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We are passionate about building community and changing lives. We believe that we can make a difference and help transform our community. Serve Days is a local mission service opportunity involving a variety of tasks, from painting, construction, cleaning and even playing with kids at local outreach facilities.
Everyone is invited to participate – no prior experience or expertise required.
For questions about Serve Days contact Sherree Gorman at (816) 389-8900, or email using the form below.
COVID-19 Update: We are currently reviewing our processes to be sure everyone is as safe as possible. Volunteers should be prepared to take precautions and answer a short questionnaire to help with this process.
Join the team of drivers and volunteers that keep the bookmobile rolling and help kids select books to keep and enjoy.
Drivers typically serve for 4-5 hours during regular business hours and occasionally some evenings and weekends. Serve as often or as little as your schedule allows. Must be 21 years of age with good driving record. Please contact Linda Warne to learn more about driving our bookmobile.
Bookmobile volunteers help students in need select a "just right" book they can keep and add to their home libraries. Contact Ann Carter to learn how you can serve with the Resurrection Bookmobile.
To get involved, please plan to attend an upcoming Cultural Competency Training and complete the Safe Gatherings application process. Both trainings are available online. Bookmobile volunteers must be 16 or older. More information & upcoming dates are available on our Partner Schools Cultural Competency Training page.
For questions about Volunteer with the Bookmobile contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Habitat for Humanity: House of Abraham
Established in 2003 by the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities of the greater Kansas City community, Habitat KC's House of Abraham is an interfaith partnership opportunity for people of different faith traditions to come together to build a home - and to build new relationships with other communities of faith.
Join us, starting July 13th, as we build a home, impact lives and neighborhoods, and strengthen the ties in an interfaith project! Habitat for Humanity has established a very informed COVID-19 safety policy for all volunteers which includes limiting the number of volunteers at the worksite to seven. To see the entire safety policy click HERE.
Click HERE to pick a date to participate in the construction of a new home at 3062 N 31st in KCK - just blocks from Quindaro Elementary, one of our partner schools. Anyone 16 and older can participate.
For questions about Habitat for Humanity: House of Abraham Build contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Thank you for your continued willingness to serve during this time! We are working with local agencies interested in welcoming volunteers to serve in a safe way. Please sign up to serve here! On Saturday morning, Aug. 15, you'll travel directly to your serve site. Please bring a mask and gloves, be prepared to sign-in, and review the locally recommended safety protocols. Reach out to Pastor Patrick.McLaughlin@cor.org with any questions!
Since mid-March our Hunger Stoppers team has seen a 200% increase in demand for food. Unfortunately, we are finding bulk purchases difficult to do with the current rationing of grocery stores. As unemployment continues to skyrocket, the request for food will continue to rise and create a gap between the need for food and our supply.
You can help us fill this gap by filling a box and helping us reach our goal of 2500 boxes.
Pick-up: Boxes will be available on Saturday, August 8 or 15 from 9-10am in the parking lot at the East Entrance OR Thursday, August 13 from 1-3pm in the church office.
Drop-Off: Please drop off your filled box on Saturday, August 15 or 22 from 9-10am in the parking lot at the East Entrance OR Thursday, August 13 or 20 from 1-3pm in the church office.
Explore the many opportunities available for partnering with Hondurans to transform their communities. Each trip has a purpose, some of which are listed below:
For just $39.50/month ($474/year) you can provide a child with a private faith-based school education at the Juan Wesley School in Ciudad España.This amount will provide tuition, books and materials and a school uniform for your sponsored child. Your child will be able to write to you each year to tell you about their progress, and they will be monitored to assure that they achieve the school's academic goals.
Child sponsors who join a short-term serve team to Honduras have opportunities to meet the child they sponsor, interact with other Juan Wesley students and support the school. Learn more or sponsor a child by downloading and filling out this form.
To learn about other ways Resurrection is partnering with Hondurans, visit our blog.
