Fall Faith 2015 
"Authentic Be-ing:  
Living from the Truth of What You Are"

Week Three:  "Unlimited Forgiveness" 
This Sunday, Reverend Brandon Nagel continues our
Fall Faith series with an examination of Robert Brumet's most recent book, Living Originally.
This week we explore the practice of
"Unlimited Forgiveness"
which is a two-part practice. First one must choose to let go of blame and condemnation and then, secondly, one must allow the time and space for the healing to occur.

Joel Morrison will be our featured vocalist Sunday.   
We look forward to seeing you there! 
More Information about Fall Faith 2015!

Join us October 4 through November 13 as we explore
"Authentic Be-ing: Living from the Truth of what you are"
We are studying Robert Brumet's newest book,
Living Originally, available now in our UCOP bookstore
for $12, less than you can get it on Amazon!
BIG NEWS!  Robert Brumet will be sharing the platform with Rev. Brandon  Nagel for our sixth and final Sunday Fall Faith message on November 8! 
Be sure to catch this opportunity to hear the
 author of our Fall Faith book in person!

FALL FAITH EVENT: Then mark your calendars for
Friday, November 13,  from 6 to 11 pm 
6 to 11 pm at The Ritz Charles
(9000 W. 137th St. O.P., KS)
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! There will be great food, a cash bar, a live and silent auction, entertainment and, of course, DANCING!  Check out the menu for the evening here!

Tickets are on sale right now!

$50 per person or 2 for $90.
Tickets are available to purchase online here (Monday - Friday)
and in person at the church on Sunday mornings. 
Comedian, Ned Kelly, will be our keynote speaker at the Fall Faith Gala. Ned is a team member of Silent Unity Prayer ministry - working for the past six years in various roles. In addition to many, many other accomplishments and interests, he plays with Comedy City, Kansas City's longest running improv troupe.
Ned will share his quirky insights into life - Unity style.
Fall Faith Silent Auction News
Fall Faith Silent Auction
The gala auction is getting closer!!!  So far we have some pretty amazing contributions... like an historic tour of Unity Village,  a business consulting session with successful business man and UCOP member Lee Harris, a free financial checkup from financial coach Rob Jones, and some free personal training sessions at the fitness center at Unity Village. 

Do you have a service or item that you would like to donate to the auction?  All proceeds raised benefit our wonderful UCOP and may help Unity members connect with your business. 

Please send inquiries to Connie Shidler at FallFaithAuction@ucop.org.  You may deliver your item to Sandi Keeler at the church during the week, or to the auction receiving table in harmony hall on Sundays.

October is Fair Trade Month!

Watch this great video!

Celebrate Fair Trade Month in the Bookstore!
Enjoy 20% off all fair trade products during the month of October.
Unity Church of Overland Park will soon be one of the first 15 churches in the US to be designated a Fair Trade Congregation.

UCOP now serves fair trade coffee and sugar in harmony hall. Support fair trade. Help families improve their lives with fair wages, safe working conditions and access to healthcare and education. Look for products in stores with the fair trade logos on them.

Fall Blood Drive - October 25

Community Blood Center needs to collect 580 pints of blood daily
(that's 140,000 pints annually) to meet the needs of our local Kansas and Missouri hospitals because someone, somewhere needs a blood transfusion every four minutes. Blood is a precious commodity with a limited shelf life. Red blood cells must be used within 42 days. Platelets must be used within five days.
Please share your gift of life with local hospital patients who need it by donating at the Fall Blood Drive here at UCOP on October 25 in harmony hall 2. Donations can be made from 9 am to 1 pm that Sunday. You may sign up for your time at the Men's Group counter in the lobby after services on Sunday, October 11 and 18.
Or you may sign up online right now at www.esavealifenow.org and then
use Sponsor Code: UCOP. For additional details please contact Dave Shepherd
at 913-649-5156.
For a listing of medical requirements to give blood, please go to http://www.savealifenow.org/_pdfs/Medical_Requirements_2.0.pdf
Community Bonding & Building Opportunity!

Carrabba's Italian Grill wants to give back to the KC community for patronizing their restaurant. So please consider dining at Carrabba's on Sunday, November 8th, after church anytime from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. Give your server the Carrabba's Cares flyer (which you can get at church in the November bulletin) and the church will then receive 15% of your total meal ticket that day!
You'll get great food, a chance to hang out with your UCOP family
while helping to raise money for the church at the same time!

Women in Unity October Meeting- CANCELLED
The Women in Unity Meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 17 has been cancelled.

