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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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U-Thrive: Awakening to Wholeness: A Half Day Enneagram Retreat, Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Heritage Room. This retreat will be focused on healing old wounds that keep us limited and, as a corollary, nourishing new patterns of thinking and behaving that support embracing our innate wholeness. Expect to co-create a safe, healing circle together as we, individually and collectively, engage various contemplative practices and participate in interactive exercises (including repeating questions) designed to support integrating other points on the Enneagram and healing our Soul Child. This retreat is for those who already know their Enneagram type and are familiar with Centering Prayer (or another meditation practice) and want to take their spiritual practice deeper. 

Pre-registration via email to nhien@unitytemple.com is REQUIRED.  Fee: $75 (not including lunch) (two partial scholarships available).

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What Does It Mean to be a Multidimensional Being?, Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Classroom D. Presented by: Sylvia Powell and Isabel Koechl. Being multidimensional beings, means we are living in many different planes of existence at the same time. We will talk about the different body’s we are composed of, their functions, dysfunctions and how we are connected.

For more information, please contact us at transformnlight@gmail.com or call 913-251-5052 or 816-606-6552.

We suggest a $10 love offering, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

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Kansas City Chorale Presents Christmas 1968, Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm, Main Sanctuary. On Christmas Eve 1968, children and families gathered around their TV sets to witness the earth rise above the lunar surface in the first live broadcast from the moon. We remember the icons and images of this turbulent year with a new piece commemorating Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve blessing along with many popular, jazzy carols and tunes of the era including White Christmas, Christmas Time is Here from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” The Night Before Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, and many more.

Purchase tickets HERE TYPE UNITY AT CHECKOUT AND RECEIVE 50% OFF!

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U-THRIVE: Contemplative Practices and the Enneagram, Tuesdays, December 18, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Heritage Room. Our Contemplative Practices & the Enneagram (CPE) practice groups are for those interested in furthering psychological & spiritual growth through integrating knowledge of the Enneagram with contemplative practices.

Join our ONGOING Thursday 1-3pm CPE group, which opens to new participants on 10/18, or participate in our NEW Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm CPE group, which will run from 10/16-12/18. (No sessions Thanksgiving week.)

Facilitated by Rev Nhien & a team of regular CPE participants. Limited space. RSVP Required. Info/RSVP: nhien@unitytemple.com.

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, December 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, December 19, 2018, Charles Fillmore Chapel. 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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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, December 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:

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

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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, December 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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Deepening Practice, Saturday, December 29, 2018, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. As this month's last Saturday of the month (12/29) falls right between two major holidays, we've come up with a plan to offer you the SILENCE you crave, without the teachers and leaders having to work on preparing lessons over winter holiday season. 

A Silent Retreat!

Charles Fillmore Chapel will be transformed, into a place for you, regardless of how long you sit, to come and just be. Breathe with us. Contemplate with us. Let go, decompress, breathe again, and prepare for the new year with some extended time in deep silence.

Again, come for 10 minutes, one hour, or FOUR! For some it may be a compelling challenge to go into silence for 4 continuous hours. If that sounds like you, maybe this retreat is just what will enrich your practice as you head into the New Year!

Love offering gratefully accepted. No-one turned away! 

 https://www.facebook.com/events/2090815301209325/

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Serenity Flow, Sunday, January 6, 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.

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********** Beginners welcome! Bring your yoga mat! ***********

********** Suggested Love offer $15 Register at door ***********

Come on an empty stomach with stretchy, comfortable clothing.

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Engaging Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group, Saturday, January 12, 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, January 12, 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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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, January 12, 2019, 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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Youth Department Family Potluck, January 13, 2019, 11:30am, Meyer Hall West. Join us for our second of many monthly "2nd Sunday Family Potlucks!" Mark your calendar for every "2nd Sunday" to stay after service, visit, and share a meal with other Unity Temple families! 

What to bring:
Last name A-M: Main dish, protein
Last name N-Z: a side dish, veggies, fruit

Youth and Family Department will provide drinks and paper products!

Donations gratefully accepted! 

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This Group will not meet in November or December, next meeting is January 22, 2019

WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 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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Will not meet in November or December, next meeting, January 24th, 2019.

Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support Group, Thursday, January 24th, 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.

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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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