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"Speak To Me"
   
  
  We invite you to join Reverend Bob Barth, soloist Molly Hammer and Fred Albers and the fabulous UCOP Band
this Sunday as we invite God to speak to us. 
Of course, it's helpful if we 'take the call.'

 
We look forward to seeing
you there!

 
2014... the Year of "I AM"
The words "I AM" are a holy expression for the name of God - the highest aspect of yourself. This year, we explore the highest possibility for our lives by choosing a quality each month to focus on and express. In every moment know that you are the living expression of the Christ! This year we invite you to consider empowering your life with the following affirmations:
"I AM"...
Boundless... Courageous... Aware... Curious... Adventurous... Lighthearted... Outrageous... Visionary... Limitless... Connected... and Sacred

As we move into February, let us affirm together:


  
Steffany Barton Book Signing This Sunday


Steffany Barton, a professional intuitive, will be doing a book signing for her newly published book, 'A Pocketful of Angels: For a Heart Filled With Love' this Sunday.  The book is a compilation of messages from her sessions and daily angelic inspired prose. Steffany has also written 'Angel's Insight' as well as a book for children called 'Wonder Wings'. 


  Renew Your Vows at this Special Service


The Valentine's season is a time when couples often renew their vows.  If you are interested in renewing your wedding or commitment vows, plan on joining with us on Sunday, February 16th at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for a special service.  This will be a time when you may reaffirm the vows by which you were wed or you and your partner may speak vows recommitting to your relationship.  You can write your own vows or exchange vows specifically written by Rev. Bob for this special service.

 

You also have the option of having a ring blessing, blessing your original rings or even blessing new rings. Each couple will receive a certificate of celebration and a "unity" candle that you will light as part of the service.  And be sure to invite your friends and family to join with you in this special time.

 

To be part of this special service pick up a registration form at the reception counter, fill it out and return it on or before February 9th.  If you have any questions, you may contact Sandi Keeler at 913-649-1750 ext. 3004.

 

 

 
Do You Shop on Amazon?

Many of us do our shopping these days from the comfort and convenience of our own homes using the Amazon marketplace. Did you know that if you go to our UCOP website first, and then enter the Amazon site through our link, the church will then get a small percentage of that purchase?  It's like free money for the church!  And it doesn't have to be a spiritual book or something church-related either. We will get a small percentage of anything you purchase on Amazon, if you go through our site first on your way there. How cool is that?!  It doesn't cost you anything to help support your spiritual community because you were going to shop anyway, weren't you!  Now you can do it and help UCOP at the same time. Just click here and it will take you to the UCOP Amazon access page.  You can also find the Amazon access page from a link on our Homepage as well at www.ucop.org.   So happy shopping and thank you for your support!  We truly appreciate you.

Research Study at UCOP!
 


 

This research project seeks to show that a 21-day practice increases participants' self-awareness and self-compassion, two key components of developing higher levels of consciousness. Participants receive a free 6 hour workshop and free group phone coaching sessions. Participants agree to complete a workbook with an exercise to be done each day for 21 days. Participants also agree to take a short online test before and after completing the program. Participants will be randomly assigned to either the orange or blue group . Participants must be available for one or both schedules (priority will be given to those available for both)

 

Space is limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis.

 

More information and registration available at www.TheQEffect.com/ResearchProject

 

Because this is a research project there is no charge/suggested love offering.

 

Men's Group February Breakfast
Saturday, February 1st  
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. in harmony hall 

 "American Indian Spirituality"

 

Our February breakfast presentation combines two major topics of special interest to Men's Group members: aspects of American Indian culture and other spiritual traditions. Rev.Dr. Kara Hawkins, the director representing American Indian spirituality on the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC) www.gkcic.org, will be the presenter. She is also an ordained minister of the Alliance of Divine Love.

(love offering)

 

Guided Meditation
 


 

Come experience an hour of guided meditation. Offered on the first Tuesday of the month, participants will experience various meditation methods and techniques as they are guided into a space of relaxation, peace and oneness with God. Give yourself the gift of taking time away from your busy schedules. Allow yourself to experience the presence of God in you.

 

Suggested love offering:      $10
Oneness Awakening Course
 

Join us on a journey of heart-opening and consciousness rising.  Much is discussed about spiritual awakening these days, but are we here to talk about it or experience it?  Throughout this two-day course people have experienced many shifts that are essential on the path to awakening.  Join Oneness trainers Angela Reed and Kaya Hewitt as they facilitate this amazing course full of rich meaningful teachings, healing processes for your relationships and an ancient spiritual celebration for liberation. You will also have the opportunity to become Oneness Blessing Givers.

 

 

The Oneness Blessing is a transfer of Divine Grace to balance the brain,  

provide healing and answer prayers.  This is done by a trained Blessing Giver placing their hands on top of the head and allowing the Divine energy

to flow through them to you.  

