Upcoming Events & Programs

Courageous Conversations for Healing Racism in the Church

Plan to join ARJ’s Debra Jarvis and UMC Rev. Michelle Cobb for a thoughtful and enlightening discussion of Rev. Austin Channing Brown’s book “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”. Nearly all organizations claim to value everyone in their mission and value statements. Brown’s book helps us understand how and why our actions fall short of those words and what restorative actions we can take.  

You don’t have to have read the book; the facilitators will provide a complete overview. Registration is free and reservations required. The Zoom link will be provided once you’ve signed up. 

Click the button below for dates, to learn more, and to register.

Strength to Love

Join this dynamic opportunity to join in group conversation with a blend of members from St James United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection as we read selections of ‘Strength to Love’ by Martin Luther King Jr together. These groups will promote racial healing, cooperation, learning, and togetherness. Groups will meet 10/2 and 10/16 at Resurrection Leawood, and 10/9 and 10/23 at SJUMC from 6:30 – 8pm. Participants will be assigned groups and notified upon event start date.

Walks With Jesus

September & October | Saturday Mornings

It’s time for Fall fellowship and light exercise as we bring back our popular Saturday morning “Walks with Jesus”. Walkers gather at a different area park each week. Come and meet members from our partner churches and make new friends. You’ll share interesting discussions while enjoying the beauty of nature. There is no prep work required. All you do is show up at 7:30 am and we’ll walk together for an hour, starting at 8 am. Click on the links below to learn more! 

September 16 – Loose Park Pavilion | 5200 Wornall Rd, KCMO 64112

September 23 – Mill Creek Park |43rd & Broadway, KCMO 64111

September 30  Shawnee Mission Park | 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219

October 7  Liberty Memorial | 1 Memorial Drive, KCMO 64108

October 14 – Lowenstein Park | 1901 NW Lowenstein Drive, Lees Summit, MO 64081

October 21 – Swope Park | 63rd and Swope Parkway (meet at the entrance), KCMO 64132

October 28 – Waterworks Park | N.E. 32nd St. and North Oak Trafficway, KCMO 64116

Good Faith Network Conversations

Coming this October with Pastor Cheryl Bell

Come join Pastor Cheryl, Pastor of Community Justice, as she hosts Good Faith Network Community Conversations this October! Resurrection partners with the Good Faith Network, an interfaith justice ministry that draws together nearly 30 congregations from 3 faith traditions to advocate for systemic change on behalf of the most vulnerable. 

The Good Faith Network has been working to address the challenges of homelessness, lack of affordable housing and mental health crisis in Johnson County and we need to hear from YOU!

Learn more and register by using the buttons below! 

Allies for Racial Justice (ARJ) is a partnership between St. James United Methodist Church and Resurrection, A United Methodist Church. ARJ exists with the purpose of forging authentic relationships to eliminate the existing racial divide in our communities and churches.