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"Do You Dare" to be Fully Present 
This Sunday!!    
    
Join Reverend Robin Ferguson
this Sunday for the final week of
our Fall Faith journey, as we learn how
the courage to be vulnerable can transform the way we live, love and lead as we work our way through the book Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.
This week, Reverend Robin will 
explore how the willingness to be vulnerable can increase our 
sense of Connection with 
one another and with Spirit. 
We only need ask ourselves
"Do I Dare?"
 
Kelly Potter returns as our soloist
this week! And we have a
BIG SURPRISE to share with you! 
              You won't want to miss it.
            Do you dare?
         

k potter  

    
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

  

And so we conclude our minsterial search process.
A Letter from the UCOP Board of Directors:
?? Questions ??
For those who may have questions or concerns regarding the recent decision of the Board and Minsterial Search Team, please plan to join the Board of Directors in the peace chapel this Sunday, November 3rd.  They will be available after both services.    
Guest Speaker Next Sunday, November 10th
 with Reverend Bill Englehart   
 

Join us Sunday, November 10 to hear guest speaker, Rev. Bill Englehart. Rev. Englehart is an ordained Unity Minister, currently serving as the senior minister at Unity Church in Marin County California. Bill also serves on the Board of Trustees for Unity School.  He is a powerful and memorable speaker with a passion for sharing the practical application of Unity teachings. He is also the author of "Spiritual Rules of the Road," a unique book that combines spirituality, humor and cars! Before being called to ministry, he was an expatriate living in London, working for a Fortune 500 company as the International Human Resources Director. Bill is a black belt martial artist and an accomplished black and white photographer who has had several gallery shows.   

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 are all on sale NOW after services,

or you may

  
Living the Empowered Life!
     
  Our focus in November is upon Harmony.  
  
"I celebrate the preciousness of all life."  
Hear ye, hear ye! Fred Albers has a new CD!
Fred Albers, Music Director Extraordinaire, has released another CD entitled "Revelation."  He went into a music studio.  They turned on the microphones.  He opened his heart and let Spirit guide his fingers.  The result is a beautifully contemplative work of piano music that you will certainly want for your meditation practice.  And what a gorgeous Christmas gift to slip under the tree this year for someone special.
 
to purchase Fred's CD online just  Click Here  
  
Snack Angels needed for Youth & Family Ministry
 

Can you help support Youth and Family Ministry (YFM) during our rehearsals for the big Christmas show as a Snack Angel? It's a long day for our kiddos... church in the morning and then rehearsing until 3:00. Having a simple, healthy snack can go a long way. You can support us by bringing any of the following up to the YFM resource room on the second floor any Sunday. Juice Boxes, Granola Bars (Oats & Honey, variety pack), Fruit like oranges, bananas or grapes.

If you would like to supply sub sandwiches or pizza, please contact Brandon Nagel at 913.649.1750 X3009 or Bnagel@ucop.org.   We have a small refrigerator so we can keep things cold.
  
Men's Group Breakfast November 2nd
 Saturday November 2, 8-10 a.m. harmony hall. love offering. 
 

Author Kathryn Andries will speak about her book, "Soul Choices: Six Paths to Find Your Life Purpose", which 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. She attends Unity Church of Overland Park and is the co-founder of the School of Intuitive Arts and Sciences, where she lectures and teaches extensively on the life purpose method. For more information about her work, please see her website,  http://www.discoveryourlifepurpose.org/.

 

Credentialing Pathway Class starts this weekend!
  
 

SUPER SATURDAY - Spiritual Education and Enrichment

Metaphysics II Part 2

Living the Empowered Life: Proving the Unity Truth We Know

with Rev. Barbara Hadley

10am-4pm (1 hour lunch, bring a sack lunch or go out)

Saturday, November 2 and Saturday, November 9

Join Rev. Barbara Hadley for two SUPER SATURDAY classes about how we demonstrate metaphysical truth in the world we live in every day.  During this course you will explore some of the fundamental Principles of Spiritual Law and how they can be applied to your life for greater love, health, and prosperity. By studying the quotes of prominent Unity writers, as well as specific metaphysical and theological views presented in Heart-Centered Metaphysics, you will be encouraged to awaken your awareness and understanding of spiritual Truth. Through the consistent use of these practical principles, you will realize more of your spiritual potential and find that your life is transformed!

Recommended Texts:

ˇ         Heart-Centered Metaphysics, by Paul Hasselbeck

ˇ         Applying Heart-Centered Metaphysics, by Paul Hasselbeck and Cher Holton.

ˇ         Talks on Truth, by Charles Fillmore

This class qualifies for 10 S.E.E. credits for MS 823.  There is no prerequisite class although prior Metaphysics classes are recommended.

 

Suggested Love Offering: $50 per session

 

Rev. Barbara Hadley is an ordained Unity minister.  She teaches SEE in the field, trains peacemakers internationally, and facilitates Alternatives to Violence programs in State and Federal prisons.  Barbara has also served at Silent Unity, written for the Daily Word, and is published in the Unity House book Sacred Secrets.Barbara recently completed a one-year residency in hospital chaplaincy at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
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. 

New Class with Cathy Combs starts next week!
  
 

Quantum Prayer: It's Already Answered! Quantum Reality: It Already Exists!

