"The Hands of God"
Hands of God  


Join Broadway performer, Willis White and Reverend Patricia Bass this Sunday as we explore how 

to have greater meaning and fulfillment in your life

by serving the world.



Willis White
Fresh from Broadway!
UCOP welcomes new Sunday soloist... Willis White
Willis first started singing in church when his father, Bishop W.H. White, handed him the microphone at the age of three and turned him loose on the congregation of Emmanuel Church in Kansas City, MO.  Willis is thrilled to be back home again in Kansas City.  His Broadway credits include: In the Heights, Hairspray (Broadway & 1st National Tour company) and Spelling Bee (Broadway company).  His off-Broadway and regional credits include: Spelling Bee, Zanna!, Pippin, A Chorus Line, and Children of Eden. Willis appeared in Julie Taymor's film Across the Universelent his vocal talents to the platinum-selling soundtrack of the film Hairspray, and has provided on-camera backgrounds for popular singing television shows including American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and Duets.  He sings with the popular performing and  recording artists, The Broadway Boys.  Willis also holds a JD from UCLA Law with specializations in both Business Law and Entertainment & Media Law.  Willis is working on a forthcoming album this fall.  Visit Willis at www.facebook.com/WillisWhiteMusic or www.thewilliswhite.com 
We can't wait to see you there!


Living the Empowered Life!
  Our focus in August is upon Service.
Unity in Action  
"I live my life in service to the world."  
Fall Faith is just around the corner!

Daring GreatlyThis fall we will be coming together on an adventure in faith that will take us deeper and call us higher. For 5 weeks, beginning October 6th, we will be looking at how the courage to be vulnerable can transform the way we live, love and lead. During this powerful and transformative time in our community's journey we will be given an opportunity to support each other in discovering and expressing our true selves as we study the book Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.


Our theme will be "Daring to Live the Empowered Life" and we will be sharing more details on the empowered living circles and celebration event as the time draws closer.


The books are available in our bookstore, at 40% off the retail price, so we invite you to stop by and get a jump on this great opportunity.  

All-Church Potluck- August 18th

It's time to get together again and SUPER CHARGE some of the ideas that came from our last Potluck and Visioning on May 5!  We want your input about how we can start implementing some of the activities you identified as most impopotluckrtant for UCOP. 


Two of those ideas that had a great deal of energy in our last visioning were:

*  Year-round Small Groups and...
*   More Meaningful Community Outreach Activities 


So, bring a dish to share after Sunday services in harmony hall and plan to spend about an hour brainstorming with us!

Bookstore Open Position
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
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!
 Unity Basics
Thinking about membership at Unity Church of Overland Park?
Unity Basics 
Bob Barth
Tuesday, August 27th
7 to 9 p.m.
with Reverend Bob Barth
This class is designed for those who desire a basic understanding of Unity's teachings and principles, with particular emphasis on each of the five basic teachings. Focused attention will be given to prayer and meditation and the positive, affirming ways in which they are taught and utilized by Unity.
This class is a prerequisite of membership at Unity Church of Overland Park.  
Click here to register! 
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

 Cindy Seimers

Sage-ing® 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-ing® 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. 


suggested love offering: $10 per session

one-time additional materials fee: $10

rsvp to 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 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


Oneness Awakening Course
 September 13 & 14  
OnenessIn oneness and unity we coexist and cocreate life in a peaceful, loving, and harmonious way. Having that be the norm requires a shift in consciousness in each of us. Join Oneness trainers, Angela Reed and Kaya Hewitt in the Oneness Awakening Course, where you will be given and experience ways in which to make that shift, through ancient teachings, deep healing processes, and sharing of the Oneness blessing. Hear how others have been deeply impacted by the Oneness blessing so that you too may experience bliss and joy in your daily life. 


Friday, September 13th from 6:00-9:30 p.m. and
Saturday, September 14th from 9:00a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
$225 investment (or $200 if you respond by 9/1/13)  Click here to register!
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 $4,262.91 as of August 8th.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously.
Ministerial Search Team Prayer/Update Meeting 
Join members of the board and Ministerial Search Team Wednesday, August 21st  at 7pm in the peace chapel for a brief update from the team.  You are welcome to attend a time of prayer and meditation, led by the prayer chaplains, from 6:30 - 7:00, prior to the update meeting.
For all the latest news on our search for a new senior minister, just
click here to visit our Minsterial Search Team webpage.
Couples Brunch
Sunday, August 11thcouples brunch
12:30 - 1:30p.m.   
Join the UCOP Couples Group at the First Watch at College Boulevard and Highway 69 in the private dining area.  Enjoy fun, food and fellowship!  If you'd like to join in the fun, please RSVP to couples@ucop.org
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. 


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.