Interact with other men who understand. This ongoing group is designed to be a safe, confidential setting where men can share what it’s like to go through divorce. The class will include educational presentations and group discussion. Topics covered include loss and grief, stages of divorce, coping with anger, basic rights and needs, healthy relationships, effects on children, exploring forgiveness, negotiating the holidays and moving forward with confidence as we allow God to heal us.
Email Terry Smith for Zoom meeting information.
For questions about Men's Divorce Support call Claire Saunders Clough at (913) 232-4124, or email using the form below.
We offer two ongoing support groups for those affected by cancer. Both groups meet via Zoom at this time.
1st Thursdays | Feb. 4 - May 6 | 5:30-7 pm | online
The Men's Cancer Support Group is a monthly ministry for men in all stages of cancer treatment, offering emotional and spiritual support. This group is led by Congregational Care Minister David Contag and meets online.
4th Thursdays | 6:30
The Women's Cancer Prayer Support Group, or Glow Girls (God Loving Optimistic Women), is a monthly ministry for women who are currently experiencing cancer treatment or learning to adjust to life after treatment. The ministry offers women of all ages prayerful comfort, encouragement, support and the compassion of new friendships. God walks with us as we journey through cancer and we feel this presence as we travel through both dark valleys and bright meadows. This group is led by Congregational Care Minister Sharon Lovell.
For more information, email Denise.Mersmann@cor.org.
For questions about Cancer Support Groups call Denise Mersmann at (913) 544-0728, or email using the form below.
Rez ReEntry is working to establish both a coordinated in-prison program and a reentry hub that graciously receives people back into the community after incarceration.
Ministry with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals is a richly rewarding experience where you get a front row seat to watch God change people’s lives. You can serve one-on-one or as part of a group of volunteers who seek to offer access to the physical, emotional and spiritual resources necessary to live the life that God intends for all of us.
According to the Kansas Correctional Association newsletter, “most prisoners come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many have not completed high school. Many can barely read. Roughly one-third were unemployed before imprisonment. Another third had annual income of less than $5,000. Children of incarcerated parents have an increased risk of anxiety, depression, aggression, truancy, attention disorders and poor scholastic performance. African Americans are 7.8 times more likely to be imprisoned than whites, when convicted of the same crime.” (KCA Eagle, January 2008).
Releasing people, who were already disadvantaged and now have a "criminal record", back into the community with little or no resources is simply unacceptable. The lack of coordinated reentry helps fuel the crisis of mass incarceration. Within three years of release, about two-thirds of released prisoners are rearrested.
By the numbers:
"I was in prison and you came to visit me... Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:36c, 40b)
For questions about Rez ReEntry-Closing the Justice & Kindness Gap contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
24000 W. Valley Pkwy
Olathe, KS 66061
1601 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
601 NE Jefferson St.
Blue Springs, MO 64014
8412 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
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