It's Christmas time! At Unity Church of Overland Park our halls are decked in holiday cheer and you can even hear bells jingle if you listen closely.  


There are signs of the spirit of Christmas everywhere you go - on TV and radio, in your neighborhoods, in the stores and in your very own home. We invite you to bring the Christmas spirit deep into your heart this season. We have many special opportunities for you to join in and feel the love and cheer of the holidays here with us at Unity. Read on to learn more. 


We welcome you home to Unity this Christmas season. 

Blessings of peace,
Unity Church of Overland Park

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All About Christmas at Unity!
the Christmas gift Join in and be part of the Christmas spirit at Unity!

Annual Holiday Craft Sale - Sunday, December 2 - Sponsored by our Recycled Teens Group and the Century Club of Children's Mercy Hospital. Homemade crafts and gifts are available to purchase, many created by our own congregants. Funds raised support Children's Mercy Hospital.

Youth Christmas Concert - 6 p.m., Sunday, December 9
Join our youth, Molly Hammer and Santa in the sanctuary for a wonderful Christmas concert. Cookies and hot cocoa to follow. Bring a batch of cookies to share! Love offering.

Christmas Exchange -
Sundays, December 2 & 9 - "Have a Sustainable Christmas: What was once old is new again" with the Green Team -  Pick up and donate Christmas cards, ornaments, Christmas lights, decorations, wrapping paper and other holiday items.

Women in Unity Giving Tree - December 2-16. We are collecting new hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks and pajamas for the moms and children at Safehome. Put items on Christmas tree in harmony hall.

CommUnity Books & Gifts store Christmas Open House  - Sunday, December 9. Join us for cake, prizes and fun! Three prizes will be awarded. EVERYTHING in the store is 20% off. Sign up early for the prize drawing.

Display your family photo Christmas cards or other family/friend pictures! - We want to display your family and friend Christmas pictures for all to see this holiday season! A special bulletin board has been decorated in harmony hall for Christmas photos of our spiritual community! Give photos to Sandi Keeler and she will post them for you. If you want your photo returned, please write your name and phone number on the back and it will be returned after the holidays. 
Celebration Services

Our 4-week Sunday Christmas series begins! 
This year we open to a re-awakening to the presence of the Christ in us. Join our theatrical journey as we follow the wise men from the East who went in search of the Christ Child. Their journey represents our quest to reawaken to the Christ in us.

Sunday, December 2, 9 & 11 a.m. - "Follow the Star" 
with Rev. Patricia Bass and vocalist Bukeka Newby Shoals

  p bass Bukeka  

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 11 a.m. sign language interpreter             
Rev. Patricia's Blog - Believing Eyes
p bass Yesterday, I learned a new expression - "Believing Eyes."  A friend of mine promised to be "believing eyes" for me and said he would see for me what I am struggling to see for myself.

His words reminded me of another friend of mine who was a very committed mother to her teenage son.  Whenever he would come to her with a problem or a decision, she would refrain from giving advice. She would simply say to him, "I know you will make a good choice. I know you will make the right decision." Time and again she would repeat these words in the hopes that he would come to trust his own wisdom and judgment. more
Youth and Family
youth concert Sunday, December 2 youth lessons
1st - 5th Grade

Youth Christmas Concert - 6 p.m., Sunday, December 9
Join our youth, Molly Hammer and Santa for a wonderful Christmas concert. This is a once-a-year opportunity to hear and see our kids choir perform. The concert is followed by cookies and hot cocoa with Santa. Everyone is invited to bring a batch of cookies to share! Love offering. 
Celebration - 528 care kits are now on their way to the East coast
Our goal was to create 500 care kits and we created 528 total! Thank you to Chuck Romero, hurricane Sandy relief efforts coordinator and all the volunteers who helped make it possible to exceed our goal!  

Heart to HeartChuck said YES to Spirit's call to help the east coast and shares - "Seeing all the volunteers on November 18 [assembling care kits] was such a blessing to me this thankful season. It was truly a perfect kickoff to the holiday season. So to this wonderful experience I quote from Mother Teresa."

"Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway." Mother Teresa
Volunteer and be Unity in Action!

Serve during special services this holiday season. 


Add your love to our holiday services by serving as an usher or greeter. - To sign up contact Julie Randolph, director of worship and volunteers at 913.649.1750 ext. 3025.   

  • Christmas Eve services  -  Greeters & Ushers (5, 7 & 10 p.m.)
  • New Year's Eve service featuring Burning Bowl - Ushers (7 p.m.)
Volunteer at the church - during the week or on weekends 


First Voice "Answering the call"- Help people feel welcome when they call or visit our campus by serving at the reception desk. We have an opening for Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If interested contact team leader Donna Sherman.

Video Team "Capturing the moments"- Spread the Unity message to our online community! Help video record and/or edit video of Sunday lessons. If interested contact team leader Don Randolph. Training provided!Outreach


Screens/Lights Team "Illumination for every celebration" - Operate the screens and lights during our services. If interested contact team leader BJ McArthur. Training provided!    


If you are interested in stepping in to service as a volunteer and not sure where, contact Julie Randolph, director of worship and volunteers at 913.649.1750 ext. 3025. Many opportunities to get involved are available and she will be happy to pair you with one that is just right for you!  

Spiritual Growth Classes
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Upcoming Classes

The Religion of Islam
7 to 9 p.m., Thursdays thru December 13 with Carrah Quigley

Unleashing Your Dreams: A Vision Workshop (Mondays with Tamie)
7 to 9 p.m., Monday, December 3 with Tamie Rising 

The Art of One Flower, A Practice for the Soul
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 8 with Kevin Kelly

Did You Know?

Did you know we have a sign language interpreter at our services? Every Sunday at the 11 a.m. service you can find the interpreter at the front right side of the sanctuary.  

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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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