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November 21, 2021 12:00 PM
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Music Monday
Service Times - November 21st

Trinity (in person) - 9:30 a.m.
Keizer Clear Lake (in person) - 10 a.m.
Morningside (in person) - 10:30 a.m.
Salem First (in person @ MICAH) - 9 a.m.
Open Door Churches (online) - 10 a.m.
Special Announcement
Dear Friends in Christ:

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Pastor Kalina’s husband, Sione, died the evening of November 8th at a care facility in Tigard. As many of you know, Sione has been in poor health for much of the past two years and was just released from the hospital yesterday to return to the Foster Care facility where he has been in residence for several months.

Pastor Kalina shares her deep gratitude for your prayers and support for their family, especially over the past several days as his condition became more urgent. She believes that your prayers have been powerful and effective and were answered bringing him comfort as he passed peacefully in his sleep.

We would ask that at this time you allow Pastor Kalina some space and time,
but notes of comfort and support are welcome, either by email ( or postal mail, sent to:

Pastor Kalina Malua-Katoa
4231 Glenwood Dr SE
Salem OR 97317

Grace and peace,

Pastors John and Alyssa
Zoom Devotional - Wednesdays @ 7 a.m.

Pastor Kalina invites you to join her at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings on Zoom for a 15-30 minute Devotion & Prayer time with friends and Pastor Kalina. This will be a weekly gathering.
One of the fundamental purposes of churches existence work and mission is to draw people to have a relationship with each other and God through Jesus Christ. This is an opportunity for those early birds who would like to begin your day sharing devotion and prayer with friends before heading down to breakfast. You can join us with your favorite morning beverage.
Zoom will be open with music beginning at 6:50 a.m. and Devotion at 7:00 a.m.

For more information, Please contact your church office or text/call Pastor Kalina: 503-381-5142.
Create New Hope
Join Morningside UMC to walk beside Church at the Park and raise money to purchase at least one transitional “small house” for Salem’s homeless population. CLICK HERE to view the Church in the Park brochure for this exciting and critical fundraising program.
Dates: November 7th – 30th
What: Mail donation checks out to Morningside with "Create New Hope" in the memo line. Donations may also be made online by visiting the Salem First UMC website GIVING PAGE. Simply enter your donation amount next to Morningside UMC and enter CREATE NEW HOPE in the memo line next to the amount.
Why: Because we are all created in God’s image, all one in the eyes of God, and we all wish we could do something about 'the homeless problem'.
For more information, please contact Karna Johnson at 503-884-9649 or or Jan Nelson at    
Christian Education
Tuesday Evening Book Study
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.

NEXT WEEK! The Tuesday evening study group (online) is reading, "Dusk, Night, Dawn" by Anne Lamott - from Nov. 2-16 at 7 p.m.

Below is the reading schedule:
  • Nov. 16 - Chapters 7-9 (Can You Love Me Now? Four Nights, Three Days, One Winged Love) + Coda: Big Heart.

We will continue to meet via Zoom. Please let Jennie know,, if you'd like to join this group for further studies -- she will add you to the email group and get the Zoom link to you.
Alternative Christmas Catalogue Available
The Alternative Christmas Market – shop virtually through December 24!

“Give the World a Gift” -- Virtual Christmas Shopping For Good Causes

Supply chain worries? Delivery delays? Porch pirates? No problem! Do your Christmas shopping virtually at the 2021 Alternative Christmas Market. Keep your holiday shopping easy and click your way to good giving. At this time, needs are great, so the spirit of helping others through Christmas giving is especially important.

This is the 33rd Annual Alternative Christmas Market. Your help is important for these charities working hard during these challenging times to bring relief to those in need in our community, our region, and the world.

Please read the catalog for information and how to GIVE! And check out the shopping list available on the last page of the catalog.
Christmas Wreaths 2021 - Order by December 1st
First United Methodist Church (in conjunction with the Alternative Christmas Market) and Morningside UMC will be taking orders for the beautiful wreaths made by the Hispanic Farm Worker women from Woodburn. United Methodist Churches have supported their organization called Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas for many years. Your purchase supports these women as they work towards leadership and economic development. 
You can also order through the First UMC Church and the Morningside UMC offices by phone before December 1st. When and where to pick up your wreath will be communicated to you when you place your order.
The cost of the 24-26 inch wreaths remains at $35. (Due to rising costs the wreaths will not have red bows this year.) We can also have them make some smaller wreaths that will be sold for $25. 

These wreaths are fresh, full and beautiful, and retain their color for more than two months.
You can mail a check made out to MLP to the church office that you place your order through. Thank you for your support of this deserving organization. If you have any questions you can contact Bill Sullivan or Jan Nelson.
Youth Group Fall Schedule
We've got some fun events planned in the next few weeks that we hope you can join us for.
November 21-No Youth Group for Thanksgiving
November 28- Meet at Morningside 1-2:30 Board Games
November 28- Advent decoration at First UMC (following MICAH service)
December 5- Keizer Miracle of Lights 6-8 p.m.
December 12-Live Nativity at First UMC time TBA

We will also meet every Thursday (other than Thanksgiving day) via Zoom for Jackbox Games. Zoom links and more info can be found in our weekly emails.

Contact Rev. Jeff Lowery: for questions.

You may also contact Kelly Mason: for more information.
Young Adult Group
Open Door Churches Young Adults - November

What: Together we will share in a time of check in and conversation about our new series.

When: Tuesdays at 7pm

Where: TBA

A New Series for November 2021!
In November we are going to engage in a series entitled, "A Life That Matters". We are nearing the end of the Christian calendar and so we take these final few weeks to reflect on examples of discipleship.

Week 1: Generosity
Week 2: Looking Beyond the Moment
Week 3: Embracing A Complicated Truth

Please contact Pastor Alyssa Baker for information about upcoming meet-ups!

Keizer Festival of Lights

Every year at the Keizer Festival of Lights food and financial donations are collected to support the Marion Polk County Food Bank. This year we will be volunteering at the Festival of December 5th from 8-10pm. Please save the date on your calendar.

Open Door Church Young Adults on Instagram

Are you following Open Door Young Adults on Instagram?

Check out the Instagram page to see what is happening with Young Adult Group and to see what some of our Young Adults are up to!
Salem Hospital Chaplaincy Office
The Salem Hospital Chaplains Office would appreciate our prayers and support as they care for and navigate patients and families wellbeing during our large COVID numbers and deaths in Marion County. They are thankful for any notes of encouragement. They are also available to meet with church groups or individual community groups to offer spiritual care and/or trainings and updates.

To send cards or notes, mail to Salem Hospital Office of Spiritual Care: 890 Oak St. SE, Building B, Salem, OR. 97301. To speak with a Hospital Chaplain, contact Darla Tillman-Samuelson, Staff Chaplain of Spiritual Care:
Opportunity to Give
Open Door Churches Worship
Together we continue to reimagine how we worship in the middle of the pandemic while following our call to Do No Harm, Do Good, and Stay in love with God. As we continue to create spaces for worship costs come up and we need your help.
If you would like to financially support Open Door Churches Worship please make checks payable to Open Door Churches with Open Door Worship in the memo line and mail your check to our Open Door Churches PO Box. 

Open Door Churches
PO Box 4489
Salem Oregon 97302

You can also give online
Pastor Alyssa Baker
Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa
Pastoral Care
Pastor John Fleming
Pastora Zaida Huereca
Rev. Jeff Lowery
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