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Back an Hour on Saturday Night

"Entrusted with Ministry"
Romans 12: 3-8
Sunday, November 3, 2019
10:30 AM (Blended Service)

We conclude our "Entrusted Stewardship" sermon series this week on a special Stewardship Sunday highlighting our lives in ministry.  During our time of worship, we will prayerfully fill out and consecrate our pledge cards for 2020.  

Pastor Wendy and the entire music ministry team will be on hand to share their message of Entrusted Stewardship through ministry and help us celebrate the Lord's Table.

See you at Morningside!  ❤️ �� �� �� �� ��
Upcoming Sermons

"God of the Living"
November 10, 2019 - Luke 20:27-38

"So the Lord isn't the God of the dead, but of the living."
- Luke 20:38

"Seeing Christ in Other People" - Youth Sunday 
November 17, 2019 - Matthew 25:31-46

We welcome our Open Door Churches youth as they lead
us in worship, sharing their faith journeys and stories of
their mission trip to Costa Rica this summer.

"Thanksgiving Sunday"
November 24, 2019 - Psalm 100 & Philippians 4:4-9

Join us in celebrating Thanksgiving and the bounty of
God's love in prayer, the spoken word and in song.
In This Issue
Worship Schedule
Face to Face - On break until the Spring
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

November 25th! 
November Birthdays

1     Antoinette Lawson
       Liz Toy
2     Don Pitt
3     John Ahlen
       Keli Davenport Silver
4     Joe Benninghoff
5     Tamara Funk
6     Chris Scofield
       Mikala Silver
9     Nyzelli Anderson
12   Colleen Heitmann
       Sandie Pattison
13   Janice Frerk
14   Lorene Vollmar
       Lynne Barkley
15   Kelly Freels
18   Jan Wetherbee
       Paula Kent
21   Teresa Stewart
22   Pixie Rose Savage
23   Richard Reid
25   John Lee
28   Beth Taylor
       Rosie Smith-Munson      

November  Anniversaries

12    Tim & Julie Bulletset
17     Bonnie & Karen
22     Ellis & Lois Sanders
In our prayers...
Those with health concerns, illness, and loss of loved ones:

Joyce Light, Glenda Melton, Layton Gilson, Joy Wilhite, Nahnie Williams, Geraldine Hammond, Susi Bromley, Lyle Dragoo, Glen McCall, Paula Kent, Ken Amend, Lynn Ham,  Elisa Reckendorf,  Robert Kuenzli, Arlen Hollinshead, Diane and Brigitte Rolph and Liz Toy.
Holiday Craft Fair, Jewelry
Jamboree & Sweet Shoppe
Friday, Nov. 1st (10 AM - 5 PM)
Saturday, Nov. 2nd (9 AM - 4 PM)
Sunday, Nov. 3rd (11:30 AM - 1 PM)

The Holiday Craft Fair, Jewelry Jamboree and Sweet Shoppe is here!  Join us this Friday, Saturday and Sunday after church!

Get some great gifts for good friends and family, or some pretty jewelry for that "significant other". Pick up some cookies, fudge, and peanut brittle for your holiday guests. And while you're here, have some pumpkin pie and a cup of coffee with a friend.

All proceeds go to the kitchen remodel fund.
- Parents Night Out -
Friday, November 8th, 6 PM

Offering our Morningside neighbors a safe and fun place to drop-off their kids, giving parents a well-deserved night out is what Parents Night Out is all about.  Our next PNO is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8th.

To make that happen, though, we REALLY need volunteers to help out. If you can spare one evening a month and enjoy working with kids, we could use your help!

We need people to:
  • Check in and register kids
  • Help in the nursery with the little ones
  • Work in the kitchen preparing and serving food
  • Organizing and leading games and activities

If you are able to help out, sign up on the Wall of Helping Hands in the main hallway or call the office.
MUMC Yard Angels Work Day
Sat., November 9th, 9:00 AM to Noon

Plenty of preparations for winter to do around here.  Bring your work gloves and enjoy a morning of brisk fresh air, (hopefully) sunshine and fellowship as we go about caring for our building and beautiful grounds.  The Trustees invite you to join us next Saturday, Nov. 8th.

Thanks so much,
The Trustees
Open Door Churches
Salem Area Cluster Meeting
Sunday, Nov. 10th, 1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church of Salem

Our Cascadia District Superintendent, Tim Overton-Harris, will be meeting with local congregations in geographical clusters this fall to discuss the options for the future of The United Methodist Church following the decisions made by the 2019 Special General Conference.

These events are informational and intended to provide a safe space to learn about the various options, ask questions, and to share opinions and preferences with the D.S. The discussions will take place using guidelines to allow all to share and to avoid judgement or debate or attempts to persuade.
In addition, these events will provide an opportunity to ask any other questions of the DS which you have at this time.

DS Tim hopes that attendance from each congregation will include at least the
  • Pastor
  • SPRC chair or representative
  • Trustees chair or representative
  • Lay Leader
  • Church Board chair 
Other leaders and interested members are welcome as well.  They are requesting pre-registration so that we know how many persons to prepare for.  CLICK HERE  to register.  There is no cost. 

