Youth Group This Week

No Youth Group This Weekend

We at ODC youth hope that you all are able to gather together safely with friends and family this week. In light of the Thanksgiving holiday we won't have youth group either on Sunday (Nov 21) or Thursday (Nov 25). We will have youth group on Sunday the 28th at Morningside UMC. See below for more information about our next few weeks of activity.





Join us Thursday night(tonight) on Zoom for Jackbox Games. 7-8:30 the link is below.



Changes at ODC

As many of you have probably already heard, it was announced last week that I will be leaving my position as youth director for Open Door Churches as of December 31. I will be starting a new job as the full time Minister of Outreach and Youth at Tigard UMC on January 1. Although I am excited about starting a new opportunity that is full time and closer to home, I will be sad to leave all of the wonderful youth and families at ODC. I have worked here for more than six years and I truly feel blessed to have had this experience.
In the next few weeks I will be wrapping up my ministry here in Salem/Keizer and helping to make as smooth a transition as possible. The Youth Council and the Open Door board are working on finding new leadership for our youth program. We still have some time to celebrate the past six years together and the Advent Christmas season. I hope to see each of you before the end of the year either online or in person. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out, revjeff@opendoorchurches.org

Come Help Decorate

One fun tradition of the First UMC Sunday School class is to help decorate the church after the MICAH service on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. All youth and their families are encouraged to stay after the 8:45 am MICAH worship on November 28th to help. Jan Morgan will be there to help direct you. Hope that many of you can join in this yearly tradition.


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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.



Childcare opportunity

First UMC is looking for a few youth to join their child care staff for occasional events on non Sunday mornings (meetings, parents night out, special events). If you would be interested let Jeff know and he can help you get connected.
Upcoming Youth Activities


November 21-No Youth Group
November 28-Christmas decorating in MICAH (after worship)
November 28th-After Thanksgiving board games Morningside UMC 1-2:30
December 5-Keizer Festival of Lights 6-8 p.m.
December 12-Christmas Party
December 19-Live Nativity First UMC 12-1:30






´╗┐Open Door Youth Group Meets Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 for Jackbox Games and Sunday afternoons from 1-2:30.

Open Door Live Stream worship happens every Sunday at 10 am. Check out the Open Door YouTube page to watch. Here is this week's link. Each individual church is now meeting in person. Contact your local congregation for details.


Youth Leaders
Jeff Lowery - 541-654-1878 - revjeff@opendoorchurches.org
Kelly Mason - kelmmason@gmail.com