"I Did?"
  This Sunday Reverend Bob Barth invites you to let go of regrets for what you didn't do in life and step boldly into your dreams with a hearty "I do!"  Soloist Molly Hammer joins Fred Albers and the fabulous UCOP Band. 
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

In the month of February, let us affirm together:

Couples Renew Their Vows This Sunday!

The Valentine's season is a time when couples often renew their vows.  We invite you to join us this Sunday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for a special service.  This will be a time when couples will reaffirm the vows by which they were wed or speak vows recommitting to their relationship.  If you would like to bear witness to this sacred service and hold these couples in the Light, blessing them in their re-commitment to each other, we invite you to join us this Sunday. 


Church Offices Closed on Monday, February 17
The church offices will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of President's Day.  Offices will re-open Tuesday, February 18. 
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 harmony hall 3.  After February we will be meeting each month on the first Thursday in the peace chapel from 7 - 9p.m.  (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)

Tickets will also be available at a table in harmony hall after services this week. 


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.
Men's Group March Breakfast
Saturday, March 1
8 to 10 a.m. in harmony hall 
Jim Fleming, M.D., holistic psychiatrist, will be speaking about "Men's Health."  He will also be the presenter at the Midwest Unity Men's Retreat,      March 14-15 at Unity Village. His website is www.holisticpsychiatrykc.com .
Youth Camps Return This Summer!

Save the dates!   

It's not too early to start thinking about summer camp for your children! UCOP has a number of awesome opportunities for all ages. Pre-K Camp will be held 6/16 - 6/18 and will have a nature theme. NEW this year! We will have a Boys Camp (1st-6th grade) on 6/30- 7/2. We will build things!    
Girls Camp (1st-6th grade) on 7/14- 7/16. There will be glamour and games! And our popularTheater Camp is back! For K- 6th grades. It will run from 7/28- 8/1. Fees and times will be set soon! Mark your calendars and stay tuned! For more information, please contact Brandon Nagel, Director of Educational Programming at 913-649-1750 x 3009, bnagel@ucop.org or Kelly Sturgeon, YFM Assistant at x 3010, ksturgeon@ucop.org


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

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


Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359 
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.

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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Kyle Cease Workshop CDs Available
If you were one of the folks who really wanted to attend Kyle Cease's Saturday workshop last November as part of our Fall Faith event weekend, but weren't able to come that day, you are in luck!  Kyle has given us permission to sell copies of the audio recordings of that 5 hour workshop.  This 4-disc set of inspirational musings by one of the funniest motivational speakers in the country can be yours for $14.95 in the bookstore.  The sets can also be ordered online here and shipped to you, or you can download the electronic files for $9.95. 
CommUnity Books & Gifts
February Special
20% off all gifts and jewelry!
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.