"Fearfully & Wonderfully Made"
Psalm 139
Sunday, September 29, 2019
8:30 AM (Face to Face) 
10:30 AM (Blended Service)

Continuing our sermon series featuring some of our favorite psalms, Pastor Alyssa will be sharing her message "Fearfully & Wonderfully Made." We are also excited to welcome a very special guest during our service, the President of Claremont School of Theology.

Pastor Wendy and our entire music ministry team will be on hand to celebrate this special worship service. Don't miss this opportunity to greet Dr. Jeffery Kuan and hear a bit about Claremont's recent move to Salem.

See you at Morningside!  ❤️ �� �� �� �� ��
New Sermon Series
October 13th - November 3rd

Celebrating our annual focus on Stewardship, we will begin a 4-week sermon series on October 13th entitled, "Entrusted."  Join us as we explore ways in which we are entrusted by God to be stewards in our world.

In This Issue
Worship Schedule
8:30 am - Face to Face
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

October 28th! 
October Birthdays

2     Amelia Juliano
       Matthew Melton
3     Lori Phillips
       Tim McCormick
4     Sam McPhail
6     Sarah Calvin
8     Michael Powell
9     Brace Langenwalter
12   Maryann Lundy
13   Bunnie Maxey
       Geraldine Hammond
       Kathie Molesworth
14   Dale Beeman
15   Sally Lilley
16   Gladys Sinanan
20   Emma Wiseman
22   Jessica Minahan
       Marie Dierks
24   Carlee Hunt
27   Del Funk
       Eugenia Hernandez-Trejo
       Lupe Hernandez-Trejo
       Hugh Nelson
       Wes Carr
28   Betsy Strobel
       Jim M. Johnson
29   Gary Patterson-Sterling
       Lois Sanders

October Anniversaries
10   Matt & Teresa Stewart
14   Gary & Allen
21   Hugh Nelson &
            Mary Anne S pradlin
In our prayers...
Those with health concerns, illness, and loss of loved ones:

Chris Johnson, Denny Chapman (husband of Anni Chapman), 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
Chancel Choir Rehearsals Begins This Thursday
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7 PM (Sanctuary)

Morningside's Chancel Choir will start meeting on Thursday evenings this week and begin rehearsing for advent.

New members are always welcome!
Morningside UMC Fall Discipleship Classes
Classes Begin Tues., October 1st

Please contact the office IMMEDIATELY to register for either of the Fall Discipleship Classes being offered at Morningside UMC this year. They begin October 1st - registration is still open!

White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Lead by Pastor Wendy
  • 1:30 pm Tuesday starting on October 1-Meeting at Morningside UMC
Dialogues: On the Refugee Crisis  Refugees in America
Lead by Rev. Jon Langenwalter
  • 6:30 pm Tuesday starting on October 1 - Meeting at Morningside UMC
MUMC Yard Angels Work Day
Sat., October 5th, 9:00 AM to Noon

Welcome to any and all willing volunteers! The Trustees have just a little bit of yard work to do and, if yard work is not your thing, we have some exterior window frames that need to be sanded and painted. 

It has been a while since the last painting and some are looking a bit cracked and will need to be sealed for the winter. We promise good people, good weather (fingers crossed) and good snacks. Would love to see you, anytime you can help, between 9 and 12 Saturday morning, October 5.

Thanks so much,
The Trustees
- Parent's Night Out -
Getting Ready for the New Season!
Begins Friday, Oct. 11th, 6 PM

As we look forward to school beginning in a few weeks, we begin planning for one of Morningside's most successful outreach programs - Parents Night Out.

The program runs October to May, on the 2nd Friday night of the month.  It offers Morningside neighbors a safe and fun place to drop-off their kids, giving parents a well-deserved night out.

To make that happen, though, we 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 talk call the office.
"Great Hymns of the Faith"
Thursday, October 17th
Collins Retreat Center ($20)

Announcing an inspirational and fun Morningside UMC field trip. We are headed to Collins Retreat Center on Thursday, Oct. 17th for a day devoted to exploring the great hymns of our faith (both traditional and contemporary) including a delicious lunch held in the center's dining room overlooking the breathtaking views of the meadow and forest.

Following a morning of music and lunch, we'll have an opportunity to explore the grounds, investigate the goodies available in the Ten Thousand Villages gift shop or relax in the library before headed back to Salem.

