Donna Karlen

Leawood News

What are your next steps?

Posted Apr 7, 2021

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Easter brings the promise of new life, new beginnings – and we are excited to offer new opportunities for next steps on your journey to becoming a deeply committed Christian!

New series of Wednesday classes begin this evening:

  • No Stupid Questions: Race & Implicit Bias – 6:30 pm. Explore questions about race and bias in the Bible, our culture and our daily lives in this class led by Pastor of Community Justice Cheryl Jefferson Bell and other Resurrection staff.
  • Let’s Show Up Parenting Class – 8:30 pm. How can we show up for our families no matter what age and stage we’re in? Put the kids to bed and then join us for this online class!
  • Meet Your Bible provides an overview of every book in the Bible – the epic story of God’s saving work! Starts tonight at 6:30 online.

Discuss real issues, have honest conversations and find community in Alpha Online – Explore life, spirituality and faith in a fun, non-judgmental and open environment. Perfect for skeptics, the curious, anyone with major doubts or hurts. Next session starts Monday, April 12, 6:30 pm.

Register for your next steps here.

Read about more next steps including our new sermon series starting this weekend, additional classes, and ways to serve others and to be cared for in this edition of enews.

All times in this newsletter are Central Daylight Time.


This weekend Pastor Adam begins a new sermon series called “Beginning Anew After the Pandemic.” We’ll explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of our faith – how we changed, what we learned and how we move forward with hope.

In-person worship services are offered at each of our Kansas City area locations at 9 and 11 am. See information about our safety protocols here.

Online worship times and sources:

Online at

  • Saturday | 5 pm
  • Sunday | 7:30 am, 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm

On KMCI 38 the Spot

  • Sunday | 8 am, 11 am

On YouTube

  • Saturday | 5 pm (then on demand all week)


Online Book Fair benefits Resurrection Bookmobile for KC area students – Help our Partner School students improve their reading skills and enjoy adding books to their home libraries! The Resurrection Bookmobile visits elementary schools throughout Kansas City, allowing students to select and keep two books from each visit during the school year.

United Methodist Women have organized an online Book Fair with Scholastic for replenishing the Bookmobile as needed. Order books here April 9-22, and use the discount code "SHARE10" to get a 10% discount off your purchase (please purchase books only).

Connect & Study

Carry On Women’s Study meets Thursdays, April 8 – May 13, 9:30-11 am via Zoom. How do we move forward after such a challenging year? What are the essentials for the next phase? Learn from women leaders and pack your “carry on bag” for the journey. Sign up here.

Be the Bridge Class meets Sundays, April 11 - May 30, 3-4:30 pm via Zoom. The group costs $10 to cover materials (scholarships are available if needed). Engage in healthy dialogue about race as we journey toward becoming a bridge-builder for racial reconciliation during this Christianity-based training. Sign up here.

Check us out on social media:

  • Facebook Group for healthcare workers provides hope, support and encouragement during this challenging time. Request to join the group here.
  • Pastor Adam shares a message on his Facebook page each Tuesday. Watch the latest Vespers here.

Caring for You

Our Congregational Care Ministry serves to walk with you through life's challenges. From Counseling to Prayer to Support Groups, you can learn more here.

Find hope and healing through Resurrection Recovery

  • Hear from those navigating the recovery journey as they share their stories on Thursday evenings at 6:15 in the Foundry. You can access these testimonies online as well.
  • Resurrection Recovery Support Groups meet Thursday evenings at 7, in person at Resurrection Leawood, Bldg. B, or online via Zoom. Have you or a loved one been affected by substance, drug or alcohol abuse or addictions of any kind? We hope you will join us no matter where you are on the recovery journey.

Request care and prayer

  • 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.

KiDSCOR Children's Ministry

Join KiDSCOR on Sundays! Registration required.

  • 9 am – in person childcare for up through age 2
  • 9:30 am – Zoom calls for PreK – 5th grade
  • 11 am – full in-person programming for 5th grade and below (limited capacity).

Vacation Bible Camp registration is open! "The Great Adventure" is July 18-24. See details and register here.

Check out our KiDSCOR virtual room for elementary students. Lots of ways to connect with our monthly theme.

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!

Rezlife Student Ministry

In-person rezlife programming on Sundays and Wednesdays starts this evening! Weekly registration required by 4 pm each Wednesday. Get more info or sign up.

rezlife Serve Day – April 17. Help make a difference in our community as we serve at our church locations or at mission partners across the KC metro. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Stay up to date on rezlife activities each week:

Employment Opportunities

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Summer Internships

We will be hosting a limited number of internship opportunities this summer. For more information or to apply for an internship, email Randy Meyer.

Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen

Donna Karlen serves with the Communications Ministry working on special projects.