Living the Empowered Life! 

Join Reverend Robin Ferguson, Bukeka Newby Shoals, and the entire UCOP band this Sunday as we continue our series, Living the Empowered Life! This Sunday's lesson is titled "The Edge of Chaos". We will see you Sunday morning!


                sunday button            Robin             Bukeka                     

April is our month of Commitment: 

With strength and conviction, I stand in my truth.


Visioning Meeting
VisioningPlease plan to come back after the 11:00 services on May 5th for a High-Energy Visioning Meeting and Cinco de Mayo potluck at 12:30. We would love for you to attend and help us co-create a vision for our new minister and the future of our church community. Please plan to bring a Cinco de Mayo dish of some sort to share, and drop it off in the kitchen before services so the potluck team can get it heated up and set out for you during the service.
Open Positions
Director of Communications (Full-time position)
This position is responsible for all communications at the church including production, creative development, management, marketing and social media in areas as graphics, slides, bulletins, website and Facebook. Those interested can send a resume/cover letter to Rev. Bob Barth.


Administrative Coordinator (Part-time position) Are you organized and detail oriented? This person works with our Director of Worship and Volunteers about 15 hours per week, and enjoys the camaraderie of being a part of the UCOP worship planning team, helping to make our wonderful celebration services happen. Excellent computer and communication skills required. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Jan Chapman.

Men's Group Breakfast
Tara Hitzig MEN'S BREAKFAST: SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! The UCOP Men's Group Steering Committee is pleased to announce that we will have a joint breakfast with the "Men of Unity", the Men's Group at Unity Village Chapel (UVC) at Unity Village, the World Headquarters of Unity, on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Chapel Classroom in the Community Space behind the Unity Village Bookstore (which can be accessed by walking through the doors at the back of the bookstore) with Fellowship and Breakfast, followed by the program, a talk from 9:30 to 10:30 by TARA HITZIG, Manager of the Unity Village Holistic Health Center, housed in the completely restored and historic Water Tower, which will be dedicated on Unity's World Day of Prayer on September 12, 2013.

Because the Men of Unity at UVC need to know how many men will be attending, RSVP to Peter Jarosewycz of the UCOP Men's Group Steering Committee at prj148@yahoo.com or 816.941.3575 by Thursday, May 2. However, even if you do not RSVP, please feel free to attend.

At noon there will be a picnic at Unity Village for members of ALL Unity churches. You may wish to stay for that and have your family meet you there after the Men's Group meeting."
eFactor Workshop

Michelle RobinDr. Michelle Robin's eFactor Workshop: Engage, Energize, Enrich

You already know the basics of good health and wellness, so why do you still struggle to reach your health goals, feel energized and have a harmonious life? Join local wellness expert, Dr. Michelle Robin, for this 2 ˝ hour workshop as she helps introduce you to small changes that can result in big shifts in your well being. Dr. Robin shares how to engage a lifestyle that powerfully moves you forward on your wellness journey, as well as how to recapture your energy and more fully enrich your mind-body-spirit well being. Participants will identify their wellness challenge areas, complete their own Wellness Assessments and be guided to develop their own personal wellness plan. Join us May 7th, 6:00-8:30 pm.

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day
CommUnity Books & Gifts is celebrating World Fair Trade Day Sunday, May 12th. Join us for   cake, prizes, and a discount on all Fair Trade products. Fair trade products are created in developing countries to help the local people build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. Sustainable Hope International is a fair trade company that sells lovely necklaces and earrings made by at-risk and orphaned youth. The company's mission is "to make a difference in the lives of poor, underprivileged, neglected, at-risk, and orphaned youth by providing education, basic life-skills, and leadership training, so they might become community role models and mentors." Please stop in the bookstore to learn more and purchase this beautiful jewelry.  
Oneness Family Course
Angela ReedSaturday May 11 10:00 am-2:00 pm Cost - $100 per family
Register before May 5 for $75

Are you curious about Oneness courses, meditations, and teachings? Have you experienced the Oneness Blessing or heard about it? This spring, Oneness Trainers, Angela Reed and Kaya Hewitt are presenting a course that will open your hearts and your minds to amazing gifts of the Oneness movement, and this course is the very first of its kind in our area, designed and tailored to families! Parents and children will experience the Oneness Blessing, meditation, yoga, and so much more in a fun and relaxed environment! Experience healing in the relationships that matter to you the most, find easier ways to communicate, and have blissful moments accumulate more and more with the Divine tools Oneness offers.

The Oneness Blessing is a transfer of Divine Grace to balance the brain, provide healing and answer prayers. This is done by a trained Blessing Giver placing their hands on top of the head and allowing the Divine energy to flow through them to you.

You may register through by calling (913) 514-4986, email angelareed229@gmail.com, or by visiting the table in Harmony Hall.
Social Group Gathering

Our Social Group will be meeting on May 11th at Minsky's Pizza in the City Market (http://www.minskys.com/city-market) at 12:30. After lunch we will head over to the Steamboat Steamboar Arabia Museum and spend the afternoon exploring the story of the sunken steamboat and the cargo that was lost of over 130 years. Learn more about the museum by visiting their website (http://www.1856.com).


