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"The Courage Formula: If You're Not Failing, You're Not Living"

This Sunday, June 14, we welcome guest speaker, MK Mueller to the platform.  MK is a highly sought after motivational speaker who we are blessed to have in our community.

Vocalist, Eboni Fondren is back in the
Kansas City area and once again joins
our terrific UCOP Band! 


We look forward to seeing you there!    
 
MK Mueller - Guest Speaker June 14

"8 to Great is powerful from cover to cover. MK Mueller has turned ancient wisdom into modern day tools in one of the most original presentations I have ever read."

- Mike Dooley

 

Rising up from the ashes of a great loss, MK spent years studying what the happiest and most successful people did differently. She discovered how they dreamt bigger, risked more often, forgave immediately and were grateful incessantly. In all, she found 8 things that the happiest, healthiest and most successful people all have in common, and then turned them into an 8-step process for her daily life.

 

She is now in her 25th year of sharing this powerful process and has over 2500 trainers in businesses, schools and churches on 4 continents. We guarantee those who join her on Monday evening to hear all 8 of her steps will walk away with new insights such as:  

 

  • How to find the courage to follow your dreams and make the right decision every time
  • How to release worry and anxiety, sleep better and feel energized!
  • The communication skill that breaks through defensiveness and negative patterns with family and friends
  • A forgiveness formula for releasing past hurts and regrets
  • The FGH formula for positive attitude that anyone can live (and share) immediately!

 

"8 to Great is the world's most practical text on the seemingly impractical topic of joy."

- Barbara Shousha, M.Ed.

 

class fee: $20    REGISTER HERE!


 

Meet-Your-Nominees Ice Cream Social!

We have some wonderful board nominees to choose from in our upcoming elections at the Annual Meeting June 28. Take time to visit with and get to know them a little better on June 14 after both services in harmony hall.  

And enjoy an ice cream social during the "Meet the Nominees" time.

Information about each nominee can be found on flyers at the
reception desk as well as online HERE!

 

Board of Director Nominees- Annual Meeting June 28
This year's nominees to our 2015-2016 Board of Directors are:

Steve Birge   -   Rosie Dominguez   -   Randy Fikki   -   Cathy Fisher
Tom McNamara        and           Greg Pregon

Photos and biographical information about each nominee
is available online here. 

Everyone is invited to the Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, June 28 after services.  You will hear about our accomplishments the past year and our plans moving forward. All church members will then have the opportunity to vote for the Board of Directors. 
Childcare is available during the meeting and the children will have a special movie presentation complete with popcorn while we
conduct our business meeting.


If you are unable to attend on June 28, absentee ballots are
now available through Sandi Keeler, Monday-Thursday during business hours and must be completed by June 23.  Sandi may be contacted at skeeler@ucop.org or call 913-649-1750 x-3004.  If Sundays are the only day you can get in to the church, you may speak with Rev. Bob Barth about the absentee ballot.
 
New Vision Statement for UCOP!

Unity Church of Overland Park is moving in a bold new direction. By December 31, 2017 Unity Church of Overland Park will be a vibrant, authentic community. A place where we are unapologetically Unity Church of Overland Park, where we know, speak and teach Unity principle. Where we stand in the truth that we are the Divine in expression. Where we know that we are the Christ and we live and connect with the world and each other from that place.  

 

By December 31, 2017, Unity Church of Overland Park is a place where we demonstrate a deep connection to Spirit and to each other. A place where we grow together spiritually through both large and small group activities. A place where we connect to the Divine Nature that we are at the same time that we connect with each other as we further our understanding of the Power within us.

 

It is with these intentions that we boldly declare our new vision for Unity Church of Overland Park. The vision that will guide us in realizing the greatness that is already growing within us. That new vision is:

 

"By December 31, 2017, Unity Church of Overland Park is a vibrant, authentic community demonstrating a deep connection to Spirit and each other."

 

Unity Church of Overland Park is growing into a place where people from all walks of life can come and find success in life through harnessing and developing the power within them. It is my hope that you will join us in our march to 12/31/17.

 

Member Recommitment Service

It is an exciting time for Unity Church of Overland Park. With a

new vision and new fresh energy, we are ready to become the vibrant community we have envisioned. We would like to  

invite those of you who have already become members  

to a special Member Recommitment Ceremony  

at Unity Church of Overland Park.

