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We invite you to join us this Sunday as Reverends Bob Barth and Robin Ferguson, soloist Bukeka Newby Shoals and Fred Albers and the Band, as well as the staff and congregation of
Unity Church of Overland Park all come together to say farewell to our beloved senior minister, Reverend Patricia Bass. 
 
There will be a lovely reception following both services
with hors d'oeuvres and cake!
 
This will be an extraordinary service you won't want to miss.
 

  Bob Barth   Bukeka       

    
We look forward to seeing you there!  

  

Fall Faith Circle Sign-Ups Continue 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."  Sign-ups for our Empowered Living Circles continue this Sunday, September 29th. 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.   

 

The bookstore will be open for just a few minutes after each service this Sunday, so people can pick up their Fall Faith books, but then it will close so everyone can go downstairs and enjoy the reception in honor of Reverend Patricia.  

Living the Empowered Life!
  Our focus in September is upon Detachment.
   
  
"I surrender all and trust fully in Spirit."  
Spiritual Cafe
Wednesday evening, October 2nd  
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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.
The Y.O.U. Invite You to A Unique Concert Event! 
 
Join in with the UCOP Youth of Unity for an amazing concert experience! 
 Come on out to Unity Temple to see the Kansas City-based Celtic trio, Tullamore, team up with Scotland's super-group, The Tannahill Weavers
for their first concert in this area in ten years.  Don't miss it!
  
 
Ministerial Search Team Prayer/Update Meeting 
Join members of the Ministerial Search Team and prayer chaplains Wednesday, October 2nd  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.
Guided Meditation
 
  
Poetry Reading with Kansas Poet Laureate
  

 

Coming Home to Poetry: A Conversation with Kansas Poet Laureate, Wyatt Townley. The notion of "home" is a long-held Kansas value. Join Kansas Poet Laureate,Wyatt Townley, on Friday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. Wyatt will explore what home is, what poetry is, and how they intersect - reading from both her own work and that of other poets as part of her statewide conversation about coming home to poetry. "Poetry is a place we can return to in all kinds of weather, with its innate power to heal and comfort, transform and inspire. Its porch light is always on." 

 

Wyatt Townley of Shawnee Mission is the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Kansas. Wyatt is a widely published, nationally known poet and a fourth-generation Kansan. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio's The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor, in US Poet Laureate Emeritus Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry column, and published in journals ranging from The Paris Review to Newsweek. She has published three collections of poetry: The Breathing Field (Little Brown), Perfectly Normal (The Smith), and The Afterlives of Trees (Woodley Press), a Kansas Notable Book and winner of the Nelson Poetry Book Award. More information can be found on her website. This program is made possible through the Kansas Humanities Council, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to promote the humanities as a public resource to all Kansans.

 

Green Team Applefest Road Trip!
 Saturday, October 5   

 

Join the Green Team for a day of hiking and fun.  We'll leave from the UCOP parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and drive to Weston Bend State Park for a two mile hike on the panoramic North Ridge Trail.  Then we'll go into Weston and enjoy the Applefest, one of the best fall festivals in the Midwest.  Sign up in harmony hall after service this Sunday or click here to contact Mike McCord.

Special Singles Group Brunch Event
October 6th 
12:30 p.m. at BD Mongolian Grill
 

 

Join the Singles Group on Sunday, Oct. 6th at B D's Mongolian Grill AND hear a free special presentation from award winning author, Debra Kunz "Love is Blind Only if You Are - A Guide to Deliberate Dating."  Limited seating - SO PLEASE RSVP to Linda Riggs - 913-634-5359.  With your reservation call you will be entered in a drawing for a free copy of Debra's book!  In our quest for love, we are all prone to common mistakes like the pursuit of perfection, continuing to date the wrong person or settling for just an OK relationship.  Debra will share practical life wisdom and dating do's and don'ts for men and women.  You will gain insight about getting out of your own way, defining what you want and how to know when you have found it, and making good, deliberate decisions with your head and your heart.  Debra's book "Love is Blind Only if You Are" will be available for purchase as well.  The Program will start at 1 p.m. so please arrive at the restaurant no later than 12:30!  This will allow you to go through the buffet, have the food grilled and be seated in time for this wonderful opportunity!

