Randy Greene

Leawood News

Drop Off Life for Our Community

Posted Jun 9, 2021

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When we closed our physical locations last year, we also had to stop accepting donations of clothes, toys, and other goods we distributed back into the community. Now that our buildings have re-opened, we want to share an update on what types of donations we can accept and how you can give them.

At Resurrection Leawood, we have two bins available for monthly donations to our Hunger Ministry and Partner School Ministry. We have a list of acceptable and needed items for those ministries on their web pages, and the bins to drop off goods are located in the Narthex of Building A next to the Mission Ministries space. (Any other donations will have to be disposed of.)

Resurrection Overland Park will continue to accept donations for their food pantry on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm. All other campuses will no longer have open spaces for donations.

We will also continue our drop-off events at all Resurrection locations on the third Saturday of each month, with each event focused on a particular need to best serve our community partners with the resources they need at that time. Here are our next few events:

  • June 19: Food Drive
  • July 17: School Supply Drive
  • August 21: Clothing Drive
  • September 18: Food Drive

Learn more about what we accept, ways to volunteer, and organizations that will accept furniture and other goods on our Local Impact web page.


In last week's sermon, Rev. Scott Chrostek examined the movie Onward to see how it encourages us to press forward in loving and appreciating the people around us. Watch it online.


Revisiting the Beloved Community

Tonight, June 9, 6:30 pm on cor.org/live

This month we continue the conversations about the “Beloved Community,” a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. In addition to this class, we have opportunities to learn about the Holy Spirit, discover your spiritual gifts, and more starting soon. See other upcoming classes.

Movie Night!

Friday, June 18, 6:30 pm in the Foundry Hall

This will be a fun movie night for the whole family! Come watch The Mitchells vs. The Machines on the big screens in the Foundry Hall. We'll have free hotdogs and popcorn for the whole family. Please RSVP online.

Men’s Pickleball Tournament

Saturday, June 26, 7-9 am at Chicken N Pickle (North Kansas City)

Chicken N Pickle is hosting a free Resurrection Men’s Pickleball Tournament. Spots are limited, so don’t wait to sign up. This will be doubles play, so you can sign yourself up and be placed on a team, or invite a friend to join you and sign up together. Experience doesn't matter, all are welcome. Email Pastor Matt.Bisel@cor.org to sign up or if you have any questions.


Rezlife Students: Come Build Doghouses

Monday, June 14, 1-3 pm

Current 6th-12th grade students (2020-21 school year). 1-3 pm. Meet us on the lawn by the Student Center and help build doghouses for Habitat for Humanity. We'll supply all the materials. We just need YOU! No registration required. See more information here.

Hunger Doesn't Take the Summer Off

Saturday, June 19, 9-11 am

When school is out in the Kansas City area, many children lose access to the nutritional foods they need every day. You can help pack our food pantries for a child or family in need this summer by dropping off some staple foods. See the food list and drop-off details.

Volunteer with Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

Saturday, June 19, 5-8 pm
Come and be a friend to an individual with special needs. We'll play games, do crafts, share a meal, and watch a movie together as we help their parents and caregivers to have a night off. Sign up here.

Be a Mission Ministries Driver

As we expand our missions work in Kansas City, we are looking for volunteers who can help us distribute food and other goods to our partner organizations. You don't need any kind of special driver's license, but you must be willing to drive a box truck and complete a medial DOT exam (we'll pay for it!). Please contact michelle.vanpelt@cor.org for more information.

Caring for You

Caregiver Support Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays (starting June 15), 3 pm

It's really hard providing long-term health care for loved ones, and we want to be here to support you. Our caregiver support group is now back in person in Room B153 (online access is still available through Zoom). No registration is required for this group. Learn more here.

Resurrection Recovery Mealtime is Back!

Thursdays, beginning June 17, 5:30 pm in the Foundry Hall

We will be restarting the recovery community meal and fellowship time every Thursday night, beginning June 17. Please join our recovery community for fellowship and a meal, then stay to hear a personal testimony from someone in the recovery community. Support group meetings then begin at 7 pm. See more about our Recovery Ministry.

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Randy Greene

Randy Greene

Randy Greene is a part of the Communications team at the Church of the Resurrection. He helps develop and maintain the church's family of websites. He is also a graduate of Central Baptist Theological Seminary and loves to write stories about faithfulness.