Pastor Adam’s Weekly Updates – October

Dear Resurrection Family,

We have a few weeks left in our BE campaign: Be Just, Kind and Humble of Micah 6:8. the ideals that Republicans, Democrats and Independents should agree are fundamental to life and essential to effective politics – justice, kindness and humility. This weekend’s sermon will focus on where religion and politics meet.


This weekend, former U.S. Senator John (Jack) Danforth will share a powerful message about religion and politics. Senator Danforth is uniquely qualified to share this message. He began his public service career in 1968 as Missouri Attorney General, then served three terms as U.S. Senator from Missouri. In 2004, he was appointed United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Besides being a lawyer and politician, he is an ordained Episcopal priest who has spent his life trying to live out his faith in politics.

Over the past few years I have had several conversations with the Reverend Jack Danforth about how the church could play a key role in reducing polarization in our country and healing our land – the theme of our campaign BE. I learned last night that he had just been diagnosed with COVID, but he didn’t want to miss sharing this message with you, so he will be sharing the message from his home in St. Louis via video.

Several years ago, Senator Danforth published a book called faith and politics, calling on Christians to seek common ground and work together, rather than allowing their faith to be used to divide. A few years ago, he wrote an excellent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, with Catholic priest Matt Malone, on this subject. You can read it here. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear the message of an inspiring leader who has dedicated nearly sixty years of his life to connecting his faith and his politics. His message will be delivered via video in all of our locations, online and on TV; but join us in person, if you can, to inspire music, scripture and prayer as we worship in community.


  • Leawood held at 7:30 a.m. at Wesley Chapel, 9 a.m. at Sanctuary and 11 a.m.* traditional at Sanctuary and modern at Foundry, or 5 p.m. at Sanctuary
  • Downtown pitch Saturday at 5 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m.
  • blue springs, Olath (West) and land park pitches Sunday at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m.
  • Online at Saturday at 5 p.m. or Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. or 5 p.m.
  • On KMCI Channel 38 television on Sundays at 8 a.m. or 11 a.m.
  • On request on Youtube during the week


Speaking of amazing opportunities, if you really want to be inspired, join us on Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the foundry at our Leawood location for “A Night at the Movies.” Matthew’s Ministry celebrates the performing arts with an evening of music, dance and drama featuring performances by the community theater group Matthew’s Ministry, the Sonflower Drama group and the Sonflower Ringers.

Matthew’s Resurrection Ministry supports, empowers, and encourages individuals of all abilities to become deeply committed Christians by knowing, loving, and serving God. The ministry provides opportunities for children and adults and supports for families. You can read more about Matthew’s ministry on our website.


One of my favorite annual events is the presentation of a Bible to each of our third graders. On Sunday, November 13, during worship services at all locations, our third-grade students will receive their Bibles in front of the entire church. This is a special milestone that friends and family are encouraged to attend. Please register your children or grandchildren so that we can have a Bible for them. here is the link.

Then, on Friday, November 18, we will have the Bible adventure. Third-grade students and their parents or grandparents can enjoy dinner, games, interactive Bible teachings and a treasure hunt in the church. By the end of the night, third graders (and their adults!) will know how the Bible is organized, how to look up verses, and why the Bible is important to their lifelong adventure. You can sign up for Bible Adventure here.


Get your trunks and costumes ready for Trunk or Treat next weekend. We’ll have delicious treats, a chance to win amazing prizes, special guests and more. This is one of our biggest community events of the year and the perfect opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to a fun, free fall event. Trunk or Treat is October 29 or 30 at all resurrection locations, including Brookside Resurrection. Hours vary by location:

  • October 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Leawood
  • October 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Overland Park
  • October 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. West
  • October 30 after offices at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Downtown
  • October 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Blue Springs
  • October 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Brookside

There are a few volunteer opportunities at this event so you can double the fun and service! We are also looking for volunteers to provide a decorated trunk and distribute candy, direct traffic and greet guests. If you can help us Click here.

For Resurrection Brookside, click here to volunteer.


If you ordered a t-shirt, pick it up during Sunday worship hours at The Well Bookstore at Leawood location or office at other locations. More shirts are available at The Well Bookstore while supplies last.

We still have road signs available. You can pick up signs after worship this weekend and place them around town in public spaces wherever you see candidate campaign signs.

social media is another great way to spread the “Be Fair, Kind, Humble” message. Resurrection’s social media pages have great posts that you can share on your own social media.


Vespers will be back live this Tuesday. I will come to you live and share some thoughts on Jack Danforth’s message this week on faith and politics.

Click on here to go to my Pastor Adam Hamilton Facebook page to watch live at 7 p.m. Tuesday or watch the replay on Youtube later in the week.

In the love of Christ,


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