April 2021
Keizer Clear Lake UMC April News & Updates
Please check out our website and Facebook for the most up to date information regarding online worship and other ways to be in community. Please contact our pastors if you have a concern.
Worship Opportunities
Worship Online with Open Door Churches
Sunday Mornings at 10 AM
CLICK HERE to go to the Open Door Church YouTube page and find all of our Sunday services.
Holy Week Devotionals and Worship Services
Watch it Now!
In case you missed any of the Holy Week Devotionals or Worship Services, here are links to each one - beginning with daily devotionals offered by each of the pastors on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and finishing the week with a Maundy Thursday communion and worship service and our Good Friday worship service featuring a beautiful passion play, "That We May Remember."

CLICK the video link to watch each service now.
Pastor's Blog
In this Holy Week, Pastor Kalina shares her reflections of this week and its significance in her life.

CLICK below to read her story.
Music Monday
A wonderful Music Monday presentation by our Open Door Churches Virtual Choir from our Easter Sunday worship service. Enjoy their anthem, “Risen Today”.
Staying Connected
Coyote Marie Moves In!
As the culmination of an extremely successful collection event supporting our friend, Coyote Marie, Sara Amend and her hero helpers have just returned from delivering all the donated furniture and furnishings to Coyote Marie's new home in Medford.

Here's a note from Sarah with her final report

A big THANK YOU from Coyote Marie and me for your generosity. On Tuesday, because of your contributions, we filled the garage of her new home with furniture and household items.

Sara Amend

A HUGE thanks to everyone who donated $$$ and furniture and helped move the furniture! And a special THANK YOU to Sara Amend for her time and commitment to this wonderful project.
Prayer Requests:
Jim Momyer requests prayers for his twin sister, Judith Tunell, who lives in Arizona. She has been admitted to the hospital. Jim is on his way there now. Prayers for Judith and for a safe trip for Jim.

Please send email requests into the office so we may share them here.

April Birthdays
4/9 Linda Lamb
4/9 Leigh Rothweiler
4/13 Ann Watson
4/15 Lyle Hadley
4/17 Rick Ricketts
4/19 Bev Paprocki
4/26 Kevin Johnson
4/29 Jean Harris
You are welcome to be a part of the
Open Door Churches Prayer Group.

Just a reminder that the Facebook Shalom Prayer Group is open to all Open Door Church members and a wonderful way to share your prayer concerns in a private and safe online place. Your prayers and comments are only visible to the group members and the page is facilitated by Morningside member Beth Fleisher.

In Facebook, search for Shalom Prayer Group - Open Door Churches and CLICK the JOIN button to submit your request to join the group page. CLICK HERE 
Kids Connection 

Currently meeting twice a month on Zoom. Please Contact Christina Gordon for more information:
Youth Group News
Zoom Meeting Info - April
Open Door Youth Group continues to meet every Thursday evening from 7-8:30 for Jackbox Games and on Sunday afternoons from 1-2:30 for a variety of activities. All youth 6-12th grade are welcome to join us.

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.

Two important dates to put on your calendar. Saturday April 24th our youth will be putting on a virtual Talent Show to showcase the many talents of our youth. Sunday May 23rd will be our confirmation Sunday, we will be confirming our youth in worship on Pentecost Sunday. 

If you have questions or would like the Zoom codes contact Jeff Lowery and revjeff@opendoorchurches.org

Our Youth Group Leaders:
Rev. Jeff Lowery

Kelly Mason

Maddy Hickerson
Open Door Churches Young Adult Group - April

What: Coffee Conversation and Community Online

When: April 7th, April 21st @ 7 PM via Zoom

Zoom Information: Meeting ID: 131 231 344, Password: 033240

The Young Adult Group meets twice a month online for a time of spiritual conversation and community on Zoom online!

At our March and April gatherings we will be continuing our series from theworkofthepeople.com "Creating Bigger Stories." We hope you can join us!
Open Door Church Young Adult 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!
Outreach Ministries
Saturdays of Service
When: Saturday, April 17th
What: You Choose
  • Hoover Elementary School, working with Salem Parks, laying down bark dust, weeding, ice storm clean-up (unlimited #s, perfect for kids and families)
  • Lee Cemetery clean-up and weeding (unlimited #s)
  • Trinity UMC Food Bank (limited #s)
  • Write letters or call Open Door Church members and friends to stay connected.
  • Collecting financial donations for BackPack Buddies – for gift cards to families at Hoover Elementary. You can stop by Clear Lake UMC in Keizer between 1-3 p.m. with your donation or donations can be made on-line at OpenDoorChurches.org
  • Food donation: “What Kids Loooove to Eat!” Bring peanut butter and boxes of mac and cheese for “Feed the Children” ministry. Drop off at Keizer Clearlake UMC.

