Learn the foundational principles of Unity which present a process for living the life you desire to live. Taught by Duke on the first three Sundays in October.
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707 W. 47th St.(47th & Jefferson)Kansas City, MO 64112
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Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. andSunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cassie Bender has worked at Unity Temple since 2008. She has served in the positions of Conservator and Wedding Coordinator. Cassie is now Chief Operating Officer.
Jennifer Watts was born and raised in Kansas City and is the proud mom of two amazing young women. She has spent the last 15 years working in finance in the non-profit sector and prior to that in the corporate arena. She took her position of Chief Financial Officer in August of 2018 and loves the sense of community and energy at the Temple and feels blessed to be part of a place that fosters acceptance, growth, family, love and spirituality.
“Through our chanting we merge our personal consciousness momentarily with the infinite consciousness that is our origin and our destiny. It is the drop of water finding its way back into the ocean from which it came.”
Complete strangers can stand silent next to each other in an elevator and not even look each other in the eye. But at a concert, those same strangers could find themselves dancing and singing together like best friends. That’s the power of music.
America urgently needs a stronger protest movement dedicated to reducing the glorification of violence in our culture – in music, film, television, video games, and even the Internet.
Rev. Sandra Campbell, MSM, has been a member of Unity Temple on the Plaza since 1980, where she served three terms on the Board of Directors, co-founded the Temple Toastmasters Club, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Chancel Choir. Sandra completed ministerial training through Unity Urban Ministerial School in 2012 and was licensed and ordained by Unity Worldwide Ministries in 2013. Sandra currently serves as an Associate Minister at Unity Temple on the Plaza. She leads the Sunday morning Metaphysical Bible Interpretation class and the Mid-Week service on Wednesday evenings. She is Vice-President of the UUMS Board of Directors and a member of the school’s Adjunct Faculty. Sandra has taught various Unity courses, including Metaphysical Interpretation of Christian Scriptures, Spiritual Economics, Discover the Power Within You, Lessons in Truth, Prosperity Plus, and many others. In addition to the ministry, Sandra is an Adjunct Professor with Webster University.
Reverend Duke Tufty was born in the beautiful town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One of four children, he was raised to someday take over the family business which was an automobile dealership. His father died when Duke was 24 years old. Duke, his brother Ted and sister Trudy inherited the business.
After fifteen years in the business Duke had a spiritual awakening and discovered the automobile business was not for him. He embarked on a spiritual path that led him to Unity. Eventually he became the Senior Minister at Unity Temple on the Plaza as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Unity Worldwide Ministries located at Unity Village. Above all, Duke cherishes his family life – wife, Leesa; kids, Cathy, Adam, Duke II, Kristin, Isaiah, Tanya, Merrill, Darin; and grand kids Owen, Landon, Isaiah IV.
Marty Dybicz, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Missouri and Kansas with 45 years of professional experience. He provides confidential psychotherapy and personal growth counseling to adults, individuals and couples, on a very broad range of concerns, challenges, and difficulties. His professional website provides detailed information about his services and approach: www.martydybiczphd.com. He is also listed on the Psychology Today Therapist Directory (look in the 64112 area code). Dr. Dybicz has worked at Unity Temple since 1998. His fee is $120/hour. He assists clients who have insurance coverage to get reimbursed for their payments to him by providing detailed receipts with all the information that is needed. He schedules appointments with people between the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8am-5pm, Thursday 10am-5pm, and Friday 8am-1pm.
Rev. Ron McCorkle, Ph.D., is a Licensed Diplomat with the American Psychotherapist Association with over 45 years of experience in the field of adult mental health and gerontology. In addition to providing counseling and psychotherapy services, He is a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, Emotion Release Bodyworker and a Level-II EMDR™ Practitioner. He is also a Religious Science-Science of Mind Practitioner. He also Studied Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) with Helen Bonny, Co-founder of the Institute for Consciousness and Music.
As a former Board-Certified Music Therapist and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and accomplished musician, Ron incorporates his experience with the expressive arts into providing therapeutic intervention by meeting his clients wherever they are with whatever challenge they may be facing. Providing the affirmation, “YOU CAN DO THIS!” helping you to become the best possible you that you can be. Clients are provided options for assisting with development of their personalized treatment strategy.
All services are personal and private with fees determined based on personal resources and need.
Nancy has worked for over 25 years counseling people who are moving through difficult times and barriers in their lives. Nancy’s specialty areas are dynamics of addiction; both for the addict and the family members or loved ones. She also works with those who have experienced domestic violence.
Life can be difficult at times. Sometimes it is beneficial to seek help to move through the challenges. Nancy believes this is done by first building on our strengths, perhaps learning new skills and then moving forward feeling empowered to enjoy the new sense of accomplishment and peace of mind.
Fees are $60/hour for individual and $85 for family sessions. Sliding scale is available.
Kathy Sweany was born and raised in Tennessee and relocated to Kansas in 1997 with her job at Sprint. She began attending Unity Temple in 2000 and became a member in 2002. She took early retirement from Sprint in 2008 and volunteered as a receptionist at Unity for a year. Kathy was elected to the Unity Board of Directors in 2008. She became a staff member at Unity in 2009 as the Bookstore Manager. She then moved to Operations Manager and is currently the Finance Manager. Kathy felt at home her first Sunday at Unity Temple and feels truly blessed to be a part of this church community.