First, let’s focus on the Leawood Campus ministry, group, or class you’re interested in by choosing a life stage below:
One of the greatest gifts you can offer your loved ones is a plan for how you will be remembered. Having the Last Word will guide you through how to plan your last wishes. Rev. Steve Langhoffer and Judith Pirker will help you become educated about your memorial service or funeral pre-planning. (Do you know the difference between the two? You'll learn about that, too.) Best of all, you'll have confidence in your end of life memorial preparations.
This course will be held on November 9 & 16, from 6:30-8:30 on Zoom.
For questions about Having The Last Word | November 2021 call Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724, or email using the form below.
As Christians we affirm the belief that God exists in “Three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” We can more easily grasp the concepts of father and son, but what, or who is the Holy Spirit? Please join Jeff Kirby for this three-week series called 'I Believe in the Holy Spirit'. The class will meet in Building B - Room 152 for three consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8 pm.
For questions about I Believe in the Holy Spirit call Karra Karst at N/A, or email using the form below.
Join us October 20th as we invite Anna Sarol to continue our series of "Courageous Kindness" as she shares her story. There are life-changing moments and there are life-defining moments. For Sarol, she just happened to experience both at the same time. Join us in person or online, just don't miss it!
For questions about Courageous Kindness: Anna Sarol call Katy Bagwell at (913) 735-6373, or email using the form below.
Are you stuck in regret, bitterness, anger, sadness or fear because of your divorce? This course is based on curriculum written by Suzy Brown. It includes of proven, practical recovery strategies for women stuck in regret, bitterness, anger, sadness or fear of divorce.
Registration and workbook required. Sign up here, and purchase the workbook at The Well Bookstore in Building B before the first night of class. This class will take place in person B256 or via Zoom. Please contact Carol Swift firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For questions about Mid-Life Divorce Course for Women call Claire Saunders Clough at (913) 232-4124, or email using the form below.
Disciple Bible Study is enriching, informational, transformational, faith deepening and offers time to develop deep lasting friendships as you study, reflect and pray together as a group.
Books are available to purchase from The Well Bookstore online or at Cokesbury online. All Disciple 1, 2, & 3 classes will be using the new Fast Track materials. Disciple 4 will use the traditional book but use an abbreviated 24 week schedule.
Disciple 1 provides a foundational overview of the Bible. Beginning with Genesis and continuing through Revelation, group members will read approximately 80% of the Bible in this Fast Track 24 week study. Disciple 1 is great for those at any place in their faith journey.
Fast Track Disciple 2 is a shortened version of the original Disciple 2 study. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks as they study Genesis–Exodus and Luke–Acts for 12 sessions each. Daily preparation is to read 3–5 chapters of the Bible each day. (Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Fast Track Disciple 3 examines the major and minor Old Testament prophets and the 13 Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Several themes weave their way through the study-the call to remember; the call to repentance; the need for renewed vision and the place of community. (24 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Disciple 4 concentrates on the Old Testament writings not in the Torah or the Prophets, such as Psalms and Proverbs, and the Gospel. (24 week schedule using the traditional study book, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Jesus in the Gospels digs deeply into the mission and message of Jesus through a detailed and comparative study of the Gospels. Study the name, the place and the people-a commanding, morally compelling figure as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. (30 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Christian Believer is a study of the classical doctrines of the Christian faith which includes God's providence, atonement, judgment and eternal life. This class blends together the reading of Scripture with reading classic Christian writings. (30 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Access notes of several experienced Disciple Leaders on our Small Group Leader Resource Page.
For questions about Disciple Bible Study call Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
Moms of all ages children, from all over, are invited to connect with others in a virtual format to experience:
Building Better Moms (BBM) strives to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. BBM members meet together in a larger group setting, but are connected with a small group of moms with whom they share connection at each BBM meeting throughout the year. The BBM calendar follows the school calendar year, beginning in September and concluding in May. BBM meets twice a month to enjoy fellowship, speakers and small breakout discussion. All groups also participate in service projects.
