"It's Silly, But I Believe"    
Join Reverend Robin Ferguson and soloist Kelly Potter
this Sunday as we kick off the Advent season
with an exploration of Faith.
              k potter
    We look forward to seeing you there!
Living the Empowered Life!
  Our focus in December is upon Joy!  
   "I delight in the bliss and wonder of every moment."  
Join us for the Sunday Christmas Series

Join Reverend Robin Ferguson each Sunday throughout the season of Advent as we explore and unwrap the boundless possibilities of the Christ in expression within each of us.

December 1st - FAITH
"It's Silly But I Believe"

December 8th - LOVE
"The Ghost of Christmas Presents"

December 15th - JOY
"Ginormous Joy!"

December 22nd - PEACE
"The True Spirit of Christmas Lies In Your Heart"

"Share the Joy" with those in need 
Thank you to everyone who adopted tags to help provide Christmas gifts for those in need this holiday season!  We actually adopted out all of the tags this past Sunday!  Thank you so much for your generosity!  If you have any questions about the program please contact Marci Wagner-Heaton at marciannejwh@aol.comAnd remember that all Share the Joy gifts are due back to the church by December 8th.
"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 (up to 5th grade). Childcare available in the nursery from 8:00 to 5:00.  (love offering)
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.


It's not too late to volunteer! Just 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.
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!
Circle of Dreamers

 "You may say I am a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.  
Perhaps someday you will join us.  And the world will live as one."

Come and dream with fellow dreamers.  We will gather in a quiet sacred space to contemplate the power of dreaming and to speak our dreams into a sacred circle of community.  We will dream for ourselves, our communities, our country and our world, letting our dreams become our prayers.
(love offering)

Creativity, floral artistry and soul development are three passions that have consumed
Kevin Joel Kelly for much of his life. For over four decades he has sought to express his professional artistry, as a floral designer specializing in arrangements - simple to dramatic - that speak to the heart of life's celebrations and transitions. Kevin shares his observations
on the role of the imagination on creativity in both workshops and books. He is the author of 
Letting the Lotus Bloom: the Expression of Soul Through Flowers and
Conscious Creativity and the Power of Yes.  

Guided Meditation

Awaken the Healer Within
By popular demand, the journey continues as Dr. Jonah Yakel 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.

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.  In May 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.  
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)
Happy Birthday, Green Team!
Help the Green Team celebrate its 10th birthday in harmony hall on Sunday, December 8th.  As one of the oldest Green Teams in Unity and the 4th church in Unity Worldwide Ministries to be certified an EarthCare Congregation, we've sponsored or participated in over 100 events promoting stewardship of the environment and an awareness of our oneness with the earth.
Check out some of our highlights, enjoy organic treats and learn how you can become part of this growing movement to protect our earth home.
Spiritual Cafe
Wednesday, December 11th,     7:00 - 8:00 pm
with Rev. Robin Ferguson, Brandon Nagel and the music of Victor Dougherty 
Spiritual Cafe
Join us for a time to relax, unwind and explore the spiritual topics that are relevant to our lives today.  Reverend Robin and Brandon Nagel will introduce the evening's topic, followed by small group discussion and a time of meditation and music to awaken the spirit.  We will be blessed by the music of Victor Dougherty on guitar and enjoy healthy treats and drinks available for purchase during the evening.  This is your time to get away and lean into your spiritual path amidst the relaxed vibe of the Spiritual Cafe.
Women in Unity December Meeting
Annual Holiday Celebration
December 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon     
We are continuing our holiday tradition of the ornament gift swap.  Each lady is asked to bring a wrapped ornament to participate in the "White Elephant" gift exchange.  We will warm up together with a potluck brunch. So bring your favorite holiday dish and a recipe card (if it's not a closely held family secret). If you haven't been to a Women in Unity gathering yet, make this one your first!  It will be full of fun, laughter and connection.  We hope to see many of your faces there. This year our hostess will be Vanessa Green. (9720 W. 121st Terrace, OP, KS  66213)  Please RSVP to Brenda Brock here.
Youth & Family Christmas Show!
December 15th at 6:00pm in the sanctuary

 It's Christmas Eve in the tiny town of Hope, Kansas and the staff of the beloved small town radio station, W.H.Y., is busy spinning Christmas carols for the good people of Hope.  That is, until the Scrooge-like station controller, Mr. Zander, arrives to tell them that this may be their last Christmas on the air!

Can they save their station?  Can they pull the people of Hope together to find a solution?  Will you join us on December 15th at the Rally to Save W.H.Y. in the "Nick of Time"?

The children and staff of our Youth & Family Ministry have been working on developing this play for about a year now, through workshops, rehearsals and set building days.  They have invested their love and endless joy into bringing you a show you'll not soon forget!  We hope you'll join us.  And bring some cookies too!  Hot cocoa and a Cookie Potluck will follow the show!
In the Presence Meditation 
Tuesday, December 17th, 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. This month, experience the special "All Is Calm, All Is Bright" meditation, a traditional favorite for the last 10 years! 


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."

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  
 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!  
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 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. 


December 1st - BRGR - 4038 W. 83rd - Prairie Village
December 8th - Carrabbas Italian - 10586 Metcalf (I-435 & Metcalf on west side)
December 15th - Futbol Club - 12030 Blue Valley Pkwy (119th to Conser St. then south)
December 22nd - Old Chicago PIzza - 117th & Metcalf
December 29th - Elephant Bar - 119th & Metcalf    
Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359 
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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.