Patrick McLaughlin

Downtown Missions

September/October RezDT Serve Update

Posted Sep 13, 2018

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Thank you for taking a few minutes to see what is going on in the serve life of RezDT! The service opportunities below, along with RezDT community life and worship, are how we make a positive impact in people's lives. With your full participation we are #withKC! Find ways to serve, connect and worship here.  Contact me anytime for further connection or care, 816-979-1334 or


  • Serve Saturday Sites!
  • Inviting Others With Story!
  • Serving on your own?
  • 18 in 18 Campaign
  • Sharing your story
  • Volunteers of the Month--Don and Sally Smith


Its as simple as this:

  • Invite a friend and join us this Saturday at 1522 McGee.  
  • Doors open at 8:30am for morning refreshments. 
  • A brief program starts at 9am to learn about the day's ministry partners. 
  • Deploy by 9:20am to serve the community for a few hours.
  • Have lunch with other volunteers if you are able!
  • When you're ready, commit to serving at one of our locations on your own, with a friend, or with a small group.

This month's agency partners are:

  • Monthly Rotating Opportunities
    • Lazarus Ministry
    • Reconciliation Services
    • Creation Care Project
    • Rose Brooks Domestic Violence Shelter
    • Paseo West Community Garden
    • Kansas City Rescue Mission Men's Shelter--indoor and outdoor cleaning/maintenance
    • Healing House--Caleb Tatley would love to have your help with his Eagle Scout project, restoring their raised garden beds.
    • HUNGER BACKPACKS--Accessible to all ages and abilities on site
  • Monthly serve opportunities:
    • Kuamba Reading Nook IS BACK ON!-- Join for an introduction to the ministry and to learn next steps on how to serve directly with refugee children.  Ongoing volunteers will need to complete the church's Safe Gatherings program.  
      Contact Lisa Avery for more information.
    • Helping Hands Construction Ministry--Painting and fire restoration at the Healing House. Contact Dan Smith for more info or visit the Helping Hands Construction Ministry web site
  • Off Saturday Opportunities:
    • Micah Ministry--Weekly Evening Meal.
      Contact our liaison Mary Landis for more details.
    • Opportunities to serve at Wendell Phillips and East High. Visit our Education partner webpage or for more details!

We don't visit every site every month. Click here for a list with web-links to all of the serve partners that we can help you connect with throughout the year.

Serving On Your Own!?!?!

Are you passionate about a ministry we don't partner with? I'd love to help bring more volunteers along side you. 

Employee Based Service 
Does your employer encourage you to serve?  Let us know about your hours so we can celebrate them as a part of our church's commitment to serve.

Small Business Outreach Do you wish you could do service projects with fellow employees? Contact me and let's set something up with your business owner to facilitate it together!

Email if any of these apply to you!

18 in '18

18-in-18.jpg.png?mtime=20180815132554#asset:19097:serveModalImageHow are you doing at reaching the goal we set for each person calling RezDT their home, serving 18 hours in 2018? Help us track your hours by filling out and returning your serve card.  Get a new one at Serve Saturday if you need. If you have already achieved 18 hours of service, consider another challenge: Serve 18 times with the same ministry partner or invite 18 people to join you in service.

RezDT StoryCOR

Every meaningful ministry at RezDT started with a story. We'd like to do more to capture these stories and realize more capacities for ministry with you and #withKC!  We recognize the number of stories we can collect as a measurement of the immeasurable impact RezDT and God are having on your life and the life of the community.


Volunteer(s) of the month

This month I'd like to recognize Don and Sally Smith for their continued commitment to serving the RezDT community.  They have brought to us the technology that enables us to register for, track, and communicate about your Serve Saturday through text messages.  If you're not into technology, you can celebrate that they have become the go to Donut Picker Uppers!  Their monthly commitment to Serve Saturday has helped us increase capacity and strengthens our relationship #withKC!  Thank you Don and Sally!Screen-Shot-2018-09-13-at-12.57.06-PM.png?mtime=20180913125812#asset:19470:serveModalImage

I hope you've enjoyed getting to know what's been going on in the Serve life of RezDT!  Don't hesitate to reach out anytime you have questions, concerns, or just need a listening ear. Email or call 816-979-1344.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Patrick

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick is the Community Pastor at Resurrection Downtown.