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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, June 19, 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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Let's Talk: International Day of Drumming & Healing, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30pm, Main Sanctuary. 400 years of African American History.The performance will utilize the music and dances from areas of West Africa, such as Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Ghana and Guinea since many enslaved Africans that were brought to the Americas were from this region. It will reveal how the music and dances of African American ancestors unified the village, communicated, commemorated, documented events, engaged communities in royal ceremonies and rituals from birth to death.

African drumming viewed as both art and science dates back 7,000 years in recorded history and is still alive in Africa to this very day.

$10 Donation at the door, 18 and under Admitted Free (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Order your tickets today! https://unitytempleontheplaza.ticketspice.com/lets-talk

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A Prayer for Compassion Film Screening, Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Join us for a film screening of A Prayer for Compassion, a film by Thomas Wade Jackson. There will also be a discussion with Producer and Best Selling Author, Victoria Moran followed by a book signing.

A Prayer for Compassion is a feature length documentary that strives to inspire and encourage those already on a religious or spiritual path, to expand their circle of compassion to embrace all life, regardless of species, and make choices in alignment with this value. The film follows Thomas Jackson on a quest across America, that ultimately takes him to Morocco for the UN Climate Conference and throughout the Indian subcontinent to ask the question, “Can compassion grow to include all beings? and Can people who identify as religious or spiritual come to embrace the call to include all human and nonhuman beings in our circle of respect and caring and love?”

Drawing on traditions including Christianity — evangelical, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Friends (Quakers), Seventh Day Adventism, Unity, and more; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; the Native American tradition; Unitarian Universalism; Zoroastrianism; and the “spiritual but not religious” point of view — A Prayer for Compassion calls on people of faith and spiritual seekers of every stripe to come together to bring about a world in which “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them…They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:6 and 11:9)

Free Admission, donations welcome! Admission is free, but please register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prayer-for-compassion-screening-in-kansas-city-tickets-62067190638
  

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World Cafe Pop-Up Restaurant, Fridays, June 21 - June 28, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Unity Hall. Looking for a new place to eat on Friday nights? How about East Mediterranean cuisine presented by culinary wonder Chef Marwan Chebaro!

Unity Temple is hosting its first pop-up restaurant every Friday evening through June 28th.

Cost is only $15 per plate and there will be desserts and soft drinks available for purchase also.

Questions or comments can be directed to Cassie Bender, Director of Special Events, cassie@unitytemple.com

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The 20th Annual Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Friday, June 21 - Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The 20th Annual Kansas City LGBT Film Festival will open on Friday, June 21st at Unity Temple on the Plaza with the Midwest premiere of GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH co-presented by the Heartland Men's Chorus who will be performing live as part of the evening's festivities. This special event kicks off a lively, five-day showcase at Unity Temple which will feature over fifty LGBTQ film premieres from filmmakers across the globe as well as right here here in Missouri and Kansas. Plus, there will be a special screening event to honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.  

For film previews, showtimes and more information visit www.OutHereNow.com

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RE-Create event: Service Orientation and Lunch at Thelma's Kitchen, Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:30am (11:00 lunch). Thelma’s Kitchen is a Healthy Communities Initiative of Reconciliation Services, and the first "donate-what-you-can" cafe in Kansas City: www.thelmaskitchen.org.  The mission of Reconciliation Services is to cultivate a community seeking reconciliation to transform Troost from a dividing line to a gathering place, revealing the strength of all. Thelma’s Kitchen aims to meet very real needs in our area for affordable food access and to gather people together for vibrant community life. When we serve together and sit and share a meal together, we begin to understand what it means to be community. Thelma’s Kitchen is a gathering place, where everyone is welcome!  

RE-Create will get together to learn about Thelma’s Kitchen.  There is an opportunity for a required volunteer training (before you can serve) on Friday June 21st 9:30-11:00. We'll grab lunch together following the orientation at the cafe when it opens at 11:00. For those not wanting to do the orientation, you can just meet us for lunch at 11:00 at the cafe, and still be able to check it out and help support a great cause.  (If several of us complete the orientation, then we can work on getting a group to serve and assist with lunch at the cafe on another day.)

**Remember, You must click this link to register for the service training: https://reconciliationservices.secure.force.com/volunteers/apex/VolunteersSignUpPage   (****Be sure to select the orientation / training on Friday, June 21st from 9:30-11:00 am****)

Map to Thelma's Kitchen: 3101 Troost Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64109  
Link to the Facebook Event
Contact Person: JoMarie Andrews (jomarie6101@mac.com

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Courageous Conversations, Sunday, June 23, 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, June 23, 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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Writing Workshop, Monday, June 24, 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, June 25, 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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WE-RISE (Renew-Inspire-Support-Evolve) Wednesday Evening Service, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Charles Fillmore. NEED A MID-WEEK LIFT? Join Sandra Campbell, Warren Teachout and the Temple Chaplains. Music by Alex Cordero and David Adams.

Fellowship and refreshments following the service in the Manse.

Come let your light shine!!

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Deepening Practice: Half-day Silent Retreat, Saturday, June 29, 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. 

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Emergency Preparedness Meeting, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, 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.

Questions? Contact ron@unitytemple.com

This group meets monthly on the first Wednesday

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Marvelous Mz. MOLLY HAMMER, Vocalist Performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band.

Tickets at the door only-$8.00

Children under 16-Free

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Serenity Flow, Sunday, July 7, 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.

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PSI Presents Steffany Barton, Friday, July 12, 2019, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Archangel Michael will welcome questions of personal, local and global concern. With strength and assuredness, he will anchor LOVE into answers, insights and information. This evening will be filled with joy, laughter and a sense of peace.  

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 Stefany’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 Karun Reiki Master and teaches Reiki I and II, as well as teaching many classes on spiritual development. She is the author of three books.To schedule a session, call 913.451.4567.  Visit Steffany’s web site www.angelsinsight.com. Books and CDs will be available for purchase at the program.

$15 - (cash/check only)   

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Engaging Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group, Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Classroom C.  This is a unique meditation group, in that we also practice dialogue during our time together.  We may practice insight dialogue, or an aspect of wise speech or nonviolent communication that relates to the dharma topic we are studying. Our time consists of meditation, dialogue, dharma insights, group time and heart practice.

No prior experience necessary.  Join us.

A $25 love offering is suggested.

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.

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Reiki Healing Circle, Saturday, July 13, 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, July 14, 2019, 11:30am, Unity Hall. It's our monthly Family Potluck! Join us downstairs in "Unity Hall West" for our monthly potluck! Mark your calendar to stay after service, visit, and share a meal with other Unity Temple families!

What to bring:

Last Name: A - M: Side dish, veggies, fruit

Last Name: N - Z: Main dish, protein

Youth Department will provide drinks and paper products.

Hope to see you there!

Questions-contact Vilma De Leon at vilma@unitytemple.com

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Unity Temple Slumber Party, Friday, July 19, 4:00pm - Saturday, July 20, 9:00am. Unity Temple is hosting a Slumber Party! This family-friendly lock-in event is open to ALL members of our Temple community.

Join us for fun, food, games, dancing, and much more! Enjoy a catered dinner and breakfast and camp out all night in one of the designated Temple spots. On top of it all, this event is FREE!

Register your group at one of our registration tables in the lobby on Sunday mornings before or after 10:30 am services or in the Youth Ed office.

Registration deadline is Friday, July 5th. For planning and security purposes, pre-registration for this event is REQUIRED.

For more information or with questions, please contact Vilma De Leon, Youth & Family Education Director, at vilma@unitytemple.com.

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