Donna Karlen

Leawood News

Summer at Resurrection

Posted Jun 6, 2019

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Vacation Bible Camp is next week!

We celebrate that nearly 2,000 kids will be friendshipping, learning, singing, crafting, playing and snacking at four of our campuses next week. Thanks to all the volunteers and staff who will be creating an AWESOME experience for the campers. Pray for them and the kids!

Here are more ways to worship, serve, study and connect this summer.

Coming up at Resurrection

This Weekend in Worship

We continue our summer sermon series focused on the Gospel illustrated in the Toy Story movies. As noted above, VBC starts next week, and through this series, we are learning right along with our VBC kids all about friendship and faith.

Invite someone to worship this weekend at Resurrection!

See sermon series info here

Help us Bless the School!

Bless the School is June 12-21 – We are excited to support a new partner school this summer: the African Centered Prep Academy. Sign up to serve in the morning, afternoon and/or evening as we update the school and spruce up the playground. Also opportunities to provide beverages, snacks or lunch for the BTS teams. Just think how excited students and staff will be to see how their school has changed when they return from summer break! Sign up here

Movie Night 2

Summer at Resurrection Movie Night 2 features Toy Story 2. The movie is free and so is the popcorn, and you can pre-purchase individual or family meals here.

Hope to see you at the movies! Be sure to invite a friend for the fun! Sunday, June 9, 6:30 pm (following 5 pm Worship), Foundry. Get your tickets here

opportunities to serve

Resurrection's Disaster Response trained teams are helping with recovery from the recent tornado. Find updates at

Schools Furnishing Hope – Help receive and distribute thousands of furniture items donated from Blue Valley School District for re-purposing to educational program agencies in our community. Sign up for a date and time here.

Is Paul Bunyan your hero? Do you want to be prepared to assist after a storm? Build your lumberjack skills and serve God through Resurrection's Chainsaw Ministry. Sign up here for Chainsaw Training, Saturday, June 22, 9 am – 3 pm at Camp Timberlake.

Youthrive Support Family Training – Learn how to be a support family for a foster teen preparing for independent living. Training is Saturday, June 22, 9 am – 3 pm, rm. B158. Register here by June 21.

Serve with Matthew's Ministry Family Night OutSaturday, June 22, 5-8 pm, Student Center. Enjoy amazing talents from our Special Needs Ministry at the Annual Talent Show! Volunteers (do not perform), arrive by 4:30 pm. Sign up to volunteer.

Rummage Sale July 19, 20Volunteer to help unload donations, sort and price items, display donations and more. Students ages 14+ can earn community service hours. Sign up here to help, July 14-20. Also – start collecting your treasures to donate.

opportunities for adults

Accelerate: 12 Ways to Jumpstart your devotional life We all need a boost from time to time! Join Chris Folmsbee, Minister of Adult Discipleship, to discover 12 practical methods for deepening Christian commitment and a personal daily devotional life with Jesus. All are welcome – new, young and mature Christians alike! Register for your choice of date and time: June 18 or 25, 9:30 am or 6:30 pm.

If you have led or taken a Disciple Bible Study, consider leading a  class in 2019-20. Email Dave Magee to learn more.

Resurrection Art Guild – Gather with artists to learn and create with presenting artist Abri Eyre Wayne. Saturday, June 15, 9-11:30 am, Bldg. A Parlor.

A Sprint Down the Romans Road – The Epistle (letter) of Paul to the Romans is the amazing and comprehensive story of God’s grace as told in the New Testament. Jeff Kirby provides an introduction, background and tools for you to study this magnificent letter. Register for the class here. Meets Wednesday, June 19, 6:15 pm, rm. B152.

Communicating Through Conflict – Care Night guest speaker and certified mediator Kay McCarthy shares strategies for strengthening relationships, Thurs., June 20, 6:30 pm, Foundry.

The 16th Annual Resurrection Car Show benefits Resurrection's Hunger Relief and Car Repair ministries. Sign up to show your car at the show, Saturday, June 22 in the A parking lot. Or just come and check out all the amazing cars! Food trucks will be on-site with breakfast and lunch options.

opportunities for students grades 6-12

Time for summer camp! Sign up to be a cabin leader at Youthfront West Camp for 6th-8th grade students! Two male and two female leaders (18 or older) needed June 17-22. The week is full of awesome camp activities and amazing speakers, and you get to help students experience God. Email Todd Davidson for more information.

Confirmation registration is open for 2019-2020 - Students claim faith for themselves at Confirmation. They'll ask questions, dig deeper, serve others and learn more about God and the Church. For 8th graders and up. Learn more or register here.

Employment Opportunities


Facilities Maintenance Tech – 40 hours, hourly, Benefits Eligible

Cafe Associate – 5-10 hours, hourly)

Overland Park

Office Coordinator and Assistant to Campus Pastor –  20 hours, hourly)

Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen serves in Communications at Church of the Resurrection by creating and managing social media content.