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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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W.E.L.L.-Wednesday Evening Love Lift, April 16, 2014, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Your Innate Power of LOVE: Does love really make the world go round?  Or … does it just make the ride more worthwhile? Unity Co-founder, Charles Fillmore, said, “Love is the great harmonizer and healer.”  There is more to love than feeling emotion and being attracted to something. Join Anne Tabor & David Hart, and Alex Cordero as we explore The Power of Love, which inherently resides within us all!  

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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Rainy Day Books Presents Carla Hall, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Carla Hall, Co-Host of ABC's The Chew, will appear In Conversation about her New Book, Carla's Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.  Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books, Pryde's Kitchen & Home and Spaces Magazine.

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

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Cultivate Kansas City Presents Dr. Vandana Shiva, Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, activist and author who is changing the way the world thinks about food, agriculture and sustainability.

Her lecture, “Cultivating Diversity, Freedom and Hope,” will address the value of diversity in nature and in society, as well how the monoculture of the mind can destroy that diversity at every level. She will share what is happening to seed and food, and how her "Gardens of Hope" protect Seed Freedom and Food Democracy.

Her message of local ownership and self-sufficiency in the production and distribution of food offers a powerful case for the development of urban and local food systems that we’ve seen in Kansas City over the last ten years; her deep understanding of sustainability challenges us to keep reaching across sectors, disciplines, and communities as we grow our regional food system.

Hosted by Cultivate Kansas City, UMKC's Environmental Studies Program and Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design. Major Harvest Sponsor: Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Reception hosted by Chipotle Mexican Grill begins at 5:30pm in Temple SPACE.

Purchase Tickets: $15, $5 students, $100 patron at www.cultivatekc.org

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The Tapping Group-EFT, Thursday, April 17, 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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Spiritually Speaking, Saturday, April 19, 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

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Easter Egg Decorating Party, Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Sunrise Room. Bring 1 dozen hard boiled eggs and we will provide all of the decorating supplies! This fun event will take place in the Sunrise Room. Take your eggs home, refrigerate and bring them back Easter Sunday. Drop them off in Lawrence's office by Meyer Hall.

Y.O.U. and Uniteen kids will hide the eggs on Easter Sunday morning for a hunt after the service.

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Easter Sunday Services, April 20, 2014. Join us at 9:00am for Easter Communion Service and at 10:30am, Easter Flowered Cross Service.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:45am - 1:00pm, Temple playground.

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt after the service in the playground behind the Temple.

Drop your decorated eggs off in Lawrence's office by Meyer Hall and Y.O.U. and Uniteen kids will hide the eggs on Sunday morning for a hunt after the service.

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, April 22, 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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Journey Into Our Wild Mind, Tuesdays, April 22 & 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/session. For questions and additional info contact: gwinechase@gmail.com

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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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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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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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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.

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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