All meetings will be held on Zoom with guest speaker content and group connection.
Co-Leaders are Michelle Funk, mom of 3 boys ages 20, 24, 26 and Ashley Ozment, mom of 3 children ages 8, 6, 2 years old.
The cost is $45 for BBM curriculum, guest speaker presentations, logo shirt, and member gift.
Wednesdays: 9:30-11 am
Dates: 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4
Visit https://buildingbettermoms.org for details about in-person groups.
For questions about Building Better Moms Online call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Women's Advent Study
Advent begins the season of preparation to receive Jesus as a humble child. His life is filled with journeys, starting with a trip to Bethlehem, settling in a stable that will become his first home. The stable was the first stop on his earthly journey filled with disappointments and celebrations, much like the journey we travel each day.
One of the advent messages spoken by the angels is, “Do not fear.” When the journey is scary, when pandemics and shaky economic outlooks crowd our hearts and mind, how do we maintain a life free of fear? Join Pastor Angie McCarty to explore how to walk an advent journey that does not fear the present or the future, but instead is full of love, hope, peace and joy.
Class videos/materials are available at the links below.
For questions about Women's Advent Study call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Resurrection Leawood's Adult Sunday school classes are meeting online and in person! Due to circumstances related to Covid, please contact the class leader before attending a Sunday School class. Class meeting format can change from week to week.
For assistance with Sunday morning group connections, please contact Angie McCarty or 913-544-0724.
Please reach out to the leader listed to receive information on how you can join a class. We look forward to meeting you!
Classes Meeting In Person Only
60-95 | Singles and Couples | 9:15 am | Building A Parlor
ABC/Morning Star members are committed to the development and enhancement of individual spirituality and fellowship. Members examine and reinforce their beliefs through this diverse Bible-Centered class. We are committed to being followers of Christ, carrying his message forward in our everyday lives, letting others see Christ living both within us and through us.
For those seeking kinship with fellow Church of the Resurrection members, the class provides an immediate close-knit support group for its members, their joys, sorrows, spiritual growth, and development. Contact Al Donoho with questions.
The Next Phase
40-50 | Singles and Couples | 10:20 am | Room B260
This group of empty/emptying nesters enjoys a range of studies from books of the Bible to Christian topics.
Contact Beth Hull with questions.
55-70 | Singles | 10:45 am | B158
Our curriculum includes single-topic books and Bible studies, both Old and New Testament. The class is discussion-based with all opinions honored.
We also have many service projects where we put into practice the things we have learned, including: Bless the School, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, local and foreign mission support, and Healing House to name a few. The class has an adopted daughter in Africa through Compassion International.
We celebrate each other’s joys and concerns through prayer and manage time to socialize and build great friendships. Contact Kay King for more information.
New Foundations (beginning September 12th)
40's | Single Parents and Married Couples with Kids | 11:00 am | B258
This class of parents studies a variety of materials focused on the Bible, relationships, kids, and finances, as well as tackles tough career questions and midlife concerns. Contact Liz Wakeman for more information.
Hybrid Classes Meeting In-Person + Online
Christianity and Culture
40+ | Singles and Couples | 9:00 am | B152
A variety of thought-provoking topics are discussed which relate to how individuals apply Christian principles while addressing or responding to contemporary issues.
Contact Linn Ver Meer for in-person class information or to get a Zoom link to join online.
Faith and Fellowship
55- 85 | Singles and Couples | 9:00 am | B252
These welcoming near retirement and post-retirement class members enjoy curriculum that helps the group spiritually as well as brings them closer as a body of believers.
Contact Sue Hardage for in-person class information or to get a Zoom link to join online.
60's+ | Singles and Couples |9 am | B158
The Spiritual Enrichment and Encouragement class studies books of the Bible as well as topical studies and enjoys great discussions!