 

Join Rev. Brandon and guest artist, Teri Wilder, on June 24th  

in the sanctuary for a special ceremony to rededicate and recommit yourself to your spiritual community. Each member who joins us for this ceremony will receive a permanent member nametag, as well as a special blessing during the service on June 28th.  

In order for us to have those nametags by June 28th, please register by no later than June 18th. You may register online HERE or contact Sandi Keeler at skeeler@ucop.org or 913-649-1750 x-3004.

 

If you're unable to attend the Wednesday evening ceremony,
we will be holding a ceremony in the peace chapel the Sunday
before on June 21st as well. You need only attend one ceremony
to receive your nametag.

 

Adult Bible Study News


 
Church-Wide Night at the T-Bones Baseball Game

All UCOP congregants are invited to enjoy a summer evening together at the ballpark.

Tickets will cost about $11 and parking is free.  Please RSVP to Curt Straub at (913)362-3332 or email him at curt@aquaticconsultantsinc.us by June 10. Curt will order (and pay for) tickets for everyone so we can all sit together as a community.

Please note: if you RSVP and then don't go after all, you are naturally still responsible for reimbursing Curt for the price of your ticket.


Touching Hearts in Haiti T-shirt Pick-up


 
Youth & Family Ministry Summer Camps!

 

Budding Stars Theatre Camp

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

Ages 6-17

CANCELLED

 

Master Builders Boys Camp

June 29-July 1   6:30- 8:30 pm

Ages 6-13

It's our second annual Master Builders Boys Camp! A camp designed for boys who want to discover their talent of working with their hands and raising their self-esteem and creativity. We will once again be joined by members of our UCOP Men's Group, who are masters in their own right at designing and building. The boys will gain a stronger connection to the men of our church and come away with new skills and appreciation for their own abilities. Participants will receive an awesome take home surprise if they attend all three nights! Healthy snacks served.

Camp Fee: $40 for full 3 night camp or $15 per individual night.  

REGISTER HERE! Registration ends June 25 at 5pm.

 

Power Girls Camp

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

Ages 6-13

This is our second year to host our amazing power-filled girl's camp! Our camp will have a "retreat" like theme, where each girl is celebrated for her uniqueness and reminded of her inner divinity. We will have creative activities and games to explore how we can tap into our beauty, strength and resourcefulness as Power Girls! There will be plenty of time for chatting and expressing our ideas. Each participant will receive a very special gift if they attend all three nights! Yummy, healthy snacks will be provided.

Camp Fee: $40 for full 3 night camp or $15 per individual night.

REGISTER HERE!  Registration ends July 9 at 5pm.

 

Pixies, Pirates and Fairies!

The Little People's Camp

July 27-29, 9:00 am to 12 pm   (RESCHEDULED)

Ages 3 through Kindergarten. (Must be potty trained)

Our little ones will discover their inner divine power through exciting stories that revolve around those powerful little people: Pixies, Pirates, and Fairies! Each night we will explore how to tap into our inner power and express our best through a fabulous mix of fun group activities, art, songs, games and building our own fairy houses or pirate ships! Healthy "fairy-themed" snacks will be served.

Camp Fee: $30 for full 3 night camp or $15 per individual night.
REGISTER HERE!   Registration ends July 24 at 5 pm. 

 

Space is limited for all these camps so sign up soon!

For questions please contact  

Kelly Sturgeon at ksturgeon@ucop.org  

or 913.649.1750 x 3010

 

 

Women in Unity Meeting - June 20
Women in Unity June Meeting
Saturday, June 20 in the Y.O.U. classroom
10:30 am to 12:30pm

You don't want to miss this month! And if you haven't joined us yet, this is the perfect time to come for the first time! We will be sipping "mocktails," listening to Django Reinhardt and creating unique floral centerpieces with fresh flowers for you to take home and enjoy or give to someone special.
Larry Wheeler, florist extraordinaire of the Intercontinental Hotel, will be giving us a demonstration and expert advice. Check out the Women's Newsletter, coming out at the beginning of the month, for more detailed info! For questions contact Suzanna at connectwithsuzanna@gmail.com or Heather at hbeckettnc@gmail.com.

