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Weekly Posts
Every Monday we will release a new video on YouTube featuring one of music groups that contribute to our worship music!
For decades, I have heard—and seen embodied in memes on the internet—a quote attributed to Mark Twain: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

The fact is, however, that Mark Twain—aka Samuel Clemens—never said or wrote those words. Though they may hold some measure of truth about his actually statement, the versions that most of us have seen are in themselves, exaggerated....

Participation Option in Open Door Churches Worship!
The Open Door Churches: Trinity, Keizer Clear Lake, Morningside, and Salem First have opened up the sanctuaries as of July 4th to view the Open Door Churches Sunday Service so we may worship together.

Each church is handling the service in a way that fits their building capacity and congregation so please check with the specific church you plan to attend to know what you need to do to go. We will continue to worship together online and through the phones in the meantime as we keep moving forward.
Saturdays of Service: Save the Date!
Let's come together on Saturday, August 21st to serve our community through Saturdays of Service! Details of what our projects will be is forthcoming in the next week or two. Stay tuned and save the date!
Vacation Bible School: Compassion Camp
United Methodist Open Door Churches of Salem-Keizer Compassion Camp - Registration for VBS*

Welcome to Vacation Bible School 2021!

This year, we will be exploring Compassion Camp - Exploring the world with loving kindness. Children ages Pre-K (4 years old) thru 5th grade are invited to join us on our journey through the bible as we explore, learn, and grow in loving kindness together!

Compassion Camp will be held each Wednesday in August from 6-7:30pm.
August 4, 11, 18 and 25th

Compassion Camp will be hosted at Morningside United Methodist Church located at 3674 12th St SE, Salem, OR 97302.

For questions or more information contact:
Tes - Morningside VBS Coordinator/tteigen79@yahoo.com
Heather - FUMC VBS Coordinator/christianedfumc@wvi.com

  • Masks will be required for all unvaccinated participants while indoors

  • *Registration is required
Camp Sessions this Summer & Fall!
Oregon-Idaho Camp and Retreat Ministry is excited to announce that they will be holding camp sessions this summer and fall! Go to www.gocamping.org to find out more about the sessions at all of the OR-IDA camp sites. For youth 6-12th grade the Open Door Youth Group has scholarships available for any youth who wants to attend camp and needs financial assistance. For members of the confirmation class this year camp also offers a $50 discount to any camp session. Contact Jeff (revjeff@opendoorchurches.org) for more information on scholarships and discounts for youth. Children 5th grade and under needing financial assistance to attend camp should contact their local church office for scholarship availability. It's going to be a great summer.
Needed: Food Bank Volunteers
Lord's Cupboard, the foodbank at Trinity, is in need of volunteers. If you would like to take part in this vital ministry, contact Shirley Cross by email sambruise@comcast.net. Be sure to put Lord's Cupboard in the subject line.
Sermon Series
Christian Education Opportunities
Faith formation classes are an invitation to understand God’s world and our experience in that world in deep and transformational ways. While we are not yet able to gather in person, we hope you will join us over zoom- while our country and our communities engage in urgent conversations about racism, police brutality, power, government, creation care, and so much more. We are committed to providing opportunities for us to learn, discuss, and inspire one another toward actions for justice and love for Christ and our neighbor. If you have any questions, or have class suggestions for the Fall 2021 season, contact Heather Hawkins at christianedfumc@wvi.com
Prayers of the Heart - Sundays at 9am
This group gathers to share a short reading, a time of meditation, and lectio divina. Contact Dennis Lundeen ddlundeen@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Digging Deeper - Sundays at 11:15am.
All are welcome. Contact Charlie Wallace cwallace@willamette.edu for the Zoom link. Click here to see the schedule.
Educating Ourselves on Race & Racism - Mondays at 7pm. 
This group continues to explore topics of "how we got here" in our thinking of racial issues. The group works hard to provide interesting and relevant guest speakers each week, so don't miss it! The summer session is happening now! For more information, contact Cesie Delve Scheuermann 
Women’s Book Group - Taking a break until fall
Faith Formation for Children-
Our childcare staff host weekly zoom parties for young children and families. To get connected contact Christina Gordon at fumckids503@gmail.com
We hope that you find a class for you! To help you connect with others and deepen your faith.
Youth Group
Open Door United Methodist Churches
Summer Youth Group

All youth 6-12th grade are welcome to join us.

July 27 - Christmas in July Party (Morningside UMC)

If you would like more information contact Jeff Lowery at Revjeff@opendoorchurches.org for more information and to get signed up for our weekly emails.

Contact Rev. Jeff Lowery: revjeff@opendoorchurches.org for questions.

You may also contact Kelly Mason kelmason@gmail.com for more information.

Please Take a Minute to fill out a new Permission Form

As we begin to start moving some of our activities to "in person" as Covid-19 restrictions allow, we need to have everyone's parents fill out an updated permission form. Please follow the link below to our new online form. If you are new to Open Door or have been a part of the group for years we ask you to update your permission form.

Young Adult Group
Coffee, Conversation, & Community

Open Door United Methodist Churches Youth Group
Summer Schedule continues with special events
on Tuesdays (July 13th & 27th) at 6:30 p.m.

Please contact Pastor Alyssa Baker for sign in information!

Open Door Church Young Adult Instagram

Are you following Open Door Young Adults on Instagram?

Check out the Instagram page to see what is happening with Young Adult Group and to see what some of our Young Adults are up to!
Opportunity to Give
Open Door Churches Worship
Together we continue to reimagine how we worship in the middle of the pandemic while following our call to Do No Harm, Do Good, and Stay in love with God. As we continue to create spaces for worship costs come up and we need your help.
If you would like to financially support Open Door Churches Worship please make checks payable to Open Door Churches with Open Door Worship in the memo line and mail your check to our Open Door Churches PO Box. 

Open Door Churches
PO Box 4489
Salem Oregon 97302

You can also give online
Pastor Alyssa Baker
Pastor Kalina Malua Katoa
Pastoral Care
Pastor John Fleming
Pastora Zaida Huereca
Rev. Jeff Lowery
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