Joshua Clough

Overland Park Enote

Keep on loving your neighbor!

Posted Oct 23, 2020

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Hi Resurrection Overland Park,

I hope you are having a good week. I am writing this message to you from a coffee shop. In the last few weeks, I've ventured out to the local coffee shops, with my mask, and met with people in Downtown OP. As you know, I love coffee and coffee shops so it feels good to be out and about meeting with others while still having a bit of distance between us. And today is a good day for a warm cup of coffee, tea, or apple cider.

Take a few minutes to read below. We have a few great things coming up, including Trunk or Treat tomorrow!

This Weekend in Worship

Pastor Adam continues our #LoveYourNeighbor series with a message called, "A Sheep or a Goat: Loving Your Neighbor in Need." We'll focus on the call for kindness and justice and how, by doing these things, we become the hands and feet of Jesus to help transform our neighborhoods and world.

You can join us in-person this Sunday for worship at 11 am, please let us know by registering at or using this link.

KiDSCOR is back! Registration is required and space is limited so please sign up here. Note that face masks must be worn at all times (ages 3 and over). For a complete list of our health and safety procedures in our classrooms, please click here.

If you are not able to join us in person, you can join us online Saturday at 5 pm, Sunday at 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11 am, or 5 pm at You can also join the worship broadcast on Channel 38 “The Spot” (KMCI) at 8 am and 11 am.

Upcoming Events

We have several upcoming events, classes, and groups that you may find engaging, including Trunk or Treat, and a new November class. Claire and I are planning to be at Trunk or Treat with a super fun trunk.

Trunk or Treat is Tomorrow!

We have a safe, socially distant Trunk or Treat Event tomorrow, Saturday, October 24 from 4 - 6 pm. Park in the lot and plan to walk through the socially distant trunks. Children can come in costume and participate in a scavenger hunt through "Treat Street." Every child will get a pre-packed bag of candy and caramel apple kit and have the opportunity to visit our pumpkin patch and photo booth. We hope to see you there!

Blood Drive: Nov. 2, 2–7 pm

Participate in our next Blood Drive. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person - the gift of life. We will be hosting a blood drive at our campus on November 2, from 2:00 - 7:00 pm. Click here to register for your appointment.

Rezlife Metamorphosis Fall Retreat

Registration is open for this spiritual retreat! Meta features socially-distanced outdoor games, campfires, worship activities in large and small group settings, and time for students to grow deeper in their faith. Students can participate in person OR online. Friday night we will meet at Overland Park and Saturday will meet at RezWest. For more info and to register, click here.

Here are the dates:

  • 6th-8th grades – Nov. 6 & 7
  • 9th-12th grades – Nov. 13 & 14

Upcoming Classes

The Enneagram - What Is It All About?

The Enneagram is a powerful tool to help us better understand how we receive and respond to the world and why we do the things we do. Begin your introduction to the 9 Types and their unique traits in this three-week class beginning November 4, on-site, at RezOP. This class will meet in-person from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Registration is required to accommodate the need for social distancing.

Gathering with our Black Community

Pastor of Community Justice Cheryl Jefferson Bell invites Resurrection's Black community members and their families to connect, share stories, and answer the question "How is it with your soul?" This community will gather via Zoom Monday, October 26 at 6:30 pm. For more information and to register, click here.

Virtual Estate Planning Seminar, Oct. 26-27

Is it time to do a will or update your current will or trust? The Resurrection Foundation hosts a two-night online event, October 26 and 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm CST. Local estate planning attorneys will discuss different topics each evening, including current information to help you prepare to take the next step with your professional advisor. Register here.

KiDSCOR In-Person and Online

KiDSCOR is currently running Virtual and In-person! Sunday School classes take place virtually from 9:30 - 10:15 AM on Sundays and in-person at 11:00 AM. Registration is required for in-person. Please, sign up here for KiDSCOR and Nursery. To connect to our virtual classes please email Lauren Cook at For more information and updates on programming and events, text FAMILY to 913-648-9591 or sign up for our weekly newsletter at and select Resurrection Overland Park KiDSCOR.

Rezlife Student Ministry on Wednesdays! Join a Small Group, too!

Join RezLife Director Leah Miller for in-person programming on Wednesday nights for RezLife youth group! Middle schoolers 6th - 8th grade will meet 6:00 to 7:00 pm. High schoolers will meet 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Per safety and health requirements, all students who attend in-person programs must pre-register every week. Here is the link. Space is limited! Click here to review the RezLife in-person programming protocols. Rezlife Sunday Gathering Small Groups are in session! Be sure to sign up for small groups where we will be meeting every Sunday evening at the new time of 6:45pm. Zoom links will be sent out each week. Contact for more information.


#LoveYourNeighbor and Serve Others

Thank you for your participation in The 30 for 30 Food Drive! You donated hundreds of dollars, hundreds of pounds of food and hundreds of diapers and baby wipes! There is one more week to work on 30 Acts of Kindness in 30 Days. We are striving to flood our community with random acts of kindness as an expression of our faith. Join us in the challenge to share the love right up through the elections and beyond! Find ideas here.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry at Resurrection Overland Park is meeting the needs of hundreds of families in our community. To volunteer in the Food Pantry, click here. For more serve opportunities go to

I am looking forward to seeing you online and in-person this weekend. Thank you for the incredible ways you are serving, giving, and caring for others. I enjoyed running into a few of you who stopped by the church to volunteer in the Food Pantry, many of you prepared Trunk or Treat bags for kids, and a couple of you regularly walk by the church as part of your morning walk and prayer route. Keep on loving your neighbor!

In Christ,


Joshua Clough

Joshua Clough

Joshua is the campus pastor at Resurrection Overland Park. He runs marathons, and because he grew up in Seattle, drinks a lot of coffee.