"New Thought, New Chapter"
with Seth Braun
  We invite you to join us this Sunday to hear guest speaker, Seth Braun, founder and president of the Indestructible Success Group, speak on the opportunities for spiritual growth inherent in the many challenges we face daily in our high stress lives.
Soloist Molly Hammer joins Fred Albers
and our incredible UCOP Band!

We look forward to seeing
you there!

Seth will also be presenting a workshop following services from 1:00 to 3:00pm in the sanctuary entitled "Miracle Action Plan."  Learn more about this workshop and register here!

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 have already raised $8174.34 over the last couple of weeks toward the projector!  So we have only $1825.66 left to raise.  And we can do it!  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.
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 10:15 to 11:00am and 12:30 to 1:30 pm on April 6th and April 27th.  Plan to attend one of these sessions. 
Sign-ups will be in the lobby this Sunday.  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!
Interested in serving on our Board of Directors?

Applications due Sunday, April 6!


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: 




We appreciate you prayerfully considering this opportunity for sacred service in our community.

Easter Basket Outreach

Easter is around the corner, the season in which we celebrate our reawakening. Let's include caring for those who have less access to care for themselves into our renewed consciousness.  


The Easter Basket Project is now under way and gives us all an opportunity to do just that!  We invite you to stop by one of the tables in harmony hall after services and adopt an Easter basket. Then fill it with the needs and wants of either an elder or child of our community who will otherwise go without an Easter basket this year.  It is a time to support those in need with items both essential and just plain fun to create a brighter holiday for someone in our collective consciousness.  Don't forget to add the love! 


All Easter baskets are due back to the church by Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014.  If you would like to serve on the Easter Basket Team, please contact Glenda Analla at 913.593.5380.

Guided Meditation



Come experience an hour of guided meditation, offered by our team of meditation facilitators. 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 schedule. Allow yourself to experience the presence of God in you.  Suggested love offering: $10.

Quantum TappingPalooza!


Saturday, April 5th you are invited to a very special concert by Bukeka and Dr. Landrith. Come and enjoy this first-of-a-kind musical concert that integrates Tapping/EFT with Heartmath to move you into the "quantum flow" to experience heaven on earth. This will be an evening of enchanted songs and chants, highlighted by the emotional energy of the group consciousness moving into a connection with your heart.


At this concert we will use music merged with body energies to expand your consciousness so that you will feel connected with the Supreme Presence in creation. By tapping on specific energy points in your body, endorphins are released giving you an experience of being 'high on life.' The concert will use your body and heart chakra energies so that you will enjoy music and chants without limits while being in a quantum flow.


The concert will feature two parts: the first more active and the second more meditative and flowing. During the first section, we will tap to the beat of the music on specific energy points on our bodies to release endorphins that will provide an experience of being 'high on life.' During this part of the concert, many people also feel moved to dance along with the tapping.


During the second portion of the concert, we will use Heartmath techniques to create a deep, rhythmic flow to the music and enhance the deep feelings you have in your heart. Many people feel so moved during this section that tears of joy and eternal bliss come to the surface. We will also use chanting as a way to further expand our consciousness.


 All are welcome!!!!   Prepare to be deeply touched and healed, as well as have a lot of fun. Suggested love offering of $20 for this concert. Please register even if you are not sure you can come as this gives us a clearer idea of how many will be attending.  But most importantly just come... all are welcome.



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.

New Prosperity Class Coming Up!

Would you like to open your heart to greater consciousness, energy and abundance in your life?  Would you like to access the depths of your spiritual mind in new ways and create a vision of your life bigger than it is right now?  Would you like to carry that heart and vision into every activity of your life?  And what about doing this with a like-minded group of spiritual friends?  Here is a place to do it!


This 7 week class is for all of us-those who have taken prosperity classes before and those who are hearing for the first time that you can create the life of your dreams by choosing your thoughts.

This class will combine spiritual lessons with small-group discussions and powerful exercises and experiences that will take you to a SOUL level.  You will discover and release limiting thoughts and plant the seeds of PROSPEROUS GROWTH in your consciousness.


Rev. Barbara Hadley is an ordained Unity minister and a master teacher who brings creativity, heart and soul to life.  Her passion is to guide individuals and small groups through discovery processes that lead to greater self-awareness, providing tools that deepen students' intuition, insight, relationships and experiences.

Register here!

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."

Listening to Your Soul



"When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience before her and enters her own image." - Meister Eckhart



During this 3-hour workshop you will release the transformative power of intuition as your soul gravitates to images that have meaning for you.  SoulCollage® is a process for creating a personal card deck that you can use daily to listen to your soul wisdom.  Making and using SoulCollage ® cards, you gain insight and answers for whatever questions you have, wherever you are on your journey.  This is a profound practice that gives you access to your inner compass and your highest wisdom.

Invite a friend to join you for the workshop or come and make a new friend who shares your interest in the mystical and magical.  You don't need any artistic ability; the cards are made with simple cutting and pasting skills.  Everything you need is already within you, waiting to be discovered through this simple "soul-tending" process.




