Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Improve relationships - starting tonight at WEDNESDAYS!

Posted Oct 2, 2019

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We were blessed to host church leaders from all over the country and around the world at Leadership Institute last week. We heard over and over again that participants felt welcomed and energized – thanks to our amazing volunteers, presenters and staff – and now feel equipped to take the next steps forward in their churches!


Worship at Leadership Institute this year was led by the COR Worship Collective and the Resurrection Leawood Choir and Orchestra. Click here for music tracks by COR Collective.

Coming up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship in our sermon series on the Ten Commandments, we're looking at the seventh, "Do not commit adultery." Like the other commandments, its meaning speaks to more than the obvious when looked at through the eyes of Jesus. We hope to see you in worship!

Relationships 101

New classes begin this evening, including one called Relationships 101. Learn ways to connect with the people you love as we explore communication, conflict resolution, intimacy and relational growth. Register here or just join us tonight! Dinner available at 5:30 pm (kids up to 5th grade eat free, $5/person). See other classes offered here.

Serve Saturday

October's Serve Saturday features a hygiene kit packing event with Heart to Heart International and other family-friendly serve opportunities throughout the metro area. Join us Saturday, Oct. 5, 8:30 am. Register here to serve!

Opportunities to Serve

Make a difference in a child's life through our Partner Schools Ministry. Learn about serving opportunities at an Information Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 3, 10 am. Register here.

Resurrection Committee Nominations for candidates to serve beginning in 2020: Finance, Trustees, Staff Parish Relations, Foundation, Nominations and Lay Delegates to Annual Conference. Refer someone you know or indicate your interest in serving by Oct. 14 here.

Opportunities for Adults

Learn Active Listening Skills

Join Building Better Grandparents on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at either 9:30 am or 6:30 pm to hear James Cochran, Director of Counseling Ministries, teach Active Listening Skills. Register here.

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your furry, fuzzy, feathery and other favorite pet friends to the Prayer Circle outside of Bldg. A (rain or shine), Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 am (for safety, please bring all pets on a leash or in a carrier). Tom Bradley Photography is offering complimentary keepsake photos of you and your pet, and we're collecting donations for Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary (click here to see items needed).

Pet Ministry Class

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:15 pm, Building A, Parlor. Hear from the founder of Always & Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary whose mission it is to provide homes for dogs who may not be adoptable due to age or health. Email Kathy O'Dowd to register.

Crossroads 50+ Pre-Retirement Seminar

“Charting a Path for What’s Next," Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 am – noon, Foundry. Explore the 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 Students Grades 6–12

Confirmation for Parents

Experience the same message and speakers your students are hearing in Confirmation and be in community with other parents. Meet Sundays starting Oct. 6, 11 am – noon, B252 a/b. Class dates: Oct. 6, 13, 20; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 8; Jan. 5, 12, 26; Feb. 23. Email Taylor Ogden Thomas for more information. (For parents of current Confirmation students.)

Metamorphosis Fall Retreats “ECHO” (ECHO!)

Students explore ways to experience God’s echo and be an echo for others as they grow deeper in faith and encounter God in new ways. Retreats include outdoor games, amazing student-led worship, great messages, yummy food and time to grow in Christian community. Click on links below to register.

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.