Hiking with Jesus 
Sermon Series Continues...
February 5th and 12th 

Our Sunday Sermon Series continues this week and next bringing us thoughts on "Where are we trying to go?" and "Where do we hear God?"

Join us for these inspirational messages as our Hiking with Jesus sermon series concludes.
Family Enrichment Classes
Thursdays at 5:30

Join in the FREE fun, fellowship and food.  Family Enrichment classes have begun again and offers a fun-filled evening for the whole family.  

Dinner is served at 5:30, followed by family time, activities, parent support and child care.  Every week a new and helpful topic.  Join us every Thursday! Contact Yajaira at 971-218-2784 for questions and to let us know you're coming.
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 from every Sunday morning.

Newsletter Deadline

Feb 22nd by 9:00 am
February Birthdays
2    Archie Jahnke
      Karen Bey
      Luis Hernandez-Trejo
5    Tara Choate
8    Jean Harvey
      Kathleen Johnson
      Stacie Johnston
12  Don Baker
13  Dean Adkins
      LaVelle Lasher
17  Darold Smith
      Michele Johnson
18  Julie Bulletset
23  Alice Paltridge
24  Jannie Crossler-Laird
25  Layton Gilson
27  Chuck Leierer

Feb. Anniversaries
14  Annie & Denny Chapman
17  Renee Cornwell &
      Jan Nelson
      Meagan & Chris Watts
25  Darold & Patty Smith
29  Shawn & Chalice Savage
In our prayers...
Those with health concerns, illness, and loss of loved ones:

Phyllis Boston, Luella Price, Geraldine Hammond, Gladys Sinanan, Lyle Dragoo, Jean Anderson, Glen McCall, Robert Kuenzli, Francis Frederickson, Ken Amend,  Joy Willhite, Paula Kent, Maggie Johnson, Elisa Reckendorf, Joan Harmsen and the family of Jerry Perry, Arlen Hollinshead, Edie Neff, Diane and Brigitte Rolph, Darcey Archer and Royal Tarter.

Lenten Group Study
Final Words

This year's Lenten Study is based upon Adam Hamilton's book, Final Words, and will focus on Jesus' seven last words meant in context of Jesus' experience and what they mean relative to our lives today.

Beginning the week of February 12th, groups will meet for 7 weeks, focusing on those seven words - one each week.  Each session will begin with a short video to start the group discussion for that week.

This year, there are 7 locations/times available - hoping to provide a convenient time and place for everyone.  There is an $18 requested donation covering the cost of the book and the DVD.

Click  here for the Registration Form. Mark which Time & Place you'd like to attend, fill in your Contact Information and place in the offering plate on Sunday or drop it by the church office. (In case there aren't enough people signed up for a particular location, please mark a 2nd and 3rd choice to help ensure you becoming part of a study group.)

We hope you find this opportunity to study a meaningful experience during this season of Lent.

Youth Auction & Dinner Fundraiser
February 10th at 5:30 p.m.
Salem First UMC

There is still time to get your tickets for the Youth Group's annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction Fundraiser.  Tickets will be available this coming Sunday, February 5th, after church and your donations of services, themed gift baskets, rental weekends, gift certificates, handcrafted items, and more, are still needed and appreciated.
February Youth Group
February 4th - Youth at Keizer UMC @12:30
February 10th - Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction Fundraiser
February 11th  - No youth group
February 18th -  Youth at Keizer UMC @12:30

February 25th - Youth at Keizer UMC @12:30

For details of youth group activities visit their Facebook page  Here
UMW - Annual Rummage Sale
Friday, March 2nd & Saturday, March 3rd

Do you have the winter blahs? Do you wish the sun would stay out a bit longer?

Are you tired of being stuck inside? Well here's a suggestion to distract you from 
the doldrums....Remember the Rummage Sale!
Search that closet, dig around in the garage, explore those cupboards and
discover things that you haven't used in years.  We need those forgotten treasures from attics, boxes, cupboards, bookshelves, and assorted hiding places. If you are not using it anymore, and you want it OUT OF YOUR HOUSE, pass it along to Morningside Women's annual Rummage Sale, the week of February 25.

Really, if you don't want it maybe someone else does! Think of the benefits - the
customer finds a treasure, your place is fresh and tidy, and Morningside has the
donations for missions and kitchen remodeling!

Want to get out more? Consider joining us the week of February 25, as we we
prepare for this important fundraiser. Come join us, it's fun.

Remember, starting February 25th, after the 10:00 service, you can bring your
donations to Herrmann Hall.
Open Door Churches Board Planning Retreat
February 9 and 10

The Open Door Churches Board will be meeting Friday evening and Saturday for important
planning and strategic work for ministry in Salem-Keizer. We will be working on the
identification of strategic goals and initiatives related to:
1) Revitalization of existing congregations
2) New initiatives regarding new place for new people.

The retreat will be lead by Rev. Tim Overton-Harris, Cascadia District Superintendent and Rev.  Bill Gibson, Director of Strategic Faith Community Development for the Greater NW Area of the  UMC.

Please keep the clergy and members of the Open Door Churches Board in prayers for this
important work.
Open Door Churches News

Kenya Mission Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm
MICAH Conference Room, MICAH Building First United Methodist Church

If you are interested in being part of a mission group to  Maua Medical Clinic in Kenya, please plan to attend this important organizational meeting. The mission trip is scheduled for February 7-23, 2019.  At this meeting, we will discuss costs, fundraising, and leadership roles for each team member.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend to Leta Brewster via  email  or phone at  503-364-6709.

Open Door Young Adults February Schedule
During the month of February, the young adult group will meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 downtown at IKE Box. Together we will share in community and conversations around different aspects of our spiritual lives.
  • February 7:Let's Talk About Lent. How does the season of Lent take shape in our spiritual lives? What does it mean for us to give things up during this season? Have you ever tried taking on something new during lent rather than giving something up?
  • February 14: As today is Ash Wednesday there are 2 options for group. You can go to IKE Box for a study evening or you can attend the Ash Wednesday service at 7pm at Morningside UMC. If you would like to attend the service but need a ride please contact Pastor Alyssa.
  • February 21:Spirituality and Stress
February 28:  Spiritual Practice Night

Las Naciones UMC Community Dinner  
1st and 3rd Thursday of every month  
(February 1st and 15th) 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.
Winter Clothes Needed at Las Naciones! Bring new or items in good condition, such as coats, gloves, or hats and leave them in the box in the foyer.
February Calendar - What's Happening at Morningside?

For a larger, printable version:  Click Here

Morningside United Methodist Church

PO Box 3076, Salem, OR 97302

Email umcmorningside@gmail.com
Web: morningsideumc.net

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30-12:30 and 1:00-2:30
                        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 Hernandez Trejo 
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
 If you need a printed copy of the newsletter, copies are available on the counter in the Narthex.