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UPCOMING CLASSES and EVENTS AT UNITY TEMPLE

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CPE (Contemplative Practices and the Enneagram) Practice and Support Group, Mondays, April 22 - June 10, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Heritage Room. This existing group will be open to new participants starting April 8th. This is an advanced practice & support group for individuals who know their Enneagram type and would like to cultivate a discipline of contemplative practice in ENNEAGRAM-literate community. Prior knowledge of Centering Prayer is a plus but NOT mandatory.

Facilitated by longtime CPE participants John & Macha Greenleaf-Maple. We hope you will join these gifted, compassionate leaders into this amazing, transformative circle of courageous spiritual sojourners!

Suggested Love Offering: $5-15/session

Registration by email is REQUIRED as SPACE IS LIMITED: Email johngm4unity@gmail.com to see if this group is a good fit for you!

Info: www.uthrive-in-unity.com

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Writing Workshop, Monday, April 22, 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, April 23, 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, April 24, 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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Unity Spirituality & the Enneagram, Wednesday, April 24 and Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Temple SPACE. While we are one in Spirit, we are diverse in expression! Because of this, what path works for one person may not work for another. Some of us need to ACT more and others need to simply BE more. Learn how the ancient system of sacred psychology known as the Enneagram can, when grounded in Unity spiritual principles and practices (e.g., affirmative prayer, the Silence, denials and affirmations), help us in our unique path of spiritual growth.

Suggested Love Offering: $25-$30 per session.

Facilitated by: Rev. Nhien Vuong, Licensed & Ordained Unity Minister & International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional.
RSVP: nhien@unitytemple.com
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/589333731571193/  
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Green New Deal Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Main Sanctuary. Sierra Club and the growing Sunrise Movement are holding the Kansas City area’s first Green New Deal Town Hall. One of this coalition’s goals is to give every single American an opportunity to hear from their neighbors about how the Green New Deal will improve their lives. The evening will feature a panel of regional experts and activists in economics, housing, green infrastructure and political organizing, to discuss equitable solutions to climate change.

We all share the calling to action on the climate crisis, and this is our chance to show our commitment to the next generation of change-makers.

Contact Kevin Grooms of Sierra Club at kagrooms@gmail.com, or sunrisemvmtkc@gmail.com.

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The Practical Application of “A Course In Miracles”, Thursdays, April 25 - May 2, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Classroom D. The classes will encompass carefully reading selected text to generate open discussion about the topics listed below. The objective is to help us become more aware of what we feel, think, and do. All for the purpose of raising our consciousness to give us more power to choose our thoughts and actions, so we can experience more peace and joy.

Week 1 – Faith, Belief, Truth, and Feelings
Week 2 - Cause, Effect, and Healing
Week 3 - Illusion, Perception, and Knowing
Week 4 - Forgiving, Forgetting, and Remembering
(Each class stands-alone and not dependent of the others.)

Reference books: “A Course In Miracles Abridged Edition” and “A Course In Miracles” the complete version. We will be reading and discussing these books. No need to bring a book. All text will be displayed on tv monitor via PowerPoint for all to read.

Facilitated by Stan Herrmann.
Suggested Love Offering: $5-15/session. For more information, contact Stan Herrmann.
email Stan.Herrmann@gmail.com or phone (650) 759.0000.

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Rainy Day Books Presents Ta-Nehisi Coates, Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Ta-Nehisi Coates, New York Times Bestselling and National Book Award-Winning Author of Between the World and Me, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Ta-Nehisi's New Softcover We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy.

Coates writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly regarding the African American experience.  This Event coincides with the Student & Educator Symposium of Race Project KC, organized by Johnson County Library.  The Symposium is an annual immersive social justice initiative focused on the role of racism in the history of the United States and more specifically the Kansas City Area.

Presented in Partnership with Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and the Office of the Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri.  This Event is Presented with Rainy Day Books & Johnson County Library.

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

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Deepening Practice: Half-day Silent Retreat, Saturday, April 27, 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. 

We hope many of you will make time to attend part or all of this 4-hour retreat. 

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Generation U, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Generation U is a new KC area meet-up group for anyone in their 20's, 30's, or 40's who may be local Unity members, or simply interested in Unity concepts. We'll meet a 1-3 times a month and try a variety of activities. Dinners out, park playdates with kids, movie nights, service projects, etc. We'll follow the interests of the group and do things that enrich the group.

