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Sunday Sermon Series
Season of Easter

Join us Sunday's in April and May for our new Sermon Series celebrating the Gifts of Life!  

In This Issue
Worship Schedule
10 a.m. - Worship
11 a.m. - Fellowship Time
9:30 -11 a.m. Childcare is offered for infants and toddlers every Sunday morning.

Newsletter Deadline

April 19th by 9:00 am
April Birthdays
1    Dave Sevall
      Elizabeth Johnson
3    Kirsten Johnson
      Paul Smith-Munson
9    Duane Medicine-Crow
15  Jacque Bailey
      Karen Crooch Reed
      Lura Morris
19  Jean Johnson
      Wendy Marsh
23  Glenn Gross
      Mary Lu Snodgrass
26  Ron Ham
27  Darcy Archer
      Ellis Sanders
30  Mike Vogt Clark

April Anniversaries
13  Don Baker
26  Erin McGrath & Sam
30  Karna Johnson & Ron
In our prayers...
Those with health concerns, illness, and loss of loved ones:

Mary Lu Snodgrass, Luella Price, Lyle Dragoo, Glen McCall, Robert Kuenzli,  Ken Amend,  Paula Kent, Maggie Johnson, Elisa Reckendorf,  Arlen Hollinshead, Edie Neff,  Diane and Brigitte Rolph .
What are Your Easter Traditions?

We had an opportunity to talk with some of our Morningside family after Palm Sunday service last week.and hear about some of their Easter traditions - past and present.  Hope you all enjoy your special traditions this Easter.  See you at Morningside! 

The Anatomy of Peace - Class
Tuesdays, April 10-May 1
2:30 @ Morningside and
7:00 @ Morningside or FUMC (TBD)

"The Anatomy of Peace" is by the Arbinger Institute, a global training and consulting firm that specialized in organizational transformation and conflict resolution. The Arbinger Institute asks these questions:
  • What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause?
  • What if we systematically misunderstand that cause?
  • And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?  Every Day.

Conflict is inevitable. In the church, we fondly reflect on the verse where Jesus says, "Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." Mat. 18:20 We could just as easily say, "wherever two or three are gathered, at some point, there will be conflict." Just think of when you are ordering a pizza with others or selecting a new carpet color for the church sanctuary. The problem is not that there is conflict, rather problems develop because we do not know how to work through the conflict.

The format for the Table Talk discussions scheduled throughout Oregon-Idaho related to the work of "A Way Forward" and the direction of The United Methodist Church is based on the material from this book. (May 22 in Salem at Micah, FUMC) During Annual Conference, we will be hearing a speaker trained in "The Anatomy of Peace."

Pastor Wendy will be offering two classes to engage the material of this book beginning April 10 and continuing through May 1. Classes will be held on Tuesdays at 2:30 at Morningside UMC and 7:00 at either FUMC or Morningside. If you are interested and plan to attend, contact Pastor Wendy at pastorwendymumc@gmail.com. You can order your own book through Amazon or Cokesbury. If you would like Wendy to order you a book, email her ASAP.

Please read Part 1: The Heart of Peace, if you can for class on April 10.

This class is for anyone who desires to get at the heart of conflict
and find the heart of peace.

Blessings, Pastor Wendy
Summer Mission Youth Trip - Sign Up Deadline April 8th!

As you may have heard, the Youth Council has chosen our 2018 summer mission trip.  We will be traveling tot he Yakama Reservation in Washington for a week of serving and learning.  June  17th through June 22nd.  This will undoubtedly be an eye opening experience for all who participate.  You can download come of our forms and informational sheets below.  You can learn more about SLAM trips here.

April Youth Group Schedule

Here's the Youth Group Schedule for April:

April 1   Easter Sunday - NO YOUTH GROUP  

April 8   Meet at Morningside

April 15    Youth Parent Summit at Morningside (more details to follow)

April 21    Saturday of Service - Meet at FUMC 12-3 PM
April 22   Meet at Morningside

April 29    Youth Sunday at FUMC and Keizer/Clearlake

For details of youth group activities visit their Facebook page  Here
Morningside Annual Retreat
Sunday, August 5th
Silverfalls State Park

Mark your calendars and save the date for this year's Retreat Day! Once again, we are planning to spend the day in fellowship and nature as we gather at Silver Falls State Park. 

We'll meet at the park in the morning for worship and a brunch potluck, followed by hiking, music and crafts. We will finish the day in fellowship and a BBQ dinner. Plan to join us for a fun day of friendship and incredible nature!

Annual Church Retreat - SAVE THE DATE!
Annual Church Retreat - SAVE THE DATE!

Open Door Young Adults April 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.  
Vacation Bible School
July 9th - 12th, 9 am - 12 pm
Morningside UMC

Morningside UMC will once again be hosting Vacation Bible School! Get ready to learn how Jesus rescues us!

If you are interested in helping with snacks, decorating, shepherding a group of children or assisting in any area, please contact Yajaira or Sue.  

April Activities Calendar - What's Happening at Morningside?

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Morningside United Methodist Church

PO Box 3076, Salem, OR 97302

Email umcmorningside@gmail.com
Web: morningsideumc.net

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30-2:30
                        Office is CLOSED on Friday

Ministry Team
Ministers: All the Laity
Lead Pastor: Rev. Wendy Woodworth 
Communications Administrator: Vicki DeVol
Bookkeeper: Christine Stevens
Family & Program Ministry Director: Yajaira Trejo Hernandez
Chancel Choir Director: Sam Kinney 
Praise Band Leader: Jan Nelson 
Organist: Brace Langenwalter 
Keyboardist: Teresa Stewart 
Custodian: Tim Bulletset 
Childcare: Noemi Morales, Skyler Bailey, Fabiola Morales
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