Donna Karlen

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Go Deeper in Beloved Community Session

Posted Jul 29, 2020

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Go Deeper into the "Beloved Community"

Wednesdays, July 29 – August 12, 6:30 pm at with follow-up discussions on Zoom

Pastor of Community Justice Cheryl Jefferson Bell and local leaders continue the conversation around what it means to be a Beloved Community. Explore Resurrection’s Vision for Racial Justice as we discuss practical ways to build community and address injustice. Register here to join a Zoom discussion.

Last Night's Vespers

Did you miss Pastor Adam's Vespers on Facebook? We had some technical issues with Facebook, but you can view it here.

Pastor Adam shared the incredible impact of your donations last weekend as we raised money to drill clean water wells for children in Africa. (How many wells do you think can be drilled thanks to your generosity?!)

This Weekend in Worship...

We'll explore "Becoming Resilient in the Face of Adversity" in this weekend's message. "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial..."

Be resilient in inviting a someone to worship online with us this weekend:

  • Saturday | 5 pm
  • Sunday | 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am, 5 pm 11 am on Facebook Live and KHSB TV

Serve Opportunities

Build A Box to Stop Hunger!

Our Hunger Stoppers team has seen the demand for food in our community increase by 200% since mid-March. And as unemployment continues to rise, the requests for food will also. Bulk purchases in grocery stores are challenging due to rationing, but you can help fill the gap between the need for food and our supplies through Build A Box.

Click here for dates and simple instructions on how to pick up a box, shop for the right food, and decorate and drop off the boxes. Our goal is to have 2,500 boxes to distribute to our community!

Partner School Support Drive

Did you know we can help 3,800+ students in nine Partner Schools be ready to learn? Whether "school" happens in a classroom or a living room, students need supplies to help them succeed. Donate here for supplies we will purchase in bulk.

If you enjoy shopping for school supplies, pick up any of the ten most needed items and drop them off at one of these three locations:

  • Leawood Building A Circle Drive – Friday, July 31, 9-11 am
  • Downtown – Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm (call 816-979-1344 to arrange for drop-off time)
  • Overland Park – Saturday, Aug. 1, 9-11 am

Build Hope (and a House)!

We are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City to build a House of Abraham! Established in 2003 by Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities in Kansas City, House of Abraham is an opportunity for people of different faith traditions to come together to build a home and help a family get a fresh start.

Daily pportunities for ages 16 and up to serve through early fall. Learn more and sign up here.

DIY Serving

Click here to see opportunities to serve from your home such as sewing masks, writing notes of encouragement and making bookmarks for the Resurrection Bookmobile.

Online Learning & Connection

Pro-Retirement Seminar

Thinking about the next chapters in your life? The Pro-Retirement Seminar will help you recharge and take action toward creating a life of purpose and joy, even in an unpredictable world. Register here for the Pro-Retirement Seminar, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8 pm, free event.

Coming Up in Women's Ministry

  • Strangers No More includes Christian and Jewish women for lively conversation online at 7 pm on Aug. 3. This group was featured recently in the Kansas City Star!
  • Tuesday Morning Book Club is reading House of Purple Cedar for an Aug. 4 online discussion.
  • Wednesday Morning Book Club is reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz for an Aug. 5 in-person discussion.

Bookstore Offers Curbside Service

Needing resources for your classes or small groups? The Well Bookstore offers curbside pickup as well as shipping. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call for help with most special orders. Online orders here or call 913-544-0240, Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm; Friday 9 am – 12:30 pm.

Caring for our Church and Community

Request Care

If you would like to speak with one of our Care Pastors or another member of our team, please call 913-544-0712. After standard office hours, call our emergency pager at 913-544-0799. Find more information about requesting care on our website.

Request Prayer

Please submit your prayer requests online. We have a team dedicated to praying for these requests.

Recovery Ministry

If you have been affected by substance, drug or alcohol abuse or addictions of any kind, Resurrection Recovery Support Groups welcome you to meet Thursday evenings at 7, in person at Resurrection Leawood, Building B, or online via Zoom.

Contact Pastor Tom Langhofer for more information and visit our website for testimonies and resources.

Care Pastors Share Messages of Hope

Visit our Facebook page at 8 am, Monday - Friday, or check back at your convenience, to hear words of hope and encouragement from our Care Pastors and others on our staff.

Connect with your worship community

Each of our Church of the Resurrection locations is sharing hope and encouragement through messages and music on social media. If you usually worship at Resurrection Leawood, our Facebook groups offer connection:

For Kids & Teens

KiDSCOR Children's Ministry

→ Subscribe to our KiDSCOR YouTube channel to get the latest video content to help you and your family stay connected and grow in your faith.

Sign up for the KiDSCOR Leawood Newsletter for more ways to stay connected!

Rezlife Student Ministry

Monday High School Bible Study – Grow deeper in faith with your peers as we read and study scripture and then discuss what it means for our lives today. 6:30 pm, meets Mondays through Aug. 10. Register here.

Wednesday rezlife LIVE! Join us at 7:30 pm on our rezlife Leawood YouTube Channel. It's your favorite talk show combined with your favorite game show – then add in a HUGE amount of laughs! Prizes awarded each week!

Summer Sunday Gathering – 6th-12th grade students, 9:15 am. We're having some fun on Sunday mornings on our rezlife Leawood YouTube Channel! To participate in a Sunday Gathering Zoom small group, register here.

Stay up to date on rezlife activities each week:

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Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen

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