You are meant to grow and deepen your faith alongside others, who encourage and empower you to make space for God in your family, friendships, work and sphere of influence.
Video Recording - available now!
Empower yourself with knowledge from local doctors and experts serving on the front lines to learn how your family can move forward and maintain an active and healthy life.
Ever wonder about grace? The wonder is in its abundance, promise, rhythm, gifts, power, reach, words and hope. Join us in person on Thursday mornings at the Leawood location, or online from any location.
After a year of less connection, come connect with us to learn, grow and serve together. Day and evening groups are available for every age and stage of motherhood. New BBM Online group for moms of children all ages and from all over.
Moms of all ages children, from all over, are invited to connect with others in a virtual format that includes speakers and discussion within a supportive network of moms who "get it!"
The women of Maverick and Hope Circles invite you to attend their monthly meetings on the second Monday or Tuesday morning of each month. All are welcome, please register.
What Matters podcast is available in audio or video format. Listen on your favorite podcast play or view on Rez Women YouTube Channel, subscribe and share!
Did you ATTEND Inspired for Life Online? If so, you have received your personal access pass that is good for the next year! Absorb each speaker's message one at a time while perhaps reading the speaker's book and discussing with others. Did you MISS Inspired for Life Online? You can purchase a limited access pass, also good for the next year! Available on the conference website, click "learn more."
1st Tues Morn | Zoom - each month offers a book title to read, with a discussion the following month.
1st Wed Morn | in person - read books about another culture, religion, place, time or event, and discuss each month.
Empower yourself with knowledge from local doctors and experts serving on the front lines to learn how your family can move forward and maintain an active and healthy life.
Panel presentation sharing facts about the COVID Delta Variant, children’s health, breakthrough cases, protocols for reducing risk, vaccinations regarding children, and mental health. Moderated panel with experts from JOCO Health & Environment, Truman Medical Center, Children’s Mercy and KU Medical Center. Sponsored by United Methodist Women dedicated to putting faith, hope and love into action.
Additional resources include:
For questions about Pathway to Normalcy: COVID Delta Variant Panel Discussion 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.
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.
Join in to experience teaching, meaningful discussion, and great connection among others seeking to know more about God through the study of Scripture.
Tracing Grace - Ever wonder about grace? The wonder is in its abundance, promise, rhythm, gifts, power, reach, words and hope. Learn how grace is traced upon and within you, prompting a response to extend grace to others. Each week's class includes teaching points and scripture study, with expressions of prayer, visual art, contemplation and guided discussion. Thursdays, September 9 - November 11, 9:30-11:30, in person or online.
Led by Michelle Funk, Patricia Sanders Hall, Maribeth Hinderer, Shirley Yarick, Ann Morrison, Barb Cook. Materials provided, please bring your bible.
On Demand recordings are posted here each week, new videos posted each Friday:
For questions about Bible Study for Women call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
The women of Maverick and Hope Circle invite you to attend their monthly meetings to experience connection, develop friendships, and learn about important topics in our world today. All are welcome at any time!
See more at https://www.cor.org/umw.
For questions about Maverick & Hope Circle Meetings call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
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.
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.
October 5 at 10 am on Zoom
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.
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!
October 6 at 10 am - in person at church
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.
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.
October 14 at 7 pm
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.
A special ministry for single moms that provides a community to develop and grow friendships, gain knowledge on how to successfully navigate the issues single moms face, and to find peace, love, joy and faith in their journey.
We are currently in the process of beginning to meet again in person. For more information, contact Angela Paul. We look forward to meeting you!
For questions about Single Moms Group call Angela Paul at n/a, or email using the form below.
Join us as we look at the Gospel and God’s wisdom through the lens of 8 classic Saturday morning cartoons. We’ll explore what the Scriptures say about fear and uncertainty through Scooby Doo, we’ll chat about Biblical wisdom regarding family life via The Flintstones, and we’ll discuss the Christian view of the future as we talk about the Jetsons (Note: No prior knowledge of these cartoons is necessary to have a fulfilling time of faith, fellowship, and fun.) Join us for a Yabba-Dabba-Doo time!
Study written by: Darren and Doris Lippe, led by Doris.
