6/7/8th Youth Group
6:15-7:45 pm, Student Center, Building C
Come get stuffed at our annual 6th-8th grade Christmas POTLUCK this Wednesday night at youth group! We’ll eat together, sing some Christmas carols and play some fun, wacky Christmas games! This is one of the most fun nights of the year- so don’t miss out! Bring a friend and your appetite! Don't forget to bring your main dish, appetizer or dessert to share!
***Potluck Volunteers: We are looking for 10 adult volunteers to help set up the food, help the 6th-8th grade students through the serving line, clean up, make sure the students got home with their dish and best of all – enjoy some yummy food! There are 2 volunteer shifts: Set up (6:00 – 6:45pm) and Clean up (7:15 – 7:45pm). Please contact Deborah Comstock at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can give us a hand.
Youth group resumes January 10, 2018
High School Youth Group
8:00-9:15 pm, Student Center, Building C
Come celebrate Christmas with rezlife! We’ll sing Christmas songs with the rezlife band, have an Elf Christmas Eating Challenge, a time of hot chocolate, cookie decorating, plus several service projects to bless the less fortunate this Christmas. Don’t miss the last youth group of 2017!
Youth group resumes January 10, 2018
Breakfast and Bible Study
No Breakfast and Bible Study this week!
BBS resumes January 11, 2018
Sunday School: 6th-12th Grade
9:15–10:30 am, Student Center, Building C
11 am – 12:15 pm, Room C050 (downstairs in Building C)
Please Note: This will be the LAST Sunday School program of the year.
After this week, Sunday School resumes January 7th, 2018
No Confirmation this week! Confirmation will resume January 7, 2018
|June 18-23||6th-8th grade||Youthfront West||Camp||Register Now|
|July 16-20||7th-8th grade||Surge KC||Mission Trip||Registration will open 1/1/18|
|June 7-19||age 16+||Malawi||Mission Trip||Applications available now! Apply before 12/7 for $100 off!|
|June 16-21||high school & 2018 grads||Chicago||Mission Trip||Registration will open 1/1/18|
|June 24-29||high school & 2018 grads||Dallas||Mission Trip||Registration will open 1/1/18|
|July 8-14||high school & 2018 grads||High School Camp||High School Camp in Tennessee||Registration will open 1/1/18|
|July 22-27||high school & 2018 grads||Denver||Mission Trip||Registration will open 1/1/18|
|July 22-29||10th-12th grades & 2018 grads||Honduras||Mission Trip||Applications available now!|
We have a new and easier way for you to provide your student's medical information for any rezlife event. You can now complete the rezlife Medical Form online, and it's valid through the end of 2017 for ALL events (no more filling out the form for each event).
To access and complete the form, CLICK HERE
Each student is required to have a completed form on file at least 2 weeks prior to a rezlife event.
Rezlife offers scholarships for most of our retreats, camps, and mission trips. We do not offer scholarships for our special event type trips such as Totally Tubular and/or the Branson Trip. Download and complete the form. You can return the form by mail, drop it off at the rezlife office or give it directly to one of the rezlife staff members. Contact Deborah.email@example.com for more information.
New format this year - join the rezlife staff one Thursday each month at a different, fun location.
Middle School Hangout is a small group opportunity for 6th-8th grade students to get to know some of our rezlife staff members. Students meet for a snack and enjoy fellowship and games. Students will be responsible for purchasing snacks and/or admission to events. Come join the fun!
For questions about Middle School Hangout call Taylor Ogden Thomas at (913) 544-0216, or email using the form below.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting your day by digging into God's word is just as important! Come and hang out with Dave MaGee, Director of Student Ministries, and Sam Johnson, High School Minister, bright and early on Thursdays, during the school year, for Breakfast & Bible Study. Bring your Bible and your friends!
In Confirmation, a group of students join together to explore who Christ is, what it means to know Jesus through a life-long relationship and how we can follow Jesus as United Methodists. Confirmation is not simply a “rite of passage” or just a class to complete. It is a step in a life-long journey of pursuing the height, depth and width of God’s love and making a vow to live in relationship with Jesus for the rest of our lives!
For questions about Confirmation call Teri Chalker at (913) 544-0287, or email using the form below.
The Vision: To mobilize students for the renewal of the Church.
Discover your passion. Discover your impact.
Leader Collective is for confirmed students in grades 8-12, who identify themselves as leaders. Whether their path lies in ministry as a career, social work, counseling, law, healthcare or lay leaders in the church, Leader Collective will place each student on an individual path to explore their leader potential. Mentors will provide support, encouragement, resources and options for these students.
We are committed to developing leadership through experiential learning and creating an authentic Christian community where students seek to discern and discover God's direction for their lives.
Leader Collective 2018 Kickoff
For questions about Leader Collective call Taylor Ogden Thomas at (913) 544-0216, or email using the form below.
Depression, Anxiety, Unhealthy Relationships, Substance Abuse, Loneliness, Hurts and Habits
Looking for a safe place to talk through tough stuff? Seeking to learn more about yourself? Propel may be the place for you!
Teenagers today face and deal with some of the toughest stuff from anxiety and depression to unhealthy relationships, substance abuse and other potential hurts and habits. PROPEL offers a safe and nonjudgmental small group environment with lessons that pertain directly to situations high school students deal with on a daily basis. Through open discussion, the Bible, games and activities, high school students can learn to make healthy decisions and strive to live a joyful life.
Propel meets Wednesday nights (beginning September 20th) from 6:30-8pm in Room C045, lower level, Building C. Students will then have the opportunity to join High School rezlife youth group from 8-8:45pm for worship and large group time in the Student Center (upper level, Building C).
