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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, August 22, 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: Advanced Enneagram Class, Tuesdays, August 22 - August 29, 2017, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Temple SPACE. The Enneagram is a transformational system of sacred psychology that helps us to grow up and to wake up! On 8/22, we'll review the Centers of Intelligence and Contemplative Practices: solitude, silence, and stillness. Then, we'll explore the Inner Flow & the Child Within, The Harmony Triad, and prayer intentions. 

Facilitator: Rev. Nhien Dougherty. $20 suggested love offering/session; no one turned away. Please RSVP as we ran out of seating last week! Email: nhien@unitytemple.com. Visit our Facebook event HERE.

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Wednesday Evening Healing Service, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30pm, 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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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, August 24, 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 Terri Daniel, Friday, August 25, 2017, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. "THE METAPHYSICS OF MOURNING:
Spiritual Tools for the Grief Journey" with Terri Daniel.
In this presentation, Terri Daniel will discuss the importance of focusing on inner transformation rather than external events when working with grief, and will explain how to use mystical practices such as meditation and  sacred ceremonies for healing. The presentation will include a guided meditation and a simple ritual for releasing the energy of pain and trauma.

Terri's interest in the journey of the soul through birth and death began at age 12, when she began experiencing non-ordinary realities that sparked a lifelong interest in following a spiritual path But it wasn't until the death of her 16 year-old son in 2006 that she immersed herself in studying multi-cultural religious traditions and metaphysical practices that help the dying and the grieving to view their experiences through a mystical lens. Her unique form of "radical mysticism" incorporates elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, ancient pagan practices, Gnosticism and other spiritual traditions to break down limiting beliefs about forgiveness, divine judgment and negative experience. Terri replaces these beliefs with an empowering vision of a co-created universe where there are no victims or perpetrators, only souls seeking expansion and awareness.

Come join us and hear Terri explain how to use mystical practices for healing and experience her guided meditation and a ritual for releasing the energy of pain and trauma.

All Seats $15 at the door
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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, August 26, 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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FORBIDDEN: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America Documentary & Discussion, Sunday, August 27, 2017, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Please join us for a screening of the inspiring and award-winning documentary FORBIDDEN: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America. The documentary will be shown at the start with a discussion to follow.

Forbidden illustrates the intersection of queer and immigrant issues and addresses the realities facing LGBTQ minorities who have grown up in the rural south surrounded by white faces and homophobic attitudes. When the subject of this documentary, Moises Serrano, was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico and make the perilous journey across the desert in search of the American dream. After 23 years growing up in the rural south where he is forbidden to live and love, Moises sees only one option — to fight for justice.

This documentary is [a] sheer joy.  Forbidden is one of those wonderful feel-good movies that makes you appreciate that as long as there are Moises Serrano’s in the world, there is hope for all of us.
- Queer Guru

You’ll find yourself falling in love with Moises Serrano, the subject of Tiffany Rhynard’s intelligent and moving documentary. Ultimately a story of love conquering hate, Forbidden is authentic and realistic in portraying the obstacles that Serrano has faced throughout his life.
- The Independent Critic

There is no cost to attend this event as it’s hosted by our Unity Temple Spiritual Courageous Conversations Initiative - Love offerings will be accepted and are greatly appreciated.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1994155467480134/?ti=icl

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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, August 27, 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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Releasing the Shadow-Embracing the Light, Tuesdays, August 29 - November 21, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, P&L Classroom. Join us for this new Fall lecture and discussion series, Releasing the Shadow-Embracing the Light, based on Dr.Shariff Abdullah's book, Creating a World That Works For All. There will be 12 internet lectures and trainings by Dr. Shariff Abdullah followed by discussion facilitated by Dr. Catherine Thomas. 

Dozens of Unity churches will be offering this Fall series throughout the world.  Certificate accreditation is available from Commonway Institute. 

The cost is $240 including all materials. 

For more information go to Releasing the Shadow, Embracing the Light and Commonway Institute at http://www.commonway.org/shadow-light

For additional questions phone Dr. Catherine Thomas at 816-525-4319.

There will be a sign-up table in the lobby on Sundays.

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KCFL, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Monday - Friday, September 4 - September 15, 2017, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Temple SPACE. In celebration of Yoga Month, a national holiday and awareness campaign to inspire healthy living, we are offering our yoga teacher training by donation. In exchange, we only ask that you explore karma yoga--the act of selflessness--and share yoga with the millions who practice and the many new to join the practice. Our "by donation option" allows you to pay what you can (a sliding scale from $1,750 -$3,750) and still earn a nationally recognized training from a registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.

