Announcing a Special Event

Re-Entry Program for Incarcerated Women
February 10, 2020
6:30 PM
Resurrection Leawood – Building B, Room B252

Many of you had an opportunity to hear from C. J. Hughes, Executive Director of Brothers in Blue at our recent “True Justice” event. Now you’re invited to join ARJ members in learning about and supporting the Re-Entry Program for Incarcerated Women in the Topeka Women’s Correctional Facility.

Mr. Hughes, along with Warden Gloria Geither, will speak about the voluntary, faith-based re-entry program launching soon inside the facility, and how you can get involved in this ministry. Registration not required. Learn more on Resurrection’s website.

February Partner Church Events

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1

Annual Inspired for Life Conference
February 7 & 8 at Resurrection Leawood

The annual Resurrection Women’s Conference is a wonderful weekend experience you don’t want to miss. Come together for worship, music, gifted speakers, service to others, fun connections, and meaningful gifts to carry forward into the year. Register today (hurry!) at

Fat Wednesday and Tuesday Celebrations
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM – Paseo Campus
5540 Wayne Avenue, KCMO 64110

Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 PM – Renaissance Campus
7205 Longview Road, KCMO 64134

St. James invites you, your friends and family to join us for FAT WEDNESDAY and TUESDAY Celebrations! You’ll enjoy sharing plenty of food, fun and fellowship, as we prepare to repent, recover, remember, rest, release, and rise during the Lenten Season.

Community Events & Activities

February is National Black History Month

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of “Black History Month”, has set the national theme for 2020 as “African Americans & the Vote.” Events are being held throughout the Kansas City community in observance of this occasion. Here are just a few activities in which you can participate.

“African Americans & the Vote”
The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group in partnership with the Museums at 18th & Vine
Sunday, February 9 3:30-5:30 PM
American Jazz Museum, 1616 East 18th Street, KCMO 64108

This program will explore the vote theme and feature a discussion between Mayor Carson Ross (Blue Springs, MO) and former Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James (Kansas City, MO), moderated by Michelle Tyrene Johnson (KCUR Public Radio). A Passion for Purpose: Building Cities for Our Children, by Sean Wheelock & Sly James will be available for purchase from the Extra Inning Museum Store at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Light refreshments will be served at 3:30 pm, with the program starting at 4:00 pm. The event is free to attend, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

Special Free Screening:  A Century of Change: Negro League Centennial Celebration
Monday, February 10   7-8:30 PM
Gem Theatre, 1615 E. 18th Street, KCMO 64108

Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) invites you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Negro National League with a sneak preview of this new film that explores the league’s economic importance to the local black community and nationally and how the league is being championed and its legacy preserved. This is a free event but reservations are requested.

Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali – The Image of a Champion 1966-70
Exhibit Opens Friday, February 14
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, KCMO 64111

This Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exhibition celebrates the momentous meeting of these two enormously talented and influential Americans. This showing of 55 photographs, many which were never published, documents their significant coming together and portrays how their accomplishments went well beyond their given professions and helped reshape history. Exhibition includes several special ticketed programs. See website for tickets and additional details.

Unity Temple 4th Annual Gospel Concert
Sunday, February 23 – 2-4 PM
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 70 W. 47th Street, KCMO 64112

In celebration of Black History Month, The Unity Temple Chancel Choir, directed by Steve Perry, presents this uplifting musical offering. You’ll see and hear some of the biggest names in gospel music in Kansas City. Tickets are on sale at Unity Temple: 816-561-4466 (Monday thru Thursday, 9:30am-4:30pm); Sunday 9am-12:30pm or go to