Y.O.U. Sunday
"Yes, and..."
Ned Kelley has been working with our Youth of Unity for several weeks developing this fun and inspiring Y.O.U. Sunday service.  They have been exploring New Thought principles through improvisational games and exercises, such as utilizing the power and freedom behind these simple words: "Yes, and..."

 Ned Kelley comes from the dynamic untamed background of being a high school mathematics teacher. He is also a fourth degree black belt in karate and was the owner and teacher of his own martial arts school. Ned has been studying and performing improv theatre for the past eight years. He currently plays with Comedy City, Kansas City's oldest running improv theatre group. He also works at Silent Unity prayer ministry. There he has served for the past six years in various roles as an internet prayer clerk, prayer associate and as a supervisor. 

We look forward to seeing you there!



Spiritual Improv Playshop

Following services this Sunday, guest speaker, Ned Kelley, will present a unique playshop in which New Thought principles come alive through improv games and exercises. The art of listening and "Yes-And" - these are the primary skills of improvisational acting. By playing the fun and simple games which improvisers use to hone their skills you will expand your mastery and application of mindfulness, equanimity, imagination and co-creativity! Ned's goal is not to teach you proper acting techniques and he is not going to ask you to get up and perform in front of other people. We are not even going to try to be funny. Ned's desire is for us to journey from the head to the heart, to explore our spiritual practices and to play together!

suggested love offering: $20




Men's Group Breakfasts Are Moving to 3rd Saturdays

Men's Breakfast - 8 to 10 am, Saturday, April 18 in harmony hall

"Naked in Public: Dream Symbols Revealed" with Kathryn & Patrick Andries


Dreams can be bizarre, fun or even scary. Whatever your experience, they each have a message for you. You can learn what these message are and use this inner wisdom to improve your life. You will sleep for about one-third of your life. That is twenty years by the time you are sixty. Isn't it time to make use of this vast hidden resource?


Kathryn & Patrick Andries are the authors of Naked in Public: Dream Symbols Revealed. They also write a column on dreams for Aquarius Monthly. They have taught metaphysics for over 20 years. Kathryn's other books include Soul Choices: Six Paths to Find Your Life Purpose, Soul Choices: Six Paths to Fulfilling Relationships, The Dream Doctor and The Big Desire.


Women in Unity Saturday Gathering - April 18
 Saturday, April 18
10:30 am to 12:30 pm(new time)
in harmony hall

This month we will explore the themes of Easter and the budding season of spring! Renewal, rebirth, transitions and growth. We will share where we are in our own resurrection process and we will support each other by addressing specific ways to nurture the seeds we've planted into fruition! Please bring a snack to share with the group! For questions or to RSVP, email Suzanna at connectwithsuzanna@gmail.com or Heather at hbeckettnc@gmail.com
Table of Faiths



Tickets are $35 and include a small plate buffet, entertainment and the opportunity to dialogue with people of 20 different faith communities in our area.  For many years, The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC) has been a not-for-profit organization striving to break the barriers amongst all faiths and religious traditions by creating a community based on cultural knowledge, respect, appreciation and trust. The Council strives to provide engaging and educational programs about the many diverse faith philosophies represented in Greater Kansas City by joining religion, spirit and community.  

We are excited about the 2015 Table of Faiths and hope you can  

join us for this inspiring evening.

For more information or to order tickets, please see the website of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC) at www.kcinterfaith.org or contact Peter Jarosewycz at prj148@yahoo.com or 816.941.3575.


April is "Love the Earth Month"
Earth Day is April 22 and the Green Team has several events planned to help us all be the best stewards of the environment that we can possibly be.
Starting with...

The Great Recycling Round-Up  April 2015 - in room 211

Youth & Family Ministry is always in need of craft supplies for their Sunday morning activities. You can do your part for the environment by recycling certain items that often come in handy for these craft projects. Please be sure that all items you bring in are THOROUGHLY WASHED and "craft-ready" before putting them in the recycling boxes in room 211.  

Below is a list of acceptable items for reuse:


Toilet paper rolls

Paper towel rolls

Gift wrap tubes

Oatmeal containers with lids

Cardboard spacers from computer or other electronics boxes

Cereal boxes


Plastic tubs from mushrooms

CD towers

Frozen food trays

Cool whip tubs with lids

1 and 2 liter bottles

Coffee cans

Useable clean plastic toys like:

Cars, shovel and pail

Building blocks


Baby food jars with lids

Clean cans with NO sharp edges

Plastic and metal lids- all sizes and colors


"Help Save Monarch Butterflies"

with Angie Babbit of "Monarch Watch" -presented by the Green Team


Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm in harmony hall 2


The monarch butterfly may be the most widely recognized of all American butterflies with its distinct orange, black, and white wings. These little friends of ours pollinate flowers, fruit trees and other many other valuable plants while adding immensely to the magnificence of the world around us. Every winter, millions of these strikingly beautiful creatures undertake an incredible 3,000 mile journey in search of a few specific mountaintops in the fir forests of Central Mexico. But the monarch butterfly is in trouble. Their numbers are down 80% of what they were in 1992. And the Milkweed plant population, which is indispensable to the Monarch, is also down 80%. The correlation is obvious.