This meeting will surely be informative and helpful in furthering our understanding of the possibilities ahead for our church. Please plan to attend, if possible.
Morningside UMC Annual Charge Conference
Mon., Nov. 18th, 7 pm (Herrmann Hall)

Please plan to attend Morningside's annual Charge Conference on Monday, Nov. 18th at 7 pm in Herrmann Hall. This is a great opportunity to check up on the health of our church through the information and reports presented by the various committees  entrusted  with the resources and relationships of Morningside. Everyone is welcome to attend!

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's  Report from Team Diane (UPDATE)

Brigitte Rolph shares an updated report from Team Diane's participation in the ALZ Walk in mid-October.  The team is thrilled to report that Morningside and Friends raised more than $2,000 in support of this year's walk.  It was the 7th time that "Team Diane" supported the Alzheimer's Walk, this time in Albany. (Next year it will be in Salem, again.) 

The team is also excited to report that the total initial goal for this year's walk of $75,000 was significantly surpassed with approximately $90,000 raised so far.   Thank you, Morningside Family, for your generous support of the "Walk to End Alzheimer's." We love you all. - Diane & Brigitte
Lunch Share Program
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Saturdays in November!!

Our Lunch Share Program got off to a wonderful start in October, delivering more than 200 sack lunches to the Union Gospel Mission for distribution to area homeless.

We were a bit short-handed, however, and definitely need additional volunteers for November.  Specifically, we are hoping for someone to take lunches to UGM on Saturdays.  You will need a key as the office isn't open on Saturdays, but if you don't have one, just let the office know and we can issue one to you.

It's quick and easy to pick up the bags and drop them off at the Mission (corner of Center and Commercial.)  Sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway or give us a call in the office.
Open Door Churches Youth Group

Update from Jeff Lowery
For the past 2 years, Open Door Youth Ministry has been blessed to have Aaron Lopez as our  youth ministry intern. Aaron's time with us has come to an end as of September 1. We are grateful for all of the ways that Aaron has been a part of our youth ministry, from leading and planning 2 years of youth Sunday worship experiences, teaching the Sunday school class about the Shakers, chaperoning winter retreats at Suttle Lake, and his impressive repertoire of dad jokes. It has been great having him be a part of our community.  We were happy to celebrate Aaron's wedding to Sara this summer and we are excited about what the future has in store for them. We give thanks for Aaron's ministry with Open Door.

This month we welcome our new youth ministry intern for the 2019-2020 school year Maddy Hickerson. Maddy is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon. She is a familiar face to many of us in that she grew up at First UMC in Salem and was an active leader in the youth group. Maddy has worked with youth as a staff person at Camp Magruder for multiple years and on staff at L.A.S.T. (Learning and Serving Together) the past 2 summers. Maddy is exploring a call to ministry in the UMC and we hope this internship can help her further define that call. A fun fact about Maddy is that she once pet a penguin. Welcome to Open Door Youth Ministry Maddy!

November Schedule 
Lots going on this month. Join us for conversation, movies, games and much more!  Please note where the meetings are scheduled as they change mid-month.
            • November 3 - KCLUMC 12:30 - 2:00 PM
            • November 10 - MUMC 12:30 - 2:00 PM
            • November 17 - Costa Rica Team Report at Trinity UMC and Morningside followed by French Fry Tasting
            • November 24 - NO YOUTH GROUP
Also, mark your calendars for these future special activities:
  • December 22 Keizer Festival of Lights (Volunteering)
  • February 15-17 Winter Retreat Suttle Lake
  • February 22 Youth Auction
For more details about youth group activities  visit their Facebook page here.  
Open Door Churches Young Adults November Schedule
In October, the Open Door Church Young Adult Group has been sharing in conversations about the future of The UMC in response to the Bishops announcement of a coalition.Together we have shared our reasons why inclusivity is important and worth standing up for in the face of injustice. 

We are looking forward to our upcoming Halloween movie night. We are continuing to explore ways to use our Instagram so please follow us to get to know us and what we are up to. Please check us out on social media. The Open Door Young Adults meet weekly on Wednesday evenings. Please contact Pastor Alyssa ( ) or see our social media pages for times and places. Thank you for your continued support of the Open Door Church Young Adults. 

Follow us on Instagram:   CLICK HERE

Follow us on Facebook:   CLICK HERE

Quick News Items, Volunteer Opportunities,
Save the Dates and Reminders
  • Holiday Craft Fair - Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 1st - 3rd (MUMC)
  • Parents Night Out - Friday, Nov. 8th (6:00 PM) (HH, FR, K) Volunteer Opportunity
  • Morningside Yard Angels - Saturday, Nov. 9th (9:00 AM) Volunteer Opportunity
  • Open Door Churches Cluster Mtg - Sun., Nov. 10th (1:00 PM) (FUMC)
  • Brews & News - Wed., Nov. 13th (6:30 PM) (SAW)
  • MUMC Charge Conference - Mon., Nov. 18th (7 pm) (HH)
  • Open Door Churches Charge Conference - Mon., Nov. 24th (6:00 PM) (HH) 
November Activities Calendar - What's Happening at Morningside?

For a larger, printable version:  Click Here

Morningside United Methodist Church
3674 12th Street, SE
PO Box 3076, Salem, OR 97302


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/Office Administrator: Vicki DeVol
Bookkeeper: Christine Stevens
Family & Program Ministry Director:  
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.