Donna Karlen

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Join us for Wednesdays and Weekends!

Posted Oct 16, 2019

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Coming up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, Pastor Adam returns from Egypt to talk about the ninth commandment, "Do not testify falsely against your neighbor." We’ll look at reigning in our tongues (and our keyboards) and hear from Pastor Darryl Burton who was wrongly incarcerated for 24 years. Bring your neighbors and come worship with us!

Help fight hunger in Kansas City!

Your donation to Backpacks for Hunger goes to provide weekend food for children who might otherwise go without. Did you know that over 1700 bags of food are distributed weekly through seven Partner Schools? Donate one time or on an ongoing basis at and select giving type “Backpacks for Hunger” from the drop-down box.

Relationships 101

Tonight's Wednesdays at Resurrection features Relationships 101 as we discuss intimacy in our relationships led by licensed counselor Quinn Eggesiecker-Mack. Join us for dinner at 5:30 pm (kids up to 5th grade eat free, $5/person), followed by classes for adults, ZONE for kids and youth group. See other classes offered here.

Check out this video on our Facebook page for more info about Relationships 101 this evening.

Opportunities to Serve

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

Serve with our Special Needs Ministry for a Spooky night of FUN with Carnival games, Halloween crafts, dinner and a movie! Saturday, Oct. 26, Student Center. Volunteers, please arrive by 4:30 pm. Sign up to serve here.

Disaster Response

Join the Early Response Team and serve as a Christian presence in communities impacted by disasters. Training is Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 am - 5 pm, Bldg. B Foundry. Sign up here.

Red Cross Emergency Shelter Training

Resurrection is partnering with the American Red Cross to serve as a shelter if needed in the event of a local disaster. Training on two Saturdays: Nov. 2, 9 am – 1 pm; and Nov. 9 or 16 (choose one), 9 am – 3 pm. Register here.

Truck Driving Ministry

Our Holy Haulers (Truck Ministry) needs volunteers for picking up donations so no one in Kansas City has to go without basic necessities. Most shifts are 1-4 hours and flexible. No CDL required. Email Michelle VanPelt to learn more.

Volunteer with Flourish Furnishings

Web and Social Media volunteer needed for Flourish Furnishings! Experience creating, maintaining and analyzing a website and social media. Great intern opportunity for a student as well. Details here.

Honduras Serve Trip

Join our April Honduras Serve Trip and help us "Bless the School" in Ciudad España! Work with  students to develop their English skills and assist with a little school upkeep in the afternoons.

For Adults & Families

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.

Resurrection Art Guild

Gather with other artists to learn and share and create art with presenting artist Carol Rondinelli. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9-11:30 am, Parlor.

The Drooping Chair: Suicide Risk and Assessment in Older Adulthood

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1 pm, Bldg. C Student Center. AgeWise Advocacy and Consulting, in conjunction with Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program, presents Bill Geis. $49 for Certificate of Attendance for 3 hours/3 CEUs for Social Workers in Kansas and Missouri. $25 for non-professionals. Register here.

Estate Planning Seminar

Is it time to write or update your will or trust? Attorneys Scott Blakesley and Kim Zellmer present current information and answer questions about wills, trusts and estate planning, including tax issues. Hosted by the Resurrection Foundation, Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:30 am – noon, room B251. Sign up here.

Explore Your Future

Are you prepared for the second half of life? How will you spend your time? Explore your talents, values, passions and aspirations and create a gratifying and fulfilling future. Tuesdays, Nov. 5-26, 6:30-8:30 pm, $35. Register here.

Christmas at Resurrection

Tickets for this cherished Kansas City holiday tradition are available for performances Dec. 12-15. Purchase here.

For Children & Students

Third Grade Bible Presentation

It's time for the fall tradition of  giving Bibles to our third grade students. As their faith family we are excited to provide an age-appropriate Bible, and our prayer is for this gift to help them go deeper in their relationship with God.

Bibles are presented during worship services Nov. 9 and 10. Register your child to attend the service of your choice, and please register even if you can't attend so we can save a Bible for your third grader.

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.


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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.