 

Turning of the Seasons / Blessing of the Waters

Join the Green Team for an enchanted evening of community spirit, reconnection with nature and fun as we come together in community spirit to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the sacredness of water. A potluck picnic will follow the ceremonies. Bring a covered dish, eating utensils, a vial of water that has special significance to you and, should you choose, a short poetry reading. Refreshments will be provided.

A $10 love offering is suggested.

 

        

  "Summer is the stuff of dreams. When adults sit at their desks and children sit in school, they dream of  summer. Summer is the time of infinite fun. The day seems to last forever and the fun never stops. It is a time of romance, excitement and an enhanced enjoyment of life. Somehow summer never seems to last long enough. It is always over before we get a chance to fully experience its power. This is true of all things wonderful. They always seem too short."  

~ CC BY 3.0  (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/nature/summer/#ixzz333YnDOja)

 

Stop by the Green Team table in harmony hall on June 14th and learn more.

 


Sacred Gong Meditation with Teri Wilder

Quiet your mind in this meditation and feel calm, centered and balanced.

Relax your fears away with the soothing sound vibrations of the gong.

Let go of what's keeping you in the past and experience joy now.

Allow your body to restore itself to optimum health.

Go from feeling stressed to feeling blessed.

 

Experience the deepest and most profound level of relaxation with this gong bath meditation. The vibrations of this ancient therapeutic instrument help you release negative emotions and fears that can cause illness, dis-ease or blockages in your body. The gong's vibrations will gently and safely guide your body into a state of bliss and harmony. There is nothing you need to do but relax  

and let the gong do the rest.

 

~ Bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillows (for under head & knees)  

~ regular seating is also available 

~ bring a water bottle

~ Wear comfortable, loose clothing

Teri's Gong Meditation CD's also available for purchase.

No prior experience, effort or practice is required to participate. Everyone is welcome!

 

Admission: $20  REGISTER HERE! 

Space is limited so register early! 

 

Teri Wilder plays a Paiste 30" Symphonic gong named "Om"
and a Venus Planetary gong named "Charlie."
The symphonic gong contains within it all of the sounds of creation, allowing for a more powerful meditation!

 

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.

 

Class Fee: $15

REGISTER HERE! 

 

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.
I Am Enough, Part II

(No class on July 2)

Join us as we explore Brené Brown's last five Guideposts in her book, The Gifts of Imperfection and her Oprah Life Class. Each week we will uncover new ways of letting go of comparing, anxiety and always being in control. We will refocus on being creative, having fun and figuring out where we are headed in life. 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 five weeks of Rainbow Reminders that I Am Enough as we delve into questions like:

*           Who has earned the right to hear my story?

*           How can I give myself permission to be imperfect?

*           What is holding me back from __?

*           How do I incorporate fun into my life?

*           and many more!

           

Come and try the first week. You will discover your soul urging you to return. You do not need to have completed Part I to take this workshop.

Suggested book: The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown

 

One Time Materials Fee: $10 This includes a take home 7x10" multimedia journal, photo printing and use of art supplies.     Class Fee: $15 per session  REGISTER HERE! 

 

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 taught Science in public high schools for twenty four years. Sue is currently facilitating two extensive Twelve Step Studies, teaching workshops and coaching individuals to step out of their comfort zones and grow with Spirit.
Another Gemstone Class with Greg Pregon
 

The Hidden Potential of Therapeutic Gems

12 to 2 pm - Saturday, June 20

with Greg Pregon

 

One of the world's most powerful forms of energy medicine is gem therapy. In this class you will learn extraordinary new information that reveals how we can harvest greater amounts of the life force energies held within crystals. Discover their hidden potential to improve your energy and vitality, bring physical healing, emotional nourishment, mental improvement as well as spiritually uplift. We will go over how and why gemstone energy works and how important shape, purity, quality and size are when selecting gemstones as therapeutic tools. After our discussion you will have a chance to experience one of many different gemstone treatments. So come and join in the fun and treat yourself to a wonderful experience with gemstone energies.

 

Class fee: $15      REGISTER HERE! 

 

Greg Pregon has been attending UCOP for the past 4 years. He has served UCOP as a Prayer Chaplain and is one of our Youth and Family volunteers serving as a classroom teacher. He is an educator and has taught children and adults alike. He has served in several school districts across the metropolitan area, including UMKC and the Metropolitan Community College at the Longview Campus. He has taught adults with disabilities, children in behavioral health centers and is currently working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the last year his diverse interests and abilities have led him to studying and working with gemstones for health and spiritual growth. He has completed Gemstone Energy Medicine Foundation and Advanced Color Ray Healing Color Dynamics classes. Greg wants to use his newly gained knowledge and abilities to as a way to serve our community.

