United Methodist DNA
"Words to Live By"
Sunday, Sept. 30th at 10:30 AM
Join us this Sunday as we welcome our guest, Pastor Alyssa Baker, who will share her power message on our reading from Colossians.
And with gratitude in our hearts, Joyful Noise, our choir and organist will lead us in singing hymns and spirit-filled songs of praise.
See you at Morningside.
Fall Challenge Fundraising Event
"Saturday Afternoon Radio Hour
with Fibber McGee & Molly"
Saturday, October 13th, 2:00 pm
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!
This year's Fall Challenge is set... we'll be time-traveling back to the Golden Age of Radio (in the early 1940's) for a vintage radio show featuring the Morningside Radio Times Players.
The afternoon will include a funny and entertaining episode of the ever-popular classic radio program, Fibber McGee & Molly, and a yummy selection of tasty appetizers and tempting sweets.
Tickets will be on sale this Sunday following worship. As this is our Fall Challenge Fundraiser, prices will be on a sliding scale according to what you'd like to pay... we're suggesting anywhere from $10 to $50 per person.
Look for the ticket sellers after church to purchase your tickets or if you have any questions.
Hope to see you at our Saturday Afternoon with Fibber McGee & Molly!
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.
October 24th by 9:00 am
2 Amelai Juliano
3 Lori Phillips
6 Sarah Calvin
8 Rev. Michael Powell
9 Brace Langenwalter
12 Maryann Lundy
13 Bunnie Maxey
14 Dale (Zeke) Beeman
15 Sally Lilley
16 Gladys Sinanan
20 Emma Wiseman
22 Jessica Minahan
24 Carlee Hunt
27 Del Funk
28 Betsy Strobel
Jim M. Johnson
29 Gary Patterson-Sterling
1 Liz Hunt
10 Brigitte Rolph
Matt & Teresa Stewart
14 Gary & Allen
21 Mary Anne Spradlin &
In our prayers...
Those with health concerns, illness, and loss of loved ones:
Geraldine Hammond, Eddie Gibson, Lynn Ham, Paul Larue, Susi Bromley, Alice Berends, Glen McCall, Phyllis Boston, Nahnie Williams, Luella Price, Lyle Dragoo, Robert Kuenzli, Ken Amend, Paula Kent, Maggie Johnson, Elisa Reckedorf, Arlen Hollinshead, Diane and Brigitte Rolph.
Backpack Lunch Program is Back!
Donations and Helpers Needed
Lunch packing begins this Sunday!
School's back and so our Back Pack Lunch Program begins again. Designed to get the kids (who are participate in the free school lunch program) through the weekend, our
program is set-up to provide sustaining meals for those kids to take home on Friday for the weekend.
There are two ways to help...
- Monetary donations of $10 per month or a one time donation of $100 will sponsor 1 child for the entire school year. Checks should be made out to Morningside UMC with a memo "Backpack Lunch Program."
- Help pack lunches. Check-in with Sally Neff, our Backpack Lunch coordinator. She can fill you in on the lunch packing schedule.
Sunday, September 30th & October 7th, 11:45 am
Morningside UMC - Herrmann Hall
Elections are coming! The Church & Society team wants to help you be an informed voter. There will be forums on the statewide ballot measures after worship on both September 30th and October 7th.
Join us for information and discussion of these important issues we will decide this November.
Habitat for Humanity
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8 - 9 am
The Willamette Room, Salem Convention Center
As a continuation of our support for the Mid-Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity, we have all been invited to the 2018 HopeBuilder Breakfast. The breakfast is fully underwritten by sponsors so there is no charge; however, donations are accepted to support the local Habitat organization.
Those of you that have participated in Habitat events should have received an invitation or e-mail with the details. And those of you wanting to support this worthy cause are very much encouraged to attend. I am hoping that Morningside can fill a table with ten people or maybe even two tables with twenty people!