Contact Jayne Langham for in-person class information or to get a Zoom meeting invitation.
The Living Room
40-60 | Couples with high school or young adult kids | 9:00 am | B259
The Living Room small group was started over 20 years ago in a member’s living room (hence the name). We share the responsibilities of running the class by serving in one of three committees. We take turns leading lessons chosen by our “head” group. We occasionally serve the community in projects chosen by our “hands” group. We also have a “heart” group that organizes social activities and support for our members.
Contact Jim Weber for in-person class information or to get a Zoom meeting invitation.
40-70 | Singles and Couples | 9:15 am | B251
The Builders create an authentic environment where our members learn to know God with our heads, love God with our hearts and serve God with our hands while experiencing Christian fellowship and accountability
Contact David Starrett for in-person class information or to get a Zoom meeting invitation.
30-70 | Singles and Couples | 11:00 am | B153
Bible 101 is for everyone of all ages and backgrounds. The one thing all share is a desire to learn more about God’s word through an organized Bible study class. The Holy Bible is the only reference required.
Contact Gene Ronsick for more information and Zoom meeting invitation.
Classes Meeting Online Only:
Salt and Light
40's-80's | Singles and Couples | 9:00 am | Online
Salt and Light is a medium-sized group that comes together to grow in Christ for the purpose of fulfilling God’s will in the world. We strive to live out our calling to be “salt and light” (Matthew 5:13-16) and encourage each other to grow in faith through study, prayer, fellowship and service. Visitors are always welcome!
Contact Liz Hendricks for more information and a Zoom meeting invitation.
30 - 40 | Singles and Couples | 9:00 am, 1st & 3rd Sundays | Online
This class meets on the first and third Sundays of each month to grow in their faith and support one another.
Contact Audra Morris for additional information and Zoom Meeting invitation.
For questions about Adult Sunday School Groups call Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724, or email using the form below.
Read a book each month, for a Zoom discussion about it on the second Thursday evening. Most books can be found at a local library or in the church bookstore, click The Well Bookstore or call 913-544-0240 and ask for a Book Club discount. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
November 11 at 7 pm
December 9 at 7 pm
For questions about Thursday Book Club (Women's Ministry) call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Sometimes, this world can seem full of darkness. But into this darkness, the Lord declares, “Arise, shine, for your light has come.” Previously recorded teaching with Women’s Ministry Program Director Michelle Funk based on the Arise Bible Study guide available at The Well bookstore (913) 544-0240 or website. Purchase your copy and do the study on your own (or ask friends to join you!).
For questions about Arise Bible Study for Women call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
The mission of the Pet Ministry is to support the Church of the Resurrection and our community through educational programs, pet and animal resources, shelter and adoption support, therapy pets, grief and pet loss support and comfort and care for people and animals.
Thanks to a grant from the Resurrection Foundation, we are able to offer financial assistance for those in need to help pay for healthcare costs for their pets. This was made possible through the generosity of a legacy gift from a donor. If you are in need of financial assistance to help pay for your pet’s veterinary care, please complete this form.
Connect on social media with other pet enthusiasts! Find resources, education, events, fun and more in our Facebook Group. Just click here to request to join the group.
Were you not able to bring your pal to our annual Pet Blessing? Here is a video you can watch to bless you and your friend any time.
Certified Therapy Animals are used to provide support and comfort. Do you have a therapy pet? We’d love to hear from you and have you join us in our ministry.
Pet Certification and training opportunities for individuals and families wishing to participate in the Pet Ministry. Learn more about Pet Certification here.
The Pet Ministry was established in 2016 by two members, Congregational Care Minister Kathy O’Dowd and Linda Haney who share a passion for pets and people. The two members formed a leadership team and launched the ministry in June 2016 during a sermon series entitled “The Steadfast Love of Dogs and God – Spiritual Lessons our Four-Legged Friends Teach Us.” The Pet Ministry is funded solely by donations.
