Morningside United Methodist Church
November 2017
Daylight Savings Time Ends Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, Nov. 5th. Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night. 
November Worship Themes

November 5 - All Saints Sundayw/Communion
Revelations 7:9-17 "Drying Your Tears"
November 12 
Matthew 25:1-13 "Keep Burning"
November 19 - Thanksgivng Sunday wtih Food Drive
Psalm 100, Philippians 4:4-7 "Gratitude and Giving"
November 26 
Matthew 25:31-46 "Do This For Me"
Rev. Alyssa Baker preaching, lead pastor from Keizer Clear Lake UMC
Help the Mission Team Work in Kenya

On January 4, ten people from Oregon-Idaho will leave   for Kenya. While we are there, we will work with the Maua
Methodist Hospital and several schools. Some of what we will do there will depends on raising enough money for the projects: a house for an orphan family, a new classroom, medical and deworming clinics. In addition to bringing money for the projects and non-expert labor on some of them, we go to build relationships and to show people there that we care enough to go and meet them. We will listen to stories, celebrate the completion of projects, and share together the love of God. 
You can help! Please pray for our preparation and fundraising. If you would like a copy of the list of requested donations or a brochure with more information about the team and the country, there are copies in the church hallway. If you  would like to donate money, the best way is to write a check made out to Hermiston UMC and give it to me. We must have all the donations, including money, by mid-Dec.
Thanks for your interest and help in reaching out to brothers and sisters on the other side of the world. Jan  Nelson
Holiday Craft Fair, 2017

The UMW Holiday Craft Fair is coming up soon, on Friday and Saturday, November 
3rd - 4th, 2017.  We will have many holiday vendors with a huge variety of crafts.  We will also be serving lunch for fair attendees on both days.  In addition, UMW will have tables for our own handicrafts, our bake sale, and our jewelry sale at this year's Craft Fair.
Our UMW group will be looking for many volunteers to help make the fair a success.   We will need helpers in the kitchen to serve lunch, and helpers to sit at our tables during the sale.  We are asking for donations of handcrafted items for our UMW table - dishcloths, dish towels, ornaments, art work, etc. Any handcrafted items you would like to make for us to sell would be welcomed.

We are also asking for church members to please donate baked items to our bake sale table.   Cookies, candy, biscuits, muffins, scones - you name it, someone will buy it and love it!  The bake sale has been VERY popular. All profits from the baked goods and crafts go to the kitchen remodel project. 

Please mark your calendar now for November 3rd and 4th.  Watch for the sign-up sheets for volunteer shifts on the bulletin board in the hall.  Listen for the upcoming announcements, and be thinking about what you would like to bake for the bake sale.

If you have questions, please contact Helene Gough, Phyllis Boston, or Teresa Stewart.  Thank you for your help and support!
Advent Labyrinth Walk

We will begin our Advent Labyrinth Journey in the sanctuary at 6:00 pm for worship and song. The labyrinth in Herrmann Hall will have a very special layout this year to mark a beginning of the journey through the Advent Season. 

Facilitators: Anni Powell & Sharon Cooper

Friday, December 1, 2017
6:00~6:30 pm Worship in the Sanctuary
6:30~8:00 pm Labyrinth Walk in Herrmann Hall

Morningside United Methodist Church 
3674 12th Street , Salem, Oregon  
In This Issue
Worship Schedule
10 a.m. - Worship
11 a.m. - Fellowship Time
Childcare is offered for infants and toddlers from 9:30 -11 a.m. every Sunday morning.

Newsletter Deadline

Thurs. Nov. 9th by 9:00 am
November  Birthdays
11/1   Antoinete Lawson
11/1   Liz Toy
11/2   Don Pitt
11/3   John Ahlen
11/4   Joe Benninghoff
11/5   Tamara Funk
11/6   Chris Scofield
11/9   Nyzelli Anderson
11/12 Colleen Heitmann
11/12 Sandie Pattison
11/13 Janiec Frerk
11/14 Lorene Vollmar
11/14 Lynne Barkley
11/15 Kelly Raths
11/17 Diane Rolph
11/17 Kelly Freels
11/18 Jan Wetherbee
11/18 Paula Kent
11/21 Teresa Stewart
11/22 Pixie Rose Savage
11/23 Richard Reid
11/25 John Lee
11/26 John Estelle
11/28 Beth Taylor
11/28 Rosie Smith Munson
Nov. Anniversaries
11/12 Tim & Julie Bulletset 
11/17Bonnie Garcia & Karen Thornberg11/22 Ellis & Lois Sanders

