13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
24000 W. Valley Parkway
Olathe, KS 66061
1522 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
601 NE Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64014
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Welcome a first-time visitor by delivering a Resurrection mug to their home. Maps and mugs are already prepared for you, organized by zip code and available to pick-up before you leave worship service.
For questions about Mug a Visitor contact Yolanda Byers , or email using the form below.
JOY (Joyfully Offering Yourself) in Serving is Resurrection's holiday mission program. Serve or donate and learn more about local area organizations and the work being done in Kansas City to alleviate the effects of poverty. Be sure to drop by the JOY tables before or after service.
QUINDARO WINTER PARTY 12-20-16. Register Here
Cookies for Gentlemen of the Round Table (GRT) and Central United Methodist Church (CUMC):
The GRT helps men released from prison get a fresh start in life with job training, life skills, and reconnection with family members. The cookies are served at a holiday program celebrating their achievements this past year with their families. CUMC is a KCK church which serves a low income, mostly Hispanic population. Mrs. Claus is coming with gifts to visit 75 families, and these cookies will be a part of her welcome. Any leftover cookies are popular take-home treats for the families in both locations.
Please deliver to the church Narthex between 8am-8pm on Thursday December 15 and Friday December 16. There will be wire shelves marked “JOY Local Mission Cookies” near each large set of doors.
Please bring between 1-4 dozen
Basic packaging, nothing fancy - they will be repackaged with other cookies for serving
Any types of cookies, bars, homemade treats are welcome, no need to mark for allergies, etc.
Please no cupcakes, cakes or pies
No need to RSVP, we will use whatever we get!
FINAL ITEMS DUE 12-18-16
Partner School Bags
Non Perishables for Healing House Christmas Lunch
HEALING HOUSE CHRISTMAS MEAL
Please deliver all prepared foods on Christmas morning betwen 7:30 and 8:30 am to the parking lot in front of building C. Volunteers will be there to accept your donations or you can place on the shelves marked JOY.
For an additional opportunity to serve on Christmas with on of our partners click here.
For questions about JOY in Serving contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
The Technical Arts Ministry is a team for people that are passionate about telling the Gospel with lights, sound, and video. You will be serving God in a fun and exciting team mentor atmosphere where training is provided and no experience is necessary. Serve as an audio, camera, graphics or lighting operator.
For questions about Technical Arts Team contact Kenny DeCoursey at (816) 979-1330, or email using the form below.
Greeters are often the first face of Resurrection Downtown and help to welcome those who are coming to worship. Greeters generally serve once a month 30 minutes prior to service and 15 minutes after the start of service by offering a warm smile and friendly welcome to our many guests and members.
For questions about Greeters & Connection Point contact Shannon Endicott at (816) 979-1341, or email using the form below.
When natural disasters strike, people need relief and hope.
Resurrection's Disaster Response Ministry serves and shares Christ when an unexpected disaster or crisis has damaged the security of individuals, families and communities. The Disaster Response Team demonstrates the love and hope found in Christ through practical and significant acts of kindness, mercy, witness and care.
On Friday, August 12, torrential rain pounded Louisiana with 22-40 inches of rain falling in some areas. In many parts of Louisiana, the water rose so quickly there was no opportunity for evacuation.
1,700 care kits that were packed at Resurrection's Share your Heart event in February 2016 have been deployed to Louisiana to help in flood relief as part of a shipment of 12,000 care kits through Heart to Heart International.
Louisiana Disaster Response ReBuild Trip Jan. 22nd-28th- click here to learn more/register.The pre-trip meeting will be Jan. 10th from 5:30-7pm. Doug Viehland will be the trip leader 913-515-3680
Louisiana Disaster Response Rebuild Trip Feb. 19th-25th click here to learn more/register. The pre-trip meeting will be February 7th from 5:30-7pm
Get prepared by obtaining your Safe Gatherings certification which is required for all trips.
Safe Gatherings is the Great Plains Conference of The United Methodist Church training for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults. This online course takes very little time but the background check can take several weeks to process. All training participants are encouraged to complete this course prior to the date of your training. Before beginning the Safe Gatherings process please review these helpful step by step instructions to avoid delays in the process, then Click HERE to begin the process.
Please do not attempt to go to the disaster area on your own. First responders and early response trained volunteers are currently working hard to meet the needs of those suffering in Louisiana. Unaffiliated volunteers create more work for the first responders and can unintentionally cause disruptions in the vital care needed for flood survivors at this time.
Monetary donations are the greatest need at this time in order for relief organizations to provide for the immediate needs of survivors. You can make a donation to Resurrection's Disaster Response Fund to aid in our response to the flood relief efforts in Louisiana as well as for responses to other natural disasters. Visit cor.org/giveonline and choose "Disaster Response" as the type of giving. To donate directly to the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for flood relief efforts, click on this link.