Dates: Thursday mornings - September 9-November 11th (9 week study)
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
In Person Only
For questions about Bible Study for Women - Doris Lippe call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Video episodes for the What Matters Podcast!
View on Rez Women YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe so you won't miss an episode. Audio podcast episodes also available, take a listen from the website, or subscribe to What Matters on your favorite podcast player!
For questions about What Matters Podcast call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, 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.
Carry On -- How do we move forward after such a challenging year? What have we learned about ourselves during this time? About our faith? What do we carry forward with us as we emerge from it? Learn from women leading well, who offer ways to carry on, loaded up with the essentials of wisdom, prayer, compassion, generosity and grace. Led by Michelle Funk and the following guests.
For questions about Carry On Study for Women call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Zoom Online Class - previously recorded
Led by Michelle Funk, Women's Ministry Director
Wonder -- find the holy within and the holy all around during the sacred season of winter. Field notes, blessings calendar, "wonderlists" and recipe box tastings will help us to experience the winter world with joy and curiosity.
Upon contacting the author to ask if she will join us on one of our Thursday mornings, she responded with this: "What a joyful note to receive, and what an even more joyful invitation to accept! Tell the women I cannot wait!"
Week 1 HANDOUT | VIDEO | SLIDES
Week 2 HANDOUT | VIDEO | SLIDES
Week 3 HANDOUT | VIDEO | SLIDES
Week 4 HANDOUT | VIDEO | SLIDES
Week 5 HANDOUT | VIDEO | SLIDES
Week 6 HANDOUT | VIDEO | SLIDES
Week 7 HANDOUT | VIDEO | SLIDES
Stillness of Winter Reading Plan:
For questions about Wonder Study call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Join Ginger Rothhaas to discover how the Psalms teach us to fully embrace our humanity in order to fully connect with others. Explore themes of Lament, Tuning In, Surrender, Meaning and Trust in this 6-week study, to fill your heart with life-giving truth that leads to trust. Ginger is a Seminary graduate and Compassion Teacher, her website is CompassionFix.com.
Week 1 - Journaling
Week 2 - Lament
Week 3 - Feelings
Week 4 - Surrender
Week 5 - Meaning
Week 6 - Trust
For questions about Truth to Trust: Instruction from the Psalms call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Reset – some of life’s biggest lessons are born from a crisis, or in this case, a global pandemic! Consider what we are learning about relationship and connection, slowing down and letting go, care for self and others, laughter and fun. With lessons from personal experiences, biblical stories, suggestions for further reading, and a weekly “reset button” designed to help us move forward with what we value most.
Led by Michelle Funk, Women's Ministry Program Director. Recordings and materials available for your personal or group study.
Suggested Book List - great books that correspond to the Reset topics.
For questions about Reset Bible Study 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.
Thirty years ago a group of United Methodist women recognized the need to bring restorative justice to women and children suffering because of incarceration. Guided by scripture and following United Methodist social principles, this group of women, working together with prison officials, developed Ministry to Incarcerated Families and began to nurture and support women at Topeka Correctional Facility.
Currently, almost 900 women are incarcerated there with the average age being 29 – 49 years old; over half are mothers. The ministry began with parenting classes embracing the goal of strengthening family bonds in spite of separation. Today in addition to parenting classes, volunteers fund and attend “Retreats”, an opportunity for mothers and grandmothers to spend the day with their children in a more family-friendly environment, play on a playground, hug, and laugh. At the end of the day, each child leaves with a gift bag filled with items selected just for them and always – a stuffed animal.
Data shows that providing the tools for better family relationships and successful parenting has led to a reduction in recidivism rates, thereby reducing the typical continued incarceration cycles. Women at Church of the Resurrection now have opportunities to serve with and donate to the Ministry to Incarcerated Families:
For questions about Ministry to Incarcerated Families call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, 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.
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.
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.
This conversation group is for women who have been unable to stop substance abuse on their own, and also aids with unhealthy compulsive behaviors.
For questions about Resurrection Recovery 12-Step Faith-Based Recovery for Women call Marni Ellis at 913-544-0707, or email using the form below.
Pastor Darryl Burton leads these month-long classes in person at Resurrection Leawood in Room B255 and online via Zoom. The class alternates between hope one month and forgiveness the next. This is a time for sharing experiences, strength and hope.
