Cathy Bien

Leawood News

Let's Welcome All for Easter

Posted Apr 10, 2019

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We are offering a wonderful way to live out the spiritual practice of SERVING that Pastor Adam talked about in his message on March 24. Easter worship services bring many visitors to Church of the Resurrection. For some it may be their first time in a long time – or ever – to come to church. Let's welcome them with full-on Resurrection hospitality!

Here are some ways to serve for our Easter services on April 20 and 21:

  • Greeters, ushers, Connection Point volunteers – sign up here
  • Care for children in the nursery or pre-school rooms – sign up here
  • Parking lot attendants – sign up here
  • First-time visitor coffee mugs – volunteers serve following a worship service to generate maps for mug delivery locations – sign up here. You can also serve by delivering a mug to a first-time visitor (no sign-up needed – just grab a mug and a map and deliver with a smile!)

Sign up to serve soon, so we are ready to welcome all to celebrate Easter!

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, we celebrate the beginning of Holy Week with a Children's Palm Parade at each worship service this weekend. Pastor Adam wraps up our series on Five Spiritual Practices. If you missed any of the sermons, you can view them here.

Share an invitation for Easter worship!

Like/love, comment on and share our Easter invitation Facebook post. Find other videos and graphics here you can use to invite someone to Easter worship via your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. What a great way to SHARE your faith!

Easter Egg Hunt

April 13, 10 am – noon. Awesome family event with egg hunts, magic shows, Easter Bunny, petting zoo, photo booths, scavenger hunts and more! Register here to be entered to win prizes. We hope to see you Saturday – rain or shine!

Opportunities to Serve

Serve with the Truck Ministry

The Delivery Saints and Holy Haulers need drivers for the teams that support our Mission Ministries. No special license needed but requires ability to lift 50 pounds and successful passing of a DOT physical exam. Flexible schedules. Sign up here.

Clothing & More Team is looking for individuals with flexible schedules willing to drive their own vehicles to deliver clothing pantry donations to our partners. Email Jeanie Meyer.

AIDS Walk Kansas City

Resurrection is sponsoring a team for the AIDS Walk on April 27. Funds provide medical help, education, housing and care to those battling HIV and AIDS. Click here for details and to sign up.

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

It’s time for a FIESTA! Let’s TACO 'bout it, cuz this is NACHO average Family Night Out! Join our Special Needs Ministry for fiesta fun on Saturday, April 27, 5-8 pm in the Student Center. Volunteers, please sign up here and arrive by 4:30 pm.

Volunteer for student mission trips

Join rezlife as an adult leader on mission trips in Kansas City, Dallas or Appalachia, and help 6th-12th graders grow in faith. Email Deborah Comstock for more information.

Volunteer for Vacation Bible Camp... we can invite even more kids to discover they've got a friend in Jesus! June 10-14. Youth and adult volunteers will help kids discover all the ways that Jesus is their friend. Sign up here.

Opportunities for the Family


Friday, April 12, 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Singers, actors and dancers "broadcast the news" about Noah, Esther, Moses, Abraham and Sarah based on the Bible's Old Testament.

Holy Week Walk

April 16 and 17, 6-6:30 pm, KiDSCOR 2nd floor. Embark on this interactive journey as you wave palm branches, share in Family Communion, pray in the "Garden of Gethsemane" and create an Easter craft! Come and go as you wish. Designed for families with infants – young elementary children.

Journey to the Cross

Connect with God through this powerful prayer and reflection experience as you travel 12 stations set up in the Foundry. April 16 and 17, recommended for 4th grade and up. Register here for guided or self-guided tour time.

Easter Flower Donations

Honor a loved one by donating beautiful blooming Easter plants or palms to decorate our Sanctuary and Foundry for Easter. Click here to donate online. Beginning the Tuesday after Easter, you may take home a plant so that your donation blesses the congregation on Easter and your family following the worship services.

Family Night Meal: Location Change

April 17 Family Night Meal will be in the Foundry Commons, 5:30-6:15 pm, to make room for the Journey to the Cross experience in the Foundry.

Opportunities for Adults

SevenDays event at Resurrection – SevenDays founder Mindy Corporon interviews reformed white supremacists about healing racial wounds in our nation. Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, Foundry. Register here. SevenDays was founded in 2014 following the tragic shootings of Terri LaManno and Resurrection members William Corporon and Reat Underwood.

Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) Worship Service

April 18, 7 pm, Sanctuary. This moving worship service focuses on Jesus' final hours with his disciples and the Last Supper.

Good Friday Prayer Vigil

April 19, 7 am – 10 pm, Wesley Chapel. Pray with us any time. Tenebrae worship service at 3 pm.

Lenten Concert Series

Just one more! Enjoy a piano and organ concert in the Sanctuary. Music begins at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, April 17.

Pet Ministry

Wednesday, April 17 – 6:15-7:45 pm, Bldg. A Parlor. Learn about neighborhood mobile veterinary care from Dr. Larry Nieman.

Have a passion for puppies (and other furry friends)? Request to join our Pet Ministry Facebook Group.

Grandparenting Ministry

Join the Grandparenting Ministry on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am or 6:15 pm for a speaker and table discussion. April 24: “Ways to be in Touch with Your Grandchildren’s Education and Culture.” Register online for preferred class time.

Learn More About Small Groups

Wednesday, April 24 – 6:15-7:45 pm, rm. B252. Wondering about small group opportunities or ready to form a small group? Join us for this Family Night gathering. Register here.

Resurrection Golf Classic

Monday, June 3, Country Club of Leawood. Proceeds will support children’s literacy initiatives including the Resurrection Bookmobile.

Opportunities for Students (grades 6–12)

rezlife Student Ministry 5th Grade Preview Night

Check out what our Wednesday night programming looks and feels like before Fall Kickoff. Parents will meet our staff, get the low-down on why rezlife is so important and ask questions. Students will explore our amazing youth facility and enjoy pizza, snacks and drinks, games, music and more.

Please invite friends! Register here.

Youthfront Summer Camp

Camp for 6-8th graders is June 17-22. Check it out and register here.

Adults, you can spend a week this summer at Youthfront Camp hanging out with 6th-8th graders for inspiring worship, biblical messages, team activities and more. June 17-22. Email Deborah Comstock.

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.