Cathy Bien

Leawood News

God of mercy & grace!

Posted Mar 6, 2019

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Today marks the beginning of our Lenten Journey as we prepare for the Easter celebration! At our Ash Wednesday services today, Pastor Wendy Chrostek shares about our amazing God of mercy and grace. Pastors made the sign of the cross with ashes on our foreheads, a way we can show our commitment to repenting from sin.

We've all made mistakes – done things or left things undone. And Jesus says to us, "O dear one, I forgive you." We just need to ask and trust in God's unending grace.

Our last Ash Wednesday worship service is at 7 pm in our Sanctuary or online here.

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, we begin a new series for Lent. Pastor Adam will lead us in exploring five spiritual practices for Christian living (highlighted in our Vision 2030 – Closing the Gap initiatives). We'd love for you to invite someone to come to worship – share this video!

Lenten Journey Study

Participate in our Lenten Journey Study offered March 12 – April 11 (join anytime) on 3 different days: Tuesday (Grow Night), Wednesday (Family Night) or Thursday (Care Night). And register for your choice of class night hereDownload the Lent Journal here.

Lenten Concert Series

Enjoy beautiful seasonal music in The Foundry Commons each Wednesday in Lent, March 13 – April 10, and in the Sanctuary on April 17. Music begins at 12:15 pm, but come early enough to enjoy lunch specials in The Spring Cafe. See who is performing here.

Opportunities to Serve

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

Volunteer with our Special Needs Ministry, Saturday, March 23, 5-8 pm for a night of F*U*N* (Volunteers, please arrive in the Student Center by 4:30 pm.) Sign up here.

International Serve Trips

Help change the world! Applications for summer international serve trips are closing soon! Serve in...

Serve with Disaster Recovery

April 27 – May 3, Corpus Christi, TX area, to help our brothers and sisters devastated by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. General construction skills  desired, but not required. Apply by April 5 here.

Missions Annual Report

Read all about our global and local initiatives in the 2018 Missions Annual ReportPick up a copy at the Mission Engagement Space in the Narthex of Bldg. A. An online version is available here.

Vacation Bible Camp Volunteers Needed

Volunteer for Vacation Bible Camp June 10-14. Youth and adult volunteers will help kids discover all the ways that Jesus is their friend. Sign up here.

Serve at the Spring Cafe

Daytime/evening hours available during the week and on weekends. Share Resurrection hospitality with our congregation, visitors and staff. No previous experience is required. Email Joan Gunter or Tina Bost.

How would you like to enjoy delicious Honduran coffee AND help children at the Juan Wesley School in Honduras? Learn more about our Honduras partnerships here, AND buy a bag of Honduran coffee at the Spring Cafe this weekend.

Opportunities for Adults

New Adult Sunday School Class

Connect in our new adult Sunday school class for ages 50+ to study, fellowship and support one another on the Spiritual Journey. Meets Sundays at 9:15 am in rm. B146.

Resurrection Art Guild

Gather with artists to learn and share and create art with presenting artist Cheryl Moran. Resurrection Art Guild meets Saturday, March 16, 9-11:30 am, Bldg. A Parlor.


Need to recharge? Experience meaningful connection through yoga and affirmation. Saturday, March 23, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Foundry (Bldg. B). Register here.

Women's Bible Studies

Find meaningful discussion, lasting friendships and a deeper understanding of God. Spring semester begins soon!

UMW Lenten Luncheon

All women are invited to enjoy our Annual Lenten Luncheonsponsored by United Methodist Women. Gather with us on Thursday, April 11, noon, as we prepare our hearts for Holy Week and Easter. Hear from speaker Karen Lampe while you dine. Register here.

Come early and shop the Global Market products created by entrepreneurial women around the world.

Opportunities for Students (grades 6–12)

rezlife Student Ministry Mission Trips offer youth the opportunity to make a difference by serving others in Denver, Dallas, Appalachia, Honduras and right here in Kansas City. Register here.

Youthfront Summer Camp for 6/7/8th grades is June 17-22.
Register before March 1 to get $15 of free camp bucks! Volunteers' students receive discounted rate. Check it out and register here.

Employment Opportunities

See more information at, or see the employment resources offered at Resurrection Leawood.


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Cathy Bien

Cathy Bien

Cathy Bien serves as the 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.