  
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. 
  
The Forgiveness Process
 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday, October 14
with Craig McAndrew  
 
  

Do you know what Charles Fillmore said about forgiveness? Would you like to find out more about how forgiveness can improve ALL areas of your life? Craig McAndrew will share his true life experiences and guide you through the forgiveness process.

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10

 Craig McAndrew

Craig McAndrew has been in the counseling field since 1996, a member of the spiritual counseling team at Unity Church of Overland Park since 2001 and is the author of the book entitled, "Forgiving Judas: A Man's Journey to Forgive His Brother." With specialization in addictions and compulsive behaviors, Craig's work with clients is a 'wholistic' approach helping them to find balance in their physical, emotional, social and spiritual lives.  

In the Presence Meditation

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,  Tuesday, October 16

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."
  
An Evening of Kirtan
An Evening of Kirtan with Jai Spirit
 
Thursday, October 17 from 7:00  - 8:30 p.m.  

  

Kirtan is the meditative chanting of ancient mantras, accompanied by sacred music, which enables us to connect to the divine within. It is a devotional practice

that involves the whole being, mind, body and spirit, through the repetition of Sanskrit chants and devotional phrases.  

 

 

 Suggested Love Offering: $10  

  

 Jai Spirit is an inspired group of Kirtan artists dedicated to opening the heart through ecstatic chant and devotional singing. Mark Gossman, Gina Nina Namaste, John Mark Aladeen, Alison Dishinger, and Clark Jamison   

Electronics Recycling Event
Sponsored by the Green Team 
Saturday, October 19th
9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

 Have you been looking for a convenient way to get rid of old electronics and working small appliances?   Well here's your opportunity! On Saturday, October 19th, Goodwill Industries, the Sustainable Sanctuary Coaliton and the Green Team will be accepting electronics in the UCOP parking lot. Not only will you be getting rid of unwanted clutter but you'll also be helping the earth by diverting toxic material from the landfill.
A love offering of $15.00 is suggested.
For more information, contact Alyssa Harvey, at 913/677-8672, or at alyssah@ssckc.org.   
Drum to your own rhythm!
  

Join this improvisational percussion jam as we express our rhythm with drums, shakers, diggers, voice or whatever else you want to bring! Empowered to release your inner critic and inner child, you are supported in discovering and developing musical freedom. No experience needed. Bring your instruments or just come! Extra instruments will be provided. Children are welcome.

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10

 

Evans is an improvisational musician, with over 10 years of experience inspiring musical freedom in people of all ages through drum & dance circles, creative workshops, Native American fluting, rhythm, percussion and improv. He facilitates with talent, versatility and an open heart, igniting musical inspiration and unleashing your spiritual gifts. 

Want to get PLAYFUL?
September 3 - October 22
Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00
  
P.L.A.Y.F.U.L. - Parents Leading Aware Young Fulfilling Unity PlayfulLives. 
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! 
  
Yoganetics Fall Series
yoganetics 

  (Fee-based class  -  first class free for new students!)   

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 29th - The Big Biscuit at 95th & Nall (NE corner)
  
Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359 
  
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September Special    
All local authors' publications are 20% off!
  
  
Men's Group Breakfast - Saturday, October 5th
 8:00-10:00 a.m.  
 harmony hall, love offering.

 

Members of the MANKIND PROJECT(MKP), many of whom are members of UCOP, will explain its vision, mission and activities, including the New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA), to be held the weekend of October 24-27. MKP challenges each man to find and develop his own life's mission and to live that mission fully with the support of a powerful network of other men. Please see http://mankindproject.org/community/kansas-city for more information.

 
  
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.