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Introduction to Unified Mindfulness, Mondays, October 15 - November 19, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Angel Loft. Unified Mindfulness is a comprehensive system that unites core practices of the world's contemplative traditions with the science-based methodology of the West.  Leading institutions such as Harvard and Carnegie-Mellon use it as the basis for their mindfulness research. Learn how to apply a range of meditation techniques from this simple yet powerful system to daily life activities in this 8-week course.

Suitable for all levels of experience from complete beginners to advanced meditators.

Free and open to call with suggested donation of $10/class or $80/course. Presented by Nicoya Helm, M.S.Ed. and certified L2 Unified Mindfulness Coach. For more information contact Nicoya.helm@gmail.com or call 913-742-3182.


U-THRIVE: Contemplative Practices and the Enneagram, Tuesdays, October 16 - December 18, 2018, 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.


Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, October 17, 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 


WE-RISE (Renew-Inspire-Support-Evolve) Wednesday Evening Healing Service, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 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!


PSI Presents Tim Scuillion, Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Tim Scullion is an author and photographer whose latest book is a first in the world of paranormal research. Scullion has completed a 2-year photographic study of Colonial Williamsburg that document ghosts and apparitions of all sizes, shapes, and colors for the book “Haunted, Historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia: Breakthrough Ghost Photography”. He has unlocked techniques to consistently photograph residents of the “other side”.

The program will showcase the Paranormal Photography of Tim Scullion along with lively discussion on some of the most intriguing photos, possible explanations for the various categories photos are grouped in, and the background story for the world’s first photo-study of ghosts, now in its 7th year. The paranormal is ubiquitous, and this alternate reality may be more bizarre than any of us ever imagined!

Join us and experience ghostly activity with Tim Scullion’s paranormal photography.

All Seats $15 at the door.


FREE Flu Shots, Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:30am - 1:00pm. FLU SEASON IS HERE AGAIN! Get your FREE flu shot, sponsored by our Gift Shop, GOOD for YOU.

To register, email Esther at esther@unitytemple.com. Let her know if you are on Medicare or over 65 years of age. This will ensure we have the proper dosage for you.

Kansas City Health Department will be dispensing the shots. The CDC recommends at least one annual flu shot for every adult and child over the age of six months to be administered by the end of October.

Be healthy this season!


Allegro Fall Concert, Common Threads, Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Since its creation in 1999, Allegro has grown from one youth choir of 38 singers to over 250 singers in six ensembles. Today, our singers represent students in grades third through 12th. Drawn from across the Kansas City metro, our talented young singers come from private, public and home-schooled environments. Allegro Choirs delight audience members each year - locally, nationally and abroad - with its varied repertoire and heartfelt singing.

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U-Thrive: Intro to Affirmative Prayer, Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. (SEE credit available), Temple SPACE. Prayer can be a trigger word from painful past experiences, yet is a resource to accessing unimagined potential and guidance. Affirmative meditative prayer is at the heart of Unity and a way to reclaim the word prayer and the potential it promises. Prayer is ultimately aimed at experience of the Divine and Realization of the practitioner’s Divine Potential in Unity teachings. 

Along the way there are practical benefits, including guidance, healing and abundance. In this course, practitioners are introduced to Unity’s 5-Step Prayer Process and supported in developing their daily prayer practice in a new and unique way. Live music, fun and fellowship mixed into a deepening invitation to your own understanding. 

NOTE: Friday 10/26: the final class will be a 2-hour sound healing, OPEN TO ALL, "Sound Journey Into Consciousness!" 

RSVP: jbelair57@gmail.com
Info: www.uthrive-in-unity.com 

$20 Suggested Love Offering/class.
Facilitated by Licensed Unity Teacher, Jason Eric Belair. 


WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 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


American Public Square: The Good Fight for Resources Talk & Reception, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Every day in Kansas City good people do good things. Community advocacy organizations fight the good fight to improve this city and to provide services to all Kansas Citians.