Please RSVP to Brandon Nagel. This is a Family Friendly Event  

Campus Beautification

mulchingThe church is planning a community-wide service and social gathering on Saturday, May 18th that we are affectionately calling the Let's Make Our Grounds Look MuLch Better Day. It has been several years since the grounds have had a fresh layer of mulch applied.  So on Saturday morning, May 18th, we invite everyone who would like to help spread some mulch around to show up at the church at 9:00am with wheel barrows, shovels and rakes, and clothes you can get grubby in, and pitch in for a few hours beautifying our landscaping.  Many hands make light work, so we would like to invite all teams to join in the fun, plus family members!  If we start at 9:00 with a big group, we are bound to be done quickly and have the whole rest of the day to relax!

And if there are folks who aren't so crazy about spreading mulch around, but would like to serve on the "Mulch Support Team," we could use helpers to provide water and goodies (suitable for serving outdoors) to keep our laborers hydrated and nourished.


RAIN-DATE will be Sunday Afternoon May 19th, 2013... but we know it won't rain on our event.

P.L.A.Y.F.U.L. Parents Leading Aware Young Fulfilling Unity Lives


April 15-June 3   6:30-7:30 pm in the Nursery

Play and support group for parents of Unity infants thru preschool age, who would like to talk and   learn about raising empowered and loving children.




YOGANETICS® Summer Class Series

WyattYOGANETICS® Summer Class Series 

Smart Yoga for Bodies in Transition
12 weeks / 24 Mondays & Thursdays, May 6-August 1 
Mornings: 9:30-10:45am / Evenings: 6:30-7:45pm  
with Wyatt Townley
First Class Free! It's never too late to begin-or to restart if you've been away. You can feel better, function better, and look better with this gentle yoga system that moves you away from pain and stiffness toward streamlined alignment, greater energy, and a toned physique. People with chronic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia have found relief with this system. 
Wyatt has been teaching for over thirty years. Her Yoganetics book was deemed an "Editor's Choice" by Yoga Journal, and her work has been featured in Self, Dance Magazine, Parents, Body and Soul, and The New York Times. 

For more information, visit the Yoganetics' table after services, call (913) 381-1984 or visit the website. This is a fee-based class - first class free for new students!
Unity Garden

Unity Garden has some wonderful news! Recently we applied for two different grants, as we still needed a few essential items for the garden and wanted to expand how much we were able to grow. Well, we heard back and - HELLO - we received both of them! One grant will provide us with more tools and supplies to help with our deliveries to Head Start.  We were chosen for the second grant from almost 1000 applicants from 48 states and 11 countries. That is impressive! We received seeds, an informational book, and money to purchase more tools. Please visit our Face Book page frequently for announcements and updates on our progress. God is good and we areUnity Garden Greens       prosperous!


Spring has sprung! Back by popular demand Unity Garden is having its spring plant sale April 14th  through May 19th. They will have a variety of veggies, herbs, and flowers for sale. The proceeds will help cover the garden expenses for this season. Unity Garden will continue to support the families at Head Start of Shawnee Mission. Come to Harmony Hall after the services each week to see what new plants Kelly has for you to purchase for your own garden.  


To sign up to work at Unity Garden or help deliver our produce to Head Start, contact Brenda Brock  

Youth and Family 
Y.O.U.Calling all Guardian Angels! The Youth of Unity, UCOP's high school age youth group, knows and affirms that we are supported in many ways by guardian angels in our community. We are supported by your prayers, your encouragement, your love, and your financial abundance. We are holding our Annual Guardian Angels love-raiser and fund-raiser, and we invite all of UCOP to participate. Come to Harmony Hall on April 14th, 21st or 28th, and let us know what your Guardian Angel gifts are! Are you an angel holding us in prayer? Are you an angel assisting with financial abundance? Are you an angel sending us forth with love and positivity?

Did you know that your love and financial support have helped us attend numerous rallies (retreats), have fun over-nights, participate in numerous service projects, and magnify our spiritual being? Come find out more in April, as we get to know our Guardian Angels!

Lovelight Benefit Concert 

Saturday, April 27th at 6:30 pm at Unity Church of Overland Park

Connie Dover and Bukeka Newby Shoals join together to support the children in South Africa affected by the AIDS pandemic. Suggested love offering $20.

Does Unity Church of Overland Park feed you spiritually? Your gifts and tithes are greatly appreciated and lovingly accepted. Gifts are made through PayPal, a safe and secure way to make online donations. Make an online donation today. 
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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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Books & Gifts

In April - 20% off Personal Growth Books.    


Receive a Unity decal with the purchase of $15 of books and gifts. Every Tuesday is 10% discount day for seniors!  


Offer Expires: April 30, 2013