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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 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, February 20, 2019, Charles Fillmore. 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, David Adams, and Alex Cordero.

 Come as you are and lighten your load!

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U-Thrive: Enneagram Essentials: Back to the Basics with Reverend Dr. George Gordon, Wednesdays, February 20 - February 27, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Temple SPACE.This is an advanced practice & support group for individuals who know their Enneagram type and would like to cultivate a discipline of contemplative practice in ENNEAGRAM-literate community. Prior knowledge of Centering Prayer is a plus but NOT mandatory.

Feb. 20 (Week 4) Heart types Panel: Helper-2, Achiever-3, Individualist-4 https://www.facebook.com/events/1016763918511080/

Feb. 27th (Week 5) Virtues and Spiritual Growth for each type https://www.facebook.com/events/290063498335369/

Don't miss this opportunity to study under Rev. Dr. George Gordon, a certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition (Helen Palmer and David Daniels-founders) and a professional member of the International Enneagram Association. He has been teaching the Enneagram since 2001 in a variety of settings (seminaries, churches, workshops for social workers-marriage and family therapists-clergy-seminarians-lay people plus one business). He is also a member of the local Mystic Misfits and has been a centering prayer practitioner since 2006.

Facilitator Bio: George is a certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition (Helen Palmer and David Daniels-founders) and a professional member of the International Enneagram Association.

Suggested love offering: $20/session (No one turned away for lack of funds)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1045686525555308/

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Saving Your Brain From Alzheimer's, Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Temple SPACE. Learn about protecting and preserving your memory as well as causes, prevention and reversal of Dementia and Alzheimer's. You will be educated on the fastest growing cause of death in the United States and learn strategies that will help you protect and preserve your memory and reverse cognitive decline.

Dr. Kelly Miller is a Naturpathic Physician as well as a Doctor of Chiropratic. He has post-graduate certifications in acupuncture, functional diagnostic medicine, as well as a fellowship in aging and regenerative medicine. His 4th book, Saving Your Brain is headed for Amazon's Best-Seller list. The book will be available and discounted for autographed copies.

For more information, visit www.drkellymiller.com or call 816-210-6913.

Admission is Free.
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Introduction to A Course In Miracles, Thursdays, February 21 - March 14, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Classroom D. We will discuss the original author, how it became published, other ACIM people, different published versions, and more. We will also be meditating, reading from the book, talking about metaphysics, and sharing our experiences. We will be using the book: “A Course In Miracles Abridged Edition”. Books will be available at the class to borrow or purchase. Drop-ins okay.

Suggested Love Offering: $5-15/sessions. For more information, contact Stan Herrmann - email Stan.Herrmann@gmail.com or phone (650) 759.0000. RSVP is appreciated.

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PSI Presents Steffany Barton, Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Following the lead of the angels and deceased loved ones present from the Other Side, Steffany will deliver messages to random audience members. With passion, integrity, and genuine love, Steffany gives voice to those who have crossed, proving to all that beyond physical death, love lives.
    
Steffany Barton is a premier psychic medium, spiritual teacher and author who is highly sought after for her mediumship and angel readings. Mediumship is connecting to our loved ones on the other side. Part of Steffany’s mission is to demystify the spiritual and psychic arts. Through public demonstrations of her work as a medium, along with her classes, she works to provide individuals with spiritual experiences based in scientific fact.

Steffany holds a degree as a Registered Nurse and is also certified in past life regression and hypnotherapy. She is a Karuna Reiki Master and teaches Reiki I and II, as well as teaching many classes on spiritual development. She offers Daily Om online classes and is the author of four books.  To schedule a session, call 913.451.4567.  Visit Steffany’s website www.angelsinsight.com. Books & CDs will be available for purchase at the program.  

To see if a program has been cancelled due to inclement weather, please check the PSI website www.psychicstudiesinstitute.org

Come join us as Steffany will deliver messages from loved one on the Other Side to audience members. 
 
All Seats $15 at the Door
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Deepening Practice: Half-day Silent Retreat, Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00am - 1:00pm. Whether you are an advanced practitioner, simply wanting to enrich your current understanding or are brand new to meditation, join us Saturday as we explore ways in which we may deepen our practice and bring more peace and happiness to our world.

