"With Great Power..."
Super Hero Sunday! 


Join Reverend Brandon Nagel this Sunday as he explores how we might utilize our innate power to become superheroes
 in the way we experience and relate to life

Super Hero Costumes are strongly encouraged!  
So bust out those capes and tights!

Minister's Talk-Back Session at 12:30  
 If you'd like to engage in dialogue with Rev. Brandon
about the themes of the day's lesson, please plan to
join him in the sanctuary at 12:30 for an informal chat in what will be the first in a series of new
Minister's Talk-Back Sessions. 


 Vocalist Molly Hammer joins Fred and the Band!


We look forward to seeing you there! 
The last weekend in July is going to be SUPER!!!

Join with your SUPER church family on Friday night, July 24, to share some great food provided by the Y.O.U. Then watch a fun superhero movie on the big screen in the sanctuary (the Christopher Reeve version of "Superman") to get us in the mood for Superhero Sunday, July 26! Coming in full superhero costume is not only allowed... but encouraged! A group photo will naturally be taken. A suggested minimum $10 love offering for the meal provided by the Y.O.U. is gratefully accepted and will help fund their many activities and opportunities for spiritual growth throughout the year.  



Rock-n-Roll Sunday Returns August 2nd

A Video Invitation from Fred Albers!


with Fred Albers & the Amazing UCOP Band

vocalists: Molly Hammer, Kelly Potter, Terry Swope & Pancho Javier

and Reverend Brandon Nagel


Everybody bring your friends to UCOP on August 2 and get ready to "rock your gypsy soul" as we sail  'Into the Mystic' with Fred and the band and four of the finest singers in town! Reverend Brandon provides inspirational message woven within the rock-n-roll music for a Sunday morning experience that is uniquely Unity Church of Overland Park at it's spiritually rockin' best!


And we should probably state the obvious...it's going to be loud! So please rock responsibly.
Friends & Family Day- Aug. 9- with Eddie Watkins Jr.
We have such a great Sunday in store for you on August 9 that we would love for you to invite your friends and family to join us  that day for a great message, an exciting guest artist and a time of fellowship and amazing food!  Eddie Watkins Jr. will be giving a concert at 1:30, so we invite everyone
 to join together for a potluck at noon after services conclude. 
Catch up with your friends, get some delicious lunch and
stay for a fabulous concert at 1:30!   
It's a great way to spend a Sunday!

When legendary bass player, Eddie Watkins, Jr., performs you feel the music, the amazing voice and powerful delivery, which is spellbinding whether delivering a funky Motown beat or a quiet meditative song. His music... other people's music, it's all a heart-lifting, soul-stirring, can't-stay-in-your-seat experience!


Eddie has been a highly acclaimed bass player and musician all his life. Born in Detroit, originally Eddie had a career as a session bass player. His hard driving bass licks have supported such R & B classic recording artists as Dan Hartman, The Pointer Sister, Gloria Gaynor, Pattie Austin and Billy Preston. Eddie has played on a number of gold and platinum albums, including movie sound tracks and television theme songs.   While he made his name as a bass player and composer/producer, his singing talent is indescribable. Eddie toured for two years with the Jazz Crusaders.


When he began attending the Spiritual Life Center in Las Vegas in December  

of 2007, a new type of music began pouring out of him, waking him up. Eddie's first CD "The Answer" was written, produced and manufactured in the first six months of the unfoldment of spiritual expression in his music. He has since produced several spiritual CDs, which will be available for purchase August 9

at UCOP.


Eddie was the Director of Music Ministries with Reverend Doug Foglesong in Las Vegas. He was honored to be the Music Director at the Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle, WA from 2009 - 2012. In 2013, Eddie began touring the United States and Canada performing services, concerts, workshops, directing music at conferences and following the path of his enormous heart! "It's A New Day Concert" is a an expression of love and gratitude which gives a new meaning to "soul music."




Tickets are $20 and available in the lobby after Sunday services, on our website here or through "Flo," our giving kiosk.



Celebration of Life Service for Carrie Jenkins
Longtime member and Hospitality Team leader, Carrie Jenkins, made a peaceful transition with her family surrounding her on Monday afternoon, July 20.  She is Peace, she is Light, she is Love and we are grateful for all the many gifts that Carrie has shared with our community.

A memorial service to celebrate Carrie's life is planned for Tuesday evening, July 28 at 7:00 pm, with a cookie reception following the service in harmony hall.
Kids Clothing Drive for SafeHome

Clothing Drive


to benefit the children of SafeHome

July & August


SafeHome is a local agency that provides vital support and safe harbor for families experiencing domestic abuse. At this time, their inventory of clothing for children is running quite low. If you would like to help, please consider bringing in to the church any gently used children's clothing you might have. They need clothing for all sizes and genders. The UCOP Bookstore will accept your donations at any time during business hours and on Sundays and see that they are delivered to the families at SafeHome. Thank you for being Divine Love in action!