 

Presentation on Solar Power

In this Research Solar seminar we provide you with what you need to know in a minimal amount of time and in a simple, easy to understand format.  

You can then make an informed decision if solar energy is right for you.

 

You'll learn about:

*   Electricity - The historical cost of electricity, the component costs today and what is driving the future increased costs and definitions used (e.g. kW, kWh)

*   Solar Technology - The different technologies that are available with solar energy: panels and inverters and costs associated with those differences.    

*   Manufacturing and Supply Chain - The international and domestic solar manufacturing market, channels to the consumer and the huge cost reduction that has occurred over the last several years and the near future.

*   How to Purchase Solar - A summary of the local installer market, factors to be considered for do-it-yourselfers, the different purchasing options and

purchasing groups being implemented across the county.

*   The Grid (or Off-Grid) - How utilities, net metering, the grid and future renewable and storage technologies can impact your decision to go solar.

*   Incentives and Regulations - Both nationally, in surrounding states and locally - including rebates, tax credits, tax exemptions, etc.

*   Financial Options - The various financing options available (loans, leases etc.)

*   Economic Considerations - Various ROIs, internal rates of investments, leveled cost of solar and how solar compares to other investments.

*   Legislation and Politics of Solar - The utility lobby, current legislative actions, current rate increases being sought, legal issues and judiciary rulings.

 

Class Fee: $15.00   REGISTER HERE! 

 

Don McClasky has been investigating new markets for over 30 years. As an Executive Recruiter his skills in market research, sales and consulting have resulted in his successful recruitment of high-level executives helping them find new positions with regional and Fortune 500 clients. He has experience in markets such as technology, engineering, software, out-sourcing, big data and solar energy. By directly talking with and interviewing key people such as owners, executives, salespeople and technical people, Don gains a unique perspective within a specific market. By understanding the people as well as the products and services, rare market insights are found. With his high level of experience in the energy renewable and storage markets, Don can provide you with unique insights into the solar industry.

 

Yoganetics Summer Session Starting Soon

YOGANETICS®  

Summer Class Series

Smart Yoga for Bodies in Transition

24  Mondays & Thursdays  

May 11 - August 3

Mornings: 9:30-10:45am

with Wyatt Townley, E-RYT 500

 

Yoganetics is a user-friendly, gentle-yet-deep yoga system. Its breath-based, core-based, slow-motion approach increases flexibility while reducing stress. 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 also been featured in Self, Dance Magazine, Parents, Body and Soul and The New York Times.

 

For more information, call (913) 381-1984, go to www.yoganetics.com or visit the Yoganetics table May 3 & 10. (Fee-based class-first class free for new students!)

 

New Spotlight Gallery Artist -Eugenia Ortiz

In May and June we feature the works of Eugenia Ortiz, a visionary, intuitive, light worker creating spiritually based artwork. She channels Divine Universal Energies that flow, express and communicate through her information and healing frequencies to raise the vibration and energy of the viewer and the space in which her work is displayed.

 

Eugenia and her spouse, Roman Bermudez, celebrate the opening of their new space, Jaguar Eagle Spiritual Healing Source in Olathe. Together, they will be offering many spiritual healing modalities for divine alignment, such as Resonance Repatterning®, Attunement, chromotherapy, sacred geometry activating, intuitive drawings, energy cleansing/balancing and life coaching, to name a few. They will have a grand opening of Jaguar Eagle Saturday, May 16th at 1pm located at 500 East Santa Fe, Olathe, 66061.

 

Eugenia has also been appointed to the City of Olathe Arts Master Plan Committee and is looking forward to brightening Olathe!

 

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!

NEW SMALL GROUP

Wholly Health Empowerment

Sundays, 12:15 to 1:00 pm in harmony hall 4/Uniteens room  

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 month of June will be:  "Aging? Really? No way!"   These meetings are on-going. You may drop in at any time. 

 
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. 
  

                 

June 14 - Granite City  15085 119th St., Olathe
June 21 - Hy-Vee  8501 W. 95th St., Overland Park
June 28 - The Thai Place   9359 W. 87th 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 Children's Books in June!   
 
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.