"This Is NOT What I Had Planned"
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Join us this Sunday as Reverend Patricia Bass explores how some of our greatest blessings come in the midst of challenge and change. 

We also welcome Joel Morrison back to the platform

as our soloist this week.


Patricia Joel Morrison  


We will see you Sunday morning!  


Change of Plans for Rock N Roll Sunday
Remember how we've been talking about Rock N Roll Sunday on August 4th? Well, plans have changed just a bit. We are still going to ROCK the church,
but in a slightly different way. Our awesome UCOP Band will be here for
 the first ever "Band Jam Sunday!" 
 Band Jam Sunday

Due to logistical challenges, the Rock N Roll Sunday service we had planned is being rescheduled. But the band will be here on the 4th and you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear them stretch out musically.


Reverend Patricia Bass will guide us on an exploration of how we might "Make a Difference" in this world, through inspirational message interspersed with feature performances by some of our nationally recognized UCOP band members. And everyone is still invited to wear your favorite concert attire and come to church August 4th

 ready to rock the house!

Not only that!  Reverend Robin Ferguson will unveil the plans for this year's Fall Faith Series on August 4th, so you'll definitely want to be there to hear all about that!
      Click here if you want to know more about our wonderful UCOP Band featuring:
Fred Albers on piano and vocals, Ken Lovern on Hammond organ,
James Albright on bass, Terry Swope on guitar & vocals,
Brian Steever on drums and Jerry Durrell on percussion 
We can't wait to see you there!  
Living the Empowered Life!
  Our focus in July is upon Intuition.
"I am tuned in to the wisdom of the universe."  
Silent Unity Job Fair
 This Sunday, July 28th, after services
Unity VillageSilent Unity Prayer Ministry will have a job fair in the lobby after services this Sunday.  The Silent Unity Prayer Ministry is the 24/7 prayer ministry at Unity Village.  It began in 1890 under the leadership of Myrtle Fillmore as the Society of Silent Help.  Be a part of this historic and contemporary ministry as you add your prayer consciousness to that of our founders!  Human Resources recruiter, Michelle White, Dawn O'Malley and Mary Joy Fant will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about serving in this prayer ministry.  Please visit with them after services to find out more.
Pack -a- Backpack Outreach Program
back packs  

Thank you to everyone who so generously filled a backpack for a child in need this season.  Backpacks are due back to the church this Sunday, July 28th. 

They can also be dropped off at the reception desk anytime during office hours

9:30a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Bookstore Open Position & Changing Hours
There is a part-time position available in the bookstore, about 10 hours a week, occasionally a few more hours. Enjoy peaceful music, wonderful volunteers and being more involved in UCOP. The position involves working with the inventory computer program, ordering greeting cards, managing consignments, and assisting customers. Must have excellent communication and computer skills. Send resumes to Karen Marie at  kmarie@ucop.org
As of August 5th, the bookstore will also be changing their hours slightly.  The bookstore will be open from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, as well as 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.
The bookstore will be Closed on Thursday, August 8th.
Youth & Family End of Summer Pajama Party 
6:30-10:30 p.m., Friday, August 9th  
PJ PartyJoin us for an end-of-summer pajama party bash sponsored by the Green Team! Bring a pillow, blanket and your comfiest jammies to watch Ferngully. But before we get down to the comfy movie-watching, be prepared for some educational and environmentally friendly games, such as cereal box bowling and a paper "snow ball" fight for recycling afterward! If you have any old newspapers or old school papers found while cleaning out backpacks for the new school year, please bring them along! The more the merrier! This party is best suited for kids around school age and parents are welcome to stay and have fun with us, or head out for a little "me time!" We look forward to seeing you there!
Change for Change 
Our Prosperity in Action Team has come up with a fun way for the entire congregation (even the kids) to participate in the hiring process of our new senior minster in a way that truly supports Unity Church of Overland Park through this time of change!
Change for Change 

What it is: To help cover the expenses of bringing three candidates in to try out for the senior minister position, the Prosperity in Action Team is implementing the "Change for Change" program.


How you do it: Pick up a "Change for Change" cup at church, and at the end of each day, put your change in the cup. Then on Sunday, bring your change with you and put it in the "Change for Change" bowl in the lobby. We will give you regular updates as to how much has been raised.   



New opportunities to help: You may also now choose to fund a specific expense, such as a plane ticket, or hotel stay, or a breakfast or lunch. The Prosperity in Action Team has a list of specific expenses, both large and small, that you may now pledge to take care of on behalf of our spiritual community.  Just speak with one of the PiA team members in the lobby after services.
Thus far, in coin and pledges combined, we have raised a total of $3693.75 as of July 22nd.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously.
Jesus Teachings In the Bible
7:00  - 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays, July 31 - Aug. 28 with Rev. Jim Gaither

 Jim Gaither

This course will compare the teachings of Jesus as seen through the Canonical Gospels, the Nag Hammadi Library, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the first chapter of the Book of Acts. We will explore how Jesus taught, prayed and healed as well as the great commission. Learn the distinctions between Jesus, Christ, Jesus Christ and Christ Jesus and why this is important to you and your life.

