Upcoming Events and Activities


COVID-19 & You
Insights from Local Medical Specialists 

Tuesday, June 16th
7:00 PM (CDT)

Join Allies for Racial Justice for an open webinar with Kansas City area medical professionals discussing how COVID-19 is impacting people within their areas of specialty healthcare.  During the 90-minute program, viewers will be able to submit questions to panelists. 

Register in advance to participate on Zoom, or watch via Facebook Live on The Lively Paradox page.

Panel members include: 

Dr. Rex Archer is Director of Health for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. He serves on the executive committee of the Public Health Accreditation Board. He is responsible for safeguarding the public health of nearly half a million people in KC proper and a daytime population of almost one million. Dr. Archer holds a medical degree and an advanced degree in public health.  He continues to work with religious/faith-based community organizations to address and improve social and environmental factors that impact public health.

David P. Lisbon, MD is an emergency medicine physician in Kansas City who has been in practice for more than 20 years. He diagnoses and treats patients with life-threatening conditions such as heart attack, drug overdose, shock, or major trauma. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at KU Medical Center and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Tiffany B. Simpson, MD is a neonatologist doctor with Sunflower Neonatology Associates located in Overland Park, KS. She specializes in providing care for high-risk and prematurely born babies and full-term infants, typically in the neonatal unit of a hospital.  She works in conjunction with the mother’s obstetrician, ensuring a healthy transition from the womb to the world. Dr. Simpson is Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Steven W. Stites, MD is Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the University of Kansas Health Systems, and Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs of the University of Kansas Medical Center. His medical focus covers the health of the respiratory system (airway, lungs, respiratory muscles) and includes everything from asthma to tuberculosis to COVID-19.

The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Nicole D. Price, CEO of Lively Paradox, a leadership development and consulting company and creators of a highly successful diversity and inclusion workshop that teaches participants how to lead with purpose, passion and prowess.  

Living Into the Beloved Community

Dr. Martin Luther King popularized the notion of the “Beloved Community.” King envisioned the Beloved Community as a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. Join Pastor Tino Herrera for a 3-week online class and explore together how we can be a Beloved Community.

This class is a part of Resurrection’s Online Summer Learning Series, and it meets through Zoom on Wednesday evenings, June 17 – July 8, 6:30-8 pm 

SevenDays – 2020 Onward Rewind


This year, SevenDays® Make a Ripple, Change the World went from a week of live events to on-line presentations. All sessions were recorded and you can now watch them on YouTube. The programs are designed to create community and demonstrate how hatred, bigotry and ignorance can be overcome by kindness and interfaith dialogue. St. James Senior Pastor, Emanuel Clever III, is one of the four featured speakers on the “Love Day Interfaith Panel”


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