September 9, 2021
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September 12, 2021 12:00 PM
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Music Monday
Every Monday we will release a new video on YouTube featuring one of music groups that contribute to our worship music!
Children's Message
Sermon Series
Open Door Churches Solar Project - A "Powerful" Example
Check out this great video summary of the ODC Solar Project we completed this year. David Cox (Project Lead from FUMC) offers a wonderful summary of the project that is sure to be an inspiration to other churches in the Salem area and beyond.
Christian Education
Educating Ourselves About Racism -
We're Back!

Goodbye summer! Hello fall!

Kim and I have been making plans for our upcoming class season. And we’re glad you’re a part of it!

While we had hoped to have an in-person social, the Delta variant has made that impossible for now. Ugh.
We’ll be Zoom gathering again beginning Monday, September 13 from 7-8pm PST. Here’s the first thing we’ll be doing:

September 13
Welcome back. Where have we been, where are we going?

We’ve missed you! As we gather again on this journey to educate ourselves, we’ll take some time to reflect on what we’ve learned and where we’ll be heading. What have been your favorite sessions? What has blown your mind? How have you changed because of this class? What can we be doing? What will we be talking about this fall and winter?
Here’s a head’s up for what’s in store for the rest of September:

September 20
Being a Racial Ally - Lori Murphy

As we commit more and more to challenging the system of racism and its effects on others and ourselves, we likely will come across the idea of becoming and being a racial ally. This session's topic is based on the work of Anneliese Singh, PhD and LPC.

September 27
Raise Your Race Consciousness - Lori Murphy

Race-consciousness means that we are aware of how racism works as a system. We'll discuss how we can do things that help us claim an antiracist identity and expand our knowledge about our own race and the race of others. This session's topic is based on the work of Anneliese Singh, PhD and LPC.
Lori Murphy Cole had the joyous career of working in education at Chemeketa Community College. Since her retirement, she's continued teaching and working with a variety of communities on equity issues. She has been class participant over the past year.


And there’s more. We look forward to being together again and sharing with you. Let us know if you have any questions. We’ll send out Zoom info in the next email. See you soon!

“But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” Amos 5:24


- Cesie and Kim
Tuesday Evening Book Study
Tuesday Evening Book Study begins September 21, online. Contact Jennie Pitney at
Jenniepitney@hotmail.com to connect with this group; or email salem1st@wvi.com and we can get the info to you as well.
Youth Group
Youth Group Changes

All youth 6-12th grade are welcome to join us.

There are lots of mixed emotions as we go back to school this week, some folks are excited, some are a little apprehensive. Most of our youth are going back full time in person and we keep each family in prayer as well as all of the teachers and staff as they begin a new year in an unprecedented time.

As we begin our fall schedule, we are watching closely the COVID numbers and will make decisions that are best for the safety of all our youth. Our intention is to meet on Thursday evenings online for Jackbox games and on Sunday afternoons in person/outside. We will meet next Thursday September 9th from 7-8:30 and will meet on Sunday September 12th from 1-2:30 for another round of frisbee golf. This time we'll try the course at the Oregon State Hospital. More details about where to meet will be emailed out next week. No youth group this Sunday, enjoy your labor day weekend.


NOTE: As we begin to host "in-person" events, we are asking all youth to have their parents fill out an updated permission health form. You can fill out the form by the PERMISSION SLIP link.

If you would like more information contact Jeff Lowery at Revjeff@opendoorchurches.org for more information and to get signed up for our weekly emails.

Contact Rev. Jeff Lowery: revjeff@opendoorchurches.org for questions.

You may also contact Kelly Mason: kelmason@gmail.com for more information.
Young Adult Group
Open Door Churches Young Adults - September

What: A time of fun in community with one another. We'll be reading and discussing "Doers of the World."

When: Tuesday September 14 at 7pm

Where: Archive Coffee and Bar
102 Liberty St NE

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

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
Pastors
Pastor Alyssa Baker
Worship
Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa
Pastoral Care
Pastor John Fleming
Administration
Pastora Zaida Huereca
pastorazaida@opendoorchurches.org
Rev. Jeff Lowery
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