November 23, 2022

Sunday Service Times

Trinity (in person) - 9:00 a.m.

Keizer Clear Lake (in person) - 11 a.m.

Morningside (in person) - 10:30 a.m.

Salem First (in person) @ 8:45 a.m. - MICAH & 11:15 a.m. - Sanctuary

Open Door Churches (online) - 10 a.m.

Online Worship Number: 888-655-8086

November 27, 2022

12:00 PM


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This week's videos

"All Glory" by Jon Stuber

ODC Choir at Christmas

ODC Choir is being arranged by Bryce Tomlin – he is the music director at FUMC and he has sent out invitations to choir directors and church leaders of each Open Door UM Church to join mass choir – this will be for Christmas Eve (and Christmas Day?) prerecorded worship.

First practice is November 16, at FUMC at 6:45 p.m. and other rehearsals will be with each church’s choir – then the mass choir records on December 7. If people want to publicize this, invite people to contact their church’s choir director/music leader for information.


Alternative Christmas Market


Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 4, 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This Year, Give the World a Gift!

Don’t Miss the 2022 Alternative Christmas Market! There will be over 15 participating charities with both gifts and services to shop as well as a delicious chili and corn bread luncheon. The market is at Taplin Hall in the MICAH building this year!

The Alternative Christmas Market is a chance to do some good with your Christmas shopping this year. Honor your loved ones with gifts in their name to support a local, regional or global charity. Hand crafted, fairly traded gifts will also be available to fill your Christmas gift list. A Giving Tree will be hung with tags from Family Building Blocks and the Salem Literacy Project.

This a free event to support our community but we encourage you to bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Jason Lee Food Bank!

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ODC Charge Conference

If you were unable to attend the ODC Charge Conference on Monday evening, November 21st, you can watch the above YouTube video of the conference.

Job Openings

Job Description

Morningside is Hiring

Morningside's Staff Parish Relations Committee is now hiring for two Childcare Staff members. Their primary responsibility will be to provide childcare during Sunday morning worship, although that could expand as in-person events start up again in the future.

Please share this posting with any one you know that might be interested. Please contact Pastor Alyssa via email at

FUMC is Hiring

FUMC Children’s Ministry is hiring for several positions

We are looking for several paid Children’s Ministry positions to support the Children’s ministry in all roles with children 8 weeks thru 5th grade, including hiring Childcare Assistants that can be youth age 16+! Contact Heather to get involved

Job Descriptions

Spiritual Formation Classes


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.

Online Tuesday Night Book Study - 7 pm

This class is on break until Tuesday, November 22, when it returns with a new book to study!

We will be reading Adam Hamilton's "Prepare The Way for the Lord" for Advent. It's a 4 week study so we'll meet by Zoom on Tuesday evenings from Nov. 22-Dec. 13. (It's on sale at 

This group meets on Zoom Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and all are welcome to join.

Contact Jennie Pitney for information and the Zoom link at

Chair Praise Yoga Available Anytime

Hi Friends,

Here is my new Chair Praise Dance for this week. This dance is to have some dance movements for the reign of Christ Sunday.


Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa

Food for Our Neighbors

Scott Elementary school is working hard to provide families with a meal for Thanksgiving.

Did you know that just $25 can provide a family with a meal for Thanksgiving? To make a donation please make donations payable to your local Open Door Church congregation and note Scott Elementary Thanksgiving in the memo. Donations that exceed the need of Scott Elementary will go to support children's food ministries across Open Door Churches.

Serving Jason Lee Food Bank, The Lord’s Cupboard, and Keizer Community Food Bank

The Open Door Churches invite you to join in helping to stock the supplies of the three food banks we support. Contributions from Morningside will go to Jason Lee, and those collected by First UMC will be shared with Trinity and Keizer Clear Lake, both of whom will use their donations for their Food Banks.

For December, all three food banks indicated they are grateful for all donations, but two items which are not necessarily provided through Food Share are canned soups with pull tab tops, so no can opener is required, and boxed cereal, especially ones which can be eaten directly from the box without milk. Feel free to share ideas for the next Food of the Month. Please watch for a poster at your church as a reminder.

Questions?? Contact:

Sara Amend, Morningside

Melissa Berry, First UMC

Shirley Cross, Trinity

Pastor Kalina, Keizer Clear Lake

Youth Group Schedule

For youth 6th grade -12th grade!

  • November 27: There is no youth group for Sunday, November 27, There is no youth group but all interested youth and their families are invited to attend the Advent Abend Event at Morningside UMC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts and Advent activities will be available for all ages!
  • December 4, 1-2:30 p.m., Cookie and Treat Making in the kitchen at First United Methodist Church of Salem!
  • December 11, 6-8 p.m., collecting food donations by the Eisley's home during the Keizer Lights event.
  • December 18, 1-2:30 p.m., Youth Group gift exchange at FUMC Youth Room in the MICAH basement.
  • December 25 - January 1, Youth Group takes a break for the holidays

Youth Leaders

For more information about the ODC Youth Group, please contact Kelly Mason or Pastor John Fleming.

Kelly Mason:

Pastor John:

Young Adult Group

Save the date! In December we will meet on the 6th and the 20th from 6:30-8pm. On December 6th we will share in conversation about advent. December 20th we will share in our annual Christmas gathering.

Please contact Pastor Alyssa ( with any questions including meeting locations.

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
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Pastor Alyssa Baker

Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa

Pastor John Fleming

Pastora Zaida Huereca
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