March 17, 2023

Online Worship Number: 888-655-8086

Virtual Coffee Hour

March 19 2023

12:00 PM


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This week's videos



"All Who are Thirsty" by MICAH Praise Band

Food Donations

Spiritual Formation Classes

Lent Study

Our study this lent is, "The study comes from The UMC General Commission on Religion and Race.

"The Imago Dei (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Lenten Bible Study is a five-week study written in the style of Lectio Divina. In this form of Bible study all participants are equal, all insights are of equal value, and there are no wrong answers to correct. This form of Bible study is built upon prayerful listening to the Holy Spirit and to each other. Each person takes turns sharing by mutual invitation. In this Bible study we seek to share with one another the image of God, celebrating our diversity, our equity and our inclusion. During the study we are looking for the same image of God displayed in the lectionary texts used with the hope that the use of this model might facilitate our ability to live in the image of God and to perceive that same sacred image in others."

Online: Wednesday Evenings at 7 pm on Zoom

Weekly Beginning March 1 to March 29

Leader: Pastor Alyssa

Email Pastor Alyssa to sign up (

In Person: Thursday Afternoons at 2 pm Location to be determined

Leader: Jan Nelson

Weekly Beginning March 2 to March 30

Contact Jan to sign up (" (Note: corrected email address.)

Educating Ourselves About Race & Racism

Tuesday Evening Book Study

On "spring break" until April 18

If you would like to know more, please contact Jennie Pitney, the facilitator of this group, at

(You may also contact the church office and we will connect you to Jennie!)

Youth Group Camp Registration

For youth 6-12th grade!


Open Door United Methodist Youth Group

meets at Morningside UMC to hang out together and find out

what fun stuff we are doing this week! Come join us!

3674 12th Street SE - Salem


Hello Youth Friends! (I’m borrowing a phrase our friend Kift always liked to use!)

As you can see, the UMOI Camp dates are up and registration is active. I hope that your summer schedules will allow you to participate in one of the Summer Camp experiences this year. I am hopeful your families will be able to take advantage of the opportunity, so please keep these thoughts in mind …

  • We have money available to help with camp registration fees! Any Open Door Churches youth participant in one of our Conference Summer Camp experiences can receive a 50% Scholarship from the Youth Fund just by asking. And, if you need more help, please contact me so I can help find a way to make this happen.
  • I am hoping to work at one of the camps where some of our youth are going, so please let me know what camp you’re hoping to attend. I want to support our youth and their families with my time this summer.

I’ve included my contact information below, so please get in touch!

Grace and peace,

Pastor John


Mobile: (214) 384-1139

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

Hello March! Here is what we are looking forward to this month! 

Tuesday March 21st – Coffee Conversation and Community (6:30-8pm Pastor Alyssa's Home)

Please contact Pastor Alyssa ( with any questions including meeting dates and 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

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Pastor Alyssa Baker

Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa

Pastor John Fleming

Pastora Zaida Huereca
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