"You Gotta Have Faith"
a Father's Day service

Join us this Father's Day Sunday, June 15, as our newest minister, and soon-to-be-proud papa, Reverend Brandon Nagel, explores the Unity perspective on Faith as it touches
every aspect of our lives.  
  Soloist Kelly Potter joins Fred Albers
and our wonderful UCOP Band.
See you there!

And help us celebrate Reverend Brandon's ordination with a special reception in
harmony hall after each service! 
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... Courageous... Aware... Curious... Lighthearted... Outrageous... Visionary... Limitless... Connected... and Sacred

In the month of June, let us affirm together:

Women to Women Circle TONIGHT

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 this month from 7-9pm Thursday, June 12 in the peace chapel.  (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. 
Annual Membership Meeting



Please Join Us at Our Annual Meeting


Hear ye hear ye! Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held after services at 12:30 pm on June 22.  Everyone is invited to attend to hear a board report of all the highlights and accomplishments of our past year, and plans for the future in the ministry. Church members will be allowed to vote for our board nominees. Your vote is important so please join us June 22.


Childcare is available during the meeting and the children will have a
special movie presentation complete with popcorn while we
conduct our business meeting.

2014 Board of Director Nominees


Evelyn Criswell           Donna Crosswhite      Cathy Fisher     

Debra King     Tom McNamara


There are informational flyers at the reception desk for those of you
who wish to read more about each of our nominees.  This information
can also be found online here. Members will vote on our nominees
at the annual meeting on June 22.


If you are unable to join us that day, absentee ballots will be available through Jane Suave this Sunday between services or Monday and Tuesday during business hours.  She may be contacted at
 jsuave@ucop.org   or call 913.649.1750 x-3012. 
All absentee ballots must be received by June 17. 



Youth Camps Return This Summer!


Youth camps get under way next week! UCOP has a number of awesome opportunities for all ages.  NOW is the time to register!

Pre-K Camp will be held NEXT WEEK 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.

Pre-K Camp runs from 6:30-8:00pm.  All other 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 five 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!  


Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Festival
Evolving Magazine, a Kansas City publication since March 2009, is offering a Conscious Living Festival June 14 and 15 with a raffle to benefit the Rime Homeless Outreach Program.


"The Conscious Living Festival is an opportunity for Kansas City residents to experience first-hand the topics covered in the magazine, such as holistic health, organic eating and conscious living," said Jill Dutton, publisher of Evolving Magazine.

The Conscious Living Festival, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on both Saturday 6/14 and Sunday 6/15, offers a plethora of experiential activities, both indoors and out. Set on three acres in Shawnee at 6115 Nieman Road, the Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Center will host the event. With free workshops indoors every 30 minutes, various musicians and workshops outdoors on the stage, and more than 30 vendors including holistic health practitioners, organic farmers, artists and more as vendors, it's sure to be a fun and informational two days.

Scheduled Events

Outdoor Stage: Aztec/Mayan Opening Celebration * QiGong Workshop * Shey Ryburn Band * Toning Healing Circle * Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga * Chris Foster Band * Falun Dafa Demonstration * Scott Easterday Band * Steve Epley Band *House Blend Band * MissConception Performing Artist

Indoor Workshops: Intro to Breath and Body Integration * Energy Healing 101 * Feeding your Pet a Natural Diet * Tower Garden * 5 Secrets to Heart-Centered Writing * Bring Silence into your World Meditation * Four Keys to Health * 3 Steps To Overcome Emotional Eating * How to Stay Young the 1st 100 Years * Simply Diabetes Free * Oneness Blessing & Meditation * Re-Enthusing your Life: From Blah to Bliss * Connecting with your Akashic Records * Sandy Jorgenson Artist's Reception

View the complete schedule and list of vendors:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H3qKvEjmuUoqqI7XDTfTI3yOuk1cWBT7vLUGwXqbKIc/edit?usp=sharing  

Musician Victor Dougherty and our recent ministerial intern, Nhien Vuong, will be Co-MC's of this event.Unity Worldwide Ministries will also host a booth at the festival to distribute information and publications about Unity to folks who attend. If you would be interested in volunteering to help man the booth for Unity Worldwide Ministries, please contact Nhien Vuong at nhienvuong@gmail.com .

About Evolving Magazine and the Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Center:

Jill Dutton published Evolving Woman Magazine from 1994-2000. In 2009 she started Evolving Magazine (www.evolvingmagazine.com), a free publication distributed to more than 250 locations in the KC Metro. In October 2013, Jill opened the Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Center in Shawnee, offering readers ongoing workshops and classes based on the topics covered in the magazine. The Conscious Living Festival will be the first, with a second festival scheduled for September 2014.


