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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:30am. Would you like to be a ROMEO?  Join us (Retired Old Men Eating Out). We meet the third Wednesday of the month for lunch and sometimes followed by an activity such as a tour Boulevard Brewery or Roasterie Coffee, etc.  Very informal group; no dues, no commitments.

Please let me know if you would like to join us.

Bob Kralicek  bobkralicek@gmail.com cell phone: 816-589-3720 

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WE-RISE (Renew-Inspire-Support-Evolve) Wednesday Evening Healing Service, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Guest speaker Dr. Garland Landrith will be exploring the concept that surrender is the ultimate power of the universe. By getting out of the way, we allow the Divine to flow through us. Science has proven that consciousness is the quantum field and hence is the ultimate creative force of the Universe. Science also proves that we have that same consciousness. The only things that hold us back are subconscious doubts and fears. He will be leading us in several energy techniques to help clear the subconscious blocks to enhance our ability to flow in Love without fear.

We are also pleased to welcome guest artist Mark Allen Gossman who will be providing the music! 

Join us for a Healing Service and worship experience that offers you restoration of mind, body, and soul, through loving music, a short message, and a lengthy time of prayer & meditation. Chaplains are available for prayer during and after the service. 

This Healing Service is designed to help you deepen your sense of well-being and expand your awareness of your innate wholeness as you move forward on your spiritual journey. Join Rev. Sandra Campbell, Warren Teachout, Stephanie Bland, David Adams, and Alex Cordero.

Come as you are and lighten your load!

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An Evening with THE AUTHOR, Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Living Room Manse. "Four Steps to Oneness—Pursue, Pause, Panic, Repeat" is a tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-sleeve reading from the author’s latest book (Searching for My Heart: Essays about Love), her published essays, and a sneak peak at her newest work-in-progress. 

Book Details: Searching for My Heart: Essays about Love by Dawn Downey: Pathless Land Press ISBN 978-0-9963240-5-2 May 2018

Dawn Downey writes to incite compassion. By writing about her personal challenges, she sees the workings of her mind. In conversations with her readers, she learns that most minds work in a similar fashion. She is driven to share her stories by the hope that readers will lovingly accept those similarities—in themselves, loved ones, and those they label enemies. Downey is the author of From Dawn to Daylight: Essays and Stumbling Toward the Buddha: Stories about Tripping over My Principles on the Road to Transformation. Publications featuring her essays include Kansas City Voices; Lion’s Roar; Persimmon Tree; Punctuate; River, Blood, and Corn; and Skirt! Magazine.

Join us at Unity Temple on the Plaza as we continue to enrich our practice by sharing our experiences and insights with each other. There will be time for Q & A, refreshments and book signings after the talk.

Fee: Dana or Love offering.

Sponsored by the Temple Buddhist Center at Unity Temple on the Plaza

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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 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

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Web Site: www.stpaulskck.org

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New Members Class/Spirituality Speaking, Sundays, September 23 - September 30, 2018, 9:00am - 10:00am, Heritage Room. Would you like to become a member of Unity Temple? 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." There will be a "new members" class within the Spirituality Speaking Class for four weeks. If you would like to know more about Unity and it's principles, this is the class for you. This class is not mandatory in order to become a member. We will welcome new members to our spiritual community on Sunday, October 7th at the 10:30am service.

Membership forms are available at the end of the bulletin board. Please contact Christine for more information at 816-994-8009 or christine@unitytemple.com.

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, September 23, 2018, 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, 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 Sally Field, Sunday, September 23, 2018, 7:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Sally Field, Academy Award-Winner of 2 Oscars for Best Actress, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Sally's New Hardcover Memoir, In Pieces.

Sally Field is a 2 Time Academy Award-Winning Actress, and 3 Time Emmy Award-Winning Actress who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens.  In 2012, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 she was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts.  She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the Board of The Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010.  She has three sons and five grandchildren.

For tickets or more information, call Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 or www.rainydaybooks.com.

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 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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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, September 27, 2018, 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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Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support Group, Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Heritage Room. Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support Parenting can be one of the most challenging roles of our lives, yet few of us walk into it having the inner resources and skill sets it demands. Mindfulness practices can be a powerful source of refuge while managing the challenges of modern-day parenting. Being a mindful parent means living with greater awareness of our moment-to-moment experience while cultivating a nonjudgmental acceptance of ourselves and our children. The intention and invitation of the Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support group is to offer a space for parents, grandparents, child care providers and educators to explore a fuller knowing of themselves and their deepest needs while honoring the sovereignty of the children they care about.

This group meets the fourth Thursday of the month.

Monthly session content will include formal meditation practice, presentations of themes within mindful parenting and community discussion.

Suggested Love Offering: $15 per class.

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Whether new to mindful parenting and mindfulness-based practices or a seasoned practitioner, this monthly offering will provide participants a means to cultivate their personal practice and find support among others who seek to be fully present for the journey of caring for themselves while also caring for children. This group is facilitated by Amy Zoe Schonhoff, a mother, qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and a mindfulness practitioner for over twenty years.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Hank Green, Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Hank Green will Introduce his Debut Hardcover Novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing alongside Special Guest John Green, New York Times Bestselling Author.  This Multimedia experience will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

In his much-anticipated Debut Hardcover Novel, Hank Green, Co-Creator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow, spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

For tickets or more information, call Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 or www.rainydaybooks.com.

