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Sunday, April 30, 2017 (Reverend Sandra Speaking)

Our Mission: To be a continual source of nourishment for the increase of spiritual awareness by providing support and encouragement to the people of the community for the increase of peace and harmony in their lives and to encourage the people who come to this center to collectively join together to further the peace and harmony in the world.


Spiritual Principles of Unity

Sundays, April 30 and May 7, 11:45am - 12:45pm, Manse

If you would like to know more about Unity theology or if you are interested in becoming a member of Unity Temple you will want to make sure to attend this two part series, Spiritual Principles of Unity facilitated by Duke and Christine Garvey. We will welcome new members into our community with a Spiritual Blessing during the service.on Sunday, May 14th.​

Mother's Day Slide Show

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 10:30am

We will be having our annual Mother's Day Slide Show and we need your pictures. Send us pictures of your Mother, You, Someone who has been like a mother to you, you and your children and/or "Furry" children, etc., and we will get them in the slide show.

Last day to submit pictures is Wednesday, May 10

Send to christine@unitytemple.com

Our very own Millie Edwards Nottingham honored for Excellence in Teaching at MCC-Penn Valley!

Reading instructor Millie Edwards Nottingham has been named MCC-Penn Valley’s recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The annual accolade goes to instructors from each community college campus in Missouri.

“I’m honored  to receive this award,” Nottingham said. “I accept it for all who work at and for Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. No matter what their responsibility, each position or job makes us who we are, MCC-PV proud.”

Tarana Chapple, MCC-Penn Valley interim dean of instruction, notified the campus of the award in an email, stating:  “With a master’s degree in comprehensive literacy, Mrs. Nottingham has taught all levels of developmental reading since becoming full-time faculty in 2008. She holds students to a  high standard and has high expectations for her students while being understanding of the lives they lead. She infuses career and community resources within her courses, and students understand that what she says comes from her own career and community  experiences.”

Nottingham came to MCC with a wealth of life experience and dedication to excellence. Before she was a teacher, she worked at AT&T for 25 years, holding positions that ranged from corporate diversity to public affairs. And that profile is only enhanced by her incredible voice. Nottingham is a nationally known jazz singer.

“This is outstanding, and many kudos to Millie,” says Tony Ross, Ed.D., interim MCC-Penn Valley president. “We are privileged to have her as part of the MCC-Penn Valley family.”

Nottingham talked in-depth about her experiences in a one-on-one interview with MCC News last year. Some excerpts:

Advice she finds herself giving students the most: “Be prepared, be there and show up. So many times, people just naturally assume the most qualified person gets a job. Well, they don’t. The people who get the job are the people who show up, who are active, who are involved, prepared and ready. And they have an open mind when they see someone who is not like them.”

What she wants her legacy to be at MCC: “That I made a difference in the lives of our students.  I helped them care not only about themselves, their friends and their family, but that they became good corporate citizens. That their successes mattered, but so did other people.  I want students to realize we as people are members of the human race. I succeed because I do what I do, but I’m a member of the human race.  I want students to understand that as members of the human race they have a responsibility not only to themselves and their immediate circle but to the world they live in.”

Would you like to share your time and talent with others from the community?  We are seeking volunteers to assist with serving coffee and cookies on Sundays.  Come join one of our socialite teams and get to know more people in our fabulous community.  Contact Christine Garvey at christine@unitytemple.com or call 816-994-8009.

U-NITE on the Plaza

Sundays, 4:30pm

Spiritual Parlor: Tuesday, March 28th, 6:30-8:30pmAdditionally, Reverend Nhien will be facilitating a Spiritual Parlor this Tuesday evening in the Heritage Room for those who would like to continue the conversation about sex, sexuality, and spirituality. This group will be by RSVP/reservation only. Please RSVP on Facebook here (optional, to help us get the word out) and by email (mandatory) to Nhien at nhien@unitytemple.com. In a few sentences in your email, please introduce yourself and briefly share what you hope to gain/share in this special, intimate gathering. Our intention is to create the safest space possible for this highly sensitive, traditionally taboo topic!

Join Reverend Nhien and Creative Director Victor Dougherty along with your U-NITE Service Team every Sunday @4:30PM for our U-NITE InterSpiritual Service (Music, Message, Meditation & Mingling!). Fellowship follows at 5:30PM | ​Location: Temple Space (basement level, next door to Eden Alley Restaurant) at Unity Temple on the Plaza

Updated info about U-Nite can always be found at http://www.uthrive-in-unity.com/or email nhien@unitytemple.com

CREATE (for kids), families have the opportunity to grow in consciousness--together! CREATE is the name of the Interspiritual Youth Program that we provide in tandem with U-NITE to further this mission. Childcare is available for ages 0-5 and an interspiritual youth lesson aligned with what the adults are learning in U-NITE is offered for children ages 5+.  ​

Serenity Pause™ Meditation, 7 DAYS A WEEK - 365 DAYS A YEAR, 12:10pm to 12:40pm and 5:30pm to 6:00pm

Myrtle Fillmore Chapel, Includes instruction and discussion.

What is it?

Serenity Pause™ meditation sessions are available to people from all walks of life and from all religious backgrounds and spiritual traditions. These sessions are offered daily at scheduled times throughout the week, making it easy for you to drop by and drop in to a place of peace and serenity - away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Each meditation time includes meditation instruction, time to sit, and time to discuss. Both chairs and mat/cushions are provided. All Serenity Pause™ meditation sessions are offered on a love offering donation basis.

Space is available for individual meditation Mondays - Saturdays from 10:00am to 9:00pm.



Bible Interpretation Class.... Let's Get (Meta)-Physical!

Sundays, 9:00am - 10:00am

Classroom D

 Come join Revs. Sandra Campbell and Laura Barrett Bennett for an enlightening and inspiring journey through the Gospels and how they relate to our lives today. Sunday mornings, 9am, in Classroom D. It's not your typical Bible study. 

For more information, contact Rev. Sandra at sandra@unitytemple.com or 816.561.4466 ext 125

Spiritually Speaking

Sundays at 9:00am and 11:45am

Heritage Room

Join together with others to share spiritual insights, questions and comments. If you are interested in Unity Principles in general and/or Unity Temple in specific, this group is for you.

Please click here for a complete list of VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES at Unity Temple on the Plaza.



Every Sunday, at 9:00am and 10:30am, join us for meditation instruction along with a short practice and lesson. Chairs, mats/cushions provided.

No experience necessary.



Youth Meditation classes for students aged 5-12 and 13+ are available during the 9:00am TBC service. Nursery care for children 0-5 available in the Angel Loft. For more information, visit: templebuddhistcenter.com/tbc-youth or contact Matt Foster, Youth Meditation Director: matthew@unitytemple.com


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