Fall Faith Continues This Sunday!    
 Do you dare to start living a more powerful life? Then join us as we contnue our 5- week adventure where we look at how the courage
to be vulnerable can transform the way we live, love and lead.
We are exploring the book
Daring Greatly by BrenBrown.
Reverend Bob Barth will focus on this week's theme of Courage with a lesson entitled "Marble Jars." Come hear soloist Molly Hammer and our fabulous UCOP Band! We invite you
to join us on this amazing
adventure in faith.    
Do you dare?      
         Rev. Bob Barth

Molly Hammer 

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Fall Faith "Virtual Circle"
While most all the Fall Faith circles have begun, there is one circle left
for which you may still sign-up. We have a "virtual circle" available this year for those long distance followers of Unity Church of Overland Park. This
virtual circle will begin "meeting" Sunday, October 13th at 6:00pm so
that participants will have an opportunity to hear, or view, the lesson
from October 6th online before their first discussion.  If interested,
just click here to contact circle facilitator, Deb Mathine, and she
will get you all the details you'll need to participate in this virtual circle. 
Fall Faith EVENT and WORKSHOP! 


This year's Fall Faith Event will be somewhat different than in years past. We will begin the evening with a reception in harmony hall and enjoy a variety of beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Everyone will have an equal chance to win fabulous prizes in our FUN-draising Drawing! Each entry in the drawing costs $5 (or get 5 entries for just $20).  Then, after the drawing, we will all head up to the sanctuary to enjoy "An Evening of Spiritual Comedy" with Kyle Cease.  Kyle was ranked #1 in 2009 on Comedy Central's Stand-Up Showdown. He is also a highly sought after motivational and inspirational speaker who uses comedy to get his message of consciousness out into the world. ( www.kylecease.com )He will take the themes of our Fall Faith book, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, and throw a really humorous perspective on the whole thing. 

Kyle will also offer a workshop, on Saturday the 16th, following the event. This will be a 5-hour motivational workshop with lunch included. Benefits from this talk and workshop will include minimizing, if not ending stage fright, writers block, hesitation, doubt, fear and moving towards what you really want in your life, moving to a place beyond where you are now.  Money, health, relationships, all that stuff can be improved as you move towards your core.  Kyle will guide you in the art of allowing and letting go and in the unlimited art of playing.  He'll also discuss adding humor to your life and work.  The workshop will be open to Fall Faith participants, as well as the greater community. So if you know someone who might be interested in, or benefit from the workshop, by all means, tell them about it!


Tickets for the Event and the Workshop, as well as entries for the

FUN-draising Drawing all go on sale Sunday, October 20th!

Living the Empowered Life!
Our focus in October is upon Authenticity.
"My essence lights up the world."  
All-Church Tailgate Potluck with the Y.O.U!
This Sunday, October 13th after the 11:00 service
KICK-OFF at 12 noon!  
Make plans to join us following the 11:00 service on October 13th for an all church tailgate party. The YOU will have a grill going with hot dogs, veggie dogs and hamburgers. We are inviting the rest of the congregation to bring side dishes to share with everyone (about enough to feed your family) and enjoy the Chiefs - Raiders game with us on the big TV in harmony hall. Kickoff is at noon and food will be available beginning 15 minutes
following the conclusion of the service.  
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 15

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    

Women in Unity Meeting - Saturday, October 19
The "Radical Forgiveness" Ceremony/Workshop (a long-time favorite at Unity) returns on Saturday, Oct 19. Hundreds from UCOP have already attended this empowering ceremony/workshop (some more than once). Most of us already know that forgiveness is a powerful choice, an action that literally transforms your heart and life. Unfortunately, traditional forgiveness (let by-gones be by-gones) is often difficult and can take years to accomplish. "Radical Forgiveness" is a step-by-step technology that empowers you to forgive consciously and quickly. We won't just talk about forgiveness. During our sacred, mostly non-verbal "Radical Forgiveness" ceremony you will learn, experience and integrate this amazing process. Participants leave feeling lighter, more powerful and peaceful.  
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.   
Book Signing Sunday, October 20th
after services outside the bookstore

Author Kathryn Andries will be available for a book signing outside the bookstore after services on October 20th. The idea that we choose everything in our life, from our parents to our time of birth, is the key to understanding our life purpose. In the book "Soul Choices: Six Paths to Find Your Life Purpose" author Kathryn Andries explores six unique methods of self-awareness including past lives, astrology, numerology, iris analysis, birth order and palmistry. Kathryn contends that people will view responsibility from a totally different perspective when they realize they chose everything in their life. As they understand why they made certain choices, they will gain a deeper appreciation for the people and opportunities in their lives.


Kathryn Andries, an expert in the intuitive sciences,  is also the author of "Running Naked in Public: Dream Symbols Revealed," "Living Atlantis," co-author of "Interpreting Dreams for Self Discovery" and the producer of the video "Inside the California Missions." Ms. Andries was the host of her own television show "Discover Your Life Purpose," where she reached hundreds of people in the Chicago area with her cutting edge information. She is the co-founder of the School of Intuitive Arts and Sciences, where she lectures and teaches extensively on the life purpose method. 
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. 

Fall Blood Drive Sponsored by the Men's Group 

The Community Blood Center will conduct a Blood Drive in harmony hall, sponored by the Men's Group, from 8 a.m . to 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 27. There will be an informational/sign-up table in harmony hall after each service on October 13 & 20. In addition you may sign up on-line at www.savealifenow.org or by contacting Peter Jarosewycz at 816.941.3575 or mensgroup@ucop.org. For medical eligibility questions, call 800.245.7035.   

Creating Your Dreams with Art Journaling
"Creating Your Dreams with Art Journaling"
November 7th, 7-9 p.m.
with Bhasweti Gewhas  

You will learn to visualize your goals using both sides of your brain - the reasoning mind and the creative mind - together. You will be guided through deep meditation and contemplation of your values to discover, evaluate and embrace your goals. You will be motivated to create your dreams with art journaling and a variety of art materials. 


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.  
Yoganetics Fall Series

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

Singles Group Potluck Game Night
Saturday, October 12th
5:30 - 9:00pm in harmony hall  
Join the Singles Group for an evening of potluck, games and great conversation!  If you have a favorite game, bring it along!  And feel free to invite other singles groups you may be in touch with.  The more the merrier!  
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. 


October 13th - The Peanut 7938 Santa Fe (Downtown Overland Park)
October 20th - Johnny Bruscos Pizza  8909 W. 95th (just west of Antioch & 95th)
October 27th - Old Chicago  117th & Metcalf (east side, north of 119th)
Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359 
Couples Brunch
The usual Couples Group Brunch (every second Sunday) has been cancelled for this month.  There will be no Couples Brunch after services this Sunday.
New Part-time Facilities Position Available
Our Facilities Team is looking for a part-time, on call employee for the weekends.  The ideal candidate would need to be available on call for facilities set-up on Saturdays and Sundays, 2-10 hours per week.  Full training will be provided.  If interested please click here to contact Jane Sauve, or call 913-649-1750 ex. 3012.  
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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.