Here's our schedule:
  •  Meet @ Morningside to Carpool 8:45 AM
  •  A morning of Hymn Exploration   10:30 AM
  •  Gourmet Lunch   12:30 PM
  •  Tour of Center, Explore the Grounds   1:30 PM
  •  Head back to Morningside 2:30 PM
Please sign-up on the SIGN-UP SHEET on the GREAT HYMNS bulletin board in the main hallway. Everyone is welcome! Please plan to join us for this uplifting and enjoyable outing!
Walk for Alzheimer's - Team Diane
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:30 AM
Timber-Linn Memorial Park, 900 Price Road SE, Albany

Every year Morningside UMC supports an ALZ Walk team called Team Diane! Save the Date and plan to join us.

This year we'll be participating in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Willamette Valley being held in Albany.   Over the years our team has raised some serious cash for ALZ research.  Let's do it again this year!
Halloween Fun For Everyone!
Saturday, October 26th
2325 Egan Rd. NE, Silverton

Our Open Door Churches Halloween Family Fun Barn and Youth Group Halloween Barn Dance are on the schedule again this year!

The fun begins at 5:30 with a kid-friendly spooktacular event for families and kids ages 0 - 12. Costumes are encouraged, there'[ll be food and drink, pumpkins, games and activities. For questions or to offer your help as a volunteer, contact David Deckelmann at 503-508-5085.

Following the Family Fun Barn, the teens take over the barn for their annual Halloween Barn Dance. All youth from 6th grade to 18 are invited and encouraged to bring friends! There will be a costume contest, a DJ with music, a photo booth games and much more!
Open Door Churches Youth Group October Schedule 

Lots going on this month. Join us for conversation, movies, games and much more!  Looking forward to our annual Halloween Barn Dance and costume contest.

            • October 6 - Service Project (FUMC)
            • October 13 - Work on Barn Dance (FUMC)
            • October 20 - KCLUMC
            • October 26 - Barn Dance
            • October 27 - NO YOUTH GROUP
For more details about youth group activities  visit their Facebook page here.  
Middle School Youth Group
City Camp 2019 Report

Our middle school youth spent a week serving and learning on their mission trip to Portland in August. 7 youth from our Open Door Churches joined 35 other youth from around the Portland area. They stayed at Portland First UMC and each day went out to do a variety of service projects. Among them were serving a meal at Blanchet House in downtown Portland, sorting onions at the Oregon Food Bank, helping guests fill their food boxes at Bethlehem House of Bread, and serving under the Burnside Bridge on Thursday night at Nightstrike. Our youth worked hard and had a great time. 

Open Door Churches Young Adults October Schedule
In September, the Open Door Church Young Adult Group has been sharing in conversations on the book of Psalms.Together we have looked at the Psalms each Open Door pastor chose and searched for ways the Psalm informs our lives today. We are looking forward to taking what we have learned and applying it as we write our own Psalms. It was a great joy this past month to be asked to speak at the Open Door Church Park Worship Service as one of the diverse groups within Open Door Churches. Together we reflected on how we individually and as a community practice our faith as a part of the body of Christ. This month we have also been using our new Instagram page to share who we are 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 (alyssabaker08@gmail.com) or see our social media pages for times and places. Thank you for your continued support of the Open Door Church Young Adults.

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Quick News Items, Volunteer Opportunities,
Save the Dates and Reminders
  • Backpack Lunch Program Lunch Packing Day - Sun., Sept. 29, 11:30 AM (Following worship) (HH)  
    Volunteer Opportunity
  • Fall Discipleship Classes - Tues., Oct. 1st (1:30 or 6:30 PM) (FR)
  • Open Door Churches "Communitea" - Sat. Oct. 12th (10 AM) (Keizer Clear Lake UMC) 
  • Habitat for Humanity - Faith Build - Sat., Oct. 12th (8 AM - Noon)
    Volunteer Opportunity
  • Great Hymns of the Faith - Collins Retreat Center - Thurs., Oct. 17th (Meet at MUMC to carpool @8:45 AM)
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's "Team Diane" - Sat., Oct. 19th (8:30 AM) (Albany - Timer-Linn Memorial Park, 900 Price Road, Albany)
  •  Halloween Family Fun Barn - Sat., Oct. 26th (5:30 PM) (Silverton)
  • Halloween Youth Barn Dance - Sat., Oct. 26th (7:30 PM) (Silverton)
  • Holiday Craft Fair - Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 1st - 3rd (MUMC)
October 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

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/Office 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.