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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Reception for Matt Foster and Sara Page, Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:30am, Temple SPACE. Join us in Temple SPACE after service on for a reception to say goodbye to Mr. Matt and to welcome Sara Page, our new Director of Youth and Family Education, into the Unity Youth family! 

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UT Gospel Concert, Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2:00pm, Main Sanctuary.  Join us for a Tribute to African American Music and A Unity Temple Chancel Choir Benefit. Featuring The Chancel Choir, directed by Steve Perry and Robert Pherigo on piano.

Soloists include Millie Edwards, Erin Keller, David Adams, Geneva Price, as well as other artists. 

Reverend Sandra Campbell, Emcee

$10 Donation at Door

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, February 26, 2017, 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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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 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.

For more information, contact Christine Garvey at 816-994-8009 or christine@unitytemple.com

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Consider the Lilies, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Classroom D.  Join Rev. Eleanor Fleming for a new class.  “CONSIDER THE LILIES… is a class on mystical prayer as it unfolded in the early days of Unity.  Based on E.V. Ingraham’s book, Prayer:  Its Practice and Its Answer, this class will look at the 4 stages of development in the prayer process, the prayer of asking, the prayer of believing, the prayer of silence, and the prayer of commanding and find biblical examples for each stage.  There will be ample time for discussion and practice.  Since this book is out of print, it is recommended that you download it from truthunity.net and read the first 3 chapters before class begins.

For more information and for pre-registration please email Eleanor reveleanor@gmail.com.

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Foundations of Buddhism, Tuesdays, February 28 - March 28, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Explore the foundational teachings of Buddhism and find practical ways to incorporate these timeless teachings into everyday life.  This is an essential class for beginners as well as more advanced students to deepen your practice and gain the support and encouragement of others on the path. 

We will be utilizing a collection of text curated specifically for the curriculum structure of Temple Buddhist Center. The notebook will be available for $5 and may be paid in advance or at the door. 

Registration is encouraged, go to http://www.templebuddhistcenter.org/event-2379368/Registration

Suggested Love Offering $5 per class.

Questions, contact pawo@templebuddhistcenter.org

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Youth Speak, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Please join us as youth share powerful journal writings.

A FREE Community Event

Sponsored by Youth Ambassadors, an education non- profit program designed to empower under-served teenagers.

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Wednesday Evening Service, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Unity Intern Cordy Mack will be speaking tonight. 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!!

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Intro to Non-Violent Communication, Wednesdays, March 1 - 22, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Heritage Room. Join us for a 4 week facilitated book study for those interested in exploring the principles and practices of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) as set forth by Marshall Rosenberg in his book Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life. Book available in bookstore.

Facilitated by Reverend Nhien Dougherty

This course is being offered as part of Unity Temple's U-Thrive InterSpiritual Education & Enrichment Program.

Suggested love offering $20/class (no one turned away for lack of funds).

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Writing Workshop with Pat Berge, Wednesdays, March 1 - March 15, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Classroom D. Sometimes dreams do come true. Pat Berge’s dream is to bring storytelling and writing alive to small, intimate circles.  Pat, while studying for her MFA under Professor John Schultz at Columbia College, Chicago, found John had a dream, too.  It came alive in workshops of up to10 students at a time, sitting in a circle.  Students were coached to see a moment happening in a place in their minds, and then tell that story to the group. Once stories flow around and across the circle, they can easily be captured on the page or the screen. This became the Story Workshop Method.

Pat Berge now offers that possibility to you. Storytellers and writers can tell their way into journals, letters, poems, or just a note to a good friend.

For more information, contact Pat 816-507-0704 or patberge.writerhouse@me.com

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The Artist's Way Creativity Group, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Classroom D. Join Artist Rev. Jeniffer Hutchins for a monthly group inspired by Julia Cameron's bestselling book, The Artist's Way. Discover and recover your creative self in a safe and nurturing environment. Connect with peers as we engage in creative exercises to help you recover a sense of power, possibility and compassion on your creative journey. 

Classes may be taken as a year-long series or on a drop-in, stand-alone basis.

Suggested Love Offering: $20/session (no one turned away for lack of funds).

Email Jen for more info:jeniffer@jenifferhutchins.com.  RSVP on Facebook here

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Rainbow Gathering & Meditation with Troy Cox, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Angel Loft. You are invited...Spiritual conversations and deeper connections with like-minded individuals. Join us for a night of self-care, self-esteem meditation, and new friends.

Bring a blanket or mat to lie on and a subject you would like to work on.
Weekly subject based on community needs. Designed to build support, self-esteem and a feeling of belonging.

Troy Cox is a meditation and yoga teacher and published author. Troy has taught yoga and meditation for over 20 years, leads retreats and hosts teacher training.
This discussion and meditation is for all but focuses on the needs of the LGBTQ community.

