"The Greatest Truth"  


Unity co-founder, Myrtle Fillmore, writes,
"This spiritual Truth is that you are God's own
beloved child and that God is ever giving you His
own wisdom, love, power, life and substance."
Join Reverend Brandon Nagel this Sunday as we
look at this idea and what Myrtle believed
was our true purpose for living.

  Joining Fred and the Band this Sunday
is vocalist, Joel Morrison!

We look forward to seeing you there! 
Annual Recirculation Day Event - August 23
Recirculation Day
Sunday, August 23
after each service in harmony hall
We're cleaning out our closets at UCOP. Come browse this fine selection of "treasures" in harmony hall. And if you find something you like you can take it home for a love offering!

Rev. Bob Barth's Final Sunday Lesson-August 30

Singer/Songwriting Duo, StoweGood - September 6

Grammy-nominated/hit songwriters and recent TEDx presenters, Stowe Dailey and Karen Taylor Good, share their message in music - "How Adored You Are." This song-inspired, heart opening service will lead you on a journey to remember the beautiful child of God that you are.
Stowe Dailey is a singer-songwriter, best-selling author and recent cancer survivor. She co-wrote the hit song, "Long Time Comin'" for the group Shenandoah. She has co-authored five books, including Flying High, which was featured at the "I Can Do It!" conference in Toronto and is now available through Guideposts Magazine's new inspirational book line.

Karen Taylor Good is the Grammy-nominated songwriter of "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" and other radio hits by Patty Loveless, Al Jarreau, & Melissa Manchester, to name a few. She has recorded albums and movie soundtracks with Willie Nelson, Al Green and Dolly Parton. Her songs are used by Childhelp USA, the Compassionate Friends and the National Hospice Foundation.

When you put these two together, they are StoweGood! Recent presenters of a TEDx talk, Karen and Stowe have shared their musical keynotes, workshops and concerts across the US, Canada and Ireland and are thrilled to join us at Unity Church of Overland Park. www.StoweGood.com
Check out this great video to see StoweGood in action!

Church Picnic - Saturday, September 12
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! 

UNITY Bubble Soccer Challenge- September 19
Bubble Soccer Challenge
September 19
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Gillham Park,
Gillham Rd, KCMO 64110
Game on! Join us for the first ever UNITY Bubble Soccer Challenge.
Unity Temple on the Plaza has challenged Unity Church of Overland Park
to a bubble soccer match! That's where you play soccer
inside giant inflated bubbles! Come join us.
Visit the UNITY Bubble Soccer event page on FaceBook at : https://www.facebook.com/events/656228931179778/ to RSVP
and let us know, using the poll on this FaceBook page, whether you plan to
 (1) play, (2) cheer lead or (3) bring refreshments!
All players will need to sign a waiver on the day of the event. There's no age minimum but anyone under 16 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
And children must be over 4 feet tall or their feet might not stick out
the bottom of the bubble!
$10/player (collected the day of the game) 
We are playing from 11AM - 1PM but please start gathering by 10:30AM so we can figure out teams!
Questions? Email Reverend Nhien Dougherty at nhien@unitytemple.com
or FaceBook her!
And if you want to see videos of how fun Bubble Soccer can be,
check out this wacky footage!

Guest Artist, Lisa Bell - September 20
Guest artist, Lisa Bell, joins us Sunday, September 20 with her own brand of feel-good music to rock the world! Lisa inspires the listener to take heart and take action with music that is fun, fresh, upbeat, inspiring, transformational and empowering. For the past 12 years, she has been writing and performing songs that make a difference through positive, empowering lyrics at venues across the country and internationally. Her latest CD, The Italian Project, is her fourth and the first transatlantic project that included a writing collaboration with her friends and immensely talented musical colleagues in Italy.           www.lisabellmusic.com  
"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!!"



Fall Faith 2015 is just around the corner!

Join us October 4 through November 14 as we explore
"Authentic Be-ing: Living from the Truth of what you are"
We will be studying Robert Brumet's new book,
Living Originally, which can be purchased now in our UCOP bookstore for $12, less than you can get it on Amazon!
CIRCLES:  Our Fall Faith circles will be a little different this year. Rather than the majority of groups meeting at the church on Wednesday evenings, our 2015 Fall Faith circles will meet on different days, at different times and in different locations. You're sure to find a small group circle that meets at a convenient time for you! And it is our hope that these small group circles will continue to meet even after Fall Faith is concluded, continuing the exploration begun in our Fall Faith series and launching into new territory and new curriculum with each season, thus building strong relationships and community through these small groups. Registrations for the Fall Faith circles will be completed entirely online this year beginning September 13. Assistance will be available in the lobby or harmony hall after services for those needing help to register online.
KICK-OFF CONCERT: To kick-off the Fall Faith season, we welcome the incomparable Teri Wilder back to town for an amazing concert on Sunday, October 4th! Join us in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm and get ready to "authentically be rockin' that Truth of what you are!"   Tickets are $20 and will be available for sale online, through "Flo" (our giving kiosk) and after Sunday services beginning September 13 as well.

FALL FAITH EVENT: Then mark your calendars for Saturday, November 14,
and plan to join us for a magical evening of dinner and dancing at the
 Ritz Charles to celebrate the end of a fabulous Fall Faith series and the continuation of our thriving new small groups! Tickets for the Fall Faith Event
will go on sale in mid-October.

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.


Membership Class

If you would like to make a deeper commitment to your spiritual community, then you are invited to attend our Membership Class. We will explore what it means to step into membership at the church, discuss the Vision, Mission, and Values of Unity Church of Overland Park, review the church governance and join together in a sacred circle of sharing what membership in our ministry means to you. To become a member, prior attendance at the 'UCOP and You' and 'Unity Basics' class is required. In addition, all participants are required to be in attendance at one of the celebration services on Membership Sunday, September 27th.
Pre-registration is strongly requested and appreciated.
Suggested Love Offering: $10

The Grief Recovery Support Program

The Grief Recovery Support Program uses the time-tested Grief Recovery Method® in a step-by-step format. It creates a safe environment in which to look at learned beliefs around dealing with loss and provides specific steps to help participants reclaim their lives, whether their grief is from death, divorce, loss of job, loss of health, loss of finances, or even safety and trust. Please visit www.griefrecoverymethod.com to learn more about this wonderful program.
Materials fee: $13 - Participants will work from The Grief Recovery Handbook, which will be supplied at the first class and payment will be collected at that time.
Class fee: $15 per session
Jonna Templar is a life coach and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
Please contact her with any questions at jtemplar@kc.rr.com.

Yoganetics Fall Series begins soon!

This gentle-yet-deep yoga system is a breath-based, core-based, slow-motion approach to increasing flexibility, reducing stress and relieving chronic pain.                
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.
To learn more and to register call (913) 381-1984 or go to www.yoganetics.com.
(first class free for new students!)
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.
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!



Men's Group September Breakfast
Men's Breakfast
Saturday, September 12
8 to 10 am in harmony hall
"The Body Says What the Mouth Cannot"
with Wil Aych
Join the Unity Men's Group Saturday, September 12th, for a traditional breakfast with pancakes.Good food and conversation will precede a provocative discussion in which Wil Aych takes a somewhat comical look at the metaphysics of nonverbal communication.

Next month join us on Saturday, October 3rd for a fascinating look at handwriting analysis with Curtis Wilson. 
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.


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. 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

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.