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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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Spring Into Health, Saturdays, March 25 - April 15, 2017, 9:30am - 11:00am, Heritage Room. Grab a friend and commit to 21 days to the path of health & wellness with Certified Holistic Health Coach, Jaycee Waters. 

-Focus on clean eating and getting away from processed foods.

-Guided access to meal plans, recipes, grocery lists, etc. 

-4 group meetings, group accountability & support.

-24 hr access to your health coach.

-Learn about the functional approach to health.

-Added tips on how to sleep better, move and meditate.

-Come out feeling lighter, healthier and equipped with all the tools to maintain these habits for life! 

Pre-register online $105 Link: https://www.jayceewaters.com/registration

Bookstore Cash/Check registration $100

Want to meet Jaycee? www.jayceewaters.com

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Volunteer at St. Paul's Food Pantry, Saturday, March 25, 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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Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, Sunday, March 26, 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 Maureen Dwyer, Club Secretary,  Sunday Speak Easy Toastmasters, at maureend19@hotmail.com  for membership details.

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

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The Kabbalah: The Science of God, Mondays, March 27 - May 1, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Classroom D. Kabbalah is an esoteric mystical method, discipline, and school of thought that originated in Judaism. The more it is decoded the more mystical and complex it becomes. Rev. Taylor with over 10 years of studying the kabbalah which in centuries past was only for the elite, has developed a startling practical system which he calls “The Kabbalistic Alchemy of Salvation” and believes it is vital to ones awakening and ascension.     

Rev. Michael Taylor is an Ordained Metaphysical Pastor, author, teacher & Counselor. For more than 35 years he has studied a wide variety of spiritual teachings, in search of unraveling the secrets to life. For the past 30 years has ministered many places from churches, missions to prison.
Reverend Taylor teaches a wide range of esoteric topics such as the kabbalah, Chakra system, UFO and Extraterrestrial existence in the Bible, Numerology & Duality of Mind.  Rev. Taylor is an ordained minister from University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona.

A notebook will be available for $20 and may be paid at the door before class begins. 

We would like you to RSVP, go spiritualmindscience2@gmail.com
Suggested Love Offering $20 per class.
Questions, contact spiritualmindscience2@gmail.com

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WOW-Women of Worth, Tuesday, March 28, 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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Foundations of Buddhism, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Explore the foundational teachings of Buddhism and find practical ways to incorporate these timeless teachings into everyday life.  This is an essential class for beginners as well as more advanced students to deepen your practice and gain the support and encouragement of others on the path. 

We will be utilizing a collection of text curated specifically for the curriculum structure of Temple Buddhist Center. The notebook will be available for $5 and may be paid in advance or at the door. 

Registration is encouraged, go to http://www.templebuddhistcenter.org/event-2379368/Registration

Suggested Love Offering $5 per class.

Questions, contact pawo@templebuddhistcenter.org

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Wednesday Evening Service, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel. Unity. 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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Introduction to Meditation Workshop - Learn How to Meditate, Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00am - 11:30am, Charles Fillmore Chapel. With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We stay so busy we feel there is no time to slow down. But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused. A simple ten or fifteen minute breathing meditation can help you to overcome your stress and find some  peace and balance.

Meditation can also help us to understand our awakened mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy. Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the product of a meditation practice. This is a profound practice you can enjoy throughout the day, not just while seated on a cushion.

In this introductory workshop you can learn the basics of meditation with Rev. Ronn McLane. Although this workshop is being offered as part of Unity Temple and Temple Buddhist Center it is important to understand this is not a workshop of religious nature and can be adapted to a secular or spiritual practice of your choice.

Pre-registration is recommended as space may fill quickly. 
Questions? email ronn@templebuddhistcenter.org

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Healing Touch Level I, Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and April 2, 2017, Temple SPACE. Healing Touch is for those who desire to study energy therapy. No prior experience is required, but a commitment to help others is needed. Nurses and Massage Therapists receive 18 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Sign up today to learn:

Standard Class Tuition: $375. Discounts for full time students and for repeat HTI/HBB students.