 
 
Singles Valentine's Potluck and Game Night

 
Bookstore Valentine's Open House

 

 


 
Join us for a time to relax, unwind and explore the spiritual topics that are relevant to our lives today. Brandon Nagel and Jeanmarie Eck, our new ministerial intern, 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 Victor Dougherty on guitar and enjoy treats and drinks available for a love offering during the evening. This is your time to get away and lean into your spiritual path amidst the relaxed vibe of Spiritual Café.
Pancakes 4 Peace


Come and join in a celebration of community during A Season for Global Oneness. Enjoy homemade buttermilk pancakes, homemade gluten-free pancakes, sausage or nitrate-free bacon, fresh fruits and juices, coffee, tea or hot cocoa.
 
Women In Unity February Outing



Please join us as we tour the home and studio of Missouri's most renowned 20th century artist, Thomas Hart Benton, followed by lunch on 39th Street or somewhere in the Westport area.  The tour is 45 minutes and the cost is $4.00 a person. 

Please RSVP to womeninunitygroup@gmail.com.  We will meet at the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio.  Be thinking of a restaurant along 39th Street or Westport that tickles your fancy! 3616 Belleview Kansas City, Missouri 64111

 

In the Presence Meditation 
 
Tuesday, February 18, 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.
Unity Basics
Wednesday, February 19 
7 to 9 p.m. 
with Brandon Nagel and Jeanmarie Eck 
 
Are you considering membership here at UCOP?  Do you want to know what makes Unity a uniquely positive path to spiritual living? Learn about Unity's basic teachings and the positive and affirmative ways in which prayer and meditation are used.   This class is one of three prerequisites to membership at Unity Church of Overland Park.


Women to Women Circle

 
Women to Women Circle:  The Women in Unity group is excited to welcome you to a time of empowered sharing each month.  We will create a sacred time together to deepen our connections and offer unconditional support.  Please join us February 20th from 7-9pm in the peace chapel.  After February we will be meeting each month on the first Thursday at the same time.  (note:  this meeting will occur in addition to our regular 3rd Saturday events).  For questions please email:
womeninunitygroup@gmail.com    or call Vanessa: 913-596-8493,  Radha: 206-713-5104 or Heather: 828-553-4156. 
 
The Art of One Flower

 

Enjoy a relaxing encounter with a flower. This simple lesson, held in quiet, teaches skills important for the art of flower arranging and demonstrates the practice of flower arranging as a vehicle for connection to one's inner life. A suggested seven-week contemplative practice in The Art of One Flower will be discussed.

 

Suggested love offering: $10 plus a materials fee: $7.00

 

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Just click here. 

 

Kevin Kelly has been a professional floral designer for nearly four decades and is author of the book Letting the Lotus Bloom, the Expression of Soul through Flowers with forward by bestselling author Thomas Moore.  Kevin has also been arranging the flowers for our platform each Sunday for 24 years.
 

Crystal Singing Bowl Concert
 


Ignite the light within your heart with the sacred sound of Crystal Singing Bowls. That light within us is the spark of life. When the light is shining brightly, we are alive and singing our song to the world, loud and strong, which means we experience life with more ease and a greater sense of adventure. Sacred sound is one way we can ignite the light! The sound is useful for meditation, healing, stress reduction, biofeedback, chakra balancing and cell toning. The tones set up a "frequency following response" that create a synchronization of the left and right brain hemispheres. Relaxation, creativity and a sense of balance follows. Come unwind and take in the healing sounds of Crystal Singing Bowls and learn the magic and mystery of these ancient bowls.

 

Advanced Tickets: $20 available through our website here  ($25 at the door)

 

Jeff Klein travels throughout the United States offering Crystal Singing Bowl concerts at worship services, healing centers, yoga studios, senior homes and more. Participants are astounded by the uplifting energy they feel and often report a lessening of physical, mental and emotional pain, as well as a greater sense of spiritual well-being.
 
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.
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, call (913) 381-1984 or visit www.yoganetics.com. (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. 
  

 

February 2nd - Margaritas - 7890 Quivira

February 9th - Carrabbas - 105th & Metcalf

February 16th - Barley's Brewhaus - 119th & Quivira

February 23rd - Talk of the Town - 119th & Quivira 

 

Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359 
  
Donate
Does Unity Church of Overland Park feed you spiritually? Your gifts and tithes are greatly appreciated and lovingly accepted. Gifts are made through PayPal, a safe and secure way to make online donations. Make an online donation today. 
 
Flower Donations
Did you know that you can commemorate special occasions,
like birthdays or anniversaries, graduations or anything you'd like to honor by providing the flower arrangement for Sunday?  And mention of your generous gift and the occasion you are honoring will be made in our bulletin.  Just go to the reception counter where an usher can help you select a date and sign up to provide the flowers on one of our "Flower Donation Forms."  Or you may contact Sandi Keeler.
It's a wonderful way to mark your special day and help support the church services as well.

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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.