"Embrace the Madness"
  This Sunday Brandon Nagel will be talking to us about keeping our center in the midst of chaos.  Join us to learn how to 'embrace the madness!'
Soloist Molly Hammer joins Fred Albers
and our wonderful UCOP Band!

We look forward to seeing
you there!

Interested in serving on our Board of Directors?

Nominating Committee Meeting, March 16  

If you are considering stepping into service as a member of our Board of Directors, please visit our website to fill out your application at: 




There will be an informational meeting of the nominating committee this Sunday, March 16 after services that we invite you to attend in room 213.  

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... Real... Aware... Curious... Adventurous... Lighthearted... Outrageous... Visionary... Limitless... Connected... and Sacred

In the month of March, let us affirm together:

Slide Projector Fundraiser

We are very excited about our new projector.  It is performing beautifully!  In order to keep it after the 30-day demonstration period, we must raise $10,000.  We began with $1,500 and raised an additional $1,256 last Sunday toward the projector!  So we have three weeks left to raise the remaining $7,244.  We have put the Change for Change bowl back into service in the lobby again so you can fill your cups with change and bring it with you to church.  You can also enclose a check in one of the specially marked offering envelopes available by the bowl and on the reception counter.

If you would like to donate by credit or debit card, a volunteer will gladly assist you at the table next to the Change for Change bowl after services, or you may go online to our website and designate your donation for the projector.
Midwest Unity Men's Retreat


We all grow older every year, chronologically for certain. But the years can also take a toll on our bodies as well as our mental and emotional makeup. The question is how can we make our journey through life one in which we grow in wholeness, not just in years or number of medical conditions or treatments. Dr. Fleming will present a holistic paradigm incorporating resources from various sources including the "Wheel of Health" and associated processes from Duke University Integrative Medicine (http://www.dukeintegrativemedicine.org/about-us/wheel-of-health) which help us place our own health care in the context of self care, determined not by outside factors but by priorities that we determine. Large group and small group meetings will facilitate this process. We also will deepen our understanding and expertise of meditation and learn other, new regenerating and enlivening mind-body health promoting strategies.


You may register for the retreat after services in harmony hall, or go online at http://www.ucop.org/content/midwest-unity-mens-retreat by 11:59pm on Thursday or contact Peter Jarosewycz at mensgroup@ucop.org or 816-941-3575



Conscious Conversations
 We welcome everyone to be a part of the conversations around how we want Unity Church of Overland Park to grow and emerge going forward.  Every person in our spiritual community is an integral and important piece to the overall whole.  We want every voice to be heard in expressing how Unity Church of Overland Park can be supportive of one's spiritual journey now and in the future.  We also want to hear ideas that you may have for sharing your passions with our ministry in a way that will move us into greater service as we "awaken and express the Christ nature in ourselves, our families, our communities and the world."  To facilitate the listening process, we will have small groups of ten meeting in "Conscious Conversations" all around the UCOP campus from 12:30pm to 1:30 pm on April 6th and April 27th.  Plan to attend one of these sessions. 
Sign-ups will be in the lobby on March 16th, 23rd and 30th.  Lunch will be available on a love offering basis.  Child care will be available, too!  We want you to be a part of the conversation.  Please join us!
Women in Unity Event this Saturday to Benefit SAFEHOME

Join the Women in Unity for a Clothing Swap and Item Donation to benefit SAFEHOME.  Gather up your gently used clothing, jewelry, accessories and shoes and bring them to UCOP for a time of sharing and swapping with other women.  We are also asking that you bring a needed item from SAFEHOME's wish list as a love offering.  We will have a guest speaker from SAFEHOME as well! This is a perfect opportunity to not only connect with each other but to clean out our closets for spring, take home a treasure for yourself and be of service to the greater community!  SAFEHOME provides support to survivors of domestic violence.
Here are some items from their wish list:         


*           New Underwear (women's, girls', boys')

*           New Socks (womens', girls', boys')

*           New Bras (all sizes)

*           Target or Wal-Mart Gift Cards

*           QuikTrip Gift Cards

*           Facial Tissue (Kleenex)

*           Toilet Paper

*           Paper Towels

*           Size 4, 5 & 6 Diapers/Pull-Ups

*           Baby Wipes

*           Baby Body Wash or All-in-One Head to Toe Wash

*           New Bed Pillows

*           Twin-Sized Sheets

*           Bath Towels & Washcloths

*           Liquid Laundry Detergent

*           Cleaning Supplies (409, Windex, Clorox Wipes, etc.)

*           Dishwashing Liquid/Detergent

*           Medicine (Cold/Cough Medication, Tylenol/Acetaminophen, Children's Tylenol, Ibuprofen)

*           Allergy Medication (Zyrtec, Claritin, etc.)