Class Instructor: Tamara Usman, BSBA, LMT, CHTP/I, has 15 yrs of experience in the Healing Arts. As the former “Healer to the Stars”, she relocated to Kansas City 7 yrs ago to become Founder of Aloha Day Spa in Lenexa, KS and to teach Healing to the Midwest.

Contact her at: AlohaTamara@yahoo.com or at Aloha Day Spa’s cell at 913-481-2667 to sign up. Class size is limited to 20 students.
Class Hours: Sat April 1 8:30am-8:30pm, Sun April 2 8:30am-2:30pm

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Rainy Day Books Presents Kate T. Parker, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Kate T. Parker, will Present her New Hardcover & Softcover, Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves. This Event is Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri.

Kate T. Parker is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both fine art projects and commercial work for clients across North America. Her Strong Is the New Pretty photo series has led to collaborations with brands like Athleta, Kellogg's, Oxygen, and Girls on the Run. The project has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of Strong Is the New Pretty, partnering with organizations that invest in girls' health and education. When she's not photographing, she can be found coaching her daughters' soccer teams. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

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The Artist's Way Creativity Group, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Classroom D. Join Artist Rev. Jeniffer Hutchins for a monthly group inspired by Julia Cameron's bestselling book, The Artist's Way. Discover and recover your creative self in a safe and nurturing environment. Connect with peers as we engage in creative exercises to help you recover a sense of power, possibility and compassion on your creative journey. 

Classes may be taken as a year-long series or on a drop-in, stand-alone basis.

Suggested Love Offering: $20/session (no one turned away for lack of funds).

Email Jen for more info:jeniffer@jenifferhutchins.com.  RSVP on Facebook here

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Spirituality and All That Jazz, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Back By Popular Demand, THE KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE & JAZZ COMBO 1 under the direction of JIM MAIR.“THE STANDARD” JAZZ CHOIR directed by JOHN STAFFORD. Welcome back to Unity Temple the next generation of Jazz musicians from the multi-faceted music program of the Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Jazz Ensemble had the distinct honor of performing at the 30th Annual Havana (Cuba) Jazz Festival in December of 2014 and celebrate with the recently awarded Jazz Choir.  Join these talented individuals for an unforgettable evening of Jazz!

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

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Mastering the Intuitive Arts, Thursdays, April 6 - 27, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Heritage Room. Are you longing to have a greater connection to your intuition?  Wondering how to develop possible psychic gifts?  Looking for a safe, nurturing environment where you can open up and try them out?
Everyone has a sixth sense.  And everyone who has a desire can learn to develop this natural ability for a closer connection to the Divine.

Each week Cat will empower you with fun exercises and insights.  Join other intuitives and learn how to connect on a daily basis with your Spirit Guides, Angels and more.  And then learn how to listen and do readings for others!

$15 per class or $55 for all.

Cat RunningElk is an inspirational speaker and success coach as well as an author, healer and seer.  For more than two decades she has been guiding an international client base to open up to their gifts and spiritual connections. She is also available for private intuitive coaching and spiritual counseling. 

Contact her at 863-529-1866 to register for class or email catrunningelk@gmail.com                                                                      
www.catrunningelk.com

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Rainy Day Books Presents Anthony Doerr, Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Anthony Doerr, New York Times Bestselling Author, will Present his Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel  All the Light We Cannot See.

Anthony Doerr is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See. He is also the author of two story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won four O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

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

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“It’s Time to Talk” Workshop with Planned Parenthood,  Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:00am-1:00pm, Temple SPACE.  This workshop for parents and their kids ages 12-14 will focus on creating a safe space for conversations and learning about puberty, healthy relationships, and growing up. Lunch provided! RSVP is requiredsara@unitytemple.com

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Help Feed the Hungry, Saturday, April 8, 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. The serving and cleanup will take until 11:30am. 