We've realized that the mantra, "the simpler the better" rings true for Deepening Practice, so every LAST SATURDAY of the month at Unity Temple you will find an opportunity for a 4-hour Silent Retreat. There will be brief introduction and a bell to signal alternating times of walking/sitting, but very little spoken guidance throughout the retreat. Along with that, Victor and other meditation teachers will be on hand, and available for 1-1 consultations during the retreat, if you want to take some time to process your experience, or ask questions about your personal meditation and mindfulness practice. 

We hope many of you will make time to attend part or all of this 4-hour retreat. 

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Courageous Conversations, Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Heritage Room. The Courageous Conversations Group’s mission is to speak Truth to power through conscious dialogue that will lead to greater diversity and inclusivity within and outside of the church walls. In other words, the aim is to create—from the inside-out--a world that works for everyone. This initiative was started in 2016 by Rev. Sandra Campbell and a small group of thoughtful, committed congregants aiming to create sacred space for people of diverse views to engage in thought-provoking, heart-opening, mind-expanding, and often uncomfortable conversations on topics that are often difficult and controversial. The group believes that only when we are courageous enough to be uncomfortable can we hope to be the change we want to see in the world.  If you are one of those thoughtful, committed people, come join the conversation!

Meets Monthly on the 2nd and 4th Sunday

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, February 24, 2019, 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:

This group meets on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month. https://7812.toastmastersclubs.org/ 

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Truman Library Institute Presents Gary Sinise, Sunday, February 24, 2019, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Main Sanctuary. The role of Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump not only kick-started Gary Sinise’s career — it also gave him a new life mission as a passionate advocate for veterans and active duty service members. In his new book Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, Sinise tells the story of how he went from a trouble-making kid to a successful actor and eventually a tireless supporter of those who have served our country.

Starring as the 33rd president in the 1995 film Truman earned Sinise a Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award. For his service work, Sinise has been presented with humanitarian awards including the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment and the Spirit of Hope Award by the Department of Defense. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor awarded by the President of the United States.

Please join us for a free public program in the Truman Legacy Series featuring Sinise in conversation with David Von Drehle, columnist for The Washington PostTruman Library Institute members receive priority access to register for this event. All others are invited to register beginning February 11 — as space allows. Rainy Day Books will have copies of Grateful American available for purchase at the event or to pre-order in advance.

MEMBER RSVP

NON-MEMBERS: Registration begins 2/11

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Writing Workshop, Monday, February 25, 2019, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Classroom B. 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.

Love Offering

This class meets monthly on the 2nd and 4th Monday.

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Manse. Join WOW-Women of Worth for their annual potluck gathering as they celebrate their 10th year of women coming together to share on the path of life. Bring a goodie to share with the group and feel free to bring a friend. The more the merrier!

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

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Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support Group, Thursday, February 28, 2019, 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.

Register Here

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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Paths to Fulfilling Relationships, Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm, Classroom D. Are you having communication difficulties? Are you looking to attract someone new into your life? Are you at a crossroads in a relationship?

Join us for a workshop on Fulfilling Relationships This workshop is for anyone desiring to gain a deeper understanding of their relationships with friends, lovers, children, co-workers, or family members.

We will explore the following topics: • Relationship types and the roles we play • Karmic bonds and the purpose of your relationships • Toxic relationship patterns and how to break free of them • Forgiveness and healing • Understanding why others provoke us and push our buttons, and how to use these triggers for greater self-awareness • Communication strategies that will breakthrough any walls. • How to use some intuitive tools to rate your compatibility with another person You’ll never look at anyone the same again!

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $90 (plus a $10 book fee to be paid in class).

Register at https://intuitiveschool.com/product/creating-fulfilling-relationships/

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Serenity Flow, Sunday, March 3, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am, Temple SPACE. Join us for Serenity Flow: a new approach to Sunday morning as we blend yoga, live music, meditation and Satsang (message) for a truly unique spiritual experience.