suggested love offering: $10 per session


Rev. Jim Gaither is an Ordained Unity Minister with a Master's degree in Philosophy and doctoral work in Philosophy and Theology. He taught in Unity's Ministerial and Adult Education program for 20 years and has spoken at Unity ministries throughout the United States. Jim has contributed articles and "Metaphysical Musings" columns to Unity Magazine for over 30 years and was a founding co-host of the Unity online Radio Program "Biblical Power for Your Life." His book "The Essential Charles Fillmore" (Unity House) is highly regarded by Unity Ministers and Unity students. He received the "Charles Fillmore Award for Visionary Leadership" in 2003. 
Be the Change

robin croppedBe the Change

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursdays, August 1, 8, 22 & 29

With Rev. Robin Ferguson


This class will explore the dynamics of change and transformation and the awareness that comes from consciously moving through life with intention. We will focus on gaining greater self awareness and group awareness around the idea of change and how we can respond with grace rather than react with resistance. This will be an experiential class that will invite you into a deeper relationship with your life and also offer you practical tools to move through transformative times with greater ease and grace.

rsvp to Sandi Keeler at skeeler@ucop.org

Unity Church of Overland Park and You 
 Are you new to Unity and want to learn more? Are you considering membership at Unity Church of Overland Park?

Unity Church of Overland Park and You is a wonderful class in which you may learn the history of the Unity movement and Unity Church of Overland Park, in particular.

Gain an understanding of the programs, teams and activities available at UCOP.

Explore how you might begin to step into service in some way.

 congregation & sign

next offered Tuesday, August 6
6 to 9 p.m. with Reverend Patricia Bass
rsvp to Sandi Keeler at skeeler@ucop.org   
Coming of the Sages - Wisdom Series

7 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 6 and 20, Sept. 10 and 24, Oct. 8 and 22

With Cindy Siemers


Sage-ingŪ is a wisdom and contribution-based approach to focusing on the importance of the stories, experiences and lessons accumulated throughout the journey of our lives. Sage-ingŪ evolved from Native American traditions that value respect and experience and teach members of a community how to cultivate wisdom in the second half of their life and pass it on to future generations. 

 Cindy Seimers

Suggested Love Offering: $10 per session

rsvp to Sandi Keeler at skeeler@ucop.org


Cindy Siemers, a longtime member of Unity Church of Overland Park, is a certified Sage-ingŪ leader at Sage-ingŪ International (www.sage-ing.org). She is a Licensed Master Social Worker whose practice focuses on aging issues and spirituality in the second half of life. Cindy is also a regression therapist and energy healing practitioner. Her passion is to synthesize wisdom from Eastern traditions with Western teachings to invoke a paradigm shift from Aging to Sage-ingŪ.
Guided Meditation
with UCOP guided meditation team member, Jeffrey Fowler  
Come experience an hour of guided meditation, offered by our team of meditation facilitators. Offered on the first Tuesday of the month, participants will experience various meditation methods and techniques as they are guided into a space of relaxation, peace, and oneness with God. Give yourself the gift of taking time away from your busy schedules. Allow yourself to experience the presence of God in you.
7 to 8 p.m. , Tuesday August 6th
My Spirit, My Self
9:00a.am - 12:00p.m., Saturday, August 10th
with Linda RaeLinda Rae
Join us as we connect to our deeper intuitive nature through the creative process. Through guided meditation and the use of a variety of techniques and art supplies, you will have the opportunity to explore and tap into your innate self-healing and expanded awareness. No previous artistic ability or knowledge is necessary. This is your time to freely express yourself and learn tools and techniques that will support you in living a life of wholeness and possiblity. All supplies are included in your class fee.
class fee: $59 
to register, contact Sandi Keeler at skeeler@ucop.org
Beginning Meditation
 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, August 12th with Craig McAndrew  

Have you wanted to begin meditating but weren't sure how to get started? Have you tried meditation, but had problems? If so, then this is the class for you. We will explore the benefits of meditation as well as how to set up your meditation practice to be successful in your meditations.

suggested love offering: $10

 In the Presence Meditation

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20  with Debra Baker

In the Presence
This meditation provides the opportunity to go into a deep, deep experience of the Presence. Meditation does wonderful things to our human bodies, giving them vital time to revitalize and heal themselves. At the same time, our souls experience their real, true selves, going to the place inside that is timeless and eternal. After the meditation, there will be a sacred prayer circle to share and honor one another's prayer intentions. You'll experience such serenity you won't want it to end.
suggested love offering: $10


Ministerial Search Team Prayer/Update Meetings 
Join members   of the board and Ministerial Search Team each 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7pm in the peace chapel for a period of prayer and brief updates from the team.  If you are available,  prayer chaplains will be leading a prayer and meditation time from 6:30 - 7:00, prior to the update meeting.
 August 7th & 21st.    
For all the latest news on our search for a new senior minister, just
click here to visit our Minsterial Search Team webpage.
Singles Group Sunday Brunch 
Singles Group

Want to connect with other singles at Unity Church of Overland Park? Each Sunday at 12:30 this group meets at various local restaurants. Put these dates and locations on your schedule for the rest of June. We'd love to have you join us. 


July 28th - Macaroni Grill at 9292 Metcalf
August 4th - Houlihan's at 95th & Quivira
August 11th - Bo Lings at NEW LOCATION - 9055 Metcalf
(east side of Metcalf in small shop area)
August 18th - Old Chicago at 117th & Metcalf
August 25th - Masalas Indian at 7301 W. 91st St (in front of Whole Foods)
Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359 
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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.