessings...

For information contact Ellis Greenspon, ellis.greenspon@gmail.com or 816.442.2198

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Introduction to STOP the Cycle of Stress-Heal & Prevent "DIS-EASE", Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Heritage Room.The human body is beautifully designed to respond to and handle stressful situations. It is equally and beautifully designed to return to a normal, restful state of ease once the situation has been removed. However, in our non-stop, busy American culture, the body is in constant response to situations such as work, finances, relationships, and chemical stressors, such as food, medication and toxins in the environment, which are “perceived” as threats by the body. This constant and chronic input causes our stress response to be mal-adaptive, which creates diseases and disorders such as Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Digestive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Cancer! We have the ability to STOP this mal-adaptive response to stress and therefore, PREVENT DISEASE. By increasing our awareness in a four week class series we will not only learn how the body functions and responds to stressors, we will also learn how to create CHANGE and PREVENT DAMAGE from chronic stress patterns.

Lisa Adams, R.N., Certified Flowtrition Practitioner / Maya Abdominal Massage Practitioner Health and Wellness Educator

Classes will meet Thursdays, November 20 - December 11.

Class 1 – The stress response has a powerful biological effect on the body and our behaviors.
Class 2 – The circle of stress…physical, hormonal and physiologic changes in your body.
Class 3 – How to decrease/stop the cycle of CHRONIC stress hormone production.
Class 4 – Move your body from a state of “dis-ease” to a state of EASE.

$15 per class or $50 for all four classes

To register, contact Lisa Adams, 816-808-6203 or massage@spiritofnamaste.com

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PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Rainy Day Books Presents Stephen King, Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Internationally Bestselling Author Stephen King will appear In Conversation about his career and work, and his New Book Revival.

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

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PSI Presents Dr. Scott Jones, Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. "Applying Psychic Skills in a Dangerous World and In Our Future in Space

Dr. Scott Jones will draw from his experiences as a Naval Intelligence Officer to identify the operational use of psychic phenomena during the period of the Cold War and the Vietnam War.  The example given has made a successful transition into the public domain, but is still rarely openly discussed.  The likely reason for this will be of interest to our host location, the Unity Temple.  The link from this real time Earth example to our future in space may be as surprising as it is germane to the survival of Earth’s civilization and our destiny in space where psychic functioning is the coin of the realm.

Dr. Jones’ background includes a thirty-year navy career that started as a carrier jet fighter pilot during the Korean War and ended with fifteen years of intelligence assignments: Washington, D.C., Germany and India. On the civilian side he taught International Relations at three major universities; was a senior researcher with several Washington, D.C. Think Tanks; for six years was Special Assistant to Senator Claiborne Pell when he was Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and for two years worked with Laurance Rockefeller in an effort to get President Bill Clinton to reconsider the policy his administration inherited concerning silence and disinformation about extraterrestrial/Earth contact.  He has spent twenty-six years in global peace work that has now expanded into the Cosmos.  He and co-author Angela Smith have recently published their book, Voices from the Cosmos.  The core of that book is interviews with eighteen difference ET racesVoices from the Cosmos will be for sale and a book signing will follow the program. Visit Dr. Jones’ website www.peaceroom.com.

 www.psychicstudiesinstitute.org

PSI members $5, Patrons free, Public $10

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Uniteen and YOU Movie Night, Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:30pm, Temple SPACE. Teens in 6th through 12th grade are invited to join us for a movie night in Temple Space! We’ll be showing The Life of Pi based on the book by Yann Martel. The story is about Pi, a thoughtful boy who finds himself curious about God in all of his many forms. Adrift on a life raft with a group of colorful animal friends, Pi develops an interesting hybrid faith as he works to survive on the open sea. This movie is 2 hours long and rated PG. Snacks will be provided!

Love Offering

For more information, contact Matt at matthew@unitytemple.com

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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, November 22, 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

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Web Site: www.stpaulskck.org

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, November 25, 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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Kansas City Urban Potters (KCUP) Holiday Sale, Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30, 2014, Temple SPACE. The Kansas City Urban Potters (KCUP) are hosting a Holiday Sale. Functional and decorative ceramics by Kansas City Urban Potter members will be on display and available for purchase. Visitors can shop from a variety of styles and prices, meet the artists and enjoy viewing local handmade products.

The Holiday Sale is the kick-off event for KCUP.  The collective will be launching a Kickstarter campaign on November 7, 2014 and lasting throughout the Holiday Sale.  KCUP intends to raise money to support their mission, which includes organizing community and educational events geared to raise awareness about contemporary studio pottery in Kansas City, including an annual spring invitational. This yearly event will provide Kansas City audiences an opportunity to view fresh work from clay artists throughout the United States.

The Kansas City Urban Potters is a collective of professional studio artists who make functional pottery with the high standards of craftsmanship. The members of KCUP are: Chandra DeBuse, Paul Donnelly, Jana Evans, Rain Harris, Meredith Host, Erica Iman and Alex Watson.

Located in the heart of an already-strong clay community, the collective’s mission is to broaden the visibility of contemporary studio pottery to local and regional audiences through invitational exhibitions, public lectures and community-based events. By partnering with other local organizations in Kansas City, makers and creative entrepreneurs can accomplish far more than what would be individually possible.

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