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Join us for a morning of service #withKC out in the community! Invite family and friends to this intro to missions with RezDowntown. Plug in with our partner school or another education ministry, our construction ministry, or with one of our other Serve partners around KC and internationally. (Covid precautions in place.)
Email Pastor Patrick.McLaughlin@cor.org with questions, or if you plan to bring a group.
Click here for a list of our Serve partners. Pastor Patrick would be happy to connect you with an organization directly if you're interested in volunteering with your family, small group, or on your own!
For questions about Serve Saturday contact Patrick McLaughlin at (816) 979-1344, or email using the form below.
We are excited to bring CarePortal as a way to serve children and families in our community. Historically, there have been no fast and effective ways for Child Welfare workers to connect with churches to help children and families in need—many are left struggling when the Church could step in to help.
From the CarePortal web site...
CarePortal brings faith and government entities together by using a volunteer network and innovative technology to bring the needs of children and families in crisis to the attention of local churches. Child welfare workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.
To follow up, ask questions, and get involved with RezDT’s CarePortal effort, join the CarePortal RezDT Facebook group.
For questions about CarePortal contact Patrick McLaughlin at (816) 979-1344, or email using the form below.
Volunteer shifts available every day of the week.
Please sign up in advance as we are adhering to social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of germs and are limited to fewer than 10 people volunteering at one time. Want to donate food? Drop off donations between 1-3pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Join our remarkable usher team, volunteering with a smile at one of the various worship services. This important ministry involves directing congregants to their seats, passing the notebooks and offering plates during worship. Training is provided and opportunities to serve range from once a month to each Sunday.
For questions about Usher contact Shannon Endicott at (816) 979-1341, or email using the form below.
Volunteering in KiDSCOR at Resurrection Downtown is FUN! Let us know you're interested in pouring into the hearts and lives of our infants, toddlers, preschool and elementary school-aged kids HERE! Reach out to Sarah.Elliott@cor.org with any questions.
For questions about Weekend Volunteers, Classroom Helpers and Greeters for KiDSCOR contact Sarah Elliot at (816) 979-1336, or email using the form below.
Explore the many opportunities available for partnering with Hondurans to transform their communities. Each trip has a purpose, some of which are listed below:
Public school conditions in Honduras are often poor. Low education and lack of jobs often leaves youth with two choices: to join a gang, or to leave the country and their family to look for work. Through the partnership with the Methodist church in Ciudad España, the Juan Wesley school was opened in 2014. The mission of the school is to break the chain of poverty by offering a quality, private, faith-based education through university graduation.
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 Joyce Appel at (913) 544-0788, 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 need for serving our pantries continues throughout the year.
“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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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