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Let's fill the Bookmobile! United Methodist Women is sponsoring an online book fair during April 9–22, with Scholastic Books serving a great selection of book series and titles. The Resurrection Bookmobile visits each of our elementary partner schools and other urban schools, giving students books to keep! Donate now to our Book Fair fund, or shop for specific books through Scholastic's website.
Carry On -- How do we move forward after such a challenging year? What are the essentials for this next phase? Learn from women leaders and put together a "carry on bag" for your journey.
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 to receive the Zoom link.
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.
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. Let's prepare to carry on!
Led by Michelle Funk and the following guests.
Each week, we will add helpful tools to a "Carry On Bag." Everyone will receive these items, either to pick up at church or to be shipped. Please consider contributing to the cost of these during registration; you will also have the option to pay for an additional bag if you are able to help someone else in class.
For questions about Carry On Study for Women call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Join Rev. Angie McCarty with her offbeat humor and wit as we work through the Gospel of Mark. Known as the "immediate" gospel, Angie will invite us to consider Mark's stories in the gospel's historical, cultural, political, and theological context, always pointing to Jesus as the Son of God and Son of Man.
For questions about Lent 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.
"Story" written and led by Michelle Funk
Every story has a plot, with a beginning, middle and end. The beginning introduces the setting, the characters and the problem. The middle tells how the characters react to the problem. The end usually solves the problem. When thinking about your faith, what's your story? What's your beginning, middle and end? How can you tell your story along with God's story to others?
Resource for this study: CEB Women's Bible. This bible offers an invitation to a deeper conversation with sidebar articles written by biblical scholars, pastors, and leaders who equip faith communities with the knowledge and love of scripture. Writers who tell stories about human experience of life together in relationship. Each week, a contributor who authored an article will join us to share her story!
View the recordings for each session:
For questions about "Story" bible study for women 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.
Transcend: Rising out of Worry and Connecting to God
Learn from this recorded class written and led by Ginger Rothhaas, MDiv. Learn the art and practice of calming a racing mind to encounter the presence of God.
Class materials available at Ginger's website: Compassion Fix
For questions about Transcend Study 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.
May 3 - 7 pm
May 20 - 11 am
June 7 - 7 pm
June 24 - 11 am
Break during July and August; resume in September
Join us on Zoom for a conversation-starter designed to help us get to know one another as women of strong yet differing faiths. Visit us on facebook for the latest updates at Strangers No More Facebook page or email email@example.com to receive the meeting link.
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.
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, groups meet online, please register to receive the Zoom link.
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.
Each month offers a book title to read, with a Zoom 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.
May 4 at 10 am on Zoom
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 (protocol: mandatory mask, no food/drink, no tables, social distancing).
Read the book before coming to our discussion. All are welcome!
May 5 at 10 am in Room B253
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.
May 13 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 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 with whom they 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 Marty Sinclair 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.
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.
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.
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 not meeting in person due to COVID, but we are finding other ways to connect and support each other. For more information, please email Angela Paul. We look forward to meeting you!
For questions about Single Mom's Group call Angela Paul at n/a, 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.
Please email Ashly Cooley or call 913.544.0238 for more information.
For questions about Cancer Support Groups call Ashly Cooley at 913-544-0238, 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 via Zoom, alternating between hope one month and forgiveness the next. This is a time for sharing experiences, strength and hope. For more information, email Pastor Darryl, group leader, or Marni Ellis, Community Support and Counseling Administrative Assistant.
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 B256, 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 Divorce Recovery for Women call Dennis Apple at (913) 232-4147, or email using the form below.
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