For questions about Propel for High School call Victoria Green at (913) 544-0721, or email using the form below.
Youth Group students enjoy music at the beginning of the 11:00 service in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings. After the scripture reading, the students move to a classroom, Room B201, to engage in fellowship and Sunday school lessons.
For questions about Matthew's Ministry Youth Group call Jennifer Ross at (913) 544-0295, or email using the form below.
Our handbell choir for differently-abled individuals is composed of high school and adult members, ages 14 and above. Ringers do not have to be able to read music. Sonflower Ringers use a music scroll system for making their music.
All interested members must meet with Beverly Williamson prior to their first rehearsal. Beverly may be reached by email or home phone: (913) 548-2729.
For questions about Sonflower Ringers call Jennifer Ross at (913) 544-0295, or email using the form below.
Rezlife worship bands lead worship for both Wednesday night youth groups, Sunday School and Sunday morning Confirmation classes. Many bands practice once a week in addition to rehearsal before the start of their ministry programs.
Auditions are held every fall, usually near the end of August or very early September. Students are asked to come prepared with a pre-selected worship song to perform vocally or play on their chosen instrument. Pre-registration is required to receive a specific audition slot.
Click Here for more information or to register for the 2017-18 rezlife Praise Band Auditions.
For questions about Rezlife Band call Cory Ryan at (913) 544-0205, or email using the form below.
Come be a part of an awesome group of 6th - 12th graders who share the word of God through music as we travel, serve in mission settings and lead worship. Whether you are an accomplished soloist, a member of your school choir or if you just love to sing, there is a place for you at Resurrection.
We spend lots of time getting to know each other - so making new friends is easy! In addition to learning music that challenges us musically and spiritually. As a part of CORis, you will learn correct vocal technique that will make you a better singer both at church and at school - even if you have never sung before.
We sing in worship each month, go on retreats, sing outside of Resurrection and tour every June on our annual Mission Trip. We love to sing together, eat together, travel together and strengthen our relationship with God and with each other through music, fellowship and service.
Students from all over Kansas City join us (church membership at Resurrection is not a requirement) to come together for rehearsal every week.
Dates: Early June, 2018
We will will travel by charter bus and spend the week singing in outreach mission locations (homeless shelters, retirement homes), doing hands on mission work. The destination for Mission Trip 2018 will be announced in early September, 2017.
Singers and Parent Sponsors are needed.
For questions about CORis Youth Choir call Joyce Blakesley at (913) 544-0200, or email using the form below.
The Rez Youth Orchestra-Handbells are three groups: Orchestra, High School Handbells and Middle School Handbells. These groups rehearse separately, then combine to lead worship, perform outreach, have fun together, develop friendships, grow in our faith and go on a fantastic mission trip in June. There are no auditions for these groups, and they are open to all students in 6th-12th grades.
You do not have to be a Resurrection member to participate in these groups. We are dedicated to building a music program to grow your faith and for serving God with your musical talents.
For questions about the Youth Orchestra, please contact Troy Armstrong.
For questions about Handbells, please contact Gwen Gepford.
For questions about Youth Orchestra & Handbells call Gwen Gepford at (913) 544-0217, or email using the form below.
THE 2018 HONDURAS MISSION TRIP IS July 22-29.
This trip is open to students entering 10th – 12th grade in the fall of 2018 and 2018 high school graduates.
The trip will concentrate on reaching out to people in some of the most impoverished areas around the Danli area in Honduras. Ministry will include construction & working with children. Consider serving God in amazing ways this summer as you experience the warm and friendly culture in Honduras!
For questions about rezlife High School 2018 Honduras Summer Mission Trip contact Dave MaGee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email using the form below.
Come learn about the life transformation happening through ZOE Ministries. Participate in the life of a child through the Madisi nursery school. Be a part of community health training for families. Learn about sustainable permaculture at the local farm. Experience the hospitality of local Malawian villages. Be the ministry of presence in the “Warm Heart of Africa.”
Resurrection has been partnering with the Malawi United Methodist Church (Malawi UMC) since 2010 with a strong focus on children and families – specifically through education and community health. Educational efforts include sponsoring nursery schools throughout Malawi and partnering with ZOE Ministries for orphans and vulnerable children (www.zoehelps.org). Resurrection also partners with the Madisi local church, farm, and community to promote health and empowerment based on available local resources.
Are you willing to walk alongside and share hope with our brothers and sisters in Malawi?
Total anticipated cost: $3500-$4000
All funds deposited are considered a charitable contribution. As such, once they are deposited by the church, there are NO REFUNDS. If, for some reason, the trip is cancelled or you can no longer go, the funds (less any costs incurred by Resurrection) can be used towards a future Resurrection serve trip by you (or your immediate family member) within twelve months of the original trip OR used by our Methodist partners for ministry work in Malawi.
If you have questions about the deductibility of trip-related expenses, please contact your tax professional.
New applications and renewals are taking much longer than normal – in some cases, up to four or five months. We recommend that you apply for or renew your passport as early as possible. Information about the passport process and application are available through the State Department website.
In Madisi Parsonage with the pastor and his family; the accommodations are bunk beds with separate sleeping quarters for men and women; OR at the Linde Motel in Mponela, double occupancy rooms with two twin beds and private bath (separate sleeping quarters for men and women).
Open to adults and youth ages 16 and older.
For questions about Malawi Adult and Student Serve Trip with RezLife: June 7-19, 2018 contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.
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