This week we are reading chapters 6 & 7 from "Love for No Reason" as part of our fall faith book study series. In chapter 7 titled "Living with an Open Heart," author Marci Shimoff shares Melissa Etheridge's story of fearless love. Her story in the book ends with Melissa's words:

"Living the truth of who we are - beings of light and love, not of fear - comes down to a simple matter of commitment, of making the choice, each and every moment. As I say in my song "Fearless Love," 

I want to live my life 
Pursuing all my happiness 
I want a fearless love 
I won't settle for anything less. 

On Sunday we will be sharing about "Living with an Open Heart" as we dive into chapters 6 & 7. We welcome you and your friends to join us as you are. We look so forward to seeing you and celebrating God and life with you this Sunday! 
Peace and richest blessings, 
Unity Church of Overland Park

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Feature - Fall Faith Celebration Event
Ritz CharlesFall Faith Celebration Event at the Ritz Charles
Friday, November 9 - 6 to 11 p.m.

Our fall faith season culminates with a special adult-only evening which includes a delectable dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Dress is casual elegance. Tickets are available Sundays downstairs in harmony hall. Get your tickets early to reserve your table. $40 each. 


Table of Faiths Award and Luncheon
Tables of Faith Unity Church of Overland Park is being recognized with the Tables of Faiths award for exceptional leadership and support for interfaith education and other congregations.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8
at Overland Park Marriott

Please join us at the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's 2012 Table of Faiths luncheon "Spirituality and the Environment: Caring for the Earth, Our Legacy." Featured this year are prayers for the Earth from multiple faith backgrounds, music from America's Got Talent Stars, Shanice and Maurice, chanting from members of the Sikh community and locally grown organic food used for our luncheon. Our very own green team will be part of this event and is sponsoring a booth for the exhibit.

Tickets are $55/person. Additional donation opportunities available to host a table or be featured in the printed program. Faith exhibits begin at 11 a.m. and lunch begins at 12 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 26. More details and registration available online, or contact Carrah Quigley at 816.506.6714.  
Celebration Services
Sunday, October 14, 9 & 11 a.m. - "Living with an Open Heart" 
with Rev. Patricia Bass and guest vocalist Charles Holt

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 11 a.m. deaf interpreter

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Youth and Family
Sunday, October 14 youth lessons
1st - 5th Grade

This Sunday - Youth & Family Parent-Teacher Meeting 
12:30 to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 14 - We will be to share with our parents and volunteers some of the exciting things that will be coming up this winter. It will also be a time for us to talk and brainstorm ideas for future lessons, activities and more! If you cannot make it, and would like to have your ideas included, email Brandon Nagel.

Volunteer and be Unity in Action

Many October volunteer opportunities in our local community and within our own spiritual community 


Annual Fall Blood Drive - Sunday, October 28 sponsored by the men's group. We've once again partnered with Community Blood Center which provides blood to over 70 area hospitals. You must register to give blood. Sign-up online or visit the blood drive table in harmony hall on Sundays.

Renovate to Elevate - Saturday, October 27. We have partnered with Christmas in October and will be offering support for two seniors who are in need of home repairs. We're looking for volunteers who are handy and lunch angels for the volunteer crews. This is great opportunity to help our neighbors live in safe homes. A list of work available and registration is available online, or email Larry Gordon 913.764.2311 or Joe Pap 816.517.2440.

Christmas Share The Joy - We're ready for dedicated volunteers to support our annual holiday community service program that gives Christmas gifts to our community's children and adults in need. Volunteers will help with tag preparation, adoption stations and shopping. To sign up email  Marci Wagner-Heaton.

Harvesters Food Collection - Every Sunday help us end hunger in our community by filling the blue barrels located in harmony hall. Every donation helps and we thank you for your ongoing support! Email us for more information about Harvesters.

Volunteer and serve in our own spiritual community

First Voice "Answering the call"- Make people feel welcome on the phone and when they visit our campus at the reception desk. We have an immediate opening for Tuesday afternoon from 1pm-5pm and are always accepting alternates. If interested contact team leader Donna Sherman.

Video Team "Capturing the moments"- Spread the Unity message to our online community! If interested contact team leader Don Randolph. Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Screens and Lights Team "Illumination of every celebration"- Run the screens and lights during our Sunday and holiday services. Learning the lighting system is easy and volunteers will be trained! If interested contact team leader BJ McArthur.  

Spiritual Growth Classes
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Many life transformational classes are scheduled in October and November. Class information and registration available online.
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The 7 Windows to Wholeness
7 to 9 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, October 15 and 16 with John Hoefer

Metaphysics 1, Part 2
7 to 9 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 12 with Rev. Jim Gaither

In the Presence Meditation
7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, October 16 with Debra Baker  
Did You Know?
Did you know that our CommUnity Books and Gifts store is open during the week? The bookstore has many unique and inspirational spiritual books and gift items. You are welcome to sit, relax and enjoy a cup of tea while you listen to soothing music or take a vacation from stress by using our Heartmath system. Heartmath is a interactive, computer application. Every Tuesday is 10% discount day for seniors!

Bookstore Hours & Contact Information
Monday thru Thursday - 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - Closed
Sunday - 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - closed during services
tel: 913.649.3875 ext. 3008 
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Unity Church of Overland Park
10300 Antioch Rd., Overland Park, Kansas 66212
913.649.1750, www.ucop.org
We offer practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living.

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