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"All You Gotta Do Is Ask"
     
prayer child   

 

What is it that is moving in your heart today? What is it you would like to release into God's hands? Join Reverend Patricia Bass and soloist, Molly Hammer, this Sunday for a sacred time of community prayer. This a wonderful opportunity to offer the concerns of your heart into this powerful field of prayer energy,

to simply Let Go, and Let God. 

 

  PatriciaMolly Hammer

    
We shall see you there!
  

  

All-Church Potluck- This Sunday - 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!

Spiritual Cafe
 Wednesday evening, September 4th  
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
with Reverend Robin Ferguson
Spiritual Cafe
 
Join us in harmony hall for a time to relax, unwind and explore the spiritual topics that are relevant to our lives today. Rev. Robin will introduce the evening's topic, followed by small group discussion and a time of meditation and music to awaken your spirit. We will be blessed by the sounds of Chris Foster on guitar and enjoy healthy treats available for purchase during the evening. This is your time to get away and lean into your spiritual path amidst the relaxed vibe of Spiritual Café.
World Day of Prayer at Unity Village!
 September 11-15  
   
WDOPThroughout World Day of Prayer, people around the world unite in prayer, heart to heart. Events begin with an opening ceremony on Wednesday evening at Unity Village, followed by a candlelight walk to the Silent Unity Prayer Chapel. For 24 hours, a prayer vigil takes place in the chapel, with every name submitted prayed for by volunteers. Some volunteers come from across the country or around the world for this sacred mission. A variety of events, activities and services happen at Unity Village, featuring guest speakers Dr. Larry Dossey and Dr. Bowen White. You are welcome to attend these events, or if unable to attend, several of these events will also be live-streamed. For more information visit www.worlddayofprayer.org
  
  
Living the Empowered Life!
  Our focus in August is upon Service.
Unity in Action  
  
"I live my life in service to the world."  
Host an Exchange Student from Italy!
  

 
 

Host families needed for two high school students from Italy for the 2013- 2014 school year. They arrive in mid-August! You would provide a bed, meals, friendship and understanding. Your student would be covered by medical insurance and have his own spending money.

Both young men speak English fluently, are good students, polite and personable and would welcome the opportunity to join you at Unity on Sunday mornings during their stay. Alessandro (17) enjoys participating in theatre and musicals, as well as tennis and swimming. Francesco (16) loves competitive sports. He enjoys volleyball, photography, music and dreams of becoming a great chef.

 

If you can help Alessandro or Francesco by volunteering as a host family, please contact Wilma Fast, Regional Manager for Kansas Center for Cultural Interchange, at 316-681-1236 or wilmafast@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

 

Women in Unity August Meeting 

"Let's Get Cooking the Easy Way"Nancy Oglesby

with Nancy Oglesby 

 

Nancy will teach us to quickly and easily make healthy recipes - soups, smoothies, and snacks. You'll not only learn, but also taste the results.
Cost is $7 each for supplies. Please RSVP to Brenda Brock by August 22
 so we know how much food to buy.
  
Saturday, August 24th
10 a.m. to 12 noon in harmony hall
  
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.  

  
 
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.
 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

  

 
 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 $4579.83 as of August 14th.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously.
  
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 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 
Donate
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. 
 
Get Involved 
Care & Support
 
Bookstore Open Position
 bookstore
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
  
CommUnity Books & Gifts
 
August Special  -  All children's publications are 20% off!
  
  
About Us
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.