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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING GALA & AUCTION WEEKLY UPDATE:  These packages are available at our Live Auction only. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW to the Gala & Auction on Friday, November 10th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at https://qtego.net/qlink/unitytemple

Tuscany Culinary Experience: This package includes a 5 night stay in a luxury room at the Cortona Resort & Spa, daily breakfast buffer for 2, 3 course dinner at La Corte Restaurant for 2, massage treatment for 2, unlimited access to the Wellness Center which includes Sauna, Turkish baths, salt room with chromotherapy and more, cooking class and dinner with Chef Ryan Hanley for 2.

Cortona Resort & Spa is a village of unique charm. Elegant venues are dominated by an eighteenth-century villa with Tuscan-style buildings that are part of a secular park of over 30,000 square meters with formal gardens that weave tracks, evocative spaces and an ancient redwood overlooking the swimming pool and solarium.

Visit https://qtego.net/qlink/unitytemple to register for the online auction, purchase tickets and view silent auction items. We'll have a table in the Lobby Sunday, 10am - 12:30pm for you to purchase tickets, donate auction items, buy advertising space, and preview sponsorship opportunities.

Opening Bid starts at $2875.00

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Whale Watching Adventure: This package includes adult day passes for whale watching boat tour for 2, 3-night stay at the Hyatt House Seattle Downtown for 2, daily breakfast for 2, coach class round trip service for 2 from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to Seattle, Washington.

Located on the San Juan Islands in Washing State lies a playground for some of the most fantastic creatures in the water. Enjoy a chartered boat ride and get close up with these majestic creatures of the ocean. A knowledgeable marine naturalist will accompany the group on-board. Most of the whales are orcas but name grey, minke and humpback whales have been now to frequent the area as well. Also present are seals, sea lions, porpoises and even sightings of the imperial bald eagle. This is the adventure of a lifetime!

Opening Bid starts at $2875.00

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US Open Golf Premium Trophy Club Package: This package includes Trophy Club Tickets for Saturday, June 16th and Sunday June 17 Championship rounds for 2, 3-night stay from Friday, June 15 – Monday, June 18th at New Your Hilton Midtown or The Inn at Fox Hollow Hots, subject to availability, for 2.

This is a golf lover’s dream! This is the second of the four major championships in golf and is a favorite among the players and fans alike. The host course for 2018 is the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY. Watching the US Open live in person is like nothing you have experienced before!

Opening Bid starts at $3850.00

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, October 22, 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 Julie Valluet, VP Membership, Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, at julievalluet@gmail.com  for membership details.

This group meets on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month.

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U-Thrive: Playing Big Fall Book Study & Support Group for Women, Mondays, October 23 - November 20, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. This group is for women seeking to live a more authentic, expansive, and empowered life--and to find friendship and support among like-hearted women!

5-Weeks starting Monday, October 23

$50 fee (scholarships available)

Hosted by U-Thrive & co-facilitated by Anne Canan and Margaret McNamara, former participants in Unity Temple's U-Thrive Playing Big spiritual support group facilitated by Rev. Nhien Dougherty.

RSVP required. Email margaretm.mcnamara@att.net.

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, October 24, 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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U-Thrive: Metaphysics I, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Temple SPACE. If you have ever wondered about the Silence, meditation and Unity prayer, this is the class for you! Discover some of the fundamental concepts and principles underwriting Unity’s spiritual philosophy or metaphysics. Achieve a basic understanding of consciousness and what it means to evolve spiritual awareness while building Christ or Divine Consciousness. Just what is the Divine Purpose, Will, Plan, Guidance and the important part you play?

5-week class (available for SEE credit) hosted by U-Thrive, taught by Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck (former Dean of SEE at Unity Village)

Suggested love offering $20/session

RSVP: Paul Albert Hasselbeck alberthasselbeck@gmail.com or on Facebook HERE.

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Wednesday Evening Service, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. 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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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, October 26, 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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PSI Presents Rabbi Barry Albin, Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Join us as Rabbi Barry Albin shares his life experience of being an exorcist for 45 years. You will hear him talk about the Catholic Church’s previous Rite of Exorcism, discuss demons, ghosts, and much much more. Exorcisms are exceedingly dangerous. Rabbi Bary Albin has the experience to prove it.

Rabbi Barry Albin began to do exorcisms in 1972. He began to do healings in 1974. In 1985 he was ordained a Rabbi of the Nazorean Orthodox Qahal. He was a practicing attorney from 1973-2017. Exorcism is one of the forms of magic that has existed since the beginning. He has been involved in numerous exorcisms including exorcisms of houses, people, places, and things. He also dealt with ghosts, elohim, and evil spirits. The locations that he performed exorcisms where in Kansas, Missouri, and Virginia and have had people travel to see me from Ireland, the District of Columbia, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Come join us for an evening with Exorcist Rabbi Barry Albin.

Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/182091764902/

All tickets $10 at the door

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Care4U2 Wellness Retreat, Friday, October 27, 9:30am - 2:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Join us and take a day to Care4U2!!! Resolve Counseling and Wellness is hosting a community day of rejuvenation, education and connection for Volunteers, Clinicians and Caregivers.

The Care4U2 Wellness Retreat offers topics on Creative Coping, Battling Stress with Your Fork, Compassion Fatigue, Yoga and Mindful Movement, Second Hand Grief, Aromatherapy, Grace of Gratitude, Compassionate Boundaries, and a Keynote by Dr. Michelle Robin titled, ‘Quadrants of Wellbeing.’ 4 CEU’s are available.

