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This Sunday is going to be HUGE!!    
  
 Join us this Sunday as Reverend Robin Ferguson continues our 
exploration of how the courage
to be vulnerable can transform
the way we live, love and lead.
We are exploring the book
Daring Greatly by Bren Brown.
Reverend Robin will guide us on
a journey toward embracing
our own Worthiness
We have a new soloist this week! One of our own Youth of Unity, Sebastian McCarty, will share his incredible talents with us all.  This kid
is going places!  He recently performed on the X Factor, making
it to the Top 200 in nationwide auditions.  So we invite you to join us this Sunday on this amazing
 adventure in faith.    
Do you dare?        
          

 

    
  
We look forward to seeing you there! 

  

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT THIS SUNDAY
Please plan to attend the 9:00 or 11:00 service this Sunday, October 20th, to hear a
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT
regarding the ministerial search process.
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 an Opening Reception in harmony hall at 6:00p.m. and enjoy a variety of hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Everyone will have an equal chance to win fabulous prizes in our FUNd-raising Drawing! Each entry in the drawing costs $5 (or get 5 entries for just $20).  The drawing will be held  in the sanctuary, right before our evening's entertainment gets under way.
Then at 7:30, comedian and motivational speaker, Kyle Cease, takes the stage in a show called "Life Is a Playground."  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 )
Following the comedy event, we will head back down to harmony hall for Dancing and a Dessert Reception from 9:00-11:00p.m.
  
Kyle will also offer a workshop called "Evolving Out Loud," on Saturday the 16th, following the event. This will be a 5-hour motivational workshop with lunch from Jason's Deli 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 THIS SUNDAY, October 20th!

Living the Empowered Life!
        
  
Our focus in October is upon Authenticity.
  
  
"My essence lights up the world."  
Welcome our newest staff member, Ann Woodard
 Our bookstore has a new assistant manager.
   

 

Ann Woodard began her legal career in St. Paul, Minnesota before returning home to Kansas City to work as Senior Corporate Counsel for H&R Block. After   completing the Kauffman FastTrac New Venture Program, Ann joined Think Big Partners working with entrepreneurs in different stages of business development. Ann's personal  and professional goals are to leave a legacy of meaningful change and wholehearted living for our children and our community.  She is the Founder and President of Paradigm Rising, a collaborative resource  offering, which seeks to address complex and controversial issues affecting children.  Ann also served as legal counsel to Harmony, a 60-year old non-profit dedicated to promoting cultural competency and leveraging diversity in metropolitan Kansas City. Ann is also an avid supporter of "Arts for Kids," and serves on the steering committee for the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. She resides in Overland Park with her husband, Spencer, and their three young children. Ann is honored to be a part of Unity Church of Overland Park and is grateful for the  opportunity to serve wholeheartedly in this wholehearted community!
 

 

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. 

As we move through this Fall Faith season and work our way through Brene Brown's challenging book, Daring Greatly, we may experience a myriad of reactions and emotions.  This Kirtan event provides a wonderful opportunity

to express those energies through our bodies and voices.

 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.   
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 this Sunday, October 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.   

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. 
  
Strings Concert at UCOP this Sunday at 3:00
 
Borromeo String Quartet plays at Unity Church of Overland Park
Sunday, October 20th at 3:00pm in the sanctuary
  
 
This is part of the concert series sponsored by The University of Kansas School of Music, Reach Out Kansas, Inc., XOTV
and Smithyman & Zakoura Law.  
  
Come hear some beautiful music by four gifted string musicians
for the bargain price of FREE! 
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
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. 

Interested in Membership at UCOP? 

 membership

 Classes required for membership at Unity Church of Overland Park are offered two or three times a year. Membership classes culminate with a sacred blessing from our spiritual community during our celebration services on Membership Sunday! To become a member, attendance is required at all three classes and on Membership Sunday. Class pre-registration is strongly requested. Click here to register for any of these classes.

 

1. Unity Church of Overland Park and You - 6 to 8 p.m.,

Monday, November 4 with Rev. Bob Barth.

The materials presented will offer the history of Unity and UCOP. Additionally, the class will offer opportunities to learn about the many ways to get involved with Unity Church of Overland Park.

 

2. Unity Basics - 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, November 11

with Rev. Robin Ferguson.

Gain an understanding of Unity's basic teachings and principles including the five basic teachings. Focused attention will be given to prayer and meditation and the positive, affirming ways which they are taught and utilized by Unity. This is the class where you get to ask all those burning questions you might have about what Unity really is. 

3. Membership Class - 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, November 18

with Rev. Bob Barth and Rev. Robin Ferguson.

We will explore what it means to step into membership at the church, discuss the Vision, Mission, and Values of Unity Church of Overland Park, review the church governance, and join together in a sacred circle of sharing of what membership in our ministry means to you. To become a member, prior attendance in the 'UCOP and You' and 'Unity Basics' class is required.

4.   Membership Sunday - December 8th.

 

People who have completed all three membership classes are invited to be present at one, or both, of the services on Membership Sunday where they will be blessed into membership by the entire congregation. 

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
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. 

 

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 
  
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.