In our prayers are those with...Health Concerns, Illness, Loss of Loved Ones:

Sandy Riley and Family, Dawn Eckert and family, Luella Price, Geraldine Hammond, Royal Tarter, Gladys Sinanan, John Estelle, Lyle Dragoo, Jean Anderson, Lillis Larson, Glen McCall, Dorothy Green,   Robert Kuenzli, Jerry Perry, Ken Amend,  Joy Willhite, Paula Kent,, Maggie Johnson, and Elisa Reckendorf 
Morningside United Methodist Church 

        WHERE: Salem - Commercial St. SE

        WHEN: Monday, 11/13/17          FROM: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place  your order and we'll donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. 
Gift card purchases and catering are not counted toweard the event.

Learn more at
Soup Kitchen Report
Morningside members and their friends served 75 people chili with cornbread, chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, and desserts.  Helping and or supplying food were Antoinette Lawson, Kelly and Deb Freels, Fred and Sharon Cooper, Rick Neff, Susan Priest, Cindy and Bill Burgess, Jan Nelson, Michael Powell, friend Marie Cramer, and Willamette University student Tessa. 
The next time we get a chance to serve is December 31, 2017.
Thank you for your support!  Sally Neff
United Methodist Student Day,  November 26th
Sunday, November 26th is United Methodist Sutdent Day. When you give generously you are supporting students as they prepare for a life that unites faith with knowledge. This special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants. 
Governments, businesses and civil society  together with the United Nations have started to mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030.  Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.   
Would you like to know more about what the United Nations does throughout the world?  Please join us in the Fireside Room during coffee hour on November 12, to learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Thank you, Cindy Burgess
Your signature is valuable.  Before signing an initiative or a referendum petition, think before you ink.
Some decisions may be simple yes or no votes. Other decisions will affect many areas of government. Make sure you understand the implications and consequences if this petition becomes law.
Is it CLEAR?
Some proposals aren't well-written. They may have conflicts requiring court interpretations or resolutions.
Does it BELONG in the Constitution?
Is it a fundamental law that should be protected? Changes or mistakes would require another (costly) election to amend the Oregon Constitution.
Is it an "unfunded mandate"?
Would the Legislature need to pull funds from other essential programs? Initiatives should generally not earmark, restrict, or obligate specific General Fund revenue percentages.
Before you sign, ask to see ID.
Paid gatherers must carry photo ID issued by the Secretary of State. State law requires them to show ID to certain officials, but not to voters. If they don't, voters can reasonably wonder why. Numerous instances of fraud could have been avoided by insisting on seeing ID. If fraud is found, your information could help.
Similar to primary versus general election votes, your vote has proportionately more impact on petitions. Never sign a petition "just to get it on the ballot so people can vote on it."
Chief Petitioners are listed on the Oregon Secretary of State Initiative, Referendum, and Referral Search page. Chief petitioners and funders of ballot measures are not required to be Oregonians.
See ORESTAR, the Oregon website to find organizational and financial information for ballot measure, candidate and political action (PAC) committees.
Call the Oregon Elections Division if you have questions: 503-986-1518

Text from League of Women Voters of Oregon, 2017.
Young Adult Meetup,  Wednesday - 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Service Opportunity: 

On November 11 we have been invited to help serve a Thanksgiving Community Feast. Volunteers are needed for 2 hour shifts 9-3:30. 

Please let me know ASAP which shift you would like to do. The event will take place at Salem First UMC.  
November Schedule:

November 1-- All Saints Night -- We will gather and remember people who have been influential in our lives both living and those who have passed on. Bring pictures and memories to share. 
November 11 -- Thanksgiving Community Feast Service Project
November 29 -- Game Night: As your semester is getting to those stressful and busy times take a moment to step back, recharge your batteries, and have some fun.  
*Please check the Open Doors Young Adult Facebook for times and places.
Contact Pastor Alyssa if you have any questions at
 Parent's Night Out 
This past month we had over 15 children attend and plenty of volunteers, thank you to all who came and played with our children and led an activity. A special thanks to our lead volunteer of the month Carlee Hunt who ensured we had a successful night and Shawn Clark whom donated our food.
November 5th  

Pie and Ice Cream at 11:15 am following worship. 