Registration begins at 9:00am

Register Online:  kcresolve.com/care4u2.html  

Follow on Facebook: CLICK HERE

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Rainy Day Books Presents Walter Isaacson, Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Walter Isaacson will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Hardcover Biography, Leonardo da Vinci.

Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, Chairman of CNN, and Editor of Time Magazine. He is the Author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life;and Kissinger: A Biography, and the Co-Author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

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, October 28, 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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Youth Education Halloween Party, Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Temple SPACE. Get "spooky" with us! We will have "spine-tingling" games and activities, "frightful" music, "creepy-crawly" snacks, and more!

Come dressed in your costume if you want to, but not required! See you there...Invite a friend!

Help Needed: Is Halloween totally "your thing"? Email sara@unitytemple.com or text/call 314-795-9992 to share your GIFT of GHOUL and help pull together a day of frightful, delightful fun for our Unity Temple Youth! 

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Temple Blood Drive, Sunday, October 29, 2017, 8:30am - 12:30pm, Meyer Hall. In conjunction with the Community Blood Center we will be holding our annual Blood Drive. Community Blood Center saves lives every day by serving the needs of patients in this community by providing an adequate supply of blood and blood components to meet the transfusion needs of patients in our region. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, Community Blood Center is an active participant member with America’s Blood Centers (ABC). Please help make a difference, sign-up today to donate!!

Book your appointment today at: https://www.esavealifenow.org/PublicScheduler/Default.aspx Sponsor code is unitytemple.

For additional details contact Christine Garvey at christine@unitytemple.com or 816-561-4466 ext 109.

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Rainy Day Books Presents John Grisham, Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary.

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

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. TIM WHITMER’S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASHwith Special Guest KATHLEEN HOLEMAN, The Consort Band and other musical guests. TIM WHITMER has been the gracious host and resident pianist since the inception of the Spirituality & All That Jazz program in 1994.  This evening will be a celebration of not only the talents of Tim Whitmer but also the two decades of great music he’s presented through the monthly S&ATJ programs. Joining him in the celebration will be vocalist and trombonist, KATHLEEN HOLEMAN holding court with founding members of The Consort Band, JURGEN WELGE & JAMES ALBRIGHT and other party guests including CARL BENDER.

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

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Rainy Day Books Presents Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush, Thursday, November 2, 2017, Main Sanctuary. Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books for their New Hardcover, Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri.

Rainy Day Books is proud to Partner with Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri as we welcome Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush to Kansas City!  Girl Scouts will be Hosting a Reception with the Co-Authors immediately prior to our Author & Book Event. This Pre-Event will include an Co-Author Autographed Hardcover of Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life, food & drink and opportunity to Meet & Greet these Special Sisters.  This Reception will also Raise Funds to further Girl Scouting across our Region. For details and Registration for the Reception visit www.gsksmo.org/sistersfirst.  We hope you will make plans to join us as we celebrate the power of Sisterhood!

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 Jackson Galaxy (AKA Cat Daddy), Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Jackson Galaxy (AKA Cat Daddy) will Present his New Softcover, Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life With Your Cat.  Join us and learn more about how you can become a Cat Mojo Expert! 

Representatives from Kansas City area cat rescue facilities will also be on hand to share volunteer opportunities. Learn and use your new Cat Mojo superpowers! Come and learn more about KC Pet Project and Another Chance Cat Rescue. They need your help!

Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist and the host of Animal Planet's hit show My Cat from Hell. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!). Jackson is also the author of Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean.

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

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2017 Bennett Forum on the Presidency, Featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin and David Von Drehle, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Bennett Forum on the Presidency has grown to become Kansas City’s most anticipated politically-themed program. This year’s event will feature presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in conversation with David Von Drehle of the Washington Post. Join us for an unforgettable conversation focused on the American presidency and leadership lessons from the White House.

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN – Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of JournalismGoodwin is currently writing a new book focused on presidential leadership.

DAVID VON DREHLE – Columnist for the Washington Post, where he writes about national affairs and politics, and award-winning author of four books, the award-winning bestseller Triangle: The Fire That Changed America and Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year.

MEMBER TICKETS

Free Bennett Forum tickets and priority seating are available to Truman Library Institute members. Tickets are now available for Truman Library Institute members. Claim your member ticket here.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

General Admission tickets are $10 and go on sale October 9.

Membership to the Truman Library Institute starts at just $25 a year and includes access to free Bennett Forum tickets, free museum admission at the Truman Library and all Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and more. Join today.

The last time Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke at the Bennett Forum, tickets sold out with more than a week before the event. Please plan to buy your ticket well in advance or become a member today for the best access to tickets.

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, November 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. 

If you'd like to carpool, let Deb know and you can meet at the Unity Church of Overland Park Parking Lot at 8:30 am (It's about a 15-minute drive from the church).

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

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Dzogchen Practice, Monthly on 2nd Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Classroom C. Dzogchen is a special set of practices handed down for over a thousand years within the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism that teaches us how to live in natural openness – free of fear and anxiety.

We meet for meditation, study and discussion on the second Sunday of each month. For more information, contact joe@dzogchencollege.org.

Visit www.dzogchencollege.org

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 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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The Vision Workshop: How to Use Your Imagination to Create Greater Results, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:45pm, Angel Loft. Join DreamBuilder Coach and Life Mastery Consultant Julie Valluet, M.Ed., certified by Mary Morrissey, in this fun, fast-paced and dynamic workshop and learn the simple thinking-strategies that will guard you from fear, doubt and worry, as well as how to unfold your greatest dream.

Space is very limited. Suggested love offering: $20

Contact Julie for more information at julievalluet@gmail.com or go online to www.JulieValluet.com for more info.

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