A $200 donation for every registration will be made to Unity Temple ​on the Plaza.  Unity Temple offers an abundance of healing services for the community including meditation, yoga, sermons, counseling and workshops.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training: 
Learn vinyasa, power, Hatha and meditation. Expansive coverage of anatomy, teaching techniques and introduction to Ayurveda.

1. Download our school catalog and application at http://www.kcfitnesslink.com/yoga-teacher-training/school-catalog/
2. Fax, e-mail or send by postal mail
3. Send Unity Temple your $200 donation directly. Go to www.unitytemple.com: Press the DONATE BUTTON and enter all the required information. Make sure to put in the memo "yoga training"

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Musical Magic of CANDACE EVANS, Piano & Vocals performing with The Consort Band. Host, Tim Whitmer

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

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, September 9, 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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Unity Temple's Annual Homecoming Sunday, Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Meyer Hall. Plan on joining us for Homecoming Sunday with a Potluck Picnic following the 10:30am service. Hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers will be grilled outside. Sign-up to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Sign-up sheets will be in the lobby after church on Sundays through September 3rd. For more information, please contact Christine Garvey at christine@unitytemple.com or call 816.994.8009.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Unity Temple we will be having an All-Call New Member Spiritual Blessing at the 10:30am service as well as welcoming back our Unity Temple Chancel Choir!

There will be a cakewalk, face painting, music, games and more!

Volunteers needed to help with set-up and clean-up. For more information, please contact Christine Garvey at christine@unitytemple.com or call 816.994.8009.

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Dzogchen Practice, Monthly on 2nd Sunday, September 10, 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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Rainy Day Books Presents Douglas Preston, Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary.  Douglas Preston will give a Multimedia Presentation his New Softcover The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.

Douglas Preston worked as a Writer and Editor for the American Museum of Natural History and taught Writing at Princeton University.  He has written for The New YorkerNatural HistoryNational GeographicHarper'sSmithsonian, and The Atlantic.  The Author of several acclaimed Nonfiction Books—including the Bestseller The Monster of Florence—Preston is also the Co-Author with Lincoln Child of the Bestselling Series of Novels featuring FBI Agent Pendergast.

For tickets or more information, go to www.rainydaybooks.com or call 913.384.3126.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Gabrielle Zevin, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Gabrielle Zevin will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Gabrielle's New Hardcover Novel Young Jane Young.  Join us for a Book Club Evening Event with special prizes and surprises!

Gabrielle Zevin's Books have been translated into more than thirty languages.  Her 8th Novel, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry,spent more than four months on The New York Times Bestseller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller List, and has been a Bestseller around the World.  She has also written Books for Children and Young Adults (YA), including the Award-Winning Elsewhere.  Zevin’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review and on NPR’s All Things Considered.

For tickets or more information, go to www.rainydaybooks.com or call 913.384.3126.

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Truman Library Institute Presents Photograping the President, Featuring Pete Souza, Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Main Sanctuary.

Save the date for this free public program featuring Pete Souza, official White House photographer for President Obama and President Reagan. More information and an opportunity to RSVP will be available closer to the event.

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, September 20, 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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Rainy Day Books Presents Barbara Powell Allen and Deborah Jean Allen, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:00pm, Main Sanctuary.

Barbara Powell Allen and Deborah Jean Allen will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Barbara and Deborah's  New Hardcover Becoming Marjorie: The Life and Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen.

It is an era when women vow to “honor and obey” their husbands.  Rarely does the average woman have her own car, checking account, or authority over anything except childrearing during Feminism’s “Second Wave” from the mid to latter part of the 20th Century.  That world is about to change, and Marjorie Powell Allen is one of the reasons why.  Like many unsung heroines, Marjorie does not consider herself a feminist, but propelled by a strong sense of social justice, a powerful intellect, and a tenacious will, she will alter the landscape for women from the American Midwest to South Africa.  She is a force, “the kind of leader who made you believe you could do anything.”

Reception immediately following downstairs in Meyer Hall, 3-4:30pm RSVP to reception – call, text or email 913-608-7545 or info@skillbuildersfund.org by Friday, September 1st.

To order tickets, go to http://www.rainydaybooks.com/BecomingMarjorie

For links and updates about Becoming Marjorie, go to www.skillbuildersfund.org or visit our Facebook age http://www.facebook.com/skillbuildersfund

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