To RSVP, you can either respond to the invitation you received directly, pick up an invitation in the narthex or call the local Habitat Office at 503-364-6642. To fill the Morningside table(s), please note or mention that you are Invited by table host: Liz Hunt. Come join us in fellowship while supporting an organization that "Helps families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter." - Liz Hunt
Family Enrichment Classes
Beginning Thurs., October 4th, 5:30 pm
Family Enrichment Classes are back!! Beginning Thursdays on October 4th (for 18-weeks) Morningside UMC will, once again, host weekly parenting classes for local Salem families.
The evening begins with a shared family meal and includes an interactive parenting class and childcare for the youngsters. All are welcome to attend. Contact our Director of Programs, Christopher Frost, for more information or to sign up.
Meet Bishop Mutua
Saturday, October 6th, 10:00 am
Many of the mission teams from Oregon-Idaho that have gone to Kenya have worked with Bishop Catherine Mutua of the Methodist Church of Kenya. She is a dynamic leader and a pioneer in the church as a female bishop. Next week Bishop Catherine will be in Oregon. You have a chance to meet her on Saturday, October 6, from 10:00 to noon at
Albany UMC. The gathering will be hosted by Rev Kate Conolly. There will be a continental breakfast. Talk to Jan Nelson if you would like to participate in a car pool to Albany.
Face to Face - A New Worship Experience
Begins Sunday, Oct. 7th, 8:30 am
Morningside UMC - Fireside Room
Have a busy Sunday? Not enough time to be at church your usual hour plus-try Face to Face: A Worship Experience. Lasting 30-40 minutes on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am at Morningside UMC in the Fireside Room, this inclusive service will feature progressive theology, be participatory, organic in nature and allow for small group sharing Face to Face.
Pastor Wendy will lead this early morning, interactive worship experience here at Morningside and it will be open to the whole of Open Door Churches members and planned to be "simply" worship, without the formalities of official greetings, announcements, ushers, etc. Face to Face will be organic in nature, with participants volunteering to read scripture and allowing for time to share one on one and in small groups.
Face to Face - it's a new worship experience. Plan to join us and experience it for yourself!
Parents Night Out Returns!
Friday, October 12th, 6 pm
Need a little grown-up time? Need a safe, trusted and reasonably priced (can't be much more reasonable than FREE!) place to leave the kids for a few hours? Well Morningside UMC has just the solution!
Our 2018/2019 season of Parents Night Out will begin October 12th and run every 2nd Friday evening through May. Games, crafts and activities are planned for the kids and trained, responsible adults are here for the little ones. All children, aged 9 months to 5th grade, are welcome. No RSVP needed... just come on down!
Family Fun Night & Youth Barn Dance
Saturday, October 27th
Help Out at the Family Fun Night/Barn Dance Events
The Family Fun Night/Barn Dance committee is looking for volunteers!!! If you have ideas you would like to share with the group we would love to hear it. You can help in the planning of this event, help with set up, help during the event, help with clean up.. there is loads we can use your help with to make sure things run smoothly. Please contact David Deckelman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help in any capacity.
Open Door Churches News and Notes
Open Door Churches Board Meeting Minutes
Board Meeting on Monday, August 27th
Open Door Churches August Board Meeting Notes
- The Open Door Churches Board meeting was held at Trinity UMC on Monday August 27.
- Pastor Sandy Kimbrow gave an overview of the things happening at Trinity UMC, using our new brochure. Be sure to look at it and see how busy we are...
- The All-Church Worship & Celebration event is scheduled for September 9 at Riverfront Park in the amphitheatre. The Message will be given by LeRoy Barber. There will be shuttles from Salem First UMC and then golf carts to take us to the amphitheater.
- Mark Bateman led a discussion about if we, The Open Door Churches, should be a legal entity. As part of that we also discussed who can or should be on the Board. Suggestions were made for changes to the governance structure.
- Pat Gillespie explained the budget for the pastoral staff.
- Vickie Plasker gave an update concerning Englewood UMC. September 2ndwill be their last "Traditional" service. Beginning on September 16th, the congregation will meet at 10:30 a.m. for a Faith Community Study Class, with prayer and outreach to the community. The final closing will be at the end of December with a Celebration of Englewood's Ministry.