For questions about Pet Ministry call Kathy O'Dowd at 816-726-0586, or email using the form below.
High school students are invited to grow in their faith alongside others who identify as LGBTQ. The group meets on Wednesdays at 7 pm, both by Zoom and in person (hybrid). This group is led by Care Ministers and specialized student care volunteers.
For more information, email Tyler Walkenshaw.
For questions about LGBTQ Small Group for High School Students call Ashley Morgan Kirk at (913) 544-0715, or email using the form below.
The Anxiety/Depression Support Group is a safe place for you to encounter God's healing during your journey to a healthier life, free from anxiety and depression. During the meetings, we explore strategies for overcoming anxiety and depression through education, self-exploration, book studies and group discussions. We support each other by sharing personal challenges in this small caring community as we strive for healthier lives. No registration required.
Please email Victoria Edmondson for more information.
For questions about Depression Support Group call Victoria Edmondson , or email using the form below.
Wednesday night programming for elementary students returns August 18th at Leawood! We meet every Wednesday night from 6:30pm - 7:45pm. We’ll play games, have fun, and grow in our faith at the same time! Registration is not required but is extremely helpful for us in planning. Click here to register.
ZONE is for K-3rd graders (21-22 school year).
Z45 is a special upper elementary group just for 4th and 5th graders (21-22 school year!
Check in for both programs begins at 6:20pm. Check in at our Welcome Center by entering through Building B near The Foundry. After checking in, proceed to your child’s room (signs will direct your way). Check-out takes place at 7:45pm in your child’s room with the exception of 4th and 5th which will self-release. Please note that masks are required by everyone (Leaders and Kids) participating in KiDSCOR programs.
We would love to have you serve on Wednesday nights! For more info about serving contact Nick Ransom.
For questions about ZONE/Z45 - Mid-week Fun for Elementary Kids call Nick Ransom at (913) 544-0759, or email using the form below.
Our group chooses books that will help us learn about another culture, religion, place, time or event. We are a group that welcomes all to experience wonderful fellowship and fun, plus occasional service projects. Meets the first Wednesday morning each month at 10 am in person at church.
Read the book before coming to our discussion. All are welcome!
November 3 at 10 am - in person at church
December 1 at 10 am - in person at church
For questions about Wednesday Book Club (Women's Ministry) call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Join Abby O'Neill and Michelle Funk for a conversation about the A.L.L method of reading scripture passages, drawing from the Love Journal entries (email us to get a journal!). Videos available on the Rez Women Facebook group or visit Twitter for updates.
Resources on Matthew 6:25-34 video:
Resources on Psalm 40 video:
Resources on Galatians 5:22-25 video:
For questions about Rez Women Go Live call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Crossroads is a ministry of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection designed to help those 50+ navigate the second half of their lives with significance and joy.
Shari Wilkins, Program Director
Angie McCarty, Pastor
We offer a robust schedule for your growth and journey! Click here for more information on the list below!
For questions about Crossroads (50+) call Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724, or email using the form below.
Join us on the greatest journey ever - knowing, loving and serving God! We're here to help guide you as you begin (or continue) your journey of faith.
New to Resurrection or small groups? A great place to start is with one of our short term Walk Small Group Experiences. These groups study Adam Hamilton's book The Walk over the course of six weeks and are led by one of our Community Life Ministers. See a full list of upcoming opportunities at cor.org/connect
We understand people are in different places on their faith journey, that's why Resurrection offers so many ways for people to connect and be in community. The purpose of a small group is to be in community with others who challenge you to grow spiritually, live out your faith by serving others and encourage one another through life's ups and downs.
There are four primary ways that many get connected to small group community:
A few times a year we host Group Launch where you can browse through all our open and new small groups to find the one that works best for you. Open registration is generally open for about 3 weeks and then groups commit to meet for about 3 months, although some decide to meet longer. You can find more information about our next group launch at groups.cor.org or sign up for a reminder.