The largest hurricane to hit the island nation of Haiti in over half a century has left a path of death and destruction in its wake. Currently over 1000 deaths have been reported and 1.5 million Haitians have been affected by the Category 4 storm.
Hurricane Matthew swept through the entire country but the eye of the hurricane, with its 145 mph winds and estimated 15 to 20 inches of rain, targeted the southwestern peninsula, where many of our Resurrection mission teams have been working since the 2010 earthquake. Many sources of food, such as crops and fruit trees, have been lost, water sources have been contaminated by the flooding, and homes, roads and bridges have been destroyed.
•Hygiene Kits – Resurrection is working with Heart to Heart by donating money for hygiene kits for those affected by the storm. Three thousand hygiene kits were assembled by 116 Resurrection members on Saturday, October 8. Kits are already being handed out in Haiti and more are on the way.
• Medical Clinics – Heart to Heart is working with the EMH (Methodist Church in Haiti) on health clinics in Petit Goave as well as Jeremie. Medical clinics will focus on treating injuries as well as addressing the needs of those effected by Cholera. Special efforts are being made to separate out those with Cholera to previent the continued spread of the disease.
• Community Health Evangelism (CHE) – The local Haitian volunteer community health workers (CHE), whom Resurrection serve teams have worked with and supported, are also working in the health clinic in Petit Goave as well as distributing hygiene kits in their communities and helping to assess damage.
• Disease Concern – Subsequent diseases from the flooding, such as cholera, zika, and malaria are a major health concern.
• Petit Goave – The Brakeman School, where our Resurrection serve teams have worked the past five years, is undamaged. The medical clinic and local Methodist church in Petit Goave are also undamaged.
• Jeremie and the Southwest – Many of our partners in Haiti haven’t heard from family members in Jeremie and other cities in the southwest. With no electricity, there is no way to reach them.
• Political Instability – Haiti is still under the rule of an interim president whose legal time as interim has already expired. A presidential election (which was already postponed from last year due to political turmoil) was scheduled for last Sunday but has now been postponed due to the hurricane.
Haiti needs you now more than ever. When the media attention moves on, that doesn't mean the crisis is over. Significant human needs remain, and recovery from Hurricane Matthew will likely take years.
Sign up for a 2017 Serve team in Haiti
Serve teams were already planned for 2017 to travel to Haiti in February, May, June and September before Hurricane Matthew hit. The focus of these trips is likely to change based on the needs in each area and to assist with the efforts to rebuild after the Hurricane. Visit the Haiti page and learn about the trips listed below and find out how you can apply to be part of a team.
For questions about Disaster Response contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Our Truck Ministry supports multiple local impact ministries. Without our team of dedicated drivers our ministries would not be able to operate at the level we do. Our drivers support hunger, clothing, computers, furnishings, education and much more.
BECOME A HOLY HAULER FOR FURNISHINGS MINISTRY
Holy Haulers are the team of guys and gals who pick up donations from individuals and corporations. Vehicles range from minivans to large box trucks. Drive at your own comfort level. Join a weekday, weeknight or Saturday morning team, serving weekly, bi-weekly or on a monthly rotation.
BECOME A BACKPACK DRIVER FOR EDUCATION MINISTRY
Pick-up Empty Tubs –Tuesdays 7am -1pm from Elementary Schools. Requires moderate lifting and possibly driving the church's box truck. Contact Bruce Gaddis at email@example.com Deliver Food –Fridays 8am -12pm to Elementary Schools. Requires lifting and possibly driving the church's box truck .Contact Bruce Gaddis at firstname.lastname@example.org
How You Can Serve: 5-8 volunteers are needed for each delivery shift to help rearrange boxes onto pallets to prepare orders for delivery, load the truck and deliver food to local pantries.
Delivery Dates: Deliveries take place in the mornings from 8:15 am-noon. For specific delivery dates, contact Floyd Barkman at email@example.com.
Registration: Contact Floyd Barkman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 and older, and able to repeatedly lift heavy boxes (up to 40 lbs).
Where: Meet at Resurrection Mission Center at 15455 Metcalf Avenue. Click here for driving directions.
For questions, contact Floyd Barkman at email@example.com.
DELIVER FOR CLOTHING AND MORE MINISTRY
1. Help deliver donated clothing and household goods to ministry partners in the Kansas City area. Drivers use their own vehicles for deliveries on weekdays and occasional weekends on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in being a driver please contact Jeanie Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Assist us in moving donations from our Leawood campus to the Resurrection mission center Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.
