Due to inclement weather, all daytime in-person programs have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 9 at each of our locations and the cafe and bookstore at the Leawood location are closed until 5 pm. Evening programs will be held, as scheduled.
There is no 5 pm evening worship at the Leawood location.
On June 18, 2020, our Church Council unanimously approved a statement of Church of the Resurrection’s Vision for Racial Justice. This statement was developed by a diverse group of volunteer leaders and staff, led by Rev. Cheryl Jefferson Bell, after prayerful discernment over every word.
Resurrection’s statement from Church council has elicited a great deal of discussion among our members, which was part of the hope for the statement. Rev. Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor, elaborated in response to some of the questions our church received, and you can read his full note by clicking the button below.
June 7, 2020 – Rev. Adam Hamilton
Allies for Racial Justice is a joint ministry started in 2016 between St. James UMC and Church of the Resurrection. Their mission is forging authentic relationships to eliminate the existing racial divide in our communities and churches in Kansas City and beyond.
This moving four-hour, two-part series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America. The documentary reveals the spiritual journeys of Black people, how they brought faith traditions from Africa to the New World, translating them into a form of Christianity uniquely their own – and a redemptive force for our nation’s original sin.
Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. The National Museum of African American History & Culture’s “Talking About Race” website provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
Most of us have had that moment where someone says something racist/offensive and our brain freezes and stops us from responding. Having a couple of phrases in your back pocket can help prepare you for next time. Read through this list and pick out a couple that roll off your tongue easily.