Step Into Service

“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

Volunteer

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.

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Bakery Team – The sweet side of service
Pick up treats and goodies for Sunday morning fellowship | To learn more contact Terri Baugh

Hospitality Team – Food for the body, connection for the soul
Prepare and serve food/drink following each service | To learn more contact Terri Baugh

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 Deb Filby

Photography/VideoTeam – Capturing the moments
Capture memories of our services and events | To learn more contact Deb Filby

Prayer Chaplain Team – Pray with our congregants
Offer prayer support by phone and after our Celebration Services | To learn more contact Rev. Keri King

Slides and Sound Team – Illumination for every celebration
Run the powerpoint slideshow or lighting for our services | To learn more contact Deb Filby

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 Rev. Jacquie Fernandez.

First Voice Team Answering the call
Be the receptive presence during church office hours | to learn more contact Donna Sherman

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. Keri King

Feeding the Hungry – Help fight hunger in our community | For more information contact Deb Filby.

Meeting the Need – Collecting and distributing needed items to agencies like Little Sisters of the Poor, Community Linc, Giving the Basics, community shelters, etc. | For more information contact Deb Filby.

Shelter KC for Men – Help fight hunger in our community by serving dinner to the men at Shelter KC 5th Sunday evenings throughout the year | For more information contact Deb Filby.

Shelter KC for Women – Women serving women, making and serving dinner the 4th Tuesday evening of each month | For more information contact Deb Filby.

St Paul’s – Help fight hunger in our community by serving breakfast the 2nd Saturday of each month | For more information contact Deb Filby.

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Have a question, or not sure where you want to get started? For more information about serving on a team, contact Deb Filby, Communications and Volunteer Coordinator, 913.649.1750 or dfilby@ucop.org.

Affinity Groups

Be part of a group of like-minded people to connect and grow!

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park, KS 66204. It will be in either the Sunflower Room or the Meadowlark Room. There will be a sign outside the room indicating that it is the ACIM group.Learn to live from a place of wisdom and love in life rather than guilt and fear.

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 or Christine Caseres crcaseres032@gmail.com

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 or Christine Caseres crcaseres032@gmail.com. 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.

By appointment, first and third Tuesday. This group provides hands-on energy healing for cancer patients to support their disease treatment process. | To schedule an appointment contact John Hoefer, 816.718.6358.

Please join us 8:00am to 10:00am the first Saturday of each month  | For more information, contact Patrick Andries at pandries@ucop.org

Reiki is the universal life force energy expressed through laying of hands. It heals on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The class is open to practitioners as well as those who want to experience a 10-minute Reiki treatment. We hope that you’ll join us. | For more information, contact Karen Harrison.

Join in the fun on the third Saturday of each month for group activities, motivational guest speakers and fun craft activities!  | For more information, contact Tyra Burdett at tburdett@ucop.org

Have a question, or not sure where you want to get started? For more information about serving on a team, contact Deb Filby, Communications and Volunteer Coordinator, 913.649.1750 or dfilby@ucop.org.