Rev. Barbara Hadley is a certified SoulCollage® facilitator and has trained with Seena Frost, the originator of the process.  She is an ordained Unity minister and also works as a professional chaplain at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, serving in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Mother & Baby units.  In addition to chaplaincy, Barbara speaks in Unity churches on a regular basis, teaches spiritual education classes and facilitates the Alternatives to Violence program in state and federal prisons. A native of Kansas City, she has been a member of Unity Church of Overland Park for over 25 years.  She and her husband, Tom, have two grown children and two tiny dogs.
Men's Group Breakfast

Men's Breakfast, Saturday, April 5
8-10 am in harmony hall.
Love offering.

Craig McAndrew, MA, LPC, CSAC I, CADC I is a long-time member of Unity Church of Overland Park, part of our Spiritual Counseling Team and  a member of the Men's Group. Craig is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri, as well as a certified addictions counselor in both Kansas and Missouri. He works with adults and teens from 14 years of age. Craig specializes in grief and loss, relationships, anxiety and depression, stress reduction and anger management. He has taught classes and given seminars about forgiveness at the church and other venues. He has been in the field of counseling since 1996 and can be reached at 913.206.5317.


Craig is also the author of two books. "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.


Craig's presentation at the breakfast will deal with the ideas expressed in his second book, which can be purchased at a discount and signed by the author at the breakfast. 



Women in Unity April Breakfast

Breakfast will be prepared for a love offering by the Women in Unity leadership team, although any help in the kitchen in preparing and cleaning up would be greatly appreciated.  The breakfast will be followed by "Shuusshhh......Let's Not Talk About Money," an event focusing on money and the issues surrounding that subject - childhood, cultural and society  programming with regard to money. Radha Tubati will facilitate the discussion and group exercises (taken from "Peak Potentials" seminars she has attended) about issues around women and money in order to raise greater awareness and thus manifest more abundance in our lives. 

C.O.P.P. Spring Event


Many volunteers are needed for this event, which supports the very poor of our community with food and clothing needs.  If you would like to volunteer, or  have friends and family that would like to volunteer, please contact Jon Schuley at jon4copp@gmail.com or leave a message at 913-871-6436.  You may also learn more from the Men's Group at their COPP registration table in the lobby after services on April 6 and 13.

AIDS Walk Kansas City
AIDS Walk KC 2014 is around the corner!  This year it's on Saturday, April 26 in Theis Park.  A fantastic program with music and fun begins at 8:30am.  Then at 10am we start walking!
You can participate in this event by either donating money to the organization and/or joining the walk.  Either way, you will be contributing to a great cause!  
Contact Jessica Dubinsky at (913) 558-8194 for more information or stop by the table in harmony hall following services to chat with Jessica about the event.
Youth Camps Return This Summer!


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 June 16 -18 
"Tropical Adventures Camp"
We will enjoy a tropical adventure and mix in plenty of nature for our little ones.  There will be palm trees, music, dancing, planting flowers, fun and games and wonderful crafts for the children to express their imaginations and talents. And we will add to our raised garden this year with two new beds!  Participants must be at least three years old and potty trained.

Boys Camp (1st-6th grade) held June 30- July 2 "Master Builders Camp"
Our young men will explore all things building.  They will be supported by the Men's Group in learning building basics.  A fun "hands on" experience for our boys 1st grade through 6th.  They will have a project to take home at the end of camp.   

Girls Camp (1st-6th grade) held July 14- 16. "Girls Can! Camp"
Our young ladies will have the opportunity to discover their inner power and creative abilities.  There will be lots of fun creating artful projects, talking and snacking.  Girls can do anything!  Open to girls 1st through 6th grade.

"Budding Stars Theatre Camp" (K- 6th grades) held July 28- August 1
Our very popular camp is back! This year we will choose some short one-act plays and develop them for a showcase performance for friends and family on Friday night, the final night of camp.  Lots of fun parts for all levels of talent for children kindergarten through 6th grade.

All camps are from 6:30 to 8:30pm and include a healthy snack each night.  Grade levels listed refer to the grade already completed.
Pre-K, Girls and Boys Camps cost $30 for all three nights, or $15 for a single night.
Budding Stars Theatre Camp costs $50 for all three nights, or $15 for a single night.

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

Register online here!  


Host an Exchange Student!

Host families are needed for high school exchange students for the 2014-2015 school year.  The students will arrive from Europe, Asia and South America in mid-August 2014 and will stay with the host family for one semester or until the end of the school year.  They are in need of caring American families (with or without children) to provide a home and share with them this unique experience.  The host family provides a bed, meals, friendship, understanding and a genuine desire to share the American way of life with a student from overseas.  The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance and have spending money for their personal expenses.  Approved families can view online student applications and select the student that best matches their own family.  For more information, please call Wilma Fast at 316-681-1236.


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!)
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! 


If you missed a class, Dr. Landrith invites you to arrive thirty minutes prior to the start of class so that he can bring you up to speed!  Register here Materials Fee: $10.

Bible Overview: The Hebrew Scriptures

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.




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 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.

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 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.
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. 
Sunday Morning Guided Meditations
Did you know that we have guided meditation on Sunday mornings?  Take time for yourself and connect with the Divine.  Drop in at 8:30am or 10:30am in the peace chapel any Sunday morning!
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Care & Support
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

Office Hours:     Monday-Thursday:  9am to 5pm
Building Hours:  Sunday  8am to 1pm; Monday-Thursday: 9am to 9pm
We offer practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living.