Donna Karlen

Leawood News

​Welcome Bishop Michael Curry!

Posted Oct 14, 2020

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There’s power in love
to help and heal when nothing else can.
Love God. Love your neighbors.
And while you’re at it, love yourself.

We are blessed to welcome Bishop Curry as our guest this weekend! Bishop Curry is the first African American to serve as presiding bishop in The Episcopal Church, authored the book Love is the Way, shared the homily at the 2018 Royal Wedding and his keynote address at this year's Leadership Institute was highly tweeted! He'll speak to what it means to love our neighbor when it comes to social justice.

We're offering in-person worship again at each of our locations with limited numbers. To ensure safety for all, reservations are required. See our safety protocols.

We also will continue to worship online with our church family all over the world! Worship online:

  • Saturday | 5 pm
  • Sunday | 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am, 5 pm 8 am | 11 am on KMCI 38 the Spot 11 am on Facebook Live

All times referenced in this newsletter are Central time zone.

Celebrating 30 Years with Acts of Kindness

How are you doing on your 30 Acts of Kindness in 30 Days? If you haven't started, it's not too late. And if you have started – DON'T STOP after 30 days! Check out our Instagram every Monday in October for ideas.

Act of Kindness Idea #1: 30 for 30 Food Drive – Oct. 17

Donate 30 pounds of food or $30 to purchase food that will be distributed through our partner agencies. Drive-thru food drop-offs are at each of our campuses Saturday, Oct. 17, 9-11 am. See the shopping list for 30 pounds of food here.

Show your #LoveYourNeighbor!

We'd love to see photos of you in your t-shirts and/or with yard signs – be sure to tag us in your social media posts and stories and use #loveyourneighbor.

Coming this Month

New Wednesday Classes Start TONIGHT!

Trunk or Treat – Saturday, Oct. 24, 4-6 pm

Fun and spooky car trunks + caramel apples + CANDY = Trunk or Treat! Drive through the Leawood parking lot for some safe fall fun with special surprises and guests. Volunteer to decorate your trunk/hatchback – prizes will be awarded for the best ones! Sign up here.

Virtual Estate Planning Seminar – Oct. 26 & 27

Is it time to do a will or update your current will or trust? Local estate planning attorneys will discuss current information to help you prepare to take the next step with your professional advisor. Register here to receive an email with the handout and link for the 2-day seminar sponsored by Resurrection Foundation, Oct. 26 and 27, 6:30-8 pm.

Resurrection Recovery

Recovery testimonials are coming back in person in the Foundry beginning Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:15 pm. Hear from people affected by addictions of all types as they share their experiences, strength and hope.

Called to Serve

Update on In-Kind Donations

Across all Resurrection locations we are focusing our efforts on drop-off events to best serve our partners with the resources they need the most – when they need them. Note we no longer are accepting general onsite donations at any of our campuses. Check for details about our monthly initiatives and ways you can serve and donate.

Support Educators

Encourage educators and others who work in the schools by decorating and placing signs with fun, positive messages to let them know how much we appreciate all they do – especially this year! Signs are available to pick up at Resurrection Leawood during the week. Sign up here.

Caring for Church & Community

Request Care and Prayer

  • If you would like to speak with one of our Care Pastors or another member of our team, please call 913-544-0712. After standard office hours, call our emergency pager at 913-544-0799. Find more information about requesting care on our website.
  • Prayer Requests – Please submit your prayer requests online. We have a team dedicated to praying for these requests.
  • Recovery Ministry – Are you or someone you love having an especially hard time during this time of isolation? If you have been affected by substance, drug or alcohol abuse or addictions of any kind, Resurrection Recovery Support Groups welcome you to meet Thursday evenings at 7, in person at Resurrection Leawood, Building B, or online via Zoom.

Counseling for Frontline Medical Workers and Educators

We know the impact COVID-19 is having on our frontline medical professionals, first responders and educators. We are offering eight free tele-health counseling sessions for workers in these professions. Please fill out a referral form here.

Kids & Teens

KiDSCOR Children's Ministry

KiDSCOR is offering limited in-person gatherings on Sundays at 11 am and Wednesdays at 6:15 pm. Registration is required. For more info click here.

→ Join us for a family friendly Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat that is safe and socially distant, Saturday, Oct. 24, 4 pm. See more info above and sign up today to volunteer!

→ Subscribe to our KiDSCOR YouTube channel to get the latest video content to help you and your family stay connected and grow in your faith.

Sign up for the KiDSCOR Leawood Newsletter for more ways to stay connected!

KiDSCOR Zoom Calls – Sundays at 9:30 am, kids in Pre-K – 5th grade can join us for weekly age-based Zoom calls full of fun, relationships and faith. Register here to get the Zoom info.

Rezlife Student Ministry

rezlife Metamorphosis Fall Retreat – Registration is open for this spiritual retreat! Features outdoor games, campfires, worship activities in large and small group settings, and time for students to grow deeper in their faith. Students can participate in person OR online. More info and register here.

  • 6th-8th grades – Nov. 6 & 7
  • 9th-12th grades – Nov. 13 & 14

rezlife Block Parties in October! 7th & 8th Grade Block Party, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm. Registration closes tonight!

NEW! In-person rezlife programming offered Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings starting Oct. 18. Registration required.

Stay up to date on rezlife activities each week:

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Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen

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