For questions about Focus on Hope and Forgiveness call Darryl Burton at (913) 232-4143, or email using the form below.
Online & In-Person, Room B253, 6:30-7:45 pm
God heals even the pain of divorce. Divorce Recovery for Women is a weekly class designed to offer a place where God’s healing can take place, no matter where you are in the process of recovery.During this class, we’ll explore issues facing Christian women during and after divorce. Through education and group discussions, we will address such topics as identity, boundaries, recognizing healthy grief, intimacy and sexuality, the effect of divorce on children and strategies for managing feelings of loneliness and isolation as we learn to depend on God for guidance and comfort.
Email Debbe Smith for the Zoom meeting information.
For questions about Women's Divorce Support call Claire Saunders Clough at (913) 232-4124, or email using the form below.
The typical BBM program year follows the school calendar, from September to May. 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 and occasional social events outside of the meeting schedule.
Fees include $45 for Mom and payment is accepted with your registration. Refunds are available, however, $10 per BBM membership fee retained by BBM to cover processing related to these transactions. In addition, no refunds will be awarded after the third meeting in the particular BBM group in which the member is registered.
Please consider joining a BBM group to learn, grow and serve with moms who simply get it. Click Register, and if the group you want is at capacity, please sign up on the Wait List to let us know you are interested in learning more about BBM in the future. Or, join the BBM Online group for virtual meetings, speakers and connection.
EARLY CHILDHOOD (children newborn to pre-k)
Topics: new moms, toddler tantrums, pre-schoolers
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am -- 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 5/2, 5/16
Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 am -- 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 5/3
Tuesdays – Evening 6:30-8:30 pm -- 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 5/3
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am -- 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 1/19, 2/2, 2/23, 3/9, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27
ELEMENTARY (children Kindergarten to 5th grade)
Topics: technology, tweens, setting limits
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am -- 8/30, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/15, 12/6, 1/10, 1/31, 2/14, 3/7, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9
Tuesdays – Evening 6:30-8:30 pm -- 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 4/5, 4/26
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am -- 9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 5/4
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am -- 9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/9, 1/20, 2/3, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5
MIDDLE SCHOOL (children 6th to 8th grade)
Topics: puberty, friendships, social media
Mondays 12:30-2:30 pm -- 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 5/2
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL (children 6th to 12th grade)
Topics: hormones, stressed out teens, college prep
Mondays – Evening 6:30-8:30 pm -- 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 pm -- 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 5/3
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 pm -- 9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 1/19, 2/2, 2/23, 3/9, 3/30, 4/13, 5/4
COLLEGE (children college years)
Topics: campus life, letting go as a mom
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm -- 9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, 1/20, 2/3, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5
20s/BEYOND (children post high school)
Topics: living independently, budgeting, career
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 pm -- 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 4/27
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm -- 9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 1/13, 1/27, 2/24, 3/10, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28
BBM LEAWOOD REGISTRATION FAQs
Please review our frequently asked registration questions.
When and how do I register?
The BBM Leawood program follows our local school calendar with the first meeting each program year in September and the last in May. Registration kicks off each year on Mother’s Day weekend (May) for the following program year (Sept).
Is there a fee?
The membership fee of $45 for moms includes 13 meetings. Fees are collected during online registration.
Do BBM groups fill up?
Yes! Some groups fill to capacity right away in May, while others reach the maximum number during the summer.
What happens when a group fills to capacity?
When a group reaches the maximum number of members, a wait list is offered. If an opening occurs during the first few group meetings, those on the wait list are notified in the order they were received. Again in January, if any current members determine they are no longer able to participate, those on the wait list are notified according to the number of spaces available.
Why is there a maximum number of members?
Groups are held to a maximum number in order to allow friendships to form within table groups. Consistency is important for relationships to take hold and for moms to begin sharing their true bumps and blessings. An important network of moms who “get it” grows into a lifeline in this manner. Additionally, the volunteer leadership of each group is equipped through training sessions to manage a set number of participating moms, rather than an evolving set of new names and faces. Our goal is to accommodate every mom who is interested in joining!
For questions about Building Better Moms Registration call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
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