Honduras, located in Central America between Guatemala and Nicaragua, is a country of mountains, forests and farms. There are more than 7 million people living in this country, which is about the size of Louisiana. Most Hondurans speak Spanish, although the Amerindian/mestizo population may speak other Spanish dialects. English is widely spoken in the north. Resurrection teams usually fly into the capital city of Tegucigalpa, and some take a day to visit the Maya ruins at Copán, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Honduras is one of the poorest regions in Central America; its economy is primarily agricultural and the annual per capital income is about $2,500 USD.
Resurrection partners with the Methodist Church in Honduras, working mostly with the Methodist Church in El Obraje and the Cristo Resucitado Methodist Church in Ciudad España.
For questions about Honduras contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
Resurrection has been partnering with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) since 1998 with a strong focus on children and families – specifically through education and training. Educational efforts include support for the Ditshego House of Laughter in the community of Mooiplaas. Serve trip team members work with the students, teachers and other staff to deliver requested lesson plans and participate in light renovation projects at the school. Resurrection also works with West View and Elim Methodist Churches in Centurion, South Africa where worship and the ministry of presence come together. To learn more specific trip information, click on one of the links below for one of our upcoming trips. For more about the experience of serving on a team, visit our blog.
About Ditshego House of Laughter
Ditshego House of Laughter is a non-profit organization providing multiple services for approximately 350 vulnerable children in the informal settlement of Mooiplaas. More than 16,000 people make their home in Mooiplaas at the base of a landfill in the area between Johannesburg and Pretoria (now Tshwane). Among Ditshego’s services are a pre-school, an Open School for older children, a House of Safety for foster children, and after-school services. Without Ditshego these children would not have a chance for an education because many are undocumented or immigrants.
About South Africa
South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. It covers an area of approximately 472,000 square miles or slightly less than twice the size of Texas. Although it is a developed and modern country with roughly 57 million people and 11 official languages, South Africa struggles with high unemployment, HIV/AIDS, slow economic growth, crime, and corruption. Even in the post-1994 era following the end of apartheid (racial separation), social and economic inequality remains a significant challenge and South Africa is one of the most economically unequal countries in the world. Despite this, South Africa is making progress toward broader prosperity and a peaceful democracy.
For questions about South Africa contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
The Church of the Resurrection is working to empower Malawians to give them a fighting chance for a future with HOPE. How are we making this happen? Through the Methodist Church, we partner to provide opportunities for abundant life, address basic needs, develop self-sustaining economic empowerment, offer health education and medical rehabilitation. Resurrection also works with our partners to support opportunities for spiritual formation and pastoral leadership, early childhood education, and life skills training. To learn more, visit our blog.
About the Malawi United Methodist Church
On January 1, 2009, the Malawi United Methodist Church celebrated their status as the new Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church. Their status reflects the dedication, sacrifices and prayers of Malawian pastors and laity who have planted and nurtured this young church over the past two decades. They grew from a handful of churches to a thriving conference of 22 circuits and more than 140 churches, based on the passion and commitment of John Wesley to preach the Good News. They work to serve those in the most rural villages, hoping to set Malawi on fire for Christ.
Rev. Daniel Mhone, the Church's District Superintendent, supervises 24 pastors appointed in largely rural circuits where 85 percent of the church members survive day-to-day as subsistence farmers.The 22 circuits of the Malawi UMC are each served by one pastor who is responsible for 3 to 20 local churches within a 150-300 square mile region. The pastors work tirelessly as advocates for vital infrastructure in the communities where they serve, such as borehole wells that can provide clean drinking water for families as well as water for washing and irrigation for gardens.
Our Partnership with ZOE
The Church of the Resurrection partners with ZOE, a three-year program developed in Africa that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome extreme poverty, become fully self-reliant, and learn of God’s love for them. ZOE is currently active in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala and India.
ZOE’s indigenous program facilitators ensure children know about their rights, are free from abuse and exploitation, and can find a safe place to live. Children learn skills such as farming and animal husbandry at monthly meetings. ZOE then provides tools, seeds and farm animals to the children so they can grow and raise their own food.
