Penny Ellwood

Blue Springs Enote

All invited to VBC kick-off event Sunday!

Posted Jun 7, 2019

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June 7, 2019

Greetings Resurrection Blue Springs,

It’s a beautiful Friday morning and I’m excited for this weekend and the week ahead.  Our KiDSCOR team has been working hard all week preparing for the start of Vacation Bible Camp on Sunday. They’ve been creating props, planning menus, working on skits, lesson plans, games and crafts. Right now, we’ve got nearly 70 kids signed up. It’s going to be a great week, which we’ll kick off with an evening of fun for the whole congregation on Sunday night. 

This month we’re engaging the whole family in the VBC experience. We’re using the popular children’s animated Toy Story features in VBC and our June sermon series to learn about the qualities of friendship and to explore some of our common fears and what scripture has to say about them. I have loved these movies since I first saw them with my kids because they capture so well, and with great humor, our less-than-perfect human tendencies. This Sunday we'll be turning our focus to Toy Story 2 and the importance of remembering who and whose we are. 

You’re all invited back to watch the movie at 5 pm in the sanctuary and then, beginning at 6 pm, we’ll move to the backyard for hot dogs, snow cones, a bounce house, live music, games and more. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to join in the fun.

Don't forget to reserve your spot at the Boulevard Drive Inn for the showing of Toy Story 4. Details about this and other great opportunities below. 

I look forward to seeing you this week! 

To infinity and beyond (that’s how great His love is for us), 


Upcoming Events & Activities

Vacation Bible Camp 2019!

Join us June 9–13, 6–8:30 pm

Summer is coming and so is Toy Story 4! "You’ve Got A Friend In Me" is the theme for Vacation Bible Camp in 2019. Campers age 3-5th grade will explore the qualities of being a good friend and learn that Jesus is their best friend with the help of our friends from Toy Story. During the week kids will experience lots of fun along with meaningful small group experiences all centered on friendship. We'll start each evening off with supper too! Everyone is invited to the kick off June 9 starting at 6pm (or following the Toy Story 2 movie). Register Now!

Family Movie Nights

Share the fun and connect with others at our Family Movie Nights. The movies are free and so are popcorn and water. Bring kids, grand kids, neighbors, friends!

Resurrection Blue Springs, Sanctuary

June 9, 5 pm - Toy Story 2

Resurrection Leawood, Foundry Hall

June 16, 6:30 pm - Toy Story 3

Toy Story 4 Drive-In Movie and Church Potluck

Sunday, June 23 - Join us for a Resurrection family pot luck before the movie at Boulevard Drive-In. Bring an appetizer, snack or dessert to share! Lawn games will be available prior to the start of the show. You may enter the gates of the theater as early as 6pm. We recommend you arrive before 7pm to avoid long lines at entry. The movie will begin at 9:20pm once the sun has gone down. Full concessions will be available for purchase at the drive-in. Admission $20/vehicle. Boulevard Drive-In is located at 1051 Merriam Lane in Kansas City, KS.  Register online now.

Bless the School | June 12-21 

Serve along side hundreds of volunteers as we refresh and revitalize The African-Centered Prep Academy in preparation for the new school year. Resurrection Blue Springs will have a group serving together Saturday, June 15. For more information and to register, go online here.

Men’s Night Out

Friday, June 28 - Join us for an evening of fellowship and fun at Side Pockets in Blue Springs. If you’ve been looking for a chance to “break” into getting to know other guys this event will “hit the “bulls-eye!” Pool sharks or guppy, dart master or lobber, we’re all here to have some fun and to get to know one another. So take a “cue” and join us between 7 and 9:30 pm at Side Pockets in Blue Springs, on South 7 Highway.  Cost estimated around $10 per person, please sign up online here by 6/23.

Disaster Response

Resurrection's Disaster Response Team is working with local county emergency managers and the Methodist Conference Disaster Manager on how we can best support the people and communities recently affected by  tornadoes. Note that only trained first responders are needed at this point. We are coordinating Emergency Response Trained Teams to serve when the area is deemed safe. In the meantime, you can pray, donate and plan to become trained to respond in the future. Recovery will take a long time, and between recent floods and tornadoes, non-trained volunteers will be needed as well as trained teams. Find updates at

Serve for Summer in KiDSCOR

Have you ever wondered what we do in KIDSCOR? Maybe you have considered becoming a KiDSCOR volunteer, but cannot commit to 2 times per month- this is your chance to check it out! We need volunteers for our KiDSCOR Summer Crew! Anyone (parent, grandparent, teenager, etc) who serves at least 3 times over the summer will get a free KiDSCOR t-shirt too! I can promise, we have a lot of fun in KiDSCOR over the summer.  We try to get outside as often as we can, we get messy, we get loud and best of all - grow in our faith! Sign up now to serve in Early Childhood or Elementary. Contact Diane Enlow for more information.

Penny Ellwood

Penny Ellwood

Rev. Penny Ellwood is the Campus Pastor at Resurrection Blue Springs.