Couples Brunch 3rd Sundays

 The UCOP Couples Group will meet for brunch the 3rd Sunday of every month, rather than the 2nd Sunday, at the First Watch restaurant at College Boulevard and Highway 69 in the private dining area.  It's fun, food and fellowship!  Please join us.  It is very important that you RSVP to couples@ucop.org.  And when you contact us, let us know if you would like to be added to the eVite list.
Rev. Barbara Hadley guest speaking
Join us next Sunday, June 22 to hear our guest speaker, Rev Barbara Hadley.  Rev. Barbara 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. Rev. Barbara will present a lesson entitled "Strong at the Broken Places."  And Sebastian McCarty will be our soloist that day.  We hope to see you there! 
Karl Anthony to Guest Speak June 29th

Join us Sunday, June 29 for a celebration service you won't soon forget!  Musician Karl Anthony will present both the music and the lesson for the day as our guest speaker/singer! Karl Anthony's life liberating concerts and social action contributions are legendary. From 20,000 seat arenas in Moscow to a child's hospital room, his work unites humanity.  Karl has received several Gandhi/King Season for Non-Violence Peace Hero Awards for his humanitarian efforts. And when he is not touring the world, he works at Rady Children's Hospital as part of their Healing Arts Department providing a  musical outlet and connection for children and their families.  Karl's strong distinctive voice, which is a cross between Sting, Robert Plant and Cat Stevens, drives his community outreach and creativity. His music communicates a meaningful urgency which is a perfect home for his always poignant lyrics and his unforgettable live performances. His career crosses countless boundaries and truly is an international language of service, action and pure joy.


Karl Anthony will also present a brilliant laser light show entitled "MANTRA" with vibrant acoustic Kirtan music in harmony hall 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm after his Sunday lesson. MANTRA is a fusion of Sanskrit and English chants while surrounded in an atmosphere of vibrant laser lights.  Open your eyes to a spectacular visual experience and watch your busy mind be captured and embraced into the present moment. That is what Kirtan music does best. Music and Light are powerful healers and whether you choose to sing or just chill in the vibration, you will be nourished deep within every cell of your being.  The audience is included and becomes part of creating the Mantra event. This moves the community into a peaceful and blissful state and many have said it is like nothing else they have experienced. It is as if you are being showered in light.


$15-25 suggested love offering


Practical Spirituality


Practical Spirituality is a meditation class designed to bring more clarity, peace, empathy and compassion into your life through connecting with the Divine Energy of universal human needs; e.g. belonging, abundance, love, growth. After the meditation, there will be some time for debriefing, sharing and questions. Through these meditations, participants will learn to be more aware of the aliveness within and understand new ways to get needs met that value everyone's needs. We will be using the four-part Nonviolent Communication Process developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, founder of NVC and a meditation process developed by Mary McKenzie, co-founder of the NVC Academy online.  



Jan Stanley has been engaged in her passion and joy: facilitating, teaching and practicing Nonviolent Communication (also known as NVC or Compassionate Communication) since 2001. Contributing to peace and attunement with the Divine Energy through prayer, meditation and mediation (being a peacemaker to parties in conflict, whether inner or outer) is the expression of her mission of "teaching the world to sing" or, in other words, to live with vibrant abandon, deep self-connection and authenticity. Jan has taught NVC and heart connection practices to administrators, teachers and students in schools. She is also a 3rd year graduate of the NVC Mediate Your Life program as a student and a coach. Jan is intent on making space in the world for all voices and perspectives to be heard and understood.


Suggested Love Offering: $10
Register here
Lessons in Truth

We will be embarking on an exciting adventure to explore Truth with
Dr. H. Emilie Cady.   Dr. Cady was a physician and metaphysician in the New Thought movement.  The chapters that form Lessons in Truth are some of the very first metaphysical discussions published by Unity.  This book is an important foundation to the understanding of Unity metaphysics. This course will include
both large group and small group discussions of Emilie Cady's book Lessons in Truth. Over the course of this 5 week journey students will spend time exploring Cady's concepts of Truth including how human thinking determines humankind's expression of freedom and goal attainment. They will learn how to use this knowledge in their personal life as well as the purpose of denials and affirmations as an aspect of the role of prayer in the development of our wholeness.



Suggested Love Offering:      $10   

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.


Suggested Love Offering: $10

Register here 


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."
Set Yourself Free to Prosper

Do you long for your spirited dream job or dream business, where you radiate your innate God-given gifts, feel joyously fulfilled and make a difference and a great income all at the same time?   Sound all too blue-sky?  This short program guides you to discover and then start connecting all of these desired elements on the sacred journey of living your work life intentionally - and - it gathers all of these elements on the path from INSIDE-out!  As surprising as it may sound at first, the only proven and documented way to joyous and fulfilling, financially rewarding work you love is taking the route from inside-out (documented by millionaires and billionaires and a research case study of 1500 graduates).  In fun and experiential exercises, you will discover and begin integrating into your life, one by one, the 4 essentials that must be present to experience prosperous work you love.  You will also receive materials and a road map to take with you so you can continue following this sacred and joyous journey.

