Let's talk about "Rewarding Relationships" 
This Sunday!!    
Join guest speaker, Reverend Bill Englehart this Sunday
for an exploration of what creates a sense of well-being and reward in our relationships with our family, friends, coworkers, ourselves and our relationship with Spirit. 
Reverend Bill 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. 
We look forward to seeing you there! 


New AMAZING Soloist This Sunday! Eboni Fondren
Originally hailing from Chicago, Eboni Fondren has called Kansas City home since 2000.  Under the tutelage of the renowned Hammond B-3 Organist, Everette DeVan, she honed her talents and rose to become one of Kansas City's jazz darlings. Now several years later, with one CD under her belt, Fondren's name has become a staple in many of the jazz performance venues around town like the Blue Room in the historical 18th & Vine District, the American Jazz Museum and other popular spots like the Phoenix, Green Lady Lounge and Kill Devil Club. In 2012 she was invited to sing with the Salina Symphony as a featured guest soloist during their Salute to the Armed Forces Concert.


In 2012, she revisited her love of theatre in the KC Rep's production of Little Shop of Horrors, which in turn led to roles in Hairspray at the New Theatre Restaurant, and A Christmas Carol  back at the Rep. She is currently starring in Spinning Tree Theatre's production of Ain't Misbehavin, which runs through November 17th.  Check out www.spinningtreetheatre.com for tickets and showtimes.


Fondren has been singing for Unity Churches since 2005 and is delighted to start a new chapter and make some new friends here at Unity Church of Overland Park.

 And so we conclude our Fall Faith Series
We hope you have enjoyed our collective journey through
courage and vulnerability in the past five weeks as we studied together 
the book Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown. This Sunday, a
Fall Faith Series Gift Set will be available for purchase in the bookstore. 
The set includes the study guide, all the bookmarks with the affirmations
and quotes from each week, as well as 3 CDs containing
the meditations and lessons from all five weeks. 
This is a great way to catch up if you missed any of the lessons. 
The gift sets will be available for $12, OR...
you can get the gift set WITH the book for just $30. 
What a wonderful Christmas gift idea for someone you care about!  
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."  Click Here to see a little taste of "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. Click Here to see a little taste of Kyle's "Evolving Out Loud" workshop experience. 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

Volunteer Appreciation Event! November 17th
Let us honor you for all your service to this spiritual community!  
Join us Sunday, November 17th 
from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
in the sanctuary for a very special event in honor of our many wonderful, and indispenable volunteers! A time of recognition and gratitude will be followed by a very unique and special performance by the Moon Drop Circus (www.moondropcircus.com) to delight and bring joy to our volunteers as their service delights and brings joy to the many who come through our doors each week.  We thank you and we salute your sacred service.  
Living the Empowered Life!
  Our focus in November is upon Harmony.  
"I celebrate the preciousness of all life."  
"Share the Joy" gets under way this Sunday! 
UCOP has a wonderful outreach opportunity through our Share the Joy project. We are providing for 200 adults and children in need this holiday season. We will make their holiday brighter by providing caring gifts to lift their hearts and fill their needs. All gifts will be dontated to organizations in our area, which include the Marty Lane House, Hope Center, KVC, Cornerstone and members of UCOP. You have the opportunity to adopt one or more of these individuals and help to fill their wish list. What a wonderful way to share some of your generous holiday spirit and feel the flow of abundance at the same time! Contact Marci Wagner-Heaton at marciannejwh@aol.com to volunteer, adopt a tag or ask any additional questions.
Stop by one of the adoption tables in the lobby or harmony hall after services this Sunday!  All Share the Joy gifts are due back to the church by December 8th.
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  
Credentialing Pathway Class concludes 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? 


 Two of the three remaining classes required for membership at Unity Church of Overland Park are still available in November. 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.



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. 

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' classes is required.

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.  
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. 
Care of Poor People (C.O.P.P.) Winter Survival Event 
Saturday, November 30th, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Hope Faith Ministries - 705 Virginia Ave - Kansas City, MO 64106

As we give thanks this holiday season for the many blessings in our own lives, we invite you to consider helping the homeless and very poor in our community survive the winter.  Volunteers are needed in the days following Thanksgiving to help set up for the Saturday event.  Volunteers are needed to work the event and help clean up afterwards.  100-150 volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  Please consider serving our community in this very meaningful way.
Items are also needed for donations, particularly warm clothing.  And monetary donations are also very useful and much needed.  In fact, you can make a monetary donation right here right now if you would like.


The UCOP Men's Group will be available at tables in harmony hall after services on November 17 & 24 to answer questions and sign folks up for volunteer service at this year's COPP event.  Or you may contact the Men's Group at mensgroup@ucop.org or the UCOP Volunteer Coordinator, Jon Schuley at jon4copp@gmail.com, or contact Richard Tripp, Director of COPP, at richardgtripp@yahoo.com for more information.
In the Presence Meditation 
Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
with Debra Baker
In presence 

This meditation provides the opportunity to go into a deep, deep experience of the Presence. Meditation does wonderful things to our human bodies, giving them 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 won't want it to end.


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."

Heart Song Kirtan
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Heart Song Kirtan is an invitation to still the mind, free the heart, uplift the spirit, and connect with the Divine through sacred song, mantra, and chant in traditional call-response style. One Voice. One Heart. One Spirit. "Kirtan Calls You Back to Your Heart."


Suggested Love Offering: $10


Heart Song Kirtan is led by Jeri Birdsall, a graduate of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies and ordained Shamanic Global Minister. Jeri embraces teachings from diverse spiritual paths. She is joined by Victor Daugherty and Clark Jamison.


Victor has performed music all his life, playing in rock and roll and Irish bands. His spiritual awakening provided new insight which ignited his music/ songwriting ministry. Victor has two CD's, Symptoms of Ascension and Both Sides of the Veil. He has played his 'conscious' music at numerous Unity and CSL services and events.


Clark Jamison is a percussionist who plays, records and teaches the hand drums of India, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He has studied tabla with Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music. Clark delights in using his skills at world percussion to support the healing and transformation of humanity through communal song and dance. 
Christmas Open House in the Bookstore!
 Sunday, November 24th after both services  
Join CommUnity Books & Gifts for their Christmas Open House.  There will be cake
and a drawing for fun prizes.  All gift items
and jewelry are 20% off!  
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!
New Class with Cathy Combs

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.'

Yoganetics Fall Series

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

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.
Singles Potluck and Game Night 
Saturday, November 16th, 5:30-9:00p.m.  



An informal Singles social event.  Bring a dish for the potluck table. Bring a favorite game for the game night festivities after dinner. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner at 6:00.  Games begin at 7:00.

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 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 
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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.