Step Into Volunteer Service
At Unity Church of Overland Park volunteer service is the backbone of our spiritual community. We believe that being in service enhances our own experience of living an abundant and meaningful life. There are many opportunities to serve our spiritual community as well as our local community and beyond.
Let us help you get started… Consider your passions or what you love.
Do you enjoy connecting with people or are you happiest serving behind the scenes? Do you want to be “up front” on Sundays or would prefer to serve during the week or seaonally? Do you have a passion for making a difference in our local community? Are you seeking a small group of common interest?
There are many ways to get involved with serving at Unity and beyond.
Hospitality Team – Food for the body, connection for the soul
Prepare and serve food/drink following each service | To learn more contact Gary Hild
Welcoming Team – Open hearts, open doors
Choose from greeting and welcoming people at the doors or assisting at the name tag table be welcoming returning and new congregants | To learn more contact Lona Davis
PowerPoint/Photo/VideoTeam – Capturing the moments
Capture memories of our services and events | To learn more contact Rev. Jacquie
Prayer Chaplain Team – Pray with our congregants
Offer prayer support by phone and after our Celebration Services | To learn more contact Rev. Eileen Stulak
Usher Team – Smiles in the aisles
Hand out bulletins, collect offering and guide congregants | To learn more contact Cathy Fisher
Youth & Family Ministry Team – Teachers help create our future
Lovingly guide our children | To learn more contact Lona Davis
First Voice Team – Answering the call
Be the receptive presence during church office hours | to learn more contact Rev. Eileen Stulak
Prayer Chaplain Visitation Team – Extending loving connection
Offer monthly visits to our spiritual community who can no longer attend our Sunday celebration services in person. (Must be a current prayer chaplain or prayer chaplain emeritus to volunteer on this team.) | to learn more contact Rev. Jacquie Fernandez
Feeding the Hungry – Help fight hunger in our community | For more information contact Lona Davis.
Meeting the Need – Collecting and distributing needed items to agencies like Little Sisters of the Poor, Project 1010, Shelter KC, food banks, etc. | For more information contact Lona Davis.
Shelter KC for Women – Women serving women, making and serving dinner the 4th Tuesday evening of each month | For more information contact Lona Davis.
St Paul’s – Help fight hunger in our community by serving breakfast the 2nd Saturday of each month | For more information contact Lona Davis.
Be part of a group of like-minded people to connect and grow!
This group meets monthly at Plexpod for workshops, dialogue, spiritual healing and prayer support. Unity is open and affirming and blesses the wholeness of all people, regardless of gender expression or sexual orientation. This is a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to engage in spiritual dialogue and connection. Contact Rev. Jacquie for more info.
Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month. Its vision is to promote stewardship of the environment and an awareness of our oneness with the earth. Our green team provides a variety of activities throughout the year including their annual Clean Stream Event, in support of Earth Day. | For more information contact team leaders Mike McCord at Michael_mcCord@sbcglobal.net.
Earn a Green Star Award! Make changes for a greener world by recycling, reusing, reducing energy consumption, or conserving material for the next 12 months. To participate, choose items from a provided list, or add another of your choosing, that will result in a reduction of at least 2,000 pounds of carbon emissions over the next 12 months.
At the end of the quarter, submit to the Green Team all support documentation to Mike McCord Michael_mcCord@sbcglobal.net. Once they have been approved, you will receive a handsome “Green Star” Certificate and acknowledgement by Unity Church of Overland Park. In addition, the person who reduces the most carbon dioxide for the quarter will have his or her name permanently engraved on the Green Star plaque.
This new group meets monthly online using Zoom. Each month presenters share a healing modality, including physical, mental, emotional, nd spiritual levels. These modalities include reiki/energy work, yoga/nia/movement, shamanic work, kirtan chanting, nutrition, and more! The circle is open to those who want to learn more about the healing path, expand your own healing journey, and connect with others on the path. Dates and times will be announced soon, the group aims to begin in February 2022. For more info, contact Rev. Jacquie.
We offer 2 gatherings each month. One meeting is a beginner friendly class for a small love offering (hook and yarn will be supplied). The other meeting is a fellowship time and open to anyone working on a crochet, knit, cross-stitch, etc project with no cost.
Crocheted items are offered to community members and nonprofit foundations as a blessing! Visit the Yarn Blessings table following Sunday Celebration services or contact Angella Herrman for more info.