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Volunteer shifts available every day of the week.
Please sign up in advance as we are adhering to social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of germs and are limited to fewer than 10 people volunteering at one time. Want to donate food? Drop off donations between 1-3pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For questions about Serve at the Resurrection Overland Park Food Pantry contact Suzy Ayres at (913) 642-4400, or email using the form below.
Beginning October 26th, take a virtual trip to Malawi! Through Zoom, videos, and connecting with our partners you'll see old friends and meet new friends. Listen, pray, and learn what our partner leaders are doing in health, preschools, permaculture, Zoe, boreholes, and more.
If you've always wanted to go to Malawi and just haven't had a chance to yet, this is a great way to experience a little taste of "The Warm Heart of Africa". If you've been and Malawi is calling your name, this is a great way to "return" in 2020.
We ask that if you sign up, you commit to joining all of our trip dates:
Pre-trip Preparation: Saturday, October 18, 12-2pm
Virtual Trip Dates:
Post-Trip Debrief: Monday, November 2, 6-7 PM
Questions? Contact Doty Hoffman.
For questions about Malawi Virtual Serve Trip: October 26-November 1 contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
Join us on a virtual trip to Honduras! Trip participants will learn about and get updates on the many ways Resurrection is engaging in Honduras. Learn about how we are partnering to bring better health, education, micro-finance opportunities to El Obraje & Ciudad Espana. Hear from the local leaders that we partner with and spend some time in devotion and prayer with these amazing kingdom workers. Space is limited so please don’t sign up unless you are able to attend all sessions.
Pre-trip Preparation: Sunday, November 3, 6:30-7pmpm
Virtual Trip Dates:
Post-Trip Debrief: Tuesday, November 17, 6-7 PM
Questions? Contact Joyce Appel.
For questions about Honduras Virtual Serve Trip: November 9 - 13, 2020 contact Joyce Appel at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.
Explore the many opportunities available for partnering with Hondurans to transform their communities. Each trip has a purpose, some of which are listed below:
For just $39.50/month ($474/year) you can provide a child with a private faith-based school education at the Juan Wesley School in Ciudad España.This amount will provide tuition, books and materials and a school uniform for your sponsored child. Your child will be able to write to you each year to tell you about their progress, and they will be monitored to assure that they achieve the school's academic goals.
Child sponsors who join a short-term serve team to Honduras have opportunities to meet the child they sponsor, interact with other Juan Wesley students and support the school. Learn more or sponsor a child by downloading and filling out this form.
To learn about other ways Resurrection is partnering with Hondurans, visit our blog.
Honduras, located in Central America between Guatemala and Nicaragua, is a country of mountains, forests and farms. There are more than 7 million people living in this country, which is about the size of Louisiana. Most Hondurans speak Spanish, although the Amerindian/mestizo population may speak other Spanish dialects. English is widely spoken in the north. Resurrection teams usually fly into the capital city of Tegucigalpa, and some take a day to visit the Maya ruins at Copán, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Honduras is one of the poorest regions in Central America; its economy is primarily agricultural and the annual per capital income is about $2,500 USD.
Resurrection partners with the Methodist Church in Honduras, working mostly with the Methodist Church in El Obraje and the Cristo Resucitado Methodist Church in Ciudad España.
For questions about Honduras contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
Resurrection has been partnering with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) since 1998 with a strong focus on children and families – specifically through education and training. Educational efforts include support for the Ditshego House of Laughter in the community of Mooiplaas. Serve trip team members work with the students, teachers and other staff to deliver requested lesson plans and participate in light renovation projects at the school. Resurrection also works with West View and Elim Methodist Churches in Centurion, South Africa where worship and the ministry of presence come together. To learn more specific trip information, click on one of the links below for one of our upcoming trips. For more about the experience of serving on a team, visit our blog.
About Ditshego House of Laughter
Ditshego House of Laughter is a non-profit organization providing multiple services for approximately 350 vulnerable children in the informal settlement of Mooiplaas. More than 16,000 people make their home in Mooiplaas at the base of a landfill in the area between Johannesburg and Pretoria (now Tshwane). Among Ditshego’s services are a pre-school, an Open School for older children, a House of Safety for foster children, and after-school services. Without Ditshego these children would not have a chance for an education because many are undocumented or immigrants.
About South Africa
South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. It covers an area of approximately 472,000 square miles or slightly less than twice the size of Texas. Although it is a developed and modern country with roughly 57 million people and 11 official languages, South Africa struggles with high unemployment, HIV/AIDS, slow economic growth, crime, and corruption. Even in the post-1994 era following the end of apartheid (racial separation), social and economic inequality remains a significant challenge and South Africa is one of the most economically unequal countries in the world. Despite this, South Africa is making progress toward broader prosperity and a peaceful democracy.
For questions about South Africa contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
The Church of the Resurrection is working to empower Malawians to give them a fighting chance for a future with HOPE. How are we making this happen? Through the Methodist Church, we partner to provide opportunities for abundant life, address basic needs, develop self-sustaining economic empowerment, offer health education and medical rehabilitation. Resurrection also works with our partners to support opportunities for spiritual formation and pastoral leadership, early childhood education, and life skills training. To learn more, visit our blog.
