"All Is Well" 
 This Sunday we welcome guest speaker,
Rev. Carla McClellan, to the platform for her lesson:  "All Is Well"
Being Willing to Embrace Uncertainty. 
All is well when we remember we are never alone. We have a unique contribution to make and we have opportunities to grow and express more of who we truly are.  The voice of wisdom is found inside by listening and observing. 

Not by might, not by power but by my spirit says the Lord  -  Zechariah 4.

 Carla is an ICF-certified life coach and ordained Unity minister. She specializes in developing leadership and teamwork in churches and nonprofits and is the leadership development trainer with the Academy for Coaching Excellence. For the past four years, she served as Retreats Manager at Unity Village. Previously, she spent six years as Senior Minister at Unity of Independence.  Carla is passionate about helping people find clarity, focus, ease and grace so that they may have a more vibrant relationship with life and those around them. Carla hosts the "Vibrant Living" radio show on Unity Online Radio and is a mindfulness and spiritual coach with Awaken Whole Life Center at Unity Village. Her goal is to create a safe space where people can learn who they are, rediscover their passion and turn their dreams into realities.

Rev. Carla will also present a workshop following services this Sunday. 

Succeeding at the Game of Life!

1:30- 3:30 pm , July 20

with Rev. Carla McClellan


Would it be okay if life got easier? At this workshop you will learn the rules of the game.  Discover life intentions.  Develop strategies for moving past self-limiting conversations.  Empower each other to take authentic action.  Engage life vibrantly.

Register here!  


 We'll see you Sunday!! 


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... Adventurous... Outrageous... Visionary... Limitless... Connected... and Sacred

In the month of July, let us affirm together:

Youth Camps Return This Summer!


Parents please take note of the registration deadlines posted below.  We must have a minimum of 5 children registered for camp by the deadlines in order to hold the camp.

"Budding Stars Theatre Camp" (K- 6th grades) held July 28- August 1
registration closes July 23
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.

Camp is from 6:30 to 8:30pm and includes a healthy snack each night.  Grade levels listed refer to the grade already completed.  Budding Stars Theatre Camp costs $50 for all five nights, or $15 for a single night.

For more information, please contact Rev. Brandon Nagel, Associate Minister, at 913-649-1750 x 3009, bnagel@ucop.org or Kelly Sturgeon, YFM Assistant at x 3010, ksturgeon@ucop.org


Pack-a-Backpack for a child in need!

Summer may have just started, but kids will be returning to school before we know it, early to mid-August in fact.  And once again, UCOP's Pack -a-Backpack Team is partnering with Community Linc, ReStart, Operation Breakthrough and SAFEHOME to help supply needed school supplies to returning students.  So stop by the tables in the lobby or harmony hall after services and select a tag for a child in need.  Then pick out a super-cool backpack and fill it with all the supplies that child will need for a successful year at school!

All backpacks are due back to the church by July 27th.


Women in Unity July Meeting

 Please join the Women in Unity, Saturday July 19th, at the Overland Park Farmer's Market.  We will bask in the abundance of the market together and, for those who would like, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the downtown restaurants.  We will meet at 10am at the corner of Santa Fe and 80th St. outside of the Ten Thousand Villages store.  If you would like to carpool, please be at UCOP at 9:30 and we will drive over together.  To RSVP or for questions call Heather at 828-553-4156, or email womeninunitygroup@gmail.com. 
UCOP & You


This class has been designed for those who are newer to Unity and/or Unity Church of Overland Park.  The materials presented will offer the history of Unity and UCOP.  In addition, participants will hear about various ministry staff members and their individual roles and responsibilities. Participants will also be provided with information pertaining to volunteer teams, outreach programs and affinity groups.  The class will offer opportunities for attendees to uncover and begin offering their gifts through stepping into service for the ministry in some way.  As with all classes, participants will begin to build relationships and community with one another.


Suggested love offering $10

Register Here! 


Rev. Jan Stromseth is our Associate Minister of Congregational Care. 
Bible Class with Rev. Brandon Nagel!
Join Rev. Brandon for this one night workshop as we explore Marcus Borg's
"Reading the Bible Again for the First Time." Over the course of these two  
hours we will explore the lenses through which we have viewed the Bible over the years. As we examine the foundations we have created about the Bible, we will begin to explore how we can change our foundation and begin to take the Bible seriously, but not literally.