Join us on Wednesday nights for classes that will both challenge you to go deeper and connect you with other folks. This is a great first step to meet others in the life of the church. Many meet others in these foundational classes who they then would like to start new groups with or continue on together in additional classes. To see a full list of class options on Wednesdays click here.
All of the Sunday School classes at Church of the Resurrection Leawood are open to new members and are considered small groups. Many find it very convenient to attend Sunday School before or after they go to worship. You can see a list of adult Sunday School classes here.
If you have met others through foundational classes or through the life of the church and would like to start a new small group with them, contact email@example.com to get more information and to get started.
Small group leaders play an important role at Resurrection in helping people get connected into community where they can experience and develop the five essential practices of the Christian life. Please fill out this form and someone from our staff will be in touch with you.
For questions about Adult Small Groups call Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
Whether you are a small group leader at Resurrection or another church, we have a variety of resources available to help you as you guide your members to know, love and serve God and others.
We know selecting curriculum for your group is not always easy. To assist you, we have reviewed studies and put them into categories under Knowing God, Loving God or Serving God, listed how many weeks the study lasts, if a DVD is available to rent (rentals available only to Resurrection leaders) and made suggestions to the level of the study (advanced, intermediate or entry level).
You can access a printable version of our curriculum catalog, the CORriculator. If you would like to rent a DVD at the cost of $1 per week, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An adult discipleship team member will reply to you about curriculum availability and how and when you can receive the materials.
The staff at the Well Bookstore can also be a great resource if you are looking for a study that we don't carry in our library. They are happy to help order materials for your group to use. Please allow 2-3 weeks for materials to arrive.
SMALL GROUP AGREEMENT TEMPLATE
We encourage all small groups to establish ground rules in a group agreement. This agreement should be revisited at least once a year. Click here for a template.
Disciple Leader Resources
Some of our experienced leaders share their Disciple notes below:
For questions about Small Group Leader Resources call Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
Would you like to hear people’s stories and provide encouragement? Or maybe you have incredible administrative skills and like to help organize systems. Consider applying to be a Care Minister (CM).
At Resurrection we strive to do ministry with excellence. One way is through the partnership between our CMs and our pastors. With a congregation our size, we rely on trained CMs to serve with each of our pastors and staff in Congregational Care in making hospital visits, following up on prayer requests, providing one-on-one support for those going through a difficult issue, and much more.
Care Ministers are volunteers specifically trained to work alongside pastors and staff to minister to and care for our congregation. Once an applicant is accepted to the team, training is provided based on Rev. Karen Lampe's book The Caring Congregation, which serves as a manual to guide us, organize our congregations for care, and equip people to listen, visit, comfort and encourage congregants.
CMs make hospital visits, call people in need of personal contact, meet one-on-one with those in need of a listening ear for prayer and encouragement, offer support to grieving families, proactively seek to encourage and care for persons in need and much more. CMs are assigned to a pastor based on the worship service they typically attend, and they work together as a team. While there is a wide variety of duties a CM can do, most serve in areas where they feel most gifted.
Our training covers topics such as Organizational Development, Theology of Care, Boundaries and Ethical Practices, Listening, Older Adult Ministry, Hospital Visits, Death and Prayer.
Because Care Ministers will be partnering with pastors to offer some of the care previously done only by our pastors, it is important that these persons have basic theological and biblical training. Care Ministers are strongly encouraged to complete at least one year of Disciple Bible Study.
The following may be substituted for Disciple:
We ask that Care Ministers know and support Resurrection’s values and perspectives articulated in the following statements. You don’t have to agree with every part of each statement, but as a leader at Resurrection we expect you to represent these values to our congregants. https://safegatherings.com/
If you are interested in being a Care Minister, please complete and return an application to the Congregational Care Office or email it to Pastor Wendy Lyons Chrostek.
For questions about Congregational Care Ministry call Wendy Lyons Chrostek at (913) 544-0704, or email using the form below.
