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

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Candlelight Christmas Eve is Coming!

The Christmas season is filled with opportunities to worship, study, serve, give and share, culminating on the cherished tradition of Candlelight Christmas Eve services. This year, we're offering 19 services at our five locations, as well as online and television.

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Candle Kits to Share With Others

Purchase candle kits for family, friends and neighbors as a way to invite them to join us in the cherished tradition of Candlelight Christmas Eve services! Each kit contains 8 candles and a note from Pastor Adam. Pick them up from a Resurrection location near you, then drop them off with loved ones and neighbors who may feel more comfortable worshipping at home this Christmas Eve.

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Do you ever struggle with doubt?

In January, Pastor Adam Hamilton will be preaching a sermon series called Wrestling with Doubt, Finding Faith. We’ll look at the stories of biblical figures, many heroes of the faith, who wrestled with doubt. As he prepares for these sermons, we invite your input. Please take a few minutes and complete a brief, anonymous survey. Then, join us in January for the sermon series.

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Share Hope This Christmas Season!

Sign up after worship to serve families and children during the Christmas season! New opportunities added each weekend, including sponsoring families, buying toys, and providing goats for families in Haiti and uniforms for students in Costa Rica. Or, locally, sign up to volunteer at our church-wide Serve Saturday, December 18.

You can also share hope financially. Each year, we give away our entire Candlelight Christmas Eve offering to provide children and families living in poverty with a future filled with hope, quality education, health care, food, and economic security. Download this gift card to give a gift in honor of a friend or loved one.

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Caroling Blitz

Join us on Wednesday, December 8 as we take the joy of Christmas to the streets. Come with family, invite friends and meet us at any one of our gathering zones across the city. Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and cookies before taking off with a group of singers, going door to door, singing Christmas carols. Merry Christmas!

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Open Table Advent Dinner Groups

Join one of our Open Table Advent Dinner Groups for fellowship and fun this Advent season! Groups will gather at local restaurants between December 6 and 22 to enjoy good food and talk about the sermon series and Pastor Adam's book, The Journey. Download a discussion guide.

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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.

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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.
  • Recovery 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 pm. Check out 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.
  • Sign up for an Open Table Advent Dinner Group. (Learn more about what it takes to be a host, here!)

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

  • Lunchtime Bible Study for Women with Shannon Starek - Mondays at Noon via Zoom
  • Learn about upcoming in person and online classes here!
  • Current Small Group materials here
  • Check out other groups and resources offered year-round.
  • Sign up to let us know you're interested in hosting an Open Table Advent Dinner Group. Learn more about what it takes to be a host, here!

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:

Sign up for an Open Table Advent Dinner Group. (Learn more about what it takes to be a host, here!)

Caroling Blitz Wednesday, December 8, 5:30 - 8 pm We’ll hop on a trolley and take the joy of Christmas to the streets with a Caroling party. Come with family, invite friends, and join us. We’ll enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and cookies after sharing Christmas carols with our neighbors and some of our homebound folks. You don’t have to have a great singing voice - you just need to make a joyful noise and smile! Sign up now!

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 at Blue Springs Starting Thursday, December 2, 6pm. Resurrection's faith based, 12-step co-ed support group that welcomes people from all addictions will begin meeting in person at our Blue Springs location on Thursday, December 2. The evening will start at 6:15 pm with a personal testimony, followed by support group meeting at 7 pm. If you are struggling with addictions of any type, know you are welcome and not alone! Learn More

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!)


December 3 - College Student Care Packages - Do you have a college student getting ready for finals? We’d love to show our support by sending them a care package from their friends at Resurrection Overland Park! Please fill out this form no later than Dec 3 so we can get their packages in the mail asap.

December 4 - Merry Little Christmas Party - Kick off the Christmas season at Church of the Resurrection’s Merry ‘Little’ Christmas Event! All are welcome to enjoy a whole host of activities to help brighten your family’s Christmas season!

December 5 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest - wear your "best" Christmas attire and try to outdo your friends with your holiday spirit!

December 6 - 22 - Sign up for an Open Table Advent Dinner Group. (Learn more about what it takes to be a host, here!)

December 8 - Christmas Caroling - Join us as we take the joy of Christmas to the streets!

December 11 - Matthew's Ministry Family Night Out

December 12 - Children Sing in worship - Our KiDSCOR kids have been working hard to learn a Christmas song to share with us during worship. Then join us in the Gathering Space to make a special ornament!

December 15 - Longest Night Service - When all is not merry and bright, we gather to remember that we are not alone.

December 18 - Serve Saturday

December 19 - Birthday Party for Jesus

December 24 - Candlelight Christmas Eve Servies - More information to come!

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

  • Learn about upcoming in-person and online classes at cor.org/connect!
  • Check out other groups and resources offered year-round.
  • To find current small group materials, visit groups.cor.org.
  • Sign up for an Open Table Advent Dinner Group. (Learn more about what it takes to be a host, here!)

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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