Learn more at http://www.zoehelps.org
Malawi is a landlocked country of 10.5 million people, most of whom live in rural areas east of Zambia, west of Mozambique and south of Tanzania. Like Zimbabwe, it was colonized by English-speaking Europeans in the 1800s. Malawi gained its independence from Great Britain in 1964, and became a democratic republic in 1994. Lilongwe is its capital city. The annual per capita income is $800. Some 80 percent of the population is Christian, 55 percent of whom are Protestant.
For questions about Malawi contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
The Hunger Stopper Ministry delivers approximately 70 tons of food each year, through donations from within the church and special food drives held in the community. Donations are delivered monthly to local pantries and urban ministries to help feed those in Kansas City area who are hungry or food insecure.
Check out our Local Impact page for a list of upcoming "Pop-Up Donation Drives" across our campuses.
Stay informed about upcoming events and information by signing up to receive the Hunger Stopper Newsletter. Sign up to receive Hunger Stopper Newsletter today! (Select "Resurrection Leawood" and then scroll down to Leawood Connect and Serve Newsletters and select "Hunger Stopper Food Donations")
We'd love to have you join our team of volunteers to help this ministry happen! Please see our Hunger Volunteer Ministry page for more information.
For questions about Hunger Stopper Donations contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
Our Hunger Stopper team works in many different ways to help put a stop to hunger in Kansas City. Check out these ways you can get involved year-round:
We hold two large food drives during the year which are a great way for individuals, families and groups to get involved. The Souper Bowl Food Drive takes place each January/February, and we host a Sack Hunger Fall Kick Off Food Drive takes place in Sept/Oct. The need for serving our pantries continues throughout the year. See the donations page for more information.
“Thanks to the generosity of our congregation the Sack Hunger Food Drive saw an increase of 513.33% in increase in monetary donations over last year! WOW! We are so excited about our ability to creatively address food insecurity in the KC area by leveraging our partnerships with Harvesters, Associated Grocers as well as community/neighborhood initiatives near our campuses and partner schools. Rather than just dropping a pallet of what we have, we are able to provide true NEEDS in the community because of your support. We are thrilled to move strongly into 2020 ready to make an impact!”
How You Can Serve: Help sort, check and box donated food items to prepare them to be delivered to local pantries. This is a fun service project for small groups, individuals or families.
Contact: Brenda Stuteville for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: Volunteers must be 10 and older (accompanied by a parent), or 16 and older (unaccompanied).
How You Can Serve: 8-10 volunteers are needed for each delivery shift to help rearrange boxes onto pallets to prepare orders for delivery, load the truck and deliver food to local pantries.
Contact: Michelle Van Pelt at email@example.com.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 and older, and able to repeatedly lift heavy boxes (up to 40 lbs).
You can fight hunger in Kansas City year-round, by making a monthly commitment to be a Hunger Stopper! Hunger happens every day of the year!
If you're looking for serving opportunities to arrange on your own, click here for an informal list of organizations we enjoy working with here in Kansas City. Please feel free to reach out to any of the organizations that interest you or your group!
For more information about Hunger Donations please contact Michelle Van Pelt at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Hunger Stopper Volunteer Opportunities contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
Using Psalm 4:8 as the guiding mission, the Beds Program provides new beds to children who don’t have beds of their own in Kansas City urban and suburban communities. Our purpose is to recognize and address the physical need for sleep, thus providing a sense of comfort, rest and peace. Through this coordinated demonstration of God’s love and provision, we will bring smiles and comfort to children and families. Our focus is to serve the children referred by Resurrection's partner school districts and specific mission partners.
Volunteers are needed to load/unload mattresses, greet participants and assist them in picking up linens and pajamas. This is a great serving opportunity for the whole family-appropriate for children 7 and older when accompanied by an adult. Please note this event takes place outside-dress accordingly!
Host a linen drive in your school, workplace, or neighborhood! New twin linens will be provided to school aged children who receive beds through the Program. If you need more information on the Program for your drive, please contact email@example.com.
Have access to free or inexpensive lumber? We are always looking for lumber to build our slat support structure. This structure is used in place of a box spring.
Don’t let a Kansas City child sleep on the floor tonight. Consider sponsoring a bed!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Please visit the Beds Ministry Donations page for more information about how to support this ministry with donations.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. -Psalm 4:8