"The True Spirit of Christmas
Lies in Your Heart"
  In this fourth and final week of Advent, we put
our focus on the abiding PEACE present in this season.
We invite you to join Reverend Robin Ferguson and soloist Molly Hammer, as we look beyond the superficialities of the holiday mayhem to the
true Spirit of the season, found within our own hearts.
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."  
Special Holiday Services 
We invite you to join us for our upcoming special holiday services!  
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
December 24th at 5, 7 and 10 p.m.
with Reverend Robin Ferguson, Reverend Bob Barth and Brandon Nagel
and then join us again a week later for our...
New Year's Eve Service
December 31st at 7:00 p.m.
  *  featuring the Burning Bowl Ceremony
with Reverend Robin Ferguson

Dream It! Plan It! Do It!



Dream It! Plan It! Do It! 2014 - Do you have a dream, but are unsure how to transform it into reality? Have you forgotten your dream and want to rediscover your passion? Dr. Julie Connor will help you transform your dream into an action plan with manageable goals in this two-session workshop.


In this workshop, participants will be able to:

- discover and articulate their dream

- define their purpose

- align their vision and mission with their core values

- create tangible goals


Dr. Julie Connor is a professional speaker, workshop presenter, and author of Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide with 30+ years of experience helping others define their purpose, align their vision with their core values, and create tangible goals. More at Dreams to Action, www.DrJulieConnor.com. 

Discover the Power Within You

This course is a spiritual study of the true teachings of Jesus Christ. It is based on the book "Discover the Power Within You" by Eric Butterworth. This book presents the thesis that we all can discover, accept and release the power of the divinity Jesus believed dwelt within him and also in each individual. This divinity Jesus described as the Kingdom of Heaven within.


Eric Butterworth calls us to believe that the divinity within man was not just Jesus' heritage. That divine heritage, he asserts, is also ours. For that reason, this book is more than just something to read and believe. It becomes a tool to develop an action plan and to live our divinity. Butterworth says that if you and I totally accept the truth we will also be able to see in others the same divinity that is in us and was also in Jesus. This course is an inner call from your true being. It is a call for you to express and manifest what you really are.


Required texts:

Discover the Power Within You, by Eric Butterworth


Suggested Love Offering: $10 per class 

Class is available for SEE credit


Rosie Dominguez has been attending UCOP for four years. She is currently serving her second year as a Prayer Chaplain, which she has a passion for. She is a former employee of UCOP and has volunteered in numerous capacities. She recently served on the Ministerial Search Team and was honored to serve the church in this capacity. She is the Executive Director of Mother to Mother Ministry, a mentoring program that focuses on the well-being of mothers as the first step toward ensuring a positive home environment for children.
 Guided Meditation
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,' Brandon Nagel, will introduce the evening's topic, followed by small group discussion, 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 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 Spiritual Café.


Chris Foster is a complete artist. His is well known for his original compositions in both secular and New Thought Music. As a musician and entertainer he performs a wide variety of styles from, Latin, jazz, folk, rock to pop. His entertainment style and musicianship were noted in 2007 when he won the Liberty Performing Artist Showcase and he is noted for his great skill at playing guitar.
Yoganetics Spring Classes

The New year is a great time to begin-or to restart if you've been away. You can feel better, function better, and look better with this gentle yoga system that moves you away from pain and stiffness toward freedom of motion and a toned physique. People with back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia have found relief with Yoganetics.            


The new Poet Laureate of Kansas, Wyatt has been teaching for over thirty years. Her Yoganetics book was deemed an "Editor's Choice" by Yoga Journal, and her work has been featured in Self, Dance Magazine, Parents, Body and Soul, and The New York Times.


For more information, visit the Yoganetics table after services, call (913) 381-1984 or visit www.yoganetics.com. (Fee-based class-first class free for new students!)
Mental Mastery

This is a powerful a mindfulness-based meditation practice known as
Conscious Transformation. The class is designed to provide practical tools
that can deepen your capacity to serve and train and quiet the mind
and shift out of destructive emotional patterns.


Diane Breneman is a wife, mother of two and an attorney who has built a national practice representing those who suffer catastrophic burn injuries. Since beginning her own mindfulness practice seven years ago, Diane has seen every aspect of her life undergo profound transformation. As a result, she wishes to share this work with all who are open to its possibilities. Diane Breneman has taught this practice at multiple venues across the Kansas City metropolitan area, including one of Kansas City's largest hospitals, an inner city foundation supporting at-risk children, a private college preparatory school, a large suburban church and a high-end wellness studio. Diane has worked extensively with psychologists, therapists and others in service-oriented professions to provide practical tools that can deepen their capacity to serve. She also works one-on-one with clients to train and quiet the mind and shift out of destructive emotional patterns.

Who Do I Say I AM?

2014 is the year of the "I AM" at Unity Church of Overland Park. The

I AM is the you that       is beyond personality, roles at work or home, gender, race, sexuality, success, failure, worry or fear. It's your real self, who you really are at the root of the root of you! Whoever you say that "I AM" patterns in your life, your body, your relationships, your happiness and overall spiritual experience and life success. Join Tamie Rising for this very insightful and one-of-a-kind interactive workshop where you get introduced to a part of you that you may not have met before! Learn how our being-ness of I AM ultimately does the work in our life and sets us free to live from a place of true knowing of who we really are. This workshop experience creates a powerful space for each individual and our community as a whole for fuller, freer expression in 2014.


Suggested Love Offering: $10


A passionate humanitarian, for over 20 years Tamie Rising has been an avid student of human potential philosophies and practices. She has dedicated her life to personal growth and helping others achieve their innate potential. Tamie is a cultural renegade, an empowerment coach, a business accelerator and professional speaker who offers inspiring workshops and seminars around the country as well as transformational in-depth coaching programs that empower clients to achieve new heights of success, meaning and aliveness. She works with high-achieving individuals and small businesses, helping them turn their dreams into reality, reach their next edge of success and create richer, more fulfilling lives.
In the Presence Meditation 
Tuesday, January 21st, 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."

Awaken the Healer Within

Join Dr. Jonah Yakel as he shares more 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 developer of Flow, and Dr. Donald Epstein, founder of Network Spinal Analysis.

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.
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  
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 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.