Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Eighteen Years Ago...

Posted Sep 11, 2019

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Eighteen years ago today, our nation was changed when terrorists hijacked four airplanes. We remember those who died in the attacks and in the rescue and recovery efforts. Please take a moment to pray for those who lost their loved ones, and ask God to shine his light through us to push back the darkness in a hurting world.

Coming up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, Pastor Adam shares a message from our Ten Commandments sermon series as we look at #4: Remember the Sabbath day and treat it as holy. Invite someone to "sabbath" with you this weekend.

Sack Hunger Food Drive

Sack Hunger Fall Food Drive starts this weekend. Help beat hunger in our community by donating food or funds. Pick up bags in Bldg. A Narthex or Bldg. B Commons to fill with food and return by Sept. 29. See ways to Sack Hunger and sign up to volunteer here.

It's 4th and goal... and we're going for it!

Youth Forum on Addiction and Recovery

The rise of addiction for youth in our area has us looking for answers. Join us for “The Johnson County Epidemic: Our Youth and Drugs,” a candid conversation with a panel of young people, moderated by Frank Boal from 810 WHB. Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 pm, Wesley Covenant Chapel. Register here.

Opportunities to Serve

This weekend we are celebrating 26 years for Matthew's Ministry! Our Special Needs Ministry offers programs for individuals of all ages and many volunteer opportunities, including Family Night Out, a time for fun as we enjoy dinner, crafts, games and a movie, Saturday, Sept. 28, 5-8 pm in the Student Center. Sign up to volunteer here.

Committee Nominations

Resurrection Committee Nominations are underway for candidates to serve beginning in 2020: Finance, Trustees, Staff Parish Relations, Foundation, Nominations and Lay Delegates to Annual Conference. To refer someone you know or indicate your interest in serving, visit our website and let us know by Monday, Oct. 14.

UMW Rummage Sale Grants

Grant Applications for organizations/agencies to receive funds from United Methodist Women Rummage Sale proceeds are being accepted now through Sept. 30. See requirements and application.

Partner Schools Information Meeting

Everyone can make a difference in a child's life. Learn about serving opportunities in our Partner Schools Ministry, from building a relationship working one-to-one with elementary school students to preparing books for distribution or joining a school leadership team. Register here to attend the Partner Schools Information Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 3, 10 am.

Register to volunteer with Leadership Institute – Sept. 25-27

We will welcome 3,000 church leaders from across the nation to discuss next steps for our denomination and churches. We need more than 300 volunteers to provide Resurrection Hospitality in a variety of roles and time commitments. Sign up to volunteer.

Connection Point Team Members Needed

Serve with the Weekday Connection Point team. Help our guests by answering questions and giving directions. Sign up here to serve.

Christmas in October

Each year we partner with this local nonprofit to restore the homes of low-income homeowners in the Kansas City area. With your help, elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners are able to remain in their homes. Ages 14 and up can sign up here to serve on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Haiti Serve Trip

Did you know that 3/5 of Haiti's population lives below the poverty line, making only $2 a day? Join our Feb. 9-13 Haiti Serve Trip and serve alongside CHE (Community Health Evangelism) to empower and uplift the community of Pétit-Goȃve through health, sanitation and micro-finance projects.

Opportunities for Adults

Margin KC – Financial Peace University (FPU)

CREATE MARGIN in your life as you learn financial best practices and experience the joy that comes from generosity and financial peace. FPU begins Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, room B200. Register here.

Sacred Steps 5k Walk/Run

Saturday, Sept. 21, 8 am on the north side of Bldg. B. Fun, family-friendly morning to support our mission initiatives in Malawi for clean drinking water. Register here by Sept. 16 to receive a t-shirt.

Community Health & Wellness Fair

Understand the risks of vaping, learn about helping kids through crisis, take a Mindfulness class and more at this free event. Pre-register for a class and be eligible to win some great door prizes! Run or walk Sacred Steps and then stop by the Health Fair on Saturday, Sept 21, 8:30 am – 1 pm, Foundry, Commons and Building B Classrooms.

Resurrection Art Guild

Gather together with other artists to learn and share and create art with presenting artist Susan P Smith. Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30 am, Parlor.

Grandparenting Ministry event at the farm!

Bring your grandchildren for a day at Johnson Farms on Sept. 28, 10 am – 1 pm, $13/person. Cost includes entrance, hayrides, games and more. Register by Sept. 22. Food available for purchase.

Allies for Racial Justice presents Keynote Speaker: Debby Irving

Debbie Irving is the author of Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, and she is presenting "I'm a Good Person! Isn't That Enough?" Register here to join us Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

Rejuvenate: mind.body.spirit

A wellness event for women that fosters spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health with yoga, relaxation and guest speaker presentations. Optional early RISE workout has limited spots. Register here for this event on Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 am – noon in the Foundry.

Crossroads annual Pre-Retirement Seminar

“Charting a Path for What’s Next," for those 50 years and older, is Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 am – noon, Foundry. Explore possibilities with keynote speaker Jack Hansen, author of two books on retirement, and learn from Susan Campbell’s story of charting her recent “what’s next” path. Register here.

Opportunities for Children Birth – 5th Grade

Kindermusik at Resurrection

Encourage early learning and creativity in you children through the sheer joy of music and movement. See the lineup of classes and register here.

Serve with Kindergarteners

Serve with our kindergarteners on Sunday mornings at 9:15, and give their parents an hour in worship to re-charge! Youth (6th grade and up), grandparents and every age in between are invited to serve. For more info, email Nick Ransom. Flexible scheduling.

Opportunities for Students Grades 6–12

Sign up for Confirmation by Sept. 16

Students in grades 8-12 ask questions, dig deeper into scripture, serve others and learn more about God and the Church. Confirmation is an important step in a life-long journey of following Christ and serving God’s Church. Confirmation begins Sunday, Sept. 29.

We are also looking for adult mentors to walk alongside students on their Confirmation journey. A mentor is not someone who knows all the answers, but someone who helps students discover their own answers. Click here to register as a mentor, or for more information, send us an email.

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.