But resources are limited, and groups compete for the resources that are available. Can we work together effectively to make the most of the resources we have? How can organizations cooperate without coopting each other’s missions?

At the second program in American Public Square’s KC Common Good series, an expert panel consisting of a philanthropist, a public policy scholar, and leaders of nonprofit organizations will discuss the challenges community advocates face as they compete for resources.

The Event is FREE; however please register so we know how many to expect.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-good-fight-for-resources-tickets-50703609862

Reception begins at 8:30pm - 9:00pm


Rainy Day Books Presents B.A. Shapiro, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary.B. A. Shapiro, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Art Forger, and The Muralist, will Present her New Hardcover Novel, The Collector's Apprentice.

B. A. Shapiro, is the Author of the Award-WinningNew York Times Bestseller The Art Forger and the Bestseller The Muralist.  She has taught Sociology at Tufts University and Creative Writing at Northeastern University, and lives in Boston with her husband, Dan, and their dog, Sagan.

"Dazzling and seductive, a tour de force, The Collector's Apprentice is an exhilarating tale of shifting identities, desire, and intrigue set between 1920s Paris and Philadelphia."--Dawn Tripp, bestselling author of Georgia.

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


Protecting & Preserving Your Memory, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, 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 Brainis 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.

There will be coupons available for special discounted rates on Brain Assessments for all attendees post-lecture. BrainSpan includes cognitive testing and blood spot fatty acid testing: Regularly $199 for only $99. EEG with brainmapping: Regularly $695 for only $95


Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, October 25, 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


Mindful Parenting: Practice and Support Group, Thursday, October 25, 2018, 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.


Rainy Day Books Presents Melissa Hartwig, Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Melissa Hartwig, #1 Bestselling Author, and Co-Creator & CEO of  The Whole30 Program, will be In Conversation with Shanna DiPaolo Keller, Social Media Director of Digital Content for The Whole30 Program about Melissa's New Hardcover, The Whole30 Slow Cooker: 150 Totally Compliant Prep-and-Go Recipes for Your Whole30.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Your Wellness Connection.

Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits.  She is the Co-Creator & CEO of The Whole30 Program, and a 5 Time New York Times Bestselling Author, including the #1 Bestseller The Whole30.  Melissa lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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


U-Thrive: Sound Journey Into Consciousness, Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Temple SPACE. A unique and powerfully supportive approach to meditation and affirmative prayer. 

When minds are united in consciousness and bodies are in a safe supportive atmosphere, there is no limitations to our potential As you relax to the melodies of live gongs, flutes, Tibetan bowls and more you will be opened to a new experience of your Self in order to tap into this unlimited potential. I have witnessed instant health restoration, radical release through forgiveness, colorful shared visions, and deep expansions in realization in sessions like these!

As a stand alone experience or a climactic finale to the 5 day SEE class (October 22 - 26), you are guaranteed a relaxing and meaningful experience of your own. This is the class for putting theory into practice! 

$20 Suggested Love Offering

-Please bring yoga mat, pillow, or any other things that will support you in lying down or sitting comfortably. 

Facilitated by Licensed Unity Teacher, Jason Eric Belair. 


Reiki I Certification with Cindy Lais, Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm, Angel Loft. Reiki is Divine Love and Universal Energy channeled in and through the practitioner for healing.  Reiki brings peace which assists the body in a natural healing on all levels; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

The course includes the initial attunements and instruction for Reiki I.  There will be time in class to practice giving and receiving Reiki from fellow students.  At the end of the course you will be prepared to provide Reiki for yourself and your family.

Cindy is a traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master, spiritual teacher, intuitive and healer.

Cost - $200, $50 non-refundable deposit.  Space is limited, pre-registration is required.  To register or for more information, contact Cindy at cindy@hbirdhealing.com  or 816-308-3870.  


Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, October 27, 2018, 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


Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, October 28, 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:

Learn more about Toastmasters International at Toastmasters.org or contact Maureen Dwyer, VP Membership, Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, at maureend19@hotmail.com  for membership details.

