FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
Continuing Sermon Series
"Transforming Expectations"
January 13, 2019 - March 3, 2019

We'll explore our vast possibilities, our spirit-powered superpowers and the responsibilities that we have to be merciful and loving Christians.

See you at Morningside. 

"Shattering Expectations"
Luke 4:21-30
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Worship Services at 8:30 and 10:30

Teach us to be patient and kind in our actions,
and humble of heart in all of our ways.
 
Join us for worship this week.
In This Issue
Worship Schedule
Sundays
8:30 am - Face to Face
                 Worship
10:30 a.m. - Worship
11:30 a.m. - Fellowship Time
10 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare is offered for infants and toddlers every Sunday morning.

Newsletter Deadline

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

Lynn Ham, Geraldine Hammond, Lyle Dragoo, Glen McCall, Robert Kuenzli, Ken Amend, Paula Kent, Elisa Reckendorf,  Arlen Hollinshead, Diane and Brigitte Rolph.
Red Shawl Project - Sewing Day
Saturday, February 2nd, 11:00 am
Chemawa Indian School

For the Red Shawl Project, there will be a sewing day at Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, February 2 beginning at 11:00.  You must show ID at the entrance, they will give you directions to the dorm where you need to check in and there will be students around to help you move sewing machines into the building where you will be sewing.  Last time they had some snacks and we worked until 3:00-4:00.
 
Disabilities Awareness Sunday
Sunday, February 10th, 10:30 AM Worship Service

Disability Awareness Sunday is coming soon! We hope you will plan on attending church on February 10 at 10:30. Our speaker will be Lorene Vollmar, a member of Morningside UMC, and the title of her message is "Strength and Blessings, My Disability." 

There will be special music from Brace Langenwalter and the wonderful, familiar songs performed by Joyful Noise. Please plan to attend and bring friends and family, too!

Immigration Law Forum
Sunday, February 10th, 6:30 pm (MUMC)

Morningside's Church & Society Team will be hosting an informative evening presentation by a local attorney who will be discussing immigration law.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the presentation on this timely topic.
Annual Youth Auction
"Puttin' on the Ritz"
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 5:30 PM

The tickets for this year's Youth Dinner & Auction are on sale NOW! Youth and auction representatives will be on hand Sunday morning to sell you all the tickets you'd like! Take the family... take your neighbors and friends. It's the event of the season.

Also, please consider donating to the auction - a hosted experience or outing, teaching a skill, providing services. How about donating a themed goodie basket. We need a lot or items to make this annual fundraiser successful!  See an Auction representative for more information about donating.
Celebrating a Year of Outreach & Giving!
 
2018 was a generous year in the life of Morningside's outreach and giving!  In addition to hundreds of volunteer hours to many community non-profits and important ministries here at church and more than 4,000 lbs. of donated food to the Jason Lee Food Bank, as a congregation, we also provided financial support to many worthwhile causes:
  • Congregations Helping People  $ 1,600
  • Jason Lee Food Bank  $ 3,700
  • Backpack Lunch Program  $ 2,834
  • Red Shawl Project (Chemawa Indiian School)  $ 1,000
T hank you for your generous giving and ongoing support of these organizations & ministries!
Spring Discipleship Studies
Tuesdays @1:30 beginning March 12th (6 weeks)
Morningside - Fireside Room

"Living the Way of Love: A 40-Day Devotional (Mary B. Sullivan)"
Reflections follow the practices of The Way of Love: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Each devotion includes a passage of scripture, a story, and reflection questions. Sullivan tells stories from her own and others' experiences as a starting point for discussion about how to seek and find a deeper connection to God. Rotating through each practice so that each is covered once a week, going deeper into the practice throughout the forty days, each reflection ends with questions designed to spur further discussion and assist readers in making the practices their own. [$10]

