Penny Ellwood

Blue Springs Enote

Find Recovery & Support at Resurrection

Posted Sep 7, 2021

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With Labor day behind us, we now begin to switch gears and head into our fall programming. This Thursday we launch our Recovery Ministry and support groups. You can join us in person in the Foundry in Building B of the Leawood location at 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS or online at

Come at 5:30 pm for fellowship and pizza followed by Pastor Tom’s compelling testimony of how he overcame his addiction to alcohol that almost cost him his family, career, and life, and how he has maintained his faith and sobriety through the tragic loss of his daughter Erin who was murdered two years ago. After Tom’s testimony, Pastor Adam will host a Q&A session with Tom. You’ll also learn about our other Resurrection support groups offering care and connection for whatever you are going through.

A couple of weeks ago I had a longtime friend reach out to me after losing his wife of many years. He was drowning in the grief and surprised at the intensity of the emotions. We talked about the impact of grief for a time and I was able to point him to our grief support groups as a way to help him navigate through his loss. He called me a week later to thank me for our conversation and tell me he had gone to a grief support group and was feeling so much better. We aren’t meant to experience these trials alone and as your church family, we hope to come alongside you. You can find details for our many support groups here. If you’re going through something in your life, please reach out.

I want to remind you that we have a Caregivers support group that meets at our Blue Springs location on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10 am - reach out to Kathy Davis for more information on that group. We are also working to begin a 12 Step Recovery Support Group at our Blue Springs location in the near future. If you're interested in helping us get that group going, please reach out to Pastor Tom Langhofer.

I’m praying for you all. Have a great week.

Pastor Penny

Penny Ellwood

Penny Ellwood

Penny serves as the Location Pastor for Resurrection Blue Springs in Blue Springs, MO.