Englewood United         Methodist Church

1110 17th Street NE
Salem, Oregon  97301
(503) 364-4555

June 2018
From the Pastor
Well, the knee surgery is done!  Everything went well, but the recovery may take awhile. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers and filling in for me when I can't be there. I hope to see you soon. 

Grace and peace,
Pastor Sandy
Please  continue to remember in prayer:

Cindy's sister Connie,  Dorothy Parker, Shirley's friend Lou, Deb Howard, Leila and her baby and  Grandma Cindy, John Darold, Edwina Meadows, Shirley's niece, Nahnie Williams, Shirley Cross, Jody Yarnell, Candace's sister Edwina,  victims of crime, our country and its leaders, the hungry and  homeless, the sick and homebound, those affected by natural disasters or violence, and for peace in the world.
                                 Worship in June

"The Next Adventure" 

June 3 - Second Sunday After Pentecost 
Native American Ministries Sunday
Eva Johnson preaching

June 10 -   
Sunday After Pentecost 
"Cultivate the Soil"
Psalm 138, Mark 4:1-9
Pastor Wendy preaching

June 17 - 
Sunday After Pentecost 

Father's Day
"Planting the Garden"  Video Sermon
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15,  Mark 4:26-34  
All pastors at Annual Conference

June 24 - 
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost 
"Wild Winds and Waves"
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17, Mark 4:35-41 
Pastor Wendy preaching
Lancaster Village Worship
                            June Worship Leaders

Projection Liturgist
June 3
Vickie Plasker Sandra Foresee
June 10
Virginia Wilken Caroline Johnson
June 17
Cindy Yarnell Vickie Plasker
June 24
Vickie Plasker Shirley Cross

In This Issue
Worship Schedule


10:00 a.m. - Bible Study
11:15 a.m. - Worship
June Birthdays

June 20    Katie Darold
June 30   Cloydine Bower
June 30    Mackenzie Yarnell
Upcoming Events

June 7
Las Naciones Community Dinner 6:30 - 8:00 pm

June 10
Salem First Nations Drum Circle at Morningside UMC 6:00 pm

June 19
Newsletter articles due for the Echo

June 21
Las Naciones Community Dinner 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Native American Ministries Sunday

This year on June 3, we will be celebrating Native American Ministries Sunday  which focuses the attention of church members on the gifts and contributions of Native Americans to society and the denomination. The special offering supports Native American outreach within annual conferences and across the United States and provides scholarships  for Native American seminary students.
Of the funds, one-half remains within each annual conference to build and strengthen Native American ministries. The General Board of Global Ministries uses the remaining half to develop and strengthen ministries in the annual conferences and in Native American rural and urban congregations, ministries and communities and to provide scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist schools of theology.
That Sunday we will welcome Duane Medicine Crow to bring the message at Trinity and Eva Johnson to bring the message at Englewood. Please plan to attend on this special Sunday.
The NOMADS Are Coming

NOMADS stands for  Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine 
Service. Th ese   persons provide volunteer labor for United Methodist organizations. NOMADS demonstrate God's love through their work and by listening to the people with whom they work. They do new construction, remodeling, and repairs for churches, children's homes, camps, colleges, outreach missions and disaster rebuilding. Team members do maintenance, cleaning, painting, electrical, drywall, sewing, flooring. With God's help, NOMADS pretty much do it all.

NOMADS are people who:
- are looking for retirement with a purpose
- enjoy traveling in an RV
- want to share their Christian faith 
- enjoy using their skills in service to others

The NOMADS will be with us July 16-August 2. There will be a team of 4 couples who will stay in their RV's (parked at KLUMC) and work here at Trinity, at Morningside and possibly at Englewood.
                             Book Club

We are currently reading "Lean on Pete."  Later in the month we will get together to discuss this interesting book. See Rose Bradley if you need a book.


50th Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Session

June 13 - 16, 2018

The Riverside Hotel

& First United Methodist Church

Boise, Idaho

Special Speaker on "The Anatomy of Peace" Rev. Brian Brown
Please take time to read the book "The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the heart of conflict".

Open Door Churches News and Notes

Open Door Young Adults Schedule

The Open Door Church Young Adult Group meets on Wednesdays from  7-8:30  at IKE Box. For more information on Open Door Young Adults, please contact Pastor Alyssa at alyssabaker08@gmail.com.  