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


The Bennett Forum on the Presidency Presented by the Truman Library Institute, Saturday, November 3, 2018, 6:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Our nation has weathered crises since its inception, and presidents have successfully utilized a variety of different leadership styles and decision-making strategies to successfully navigate through times of war, domestic turbulence and conflict for nearly 250 years. Presidential power has ebbed and flowed through each of these conflicts and continues to evolve today, especially in what many consider to be an unprecedented time.

Please join us for a captivating discussion focused on presidential power in times of crisis featuring presidential historian Michael Beschloss, The New Yorker‘s Jane Mayer and The Washington Post‘s David Von Drehle at the 12th Annual Bennett Forum on the Presidency.

This exceptional event will feature a stimulating dialogue with these three luminaries followed by a Q&A-style conversation with the audience.

Tickets are free for Truman Library Institute members or general admission tickets are $10. Find details here: TrumanLibraryInstitute.org/Bennett

Rainy Day Books is pleased to partner with Truman Library Institute forMichael Beschloss' appearance and will have his Books for Sale at this Event.


U-Thrive: Metaphysics IV: Develop a Basic "Toolkit" for Living, Wednesdays, November 7 - December 12, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Temple SPACE. Come one, come all! This class can be taken by anyone (no pre-requisite!) and emphasizes "Proving the Truth you know". Explore the stumbling blocks and keys to demonstration and manifestation, with a special focus on health and prosperity. Facilitator Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck has had a major role in bringing Unity’s Metaphysics into the 21st century. With a genuine passion for clarity and precision, Paul guides his students to awaken awareness and deepen understanding. A rare opportunity to learn from a master! 

$20 fee/session (scholarships available). 
Available for SEE Credit

RSVP to alberthasselbeck@gmail.com
Info: www.uthrive-in-unity.com 

Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck.  



Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Celebrating the Life & Talent of TIM WHITMER. Annual Birthday Bashwith Special Guests, DANNY COX & ROD FLEEMAN performing with the Consort Band.

Tickets at the door only - $8.00 
Children under 16 free


Rainy Day Books Presents Doris Kearns Goodwin, Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times Bestselling Author & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian will be In Conversation with David Von Drehle, Author, Historian & Journalist about Doris' New HardcoverLeadership in Turbulent Times.

Watch: The LBJ Dilemma
Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times Bestselling Author & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian discusses why she wrestled with including President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), a crusader for Civil Rights, but a failure on Foreign Policy, in her New Bestselling Hardcover Leadership: In Turbulent Times.

Doris Kearns Goodwin's interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his Memoirs led to her Bestselling Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize-Winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.  She earned the Lincoln Prize for the runaway Bestseller Team of Rivals, the basis for Steven Spielberg's Academy Award-Winning Film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, The New York Times Bestselling chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.  She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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


Engaging Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group, Saturday, November 10, 2018, 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)


Reiki Healing Circle, Saturday, November 10, 2018, 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


Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, November 10, 2018, 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


Rainy Day Books Presents Martina McBride, Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Martina McBride will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Martina's life, career, and New Hardcover Martina's Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life.

Martina Mcbride is a Kansas native and country music icon who made her debut on the charts in 1992. She has earned a string of hits across 13 albums, and has sold over 14 million albums. She is the author of Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year.  She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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


Rainy Day Books Presents Pete McBride, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Main Sanctuary. Pete McBride, Award-Winning Photographer, will give a Multimedia Presentation about his once-in-a-lifetime experience, an end-to-end, rim-to-river exploration of the Grand Canyon documented in his New Hardcover The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim.  Check out PeteMcBride.com and see some of his spectacular Photography!

Pete McBride has traveled on assignment to more than 75 Countries for the National Geographic Society, SmithsonianOutside,Esquire, Microsoft, and The Nature Conservancy.  Recently McBride has focused his cameras on his backyard river, the Colorado.  4 Years and 1,500 River Miles later, McBride Produced a Book, Filmed 3 Award-Winning Short Documentaries, and hosted a PBS TV Program.

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