All are welcome. This group meets the 1st Wednesday of every month.

shantitroy@gmail.com

www.trainertroy.com

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Guitar Wizard ROD FLEEMAN performing with TIM WHITMER & The Consort Band. Grammy award-winning ROD FLEEMAN is one of Kansas City’s most noted Jazz guitarists. His influences cover a wide range of the musical spectrum which keep him in high demand appearing with many of the best Jazz groups around the country. He developed a love for Jazz while a freshman at Southwest High School in Kansas City and furthered his music education at the University of Utah & University of Miami. He has toured and recorded with such artists as Marilyn Maye, Karrin Allyson, Diane Schuur, Jay McShann and Claude Williams. Fleeman has taught Jazz guitar at Missouri Western State College and is currently on staff at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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

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Spring Missouri Cannabis Conference, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. This event is co-sponsored by Missouri NORML and Show-Me Cannabis. It will be an excellent opportunity for you to meet marijuana law reform activists from across the state of Missouri and learn about how legal access to marijuana as medicine will help Missouri citizens. The Conference focuses on the need to establish legal access to marijuana as medicine in our state. It will feature presentations from patients, nurses, doctors and other professionals.

The Conference begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning with registration, followed by reports from Missouri NORML Chapters around the state, as well as other allied activist organizations. An update on the status of the campaign to place Medical Marijuana on the November, 2018 ballot through the campaign committee, New Approach Missouri, will follow that. A panel of parents will discuss how cannabis benefits their children with chronic seizure disorders and other ailments.

Tom Mundell, Commander of the Missouri Association of Veterans’ Organizations, will then discuss how cannabis is helpful to veterans suffering from PTSD and other service-related problems. Tom will also discuss Missouri NORML’s Project 22 which plans to take 22 veterans to the 1st Annual Institute for Cannabis Research Conference in Colorado in late April.

After lunch, Jeff Mizanskey, a U.S. Air Force veteran, will speak about serving 21 years of a sentence of life without parole for marijuana law violations. Jamie Kacz of NORML KC will then discuss the marijuana decriminalization ordinance which will be on the April ballot in Kansas City.

We will hear a presentation from Kevin Mahmalji, the national NORML Chapter Coordinator from Denver, Colorado. A panel of nurses will then discuss their experiences with patients who benefit from the medical use of cannabis.

Our featured presentations for the day will be from two outstanding experts in the field of cannabis as medicine.

At 3:00 p.m., we will hear from Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, who has a Ph.D. in physiology and neuroscience. She is a professor at Washington University doing research about cannabis and opioid drug use in the treatment of chronic pain.

At 4:00 p.m., neurologist Dr. Matthew Markert, will discuss the reasons why medical marijuana would be of benefit to thousands of Missourians.

On Saturday night, following the Conference, at Ruins Pub, 1715 Main Street, a party/dinner/auction to raise money for Missouri NORML and SMC will take place featuring light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, an opportunity to order dinner from the menu (not included in the admission price) and a live auction will all help offset the expenses of the Conference.

On Friday evening, March 3, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., a fundraiser to benefit the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana campaign will take place at one of the city’s most elegant restaurants, Pierpont’s in Union Station.  Minimum suggested donations to attend this event are $75 or $25 for those who have gathered a substantial number of signatures for the November 2018 campaign. Click here to RSVP on the event page!

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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 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 After we finish working, we sometimes go to lunch together as a "self-treat" at a restaurant of our choice.

This group meets monthly on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Gene at 816-872-7075

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, March 11, 2017, 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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Silent Takeover: How the Body Hijacks the Mind, Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Do you feel like physical or mental illness, depression, anxiety, or addiction have hijacked your life? Comprising 50 years of research, Silent Takeover is a practical must-read for parents, teachers, counselors, MDs, or anyone w/health concerns.

Silent Takeover gives you practical tools to:
- understand the mind-body connection
- discover root causes for physical illness, depression, addiction, bipolar, OCD + other disorders

Jacquelyn Sheppard will present the science behind a new, inexpensive NRF2 technology to reverse these disorders. 
Mary Coop will share her journey to health from 36 holes in her bones.

Free--Love Offering Appreciated

Jacquelyn Sheppard has a 50-year background in research and practice in learning, behavior, mental, emotional, addictive, and physical health. She was a pioneer in linking the metabolism of the body to mental and emotional problems three decades ago. A health and education counselor, she has helped hundreds of people find better health and a better life.

“I wrote the book because I really believe that we can slow down the epidemic of emotional, mental, and addictive disorders by understanding how the body functions and how the body determines so much about the mind. For example, a child with glutamate inefficacy, is usually a ‘sitting duck’ for an addiction. The scriptures say, My people perish for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6), and my experience through the years taught me just that: most of us have no idea of what environmental toxins, pesticides, herbicides and processed foods are doing to our bodies, to unborn children, and to the millions of children and adults suffering unnecessarily from emotional, mental, and addictive disorders that they think are ‘all in the head.’ What if that guilt and shame can be changed? What if their lives can be changed? I believe with all of my heart, they can! And, that’s why I wrote the book!”

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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00am - 12:30pm. Volunteers needed 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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