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Here are some ways you can be involved at Church of the Resurrection this week.

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Fruit of the Spirit Sermon Series

In Galatians 5:22-23 Paul gives us a list he calls, “the fruit of the Spirit” – a list of nine attributes that God created us to reflect: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. This month we are working to understand, memorize, pray and seek these fruits. To help you memorize them, download a screen saver:

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3rd Grade Bible Presentation

Sunday November 14 - All Locations

We continue the Methodist tradition of presenting all third-grade students with a Bible of their very own on November 14 at each of our five locations, as well as providing a Bible to third graders who worship with their families online or television. To provide each child with a Bible, we need for you to register your third graders.

Register you third grader today!

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Trunk or Treat

Get your costume ready and start decorating your trunk! We are welcoming children from throughout our community to a Trunk or Treat event to enjoy candy, decorated trunks and costume contests. To make this happen, we need your help to decorate a trunk or volunteer.

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Remembering Auschwitz

Wednesdays, November 3-17, 6:30-7:45 pm

This is a three-week conversation around the Auschwitz exhibit currently at Union Station. Nov. 3 and 17 will be held in the Foundry Hall at Resurrection Leawood and online. Tickets to view the exhibit on Nov. 10 must be purchased in advance, or you're invited to take part in a serve event that evening in the Foundry. Please RSVP below; tickets can be purchased here.

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Disaster Response Training

Saturday, Oct. 23, 9am - 4 pm, Leawood Bldg. B

Training is offered to become a Certified Early Responder. Early Response Teams are often the first groups in once the emergency workers have deemed the area safe after a disaster. These teams are trained to respond to both the physical and emotional needs of the survivors - helping with clean up and immediate needs, but also providing a Christian presence as caring “listeners.”

Interested? Sign up here.

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Take a look at a few more opportunities to connect with one another this week:

Ministry for Children & Students

Did you know that we have ministries just for children and students at each of our locations?

KiDSCOR is a fun, engaging way for your child to know, love and serve God. We provide kits for families to grow together at home and post regular videos on YouTube to help them understand God and the Bible. Learn more about KiDSCOR here.

Rezlife Student Ministries is a welcoming community where middle school and high school students can worship, serve, and grow in faith together. We have weekly gatherings and some small groups that meet throughout the week. Select a location to learn more.

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Watch Pastor Adam's Vespers

Each Tuesday evening, Pastor Adam shares hope and encouragement on his Facebook page. Follow him on Facebook to get notifications for when his Vespers message begins, or watch his latest message in this video.

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GPS Guide Daily Devotions

Every morning we send an email with daily Scripture readings, reflection questions, and a personal insights reflection. Browse the GPS library or subscribe to the daily email below to get it in your inbox every morning.

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Take a look at some of the specific opportunities at your Resurrection location:

Resurrection Leawood Activities

Here are some more ways to grow, serve and connect in the coming weeks.

Study & Connect

Serve

  • Early Response Team Training - Disaster Response - Saturday, October 23, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Backpacks for Hunger - Wednesdays, 4-5:30 pm. Help fill 2,000 bags of food for kids at risk each week.
  • Visit our Serve page to learn more about opportunities at Resurrection, in our Kansas City community, and beyond.
  • Serve Saturday is the third Saturday of every month, with lots of great opportunities, including family-friendly options. More info here.

Connect with Care & Support

  • Resurrection Recovery meets Thursdays at 7 pm, in person and online. Those struggling with addiction(s) of any kind are invited to discover hope, redemption and renewal – no matter where you are on the recovery journey. More info here.
  • Support Groups are meeting in person as well as continuing with online connection on Thursdays at 7 pm. More info here.
  • Find additional Support Groups for grief, health & wellness, relationships & more here.

KiDSCOR (pre-school – 5th grade)

KiDSCOR is open for all children during the Sunday 9am, 11am and 5pm services (birth through 5th grade). Our YouTube channel drops new content every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Link to Resurrection KiDSCOR - YouTube

Rezlife (6th–12th grade)

In-person rezlife programming on Sundays and Wednesdays has returned! Get more information.

Resurrection West Activities

Here are a few upcoming ways you can be involved at Resurrection West:

Stay Connected!

