Cathy Bien


Living a Life of Generosity

Posted Apr 3, 2019

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The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, said this about being generous:

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

How are you choosing to "do good" by giving generously of your time, talents and resources? You can find some ideas in this edition of enews.

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, our fifth and final spiritual practice is all about sharing your faith – from inviting someone to church to what you post on social media. If you missed last week's message on giving and generosity, you can view it here.

Two more weeks to join in our Lenten Journey Study

Pick your day: Tuesday Grow Night, Wednesday Family Night or Thursday Care Night. Download the Lenten Journal here.

Serve Saturday

Serve Saturday is this weekend! Join us for a family-friendly morning of serving. April 6, meet at 8:45 am Bldg. B Commons. We especially need volunteers to serve meals (food provided) at our community partners. Sign up here or just show up!

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 with flood recovery and rebuilding in Nebraska – April 5-7. Register here.

Serve with the Truck Ministry

The Delivery Saints and Holy Haulers need drivers for the teams that support our Mission Ministries. No special license needed but requires ability to lift 50 pounds and successful passing of a DOT physical exam. Flexible schedules. Sign up here.

Serve for Easter worship!

Childcare, greeters, ushers, Connection Point, mug delivery mappers and more needed for Easter worship April 20-21.

  • Sign up here to serve as greeter, usher, mug delivery mapper or at Connection Point.
  • To serve in a nursery or pre-school room, sign up here.

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

It’s time for a FIESTA! Let’s TACO 'bout it, cuz this is NACHO average Family Night Out! Join our Special Needs Ministry for fiesta fun on Saturday, April 27, 5-8 pm in the Student Center. Volunteers, please sign up here and arrive by 4:30 pm.

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.

Vacation Bible Camp

Volunteer for Vacation Bible Camp so we can invite even more kids to discover they've got a friend in Jesus! June 10-14. Youth and adult volunteers will help kids discover all the ways that Jesus is their friend. Sign up here.

Opportunities for the Family


Friday, April 12, 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Enjoy an awesome performance and support the singers, actors and dancers, as they "broadcast" the news of Noah, Esther, Moses, Abraham and Sarah based on the Bible's Old Testament.

Easter Plants

Honor a loved one by donating beautiful blooming Easter plants or palms to decorate our Sanctuary and Foundry for Easter. Click here to donate online. Beginning the Tuesday after Easter, you may take home a plant so that your donation blesses the congregation on Easter and your family following the worship services.

Opportunities for Adults

Sign up by April 5 to send a College Care Card! Send your favorite college student(s) a note from our Young Adults Ministry and a $10 Starbucks gift card. Sign up here. Cards will be mailed out the week of April 15.

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!

Crossroads 50+ invites you to Explore Your Future

Are you prepared for the second half of life? How will you spend your time? How will you be remembered? Explore the possibilities on Tuesdays, April 9-30, 6:30 pm in rm. B253. Register online.

Lenten Concert Series

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

Women's Lenten Luncheon

Register here by Thursday, April 4 for "Celebrate PEACE." Enjoy lunch, speaker and shopping the Global Market products created by entrepreneurial women around the world. The luncheon is on Thursday, April 11, noon-2 pm, Student Center, $20.

SevenDays Event at Resurrection

SevenDays founder Mindy Corporon interviews reformed white supremacists about healing racial wounds in our nation. Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, Foundry. Register here.

SevenDays was founded in 2014 following the tragic shootings of Terri LaManno and Resurrection members William Corporon and Reat Underwood.

Journey to the Cross Experience

Participate in the powerful Journey to the Cross experience as you tune out distractions and connect with God through 12 stations set up in the Foundry. Guided tours available Tuesday, April 16 or Wednesday, April 17, 6-8:30 pm, or a self-guided tour on April 17, 10 am – 1 pm. Register here.

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

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 the 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.