*           Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin)

*           Contact Solution

*           Body Wash

*           Shampoo

*           Conditioner

*           Ethnic Hair Care Products

*           Hairbrushes/Soft Bristle Brushes

*           Hairspray

*           Mouthwash

*           Children's Toothbrushes & Toothpaste

*           Women's Deodorant

*           Body Lotion

*           Feminine Hygiene Products (Tampons/Maxi Pads)


In addition to the donated items, any clothing that is not swapped will be donated to SAFEHOME as well.  Please contact Heather Beckett at 828-553-4156 for questions or email womeninunitygroup@gmail.com.

Spring Blood Drive this Sunday!

 Check-in at the table in harmony hall at your appointed time this Sunday! Questions? contact the womeninunitygroup@gmail.com

Book Signing this Sunday with Julie Connor

Julie Connor, Ed.D. is a motivational speaker, workshop presenter, teacher and author of "Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide."  Julie has helped churches and schools, businesses and organizations articulate their dream, define their purpose, align their vision and mission with their core values and create tangible goals for more than 30 years. "Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide" is designed to help you step into your passion and create a powerful plan of action with manageable goals. Dr. Connor is a lecturer at several local colleges and student teaching field supervisor at UMKC. Her areas of expertise include visioning and missioning, goal-setting strategies and alignment, collaborative leadership, communication, consensus and teamwork. Julie is a passionate diversity and multicultural inclusion advocate and provides goal-setting strategy workshops in Kansas City's urban core. Learn more at www.DrJulieConnor.com.


Manifest the Life of Your Dreams


Dr. Garland Landrith, from the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know?" is returning to Unity Church of Overland Park! He will be offering a seminar that will teach you how to release yourself from being a victim of your subconscious doubts and, instead, expand your consciousness so you can become a co-creator. Dr. Landrith has offered his very popular Quantum Tapping (EFT) seminars in the past and has now expanded them to incorporate HeartMath and Ho'oponopono. Tapping on acupuncture points aligns the body's energies with your heart; HeartMath directly uses the heart chakra as its main healing and manifestation point; Ho'oponopono uses love so that the focus is shifted from changing another person to changing oneself instead. By using these techniques together, Dr. Landrith will use the Quantum Love Flow as a clearing device to enhance your ability to create miracles with your mind. You will even learn how to release those subconscious blocks that have been holding you back. By using a unique combination of Tapping, HeartMath and Quantum Ho'oponopono we can then transform these negative blocks into positive ones by creating a new Brain Matrix. You will feel your energy flowing like you are "high on life" or what is termed "being in the zone." You will be taught the same Quantum techniques that Dr. Landrith used to reduce the crime rates in several major cities, proving that we can make the world a better place with our intentions. Also Dr. Landrith will work on volunteers from the participants, so that you can learn how to do this healing technique by first hand observation. Expect your life to be totally transformed after this class! Register here 



Materials Fee: $10.






Bible Overview: The Hebrew Scriptures

 *THIS CLASS HAS BEEN MOVED BACK A WEEK, Starting March 18 and running through April 15*

This course introduces the rich history of the Hebrew Scriptures, known in the Jewish tradition as Tanakh, and provides a framework for future study. Learners will explore the history and development of the Hebrew Scriptures through stories, exploration of events and discussion of the perspectives from which the books of the Law (Torah), the Prophets (Nevi'im) and the Writings (Kethuvim) were written. The course identifies the main story lines and historical periods of the Hebrew Scriptures. It begins with the allegories of Genesis and traces the history of the Hebrew people from the call of Abraham through the Patriarchal period, the Exodus, the period of the Judges, the United Kingdom, the Divided Kingdom, the Exile and the post-Exile periods.


Required texts:

'The Bible' (New Revised Standard Version required)

'Reading the Bible Again for the First Time' by Marcus J. Borg


Suggested Love Offering: $10 per class - Class is available for SEE credit


Rev. Dr. Jesse Tanner holds a doctorate in religious studies from the University of the West in Rosemead, CA.His interests involve religious pluralism, inter-religious dialogue, multiple religious identity and  Buddhist-Christian relations.  He has been involved in   interfaith work in local communities for years, maintaining an ongoing dedication to furthering the interfaith movement through teaching,  research, writing and social action.




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 developed 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.


Upcoming Guest Speakers - March 23 & March 30
We invite you to join us next Sunday, March 23, when Jeanmarie Eck, our ministerial intern of the last two months, and soon-to-be-ordained minister in June, appears one more time on our platform as our guest speaker!  Jeanmarie will speak on "A Mighty Faith" and be joined by soloist Kelly Potter.

Then be sure to come back on Sunday, March 30, as we welcome back best- selling author Seth Braun!  Seth is founder and president of Indestructible Success Group, which provides consulting, training and programs for holistic and creative professionals.  His greatest achievement is presence for his wife and daughters, his sustainable lifestyle and the personal triumph from life-shattering trials. Seth considers himself enrolled in lifetime continuing education on authentic spiritual growth. Seth will speak at both services giving his talk, "New Thought, New Chapter" and will be joined by soloist Molly Hammer. 
Seth will also be presenting a workshop, "The Miracle Action Plan" on Sunday afternoon, March 30, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Learn more here!


