Cathy Bien


How's that kindness thing going?

Posted Mar 27, 2019

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In worship last weekend, Pastor Adam asked us to hold up our left hands and count off our fingers as a reminder for us to seek five ways to offer kindness each week. Then he did the math:


Hold up your hands, say "here I am, Lord – send me," and GO, Resurrection!

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, we'll explore our fourth spiritual practice for becoming deeply committed Christians: GIVING. We hope to see you for "Living Generously: Where Your Treasure Is." If you missed last week's message on SERVING, you can view it here.

You can still join our Lenten Journey Study

Pick your day: Tuesday Grow Night, Wednesday Family Night or Thursday Care Night. Register for your choice of class night here. This is great for small groups! Download the Lent Journal here. Let's keep GROWing!

Close the Opportunity Gap Forum

We'll begin discussing how we can live into our Vision 2030 initiative to expand quality pre-k education in Kansas City. Join us Sunday, March 31, 6:30 pm in The Foundry. Register here.

Opportunities to Serve

Serve with Disaster Recovery

Be ready to help in the event of a natural disaster by becoming ERT (Early Response Training) certifiedSaturday, April 6 or Saturday, April 13.

Help flood recovery in Nebraska

Trips scheduled (must be ERT trained) for:

  • March 27-29
  • March 29-31
  • April 5-7

Register here.

Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair this weekend supports the Resurrection Bookmobile. Purchase books for the Bookmobile after each worship service this weekend. You can also purchase books for the Bookmobile online.


Our local partner, YOUTHRIVE, is looking for adult and family volunteers to support youth leaving the foster system. Join us for Support Family Training Saturday, March 30, 9 am – 3 pm, rm. B158. to learn how you can make a difference. Register here.

Serve Saturday

Serve Saturday offers pre-planned opportunities for individuals, families and groups to make an impact in our community and our church. The next Serve Saturday is April 6. Join us for a morning of serving God by serving others. Sign up here or just show up in Bldg. A Narthex on Saturday, April 6.

Serve for Easter worship!

Greeters, ushers, Connection Point, mug delivery mappers and more needed for Easter worship April 20-21. Sign up here.

Volunteer for student mission trips

Join rezlife as an adult leader on mission trips in Kansas City, Dallas or Appalachia, and help 6th-12th graders grow in faith. Email Deborah Comstock for more information.

Volunteer for Vacation Bible Camp, June 10-14.

Youth and adult volunteers will help kids discover all the ways that Jesus is their friend. Sign up here.

Opportunities for Adults

Send a College Care Card!

Parents/grandparents – send your favorite college student(s) a note from our Young Adults Ministry and a $10 Starbucks gift card. Sign up here by April 5. Cards will be mailed out the week of April 15.

Passion Play Trip

Join us on Wednesday, April 3, 6 pm for more information about the Oberammergau Passion Play and European Capitals Tour in July 2020, a trip offered only once every 10 years! Register here to attend the info session.

Crossfit for Spiritual Health

Join the world's greatest personal trainer – Jesus – for some "heart"-healthy workouts to improve spiritual health. No need for workout clothes—exercises will be purely spiritual... Wednesday Family Night, April 3-24, 6:15-7:45 pm, rm. B 258. Register here.

Lenten Concert Series

Enjoy beautiful music in The Foundry Commons each Wednesday in Lent Music begins at 12:15 pm.

Bowling with the Grandkids

Join Resurrection's Grandparenting Ministry for an afternoon at College Lanes, Sunday, April 7, 1-3 pm.  Register here for fun and connection!

Explore Your Future

Are you prepared for your next chapter in life? How will you spend your time? How will you be remembered? Tuesdays, April 9-30, 6:30 pm in rm. B253. Register online.

Lenten Luncheon

United Methodist Women invites all women to "Celebrate PEACE" this Lent. Enjoy lunch, speaker and shopping the Global Market products created by entrepreneurial women around the world. Thursday, April 11, noon-2 pm, Student Center, $20. Register online.

Opportunities for Students (grades 6–12)

rezlife Student Ministry Mission Trips offer youth the opportunity to make a difference by serving others in Denver, Dallas, Appalachia, Honduras and right here in Kansas City. Register here.

See also an opportunity to volunteer in the Serve section of this newsletter (above).

Summer Camp

Youthfront Summer Camp for 6/7/8th grades is June 17-22. Check it out and register here.

rezlife High School Camp

Wilderness at the Smokies, July 7-13. Connect with students from all over the country through worship and incredible speakers!

Employment Opportunities

See more information at or see our employment resources offered at Resurrection Leawood.


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Cathy Bien

Cathy Bien

Cathy Bien serves as the Director of Communications at Church of the Resurrection. She and her husband Rick have been members of the church since 1993 and have four adult children.