YOGA: Attuned to the integrative energy of sound, live music by seasoned musicians accompanies this morning yoga practice. Awaken your senses with a smooth, flowing sequence of yoga poses. 
Linking poses with deep breathing is like coming home to your body, welcoming your spirit into its temple, naturally balanced and calm. 

MEDITATION: Learn techniques from many traditions as we explore the vast inner landscapes in a safe, tranquil environment, connecting with each other in consciousness.

SATSANG: Drawing from the rich tradition of teachings from eastern philosophy and western psychology the message each Sunday will be a practical application that can inspire and enrich your daily life.

Childcare available!!

Beginners welcome! Bring your yoga mat! Suggested Love offer $15 Register at door

Come on an empty stomach with stretchy, comfortable clothing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/462587330937990/

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Rainy Day Books Presents Annie Ward, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Annie Ward will Present her Debut Hardcover Novel, Beautiful Bad (The Perfect Marriage Leads to the Perfect Crime).

Annie Ward has a BA in English Literature from UCLA and a MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute.  Her first short screenplay, Strange Habit, starring Adam Scott was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award winner at the Aspen Film Festival.  She has received a Fulbright Scholarship and An Escape to Create Artists residency.  She lives in Kansas with her family.

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

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Emergency Preparedness Training, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00pm, Classroom D. Unity Temple is seeking those interested with helping to establish an Emergency Response Team. All aspects of disaster preparedness will be explored - direct application, communication with other first responders, families, news media, hospitals and EMS transport teams.

Facilitated by Ron McCorkle ron@unitytemple.com

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REEL Wisdom Film Series: Happy, Friday, March 8, 2019, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?

Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated Genghis Blues now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Suggested love donation of $10, payable at the door.
Discussion following the film 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1995774690500522/

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Engaging Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Classroom C. This is a unique meditation group, in that we also practice dialogue during our time together. This is a unique meditation group, in that we also practice dialogue during our time together. Not “social dialogue” where you may or may not click with the person(s) you speak with, or you might want to have the right thing to say. Meditative dialogue: Between silent meditation and the speed we move and speak of our every day world is a place we can practice meditative dialogue. Meditative dialogue might be explained as a grounded awareness where we can practice using speech, yet what we actually say isn’t important.  What is important is our awareness, what we noticed, what we chose to speak and what we didn’t.  This dialogue has nothing to do with a story we have been telling our friends.  Each moment may be different.  It is about experience.

As the listener, we practice bringing ourselves back to awareness and listening without an agenda.  We are so used to listening to offer advice, reassurance, empathy, teaching, etc…these are all agendas. Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can offer another person, and we cannot fully listen with and agenda. What I have noticed after being in dialogue with others is a comfortable closeness even if I don’t know much about them and after practicing dialogue in a monthly group, I remember again how I want to listen more closely, and how I want to slow down and connect with myself and others while I am speaking.

As with most groups, we practice silent meditation, have a dharma topic, and have time as a group to debrief and ask questions.

If you have any questions feel free to call Lori @ 816-516-2200. Lori is a meditation student, Unity Minister, Nonviolent Communication Trainer, and supports others on their journeys. This group meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday.

All meditation levels welcome. No prior experience necessary. Come experience connection as part of your meditation experience.

Suggested Love Offering $25 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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Reiki Healing Circle, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 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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Youth and Family - Monthly Potluck Lunch, Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11:30am, Meyer Hall. Join us on Sunday, February 10th, downstairs in "Meyer Hall West" and mark your calendar for every "2nd Sunday" to stay after service, visit, and share a meal with other Unity Temple families!

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Get Organized To Get Present, Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:00am - Noon, Temple SPACE. Able to be still and present when meditating or in the silence but struggle to make that connection when bombarded by day to day life?

Join us for a workshop to get organized so your mental energy is available to focus on the present moment.

This will be a working session so please bring:
• Your current personal organization/task management tool (i.e. day planner or laptop or phone or...)
• Laptop if you have one (otherwise tablet or phone)

In this workshop you will develop:
• An understanding of how an organization system can help you along your spiritual journey
• An understanding of the basics of how to build an organization system and the process to continue to use it
• A simple working organization system that can be used as the basis for future evolution

https://www.facebook.com/events/392903971537485/

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