Open Door Churches May Board Meeting Notes

  • The Open Door Churches Board meeting was held at Las Naciones. Pastor Jorge Rodriguez was at the hospital with his son.
  • Pastor Alyssa Baker gave a presentation on the great things that are happening with the Young Adult Group. They will continue to meet weekly through the summer. They are planning a summer retreat in July at the coast. They are looking into renting a house.
  • Alyssa is using the Young Adult Group as her candidacy project, with possibly a date for ordination in 2020.
  • The All-Church Celebration event is scheduled for September 9 at Riverfront Park. The event will include worship and a potluck, plus lots of music, and will take place in the area near the play structure beginning with worship at 10:00 a.m. The planning committee will continue to look at mobility issues and parking. 
  • There was a beginning conversation for the Stewardship campaign. The Preaching schedule will be October 14 through November 4.
  • The Open Door Churches board members from Trinity are Pat Gillespie, and Ann Jeffries.                                                                                                                               
  • The next planning meeting for the September 9 All Church Worship and Celebration will be Monday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m. in the park near the carousel. We could use a couple more people on the committee...                                                                                                                                                  by Ann Jeffries, TUMC

Open Door Churches VBS 2018!!! Save the Date!!!
The theme this year will be "Shipwrecked."
June 25-28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Keizer ClearLake UMC
July 9-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Morningside UMC
All kids from age 4 to 5th grade graduates are invited to four days of venturing onto an uncharted island where we will learn about how Jesus carries us through all of life's storms such as loneliness, struggles, feeling powerless, and worrying. Each day as we sing, craft, snack and use our imaginations, we'll see how Jesus is always there for us!
Registration forms are available from both church offices and on the Facebook event page. There will be a limit of 50 kids at each site so sign up soon!
Volunteers are needed! If you have a heart for kids and want to venture onto an uncharted island, too, call your VBS location!


Las Naciones UMC will have a community dinner  
on 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month  
(June 7 and 21) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

We need volunteers to be a part of this community outreach: 
For questions or more information, call the Las Naciones UMC office (former Jason Lee)  at  503-364-2844  or email Pastor Jorge Rodriguez at jorgerdzfl@gmail.com .

To help support our Hispanic Ministries and get to know our brothers and sisters at Las Naciones, each of the other churches have been invited to send volunteers to help with the Community Dinners. Dinners are at 6:30 and volunteers will help serve, visit with those eating, and possibly children's activities. July 5 will be our next time to serve. Please let Pastor Sandy know if you can help.

Board Meeting
The next Board meeting will be June 25, at MUMC, at 6:00 p.m.

Open Door Churches Webpage
Go to  opendoorchurches.org  to see information about 
each of the churches and ways you can be involved.

Salem First Nations Gathering Drum Circle

Second Sunday of Each Month, 6-9 pm
Potluck begins at 6
Morningside United Methodist Church
Open Door Churches Facebook Page!
Now that our name change to Open Door Churches is official, we've created a new Facebook page to help everyone keep in touch with activities, spiritual food for thought, inspiration, and community service opportunities. Come "like" the page to help us get the word out!   
Keep It and Throw It Away Later

by Linda Beerbower                                                        

To be fair, this isn't really about Spring cleaning or clearing up clutter. It is more about recycling something into something else or not and just tossing it. It could include cleaning up cupboards or closets or even the refrigerator.
I collect recipes. When my Mom moved into the senior apartments and sold her house, I took all her cookbooks and recipe boxes. As I look through them I wonder how many of the recipes she actually made. I looked at a church cookbook from Minnesota that she got in the 1960s, the only recipe in the index at the back that was marked was her 3-bean salad. Definitely a winner, so I know she tried that one.
Mom was an excellent cook. When she made a roast anything, she would also make mashed potatoes and gravy. When it was just the four of us for dinner, there wouldn't be leftovers because Dad would have it over bread if we ran out of potatoes and mop up every drop.  We loved sandwiches. Whenever Mom made a roast, we would all get leftovers in sandwiches for lunch. I love cold roast beef sandwiches.
Our holiday dinners or birthday dinners were extra special with her signature gravy. She always made extra. So after dinner when we were cleaning up and packing leftovers up in smaller dishes for the refrigerator, we would always ask if she wanted to keep the gravy and throw it away later or now? She always would check to see how much was left to make her decision to keep or not. She always had the idea that she would make a casserole out of the leftovers, but we would eat all the meat in those wonderful sandwiches. In the end, she would end up throwing the gravy away later.

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Newsletter Articles
            due for the Echo
                         on Tuesday, June 19, at noon.
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Linda Beerbower  has taken over the collecting of socks for Helping Hands.  Thanks for all the socks you have provided so far. SOCK DRIVE COLLECTION TOTAL TO DATE:  75 PAIRS OF SOCKS FOR HELPING HANDS.  Please k eep bringing  your socks to the church! 

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Englewood United Methodist Church  
1110 17th St NE, Salem, OR 97301                                       
Telephone: 503-364-4555                                                        
Email ewoodumc@comcast.net                               
Web: www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/75960
Office Hours:  Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 pm 
A Congregation of the Open Door Churches

Ministry and Support Staff: 
 Sandy Kimbrow . . .  . . . . . . . . . Pastor
 Elaine Stanovsky
 . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop
  Tim Overton-Harris.. . . . . . . . . .District Superintendent 

Open Door Churches 
       United Methodists of Salem Keizer
Englewood UMC 503-364-4555
First UMC 503-364-6709
Keizer Clear Lake UMC 503-393-2402
Las Nacionas UMC 503-364-2844
Morningside UMC 503-364-5013
Trinity UMC 503-585-8851
 If you need a printed copy of the newsletter, copies are available in the office.