Suggested Love Offering: $10

Register here!  

Guest Speaker, Terry McBride - plus Workshop!

On Sunday evening, July 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Terry McBride will lead a workshop that will transform your life. He asserts that people have unlimited abilities that can be realized through conscious choice.  You will learn how you can tailor your choices to work for you the way you need them to. You will learn how to use choice, how to take charge of your life's creative process in a way that becomes fun and rewarding. You'll learn how to move toward what you want instead of just struggling and efforting against what you don't want. Charles Fillmore states that "you are a unique expression of the Divine and that is the Truth that sets you free." Terry shows you how that freedom allows you to step into your life with authority and use the same power Jesus used to create what you want.



Suggested Love Offering: $30

Register here! 


Terry McBride is an internationally recognized, highly sought after motivational speaker in the metaphysical movement because he lives his message. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book "The Hell I Can't!" - the story of how he cured himself of a supposedly incurable E.coli infection in his spine. From his early twenties to mid-thirties, Terry had 27 major surgeries on his spine and abdomen, and at times was not expected to live. Terry decided to fight that prognosis and through his study and practice of Choice, he created perfect health where once there seemed only disease. Terry can show you how to start right where you are and use choice so you can begin moving toward what you want. Believe in yourself and come listen to this inspired teacher.

UCOP Night at Theatre in the Park

UCOP Night at Theatre in the Park

Sunday, August 3rd

at Shawnee Mission Park 6:30-10:30 pm


Enjoy a beautiful night under the stars watching fantastic entertainment in the company of your UCOP family and friends!  The Y.O.U. and the Men's Group are partnering up to provide a fun opportunity to build community and support the church at the same time!  100 tickets to the Sunday, August 3rd  performance of the Tony award-winning musical, "Ragtime," will be available to purchase at a reduced rate of $7 per adult or $5 per youth (4-10 years old) after Sunday services down in harmony hall and throughout the week in the bookstore. Tickets may also be purchased HERE on our website and may be picked up in the bookstore during regular business hours.  Half the proceeds will go to UCOP and the other half will go to a charity selected by the Y.O.U.   So buy your tickets, bring a blanket or lawn chair, a picnic dinner and relax with your spiritual community in this fabulous summer weather we've been having while the talented folks on that stage bring you the magic of "Ragtime!"



Practical Spirituality

Practical Spirituality is a meditation class designed to bring more clarity and power into your life through connecting with the core values of Unity Church of Overland Park: Spirit-led, Abundance, Love, Joy and Inclusiveness. During this meditation time, we will also focus our energy on supporting the discernment process for our new lead minister.


Suggested Love Offering: $10


 Visit our Events and Classes page to register for the meditations you'd like to attend. 

Unity Basics

This class is designed for those who desire a basic understanding of Unity's teachings and principles.  Each of the five basic teachings will be reviewed, along with 'identity statements' that further expound upon what is meant by the teachings and how they are expressed by Unity as a spiritual movement.  Focused attention will be given to prayer and meditation and the positive, affirming ways in which they are
taught and utilized by Unity.


Suggested Love Offering: $10
Register here!  
Meditation Practices

Practicing the Silence as part of both the prayer and meditation process is fundamental to Unity teachings and essential for the development of spiritual understanding. During this course, we will focus on the meditation process. We will learn about and apply different meditation practices and explore the benefits of, and obstacles to maintaining and deepening our own meditation practices.  

This course is being offered for SEE credit. 10 Core Credits


Required Text: Meditation for Dummies: 2nd Edition CD by Stephan Bodian.   

Wiley Publishing: Indianapolis, 2006.           


Suggested Love Offering: $10

Register here! 


As an attorney who practiced prayer and meditation in her San Francisco law office, Nhien Vuong has certainly seen how a regular spiritual practice has enabled her to meet any life circumstance with grace and love. Currently enrolled in Unity Institute & Seminary's ministerial program, Nhien plans to graduate and become an ordained Unity minister in June 2015. At her home church of Unity In Marin, California, Nhien served as a teacher, prayer chaplain and member of the Board of Trustees. Nhien also led an Enneagram workshop, gave the communion talk & meditation at UCOP last fall and served as a ministerial intern at UCOP this spring.
 She is also guest speaking at UCOP August 3rd.