This is the first Meetup and will be held at:

At Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium
500 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106  

Let's chat, talk about our interests for future events, and get to know one another! Opera House has food, drinks, coffee, and a casual atmosphere. Save some time for street parking, and bring your wallet for any food/drink you may want.

Link to Meetup Event: https://www.meetup.com/Generation-U-20s-40s-Unity-Group/events/260438439/  

Link to Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/Generation-U-20s-40s-Unity-Group/events/  

For more information, contact Brittany Verrette at bdr706@gmail.com

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Courageous Conversations, Sunday, April 28, 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, April 28, 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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Ancestral Clearing with John Newton, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Charles Fillmore Chapel.  John shows us how to connect to Source directly to clear burden and imprints from our life and ancestral lineage to promote physical, emotional, financial and spiritual well-being. Group and individual attention will be offered.

Cost $25

https://www.facebook.com/events/2269994909937802/

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Emergency Preparedness Meeting, Wednesday, May 1, 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, Wedenesday, May 1, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. The Versatile Virtuoso KATHLEEN HOLEMAN, Pianist, Vocalist & Trombonist Performing with Tim Whitmer & The Consort Band. Welcome back for an encore performance the multi-talented musicianship of KATHLEEN HOLEMAN. Known for her enormous talent and infectious personality, Kathleen is a gifted pianist, vocalist & instrumentalist. She has graced stages around the country at numerous festivals, concert series and private events.

She’s performed with many great Jazz greats as well as led Big Bands to small combos. She’s an experienced judge for Jazz competitions and a private music teacher in voice, trombone, and piano.  Kathleen is a long-standing resident of St. Joseph, MO.

Tickets at the door only-$8.00

Children under 16-Free

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Optimize Your Well-Being with Energy Medicine, Thursdays, May 2 - 23, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Classroom D. In this fun, informative and invigorating 4 week class series, Kim Wedman will guide you through practical, proven techniques that can improve your health, increase your vitality and enrich your life. By accessing the magic and wisdom of your own unique energy system, you can create within your body an energetic environment that supports your overall health, vitality, and healing. Whether you are new to Energy Medicine or are an experienced practitioner or bodyworker, come discover indispensable methods to help yourself and those you love.

$75 for All 4 Class Sessions | $25 per Individual Class Session
REGISTER IN ADVANCE at www.EnergyMedicineUSA.com and receive a FREE COPY of Kim's INSTANT METHOD FOR DEEP RELAXATION.

Each week you will:
• Learn and practice the tools and step-by-step methods you need to unlock your body’s natural healing power.
• Gain extensive hands-on practice with how energy moves through your body.
• Enrich your understanding, integration, and use of 9 different energy systems.
• Super charge your ability to rebalance energies that support health and vitality.
• Boost clarity, calm, and productivity as your energies come into balance.
• Apply what you learn to self-healing and begin to assist others.

Learn more about Kim at her website: www.EnergyMedicineUSA.com

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1468997986570555/

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Rainy Day Books Presents Anna Quindlen, Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:00pm, Main Sanctuary. Anna Quindlen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Booksabout Anna's New Hardcover Memoir Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting.

Anna Quindlen is a Novelist and Journalist whose work has appeared on Fiction, Nonfiction, and Self-Help Bestseller Lists.  She is the Author of 9 Novels: Object LessonsOne True Thing,Black and BlueBlessingsRise and ShineEvery Last OneStill Life with Bread CrumbsMiller’s Valley, and Alternate Side.  Her Memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, Published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.  Her Book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than 1,000,000 copies.  While a Columnist at The New York Times she Won the Pulitzer Prize and Published 2 Collections, Living Out Loud andThinking Out Loud.  Her Newsweek Columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

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

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Serenity Flow, Sunday, May 5, 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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Engaging Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group, Saturday, Saturday, May 11, 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, May 11, 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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Saving Your Brain From Alzheimer's, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, 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 Brain is 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.

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Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), Wednesday, May 15, 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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Will meet on 3rd Sunday this month due to Mother's Day on May 12th!

Youth and Family - Monthly Potluck Lunch, Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11:30am, Meyer Hall. It's our monthly Family Potluck! Join us on Sunday, April 14th, downstairs in "Unity Hall West" for our monthly potluck! 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 (Side Dish, Veggies, Fruit)

Youth Department will provide drinks and paper products.

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

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