White Stone Sunday
"A New Dawn"


This Sunday, join Reverend Brandon Nagel  

to declare your new intention for 2015  

and write that upon your white stone!  


We look forward to seeing you there!    



Community Outreach Partners in 2015

Starting in 2015, this church is going to do something we've never done before.  And it all began with the strong desire we've heard from you that you wanted to get involved in Community Outreach in a deeper way.

Each year, we will select two non-profit organizations that we can partner with throughout the year.  These will be organizations where we can serve, help them reach their goals, and send 15% of our monthly tithe.  To be selected, these non-profit organizations must have channels for us to create impact ... ways that we, at UCOP, can serve.



So we would like your input.  If you know of a non-profit organization that is impacting our city and would allow our church to serve in a meaningful way, please complete the form here.  We will be collecting your recommendations through January 11th. And then we will discern our two partners for the coming year.  We will invite representatives from the two (2) selected organizations to come and speak to us from the platform to tell us about their organization and ways we can get involved.  So we appreciate your input as we get this new initiative started.   


Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Wednesdays, January 7 - March 11, 7 to 9 pm 

with Robert Jones & Marty Tidings


We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan!  

Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed  

you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money,  

spend and save wisely and much more!

FPU classes meet for about two hours each week for nine weeks. More than 1.5 million families have taken FPU. The average family completing the course pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in just 90 days. That's a $8,000 change in position! Whether you're struggling to make ends meet or you're a millionaire, Financial Peace University has something for you. This isn't some stuffy economics class! You'll laugh as you learn money skills from Dave and participate in entertaining class activities.


Robert Jones and Marty Tidings will be available to talk with you about the class and answer any of your questions at a registration table in harmony hall after services every Sunday beginning December 14.  

You may also learn more about and register for this amazing class HERE.


Preview Class: Sunday, January 4 at 12:30 pm


Rob Jones, MS, MAEd, AFC, CSA is a financial counselor and educator for the Hutchins & Haake CPA firm. Rob holds two master's degrees - one in family financial planning and the other in adult education. He is an Accredited Financial Counselor and specializes in helping families set financial goals then uses proven techniques to help folks reach those goals through dumping debt and planning for the future. Rob is a long-time member of Unity Church of Overland Park and volunteers to coordinate the Financial Peace University course as a way to share his time and talent with the church and community. We offer FPU at this time of year because folks are focused on their New Year's resolutions of getting their financial life in order and getting organized and Financial Peace University can be a great benefit in reaching those goals. If you have questions about the course, you can reach Rob at 913 620-7148.


Marty Tidings has a masters in financial planning and has been through Dave Ramsey's Financial Counselor training. She is retired from the State of Oklahoma as a Food Safety Inspector and from the Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Currently she works at Innovest Financial Partners as an assistant financial planner. Taking Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University course totally changed Marty's life. Not only does she no longer have any consumer debt but, as a result of following this plan, she was able to move back to the Kansas City area after 30 years in Oklahoma to assist in the care of her mother in 2011. Getting out of debt allows us to have options that are not available when we are so weighted down with debt that we can't breathe. Taking Ramsey's class was the best thing Marty ever did for herself and she wants to pass that information on.






Interfaith Service - January 11
2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, January 11 at 3:30 pm
at Community Christian Church
4801 Main Street, Kansas city, MO

presented by The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee

Speaker: Reverend Charles Adams, pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, MI (twice named as one of the nation's 15 greatest preachers)

2015 Evelyn Wasserstrom Award Recipient: The Honorable John Sharp, Activist and City Councilman, Kansas City, MO

Co-Chairs: Rev. Robert Lee Hill, Community Christian Church and
Judy Hellman, Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee

Special Music by:  Tim Whitmer * Millie Edwards * Ah'lee Robinson * KC Boys Choir and KC Girls Choir * Shir Balev

The Community is welcome at no charge to this MLK Jr. Celebration: Investing in our community for economic justice.
SoulCollage Returns in January!

Using images, scissors and glue, attendees design a 5" x 8" card depicting something unique about themselves-a gift from their Soul. Whether you make one card or many, you will have a great time and create inspired pieces. Making SoulCollage® cards with others is a powerful way to answer life's questions. Insights are shared in a circle of safety. Participants are inspired by, and feel acknowledged and supported in the community. Each member benefits from the perspective of the community's individuals. The world needs everyone's wisdom.


Nancy Oglesby (http://www.healthworkskc.com) is a health educator, speaker and group facilitator who guides her clients and students in becoming energetic, healthy and happy, using a holistic approach addressing all aspects of a person. Her mission is to inspire people to choose a lifestyle that nourishes their body, mind and spirit. Nancy is a UCOP prayer chaplain, is studying Quantum Touch energy work and was recently trained as a SoulCollage® facilitator by Audrey Chowdhury.


suggested love offering: $15, which includes a $5 material fee
Find Your Perfect Match!