Join a Class, Study or Group

Looking to join a small group or for small group materials? Visit groups.cor.org!

These Resurrection West groups are meeting right now. To sign up to participate in one of these groups, please email the group's leader below.

Tuesday nights are GROW NIGHTS at Rez West. Starting Oct 12 (6:15-7:15pm) join us for the Jacob Study, "Hot Mess." If you can't come in person you can join via Zoom OR watch on demand at your own pace with a new release every Thursday afternoon.

  • Saturday Morning Men's Group will continue to meet virtually when they begin their fall session on September 11 – November 20 with Joshua Sevart
  • Saturday Morning Women's Group will meet in person and on Zoom from 9-11 am starting September 11 with Jane McGinnis
  • Monday Morning Women's Bible Study begins their fall session on September 13 from 9:30-11:30 in person with Nancy Hand
  • Tuesday Morning Men's Group with Ben Krehbiel
  • Building Better Mom’s (BBM) with Elle Dummermuth
  • Friday Morning Men’s Group with Jason Gant
  • Rez Chat Sunday Morning Bible Study with Dave Rock
  • Rez West UMW Circle meets monthly with Nancy Hand

For more information about any of these groups contact Chris.Holliday@cor.org.

KiDSCOR

  • KiDSCOR available at both the 9 am and 11 am services on Sundays for children ages Pre-K through fifth grade.
  • Click here for information about our children’s YouTube Videos.

rezlife Student Ministry

  • Click here for a list of activities for Middle School and High School students.

Care & Support

  • Recovery Support Groups are meeting in person at the Leawood Campus as well as continuing with online connection on Thursdays at 7 pm. More info here.
  • Find additional Support Groups for grief, health & wellness, relationships & more here.
  • Are you or someone you love in need of care or prayer? See opportunities to care for our community and receive care for yourself at cor.org/care.

Resurrection Downtown Activities

Here are a few ways you can get connected at Resurrection Downtown this week:

Stay Connected!

  • Sign up to receive Pastor Anne's Next Steps Newsletter
  • Like our Facebook Page and Instagram for inspiration, information on upcoming classes, and to connect with RezDowntown pastors and staff.
  • Follow COR Worship Collective for the latest worship releases and music videos.

KiDSCOR (Pre-school—5th grade)

  • Full KiDSCOR programming for infants - 5th grade is open!
  • Join our KiDSCOR at Resurrection Downtown Facebook group for weekly content, fun, and live updates from KiDSCOR Director Sarah Elliott.
  • More on our kids offerings at here!

rezlife Youth (6th—12th grade)

  • Wednesday rezlife LIVE! @ 7:30 pm – Imagine your favorite talk show, combined with your favorite game show and add in a HUGE amount of laughs! Join us on YouTube.
  • More info for teens and students here.

Join a Class, Study or Group

Serve With Us!

  • Serve Saturday Join us for COVID-cautious Serve Saturdays! More info here. Registration is required to ensure proper social distancing. Volunteers will go directly to their selected serve site on Saturday morning.
  • For ways to give back to the Kansas City community follow this link.
  • Make an impact- get involved in making a difference, changing individual lives and entire communities - and finding a sense of purpose! Find out more here
  • Serve with our partner school Wendell Phillips in a variety of ways including tutoring, meal delivery, or incentive store staffing. For more information contact Sally Smith.

Care & Support

  • Resurrection Recovery Downtown meets Thursdays at 6:15 in person.hose struggling with addiction(s) of any kind are invited to discover hope, redemption and renewal – no matter where you are on the recovery journey. More info here.
  • Find additional Support Groups for grief, health & wellness, relationships & more here.
  • Are you or someone you love in need of care or prayer? See opportunities to care for our community and receive care for yourself here.
  • Contact downtown Care Pastor, Nick Kaufmann Mamisashvili at Nick.Kaufmann@cor.org

Resurrection Blue Springs Activities

Here are a few ways you can be involved at Resurrection Blue Springs this week:

Volunteers Needed for KiDSCOR - We’re so ready to offer full KiDSCOR programming again - but we need your help! Would you be willing to volunteer with the youngest in our congregation, even one Sunday a month? Email diane.enlow@cor.org for more information and to get connected. You won't regret learning about God through a child's eyes!

