T3 Series:  "The Gift of Talent"  


It's Friends & Family Day this Sunday! 

Reverend Brandon Nagel will talk about that special gift you've been endowed with that you, and only you have. 
What is that unique talent that wants to be shared with the world?  Join us as we explore how to find that gift and
use it to make the world a better place.  

Sharing his talents with us this Sunday
is guest artist and legendary Motown
bass player, Eddie Watkins, Jr.
Learn more about Eddie below!

We're even having a church-wide potluck at noon
so you can fill up on great food and fellowship
before Eddie's concert begins at 1:30! 
We look forward to seeing you there! 
  Eddie Watkins Jr. in Concert this 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  

or on our website here .



Open Staff Position: Volunteer Coordinator

Staff Position Available:

Volunteer Coordinator (25 hrs/week)


If you would like to use your talents and gifts to serve this ministry as a member of our staff, we are currently seeking a new Volunteer Coordinator. The ideal candidate would be a strong "people person," highly detail-oriented, efficient and patient. The position involves 25 hrs/week, which includes Sunday mornings.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Rev. Brandon Nagel and Jan Chapman at bnagel@ucop.org and jchapman@ucop.org. Interviews will begin immediately. We hope to have the position filled in August to allow training time with Rachel Asbury before her departure on September 1 for her new job.

A Special Thank You 

"The family of Carolyn "Carrie"  Jenkins wishes to thank all of her Unity friends for their expressions of concern and caring during her illness and the expressions of sympathy at her passing.


We want to thank all those who gave gifts to the church in her memory and  all of those who contributed their time to her service and reception.  We know she will be missed by many.                                


With blessings,


Her sisters, Sue and Nancy and their families"


Help bring the Ring kids home to KC!

Many of us know Alfred Ring and his wife, Adhol. Alfred was one of the "Lost Boys of the Sudan" who came to America after many years in a refugee camp in Kenya. He became a US citizen in 2010 and he and his wife have built a life here in the US. Now they, and their UCOP sponsors, are trying to bring their 3 children over from Kenya as well so the whole family may be reunited at very long last. If you would care to learn more, or help fund their efforts, you may visit the following website before the fundraising deadline of August 14:




Facilitator Sought for A Course in Miracles

Joe Schmitz has been facilitating    our Thursday evening ACIM meetings to discuss this foundational book.      A Course in Miracles meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Joe Schmitz will be stepping down soon from leadership of the group and would like to find someone qualified  to carry on as facilitator.
If interested, please contact Joe directly at 913-631-2106.


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. 



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.


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.


Suggested Love Offering: $10

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



Reverend Brandon Nagel is Minister of Spiritual Growth & Development and Reverend Jan Stromseth is Associate Minister of Congregational Care here at UCOP.


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!



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! 

"A Taste of Haiti" Dinner & Reception-September 26

Get your tickets for "A Taste of Haiti"- an amazing Haitian dinner and reception hosted by Chef Gary Hild, his culinary companions and Touching Hearts in Haiti volunteers. All proceeds go to help support Touching Hearts in Haiti volunteer housing, interpreter and island transport fees. Have some great food, fun, fellowship and show your support of UCOP's global initiative.  


Entertainment includes Haitian Drumming Music by Mark Gossman & Friends!  


Tickets are only $25 per person (or $45 per couple) available  

through "Flo" (our giving kiosk), or on our website RIGHT HERE,  

or in the lobby after some Sunday morning services.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event for $5.


Check out this fabulous menu!


"A Taste of Haiti"


Shrimp Creole

Shrimp in Red Creole Sauce over Rice & Black Beans


Slow Roasted Pulled Pork

Seasoned with Allspice and Peppers on Corn Chip Coins

with Pikliz (Spicy Haitian Slaw) topped with Shredded Cheese


Fresh Grilled Vegetables

from Unity Garden brushed with Olive Oil, Basil & Garlic


Caribbean Chicken Wings

with Sauteed Plantains and Papaya Salsa


Dessert Table

Mango Cheesecake

Chocolate Banana Custard



Mint Infused Lemonade


Beer and Wine (additional $5 each)


$25 per person or $45 per couple


Haitian Drumming Music provided by Mark Gossman and Friends

"Will work for food!!"



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. 


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. 
CommUnity Books & Gifts
20% off all  
Crystals in August!   
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.