Back to School Project - July 5 - 26

Back-to-School Project

(formerly known as Pack-a-Backpack)

July 5 to 26


There's just one more week to help provide school supplies for Community Linc children and those within our own UCOP families. There are still a few tags to be claimed to provide specific items, and the following is a list of the general bulk items that you may just bring in without claiming a tag for them.


We still need to collect:


8 packages of washable markers

18 college-ruled spiral notebooks

lots and lots of boxes of tissue

30 glue sticks

33 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper

37 wide-ruled spiral notebooks

140 of pocket folders  


 All supplies will be made available, as in a store, for the Community Linc families to pick up what their children need for school.   UCOP families in need may also contact Kae Kesler about packing a backpack for their children  

before all the supplies are delivered to Community Linc on August 3.   

You may contact Kae Kesler at backtoschool@ucop.org.




Unity Basics


This class has been 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 an exploration of '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.


This class is a pre-requisite to membership at Unity Church of Overland Park.  

Suggested Love Offering: $10



Another Gem of a Class with Greg Pregon!


Learn which gems can deeply purify and help heal the physical body, promote the release of toxins and negative energies stored in the organs, and support the immune system. These gemstones can help you resolve a chronic or acute illness, experience more vitality and energy, relieve acute and chronic pain, boost the immune system, strengthen a weakened organ and soothe the body after trauma or surgery. 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



Greg Pregon has been attending UCOP for the past four 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, at 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. Greg wants to use this knowledge and ability as a way to serve our community.
Dave Ramsey's The Legacy Journey
August 12 through 
September 30, 2015
7:00 to 9:00pm 
in harmony hall 2
with Rob Jones and
Deb & Jim Filby
Preview Class: Sunday, August 9 at 12:30 pm in HH2

Register here! 



The Unity Church of Overland Park's Financial Peace University (FPU)  course this winter helped more than 80 participants learn how to dump debt and manage money.  Building upon the foundation created in FPU, financial counselor Rob Jones will present Dave Ramsey's The Legacy Journey, a unique program utilizing video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities to lead you through a deeper look at what the Bible has to say about wealth, while giving you practical tools for managing your resources, living a generous life and leaving a legacy that can benefit generations to come.  Investing, estate planning, and living your dreams will be explored in depth.  You'll also learn how to organize your finances starting with a cool wooden box for storing your financial documents .  Both FPU graduates and those who have not yet taken Financial Peace University will benefit from this life-changing course.


Learn more about the course, the facilitators, and registration by clicking here! 


A special preview class will be held after services at 12:30pm on Sunday, August 9 in harmony hall 2.

This class and all the Legacy Journey materials are offered for the UCOP discounted rate of $109. 



Spirit at Work


Infuse some Spirit into the work that you do! In this creative and empowering class, you will learn to infuse positive energy into your work or business life. Ready for a new job? Then join us and together we will use spiritual principles to create your ideal work. You are meant to do work that you love! Whether you want to shift dynamics at work, get a promotion or create work that you love, Rev. Diana will share spiritual tips and techniques that will help to bring this about. Diana draws upon her own life experience, plus she shares wisdom from Unity teachings, from A Course in Miracles and from Louise Hay.



Class Fee: $15 per session



Devotional Chanting-Singing-Prayer 


Liz will introduce a variety of devotional chants - bhajans from India, songs from Hawaii, chants in Hebrew, as well as a few of her own simple songs/chants inspired by the prayers of Catherine Ponder (author and Unity minister). All of the texts are short, easy to learn and, in the spirit of devotional chants, repeated many times. Participants are also welcome to bring and share their favorite devotional chants, their own simple prayers that we can put to music and musical instruments to play as accompaniment. Depending on time, we may write a short chant of our own to share.


Quantum Prayer

Join UCOP congregant and author, Cathy Combs, as she shares from her recently published book, 'Quantum Prayer: It's Already Answered! Quantum Reality: It Already Exists!' In an interactive and experiential format, participants will discover God, prayer and ego from the perspective of the Unitive Principle. If the reality that 'there is no adversary' intrigues you, come and enjoy as Cathy offers her perspective on this idea. This class will offer you an inspirational and uplifting view of yourself and your world.


Class Fee: $15 per session



Cathy Combs is passionately devoted to Unity, UCOP, personal empowerment, spiritual community leadership development, and public service. Her background is in education and counseling, having received an MA in Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in California. She has been in Unity since 1974 and has been a very active volunteer at UCOP for several years. She loves and lives Gandhi's statement: 'Be the change you wish to see in the world.'


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



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.
Wholehearted You!


