Donna Karlen

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Thank You, Educators!

Posted Nov 20, 2019

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This is American Education Week with the theme of "Reach. Educate. Inspire." We are so blessed to partner with the teachers, administrators and support staff at several schools in our community.

Would you like to get involved in helping students find hope for their future? Volunteer for the Resurrection Bookmobile, tutor students, serve with Backpacks for Hunger, help with hospitality events and more – check out the opportunities through our Partner Schools MinistryAnd say thank you to a teacher this week!

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, author Jim Wallis shares a message. The author, teacher, preacher and justice advocate joins us to share how Jesus' teachings apply to our current political and spiritual crises. He will sign copies of his book, Christ in Crisis, (available at The Well Bookstore) after worship services.

Thankful Day of Prayer

Join us in prayer any time from 6 am – 10 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the Wesley Chapel as we prepare our hearts for Thanksgiving. We will pray throughout the day for every member of our church family.

Are you on Instagram? Check out and interact with our "10 Days of Gratitude" posts!

Thanksgiving Lunch

Thanksgiving Day lunch for families and individuals who don’t have others to be with that day is at 11:30 am in the Foundry. Hosted by Pastor Cheryl Jefferson Bell. Please register here by Wednesday, Nov. 27, 5 pm for the Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 28.

Opportunities to Serve

Mug Delivery

Help us welcome our First Time Guests by delivering Resurrection mugs – Stop by the Mug Wall near the Connection Point (Bldg. A) after worship services to pick up a mug to deliver to a guest's home. Learn more here.

Birthday Party for Jesus!

Party helpers needed (middle school and older). Help serve birthday cake, run carnival games or hand out party favors. Friday, Dec. 6, 5:30-7:15 pm. Sign up here.

Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

Oh What Fun you will have with our Special Needs Ministry on Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-8 pm for our Christmas Celebration! It won’t be a Silent Night, but one full of Joy & Jolly! A special guest may even be Coming To Town! Volunteers, please sign up here and arrive by 4:30 in the Student Center.

For Adults

Resurrection Recovery

Find support, care and resources at Resurrection Recovery – Thursdays, 6-7 pm in the Foundry. Hear powerful testimonies from people who have been affected by addictions and those struggling with mental health. Recovery Support Groups meet from 7-8 pm.

Wednesday Classes

Please note that our Wednesday classes will not meet Nov. 27. Be sure to come back Dec. 4 for our Advent Study: "Born the King!"

Christmas at Resurrection Musical

Christmas at Resurrection brings our favorite Christmas movies to the stage in "The REEL Meaning of Christmas!" featuring more than 300 actors, musicians and dancers sharing the Christmas story. Performances are Dec. 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm, Dec. 14 at 1 and 7:30 pm, Dec. 15 at 1:30 pm. Pre-performance lunch or dinner options available. Purchase tickets here.

For Kids & Their Families

Birthday Party for Jesus and KiDS'CHOIR Christmas Musical

Fun party games, DJ dance party, serve projects, family photo opportunities, party favors and, of course, birthday cake! Friday, Dec. 6, 5:30-7:10 in Bldg. B Commons. Then we'll watch the KIDS'CHOIR Christmas musical, "The Little Drummer Dude" in the Foundry.

We will be collecting birthday presents for Jesus. Please bring in chapstick and/or Playdough (any size). These items will go into incentive bags for students at our Partner Schools.

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.