Please contact Suzanna Peltzie if you have any questions at connectwithsuzanna@gmail.com

Men's Group October Breakfast
Men's Breakfast
Saturday, November 7
8 to 10 am in harmony hall

Join the Unity Men's Group Saturday, November 7, for a traditional breakfast with pancakes.Good food and conversation will precede a presentation about "Men's Health" with Nancy Oglesby. 
Prepare to Land: Navigating Your Retirement Glide Path

Join us for the first course in our Practical Prosperity financial education series.       These courses will be taught by experienced financial educators and other subject
 matter experts with the true heart of a teacher. Our first course in this series will
 focus on the social, emotional, physical and financial aspects of retirement planning.
This isn't your typical boring sales pitch designed to get you to purchase
some financial product of questionable value.
 Here you'll learn how retirement planning is similar to landing an aircraft. You need to have a checklist and a solid plan to get it right. Whether you are cruising along with many years to go until retirement, preparing for "final approach" as you get ready to retire, or are currently in retirement, this course has something for you.
Rob, Mickie and Jeff are pros at making courses fun and informative. As a bonus,
we'll take an optional field trip on November 2 to see a nationally known speaker from the Dave Ramsey organization give you his view on retirement planning. If you'd like to attend the optional class on November 2, please contact Rob Jones at 913 620-7148
 for info on how to purchase tickets to that event.

Class Fee: $15 per session    REGISTER HERE
Rob Jones, financial counselor and educator with the Hutchins & Haake CPA firm holds two master's degrees - one in adult education and the other in family financial planning. An active member of UCOP, he coordinates our Dave Ramsey financial education courses. If you have questions about the course, you can reach Rob at 913 620-7148.

Mickie Schroder is an adjunct faculty member at Avila University and has many years of teaching experience as a corporate trainer for Sprint Nextel before she and her husband Jeff retired and started BOOMERangs Retirement Coaching. She served for two years as a prayer chaplain for UCOP and currently attends Unity of Kansas City North. Jeff Jans was also a corporate trainer and executive coach for Sprint Nextel and has served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Unity of Kansas City North.

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.
Bible Interpretation - SEE Core Credit Class


In this course students will experience the rewarding process of Bible interpretation. Students will explore the basic principles involved in interpreting texts and making meaning from a theological perspective. They will learn what metaphysical interpretation is, how to interpret a Bible story metaphysically and apply the meaning to their lives. Selected stories from Acts to Revelation will be read and interpreted from a variety of modern critical and contemplative viewpoints.

class fee: $15 per session    Register Here!
Required Texts: Bible (NRSV or NET preferred)
The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, by Charles Fillmore
Recommended Texts:
Be Ye Transformed, by Elizabeth Sand Turner
Wisdom for a Lifetime, by Alden Studebaker
Jesse Tanner is an ordained Unity minister and professor of Scriptural and Religious Studies at Unity Institute and Seminary. He holds an M.T.S. in New Testament and a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Religion. His research interests are centered on religious pluralism, interfaith dialogue and textual interpretation. Jesse enjoys conversation, coffee, hiking, playing music and spending time with his wife and son.
Yoganetics Fall Series

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!)
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.


Green Star Award
Green Star Award for Environmental Excellence
Nominations are being accepted now for the fourth quarter awardee of the "Green Star Award for Environmental Excellence." If you know a person or organization that has gone the extra mile to help the environment in three of the following four areas: (a) at home (b) at work (c) transportation and (d) other, please nominate them. Nomination forms are on-line HERE and in the brochure rack beside the community board in harmony hall.   Simply describe the action(s) taken by the nominee in one of these areas and either place it in the Green Team mail slot in the community room or send it to Mike McCord at michael_mccord@sbcglobal.net.
Recipients will be announced following review by the Green Team. Awardees will receive a certificate suitable for framing, be recognized at Sunday services and have their name added to the Green Star Award plaque in the foyer.
Be a steward of the environment. Promote awareness of our oneness with the earth.

"Touching Hearts in Haiti" Trip Rescheduled
Important News from our Global Outreach Team
The trip to Haiti through Heart to Heart International, originally planned for January, has been rescheduled to ensure the safety of the travelers and put them in there long after the Haitian election season is over.
As a result of this rescheduling, FIVE of the original participants are now unable to travel on the new dates, which are March 28 to April 3, 2016.
If you are able to travel at that time and would like an opportunity to serve on our Global Outreach Team working on special projects in Haiti, please contact Julie Randolph as soon as possible at globaloutreach@ucop.org.
Anyone wishing to go must have a valid passport (with 2 open spaces) and pay a $100 deposit to secure their space no later than November 1st. The total cost of the trip will be between $1700-1900, depending on flight cost flux and fundraising efforts. There will be a new payment schedule set soon, to which they must adhere, as total payments are required one month before traveling. 
Welcome our New Intern for the Fall!

Please welcome Sherrie Taylor-Jones.
Sherrie is currently a full-time third year Unity Seminary student who has been the director of her own consulting company for ten years. She has designed and developed customized courses in: Strategic Planning, Communications Skills, Conflict Resolution, Leadership Skills, Organizational Development and Computers. She is also a certified pastoral counselor from St. John's University in Nottingham, U.K. Sherrie has been an entrepreneur and owned a restaurant with her husband, Graham. Prior to seminary, Sherrie was also the Shelter Director at The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in NYC for 5 years. 
New Artists in the Spotlight Gallery

 For the months of September and October,
our featured artists in the Spotlight Gallery are
"Lynette Hayes and Friends"

Lynette Hayes is a Tonganoxie artist who works in pastels. 
Couples 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. 
Oct. 18 -The Thai Place, 9359 W. 87th St., Overland Park
Oct. 25 - Old Chicago Pizza, 11721 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  
Fair Trade Items  
in October!   
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.

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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!
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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.