Book Signing with Craig McAndrew

Craig McAndrew will be signing his new book, "Forgiving Our Fathers, Forgiving Ourselves" after services on March 23.  Craig is a counselor in private practice in the Kansas City area specializing in addictions, stress, anxiety and depression as well as PTSD and other disorders.  He  believes in the healing benefits of giving expression to one's creative, artistic impulses, whether it's music, drawing, painting, writing or the spoken word. 


"Forgiving Our Fathers, Forgiving Ourselves" is Craig's second book in a trilogy.  He is currently working on the third.  Although the series is fiction, the healing principles of forgiveness are very much real.  The first book, "Forgiving Judas - A Man's Journey to Forgive His Brother," is available from Family Affair Publishing as well as through Amazon. He has also produced "Meditations for Forgiveness & Relaxation" on compact disc which includes two guided meditations and three meditation soundtracks on this hour long CD.  This can also be ordered from familyaffairpublishing@gmail.com or through Amazon.




In the Presence Meditation

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'll want it to go on forever.


This month, the class will be offered on the fourth Tuesday of the month, rather than the third Tuesday.


Debra Darpel Baker has been helping people to heal their lives for 25 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."

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" An Evening with the Angels


In this special event, Fran explains to you her work as an angelic messenger and shows you how easy it is to receive heavenly help from your angels.  She will communicate with your angels and those who have passed over to give you the answers you desire.  If you are looking for answers about love, business or life, you will not want to miss this event.  No topic is off limits and the conversations are always enlightening.  Come get heavenly advice from the wonderful world of Spirit.  Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this wonderful experience in love and light.


Fran is bettering the world one precious person at a time through faith, discernment, healing, love and gratitude.  After 25 years in corporate America, Fran made the choice to walk in her life's purpose.  She has committed her life to sharing her gift of discernment, helping others recognize and connect with their own potential and purpose. Through a decade long practice, built strictly by word-of-mouth, Fran has advised and coached hundreds of individual clients in the United States and three other countries. She has provided her insight and loving delivery as a life strategist and intuitive counselor in front of thousands of people. Fran comes from a long line of women who have dedicated their lives to the upliftment of God consciousness. She is a medium, clairvoyant, clairaudient, as well as a healer. All of her messages come directly from Spirit. For more information, visit her website.

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!)
Vision Board Workshop


"Hold an image of the life you want, and that image will become fact."

 -- Norman Vincent Peale


Have you been meaning to create a "treasure map" to the life you dream of living? Maybe you have even been collecting images and ideas?  Now is the time to take it to the next level.  This practical class will create a safe place for you to express your heart's desire and then get started on bringing it to reality.  In four weeks we will sort through what we want, what it looks like, and put it onto a poster board.  In the important last week, we'll explore the resistance (chemicalization!) we experience when we see it in full color.  Each session will include a short meditation as well as work time.  Then in the fall, we will meet again to share our progress!

Register here!  



Debra Darpel Baker has been helping people to heal their lives for over 25 years as a spiritual counselor, energy worker, Reiki Master, teacher and gifted medium and intuitive whose readings have been described as "life changing," "profound" and "extremely accurate." 



Couples Brunch Rescheduled

The Couples brunch for this month has been rescheduled to THIS Sunday, March 16th.  Sunday, March 16th, please join the couples group for brunch after services at the First Watch at College Boulevard and 69 Highway.  Please RSVP to couples@ucop.org if you plan to attend.
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. 


March 16th - Memorial Service and Potluck in Memory of Laurie Grow

       1:30 pm  at the Crossings Condominium Clubhouse  

       12675 W. 110th Terrace  (across the street from JCCC North)   

Bring a favorite dish to share, any music you would like to share and any  pictures you might have.  Come help us celebrate Laurie's life!  Call Linda Riggs at 913-634-5359 if you have questions.



March 23rd - Jose Peppers - 103rd & Metcalf

March 30th - Elephant Bar - 119th & Metcalf

April 6th - Carrabas Italian - 105th & Metcalf

April 13th - Fronteras Mexican - 7779 Quivira

April 20th - Old Chicago - 117th & Metcalf - Happy Easter!

April 27th - Bo Ling's Chinese - 9055 Metcalf 


Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359 
Part-time Facilities Position Available
The church is in need of a part-time facilities worker.  On-call weekend availability is required for the position.  If interested, please contact Jane Sauve at 913-649-1750 x-3012 or jsauve@ucop.org.
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.

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Prayer Request Forms Online
Did you know that you can submit your prayer request online?  After you complete your confidential prayer request here it will automatically be forwarded to our prayer team!
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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
March Special
20% off all Personal Growth publications!
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.