Cathy Bien

Leawood News

Share the gift of life!

Posted Nov 7, 2018

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Give thanks... Give blood!

The need for blood donations increases during the holidays. That's why we schedule a Resurrection Blood Drive prior to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. As the largest source of blood donations in Kansas City, our blood drives are vital to helping save lives in our community. Donate next week, Monday, Nov. 12; or Tuesday, Nov. 13; 8 am – 8 pm in Bldg. B Commons area. You can make an appointment here; walk-ins welcome as well.

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, Pastor Adam continues the series on The Fruitful Life - Lessons from the Vineyard, as we explore ways we can "bear fruit that will last." We'd love for you to invite someone to worship this weekend.

Painful Hope

How do Palestinians and Israelis move beyond hate? Hear from Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and  Palestinian activist Shadi Abu Awwad how they joined together to spread a message of understanding, non-violence and hope. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 pm, Leawood Sanctuary. Register online.

JOY in Serving

JOY in Serving time brings many opportunities to serve in our community and around the world.

Serve Opportunities

Partner Schools candy collection for teachers to provide as incentives for students. Bring donations through Nov. 30 to the collection bins in the Narthex of Bldg. A, or in the Commons of Bldg. B.

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out "Harvest Ball"

Saturday, Nov. 17, 5-8 pm, Student Center. Enjoy a night full of dancing! Volunteers, please arrive by 4:30 pm. Sign up for the fun here!

Provide Care for Foster Kids

Foster and adoptive parents are invited to bring their children to a free respite event Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 am – 2 pm, Foundry. Children will participate in activities, watch a movie and enjoy lunch and snacks. Sign up here to volunteer.

Puerto Rico

Help Puerto Rico continue to rebuild after Hurricane Maria as we partner with members of the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico, April 27 - May 4.

For Adults

Watch the Kansas City Chiefs as they take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Foundry following 11 am worship. Click here to register and if you'd like to pre-purchase chicken strip meals.

Art Guild

Gather together with other artists to learn and share and create with presenting artist Erlene Flowers. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9-11:30 am, Bldg. A Parlor.

Advent Study for Women

Explore the music of Christmas, separate from the rush of the season, share some sing-alongs of our favorites. Thursdays, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30 am, Foundry. Sign up here.

Service of Hope and Healing

Join us for renewal, courage and strength with Shawn Petree, the author of Am I Loved?. Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30 pm, Bldg. B Foundry. Dinner served at 5:30 pm in the Commons.

Social Security Seminar

Learn how to get, maximize or coordinate your Social Security benefits. Led by our Crossroads 50+ Ministry, Saturday, Nov. 10, 9-11 am. Register here.

Inspired for Life Women's Conference

Feb. 8 and 9. Registration opens Nov. 23 with a special rate. Women of all ages and stages welcome.

Tuesday Grow Night

Tuesday Grow Night for classes, serving opportunities and meaningful discussion. Most meet 6:30-8:30 pm. Coming next week:

  • Serve Opportunity – Nov. 13. Help prepare JOY In Serving bags for teachers in our partner schools to give as incentives for students. Meet in the Lower Level Mission Serving Space, Bldg. A, 6:30-8 pm.
  • Advent Study "Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas." The greatest gift you can give at Christmas is hope. It is what changes us and changes the world as we actively participate in God's work in the world. Nov. 27 – Dec. 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, rm. B206. Register online.

Thursday Care Night

  • Praying Out Loud – Nov. 15, 6:30 pm, rm. B251. Learn tips and tools to give you the courage to lead others in faith.
  • Grief Support Ministry – Thursday, Nov  8, 6:30-8 pm, rm. B206. If you have lost a loved one, we want to walk with you through the grief journey. Hear from Harold Ivan Smith, grief specialist and facilitator for grief gatherings and creative storytelling groups for grievers at Saint Luke's Hospital.

For Students

High School Metamorphosis Fall Retreat is next week, Nov. 16-18. Join us for outdoor games, campfires, hayrides, worship and time for students to grow deeper in faith.

For Children

3rd Grade Bible Presentation – This weekend, Nov. 10, 11, we give the precious gift of new Bibles to our 3rd graders in a special ceremony during worship services. Register 3rd-graders here by Nov. 8.

Kids' Choir meets weekly on Sun. mornings from 10:15-11 (we pick up and take participants to/from KiDSCOR) or Wed. nights from 5-5:45. K-5th grade – join us!

Employment Opportunities

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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.