Cathy Bien

Leawood News

Family Night starts tonight!

Posted Aug 29, 2018

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What's your dream for our church?

Let's talk about the hopes and dreams God has been stirring for our church and our community. Sign up for one of three Vision 2030 Congregation Engagement Gatherings where consultants from Auxano will facilitate discussion and help us identify strategic ideas for how God might work through Church of the Resurrection. Three dates are offered:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, Resurrection Leawood Foundry
  • Wednesday, Sept. 5, 9:30-11:30 am, Resurrection Leawood Foundry
  • Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Resurrection Downtown Sanctuary

This is an important next step in discerning and naming the unifying strategic ideas that will have the most impact over the next 12 years in changing lives, strengthening churches and transforming the world. The format and content of all three Gatherings will be the same, so choose whichever one works best for you. Invite other church leaders, your small group and friends to join you!
Please register online by Aug. 31.
Read more below about upcoming opportunities in the life of our church.

Coming up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, Pastor Adam continues to lead us through The Lord's Prayer. This weekend we'll focus on "Give us this day our daily bread..." If you missed the first two weeks, you can watch those messages here.

Family Night Kickoff

Wednesday Family Night kicks off this evening with a 4-week study by Pastor Adam on his book Love to Stay, Six Keys to a Successful MarriageThe sessions will be livestreamed if you can't attend in person. Want to know more about what we're offering for all ages? Check out this video!

New Alpha Classes Begin

Bring your questions and curiosity and join us to explore the Christian faith in Alpha. Wednesday morning session meets at 9:30 am and the evening session is part of Wednesday Family Night at 6:15 pm. See details and register for Alpha here.

For Adults

Hearts Set on Fire: A Life Devoted to Prayer – Thurs., Aug. 30 – Sept. 20, 6:30 pm in B252. Develop healthy spiritual practices that lead to wholeness as we focus on four kinds of prayer that heal heart, mind and body. Led by Pastors Joshua Clough and Tino Herrera.

Understanding Alzheimers and Dementia – Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:30 pm in B146. This presentation will explain Alzheimer’s disease, how to recognize it, its impact, treatment options, and the importance of early diagnosis. Led by Aubrey Marez, CPTA, Community Relations with Kansas Palliative and Hospice Care.

Tuesday Grow Night Fall Kick-Off! Choose from a wide variety of classes, join a service opportunity or simply enjoy meaningful discussions. Fall classes begin Sept. 11, and usually meet from 6:30-8:30 pm in Bldg. B.

Financial Peace University –Learn biblical and practical skills for achieving your financial goals. Next class begins Tuesday, Sept. 11. Register online.

Live Well is for individuals with chronic depression or anxiety. Classes meet Thursdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 1, 6:30 pm (check-in is in rm. B259). Class size limited. Register online (required).

Disciple Bible Study digs deep into scripture. Discover how to apply biblical knowledge to transform your life. Begin with Disciple 1, then participate in the other five studies in any order. Click to register.

Mid-Life Divorce Recovery for Women meets at Thursday Care Night, Sept. 13 - Nov.15, 6:30 pm in B256. Learn practical strategies for dealing with regret, bitterness, anger, sadness or fear of divorce. $85 for class materials. Register online (required).

Mental Illness Stigma & Suicide Prevention – Thurs., Sept. 6, 6:30 pm, Wesley Chapel. Join us for discussion on overcoming the stigma of mental illness and how to be a suicide prevention resource in your community.

Single Mom's Group – Develop and grow friendships as you share in navigating issues faced by single moms. Meets Wednesdays, 6:15 pm in B149.

NAMI Family to Family – Thursdays, Aug. 30 - Oct. 18, 6:30 pm in B153. Free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Also learn that you're not alone. Register online (required).

Serve Opportunities

Kick off Labor Day weekend by serving others in FaithWork – Saturday Sept. 1, 8:45 am, Bldg. B Commons. Bring a treat to shareand we'll all stay together at the church to serve! All ages welcome. Register here or just show up to serve!

Serve with Flourish Furnishingsin our new location. "Show up and Serve" on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am – noon to help families with their home essentials.

Serve on planning committee for 2019 Sacred Steps 5k & 1-mile run/walk – Calling all super-planners, amazing-organizers and those who have a heart for the world! Help plan this Sept. 22 event that supports clean water initiatives in Africa. Email Sheree Reece to join the team.

Prison Ministry Information Forum – Help those who are incarcerated or returning to the community. Learn how on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2:30-4:30 pm in B152.

We Can Do More Together – Serve with rezlife Student Ministries on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights and connect with students in a small group setting. No student ministry experience needed! Email Deborah Comstock.

Congregational Care Ministersserve with our pastors to care for our Resurrection community. Learn more about serving as a CCM and download an application here.

For Students

Join rezlife tonight for some major fun (may involve water or shaving cream or paint – so dress appropriately...)

Sign up for 2018-19 Confirmation – starts Sept. 30 for 8th-12th grade students to join together in exploring who Christ is, what it means to know Jesus and how to follow him. Mentors are also needed to journey alongside the students.

For Children

ZONE and ZONE 45 kick off this evening! Kids will come together and make new friends as they grow in their love and understanding of Jesus through worship, games (and snacks, of course). Register your K-5th graders here.

All new KiDS' CHOIR for pre-K – 5th grade meets Sunday mornings 10:15-11 and Wednesday evenings 5-5:45. Also Bell Choir for grades 3-5. Email Lin Sanford for more information.

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Cathy Bien

Cathy Bien

Cathy Bien serves as the Lead Director of Communications at Church of the Resurrection. She and her husband Rick have been members of the church since 1993 and have four adult children and one grandson.