Join the Green Team on Tuesday, April 21 to hear Angie Babbit of "Monarch Watch" explore the reasons for this decline and discuss how anyone, from the beginning flower gardener to the master naturalist, can help boost the monarch population by planting Milkweed gardens that can be both beautiful to the human visitor and vital habitat for monarchs. Angie will explain the benefits of growing the various species alongside nectar sources and how the simple act of planting monarch habitat will have positive, cascading impacts. She might even bring some butterflies and a few chrysalises and caterpillars. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how you can help make a better world!


Unity Garden Plant Sale Starts April 26!
Spring is here!! Help support Unity Garden as we kick-off our much anticipated annual plant sale. Healthy, organic transplants of vegetables, herbs and flowers will be available for purchase downstairs in harmony hall on Sundays after each service, starting April 26 and continuing through May 17. All proceeds help keep Unity Garden sustainable. Great selection and helpful advice will be available. Please contact Kelly Sturgeon at ksturgeon@ucop.org or 913-649-1750 x3010 for more information.
UCOP Church Picnic - Saturday, May 9

We all know that UCOP feels like "family." So we are throwing a good old-fashioned "Family Picnic" to celebrate spring, Mother's Day and how much we love this community! We'll be grilling delicious food (brats & burgers and such) and everyone is invited to bring a yummy side dish to share. There will be all sorts of fun carnival-type games, including a bouncy house for the kids! And what's a family picnic without a Cake Walk?! And to celebrate all the mothers in our community, we will hold a special drawing for their chance to win great prizes! And, for a love offering, you can try your aim in the Pie-in-the-Minister's-Face contest! There is just no end to the fun we will all have on Saturday, May 9th!

Of course, an event of this size requires a lot of folks to help out. Carla Wakefield (carlawakefield@gmail.com) is the picnic coordinator and she is requesting volunteer support to help run games and events, as well as folks who would like to contribute to the various expenses of the event. There will be a counter in the lobby each week starting April 12 where you can sign-up to help in some capacity.  You can also email Carla to sign up. If we all pull together and do a small part, we can create a great big wonderful event for everyone to enjoy!


Prayer Chaplain Informational Meetings

Prayer Chaplain Informational Meetings

Sundays, May 3 & 17

12:30 pm in the peace chapel


Is Spirit nudging you to go deeper in your spiritual practice? Do you desire to serve your congregational family is a spiritually meaningful way? Perhaps it is time to give prayerful consideration to becoming a Prayer Chaplain. Informational meetings will be held May 3 & 17 in the peace chapel at 12:30 pm after Sunday morning services. These informal meetings provide you the opportunity to obtain more details and ask questions about the chaplaincy program. These meetings are intended to help you discern whether becoming a prayer chaplain is the next step on your personal spiritual journey. No further commitment is required on your part. More information about the program can also be found in the brochure rack.

Fillmores on Healing & Wholeness-Part 2

This is the second part of the course titled "Myrtle and Charles Fillmore on Healing and Wholeness." The whole course is based on the spiritual laws and universal principles that support the expression of health and wholeness in our minds, bodies and affairs. We will be working with Myrtle and Charles Fillmore's interpretation of how Jesus used and demonstrated those spiritual laws and principles in his own life. The purpose of the course is to support participants in developing a practical understanding of Myrtle and Charles' theology as heart-centered metaphysicians. It is our expectation participants will be inspired to become heart-centered metaphysicians themselves. We also expect them to expand their "tool kit" for using healing principles in their daily lives and in supporting other people in their own healing process.


Suggested Love Offering: $10



Required Reading: How to Let God Help You, by Myrtle Fillmore, Myrtle Fillmore's Healing Letters, by Myrtle Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals, by Charles Fillmore, and Christian Healing, by Charles Fillmore.


Lois Hootz was the spiritual leader of Unity Church of Temple. She has been involved with Unity teachings of over 17 years. She brings the richness of experience gathered from hospital chaplaincy, social work as a child abuse investigator, a teacher, a trainer and a minister. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Divinity Degree. She has served in Unity churches as a board member and board president, a prayer chaplain and trainer, workshop leader and Sunday school teacher.



Join us as we explore Brene Brown's 10 Guideposts based on her book,

The Gifts of Imperfection and her Oprah Life Class. Each week we will uncover new ways of letting go of thoughts such as the need to be right, worrying about what others think and the "shoulds" of daily life. We'll refocus on consciously cultivating authenticity, self-compassion, a resilient spirit, gratitude and joy, intuition and faith and meaningful work. We will venture into your creative spirit as we sing, dance and play using various art supplies (paints, stickers, stamping, glitter, your photos and much more). You will create your own six weeks of Rainbow Reminders that  I AM ENOUGH as we delve into and discuss questions like:


*    Who has earned the right to hear my story?