We will be meeting in person starting September 15.
True Colors offers a safe and respectful environment where we can celebrate our authentic selves, create community in which to explore a more profound faith, topics specific to the LGBT community, and build deep and meaningful relationships.
For more information, email Andy Huggins.
For questions about True Colors: an LGBT and Allies Community Group call Andy Huggins , or email using the form below.
Are you the parent of an LGBT child? We have leaders who can meet with you individually who have walked a similar journey and can be of support to you.
For the story behind this group, read this KC Star Article.
This is a joint project of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee and United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
For questions about Strangers No More call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
This support group offers resources for people affected by mood disorders. Our support groups are a great place to regain self-confidence, find emotional support and simply be among people who understand.
We are meeting online Thursdays at 7 pm in person at Resurrection Leawood and via Zoom. Email Denise.Mersmann@cor.org for more information.
For questions about Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Overland Park (DBSA) call Denise Mersmann at (913) 544-0728, or email using the form below.
Are you an avid quilter or perhaps you have always had an interest in learning how to quilt? We welcome all skill levels---a passion for all things regarding quilts is the only requirement!
Stitch’ n Tyme meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in room C020. Come visit, bring a project to work on either by hand or bring your sewing machine or come and be inspired by others who share a passion for quilting.
Come as you are and where you are in your quilting adventure. If our activities sound like fun, come join us! If it all seems like a bit too much, no worries, come for all or part of our activities. Many of our members come each week but just as many come when they can, the good news is you are always welcome.
Stitch’ n Tyme activities include:
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings!
For questions about Stitch'N Tyme Quilters call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
There are two Spring Cafés:
Building A Café is located in the Narthex. The hours are:
Building B Café is located in the Commons. The hours are:
Complimentary gourmet coffee is provided at our coffee station before and after our worship services on weekends (donations are appreciated to help cover expenses for coffee and condiments). Or, you can stop by the café, be greeted with a smile, and we will be happy to make a specialty espresso drink, smoothie, shake, or other beverage. We also offer food and snacks. Food is provided by the Resurrection Kitchen and includes such items as hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, flatbreads, salads and breakfast items.
Come join us in our table seating area or booths next to the cozy fireplace! The café is a great place to congregate, talk, read, write or just pass the time.
If you would like The Spring Cafe to cater food and/or beverages for your on-campus small group or meeting, please download the Cafe Order Form. Our menu includes a listing of the food and beverages available, including items from Sonflower Bakery (staffed by Matthew's Ministry students). Please email the completed form to Joan Gunter or give it to a staff person at The Spring. (Please note the lead time we need to fill your order.)
The Spring Café team is made up of both staff and volunteers, and we are always looking for more people to join our volunteer team. Join us in this fun environment as we serve our our church family. It's a great way to meet people! No previous coffee shop experience is necessary. We'll train you. You may choose to volunteer as a cashier, a barista or both. Fill out this online form to learn more about how you can get involved.
For questions about The Spring Café call Joan Gunter at (913) 544-0248, or email using the form below.
Worship Services are held in many care home settings for those at all levels of care each month.
For questions about Silver Link Care Home Worship call Courtney Felzke at (913) 232-4130, or email using the form below.
This worship service is designed specifically for those persons who have cognitive impairment. Due to COVID, the special worship services are now being recorded so you can watch the service from the safety of your care community or private residence.
Here is the most recent worship service.
For questions about Silver Link Special Worship Service call Emily Stirewalt at (913) 232-4124, or email using the form below.
Build faith through fellowship and study. Guys and Yahweh provides space for gay Christian men to connect and share in the journey of knowing, loving and serving God and others. Through fellowship, study, worship and service, our small group will strengthen the spiritual discovery and growth of each participant. It is our hope those who have been hurt by previous experiences or have limited church exposure will find a welcome place in our group. As we share the story of our lives with others and see more clearly how our story connects with the larger story of God’s redemptive activity, we make progress toward the goal of becoming deeply committed Christians.
