Patrick McLaughlin

Downtown Missions

August/September RezDT Serve Update

Posted Aug 15, 2019

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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, care and worship are how we equip you for the transformation of lives and the world. With your participation, we are #withKC! Opportunities to jump in abound and can be found at our RezDT website.  Contact me anytime for questions, further connection, and care: 816-979-1344 or  


  • August Serve Saturday Site details and Sign-up
  • Back to School SUCCESS!!
  • Serving on your own?
  • Volunteer of the Month--Sally Smith and Don


Program starts at 9a, come early for refreshments
1522 McGee, KCMO 64108

Check out all of our sites by going to our Sign up form. Signing up isn't required but doing so helps us create a better experience for you and our partner agencies.

Don't forget to invite friends, family, and colleagues. Our hope is that eventually you'll consider serving at one of our partner sites on a regular basis.  I'm happy to help you make a deeper connection to the agency and those dedicated to serving there.

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.

Save The Date

Christmas In October Oct 12

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On October 12 volunteers from across campuses will join together to transform some of Kansas City's most vulnerable households.  Follow this link to sign up and to build relationships between those who worship together, we encourage REZDT members to sign up for the houses designated for REZDT. We are focusing on houses this year in the Wendell Phillips neighborhood and hope to build community with neighbors and friends we know through the school.  Since CIO is only for adults, there will be a special opportunity for families to help with neighborhood clean up that day too. Sign up for that here.

School Supply Drive Success!

We had another successful school supply and volunteer drive!  It is never too late to donate supplies or sign up to serve at one of our partner schools: Wendell Phillips Elementary, East High School, Urban Christian Academy, and The Reading Nook. If you'd like more information about serving, training, or where to drop off donations, contact Pastor  Check out social media pages for all of our partner schools to stay in touch with their day in and day out successes and challenges.

Are you serving on your own or through your employer!?!?!

TEXT "DEEP" to 816-256-5588 to let us track and celebrate it with you!

Are you passionate about a service opportunity you've been doing outside of REZDT and but aren't quite sure how to bring more people alongside you? Reach out to me as I'd love to help!

Volunteer of the month


This month I'd like to honor the work and gifts of Sally Smith.  It's been well over a year since she was last recognized and she has definitely earned it again. Sally has stepped up to be our new School Liaison at Wendell Phillips. This means that the back to school drive was largely a success due to her leadership.  She will also help guide you through the process to becoming a volunteer.  Sally is a regular helper at Serve Saturday with her husband Don and he deserves a shout out for the heavy lifting and occasional good idea ;) he offers alongside Sally's leadership.  Thank you Sally for your service and the sacrifices you and your family make to be #withKC and #REZDT.

Hope to see you Saturday!

I also hope you've enjoyed getting to know what's 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.