Upcoming Events and Activities

True Justice Screening

Saturday, January 18th |  1:30pm

Resurrection Leawood Campus
Building B  – The Foundry

What shaped your understanding of race?  What false narratives allow legitimization of unjust practices? What are the hard truths of our past?  What can we do to make a difference?

You may have seen the Hollywood movie Just Mercy starring Michael B. Jordon and Jamie Foxx that tells the true story of Walter McMillan, who with the help of a young Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction.   Now, take a deeper dive into the issues by attending a special screening of True Justice – Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equal Justice.

This documentary chronicles how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten our country.    Following the film, ARJ will lead an open discussion to explore how we can confront our history of racial and economic injustice and help create equal justice for all.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Speaker: Debby Irving

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Foundry (Building B) at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood KS

Debby Irving, author of “Waking up White” will speak at Grow Night, shares her personal journey of what it is to be white in a culture that thinks race is about being black. Her book is available for purchase in the Well Bookstore at the Church of the Resurrection. Invite your small group, friends, neighbors or co-workers for this important message.

Register Here!

Festival of Sharing 2018

September 15, 2018

 

7 Sharefest events will be held throughout Missouri on September 15th to encourage localized and regional partnerships while maintaining ties with international organizations such as Heifer International and Church World Service. This event will include a fundraising walk, as well as opportunities for youth to engage in community service such as school kit assembly, distribution, prayer, worship, and sharing a meal.

Event details can be found at www.festivalofsharing.org

Contact info@stjamesumc.com to find out more and let us know you plan to attend

Kits may be dropped off from 9:30-11:30am on Saturday, 9/15