Donna Karlen

Leawood News

We'll see you this weekend!

Posted Sep 4, 2019

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Coming up at Resurrection

This weekend in worship, we're stepping away from our sermon series to focus on Suicide Prevention. Pastor Adam will share a hope-filled message and we’ll hear from professionals offering guidance on how to identify and help those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. With the suicide rate up 33% since 2001, this will be an important message. Please invite others to join you for worship this weekend.

Find resources for help here.

Two awesome events happening September 21!

Sacred Steps 5k Walk/Run

Runners & walkers – get on your mark at 8 am on the north side of Bldg. B! Enjoy a fun, family-friendly morning and support our mission initiatives in Malawi for clean drinking water. Register here by Sept. 16 to receive a t-shirt.

Community Health & Wellness Fair

This free, family event includes hands-only CPR training, a cooking class, yoga, Tai Chi and more. Registration is encouraged for classes with limited seating.

Chiefs Season Kickoff Watch Party

Join us in the Foundry after the 11 am service on Sunday, Sept. 8, to watch our Kansas City Chiefs kick off the season! We'll have yard games set up inside, and you can pre-purchase lunches here.

Opportunities to Serve

Sack Hunger Fall Food Drive

Sack Hunger Fall Food Drive is quickly approaching. Help us get ready by signing up to assist behind the scenes with handing out bags, collecting food or sorting food. See all of the opportunities and sign up here.

Use your photography skills to serve!

Gather one Saturday each month to learn with our Photography Group, and meet other times during the month to serve. Email Tom Bradley; all skill levels welcome. Next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 7, 9-11 am, room B200, "Fundamentals of Digital Photography."

Serve with Kindergarteners

Serve with our kindergarteners on Sunday mornings at 9:15, and give their parents an hour in worship to re-charge! Youth (6th grade and up), grandparents and every age in between are invited to serve. For more info, email Nick Ransom. Flexible scheduling!

Little Drummer Boy Auditions

Christmas at Resurrection Little Drummer Boy auditions – Saturday, Sept. 7, 3:30-4:30 pm. Pick up an audition packet in the Rehearsal Hall behind the Sanctuary in Building A.

Christmas in October

Each year we partner with this local nonprofit to restore the houses of low-income homeowners in the Kansas City area. With your help, elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners are able to remain in their homes. Ages 14 and up can sign up here to serve on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Serve in Honduras with Jason Gant

Join Resurrection West Pastor Jason Gant and other men from across our campuses to serve in Honduras, Jan. 31 - Feb. 8, 2020, as we help with building the Methodist Mission Headquarters. No special skills required.

Haiti Serve Trip

Did you know that 3/5 of Haiti's population lives below the poverty line, making only $2 a day? Join our Feb. 9-13 Haiti Serve Trip and serve alongside CHE (Community Health Evangelism) to empower and uplift the community of Pétit-Goȃve through health, sanitation and micro-finance projects.

Opportunities for Adults

In light of recent tragedies, join us in pushing back fear, sharing light and celebrating a special tradition in our city at First Fridays in the Crossroads. Resurrection Downtown is hosting Family Fun Night in the 1601 Grand parking lot on Friday, Sept. 6, 6-7:30 pm, featuring bounce houses, hot dogs, crafts and more.


WEDNESDAYS continues each week with classes and activities for all ages. Start with a family-friendly meal at 5:30 pm ($5/person, free for kids up to 5th grade), then classes and activities at 6:15 (high school youth group at 8 pm). Our featured class for adults this evening focuses on what we can learn about faith from the best-selling book, 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. If you can't participate in person, tune in on

Mid-Life Divorce Recovery for Women

Thursdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 14, 6:30 pm, room B214 (does not meet Sept. 26). Discover practical strategies to get unstuck from regret, bitterness, anger, sadness or fear of divorce. Details and registration here.

Join Alpha

Alpha helps you explore spirituality and Jesus in a fun, non-judgmental and open environment. It’s perfect for skeptics, the curious or anyone else wanting to make new friends. No question is out of bounds. Join us at Deer Creek Golf Club on Mondays, Sept. 9 – Nov. 11, 6-8 pm. Register here!

Building Better Grandparents

Join Building Better Grandparents on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at either 9:30 am or 6:30 pm to hear Chris Folmsbee, Director of Adult Discipleship, talk about common generational differences between you and your grandchildren. Register here.

Margin KC – Financial Peace University (FPU)

Join us for an incredible 9-weeks of learning together as we work to create margin in our lives through financial best practices. Experience the joy that comes from generosity and financial peace. FPU begins Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, room B200. Register here.

Opportunities for Students Grades 6–12

Sign up for Confirmation

Students in grades 8-12 ask questions, dig deeper into scripture, serve others and learn more about God and the Church. Confirmation is an important step in a life-long journey of following Christ and serving God’s Church. Register here. Confirmation begins Sunday, Sept. 29.

We are also looking for adult mentors to walk alongside students on their Confirmation journey. A mentor is not someone who knows all the answers, but someone who helps students discover their own answers. Click here to register as a mentor, or for more information, send us an email.

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.