Cathy Bien

Leawood News

We are one in Christ

Posted Feb 27, 2019

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Plan to join us this Sunday at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary (following the 5 pm worship service) for a conversation led by Pastor Adam with our church family. He will recap this past week's United Methodist General Conference and how we as a congregation will move forward – welcoming and extending Christ's love to all. More information will be in Pastor Adam's enote on Friday.

Coming Up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship... Pastor Joshua Clough shares the message, "Be Bold and Courageous." Boldly and courageously invite someone to come worship with you – a personal invitation is the #1 reason people decide to try out a church!

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time to prepare for Easter. We offer three Ash Wednesday worship services with music, prayer, a message and time for reflection. Wednesday, March 6, at 8 am, noon and 7 pm in the Sanctuary. A Children's & Family service is offered at 6 pm in Bldg. B, rm. B206.

Men's Retreat – Focus on becoming better husbands, fathers, neighbors and disciples of Jesus. Join us for a great time of friendship, spiritual renewal, learning and growing at "Lord, Make Me a Better Man," Friday, March 1, 6:30-9 pm; and Saturday, March 2, 8:30 am – noon; Foundry Hall. Register online.

Opportunities to Serve

Serve Saturday

Join us this Saturday, March 2, 8:45 am for a variety of pre-planned serving opportunities.

  • Volunteers especially needed to serve a meal at Grace United Community Ministries
  • Grandparents and their grandkids are invited for a special on-site opportunity

See more opportunities and sign up here.

Truck Ministry

Delivery Saints and Holy Haulers support multiple Resurrection mission ministries. Flexible schedules. Email Michelle Van Pelt for more information. 
2018 Missions Annual Report – Read all about our global and local initiatives. You volunteered in record numbers and your generous donations are making a difference to people in our community and around the world. Pick up a copy after worship or stop by the Mission Engagement Space in the Narthex of Bldg. A. An online version will be available next week.

Summer Serve Trips

Applications for summer international serve trips are closing soon! Serve in...

Serve as a Congregational Care Minister

Patient, supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate, flexible. Do these words describe you? Serve as a Congregational Care Minister (CCM) and partner with our Care Pastors. Download the application here and email to Susan Bell by March 15.

Vacation Bible Camp

Serve with us at Vacation Bible Camp June 10-14. Youth and adult volunteers will help kids discover all the ways that Jesus is their friend. Sign up here.

Volunteer at the Spring Cafe

Daytime/evening hours available during the week and on weekends.  Share Resurrection hospitality with our congregation, visitors and staff. No previous experience is required. Email Joan Gunter or Tina Bost.

Buy a bag of Honduran coffee at the Spring Cafe and support the Juan Wesley School in Honduras (a delicious way to help a child!) Learn more about our Honduras partnerships.

Opportunities for Adults

Preventing Teen Suicide

How can we help prevent these tragic losses? Let's work on finding answers at Lifelines – Preventing Teen Suicide, Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30 pm, Sanctuary. Register online. Please share this Facebook event.

Ring in the Spring

Ring in the Spring is a community handbell event for ringers in the surrounding states. The day ends in a free concert at 3 pm on Saturday, March 2 in the Student Center, featuring more tha 200 bell ringers. All are invited!

Declutter and Simplify

Learn simple, yet comprehensive approaches to decluttering your home, time management, enriching your relationships and fostering a more spiritual life. 4-week study begins Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, B152. Simple Life, by Thom S. Rainer and Art Rainer, available online in print or Kindle versions. Register here.

At the Crossroads

Discover your purpose, passion and mission for the next chapter of your life. Tuesday Grow Night starting March 5, 6:30 pm. Register online.

Foster/Adoption Ministry

Are you interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Join A Child's Hope, our foster and adopt ministry,for the required TIPS-MAPP training, March 9-10 and March 23-24. Register here.


Need to recharge? Experience meaningful connection through yoga and affirmation. Saturday, March 23, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Foundry (Bldg. B). Register here.

Women's Bible Studies

Find meaningful discussion, lasting friendships and a deeper understanding of God. Spring semester begins soon!

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. Register here.

Youthfront Summer Camp for 6/7/8th grades is June 17-22.
Register before March 1 to get $15 of free camp bucks! Volunteers' students receive discounted rate. Check it out and register here.

Employment Opportunities

See more information at or see the 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.