About the Malawi United Methodist Church
On January 1, 2009, the Malawi United Methodist Church celebrated their status as the new Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church. Their status reflects the dedication, sacrifices and prayers of Malawian pastors and laity who have planted and nurtured this young church over the past two decades. They grew from a handful of churches to a thriving conference of 22 circuits and more than 140 churches, based on the passion and commitment of John Wesley to preach the Good News. They work to serve those in the most rural villages, hoping to set Malawi on fire for Christ.
Rev. Daniel Mhone, the Church's District Superintendent, supervises 24 pastors appointed in largely rural circuits where 85 percent of the church members survive day-to-day as subsistence farmers.The 22 circuits of the Malawi UMC are each served by one pastor who is responsible for 3 to 20 local churches within a 150-300 square mile region. The pastors work tirelessly as advocates for vital infrastructure in the communities where they serve, such as borehole wells that can provide clean drinking water for families as well as water for washing and irrigation for gardens.
Our Partnership with ZOE
The Church of the Resurrection partners with ZOE, a three-year program developed in Africa that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome extreme poverty, become fully self-reliant, and learn of God’s love for them. ZOE is currently active in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala and India.
ZOE’s indigenous program facilitators ensure children know about their rights, are free from abuse and exploitation, and can find a safe place to live. Children learn skills such as farming and animal husbandry at monthly meetings. ZOE then provides tools, seeds and farm animals to the children so they can grow and raise their own food.
Learn more at http://www.zoehelps.org
Malawi is a landlocked country of 10.5 million people, most of whom live in rural areas east of Zambia, west of Mozambique and south of Tanzania. Like Zimbabwe, it was colonized by English-speaking Europeans in the 1800s. Malawi gained its independence from Great Britain in 1964, and became a democratic republic in 1994. Lilongwe is its capital city. The annual per capita income is $800. Some 80 percent of the population is Christian, 55 percent of whom are Protestant.
For questions about Malawi contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
The Hunger Stopper Ministry delivers approximately 70 tons of food each year, through donations from within the church and special food drives held in the community. Donations are delivered monthly to local pantries and urban ministries to help feed those in Kansas City area who are hungry or food insecure.
Check out our Local Impact page for a list of upcoming "Pop-Up Donation Drives" across our campuses.
Stay informed about upcoming events and information by signing up to receive the Hunger Stopper Newsletter. Sign up to receive Hunger Stopper Newsletter today! (Select "Resurrection Leawood" and then scroll down to Leawood Connect and Serve Newsletters and select "Hunger Stopper Food Donations")
We'd love to have you join our team of volunteers to help this ministry happen! Please see our Hunger Volunteer Ministry page for more information.
For questions about Hunger Stopper Donations contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
Our Hunger Stopper team works in many different ways to help put a stop to hunger in Kansas City. Check out these ways you can get involved year-round:
We hold two large food drives during the year which are a great way for individuals, families and groups to get involved. The need for serving our pantries continues throughout the year.
“Thanks to the generosity of our congregation the Sack Hunger Food Drive saw an increase of 513.33% in increase in monetary donations over last year! WOW! We are so excited about our ability to creatively address food insecurity in the KC area by leveraging our partnerships with Harvesters, Associated Grocers as well as community/neighborhood initiatives near our campuses and partner schools. Rather than just dropping a pallet of what we have, we are able to provide true NEEDS in the community because of your support. We are thrilled to move strongly into 2020 ready to make an impact!”
How You Can Serve: Help sort, check and box donated food items to prepare them to be delivered to local pantries. This is a fun service project for small groups, individuals or families.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 10 and older (accompanied by a parent), or 16 and older (unaccompanied).
How You Can Serve: 8-10 volunteers are needed for each delivery shift to help rearrange boxes onto pallets to prepare orders for delivery, load the truck and deliver food to local pantries.
Contact: Michelle Van Pelt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 and older, and able to repeatedly lift heavy boxes (up to 40 lbs).
You can fight hunger in Kansas City year-round, by making a monthly commitment to be a Hunger Stopper! Hunger happens every day of the year!
For questions about Hunger Stopper Volunteer Opportunities contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
The need for affordable housing is immense, and the lasting impact home ownership can have on families and individuals is undeniable. We are excited to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City to build new affordable homes. The homes are not free – each family who partners with Habitat is making a personal and financial investment in their future.
Habitat for Humanity: House of Abraham
Established in 2003 by the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities of the greater Kansas City community, Habitat KC's House of Abraham is an interfaith partnership opportunity for people of different faith traditions to come together to build a home - and to build new relationships with other communities of faith. Join us, starting July 13th, as we build a home, impact lives and neighborhoods, and strengthen the ties in an interfaith project! Click HERE to pick a date to participate in the construction of a new home at 3062 N 31st in KCK just blocks from Quindaro Elementary, one of our partner schools.
The Resurrection Housing and Construction Ministry has an opportunity to help a local family adapt their home to accommodate the needs of Gabe, an eight year old boy with Cerebral Palsy. We are helping to build an addition onto their home with handicap accommodations for a new bedroom and bathroom. There is a need for skilled and unskilled volunteers to help with all aspects of the framing and finishing for this project. Immediate need is for a framing contractor or a framing crew leader to guide a volunteer team in early July 2020. For more detailed information or to get connected please contact Bob at email@example.com
For questions about Housing and Construction Ministry contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.