Guided Meditation

Our monthly Guided Meditation class has been cancelled for August, but will return September 2nd.  


Please consider attending one of the Practical Spirituality meditations from 7:00 to 7:45 pm. 

Soul Collage Returns!

SoulCollage® is a spiritual process that supports the journey through life by using images to express both the wisdom and the shadow-side of one's soul.  This is a time to gather together and make SoulCollage® cards.  There will be a meditation, followed by card-making time and then time to "read" our cards as a group.  All supplies will be provided for you, but you may bring special magazines if you would like.  Also bring any cards you have already made.  If you would like to purchase additional card blanks, they are available at the UCOP bookstore. 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.  If this is your first SoulCollage® experience, contact Barbara ahead of time and plan to arrive at 5:15pm.  


Rev. Barbara is a certified SoulCollage® Facilitator and has trained with Seena Frost, the originator of the process.  She 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.   You can contact her at www.YourSoulWorks.com.


Child Care is available; please indicate your request for child care with your registration.

Suggested Love Offering: $15, which includes a $5 material fee
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."
Two Workshops with Our New Spotlight Gallery Artist

Participants will connect with their subconscious mind in meditation and tap into their innate ability of creative expression and self-revelation. With simple tools they will create an authentic artwork to express their inner self. No previous experience is necessary. They will be guided to connect with Spirit to interpret their inner expression for self-empowerment. They will discover their true creative self in this safe non-judgmental environment.


All art materials will be provided by the facilitator. The participants will take their own art work home at the end of the workshop.


Materials Fee: $5    Suggested Love Offering: $10    Register here! 


The participants will identify issues related to lack of self-worth and negative self-talk. Connecting with their sub-conscious mind they will learn how to overcome their negative feelings. They will learn to change their attitude to positive expectations and improved self-esteem. They will be guided to focus on their positive goals in life. They will use simple art materials like paper collage, creative expression, affirmation and scribbling to create their dream map.


All art materials will be provided by the facilitator. The participants will take their own art work home at the end of the workshop.


Materials Fee: $5   Suggested Love Offering: $10   Register here! 



Bhasweti Gewhas, PhD, CHt, is a certified hypnotherapist, stress relief therapist, spiritual life coach, artist and energy worker. She works as a stress relief therapist and helps people overcome their challenges by using the power of their conscious and sub-conscious mind. Bhasweti teaches various workshops on simple self-help processes of stress relief to integrate joy in everyday life. She has spent many years as a wellness consultant engaged in extensive research and training (in India and the United States) in holistic health. Art is one of the passions that made her life stress-free and she inspires others to embrace inner creativity for the joy of life. Please visit her website www.stressfreetools.com for more about her work.
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!)  


New Featured Artist in our Spotlight Gallery

Bhasweti Gewhas returns to our Spotlight Gallery as the featured artist for the months of July and August. Bhasweti gives the following explanation of her artwork:


Sanctuary of Peace

"My paintings are depicting different environments; beauty of United States. I create my colored papers for making collages. My paintings are mixed media paintings using paper collage, water colors and dry pastel works. Originally from India, now citizen of US, my art, integrates two very rich but different cultures. My work is inspired by a folk art form from India - Sisha Work- where artisans use broken mirrors, sequins in their artwork.  I am experiencing my ongoing spiritual journey through my art. As an energy healer, I work with life force energy. In my art, I use brilliant colored sequins to represent dazzling, alive, fresh healing energy of nature - the life force energy. Symbolically, I blend it with plants, water, stars, sun, birds and raindrops to bring the dynamics of the healing energy of nature. These art works will be able to bring the healing touch in your home and life. They will be your Sanctuary of Peace."  


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. 


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.
CommUnity Books & Gifts

20% off all Unity Books & Pamphlets 
in July
Bookstore hours: Monday-Thursday 12 to 5pm
Friday & Saturday closed /Sunday 8:30am to 1:00pm

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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.