Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Joy & Blessings This Sunday

Posted Sep 9, 2020

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Blessings for Back to School

Whether "class" happens at a desk in a school or a table at home, it is back to school time for many! We'd love to greet and bless students and their families at our Back to School Drive-Thru Blessing this Sunday, Sept. 13, with photo ops and the chance to meet KiDSCOR and rezlife staff.

Here are the locations and times:

  • Leawood, 13720 Roe Ave. – 1-3 pm
  • West, 24000 W. Valley Parkway, Olathe – 3-5 pm
  • Downtown, 1601 Grand Blvd., KCMO – 4-5 pm
  • Blue Springs, 601 NE Jefferson St. – 4:30-5 pm
  • Overland Park, 8412 W. 95th St. – 4-5 pm

Get to Know Resurrection at Coffee with the Pastors

We are so blessed to welcome many new people to our church family who are joining us for online worship. Considering membership? Learn more about our church at Coffee with the Pastors on Sunday, Sept. 20, online at 2 pm. Hear from Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton about our beliefs, mission, vision and more. Sign up here.

This Week in Worship

We continue our sermon series on Joy in the Midst of Adversity as we look at scripture passages from the second chapter of Philippians.

Spread some joy by sharing this video and inviting a friend to worship with us this weekend:

  • Saturday | 5 pm
  • Sunday | 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am, 5 pm 8 am | 11 am on KMCI 38 the Spot 11 am on Facebook Live

Let's Connect

Get Ready to Celebrate 30 Years!

We are excited to celebrate Resurrection’s 30th Anniversary this October! Let's start with a drive-thru event to pick up some 30th anniversary swag at Resurrection Leawood, Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 am – 1 pm. Pre-order your 30th Anniversary t-shirts to pick up, plus we'll have yard signs, lanyards, the October KiDSCOR kit and other goodies!

Resurrection's Annual Car Show

Cool cars on display Saturday, Sept. 26 at our 18th Annual Car Show in the parking lots of Bldg. A at Resurrection Leawood. Enjoy a free, family-friendly outdoor event with food trucks and 810 Sports Radio WHB broadcasting live. More info here.

Called to Serve

Help Care for Our Church Family

Congregational Care Ministers serve alongside our Care Pastors to make hospital visits, follow up on prayer requests, provide one-on-one support for those going through a difficult times and more. In this time of isolation, CCMs are needed more than ever. Fall training starts Wednesday, Oct. 7. Download CCM application.

Hurricane Recovery

Resurrection’s Disaster Response Team is working with local leaders in Louisiana to see how best we can support them and their efforts to respond. In the meantime, here are some ways to help.

Caring for Church & Community

Drive-Up Pet Blessing

Bring family and friends (human, furry, scaly, feathery or otherwise) to our Blessing of the Animals Saturday, Sept. 12, 10-11:30 am in the circle drive of Building A. Register for a specific time here. You will receive confirmation and details via email.

Live Well

Dealing with chronic depression or anxiety? Live Well can help. Classes include Anxiety Support and TLC Depression Help. Meets Wednesdays, Sept. 30 - Nov. 18, 6:30-8 pm. Register here.

Counseling for Frontline Medical Workers and Educators

We know the impact COVID-19 is having on our frontline medical professionals, first responders and educators. We are offering eight free tele-health counseling sessions for workers in these professions. Please fill out a referral form found here.

YMCA Offering Programs at Resurrection Campuses

We are excited to partner with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City to offer space for their daytime programming at four of our campuses: Downtown, Leawood, Overland Park and West. This is a YMCA-run program for children of essential workers ages 5-12. Find details here.

Request Care and Prayer

  • 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.
  • Prayer Requests – Please submit your prayer requests online. We have a team dedicated to praying for these requests.
  • Recovery Ministry – Are you or someone you love having an especially hard time during this time of isolation? 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.

Online Learning

Join Us for Wednesday Classes

Our next session of classes begins Sept. 23, so keep an eye out for new chances to learn and connect.

Check Out Even More Learning Ops!

  • Women's Live Bible Study – Connect with others seeking to learn more about God through two new studies. Details and registration here.
  • Discover Financial Peace – Learn biblical and practical skills to help you manage your finances. Join a virtual Financial Peace University online class meeting Tuesdays, Sept. 15 – Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm. Sign up here.
  • Alpha Online – Mondays, Sept. 21 - Nov. 30, 6:30-8 pm. Want to talk about real issues, engage in honest conversations and find community in these difficult times? In Alpha, we explore life, spirituality and faith in a fun, non-judgmental and open environment. It’s perfect for skeptics, the curious, anyone with major doubts or hurts... Join us from the comfort of your own home. Register here.

Kids & Teens

KiDSCOR Children's Ministry

Click here for the scoop on our Back to School Drive-Thru Blessing this Sunday!

After School Break – Every Wednesday, beginning Sept. 16 from 4-5 pm, elementary kids can join Mr. Nick, Mr. Mike and other KiDSCOR leaders on the lawn for a little after school fun. Registration is required and space is limited.

→ 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!

KiDSCOR Zoom Calls – Starting Sunday, Sept. 13 at 9:30 am, kids in Pre-K – 5th grade can join us for weekly age-based Zoom calls full of fun, relationships and faith. Register here to get the Zoom info.

Rezlife Student Ministry

rezlife Block Parties – We miss seeing our students in person! This fall, rezlife is hosting grade-level, social events where students can gather for fellowship and fun! Block parties for 6th and 9th grade students on Thursday, Sept. 10. More info and register here.

rezlife Back to School Blessing Drive-Thru Event – Sunday, Sept. 13, 1-3 pm. Drive up for some awesome giveaways! We'll pray for your family for the new school year. Just load up your students and head to the circle drive, south of Bldg. A.

2020-21 Confirmation is open for students in 8th-12th grades who have not yet been confirmed. This is a time for students to claim faith for themselves and confirm the vows of their baptism. Register here by Monday, Sept. 14.

  • Drive-Thru Kickoff is Sunday, Sept. 20, 1-3 pm
  • Sessions begin Sunday, Sept. 27

→ Join us online each week on our rezlife Student Ministry YouTube Channel:

  • Wednesday rezlife LIVE – 7:30 pm, Wednesday nights
  • Sunday Gathering – 9:30 am, Sunday mornings

Small Groups for 6th-12th grade students – Sunday mornings after watching Sunday Gathering message. Not currently in a Sunday morning small group? Register here.Weekly High School Small Groups – In addition to Sunday morning small groups, we are offering weekly groups for high school students. Not currently in a high school small group? Let's get you connected. Register here.

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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.