Morningside News Updates
March 22, 2018
March for Our Lives - Salem
Standing Together for Gun Safety
Saturday, March 24th, 11 am

Open Door Churches of Salem-Keizer will be marching and standing together in unity during the March for Our Lives rally and march downtown Salem on Saturday, March 24th. 

Meet at Morningside at 10:15 to carpool over to FUMC - leaving Morningside by 10:30. We will park near FUMC and meet up with other United Methodists from our Open Door Churches family. We will gather at 10:45 on the steps of the Micah Building.
Our Lenten Journey
"Heartfelt Hosannas"
March 25, 2018

Blessed is the one that comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!
Let us wholeheartedly celebrate!
Mark 11:1-11

Holy Week Services

Morningside UMC and our partner Open Door Churches, offer many opportunities to worship this year during Holy Week.  

Palm Sunday - Morningside UMC
March 25th 
"Heartfelt Hosannas"
Mark 11:1-11

Maundy Thursday - Open Door Churches
March 29th
FUMC - 12 pm; Trinity - 5 pm; Clear Lake - 7 pm

Good Friday - Open Door Churches
Las Naciones - 7 pm (Featuring Choirs from all Open Door Churches)

Easter Sunday - Morningside UMC
9 am and 11 am
"Gift of Love"
John 20:1-18

Easter Activities at Morningside
Sunday, April 1

Easter Sunday Worship - "Gift of Life"
9 AM & 11 AM
John 20:1-18
Celebrating new life and renewed hope. Both services will include glorious music of the season featuring our Chancel Choir, Organist, Joyful Noise praise band and a special performance of Handel's "The Trumpet Shall Sound!"

Easter Brunch
A delicious brunch and beverage service will be available immediately following both services, served up by Morningside's Youth Group. (Baskets will be available for your free-will offering.)

Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts for the Kids
An Easter Egg hunt and crafts for kids of all ages will be available between services beginning at 10:30 am. Rain or shine, the kids will have a tons of fun! Have them bring a friend.
March for Our Lives - Washington DC
Saturday, March 24th

Prayers for safe travels and protections from the stormy weather for Don Main, John Ahlen and Yajaira Trejon Hernandez as they fly to Washington DC to participate in the national March For Our Lives protest to advocate for gun control.   We are blessed to have such strong advocates representing Morningside during this historic event.

Our deepest appreciation to Don and John for sponsoring Yajaira's participation.  May it be a profound experience for each of them and for our country as it struggles with the issue of gun safety and keeping our children safe from gun violence.
Community Homeless Connect Donations

The 2018 Marion County Community Homeless Connect day is quickly approaching and Morningside UMC is joining other Salem area congregations throughout Salem to help support this important event.

Final two days to drop off TARPS for our 2018 Marion County Community Homeless Connect TARP Drive. The Connect Day is Tuesday, March 27th. Pastor Wendy will be taking our donations with her on Monday afternoon, so Sunday and Monday morning are the last days to drop off your generous donations.

As a reminder... we are looking for an 8' x 10' style which is available at most home improvement and hardware stores. 

* Local shopping options include: Harbor Freight, Lowes, Ace Hardware or Home Depot.

NOTE: The March 27th event is still looking for a few more volunteers for both the set-up on, Monday the 26th, and the event on, Tuesday the 27th.  CLICK HERE to visit their Sign-Up website for more information and to sign up!

Easter Lily Orders
Sunday, March 25th

The Morningside Youth will be taking orders for Easter Lilies this Sunday and next. The lilies are $10, can be purchased in honor or in memory of someone special and will be available on Easter Sunday morning. It's a lovely way to celebrate the holiday and pay tribute to your loved ones. See a member of the Youth Group after the service to place your order!
Morningside Media Moments
Sunday, March 25th

We're launching a new feature for our newsletters and Facebook posts called "Morningside Media Moments." We'll be highlighting video moments from worship,
interviews with the congregation and clips from events and activities in which Morningside is involved.

We're starting this Sunday (immediate following worship) by videoing brief interviews with the congregation. Everyone is welcome-especially our Morningside kids!
Come to Herrmann Hall for your chance to become famous (at least to us you'll be

It will take less than 5 minutes and here are today's questions:
¨   What are your favorite Easter traditions?
¨   What do you enjoy most about coming to Morningside UMC?

We are anxious to share Morningside's fun activities and joy with all. Come join us and share your Morningside Moments!