- Starting on September 16th, Trinity UMC will begin Worship at 9:30 a.m. Morningside UMC will move their Worship time to 10:30 a.m. Pastor Wendy will begin a new type of Worship service at 8:30 a.m. in October.
- The Young Adults will be participating in a retreat with other Young Adult groups in October at Suttle Lake.
- The Nomads are asking about work for next year. They will probably be working at Las Naciones.
- Congregations were encouraged to make decisions regarding the $500 grant for new ministries.
- The Open Door Churches board members from Trinity are Pat Gillespie and Ann Jeffries.
Pastor Dan Pitney: "... Prayer is giving God our attention."
Board Meeting will be September 24, at EUMC, at 6:00 p.m.
Open Door Churches
Youth Group October Schedule
Mark your calendars...
Sept. 30th, 12:30 pm First UMC
2:00 - 5:00*
Live Action Clue, a live version of the popular board game, is happening at FUMC on October 7 from 2-5 p.m in MICAH. Join us for lots of fun and a chance to meet youth from all around our Annual Conference. Cost is $3 and a can of food. Click
to download a flyer.
October 14th, 12:30 pm Morningside UMC
October 21st, 12:30 pm MUMC
October 27th, 7:30 pm (2325 Egan Road NE in Silverton)
October 28th (NO youth group)
The Youth Group is meeting at Morningside in October and they'll be hungry! We're looking for one more person to provide lunch for the group on Oct. 14th. If you can help, please CLICK HERE to sign up today!
For more details about youth group activities visit their Facebook page
Open Door Churches Young Adults
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 at various locations. Please look at our Facebook page to find out dates, times, and places.
This past month the young adults have been sharing their foundational beliefs with one another and we have spoke about what informs those beliefs. This month we are engaging in Bible study together.
At the end of October the young adults will join young adults from around Oregon and go on retreat at Suttle Lake. If you would like to help sponsor a young adult to go to Suttle Lake please contact Pastor Alyssa.
Thank you for your continued support of The Open Door Young Adults. Please contact Pastor Alyssa at
with any questions.
Morningside UMC in Pictures
Looking for Photos
I know there are phone-clicking, photo-loving photographers out there and I am in search of photos of Morningside events and history that you all have been taking.
Have you been taking pictures of Fun Raisers this summer?
I want your photos!
How about pics of the All Church Retreat Day at Silver Falls?
I want your photos!
What about Easter or the Community Family Picnic last Saturday?
What about volunteer activities in which Morningside has been a part-Habitat for Humanity? Las Naciones Community Dinner? Jason Lee Food Bank? etc... etc... etc...
I want your photos!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so each picture you send me will safe me lots of writing! Pictures are so critical to good communications. We need them for newsletters and printed materials and Facebook and so much more...
So, email me what you've got, people!! email@example.com Thanks, Vicki
Quick News Items, Save the Dates and Reminders
- Voter Forums - Sundays, September 30th & October 7th, 11:45 am (Herrmann Hall)
- Kairos Community Lunch - Sunday, September 30th, 12:30 pm (FINAL SERVICE)
- Family Enrichment Classes begin - Thursday, October 4th, 5:30 pm (Fireside Room)
- Face to Face: A New Worship Experience - Sun., Oct. 7th, 8:30 am (Fireside Room)
- Parents Night Out - Friday, October 12th, 6:00 pm (Herrmann Hall)
- Fall Challenge Fundraising Event - Sat., October 13th, 2 pm (Herrmann Hall)
- Family Fun Night & Youth Barn Dance - Sat., October 27th
Just one FunRaiser remaining. Hope everyone has enjoyed all the fun activities this summer!
|Saturday, Oct. 6th
||Lorie Long & Phil Wiseman's Home
October Activities Calendar - What's Happening at Morningside?
Morningside United Methodist Church
PO Box 3076, Salem, OR 97302
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30-2:30
Office is CLOSED on Friday
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.