Are you yearning for a healthy relationship? Trying to figure out what it might look like? Wondering if it will ever happen to you? This interactive workshop is designed to help you internalize techniques to prepare you for and help you recognize your ideal partner. Walk with Sue as she takes you through the process she used after years of trying to find "the right one." Using some of the concepts in Kathy Freston's book, Expect a Miracle, Sue will take you on the journey which opened her arms to the man who later became her gift from heaven, her husband.


Suggested Love Offering: $10



National Presidential Award winning teacher, transformational life coach, motivational speaker and author of The Journey Through Metamorphosis Workbook, Sue Gibson-Wilson's intuitive, energetic and creative workshops have made her a successful "go to" person for those wishing to change old behaviors. Using spirituality as the basis for her work, Sue has developed and implemented powerful tools, based on research, to empower those who struggle with many issues. Sue has a Master's degree in Education, a BS degree in Science Education and has taught in public high schools and coached athletic teams for twenty four years. As a dynamic, successful high school science teacher, Sue was a recipient of several local, state and national awards. She maintains her Kansas Licensure in Education. Sue is currently facilitating two extensive Twelve Step Studies, teaching workshops and coaching individuals, as she builds trusting relationships with those willing to step out of their comfort zones and grow with Spirit.


Men's Group Breakfast - Saturday, January 10

Saturday, January 10, 2015  

Men's Group Breakfast

8:00 to 10:00 am in harmony hall


The January Men's Group meeting has been moved to the second Saturday of the month because of the holiday. This month someone from Harvesters will give us the rundown on hunger in Kansas City. 

Across the Kansas City area, which Harvesters serves, a study shows that more than 374,000 are food insecure.   Lots of kids are food insecure (in MO -1.4 million kids, in KS 722,000 kids). At the January meeting we'll learn what "food insecurity" is and why it exists even when there are food stamps available. Also, what avenues of assistance people can take in the KC area - Federal programs / charitable programs, etc. We will discuss what a lack of healthy food does to families and why, if we are truly One, we should care if a 3 year old child is hungry.



Women & Men's Groups Join in Community Service

Come volunteer with the Women and Men's Groups as we join together on Saturday, January 17th at 10 am to give a "hand-up" to those in our city seeking assistance at Harvesters. Harvesters will show us an 8 minute video in the Hunger Awareness Center at 10 am and then lead us on a 15 minute tour of their facilities at 10:15, both of which will provide us with useful information about their service and mission. We will then make our way to their warehouse at 10:30 to sort and pack food into boxes. Their warehouse is not heated, so be sure to wear layers to stay comfortable.


In order for Harvesters to appropriately plan for us and their needs, we need to let them know in advance how many people will be in our group. Please RSVP to Vanessa Green at 913-596-8493 by Sunday, January 11th if you plan on volunteering. If you are interested in carpooling or caravanning over we will meet in our church parking lot at 9 that morning and depart at 9:15 promptly.


Yoganetics Spring Series Starts Soon!

Begin again in the New Year by coming home to the body, giving it the nourishing motion it craves. Our gentle-yet-deep approach promotes greater flexibility, less stress and a stronger core. People with back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia have found relief with Yoganetics.  


Poet Laureate of Kansas, Wyatt Townley, 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.


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

Transformational Workshop Opportunity!

What would life be like if you lived every minute of every day with the deep peace of knowing that nothing and no one is against you? Too often in life we believe that outer circumstances are holding us back, driving us crazy, or causing us pain. When we wait for others to change or for outer circumstances to adjust, we give away our sense of wholeness and our very freedom to craft the life our heart desires.  The Art & Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You Workshop and its transformational 21-day practice called The Q Process weaves together the latest research emerging from neurobiology, developmental psychology and quantum science with the wisdom of the world's mystical traditions to offer a powerful path to personal evolution.  


*           Learn how to take the most trying circumstances and put them to use in manifesting your magnificence.

*           Unlock the wisdom in your heart and learn to see the gift of Grace that is everywhere present.