We normally meet on a weekly basis: Monday evenings from 6:30-8pm at the Church of the Resurrection, Overland Park location. More info is on our Meetup site https://www.meetup.com/Guys-and-Yahweh/. We also offer a Zoom option for those who don't feel comfortable meeting in person.
For more information, please email Ryan Conrad.
For questions about Guys and Yahweh: Gay Men Small Groups call Ryan Conrad at N/A, or email using the form below.
Gay Women Abiding is both a community and a small group. We have a fall and spring Bible study where we grow in Christ together. These six session studies vary in topics and materials, and members are asked to try to commit to attendance during the semester they choose to participate. We also have general social events (Coffee in the Park, pot lucks, the Big Picnic at the Nelson, Holiday Party, etc.) These are open to all GWA members, not just those in the Bible study. Most of these community building social events occur during the summer or Holidays.
In response to community health concerns, we have use Zoom, when warranted, to continue meeting or studying together. Otherwise, we meet in person for socials and Bible studies. Our members are all ages and situations in life and all women from our diverse LGBTQIA spectrum are welcome.
For more information, reach out to Shannon at email@example.com.
For questions about Gay Women Abiding call Shannon Dyer , or email using the form below.
Each month offers a book title to read, with a discussion held the first Tuesday morning of the following month. Most books can be found at a local library or in the church bookstore at a discount, click The Well Bookstore or call 913-544-0240. Please register to receive the Zoom link; group plans to meet online in September and will hopefully move to online soon this fall.
November 2 at 10 am location TBD
December 7 at 10 am location TBD
For questions about Tuesday Book Club (Women's Ministry) call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Matthew’s Ministry Fellowship offers support and connection for families of individuals with special needs. This ministry provides an active community for families to share joys, challenges, resources and prayer together.
You are welcome to come early for a free community meal in the Foundry from 5:30-6:15 pm. Then from 6:15-7:45 pm, parents can learn, connect with others and grow spiritually through guest speakers and sharing in small groups. Registration for class is not required.
Matthew’s Ministry Fellowship also offers social activities at various times throughout the year.
Childcare is available from 6:15-7:45 pm in Building B at KiDSCOR for ages 6 weeks - 5th grade at no charge. If you are interested in making a reservation for childcare, please do so here. If you need Matthew's Ministry care for individuals with special needs, please email Marna Terblanche.
For questions about Matthew’s Ministry Fellowship call Marna Terblanche at (913) 544-0295, or email using the form below.
This is the PERFECT time to join a small group at Church of the Resurrection. All of our groups are meeting online through video conferencing apps, and we would love to have you join us.
For questions about Women's Small Groups call Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
United Methodist Women (UMW) at Resurrection is for any woman interested in developing a creative, supportive fellowship while learning about and becoming involved in contributing to the greater needs of women next door, across town and around the world. Circles and Groups meet at various times, both day and night. Some read and discuss books written about timely issues. Others select a social justice topic to study and organize a mission project to help those affected by this issue. One group creates beautiful quilts and then gives them away to bless someone. Want to start a group of your own? We can help. All groups offer faith, hope and love in action through learning, service and education. Our local chapter of UMW has a website full of information, photos and resources.
For questions about United Methodist Women call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Imagine…a place that meets you right where you’re at as a mom, a woman and a friend.
Building Better Moms (BBM) strives to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. BBM members meet together in a larger group setting, but are connected with a small group of moms who share a table at each BBM meeting throughout the year. The BBM calendar follows the school calendar year, beginning in September and concluding in May. The schedule is set to align as much as possible with area school and holiday schedules. BBM meetings run about two hours in length and each group meets approximately twice a month to enjoy food and fellowship, speakers and group discussion. All groups also participate in mission projects supported by The Church of the Resurrection and occasional social events outside of the meeting schedule.