We will enjoy a time of fellowship and appreciation for your faithful stewardship as the Finance Team hosts this gathering. 

We hope everyone can join us! All are welcome! 
Memorial Service

A memorial service for Dick Riley will be held at Morningside United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 19th at 2:00 pm.
Advent Abend
This year we have another wonderful time planned for our families to engage in our advent season. Come enjoy in our tradition of picture ornaments, decorating ornaments, decorate cookies, and so forth. We will have plenty of crafts to participate in and food!

If you are interested in providing food please contact Yajaira, 971-218-2784. This will be a fundraiser by donation. 

This year we also hope to have more community participants and therefore at 12pm will have time for story & song of the advent season, followed by a sharing in meal.
Here are two important meetings coming up to put on your calendar.
Open Door Church's Charge Conference: 
November 12 at 1:00 at FUMC

Morningside UMC All Church Conference: 
January 7 at 11:15 at Morningside
The Open Door Church's Charge Conference will be a time to gather with fellow UM's from all of our churches to sing together, get to know each other, and hear updates and highlights of the following ministries: Hispanic Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Youth Ministry, Discipleship Groups and Communications.  We will hear a word from our District Superintendent, Rev. Tim Overton-Harris.  There will also be a recommendation presented for clergy compensation to be voted on by the Open Door Church's Charge Conference members.

We will gather on Sunday, November 12 at 1:00 at FUMC in the dining room.  
All are invited!
Morningside will have an All Church Conference to hear updates and highlights of our ministries.  We will receive the Lay Leadership, Trustee and Membership Report. This will be following our morning worship service where our District Superintendent, Rev. Tim Overton-Harris will be our preacher.  Rev. Tim will join us for our meeting following the service on January 7, 2018.  Everyone is encouraged to attend!
             Open Door Churches News
** Get Ready to be Invitational!

 We all want our churches to grow and take in new members.  One tool for growth is to start new ministries, something we are doing with our Hispanic Ministry, Las Naciones. Another proven tool is for current members to invite their friends, neighbors and extended family.  I know that is challenging in our current culture.  Yet, I do believe there are people in our community looking for a positive, spiritual community where they are valued, given opportunities to serve and challenged to grow.

The Open Door Churches worship in each congregational service on November 19 will embrace the theme "Gratitude and Giving" with a food drive to support all of our area food banks.  It will be great, non-threatening service to invite someone to attend.  You will be given a small flyer/invitation the next two Sunday's to give to someone to invite them.

We will also use Facebook to help promote this Sunday. 
Let's embrace this opportunity to Be Invitational!!
** Charge Conference, Clergy Compensation and Liaisons

When we gather for the Open Door Churches Charge Conference at 1:00 pm on November 12 at FUMC, the recommendation for clergy compensation is for no increase for 2018. Our time together will include a hymn sing, conversation to build relationship around tables, updates about our current ministries and a word from our District Superintendent, Rev. Tim Overton-Harris.

Each Open Door Churches Clergy was also given a liaison from the board membership as a person of support to meet with throughout the year.

Upcoming Youth Group Activities!
November 5  Youth Group at FUMC 12:30-2:00
November 12  Youth Group at Clearlake 12:30-2
November 19  Youth Group at FUMC 12:30-2
December 2-3  Alternative Christmas Market
January 13-15  Suttle Lake Winter Retreat
February 10     Open Door Youth Auction
Upcoming Events

The Yard Angels
 We will meet on Saturday, November 4th  from 9-12. 
 Everyone is welcome to join us.

The Middlers meet Wednesday, November 8th @ 6:45 pm 
Brews and News Adult Education,
November 1st & 15th, 6:30 pm Santiam Brewery
Join us for discussions that are always insightful and rich. We do not always agree with each other, but we respect each others opinions. 
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Morningside United Methodist Church

PO Box 3076, Salem, OR 97302


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30-3:30
                        Friday 7:30 -10:30

Ministry Team
Ministers: All the Laity 
Office Manager: Jacque Bailey 
Bookkeeper: Jacque Bailey 
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.