Discover what you love about yourself and how to show it. Find the strength in confidence and ways to cultivate it in your own life. Live a life of your values and   learn how the bravery to be authentically you will deepen your connections to others, to the world around you, and to your own beautiful, true nature.


 Class fee: $15  REGISTER HERE 

Rachel Asbury MA, LPC, NCC, CDWF is a public speaker, teacher and Licensed Professional Counselor. She opens pathways to overcoming self-doubt, finding purpose and creating meaningful connections. With over 20 years of speaking experience, Rachel brings heart and wit to any occasion. By marrying research with observations and experiences in everyday life, Rachel inspires and teaches you how to work, live, love and connect with your whole heart, divining passion and purpose in each day.


UCOP & You

This class has been designed for those who are newer to Unity Church of Overland Park. The materials presented will offer the history of Unity and UCOP. In addition, participants will hear about the various ministry staff members and their individual roles and responsibilities. Participants will be provided information about 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


This class is a prerequisite for membership at Unity Church of Overland Park.


Reverend Jan Stromseth is Associate Minister of Congregational Care here at UCOP. And Rachel Asbury is Volunteer Coordinator.


Men's Group is Moving Back to 1st Saturdays in August

MEN... we are moving back to the first Saturday of the month!


Men's Group Breakfast

Saturday, August 1st

8 to 10 am in harmony hall


This will be a planning session. Tell us if you want a Men's Group? Tell us how you would like it to look. Would it meet once a month or 6 times a year? Would you rather meet Wednesday evening or Saturday morning? Should we have speakers on subjects of particular interest to our men, such as spirituality, energy, relationships or sex? Or should we put our focus on doing activities, like going to a T-Bones game or working on houses for homeowners who can't manage their minor repairs.


This is a crucial time to decide if the concept of the Men's Group is still viable.  Please join us for breakfast and discussion.

Women in Unity August Meeting

  Women in Unity August Meeting

Saturday, August 15 in harmony hall

10:30 am to 12:30 pm


This month's meeting will be a time of sharing ideas about our vision for the women's group going forward.  Please join us to share your ideas about what you'd like to see happening each month when we meet.  For questions contact Suzanna at connectwithsuzanna@gmail.com


Church Picnic has been RESCHEDULED!
We all know that UCOP feels like "family." So we are throwing a good old-fashioned "Family Picnic" to celebrate how much we love this community! There will be delicious food grilling (brats & burgers and such) so everyone can 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, 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, September 12th!
Of course, an event of this size requires a lot of folks to help out. Carla Wakefield 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. If you would like to sign-up to help in some capacity, please contact Carla by email at carlawakefield@gmail.com. If we all pull together and do a small part, we can create a great big wonderful event for everyone to enjoy! 

Yoganetics Summer Session Going On Now


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 (Fee-based class-first class free for new students!).


Green Star Award Recipient Ed Deane


On July 5, 2015, Mike McCord and the Green Team presented Ed Deane with the Green Star Award for Environmental Excellence.  His name shall be added to the Green Star Award plaque in the Hall of Honors outside harmony hall. Unity Church of Overland Park is proud to congratulate Ed Deane for this remarkable achievement. 


Ed has demonstrated his covenant with God to honor his spiritual commitment to the care, support and defense of the balance between our individual needs and those of nature. 

Youth & Family Ministry Summer Camps!


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 so sign up soon!

For questions please contact  

Kelly Sturgeon at ksturgeon@ucop.org  

or 913.649.1750 x 3010



Two groups on hiatus for the summer

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. 


July 26 - BRGR, 4038 W. 83rd Street, Prairie Village

Aug. 2 - Old Chicago, 11721 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park

Aug. 9 - Bo Lings, 9055 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park

Aug. 16 - KMachos, 11741 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park

Aug. 23 - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers,7111 W. 95th St., Overland Park

Aug. 30 - Macaroni Grill, 9292 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park

Contact Linda Brozanic for more information at 913-219-7538.
Please arrive at the restaurant no later than 12:45. 
Concert at Unity of KC North this weekend

Unity of Kansas City North
1000 N.E. Barry Road
KCMO 64155

has a very special event coming up this Sunday, July 26.  In honor and celebration of the recent Supreme Court ruling, they are having a "Love Equality" celebration which includes a concert by Jason & deMarco.  Tickets are available on a love offering basis.

With the international release of their album, "Till the End of Time", Jason & deMarco became familiar names to music fans around the world. Their first single "Trying to Get to You" climbed the Billboard Charts and their second single, "This is Love" won "Music Video of the Year" on MTV's LOGO. A remix of "This is Love" produced by DJ Scotty K was also added to Abercrombie & Fitch's playlist and was heard nationally in stores.  Learn more about these great performers at www.jasonanddemarco.homestead.com  
CommUnity Books & Gifts
20% off all
Metaphysical & Healing Books  
in July!   
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.