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

Tuesdays, November  5, 12, 19 & 26

with Cathy Combs

 

Join UCOP congregant and author Cathy Combs as she shares from her recently published book, 'Quantum Prayer: It's Already Answered! Quantum Reality: It Already Exists!' In an interactive and experiential format, participants will discover God, prayer and ego from the perspective of the Unitive Principle. If the reality that 'there is no adversary' intrigues you, come and enjoy as Cathy offers her perspective on this idea. This class will offer you an inspirational and uplifting view of yourself and your world.

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10

 

Cathy Combs is passionately devoted to Unity, UCOP, personal empowerment, spiritual community leadership development, and public service. Her background is in education and counseling, having received an MA in Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in California. She has been in Unity since 1974 and has been a very active volunteer at UCOP for several years. She loves and lives Gandhi's statement: 'Be the change you wish to see in the world.'

Relax... find peace...
   
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.  
 
Transform Your Life on Friday November 8

An Evening with the Enneagram: Music Meditation and Mindfulness

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

Friday, November 8

With Nhien Vuong and Victor Dougherty

 

Book Signing Next Sunday, November 10th
with Marcia Sandels  
 
UCOP member, Marcia Sandels, will be available after services November 10 to sign her book, "Living Beyond the Veil." The book is an introduction to the subject of mystical experiences from the perspective of a woman who has lived with them for 40 years and researched them in order to understand what was happening to her. It is her personal journey, her search, and the revelations she has received while walking through this lifetime.

 

 

Marcia Sandels has been a New Thought spirituality student since 1997. Mysticism, Gnosticism, Jesus and Mary Magdalene are favorite topics. She has always been an avid reader and creative writer with a curiosity about people and world cultures, including sociology and cultural anthropology. As a master's degree teacher, Marcia taught social studies, geography and world history, along with reading, consumerism and English for many years. She has traveled through Europe - England, Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece and Turkey - as well as parts of the USA and a few Caribbean islands by land, sea, and air. Marcia has completed the coursework toward becoming a Licensed Unity Teacher and she is also a Reiki practitioner and a Oneness Blessing giver, along with other forms of energy work. She is working on her next writing project.  

The Self-Forgiveness Process
 
November 11th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
with Craig McAndrew  
 

Sometimes when we aren't ready to forgive someone else, it may be time to forgive ourselves. Come to this class and discover how you can forgive yourself and free yourself from limiting beliefs that are holding you back.Craig McAndrew

 

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10

 

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.  

Awaken the Healer Within 
Healing Practices from the Sufi Tradition
with Dr. Jonah Yakel
Tuesday, November 12th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  
 
Join Dr. Jonah Yakel as he shares practices from the mystical tradition of Sufism to help you awaken to the divine healing presence that resides within.   Whether you are a beginner or experienced this class will help you tune to the source of all healing. This class is great for both healers and those seeking to heal.

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10

 

Dr. Jonah Yakel is a healer, teacher, speaker, chiropractor, and flow practitioner. In 2002 he awakened to his life's calling, abruptly leaving his career as an electrical engineer, to pursue his dream of being an alternative health care practitioner. Guided by the knowledge that the body has an innate intelligence and contains a potential for healing far greater than any outside source could ever provide, he obtained his doctorate in chiropractic in 2006. He has studied with leaders in the field of chiropractic and natural health including Dr. Lance Wright, founder and developed of Flow, and Dr. Donald Epstein, founder of Network Spinal Analysis.

In May of 2009, Dr. Yakel was involved in a near fatal car accident resulting in over 25 broken bones and significant internal injuries. He has since made a full recovery believed only possible through a combination of gentle adjustments, functional medicine, nutrition, exercise, and mindful living. He is now left with a deep gratitude for life and a passion to help as many people as possible access their natural gifts and experience the best life has to offer.

Dr. Yakel has owned health and wellness clinics in Tucson, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ, and is currently serving his community in Overland Park, KS. In addition to providing the best chiropractic care possible, Dr. Yakel writes, lectures, and teaches within the community on natural health and healing.
Spiritual Cafe Returns Wednesday, November 13th
 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
with Reverend Robin Ferguson and music by Chris Foster  
Spiritual Cafe 
Join us for a time to relax, unwind and explore the spiritual topics that are relevant to our lives today. Your spiritual barista, 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. 
  
All-Church All-Community Thanksgiving Potluck 
Thanksgiving Day, November 28th
Sponsored by the Singles Group
  
Join the Singles Group in harmony hall to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Doors open at 10:00a.m. - Pray-in is at noon - Dinner is served at 12:15.  Bring a potluck item, enough to serve 10 people.  Please RSVP to Linda Riggs at 913-634-5359 or Gary Spaulding at 999-4508 by November 24th so they can be prepared for the appropriate attendance.  They will also need volunteers to help set up and clean up.
  
This has been a very successful event in the past!  Please consider joining us!
  
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. 

 

November 3rd - BRGR - 4038 W. 83rd St. Prairie Village
November 10th - Jose Peppers - 103rd & Metcalf
November 17th - Elephant Bar - 119th & Metcalf
November 24th - Houlihan's - (MOVED! 11600 W. 95th St - Oak Park Mall lot
 whereT.G.I.Fridays used to be)
  
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.