JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER
Salem Water Availability!!

Keizer City Hall parking lot will fill your containers free. 24 hr. access. 
Sunday Sermon Series
Season of Ordinary Time

Our new sermon series continues through the beginning of July... "The Next Adventure."  On what adventures do you allow your faith to take you? 

Our worship team is planning great explorations for us over the next several weeks.  Grab your day-pack and join us!



Youth Sunday
Sunday, June 3rd, 10 am




Join us this Sunday morning, as the Open Door Churches youth fellowship step-up and take over the worship service for their annual Youth Sunday.  We will be blessed by their presence and inspired by their witness.  Come support them and enjoy this special service.
In This Issue
Worship Schedule
Sundays
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

June 25th by 9:00 am
June Birthdays
1    Bill Burgess
2    Glen McCall
3    Chelsie Martin
4    Susan Martin
7    Tim Lacy
12  Anne Snodgroth
      Mary Lou Hornaday
13  Dick Hornaday
15  Karen Gray
16  Joyce Light
      Rick Neff
21  Ron Chase
22  Jameson Savage
23  Kayla Eichelberger  
      S ammy Eakes
      Skyler Bailey
24   Doug Norval
27  Marjorie Bowser
28  S. Noelle Melton

June Anniversaries
8    Mary Lou & Dick Hornaday
10  Vicki & Norm DeVol
15  Phyllis & Jim Boston
18  Cindy & Bill Burgess
      Darlene & Joe Wetherbee
19  Duane & Gwen
      Christensen
      George Ann & Roger
      Evans
      Fran & Bruce Nelson
21  Deb & Kelly Freels
      anni & Michael Powell
25  Lorie Long &
      Phil Wiseman
29  Carolyn & Don Pitt
In our prayers...
Those with health concerns, illness,
and loss of loved ones:


Vergie Olson, Lorene Vollmar and family, Alice Berends, The family of Phyllis Phillips, Nahnie Williams, Luella Price, Lyle Dragoo, Glen McCall, Robert Kuenzli, Ken Amend, 
Paula Kent, Maggie Johnson, Elisa Reckedorf, Arlen Hollinshead, Edie Neff, Diane and Brigitte Rolph.
Nurture & Care Report
PART 1 of a 2 part update from our 
Nurture & Care Team...  
(Look for PART 2 in next week's Newsletter Update Edition.)

Greetings from the Nurture & Care Ministry Team:

We want to give you an update about our activities so far this calendar year. 

* We have been working with Pastor Wendy and Vicki DeVol on a new computer attendance program.

* We arranged for the Lay Visitation training on May 20th with Pastor Sandy Kimbrow from Trinity.

* In the meantime, we have started contacting the team whenever there is information about one of our church family that has particular needs. Although communicating more has its own set of challenges, we believe more people knowing about each other and our needs is a good thing. We encourage all of you to "keep this team in the loop" with information. (Please see the list of names below)

* We have one trained Stephen's ministers on our team, Kathy Kleen, and she is providing a series of books - Journeying Through Grief - to those who lose a loved one.

* Sara keeps us informed about who is receiving a prayer shawl. Please let Sara know if there is anybody you think would appreciate one.

Tune in next week for PART 2 of our Nurture & Care Team update...
Gifts of the Spirit
Spring Challenge - GREAT JOB!

Drum roll please...... we did it!!  

Our total, as of this past Sunday, is $10,095. Congratulations, Morningside!  Working together, everyone doing just a little bit extra, we exceeded out Spring Challenge goal.  

Remember, those extra dollars stay right here to help continue outstanding educational programs, help keep our church facility shiny and well maintained and support our worship ministries.

Thanks to everyone who helped support this fundraising challenge.
Your Empties are Needed!

Let's make lemonade out of lemons, Morningside!

Knowing that most of us are affected by the
current water situation here in Salem AND concerned about having to use so many plastic water bottles, we've come up with a win-win for the situation.

Vacation Bible School is in need of empty water bottles for part of their activities during next month's VBS session here at Morningside. It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring your bag of empties bottles to church to support their activities. Any leftover water bottles will be donated to support the Open Door Churches Youth Program.

A WIN-WIN-WIN... thanks!
Vacation Bible School
Monday, July 9th through Thursday, July 12th
Morningside UMC
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

All kids from age 4 to 5th grade graduates are invited to four days of venturing onto an uncharted island where we will learn about how Jesus carries us through all of life's storms such as loneliness, struggles, feeling powerless, and worrying.  Each day as we sing, craft, snack and use our imaginations, we'll see how Jesus is always there for us!