CLICK HERE to sign up online! Sign-ups are a must to participate. It’s Easy! If you are unable to sign up online and would like to participate, call the church office and we will connect you with Melissa Berry.
We look forward to seeing you – in person but still socially distant, and please continue to wear a mask!
“Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.” 1 John 4:19 (TPT)

A Note about BackPack Buddies:
$20 will support one family
$100 supports five families.
We are helping 9 children from Lake Labish School

This ministry would not be possible without love and support of the Keizer Community Food Bank and donations from the congregation.

Your continued support for this ministry is much appreciated.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to this ministry,just send a check to church and remember to add "Feed The Children Ministry" in the memo line. For food donations, I will leave the Feed the Children Ministry box right outside the church office door, you can drop off your food donations into this ministry in the box.

Here is a list of food that would be helpful:

Food List:
Macaroni and Cheese
Granola Bars
Spaghetti Noodles & Sauce
Fruit (apples & oranges)
Sliced Bread
Canned Soup
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Spaghetti O's
Non- Refrigerated Milk

Thank you for your continued support!
Faith Formation Classes & Opportunities
ANNOUNCEMENT: Heather Hawkins has been hired to be the Faith Formation Interim Director replacing Rev. Jeff Lowery who was temporarily filling in. MANY THANKS to Rev. Jeff for the great work he did and join in welcoming Heather into this position.
Prayers of the Heart - Zoom every Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

This group gathers to share a short reading, a time of meditation, and lectio Divina. Contact Dennis Lundeen ddlundeen@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Digging Deeper - Zoom every Sunday morning at 11:15 a.m.

"Digging Deeper" will be taking Easter Sunday off, but starting up on April 11 as we explore the book Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear: Choosing Trust over Safety in an Anxious Age by Scott Bader-Saye (2nd edition, 2020). Bader-Saye teaches ethics and theology and serves as Academic Dean at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Join us Sundays at 11:15, right after Open Door worship. Our discussions are led by Jody Felton and Charlie Wallace, either of whom can provide you with our Zoom connection details.

All are welcome. Contact Charlie Wallace cwallace@willamette.edu for the Zoom link.

Modern Christian Life: Getting Educated on Race & Racism - Zoom every Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

April 5 The Story Behind the Vanishing…Vanport, OR

Tuesday Evening Lenten Study - Zoom Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

This group will take a couple of weeks off to re-group and announce a new book series soon.

Contact Jennie Pitney: jenniepitney@hotmail.com details.

Sunday School for those Who May Not Believe in God - Once a month class via Zoom, on Sundays, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Contact Heather Hawkins for Zoom details.: sharingourdream2020@gmail.com

Christian Education for Children - Contact Christina Gordon @ fumckids503@gmail.com for more information about their Zoom gatherings.
Your Keizer Clear Lake UMC Pledges And Giving

Your generosity during these times is much appreciated and incredibly important as we continue to do God's work in our community and in the world. Please continue to send your tithes and offerings into the church or go online to www.opendoorchurches.org and CLICK the GIVING button at the top of the page to make your electronic donation to Keizer Clear Lake.
Quick News Items, Volunteer Opportunities,
Save the Dates and Reminders

  • Saturdays of Service Collection Event - Sat., Apr. 17th (See Article Above for Details)
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive - Wed., June 2nd (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (MUMC - Herrmann Hall)
Our Pastoral Team
Pastor John Fleming
Pastor Alyssa Baker
Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa
NOTE: Please contact Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa for any urgent pastoral needs. You may reach her at 503-381-5142 or at pastorkalina@opendoorchurches.org
Rev. Jeff Lowery
Pastor Zaida Huereca
Contact Us
Keizer Clear Lake
United Methodist Church
Address: 7920 Wheatland Rd N,
Keizer, OR 97303

Telephone: 503-393-2402
Email: office@kclumc.org
Website: www.kclumc.org

Office Hours: During this pandemic we are coming into the office at various time to check phone messages and emails.

Ministry Team:
Pastors: Rev. John Fleming, Rev. Alyssa Baker & Rev. Kalina Malua-Katoa
Office Manager: Vicki DeVol
Music Team Leaders: Judie Herber & Christian Hampson
Choir Director: Laurel Wells
Sunday School Lead Teacher: Krissy Wood
Custodian: Hanna Rothweiler