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A partnership between St. James UMC and Church of the Resurrection
 You must love your neighbor as you love yourself.  
Matthew 22:39
WHY DO WE KEEP GETTING IN GOD'S WAY?
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
2-part Virtual Group Session
Tuesday, May 17 & 24 - 6:30-8:00 PM

God has plans for us, things He wants done. Things that only we can do. But we don’t always see, hear or act the way He wants and expects us to. The messy things keep getting in our way: mistrust, pre-judgement, self-righteousness, bias, deceit, and fear.  How do we get back on track and do the things that will create the loving world God intends for us? St. James congregate and author, Pat Ross, will lead us in exploring these pressing issues in a 2-part group Zoom session.  
Register Now
 ARJ  GUIDED TOURS OF "REDLINED" EXHIBIT 
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The Johnson County Museum Arts & Heritage Center exhibit, “Redlined”, is an absolute “must see” for everyone. It takes a deep dive into the history of redlining and how it was shaped by the Kansas City region. Learn about redlining’s 19th and 20th century foundations, how the private practice became federal policy, expanded during postwar suburbanization, the attempts to dismantle it, and how its legacies continue to impact communities and individuals in our nation today.
 
ARJ is hosting exclusive 45-minute private tours led by a museum docent. Following each tour, group discussions are held at the nearby Bistreaux Restaurant. Space is limited to just 20 participants at
each event
.  
  
Attendees are responsible for their own museum entry tickets and meal costs. The following additional dates have been added to the ARJ schedule. Invite friends and family to join you. Arrive by 9:30AM for 10:00AM tour.  

  • Friday, May 20
  • Saturday, July 30
  • Friday, August 19
Register Here
SAVE THE DATE!
ARJ JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
"BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY"
SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH 
RESURRECTION MAIN SANCUTARY
 ARJ presents a joy-filled evening commemorating the “Beloved Community” and the national celebration of Juneteenth.  That was the day in 1865 when the last American slaves in Texas found out they were actually free; more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Officially recognized in 2021, it is the first federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.  
  
ARJ is finalizing plans for a community-wide salute on June 25th. It will include a powerful music program led by Isaac S. Cates. There will be awe-inspiring educational exhibits recognizing Black inventors and young innovators. Enlightening messages will come from the Reverends
Adrienne Ewell (Redbridge UMC)
, Emanuel Cleaver III (St. James, UMC) and Adam Hamilton (United Methodist Church of the Resurrection). Watch for more details, including registration and joint serve opportunities. Tell your family and friends about this very special event and mark the date on your calendar now!  
 KNOW OUR PARTNER CHURCHES BETTER  
LET US PRAY - TOGETHER! 

There are so many opportunities for the congregations of St. James and Resurrection to worship and pray together. Take the lead and explore these opportunities together with your friends and family. Commit to attend each other’s worship and prayer services at least once a month.

Sunday In-Person Worship  
St. James Paseo campus  5540 Wayne Ave. KCMO  9:00AM
St. James South campus
 9420 James A. Reed Rd. KCMO10:30AM  
Resurrection Leawood 13720 Roe Ave. Leawood KS  7:30AM, 9:00AM,11AM & 5:00PM 
Resurrection Downtown 601 Grand Blvd. KCMO  9:00AM & 11:00AM 
Resurrection West 24000 W Valley Pkyw, Olathe  KS  9:00AM & 11:00AM 
Resurrection Blue Springs 601 NE Jefferson St, Blue Springs KS 9:00AM 11:00AM 
Resurrection Overland Park 8412 W. 95th St. Overland Park KS 9:00AM & 11:00AM

Check individual church websites for online worship opportunities;

Weekday Prayer
St. James SOULed OUT
Mid-day Prayer & Conversation with Pastor Jackie McCall
Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon Join the Live Stream Zoom here

Resurrection Vespers
Evening Prayer & contemplation with Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton
Tuesday at 7:30PM Join on Facebook Live

St. James Pray Woke
Morning Prayer & Devotion with Senior Pastor Emanuel Clever III
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM Call in at 667-770-1028 Use Access Code 644334
  OTHER INFORMATION & ACTIVITIES  
  
"Talking About Race"
5801 W. 135th Street, Overland Park KS
Now through June
Bring family and friends to this exhibit where you can begin to wrap your
minds around race in America and continue the journey of dismantling racism and inequity. The exhibit dives into historical understanding, community building, personal reflection, and committed anti-racist practice. You can choose your own journey through 8 different topic areas and begin to dig more deeply.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture brings this excellent exhibit to the Museum at Prairie Fire. Free public access and appropriate for all ages.
   
For more information, go to: https://www.visitthemap.org/experiences-1 

A portal is also available with additional learning materials.
MARCH OF THE MONARCHS
Saturday, May 7 11:00AM
18th & Vine to 22nd & Brooklyn, KCMO
The Negro League Baseball Museum invites the community to celebrate the historic 1942 Negro League World Series Champions – the Kansas City Monarchs. A marching band will lead Monarch fans from 22nd and Brooklyn to 18th & Vine where the celebration continues with live entertainment, food trucks, mascots, yard games and more. The event is free and shuttle service from the museum is provided 
Click Here for full details
 15th ANNUAL WYANDOTTE COUNTY 
ETHNIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 14th - 11:00AM-5:30PM
Technical Education Center
6565 State Ave. Kansas City KS

After a 3-year hiatus, this popular festival is back, in a new indoor
location! It’s a “Human Family Reunion, designed to build our Beloved Community and reclaim our common humanity. The day-long celebration is free and open to the public. There will be food vendors, culture booths, music and a children’s creative area. Learn about the rich history and traditions of the Wyandotte Tribe, the Quindaro Underground Railroad, the Hispanic community, the Strawberry Hill European cultures and many other ethnicities that make up the county’s rich diversity.
 
Click HERE for more info
Read, View and Learn
Visit the Allies for Racial Justice website for great video and book suggestions that can help us better understand our differences, appreciate our similarities and establish Christ-centered solutions to end racial and social injustices. Terrific selections for ARJ Small Groups! 
  Click HERE for all our recommended reading and video resources.
For more information on Allies for Racial Justice, visit our website:  https://alliesforracialjustice.org
or join the conversation on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlliesForRacialJustice
 

Allies for Racial Justice Team

13720 Rove Ave, Leawood, KS 66224

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