This I Believe 2    
Join Reverend Patricia Bass as she concludes 
a two-week exploration of our most deeply held
core beliefs and how they work
and manifest in our daily lives. 
And, of course, our fabulous UCOP band and soloist, Kelly Potter, will be there blessing us with their amazing talents!


  Patricia  k potter    

We shall see you there!  


Rev. Patricia's Final Services - September 22 & 29
Patricias farewell 
Fall Faith Circle Sign-Ups Begin Sunday!
 Do you dare to stop playing small and start living a more powerful life? Are you willing to release conformity and embrace authenticity? Are you ready to deepen your relationship with yourself, with God and with others? Then join us as we embark on a 5 week adventure, beginning October 6th, where we will be looking at how the courage to be vulnerable can transform the way we live, love and lead. We will be exploring the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and our theme will be   "Daring To Live the Empowered Life." We begin sign-ups for our Empowered Living Circles on Sunday, September 15th. We will meet on five Wednesday evenings beginning October 9th for a time of music, meditation, discussion and fellowship. And for those who can't meet Wednesdays, we will be offering groups that meet at other days/times. Sign up after services on Sundays to be a part of small group discussion circles, or you can let Spirit decide which group to be in and simply indicate your interest by clicking here and we will assign you to a circle. This a wonderful way to meet new people, or deepen relationships with people you've known for years. So join us on this amazing adventure in faith. Do you dare?Daring Greatly



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.   

Living the Empowered Life!
  Our focus in September is upon Detachment.
"I surrender all and trust fully in Spirit."  
What Do YOU Believe?
Consider for a moment our series title for these two weeks... "This I Believe." 
We invite you to give that some thought.  And if it feels comfortable to share those thoughts with us, our director of communications, Jan Chapman, will beJan roaming about after services during this two week series with her trusty video camera in hand. And if you wish, you will have an opportunity to share your core beliefs on camera.  All these clips will then be edited together for use on our website into a video montage of what we, as a congregation, believe at a core level.  So if you want to be part of this video project, just look for Jan after services this week!  
Change for Change 

Change for Change

It's the final week of Change for Change, so now's the time to bring in that piggy bank, milk bottle, or treasure chest of coins!  We've collected $5642.74 in change and pledges already, so let's set our intention for over $6000.  We can do it! And we can do it this Sunday! Remember to bless your change and hold Unity Church of Overland Park in your prayers throughout the week as you envision prosperity and ease through this time of transformation.  Then head on in this Sunday with your arms full of bounty!  Thank you for what we've achieved so far and here's to making that extra effort to bring in your change for this final week!  
Oneness Course Available!
Oneness Awakening Course 
September 13 & 14  Oneness
Join Oneness trainers, Angela Reed and Kaya Hewitt in the Oneness Awakening Course, a two-day intensive course during which you will explore ancient teachings, deep healing processes, and sharing of the Oneness blessing.   
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   Click here to register! 
 Exploring World Religions

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

Mondays, September 9- October 7

with Rev./Dr. Shannah McAleer 

  many faiths
Join us as we explore the major faith traditions of our world. We will learn the basic tenets of each religion and experience some of the practices of each. In addition, we will discover the commonalities shared by all the world's faiths. We are so much more alike than we are different and it is this understanding and open dialog that allows us to know and understand one another better. 


Suggested Love Offering: $10 per class Shannah McAleer


Rev./Dr. Shannah McAleer is an ordained Unity minister who grew up living all over the world. Born in Libya, raised in Greece, the Philippines, Turkey and many states, she has always had a keen interest in other cultures and more specifically other faith traditions. She has earned her Master's Degree in Social Work and her Doctorate in Divinity and has served in two Unity churches. She is currently an adjunct professor at Kansas University in the Social Welfare Department, teaching her students how to honor and appreciate the World's religions. 
Yoganetics Fall Series

It's like riding a bike...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.                       


The new Poet Laureate of Kansas, Wyatt Townley, 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.


 (Fee-based class  -  first class free for new students!)
In the Presence Meditation

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

with Debra Baker

In presenceThis 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 want it to go on forever.


Suggested Love Offering: $10


Debra Darpel Baker has been helping people to heal their lives for 20 years as a spiritual counselor, energy worker, Reiki Master and teacher. She is a gifted medium and intuitive whose readings have been described as "life changing," "profound," and "extremely accurate."
Ministerial Search Team Prayer/Update Meeting 
Join members of the Ministerial Search Team and prayer chaplains Wednesday, September 18th  at 6:30p.m. in the peace chapel for a time of prayer and meditation followed by a brief update from the MST team at 7:00.  
For all the latest news on our search for a new senior minister, just
click here to visit our Minsterial Search Team webpage.
Spiritual Cafe
Wednesday evening, October 2nd  
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with Reverend Robin Ferguson   
Spiritual Cafe
Our first Spiritual Cafe experience was a rousing success so we can't wait to do it again next month! So join us in harmony hall for a time to relax, unwind and explore the spiritual topics that are relevant to our lives today. Your spiritual barista, Rev. Robin Ferguson, will introduce the evening's topic, followed by small group discussion and a time of meditation and music to awaken your spirit. We will enjoy delicious coffees and teas and healthy treats, available for puChris Fosterrchase, during the evening.
We will also be blessed by the sounds of Chris Foster on guitar. Chris is well known for his original compositions in both secular and New Thought music. As a musician and entertainer he performs a wide variety of styles from Latin jazz, folk, rock to pop.
  So join us! This is your time to get away and lean into your spiritual path amidst the relaxed vibe of Spiritual Café.
Healing Through Creativity
"Healing Journey with Mandala"
October 10th, 7-9 p.m.
with Bhasweti Gewhas  

You will be learning empowering techniques of deep breathing, visualization, meditation and creative expression to release tension which improves sleep, focus, performance, healing, clarity and creativity. This workshop will teach you how to create your Mandala - your own inner sanctuary of peace - with simple art materials and to connect with your inspiring emotion in meditation.


Suggested Love Offering: $10    ($5 additional supply fee)


Bhasweti Gewhas, Ph.D. is a certified hypnotherapist, past life therapist, Reiki master, EFT practitioner, Theta healer, Feng Shui consultant, ordained minister and life coach. She has spent over 10 years engaged in extensive research and continuous training and education in India and the United States with master level practices in stress reduction therapy, holistic health and alternative therapies. You can visit her website www.stressfreetools.com for more information. 
Want to get PLAYFUL?
September 3 - October 22Playful
Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00
P.L.A.Y.F.U.L. - Parents Leading Aware Young Fulfilling Unity Lives. 
Unity Church of Overland Park is providing a play and support group for parents and children. All  care givers, new and expectant parents and their children are welcome. This is a continuous 8-week course and can be joined at any time. Topics of discussion will vary to meet the group's needs and include the many factors that affect children and families from pregnancy through preschool. Please join us in the nursery! 
Singles Potluck & Game Night!
September 21st, Saturday  
An informal singles social event.  Bring a dish for the potluck table.  Bring your favorite game for the Game Night festivities after dinner.  Doors open at 5:30.
Dinner at 6:00. 
At 7:00 let the games begin!   
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. 


September 15th - BRGR at 4038 W. 83rd (Prairie Village in Corinth Square)
September 22nd - Old Chicago at 117th & Metcalf (east of Metcalf)
September 29th - The Big Biscuit at 95th & Nall (NE corner)
Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359 
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
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
September Special    
All local authors' 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.