"Let Us Pray" This Sunday!!    
Join Reverend Robin Ferguson and soloist Molly Hammer this Sunday for an exploration of the mysteries of prayer.  
            Molly Hammer
We look forward to seeing
you there! 



Fall Faith EVENT and WORKSHOP! 



The evening begins with an Opening Reception in harmony hall at 6:00p.m. with 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 at 7:30 in the sanctuary, right before our evening's entertainment gets under way.
Then at 8:00, 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.  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 are all on sale NOW purchase tickets online here

Volunteer Appreciation Event! This Sunday!
Let us honor you for all your service to this spiritual community!  
Join us THIS 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.  
 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. We have created a
Fall Faith Series Gift Set 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!  
Living the Empowered Life!
  Our focus in November is upon Harmony.  
"I celebrate the preciousness of all life."  
"Share the Joy" with those in need 
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.
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday Evening, November 27 at 7:00p.m.  
We invite you to join Rev. Bob Barth, soloist Molly Hammer and Nhien Vuong on the evening before Thanksgiving for a time of gratitude.  This sacred service will culminate with communion and candle lighting. 
We hope you will join us.
Interested in Membership at UCOP? 




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

with Rev. Bob Barth and Rev. Robin Ferguson.  

If you have completed UCOP and You and Unity Basics, you are now ready to attend the Membership Class.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.   


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 recieve a sacred blessing by our spiritual community.  




Class pre-registration is strongly requested.  


Click here to register for any of these classes.  


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 913-999-4508 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!
"Black Friday" Kid's Day IN!
Friday, November 29th
The UCOP nursery is offering parents a chance to get out and take advantage of those great bargains the day after Thanksgiving. Leave the kids with us for a day of fun and games, for nursery children and their older siblings. Childcare available in the nursery from 8:00 to 5:00.  
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.'

Century Club Craft Sale
December 1st, 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. in harmony hall
Having trouble finding a gift for that someone who has everything? Looking for a way to give twice in one gesture? Stop by the Arts and Crafts Sale sponsored by UCOP and the Century Club in harmony hall after services on December 1st. You will likely also find just the right gift for yourself and the proceeds go to help Children's Mercy Hospital with unbudgeted but needed expenses. Now that's truly a gift!
Men's Group December Breakfast
 Saturday, December 7,  8-10 a.m.
Join the Men's Group in harmony hall for breakfast and hear R. Lee Harris, long-time member of UCOP and Chair of the Ministerial Support Team, speak about "Powerful Personal Partnerships: Living a Life in Balance." Lee is president/CEO, Cohen-Esrey Real Estate
Services, LLC. He has written two books about business from a Unity perspective. His talk will be informal and interactive.   (love offering)
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  
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 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.