Donna Karlen

Leawood News

2 weeks till Christmas!

Posted Dec 11, 2019

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Each year we experience the joy of welcoming thousands of people for Candlelight Christmas Eve worship services. For many, this might be their first time to visit our church, and as a church family, we want to extend Resurrection Hospitality!

Help us share the joy of Christmas by serving with KiDSCOR Childcare and/or Guest Connections at any of our 11 worship services on Dec. 22, 23 or 24.

Coming up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, we’ll look at fear and peace, sin and forgiveness, and how God is with us always. Pastor Adam's sermon, "God with Us: The Suffering King," just might be a message someone you know needs to hear. We hope to see you (and a friend) this weekend in worship!

Hope and Healing Worship Service

Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 pm, Sanctuary. Support and encouragement for those facing pain, loss and grief during this time. Pastor Dennis Apple shares how he found healing after the death of his son. Join us for this special service with music, anointing and a message of hope.

Christmas at Resurrection Musical

Christmas at Resurrection brings some favorite holiday movies to the stage in "The REEL Meaning of Christmas!" Tickets still available for performances Dec. 12-15. Purchase tickets here or at the Box Office.

Box Office Hours:

  • Dec. 12 and 13, 5:30-7:45 pm
  • Dec. 14, 10:30 am - 1:15 pm, 5-7:45 pm
  • Dec. 15, 8:30 am to 1:45 pm

Volunteer to serve at this event.

Opportunities to Serve

JOY in Serving

Here are opportunities to serve locally or globally this Christmas season:

  • Kansas City – Bake cookies for staff or help with holiday parties at Quindaro Elementary.
  • Honduras – Support the Juan Wesley School in Honduras by donating funds to purchase literature for classroom use.
  • Malawi – Support the Malawi Methodist Churches by donating funds to purchase Bibles in native languages.

Serve with the Attendance Team

Do you like computer work? Do you pride yourself on accuracy? You can use your talents as a data entry volunteer on Sundays or Mondays after weekly worship! Work from home on your own computer or iPad. Sign up here.

Join the Mission Ministries Delivery Team

With increasing opportunities to serve our community, we need more drivers and loaders. Email Michelle Van Pelt for more information (no special license required, training provided).

For Adults

Wednesday Advent class “Born the King”

Explore how Jesus came to make the world whole. Class meets in the Foundry on Dec. 18 at 6:15 pm. Special content for Dec. 25 will be sent via video link.

Dinner available at 5:30 pm in the Foundry at $5/person, free for kids up to 5th grade.

Blue Christmas Class

"Blue Christmas" class meets at 6:15 pm on Dec. 18. The holidays may not feel so merry if you’re dealing with loss, illness or conflict. This class creates a safe space to process feelings and find hope in the true meaning of Christmas. Registration required only for childcare.

For Students

Totally Tubular Lock-in

6th-8th graders (high school Totally Tubular is in February). Tubing at Snow Creek followed by a fun-filled lock-in at the Leawood Student Center. Friday, Jan. 24-25. Sign up here.

Mission Experience

Join rezlife student ministry next summer to help repair homes for families in need. This mission experience is for students entering grades 9-12 in fall 2020, as well as 2019 high school grads. Register here by Jan. 15 for best rate.

Employment Opportunities

Learn about these opportunities or browse employment resources.



Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen serves in Communications at Church of the Resurrection by creating and managing social media content.