Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Serving a Resurrection Life

Posted Jul 24, 2019

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It's getting close to back to school time!

We are excited to help students in our Partner Schools be ready for reading and writing and arithmetic (and spelling and drawing and measuring and...) Help set them up for success in school by donating supplies and/or uniforms. Bags with lists are available in both Bldg. A Narthex and Bldg. B Commons for you to pick up, fill and return to labeled bins by Sunday, Aug. 4. Check out this video to see the impact your donations can make.

Read about more ways to serve, learn and connect in this edition of enews.

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, our rezlife Student Ministry is taking over! Join us as they challenge us to embrace the risky side of being in relationship with flawed people (teenagers and adults included…) to live The Resurrection Life.

Cost of Poverty Experience

For many Americans, poverty is something that happens to other people who "don’t want to work, made poor choices and manipulate the system." COPE allows us a glimpse into the lives of low-income persons living in our community. This experiential simulation is best suited for ages 14+. Saturday, July 27, 9 am – noon, Foundry. Register here.

Opportunities to Serve

Ministry to Incarcerated Families

Donate standard white pillowcases, outdoor games and markers for family visits. Bring items July 27, 10 am - noon to the Commons in Bldg. B. Consider participating in the COPE event when you bring your donations. Learn more about COPE and register here.

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

Serve with our Special Needs Ministry for a night of fun with dinner, crafts and games celebrating summer! Saturday, July 27, Student Center; volunteers serve from 4:30-8 pm. Sign up here.

Flourish Furnishings

Flourish Furnishings is serving many families in our community and needs mattresses, box springs, frames, dressers and couches. Drop off items on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, 8:30 am – noon, at 11971 Grandview Rd. or schedule a free pickup here.

Summer at Resurrection

LEAP! Lifestyle Empowerment for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Learn about a brain-healthy lifestyle at this 6-week class sponsored by University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center and our Crossroads Ministry. The class meets Aug. 5 – Sept. 16 (no class Sept. 2), 6:30 pm, Bldg. A Parlor. Register here.

Your Spiritual Gifts

Discover how God has uniquely gifted you and where your dreams and passions might lead you to serve. Bible study, personal assessments and personalized coaching will help you put your gifts into action. Purchase the $10 book, Serving from the Heart, at The Well Bookstore. Class meets July 30 – Aug. 20, 6:30 pm, rm. B210. Register here.

Opportunities for Students Grades 6–12

Youth Music

Resurrection Youth Music welcomes all in grades 6-12. If you sing, ring or play any instrument, we would love to have you join us. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons. Sign up here.

Discover KC Scavenger Hunt!

July 31, 10 am – 4 pm. Spend the day with the rezlife student ministry staff on a city-wide scavenger hunt and discover some of our city's hidden treasures! Register here.

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.