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Evolving Magazine Presents Conscious Living Festival, Sunday, September 30, 2018, Noon - 6:00pm, Meyer Hall. The Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Festival is a FREE event that gives Kansas City residents the opportunity to experience first-hand the topics covered in the magazine--holistic health, metaphysics, organic eating, and conscious living.

The festival, from 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, offers a plethora of experiential activities. Unity Temple on the Plaza will be a sponsor of the event and host it at 707 W. 47th St., KCMO. 

With free workshops indoors every hour and many vendors including health and wellness practitioners, nutrition experts, and more, it’s sure to be a fun, inspirational, and informational day! And don't miss Beth Byrd-Lonski. She'll be fluttering about the Conscious Living Festival as her character, Betty the Butterfly. Shes a Monarch butterfly who was born in a science classroom and she's just trying to figure out who/what she is. Hilarity ensues. She can be found at http://byrdproductions.org 

Admission is Free and there will be Free workshops every hour!

For more information, go to evolvingmagazine.com

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Introduction to Unified Mindfulness, Mondays, October 1 - November 19, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Angel Loft. Unified Mindfulness is a comprehensive system that unites core practices of the world's contemplative traditions with the science-based methodology of the West.  Leading institutions such as Harvard and Carnegie-Mellon use it as the basis for their mindfulness research. Learn how to apply a range of meditation techniques from this simple yet powerful system to daily life activities in this 8-week course.

Suitable for all levels of experience from complete beginners to advanced meditators.

Free and open to call with suggested donation of $10/class or $80/course. Presented by Nicoya Helm, M.S.Ed. and certified L2 Unified Mindfulness Coach. For more information contact Nicoya.helm@gmail.com or call 913-742-3182.

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Marvelous MILLIE EDWARDS, Vocalist performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band

Tickets at the door only - $8.00 
Children under 16 free

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Mindful Parenting Workshop, Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:30am - Noon, Temple SPACE. Parenting can be one of the most challenging roles of our lives—yet few of us walk into it having the inner resources and skill sets it demands. 

Mindfulness practices can be a great source of refuge while managing the challenges of modern-day parenting. Over thirty years of empirical research suggests that developing the skills of mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety, improve well-being, increase relationship satisfaction, adaptability, empathy, and compassion.

In this 2.5 hour interactive presentation and practice session you will be introduced to the foundations of mindful parenting, learn strategies to cultivate mindfulness in your daily life, foster the parent/child connection, and develop your child’s capacity for self-reflection.

Registration Fee: $50/person or $90/couple

Contact amy@mindfulheartland.com for more information.

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About the Teacher: Amy Zoe Schonhoff is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, the wellness program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. She is also a trained Mindful Schools Educator and has received additional training in Mindful and Nonviolent Communication.

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Annual ALL Temple Picnic, Sunday, October 7th from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers will be grilled outside. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.

Fun and gams for the children and the Chiefs will be on the big screen in Temple Space.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH SET-UP AND CLEAN-UP

Sign-up sheets will be available on Sundays!

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00am - 11:30am. Please plan to come help and please share the invite with family, friends and coworkers who could help as well! There will be a carpool from the HyVee parking lot (at 95th & Antioch). We will meet at 8:30 am (It's about a 15-minute drive from there.) Please let me know if you want to carpool so I can enroll enough drivers. You don't need to bring anything or know anything special in order to participate. Just show up with your open heart and the Love of Spirit within you!  Children are welcome too.  If they are younger than 8 years old, they can serve along with an adult -- what a great way to teach them about service at a young age!

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102

Please RSVP and let Deb know if you can join us. email: debmathine@hotmail.com or phone 816-868-3296

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Reiki Healing Circle, Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Classroom E. Experience the healing benefits of Reiki, an ancient hands-on method of healing, stress reduction, and relaxation. Reiki creates a harmonic flow of energy within the practitioner and the receiver which helps to balance and activate your natural healing response enabling you to function in a more holistic manner…mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is non-invasive and complementary to Western medicine.

Offered by Larry Parks and Gayla Moon Hattaway, traditional Reiki Practitioners.

Love offerings appreciated. This group meets Monthly on 2nd Saturday.

For more information, contact Larry at (816) 522-8663 or unipax9@mac.com

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Temple Blood Drive, Sunday, October 14, 2018, 8:30am - 1:30pm, Temple SPACE. In conjunction with the Community Blood Center, we will be holding our Blood Drive on October 14th . Almost 600 voluntary blood donations are required every day to meet the need for blood in our region, and we appreciate your life-saving efforts. To donate blood you must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 lbs and be in good health. Donors age 16-18 are also subject to additional height/weight restrictions.

For questions regarding medical eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-800-688-0900. Visit https://www.esavealifenow.org/PublicScheduler/, enter unitytemple in the Sponsor Code Box and press "Go". You will be presented with a list of available blood drives that we sponsor. Select the drive that is most convenient for you and choose your preferred time to donate.

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