*     How can I give myself permission to be imperfect?

*     What's the most courageous thing I can do for myself when I feel small and hurt?

*     What is holding me back from __?

*     And many more!

Come and try the first week. You will discover your soul urging you to return.


Suggested book: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown


Suggested love offering: $10 per session, plus a One Time Materials Fee of $10.  

This includes a take-home 7x10" multimedia journal, photo printing and

use of art supplies.



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. 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.


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.
Winning My Race

On her own health journey, Dr. Ashley Brumbaugh was on upwards of twenty medications by the age of twenty, told she was unable to have children, diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and given little hope. She started her own path to find the cause of her problems and a way to correct them without drugs or surgery. Through Maximized Living's 5 Essentials delivery system, she has been able to reverse disease, get off all medications and heal naturally. Her mission is now to share the 5 Essentials with every person, teaching them what it truly means to be healthy, to live the life that God has called them to and not just run their race, but win their race. Through maximized mind, nerve supply, nutrition, fitness and detox, people can truly be well, honor God and serve more people within their communities. www.kcwellnessinstitute.com


Course fee: $30 for book and kit (paid for at the class.)

Suggested love offering: $10.



Dr. Ashley Brumbaugh graduated from Parker University in Dallas, TX with a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has partnered with Maximize Living and is on a mission to change healthcare, starting with changing and saving lives here in Kansas City. 
Wake Up to Your Dreams! A Youth Workshop Ages 7-16

YFM has a children's class coming up for ages 7-16! Kathryn Andries, educator and author, brings her workshop, "Wake Up To Your Dreams!" based on her book The Dream Doctor. This workshop is an engaging educational experience that will stimulate the imagination. Through unique music, drama and multimedia presentations, students are taken on an incredible journey into the world of dreams. Participants will learn how famous people benefited from their dreams, how to decode dream symbols and how we can use dreams to expand our imagination and gain greater self-awareness. Participants get to make a dream catcher.  

There is a materials fee of $8 plus a suggested love offering of $10.




Youth & Family Ministry Summer Camps!

Parents grab your calendars and save these dates for the UCOP Youth & Family Ministry Summer Camps! More details about each camp will follow. To register your kiddos just contact Kelly Sturgeon at ksturgeon@ucop.org or call 649-1750 x-3010.


Pre-K Camp (ages 3 through Kindergarten - must be potty trained)

June 1-3   6:30-8:00pm



(Theatre, Boys & Girls camps are for 1st graders and up)  

Theatre Camp

June 15-19 6:00- 8:30pm



Boys Camp

June 29 - July 1 6:30-8:30pm



Girls Camp

July 13-15 6:30-8:30pm


Adult Bible Study - new ongoing class

Adult Bible Study

Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 am in harmony hall 3

with Dan Beckett, ministerial student at Unity Institute and Seminary


Join Dan Beckett for this weekly exploration of the Bible. Each week Dan will have a different topic for the group to explore. Together we will take a look at everything from historical foundations to traditional Unity metaphysical interpretation as we explore how to uncover the many layers of meaning that are contained within the Holy Bible.
This will be an ongoing class and is open for you to join at any time.


Yoganetics Spring Series
last class of this session on Monday

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!)


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!


Wholly Health Empowerment

Sundays, 12:15 to 1:00 pm in harmony hall 3 

starting April 19 

with Barbara Gintzel


Can you improve your health, prevent disease and stay healthy with spiritual and natural activities? Join us after church on Sundays for 45 minutes or so as we pool our knowledge, our skills and our prayer power to raise each other to greater awareness of ways we can bless our bodies and help each other achieve our personal health goals. The focus of each meeting will be to discuss our individual health goals (as desired) and one health topic. The health topic for the first time we meet on Sunday, April 19 will be:

"What is positively the most valuable thing I can do for my whole health?" Hint...it's FREE! and can be done at no expense!
Couples Group Brunch This Sunday!

 The UCOP Couples Group meets for brunch the 3rd Sunday of every month 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 and RSVP to couples@ucop.org
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. 


April. 19th- The Peanut 7938 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park

April 26th- Jose Peppers 10316 Metcalf Ave, 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 Unity books in April!   
Bookstore hours: Monday-Thursday 12 to 5pm
Friday & Saturday closed /Sunday 8:30am to 1:00pm

On-Call Weekend Facilities Position Available

This job involves setting up and tearing down after weddings, receptions and workshops, as well as cleaning meeting rooms & bathrooms.


If interested, please contact Jane Sauve at jsauve@ucop.org

or call 649-1750 x-3012 



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.

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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.