Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Have a Blessed Memorial Weekend!

Posted May 20, 2020

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Online worship and classes continue

The health and well-being of our congregation, staff and community are top priorities. We are monitoring COVID-19 updates from medical professionals and local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and studying the guidelines and requirements outlined by state and local governments. Our leadership team is determining the practices, protocols and timing necessary for in-person gatherings in our unique setting.

We will continue online-only worship until at least July 12, and possibly not return to in-person worship until August. When we gather again, safety and sanitation measures will be implemented. Ministries for adults, students and children will continue online-only through mid-August.

VBC is on the go!

Vacation Bible Camp is coming to you July 20-24, when children will learn to Live Like a Champ! With special VBC kits, awesome videos and online worship, kids pre-school – 5th grade are invited to participate from their homes. Register here and invite friends to join you for VBC 2020 – Live Like a Champ!

Class of 2020 - you get a gift!

We are so proud of our high school and college graduates! We would like to send a gift to Resurrection Family graduates; please register here. Congratulations and know that we are praying for the next steps of your journey!

Find ways to care for our community, connect through online opportunities and more in this edition of enews.

This Weekend in Worship...

Memorial Weekend is a time for us to remember loved ones who have passed and honor those who sacrificed for our country. Join us wherever you are for worship with beautiful music and a message about remembrance from Pastor Adam.

Our online worship schedule:

  • Saturday | 5 pm
  • Sunday | 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am, 5 pm 11 am broadcast on KSHB TV Channel 41 and on Facebook Live here.

Resurrection Memorial Gardens

The Memorial Garden near the Wesley Covenant Chapel in Building C at our Leawood Campus will be open on Memorial Day, May 25, from 10 am - 2 pm. Please enter through the south doors of Building C. The Memorial Garden north of Building A is open during daylight hours and accessible from outside.

Ways to Serve #bethechurch

Pop-up Donation Drive

High unemployment brings increased need for food assistance. You can help by donating at our Pop-up Donation Drive Friday, May 22, 9-11 am, Leawood Campus Bldg. A in the circle drive. Drop off non-perishable food items for Phoenix Family, an organization that helps to empower children, families and seniors with resources they need to improve their lives and break generational poverty. See items needed here.

We'll also collect sanitizing products for use in classrooms at our Partner Schools.

DIY Serve Opportunities

Click here to see current opportunities to serve. These opportunities to serve from your home, as well as with needs in our community, are updated regularly by our Missions team.

Online Learning & Connection

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Class

Congratulations, You're gifted! Join us for this 3-week online class to discover how you are uniquely gifted for service. Spiritual Gifts starts Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 pm. Register here.

Women's Ministry Podcasts

Tune in for our Women's Ministry video podcasts each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You can also see them on the RezWomen Facebook Group.

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.

Resurrection Recovery Ministry

During this time of social distancing, please click here for testimonies and resources including online meetings. Many support groups continue to meet using video chats; please check with your leader to get connected in that way. As always, our Recovery Community is in our prayers.

Request Prayer

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

Care Pastors Share Messages of Hope

Visit our Facebook page at 8 am, Monday - Saturday, or at your convenience, to hear words of hope and encouragement from our Care Pastors.

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

KiDSCOR is Live on Facebook each week:

  • Wednesdays at 3 pm to share a fun, interactive time with your elementary-age kids.
  • Thursdays at 10 am for preschoolers
  • Sundays at 10:35 am for KiDSCOR – online style!

Sign up for KiDSCOR Leawood newsletter for more ways to keep the kids engaged in positive ways.

Rezlife Student Ministry

  • rezlife Driveway Visits – We would love to come see you at the end of your driveway. We will stay in the car and chat for a little bit. If you need some in-person connection, this is a way to stay safe and see your rezlife staff. Sign up for a visit here!
  • 2020-21 Confirmation Registration is Open – Confirmation is open to students in 8th-12th grade who have not yet been confirmed. Confirmation kicks off on Sept. 20. Register online. Scholarships available.
  • rezlife WednesdaysYouth Group Online! Hang Out with us! 6:15 pm via our rezlife Leawood YouTube channel for 6th-12th grade students. Small groups are meeting via Zoom. Not in a small group? No problem – sign up 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.