Register here



Jeannie Guillot's entire career life has been devoted to providing rich learning experiences, from elementary and Montessori teacher, to accelerated learning in corporate training programs.  After early years teaching, and 17 years in corporations as training manager, designer/facilitator, Jeannie took a leap. She followed her heart and Spirit calling and launched her own company in 1996.  She guides transformative experiences for people, often creative artisans and human services people, who want to discover and follow their dreams, especially in work life and career choices.  In her company, Your Dream StreamSM, she leads people on their sacred journey of purposeful dreams, using private mentoring, MasterMind groups and experiential workshops.  She is the author of an illustrated guide e-book, Light Up Your Power Purpose.         



Suggested Love Offering:      $10
Big Green Team Event June 21st!


Join the Green Team for an enchanted evening of community spirit,
reconnection with nature and fun as we celebrate spring turning to summer
and the sacredness of water. The evening will start with a pot luck picnic
followed by the ceremonies and music.  Bring a covered dish, a vial of water
that has special significance to you and, should you choose,
a short poetry reading. Refreshments will be provided.


Craig Wolfe, a passionate environmentalist who's been active with the Sierra Club since 1988, will perform as part of Soular (www.Soular.com). The music duo Soular has its roots in the classic rock era of Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Jackson Browne, the Beatles and, of course, the 5-piece group Amdahl Wolfe where Craig Wolfe and Randy Deutch first played together. Their original music follows their motto:


 Thought for the Mind... Love for the Heart...  Truth for the Soul 


Their tunes are inspired by helping the environment and finding a better path
for our future.
Stop by the Green Team table in harmony hall on June 15th
for more information.
Women in Unity Explore Unity Village!


Please join us Saturday, June 21st as we welcome in the first official day of summer by experiencing an array of attractions found on the grounds of Unity Village.  This event will afford you an opportunity to leisurely explore what speaks to you while visiting with old friends and making new ones along the way as you enjoy the bookshop, coffee shop cafe, Myrtle's Grove,  the fountains, the rose gardens, the architecture, the walking trails and more.  There is so much to see, do and enjoy on the 1200 acres that is Unity Village. You are welcome to pack a lunch and enjoy it in the rose gardens while breathing in the views of Unity Tower, Unity Tower Prayer Garden and the three mirror pools and fountains found in Unity's central courtyard.  If a packed lunch doesn't tickle your fancy, a group of us can enjoy a lite deli lunch from the coffee shop cafe which features Starbucks coffee.


If you are comfortable driving on your own you can find directions to Unity Village at unityvillage.org under "About Unity Village." Then scroll down to "Maps and Directions."  Please be aware that there is presently road construction on Colbern Road which is expected to continue through the end of June.   If you would like to carpool and/or caravan we will meet at 9 am in our church parking lot and depart together at 9:15.  Upon arriving at Unity Village we will meet in the bookstore/ coffee shop cafe parking lot found at the intersection of  Unity Way and Unity Circle at 10 am.

If you would like to let us know you are participating or have questions please contact Vanessa Green at 913 596 8493 or vanessa@opgreens.com 

We look forward to seeing you!

Yoganetics Summer Session

Why deny yourself something that feels so good and is so good for you? Yoganetics is smart yoga for bodies in transition-a gentle, therapeutic system that builds a strong core and increases flexibility while decreasing stress.  It's never too late to begin-or to start again if you've been away. People with back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia have found relief with Yoganetics.            


Now the Poet Laureate of Kansas, Wyatt has been teaching yoga 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.  "This work," she says, "saves my life on a daily basis."


For more information, call (913) 381-1984 or visit www.yoganetics.com. (Fee-based class - first class free for new students!)  


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. 


June 15th - Old Chicago Pizza - 117th and Metcalf (HAPPY FATHER's DAY)

June 22nd - Margaritas -7829 Quivira

June 29th - Carrabbas Italian Restaurant - 105th and Metcalf

July 6th - Cinzettis - 7201 W 91st St (west side of Metcalf) 

July 13th - Bo Ling's - 9055 Metcalf

July 20th - Thai Place - 9359 W. 87th (Antioch to 87th, then left)

July 27th - Hy-Vee - 95th & Antioch - Brunch All-You-Can-Eat Menu (Please arrive before 1pm)  

August 3rd - Johnny's Tavern - 95th & Antioch

August 10th - Old Chicago Pizza - 117th& metcalf

August 17th - Jack Stack BBQ - 95th & Metcalf

August 24th - Jose Peppers - 103rd & Metcalf (FYI- most of the group will be attending the New Theatre - reservations are required for this by July 9th)

August 31st - Red Robin - 95th & Metcalf (just west of 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

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.