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January 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.
Music Monday
"The Water is Wide" by Sharon Cooper
Saturdays of Service
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Kick off 2022 with an afternoon making new friendships or strengthening current ones all while serving our community. Join us January 15th from 1-3 pm! We have the following opportunities available.  

In person events include:
  • packing and sorting food at the Marion Polk Food Share
  • donating peanut butter and macaroni and cheese for the Jason Lee Food Bank
  • creating cards to send to those in our midst who need support. 

We are also providing gift cards to our Hoover backpack buddy families to purchase food items. For this we need your financial contributions. You can give electronically through the Open Door or Salem FUMC church giving tab, mail your check to FUMC or drop a check in the offering plate. Be sure to indicate the donation to Back pack buddies.

Masks will be required for all in person activities and card making will be physically distanced. Check out the links below and sign up!
Interview with Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson is our new Media Team Coordinator!

If you know Bob Johnson, you know him to be a hard worker, quick to laugh, with a kind and ready helping hand. Personally, it has been a joy to get to know him while working together on the Sunday worship videos and managing the tech side of recording footage throughout the pandemic.

Now looking ahead to our next chapter as a worshiping community, Bob is stepping into an official role with Open Door Churches as our Media Team Coordinator. “The Media Team Coordinator provides guidance and support to digital content creation, technical support and advisement, training and support for media teams for congregations of the Open Door Churches of Salem-Keizer (ODC).” Beginning January 1st, Bob is assisting with the recording and content creation as well as recruiting, training, and supporting all our media and tech teams.

Bob has been working in tech since he was a teenager in Arizona when he and two friends helped create closed-circuit television systems for several dog tracks across the state. He was one of the last people drafted and joined the Navy where he served four years as a Seabee electrician before moving to Oregon in 1979 due to the milder climate and beauty of the area.

Bob’s mother passed away when he was eleven. During the grieving period that followed, he was counseled by several ministers in his life. He knew then that he wanted to become a minister when he grew up. He dedicated his life to serving Christ when he was twelve. In the church he was attending he was very active in their youth group and choir. The church gave him a full scholarship to attend a Bible seminary in place of high school. Life happened and he could not take advantage of that scholarship, but Bob never forgot his dedication to serving Christ.

Now living with his wife Jo, who sings in the MICAH Praise Band and enjoys raising chickens, on two acres outside of Jefferson, Bob is retired from his work as an electrician. This work included managing installations, scheduling work and handling maintenance, most recently with Bonneville Power. After traveling a great deal for work, Bob is now greatly enjoying restoring old cars in his 4,000 square foot shop and looks forward to spending time with his new grandson, Bradley, that their son Danny and his husband Le just adopted. They also have two other adult children: Michelle and Amber. It is easy to tell based on the huge grin across Bob’s face that he and Jo dearly love and take great pride in all their kids.

Bob started working tech at Salem First when he volunteered to run the sound board. Now using a permanently placed digital sound board, a long way from rolling out the previous sound board every week. For the Open Door Churches, Bob has done an immense job working behind the scenes to make sure all the desired footage is recorded and turned in. I honestly don’t know what we would have done during the pandemic without his generous gift of time and talent.

Excited to fulfill his chosen ministry to work with and support all our Open Door congregations, Bob is looking forward to helping each church with their systems and finding ways to make a congregation’s work easier. He is particularly looking forward to exploring the ways we can reach beyond walls previously closed to us, such as in the prisons and the Oregon State Hospital, not to mention all the people at home who now have a place to worship together. By improving our online opportunities, ministries can reach further into places where only God can imagine.
Thank you from our hearts, Bob, for all you have given to us throughout the pandemic and for the work with Open Door Churches you now undertake. We deeply appreciate you!

Sarah Katreen Hoggatt
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.
Youth Group Schedule
Below is the youth group schedule
for January and a few other details about the next couple of months.
  • January 15-participate in Saturdays of Service
  • January 16-no Sunday youth group
  • January 23-Escape Room @ Morningside 1-2:30
  • January 30-Movie day 1-2:30

Jackbox Games Thursday nights will resume on Jan 13, 7-8:30

February youth group will meet at Keizer Clearlake

March youth group will meet at First UMC

We will also meet every Thursday via Zoom for Jackbox Games. Zoom links and more info can be found in our weekly emails.

Contact Kelly Mason: kelmmason@gmail.com for more information.
Young Adult Group
What: Together we will share in a time of check in and conversation about our new series.

When: Tuesdays at 7pm

Where: TBA

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!
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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