Our TRUCK drivers must comply with DOT regulations and the following requirements must be met:
If you are interested in becoming driver for one of our ministries please contact email@example.com
For questions about Local Impact Mission Truck Ministry contact Michelle VanPelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
Explore the many opportunities available for partnering with Hondurans to transform their communities. Each trip has a purpose, some of which are listed below:
In 2017, Resurrection is offering the following trips to Honduras:
Honduras, located in Central America between Guatemala and Nicaragua, is a country of mountains, forests and farms. There are more than 7 million people living in this country, which is about the size of Louisiana. Most Honduras speak Spanish, although the Amerindian/mestizo population may speak other Spanish dialects. English is widely spoken in the north. Resurrection teams usually fly into the capital city of Tegucigalpa, and some take a day to visit the Maya ruins at Copán, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Honduras is one of the poorest regions in Central America; its economy is primarily agricultural and the annual per capital income is about $2,500 USD.
Resurrection partners with the Methodist Church in Honduras, working mostly with the Methodist Church in El Obraje and the Cristo Resucitado Methodist Church in Ciudad España.
Through our partnership with the Methodist Church of Honduras, we sell Honduran coffee at The Spring, our coffee shop at Resurrection Leawood. Purchasing this coffee helps transform Honduran communities by:
The coffee, which is Rainforest Alliance Certified, is produced with sustainable agricultural practices to help conserve natural resources, ecosystems and wildlife, preserve worker's rights and benefits, and create a positive impact on the local community.
Coffee grown in the shade of the forest canopy protects the plants from rain and sun, helps maintain the soil quality and reduces need for insect control because a greater number of natural wildlife live in the habitat.
Due to increasing demand for coffee, many traditional farms have converted to sun growth plantations where the tropical forest is cut down, producing a higher yield for the short-term, but also greater soil erosion and pesticide use.
For just $37.50/month ($450/year) you can provide a child with a private faith-based school education at the Juan Wesley School in Ciudad España. This amount will provide tuition, books and materials and a school uniform for your sponsored child. Your child will be able to write to you each year to tell you about their progress, and they will be monitored to assure that they achieve the school's academic goals.
Child sponsors who join a short-term serve team to Honduras have opportunities to meet the child they sponsor, interact with other Juan Wesley students and support the school. Learn more or sponsor a child by downloading and filling out this form.
To learn about other ways Resurrection is partnering with Hondurans, visit our blog.
For questions about Honduras contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
The Church of the Resurrection has been in relationship with local, African church leaders for more than 10 years. We began sending serve teams to Africa in 1998, through two partnerships associated with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. To learn more about how Resurrection is supporting South Africa, visit our blog.
In 2017, Resurrection is sponsoring the following serve trips to South Africa:
The Methodist Church of Southern Africa envisions a Christ-healed Africa. Methodist Churches in the country of South Africa are clustered into circuits, and The Church of the Resurrection partners with the Clerpine Circuit to build churches for and with impoverished congregations within that circuit. The Clerpine Circuit consists of 23 congregations served by 11 pastors. In partnership with local South African church communities, Resurrection has assisted in the construction of five church buildings, including Thornwood, Mariannridge, Emmaus, Nazareth and Samungu. We are currently in the process of partnering with two additional church communities, KwaDabeka and Ekuphileni, as they construct their church buildings. These churches are all a part of the Nehemiah Project, which is supported by the Clerpine Circuit. Each one of these church buildings is used to uplift the community. Thornwood has a drop-in center for child-headed households; Mariannridge and Emmaus have preschools. Resurrection also partners with the Clerpine Circuit to support children, youth and adult programs, including vacation Bible camps, youth leadership training and adult education conferences and events.
South Africa, at the southernmost tip of the African continent, has a diverse population and a democratic government; it is still recovering from years of lost education and economic opportunity from the decades of race-based apartheid. Despite thriving mining and high-tech industries, South Africa still struggles with high unemployment as well as the health care burden of the AIDS epidemic.
There are a mix of languages and religions in South Africa, but Christianity is the main religion in most of sub-Saharan Africa. There are actually three capitals in South Africa - Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Pretoria - but Resurrection teams most often travel in and out of the country's largest city, Johannesburg. Teams usually serve in Mooiplaas, in the Gauteng Province southwest of Pretoria; teams may help students and staff at the Ditshego preschool, help teachers learn basic computer skills, or teach basic preventive health care.
For questions about South Africa contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.
The Church of the Resurrection is working to empower Malawians to give them a fighting chance for a future with HOPE. How are we making this happen? Through the Methodist Church, we partner to provide opportunities for abundant life, address basic needs, develop self-sustaining economic empowerment, offer health education and medical rehabilitation. Resurrection also works with our partners to support opportunities for spiritual formation and pastoral leadership, early childhood education, and life skills training. To learn more, visit our blog.
