Wednesdays in June, 6:30-7:45 PM
Watch on cor.org/live
But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends…. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men. — Dr. Martin Luther King
In the summer of 2020, we explored what it meant to live into the “Beloved Community” that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned – a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. This June we continue the conversations we started with a deeper dive into issues of race, scripture and what it means to be in relationship with one another.
Join members of our Community Justice team in conversation for this 4-week class about gaining empathy and embracing our Christian responsibilities within the Beloved Community.
Week 1: A Conversation with Resurrection Staff
Week 2: Justice & Righteousness with former Missouri Supreme Court Justice Chip Robertson
Week 3: The Church as Beloved Community with Great Plains UMC District Superintendent Dee Williamston
Week 4: TBA
Watch online on cor.org/live or join us in person at Resurrection Leawood in the Foundry.
Did you miss a session? Or want to catch up on the classes from last summer? Check out our Beloved Community recordings page.
For questions about The Beloved Community Revisited contact Lindsey Arnold Seevers at (913) 232-4163, or email using the form below.
The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in The United States. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation officially ended slavery in 1863, enslaved people living under Confederate control were not immediately freed, including those in Texas. On June 19, 1865, that changed, when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, TX and notified the 250,000 enslaved black people in the state that they were free by executive decree.
Juneteenth KC - 18th & Vine
JuneteenthKC is Kansas City, Missouri's premier community heritage celebration and is hosted annually within the 18th & Vine Historic District. Learn more at Juneteenth-KC.com
Juneteenth Freedom Celebration Day - Avenue of Life
Join Avenue of Life in Kansas City, KS for a kid-friendly Juneteenth celebration with free food, face painting, a bouncy house and more! See the flyer.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Avenue of Life (500 N 7th Street Trf, KCK 66101)
On Saturday, June 19, Resurrection volunteers will join with volunteers from Avenue of Life to help with the celebration. You can sign up to serve that morning at Avenue of Life, or check out our other great Kansas City opportunities! Sign up to serve.
From "Juneteenth: Staying the Course of Freedom and Flourishing for All" by the General Commission on Religion and Race of the UMC.
For questions about Celebrate and Learn About Juneteenth contact Lindsey Arnold Seevers at (913) 232-4163, or email using the form below.
Cultural Competency training is required before serving in on-going Kansas City Mission programs in order to provide a safe environment for all those we serve. Empowering and educational, this training will provide each participant with a heightened awareness about our neighbors and cross-cultural interactions. Those who need this training may be interested in serving on the bookmobile, at the food pantry, as a tutor, or in a classroom at one of our partner schools. Additionally, individuals who are interested in serving with our partner organizations should plan to take this training.
All classes will take place over Zoom from 9 am - 11 am.
Seating is limited and classes not meeting a minimum size may be rescheduled. Please be sure to carefully select an appropriate date.
Click on the date below to register for the training:
Safe Gatherings certification is also required for those working in the schools or entering people's homes for furnishings pickups. If you are not already Safe Gatherings certified (certification lasts four years) you can begin that process here.
For questions about Cultural Competency Training contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore what "doing justice" as the church looks like as an individual and in our communities with Pastor Patrick McLaughlin.
Pastor of Community JusticeBorn 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
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 served in a variety of ministry settings, prior to coming to Resurrection!
Praise and worship are her lifeline! The JOY of The Lord is my strength! Nehemiah 8.10!
Contact Cheryl Jefferson Bell at (913) 232-4144
or email using the form below.
13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
24000 W. Valley Pkwy
Olathe, KS 66061
1601 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
601 NE Jefferson St.
Blue Springs, MO 64014
8412 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
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