*           Open to the full meaning of the spiritual principle: There is only one power in the Universe, God the Good, Omnipotent

*           Discover your conscious and unconscious exceptions to this principle that create incongruence and resistance

*           Learn how to differentiate your "True Self" from the myths, messages and beliefs that underlie patterns and conditioning that lead to suffering

*           Practice using the Whole-Heart Aware-apy Approach to cultivate lasting behavioral changes consistent with living life with nothing and no one against you


Created by Gary Simmons, author of the Unity book The I of the Storm, Jane Simmons, author of I of the Storm for Teens and Rima Bonario, co-author of Who Have You Come Here to Be, this series presents many mind-stretching concepts, heart-opening practices and real life tools to help you consciously reshape the way you experience life. Learn how to make the most of a "trying circumstance" and put it to use in understanding who you have come here to be! Are you ready to step more fully into expressing who you have come here to be? Then join Revs. Deborah Frownfelter, Diana Kennedy and Jane Simmons for this one-of-kind transformational workshop on Saturday, January 17th from 9am-4pm, followed up by 3 debriefing phone sessions on Tuesday evenings at 7pm - Jan. 20 & 27 and Feb. 2. The cost for this powerful 21 day program includes a workbook and is $75 for early registration or $99 at the door. Take your spiritual life to a whole new level with The Q Process!


"Since hosting the Art & Practice Workshop it seems that our community is in the middle of a quantum leap in spiritual maturity as we use these dynamic tools to prove principle. The synergy is powerful and palpable; the evidence is in the transformative stories I am hearing and seeing. Having our Staff and Board present and involved and now working with this God-sent set of life-changing tools has been a great gift to our church. It is as though the good that has been damned up for many is flowing freely and abundantly as we work the processes taught in the workshop. The potential is here for collective transformation that is real and lasting. I am heartened, excited and grateful!"  

-Rev. Steve Bolen, Sr. Minister; Unity Church of the Hills, Austin, TX


Fee Based Class: $75 for early registration or $99 at the door.


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 



Debra Baker is a spiritual counselor, energy worker, Reiki master, Oneness blessing giver and teacher who has been helping people heal their lives since 1988. A gifted medium and intuitive, Debra is the author of Amazing Intuition, Expanding Your Most Important Resource, which is available in the UCOP bookstore.
New Spotlight Gallery Artist

We have a new artist featured in our Spotlight Gallery. The works of Cheryl Schroeder will be on display through February. Cheryl has attended UCOP since 1990 and currently serves on our First Voice team. She enjoys painting detailed portraits of people, animals and the countryside, working in both oils and pastels. Cheryl has been painting since 2006. The paintings on display are for your viewing pleasure, however, none of them are for sale.
Inclement Weather Information
In the case of severely inclement weather, please consult the following sources to determine if the church will be closed:
* Media sources (TV Stations) will be notified
* Call the church (913) 649-1750. If it has been closed there will be a recorded message stating as much.
* Check the website at www.ucop.org.  Any church closings will be prominently displayed on the home page.

In general, the church follows the same closing criteria as the Shawnee Mission School District.  If Shawnee Mission is closed FOR SNOW, we will also be closed.  If they are closed for extreme cold conditions, we may still be open, so check the above-listed resources.

T3 - Time - Talent - Treasure

We at Unity Church of Overland Park are so grateful for the overwhelming demonstration of commitment that took place here on Commitment Sunday.  We thank you for your support of this spiritual community.

For those who would like to know more about our T3 Culture here at Unity Church of Overland Park, please visit the T3 page of our website here.

If you are ready to grow spiritually and make a commitment yourself, you may do so at any time while at church, or right here online.
Small Groups Webpage
You can view all the latest information on our new small groups on our website. Learn what groups have formed and how to get involved with them. Learn what steps you can take if you're interested in forming a new small group yourself.  You can find the Small Groups page under the "Get Involved" tab of our website homepage at www.ucop.org.  Or, you can just click right here!

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. We'd love to have you join us. 


January 4th - Joy Wok Super Chinese Buffet/Hibachi Grill, 11920 Metcalf Ave - Overland Park

January 11th- Carrabbas Italian Grill, 10586 Metcalf Ave - Overland Park

January 18th- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 7111 W. 95th St - Overland Park

January 25th- Conroy's Irish Pub, 55285 W. 95th St -  Overland Park

February 1- Jose Peppers, 10316 Metcalf Ave -  Overland Park

February 8- Bo Lings, 9055 Metcalf Ave - Overland Park

February 15- Johnny's Tavern, 8719 W. 95th S - Overland Park

February 22- Cinzetti's Italian Buffet, 7201 W. 91st St - Overland Park

Contact Linda Brozanic for more information at 913-219-7538.
Please arrive at the restaurant no later than 12:45. 
CommUnity Books & Gifts
20% off all personal growth books  
in January!   
Bookstore hours: Monday-Thursday 12 to 5pm
Friday & Saturday closed /Sunday 8:30am to 1:00pm

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.

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. 
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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.