Other times and locations are available, as well as an alternative text.  Here is the complete list:  
  • Time: 1:30 pm Tuesday starting on Tuesday, March 12
    Location: Meeting at Morningside UMC, 3674 12th St. SE
  • Time: 6:30 PM Tuesday starting on Tuesday, March 5
    Location: Meeting at First UMC, 600 State Street
  • Time: 10 AM Thursday starting on Thursday, March 7
    Location: Meeting at First UMC, 600 State Street
  • Time: 1:30 PM Thursday starting on Thursday, March 7
    Location: Meeting at Trinity UMC, 590 Elma St. SE
 
"We Make the Road by Walking: Bishop's Study of a Cross Over Year"

This Tuesday afternoon group has chosen to accept the Bishops invitation to participate in a Cross Over Year. The study is reading Brian McLaren's "We Make the Road by Walking". While this is a year-long study by the group at Keizer-Clear Lake, if this topic is of interest to you, you are very welcome to join the group for the season of Lent. You can even stay with the group following Lent if you wish. Information about the Cross Over Year, the book, and the reading schedule can be found here: http://greaternw.org/crossover/. For more information please contact the church office at 503-393-2402. [ongoing]

  • Time: 1:00 PM Tuesday starting on Tuesday, March 5
    Location: Keizer-Clear Lake, 7920 Wheatland Rd. N.
A sign-up sheet and registration for forms are available in the main hall on the bulletin board.
A Valentine's Concert
Benefiting Confluence Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus
Saturday, February 9th, 7:30 pm
First Congregational UCC, 700 Marion St. NE, Salem

Open Door Churches Youth Group February Schedule 

Mark your calendars and join in the fun!  Youth Group will be held at Morningside during the month of February (unless listed otherwise)
  • February 3: Scavenger Hunt @ Morningside
  • February 10: What's happening at General Conference
  • February 16-18: Youth Group Winter Retreat (Suttle Lake)
  • February 17: No youth group (Youth at winter retreat)
  • February 23: Youth Auction (FUMC)
  • February 24: No youth group (Youth Auction)

Open Door Churches Young Adults
February Schedule
 
The Open Door Churches Young Adult Group is made up of college students and young professionals ranging in age from 18-29 who are exploring questions of faith together. The group meets every Wednesday evening from 7-8:30, usually at IKE Box. Please look at our Facebook page for specific dates, times, and places.

Thank you for your continued support of The Open Door Young Adults. Please contact Pastor Alyssa at   alyssabaker08@gmail.com with any questions. 

Check out our group's Facebook Page:  CLICK HERE 

Quick News Items, Save the Dates and Reminders
  • Red Shawl Sewing Day, Sat., Feb. 2nd, 11 am (Chemawa Indian School)
  • Brews & News, Wed., Feb. 6th, 7 pm (Salem Library)
  • Parent's Night Out, Fri., Feb. 8th, 6 pm (HH) (Volunteer Opportunity)
  • Immigration Law Forum, Sun., Feb. 10th, 6:30 pm (S)
  • Youth Group Winter Retreat, Feb. 16th - 18th (Suttle Lake) 
  • Brews & News, Wed., Feb. 20th, 6:30 pm (SAW)
  • Annual Youth Group Dinner & Auction, Sat., Feb. 23rd, 5:30 pm (FUMC)
  • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon - Interfaith Advocacy Day, Mon., Mar. 4th
  • Spring Discipleship Study, Begins Tues., Mar. 12th, 1:30 pm (FR) (6 weeks)
February Activities Calendar - What's Happening at Morningside?

For a larger, printable version:  Click Here

Morningside United Methodist Church

PO Box 3076, Salem, OR 97302

Telephone: 
503-364-5013
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: Christopher Frost 
Chancel Choir Director: Sam Kinney 
Praise Band Leader: Jan Nelson 
Organist: Brace Langenwalter 
Keyboardist: Teresa Stewart 
Custodian: Tim Bulletset 
Childcare: Noemi Morales, Fabiola Morales, Carlee Hunt
 If you need a printed copy of the newsletter, copies are available on the counter in the Narthex.