Imagine… you’re here!
For questions about Building Better Moms call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Our photography small group meets as a community for Bible study and learning every month. In addition, we serve Resurrection by attending church events and providing quality photography services. We love studying and experimenting with our photography and giving back to the church in this way.
If you love taking pictures, we'd love to have you join us! Contact us using the form on the "Connect" tab of this page.
For questions about Photography Small Group call Tom Bradley , or email using the form below.
We believe investing in physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being is crucial to living into God’s call for your life. When we find ourselves amid challenging seasons, it can take a community to remind us that God’s plan for us includes a “future filled with hope.” Remember:
If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of others, we encourage you to call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. In addition, there are several other crisis resources available to you. Several are listed below.
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Crisis Text Line is a United States nonprofit organization providing free crisis intervention via SMS message. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day every day throughout the US by texting 741741.
Johnson County Mental Health Center maintains professional clinical staff on duty 24-hours-a-day to provide mental health Emergency Services to Johnson County residents.
Assessments provided by appointment.
Our Congregational Care pastors are here to offer support for all aspects of life, including those times that feel the darkest. To get connected with pastoral care, please call (913) 544-0712. If there is an urgent need for pastoral care after office hours, please call our pager number: (913) 544-0799. The pastor on call will return your page as soon as possible.
Our Counseling Ministries also works to help connect our church family and community with mental health resources. This includes referrals to mental health professionals on our approved referral list as well as on-site counseling with graduate interns. Submit a request for a counseling referral here.
This guide is designed to give you and those around you the tools to make sure you’re planning, collaborating, and expending energy in a way that draws you closer together. We hope that by using this guide, families are better equipped to identify and share their emotional experiences with each other. We hope people will be more comfortable reaching out for help and more comfortable extending a hand to help others. If this sounds like something you’d appreciate, this guide is for you. Download it here.
The Anxiety and Depression Support Group is a safe place where God's healing can take place during your journey to a healthier life, free from anxiety and depression. During the meetings, we explore strategies for overcoming anxiety and depression through education, self-exploration, book studies, and group discussions. We support each other by sharing personal challenges in this small caring community as we strive for healthier lives. No registration required. We look forward to seeing you. Visit our webpage for details.
The books below are recommended by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
Bob Baugher, Ph.D., and Jack Jordan, Ph.D., 2002.
This excellent handbook is organized chronologically to follow the days, weeks, and months after a suicide loss. It includes straightforward information about psychiatric disorders, when to seek professional help, and practical strategies for coping and healing.
U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith, 2006.
A personal account by the U.S. Senator from Oregon, whose 21-year-old son took his own life, and whose speech on the Senate floor led to overwhelming bipartisan support for the passage of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, which increased federal funding to prevent youth suicide.
Rebecca Anderson (Author/Suicide Loss Survivor), Laurie Phillips (Artist/Storyteller), 2016.
This beautifully illustrated 5-book set depicts the aftermath of a husband/father’s suicide through the eyes and in the words of his wife and children (ages 19, 7, and 5).
The brief books Becky, Pattie, Aidan, and Will explore the feelings of suicide loss survivors of any age and the healing power of art. The fifth book, Parenting the Suicide Survivors’ Club, is a short memoir by mom Rebecca that reflects the challenges of holding a family together as the sole remaining parent.
Linda H. Kilburn, M.S.W., 2008.
A clinical hospice social worker and survivor of her daughter’s suicide, Kilburn offers practical advice for well-meaning friends and family who want to reach out and be supportive after a suicide, but aren’t sure what to do or say.
Christopher Lukas and Henry Seiden, 2007.
Co-authored by a psychologist and a survivor of multiple suicide losses, this book is written with sensitivity and understanding. The authors offer simple, constructive suggestions for healing, along with straightforward information and a message of hope.
For questions about Crisis Prevention call Denise Mersmann at (913) 544-0728, or email using the form below.
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