Penny Ellwood

Blue Springs Enote

Community Involvement: Serve Saturday, Groups, and more!

Posted May 23, 2022

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Greetings Resurrection Blue Springs,

Serve Saturday (third Saturday of every month) is this week. This day gives you a chance to volunteer at some of our local mission partners across the metro. It is an easy entry point for community service if you don’t know where to begin. It is also a great opportunity for inviting a friend. People naturally want to help others; often, they just need an invitation! Serving with others from our Resurrection community gives a glimpse into our heart for sharing the Light of Christ. Every community is in need of volunteers, and every act of service—both big and small—can bless the lives of those around you.

The webpage gives a bit of information about each agency where you could serve, what types of work you will be doing, and where to meet. Our partner agencies love to have some advance notice of how many volunteers are coming so signing up as soon as possible can be a great help. I know we could use more hands for Habitat for Humanity’s Rock the Block in Olathe. If you have availability on Friday, we could use volunteers at our Wendell Phillips partner school for Field Day too. You can find more information and sign up below or at

This past weekend in worship we continued our Five Keys to Relationships that Last sermon series with a focus on resolving conflict and showing grace. I enjoyed having the opportunity at our location to share our third key about the importance of saying six words, “I’m sorry,” and “I forgive you.” I thought you might like to have handy the list of Ron Lewicki’s six elements of a good apology that I presented in worship. I hope they might help when you need to say, I’m sorry.


1. Expression of regret

2. Explanation of what went wrong

3. Acknowledgement of responsibility

4. Declaration of repentance

5. Offer of repair

6. Request for forgiveness

Join us this coming Sunday as Pastor Adam returns to share the importance of playing together. Make sure to check out the other opportunities coming up below.

Penny Ellwood

Penny Ellwood

Penny Ellwood

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