Community Justice

“What does the Lord require of me, but to do justice, love mercy and to walk humbly with my God?” - Micah 6:8

MLK Events in the KC Area

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation presents: 2023 Chancellor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, Friday, January 13, 2023, Loews Kansas City Hotel, 11:30 a.m - Learn More

Methodist Minister’s Fellowship MLK Jr. Sunday, January 15, 2023 @ 4pm at Jamison Memorial Temple 3115 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128 - Learn More

2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Nature Walk, Monday, January 16, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

MNU MLK Jr. Community Celebration, Friday, January 17, 2023 @ 9:30am - Learn More

MLK Day 2023: Celebrate & Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (a variety of activities) - Learn More

SLCL-GKC 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass Celebration and Community Form, Monday, January 16, 2023, 4:30 & 6:00pm - Learn More

For those who are called to serve to honor the life and legacy of MLK Jr., click here for a word of encouragement from Pastors Patrick and Cheryl!

Mlk Weekend 2023

Civic Engagement

The Civic Engagement Ministry of Church of the Resurrection seeks to build awareness of important social issues and encourage thoughtful dialogue and active participation in the democratic process.

The Civic Engagement Ministry supports the Social Justice Principles of the United Methodist Church and the Mission of COR Social Justice Ministry.

Learn more on how you can get involved!

Racial Justice

We lament the murder of George Floyd and countless other Black men and women whose names may or may not be widely known. We condemn the loss of these lives to violence fueled by racism and white supremacy. From slavery to Jim Crow laws to more insidious racial injustices, racism continues to harshly impact life for Black Americans today. Enough is enough. Black Lives Matter.

Learn about our Vision for Racial Justice and find resources


EarthCOR supports a Christian response to complex environmental and social challenges. Our actions are rooted in scripture that reminds us that the earth is the Lord's (1 Corinthians 10:26 and others), that we are to take care of it (Genesis 1:26, 28; Genesis 2:15, and others) and we are to love each other (Philippians 2:4, 1 John 3:18 and others).

Wherever you find yourself on your faith journey right now, and whatever shade of "green" you might be, EarthCOR invites you to help transform lives and restore the broken things.

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LGBTQ Ministry

At Resurrection, our purpose is to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians. This means being the kind of place where everyone can feel at home. For our sisters, brothers, and others in the LGBTQ community, we host several gatherings with a variety of goals. For those wanting to learn more about how to be a good ally, our LGBTQ Ministry page has resources to get you started on the journey.

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Class Recordings

Webinar: Churches in Black and White

Join Allies for Racial Justice for an inward look at how complicity with racism created and perpetuates the divide in our churches and communities. Representatives from several Christian denominations will discuss the historic role churches played in separating God’s people by “race", the role culture and politics play in maintaining the separation, and how God’s great command to truly love our neighbors as ourselves could set things right.

White Leverage; Unpacking Philemon

Everyone has questions that they may feel uncomfortable asking, especially when it comes to issues like race. Join our special guest speakers from The Hope Center to explore questions about race and community in the Bible, and learn how to apply it to our daily lives.

What is Justice? Class - Week 1

Learn from Rabbi Art Nemitoff from The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah about what God's justice looks like in the Hebrew scriptures. We also hear how these truths are lived out today in the Jewish faith.

What is Justice? - Week 2

Join Mission Ministries staff members Sheree Reece & Stewart Curtright, along with Pastor Tino Herrera, in a conversation about retributive vs. restorative justice, and how Jesus taught and modeled restorative justice.

What is Justice? Class - Week 3

Explore what "doing justice" as the church looks like as an individual and in our communities with Pastor Patrick McLaughlin.

Get to know our Pastor of Community Justice


Cheryl Jefferson Bell

Community Justice Director

Born and raised in Detroit, completed college in Atlanta, Georgia, and seminary in Enid, Oklahoma, settled in Kansas in 1985 to work for Boeing and answered the call to fulltime ministry in 1990, Pastor Cheryl is a second career (Electrical Engineer) clergy, who has... Keep Reading