Registration forms are available in the church hall on the Youth Bulletin Board and on the Facebook event page. 

Volunteers are still needed, too! If you have a heart for kids and want to venture onto an uncharted island, too, call the church!
June  Youth Group Schedule

Here's the Youth Group Schedule for June:

June 3   Youth Sunday at Morningside UMC
               Youth Group at First UMC
               12:30 - 2:00 pm

June 10  Youth Group at First UMC
               12:30 - 2:00 pm
               ** Welcoming incoming 6th graders**

June 17  NO YOUTH GROUP

June 19  Youth Group (Summer Tuesday Night Schedule Begins)
                6:30 - 8:00 pm (Miniature Golf - Location TBA)

June 26  Youth Group at FUMC
6:30 - 8:00 pm (Movie Night)

For details of youth group activities visit their Facebook page  Here
Open Door Young Adults May Schedule
 
The Open Door Church Young Adult Group meets on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 at IKE Box - except for June 13th (location TBA that day). For more information on Open Door Young Adults, please contact Pastor Alyssa at alyssabaker08@gmail.com.  
Signing Petitions - During Election Season

A quick reminder from our Church & Society Team... 

During  this election season, you are likely to see people around with petitions for your to sign. Check them out! Ask Questions. Ask them for identification. Find out if they are paid petitioners. 

We used to think that giving things a chance to get on the ballot was a good plan. However, some not so good ideas have slipped through. If you don't think it is a good idea or don't understand it, don't sign it.

Often, the group paying for signature gathering is an out of state corporation. Lets keep Oregon politics in Oregon.
Open Door Churches:
Safe Sanctuary Training
Saturday, June 2nd, 10 am - 12 pm, KCLUMC
Wednesday, June 20th, 2 - 4 pm, MUMC

There are 2 opportunities left to take advantage of Open Door Churches' Safe Sanctuary Training.  If you work with children or youth or want to be part of ensuring our children's safety and learn about our churches' safe sanctuary policies, this training is for you.

The cost is $12 but scholarships are available.  Please call Yajaira at 971-218-2784 or sign up on the Youth Bulletin Board in our church hallway.
Morningside FunRaisers
Hosting Sign-ups Due by 6/3!

If you are interested in hosting a FunRaiser this summer or fall, please contact Lorie Long (plorielong@yahoo.com) or Phil Wiseman (phillipwiseman@comcast.net) by this Sunday, June 3rd.

What's a FunRaiser?  It's a great opportunity for fellowship and a chance to support ministries at Morningside UMC.  

As a host, you plan the event and cover the costs.  You set the number of guests you want to have attend your event.  You decide the type of event to host... BBQ, picnic, quilting bee, teach a craft, cooking class, beer tasting/food pairing, brunch, movie or game night - the possibilities are endless!

Sign-up to host by June 3rd... we'll have the chance to look at all the fun events that are being offered and register for the ones we want.
Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, June 23, 1:00 - 5:00

June is here and it's time, once again, for Morningside to pitch in and help "raise the roof" with Habitat for Humanity. 

Sign up online to let them know you're coming.  CLICK HERE  It's very important to sign-up early so they can plan their workforce for the day.  It's great fellowship and an even greater sense of helping give back.  
                          Save the Date - Upcoming Events
 

Summer Worship Choir
Dates TBA

One Sunday per month, during the summer, you will have an opportunity to give choir a try!  We will meet for 30 minutes (prior to our Sunday worship service) to prepare a simple anthem.  It's a great to test the waters and try choir on for size!

You don't have to read music... just come and help "make a joyful noise!"

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!  Register your little ones TODAY!  Sign-up on the Youth Bulletin Board in the hall.

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


Morningside Annual Retreat
Sunday, August 5th
Silverfalls 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!


Open Door Churches - Shared Worship Service
Sunday, September 9th
Riverfront Park
 
Celebrating community and being United Methodist in Salem, all of the Open Door United Methodist Churches will join together in River Front Park for an amazing shared worship service.  
     
June Activities Calendar - What's Happening at Morningside?

For a larger, printable version:  Click Here


NOTE:  The Morningside Office will be CLOSED Thurs., June 14th, and Mon. & Tues.,
June 18th and 19th.  In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Wendy via cell phone (503-290-6653) or anyone of the other Open Door Churches pastors through their offices:  First UMC (503) 364-6709; Keizer/Clear Lake UMC (503) 393-2402; Trinity UMC (503) 585-8851; Las Naciones UMC (503) 363-2844; or Englewood UMC (503) 364-4555.
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: 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.