Everybody Always Study - Wednesdays, October 13-27, 6:30-8 pm - In Person at Blue Springs. What would happen if we stopped worrying about a challenging world filled with difficult people, and instead decided to love everybody? In the Everybody, Always Video Study, bestselling author Bob Goff shares simple and practical steps to love everybody, always, the way Jesus did! Register here.

KiDSCOR Children's Ministry

  • In Person KiDSCOR - Open for all children during the Sunday 9 and 11 am services (birth through 5th grade).
  • Virtual KiDSCOR - We are still committed to providing excellent online opportunities by providing Zoom calls Sunday at 9:30 am and videos on our KiDSCOR YouTube Channel.

rezlife Student Ministry

  • rezlife has their Sunday Morning Gathering from 10:15-11 am for grades 6-12.
  • rezlife Youth Group ~ 7-8:15pm Tuesdays, Students in grades 6-12 Join us Tuesday evenings for in-person youth group.
  • For more information, contact shelly.spiegal@cor.org

Care and Support

Resurrection Recovery is looking for people in recovery who would be interested in expanding the Resurrection Recovery support group to our Blue Springs location. It is a faith based 12-step co-ed support group that welcomes people from all addictions. The group currently meets at the Leawood, Overland Park and Downtown locations on Thursday nights at 6:15 with a person testimony, followed by support group meeting at 7:00. If you would have interest in helping start this group at our location, please contact Tom Langhofer at tom.langhofer@cor.org or 913-544-0219.

Need Care? Congregational Care will continue to be offered through phone and video calls whenever possible. Please fill out our prayer request or email Penny.Ellwood@cor.org to receive care.

Resurrection Overland Park Activities

Here are a few ways you can be involved at Resurrection Overland Park this week:

Stay Connected!

  • Check out our Upcoming Events! There's something for everyone! (click the links for more info or to register!)


October 13, 20, 27 - Grace Gifts: Practicing the Spiritual Gifts

October 16 - RezMoms

October 17 - RezDads Chiefs Watch Party

October 30 - Trunk or Treat, 3-5pm

November 6 - MS Metamorphosis Retreat

November 7 - Getting Started

November 13 - Women's Event

November 14 - 3rd Grade Bible Presentation

November 20 - HS Metamorphosis Retreat


  • We do offer CHILD CARE for families attending an onsite class on Wednesday evenings. Register here.

KiDSCOR

  • Full KiDSCOR programming for infants - 5th grade is open!
  • KiDSCOR Sunday School: Reach out to Leah.Barth@cor.org with any questions.
  • Join our KiDSCOR at Resurrection Overland Park Facebook group for weekly content, fun, and live updates from KiDSCOR.
  • More on our kids' offerings at cor.org/kids!
  • We do offer child care for families attending an onsite class on Wednesday evenings. Register here.

rezlife Youth

  • Wednesday night rezlife: Join rezlife Director Leah Miller on Wednesday nights for youth group. Middle schoolers meet from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and high schoolers will meet 7:30 to 8:30 pm. We will share a meal together in the time between the groups!
  • Sunday Gatherings| Sundays, 9:00 or 11:00 am | All rezlife students will meet in the rezlife room to explore the Bible and faith on a deeper level through questions and connection. Email Leah.miller@cor.org for more information.
  • More info for teens and students at cor.org/students.

Join a Class, Study or Group

Serve With Us!

Care & Support

  • Recovery Support Groups are meeting in person at the Leawood Campus as well as continuing with online connection on Thursdays at 7 pm. More info here.
  • We are offering new recovery and support groups at Overland Park: AA and AL Anon, Divorce Recovery for Men and Women, and Eating Disorder Caregiver Support. For AA information contact Michelle Dinkel (michelledinkel@yahoo.com). For Al Anon contact Coco McAtee (coco.mcatee@gmail.com). For all others contact Suzy.Ayres@cor.org.
  • Resurrection Recovery meets at our Overland Park location on Thursdays at 6:15pm. Contact Sandy.Thailing@cor.org for more information.
  • Find additional Support Groups for grief, health & wellness, relationships & more here.
  • Are you or someone you love in need of care or prayer? See opportunities to care for our community and receive care for yourself at cor.org/overlandpark/care.

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