Cathy Bien

Leawood News

Spring!'s not here yet...

Posted Feb 6, 2019

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The first day of spring is in 42 days! If you're reading this under yet another winter weather advisory, you probably can't wait for those days to melt away.

There are 3,982 days until the year 2030 – but we are not waiting to envision where God is leading our church in those days! We hope you will join us this weekend in worship as we explore what the next decade might look like for Church of the Resurrection.

And did we mention that spring is just 42 days away?

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship... What will Resurrection look like in the year 2030? What is the vision? What are the initiatives God is calling us to complete in the next decade? We'll explore the answers together this weekend in worship.

A Conversation on Human Sexuality

Author/therapist Hillary McBride and Pastor Adam discuss the science of human sexuality, the impact faith communities have had on LGBTQ persons and more. Saturday, Feb. 9, 6:30 pm, Sanctuary. Register here. To reserve childcare, click here.

Souper Bowl Food Drive

Help us Sack Hunger in Kansas City:

  • Did you know you can sign up to make recurring donations? $28 feeds a family of 4 for a week; $110 for a month.
  • Donate nonperishable food by Feb. 10, or make a monetary donation at
  • Help collect donations, sort food or make deliveries. Sign up here.

Opportunities to Serve

Family Serve Night

Next Wednesday Family Night is Family Serve Night! On Feb. 13, share an optional meal as a family (or small group) from 5:30-6:15 pm in the Foundry ($5/person, kids 5th grade and under eat free). From 6:15-7:45, all ages will serve together featuring several different family-friendly projects that benefit our partner ministries.

Family Night Out

Sign up to serve with Matthew's Ministry special needs ministry for Family Night Out – Saturday, Feb. 16, 5-8 pm, Bldg. B Foundry. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for the fun! Volunteers – please arrive by 4:30 pm. Sign up here.

Flourish Furnishings Team

Share your special skills on our Flourish Furnishings Team in these volunteer roles:

  • Electrical testers/small repairs
  • Computer-savvy volunteer to assist with client services software (HTML preferred)
  • Furniture Loaders
  • Box Truck Drivers

Annual Formal Wear Drive

Each year we partner with Woods Chapel United Methodist Church to fill a boutique with prom wear so high school students who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend prom can shop for their attire at no cost.

Click here to see items needed. Bring donations to the clothing rack at the Missions Ministries Space in Bldg. A or the donation area inside the southwest doors and place them in the metal rolling bins/racks marked "Special Donations" by Feb. 28.

Opportunities for Adults

Conversation with Dayton Moore

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore at Thursday Care Night – Feb. 7, 6:30 pm, Bldg. B Foundry, to raise awareness about the harmful effects of pornography and how to find hope after addiction. Care Night dinner is at 5:30 pm.

Women's Conference

You can still sign up to "Get Fearless" at the Inspired for Life Women's Conference – Feb. 8/9, Resurrection Leawood. Special guest speakers are Kate Bowler and Hillary McBride, with worship leader Jasmine Murray. Register online.

Resurrection Lecture Series

Resurrection Lecture Series features Rev. Dr. Jack Jackson, Associate Professor of Evangelism, Mission and Global Methodism at Claremont School of Theology. He will talk about six practices for sharing your story of faith in ways that build up rather than tear down. Based on his book, Offering Christ: John Wesley's Evangelistic Vision. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 pm, Wesley Chapel. Register here.

Opportunities for Students (Grades 6–12)

rezlife Student Ministry Mission Trips offer youth the opportunity to make a difference by serving others in Denver, Dallas, Appalachia, Honduras and right here in Kansas City.

Registration is now open for all summer mission trips and summer camps!

Employment Opportunities

See more information at or 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.