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Anne Lamott, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Anne Lamott, New York Times Bestselling Author will Present her New Hardcover Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy.

Anne Lamott is The New York Times Bestselling Author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway.  She is also the Author of several Novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. Anne is a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, and she lives in Northern California.

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

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Living in the Creative Flow: Process Painting with Jenny Hahn, Wednesdays, April 12 - May 3, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Temple SPACE. Every person is a creative being worthy of expression. In this series, you will be introduced to process painting and use it as a tool to meet whatever is showing up, reconnecting to the deepest part of yourself. Jenny will gently guide you to move through blocks and paint freely from your heart using the tools of tempera paint, paper, a brush, and present-moment awareness. You will be supported in an environment free from judgment or critique.

Discover a connection to your true self and feel empowered to create! No art experience necessary. All materials provided.

Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot!

Price: Love Offering ($20 suggested per class) + $60 materials fee

Call 816-805-2097 or register online at www.creativenectarstudio.com/event/temple

Artist and workshop facilitator Jenny Hahn captures the inward journey through bold, colorful expression. After earning a BFA in illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute, she turned to painting as a modality for healing in her own life and now offers process painting to others as a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery. She co-founded Creative Nectar Studio in 2011 with studio partner Stephanie Gray and leads workshops across the country for churches, retreat centers, hospitals, and for special interest groups. Jenny exhibits her vibrant acrylic paintings nationally and out of her studio at the Bauer building in the Kansas City Crossroads arts district, opening to the public every First Friday. Learn more about Jenny here or view her paintings at www.jenspaintings.com.

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Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, April 13, 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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Fearless Fridays Open Mic, Friday, April 14, 2017, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Temple SPACE. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm. Performances from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

Host: Nhien Dougherty and MC: Victor James Dougherty.

If you are interested in being a featured artist, contact vjdougherty@gmail.com

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5 Steps to Living Clutter Free, Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00am - Noon, Heritage Room. Yes, it is possible to clear the clutter out of your home. If you’ve tried but failed in the past, come and learn strategies to: •Create a helpful mindset •Hatch a plan you can implement •Deal with the difficult feelings that come up •Keep moving forward through the use of mindfulness.

Bodhi and Nikki will walk you down the path to clear your clutter and create a peaceful home.

To let us know you’re coming please email: bodhibob76@gmail.com

Love offering/suggested donation $25; no one will be turned away.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Ann Cleeves, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Ann Cleeves, Internationally Acclaimed Mystery Author, will present her New Hardcover Cold Earth: A Shetland Mystery.

Ann Cleeves writes 2 Series of Traditional Mysteries, both of which have been turned into hit TV Series airing on PBS.  The Vera Stanhope Books have been made into the hit Series “VERA” starring Brenda Blethyn.  The Shetland Novels feature Inspector Jimmy Perez and are being Filmed by the BBC and Titled “Shetland.”  Raven Black, the 1st Shetland Novel, Won the CWA Gold Dagger.  Thin Air, the 6th Shetland Novel, was short listed for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year in 2015 and Ann was presented the Lee Child Dead Good Readers' Award for Best Loner or Detective for Vera the same Year. Ann Cleeves lives in England.

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

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Creating A Personal Atlas, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Temple SPACE. How does WHERE you are shape WHO you are?  Join us for a one-day workshop on learning how to create a personal atlas for self-discovery and a deeper connection to the world around you.

We will combine the tools of mindfulness and geography to discover new ways to orient ourselves in the world. 

No experience required.  Just bring your curiosity and creativity!  Light refreshments and materials will be provided.

To learn more and register please visit:  http://www.coordinatessociety.org/workshops, call 816-533-4921, or email.

Early bird registration ($75) runs through April 20th; after that registration will be $85.

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