In 2017, Resurrection is sponsoring the following serve trips to Malawi:
On January 1, 2009, the Malawi United Methodist Church celebrated their status as the new Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church. Their status reflects the dedication, sacrifices and prayers of Malawian pastors and laity who have planted and nurtured this young church over the past two decades. They grew from a handful of churches to a thriving conference of 22 circuits and more than 140 churches, based on the passion and commitment of John Wesley to preach the Good News. They work to serve those in the most rural villages, hoping to set Malawi on fire for Christ.
Rev. Daniel Mhone, the Church's District Superintendent, supervises 24 pastors appointed in largely rural circuits where 85 percent of the church members survive day-to-day as subsistence farmers.The 22 circuits of the Malawi UMC are each served by one pastor who is responsible for 3 to 20 local churches within a 150-300 square mile region. The pastors work tirelessly as advocates for vital infrastructure in the communities where they serve, such as borehole wells that can provide clean drinking water for families as well as water for washing and irrigation for gardens.
The Church of the Resurrection partners with ZOE, a three-year program developed in Africa that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome extreme poverty, become fully self-reliant, and learn of God’s love for them. ZOE is currently active in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala and India.
ZOE’s indigenous program facilitators ensure children know about their rights, are free from abuse and exploitation, and can find a safe place to live. Children learn skills such as farming and animal husbandry at monthly meetings. ZOE then provides tools, seeds and farm animals to the children so they can grow and raise their own food.
Learn more at http://www.zoehelps.org.
Malawi is a landlocked country of 10.5 million people, most of whom live in rural areas east of Zambia, west of Mozambique and south of Tanzania. Like Zimbabwe, it was colonized by English-speaking Europeans in the 1800s. Malawi gained its independence from Great Britain in 1964, and became a democratic republic in 1994. Lilongwe is its capital city. The annual per capita income is $800. Some 80 percent of the population is Christian, 55 percent of whom are Protestant.
For questions about Malawi contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.
SERVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Join us one Tuesday of each month as we explore serving opportunities in our local mission ministries. Location, time and age limits vary: please check carefully.
Celebrate Valentine's Day by sharing Your heart with others! We'll have a variety of serving opportunities available right here at the church; all ages welcome!
Spend a few hours of spring break helping us work toward our goal of making sure every kid in KC gets a bed of their own! We'll pack "Bedtime Bags" and supplies for local children in need. Ages 5+ welcome when accompanied by an adult.
For questions about Faithwork Tuesday contact Dee Dickey at (913) 232-4166, or email using the form below.
Each year our Clothing and More Ministry partners with Chapel Woods UMC to fill a Boutique of prom wear. This boutique allows high school students who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend prom to shop for their attire at no cost. We need your help to ensure that both boys and girls have access to the items needed to make their prom a success. Please see the flyer for details. Prom Drive 2017
Clothing and More Ministries support 22 local pantries and ministry partners in the Kansas City area! Through your generous donations we are able to help clothe those in poverty and facing homelessness.
Our pantry partners try to provide their clients not only clothing but other household items such as linens, toiletries, small medical supplies (such as shower chairs and crutches), decorative items, children's games/toys and books.
If it is currently in your home, we can take it!
Clothing should be in good condition, in current style and ready to wear. We accept men's, women's and children's clothing. We also accept specialty items such as prom or wedding dresses, accessories (purses and jewelry) and shoes.
All household items should be in good working condition. If it doesn't work or is broken please discard.
Urgently Needed Donations include:
Scarves, gloves, and hats
Donations area accepted daily in the collections bins marked clothing and household goods. These large rolling bins are located on the north side of the Narthex in Building B. Please click here for a full list of desirable donations.
Volunteer opportunities: We have needs on our sorting team as well as for drivers. For information about how you can serve in this ministry please click here.
For questions about Clothing and More Ministries contact Michelle VanPelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
My Father's House furnishes hope to those in need by collecting, preparing and distributing donated furnishings and home essentials, transforming the lives of program participants, donors and servants into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to offer a 'hand up' by meeting the household furnishings needs in Kansas City's urban and suburban communities through donated resources.
Resurrection's Furnishings Ministry seeks to ensure that no child or adult has to live in a home without adequate furniture, and to lead the effort in recycling usable household furnishings.
Furnishings donation & drop off options:
Please keep in mind that all donations go to families with a qualified need. Our prayer is that every donated item will be a blessing and honor the recipient.
For information about how to serve in this ministry please see My Father's House Volunteer Opportunities.
For questions, please contact us at 913-544-0755 and select option "5" or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For questions about Furnishings In Kind Donations contact Mary Jones at 913-544-0755 option 5, or email using the form below.