Morningside United Methodist Church | May 2020
May 2020 Newsletter
Our Church Family
Caring For Each Other

How's everyone doing staying in contact with each other? Have you been calling or sending cards?

If you don't have access to our online directory or don't have a paper copy of the directory... email the office to get contact information you need.

Remember, if you are feeling lonely or just have a case of cabin fever, pick up the phone and call someone - they could be feeling the same way!
Kids Connection - Godly Play
Sunday Mornings @ 9 AM
Open Door Churches Facebook Page
Godly Play is a unique approach to Christian Education designed to allow children and adults alike to explore the mystery and wonder of God's presence in their lives and in the world.

As this experience is more important now, than ever before, this weekly time for kids and parents hosted by Salem First UMC, is now ONLINE and open to all Open Door Churches families.

Join in the fun via Open Door Churches Facebook page on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM prior to our Sunday morning worship service at 10 AM.

CLICK HERE or type in

See you ONLINE, Kids!!
In our prayers...
Those with health concerns, illness, and loss of loved ones:

Iris Gibson's grandson, Andy; Phyllis Boston; Norm & Nancy Johnson; Joy Wilhite; Rev. Mario Gonzalez; Nahnie Williams; Liz Toy; Lynn Ham; Paula Kent; Allen Patterson-Sterling; Layton Gilson; Susi Bromley; Lyle Dragoo; Glen McCall; Diane and Brigitte Rolph; Robert Kuenzli; Arlen Hollinshead; and Elisa Reckendorf.
Staying Connected
A Special Message from Pastor Wendy
Pastor Wendy has a special message for all of us about using these times for reflection and prayer. She's also sharing more beauty from her gardens.

Blessings to all!
Pastor Wendy
"Let's Meet Together Online"
Interactive and Participatory Worship & Discussion
Tuesday, May 5th, 11 AM & 7 PM
NOTE: The day has changed for the evening "Let's Meet." The 7:00 PM call is now also on Tuesdays.

Our time together during Holy Week will focus on Jesus' Last Seven Words from the Cross and include reading of scripture and discussion along with a time of shared prayer.

As in the past, we will be using the Zoom platform and instructions are below.

Joining a Zoom Call:

• One way to join is to click on these Links:


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 586 132 945


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 432 204 414

• Second Way To Meet Together Online via Zoom Instructions:

  • Open the Zoom webpage –
  • Click on <Join a Meeting>
  • For Tuesday at 11:00am, put in 586132945
  • For Tuesday at 7:00pm, put in 432204414 
  • If prompted, click allow download
  • Follow instructions to double click on download
  • Follow and allow additional prompts to allow camera and microphone
  • You may need to click again <Join a Meeting> and reinsert meeting number above.
  • In order to see everyone on the call, click gallery view - top right.
  • Once you have done all of those steps, the next time you join a meeting, you only have to enter the meeting number.

In these challenging times, staying in contact with our church family (even if on-line) will surely provide comfort and support.

Pastor Wendy
Open Door Churches Youth Group - May
We will continue our regular youth group zoom calls on Sunday at 1 PM. CLICK HERE to join the call.

If you have any prayer requests or questions let Jeff know
Open Door Churches Young Adult Group - May
The Open Door Young Adults are meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 on Zoom. People can contact Pastor Alyssa for more information and for Zoom links.
Sunday Worship Services
Open Door Sunday Worship
Foundational Scriptures Sermon Series
Facebook Live Stream & Open Door Churches YouTube Channel
Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 AM
"Grace" Ephesians 2:1-10
Join us this Sunday at 10:00 AM for the next in our foundational scriptures sermon series. Pastors Sandy and Dan will focus on the theme of Grace.

All are invited to join us via our Open Door Churches Facebook page or the Open Door Churches YouTube Channel. Share this invitation with your family, friends and neighbors. These online services are a wonderful opportunity to share the love of our faith community with everyone, near and far!

Open Door Churches Facebook page at: or simply CLICK HERE

Open Door Churches YouTube Channel page at: or simply CLICK HERE

See you online! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Upcoming Worship Services
Join us for these special worship services coming in the next couple of weeks:

May 10th - Pastors Wendy & Alyssa
"Images of God"

May 17th - Open Door Churches Youth
Open Door Churches
Sunday, April 26, 2020 Worship Video Now Available
In case you weren't able to join us on Facebook Live Stream Worship this past Sunday, here is the video from that special service. It is loaded on YouTube so no Facebook account is needed. This is a wonderful way to be connected with our entire Open Door Churches family during these challenging times!
News & Announcements
Final Food Truck Tuesday
Tuesday, May 5th, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
I received word that this will be the last week that they will be collecting food at St. Edwards. Therefore it is the final Tuesday Lori and I will have the Fill the Truck Tuesday Challenge!! 

All moneys that have been donated for Covid-19 Food will be spent for the food bank and grocery gift cards. So far we have delivered all food donated and purchased $1,260 in food from Costco from the cash donated. I will make a special purchase and delivery on Monday for items related to baby needs and hygiene. Tuesday will be the last chance to bring items to fill the truck from 9:30-12:00 at Morningside and make donations for Covid-19 food. Right now we have approximately $2,000 in the Covid-19 Food fund.

These are the items most in need:
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Formula
  • Diapers
  • Soap
  • Cat Food and Cat Litter
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup
  • Kids Snacks
  • Kids games, cards and coloring books

Food Gift Cards

The gift cards are a project with the OR-ID Annual Conference and Cascadia District. Open Door Churches received $2,000 to support families in need by purchasing gift cards. We reached out to Mano a Mano in Salem who works with Hispanic families. They have at least 50 families in need and we responded with 50 family-friendly grocery gift cards from Winco at $75 each for a total of $3,750.

Open Door Churches has done a great job responding to provide families food during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Thanks, Wendy
Morningside Zoom Account
Do you have a church group and head a church committee that would like to get together or hold an online video meeting? With the support of the Greater Northwest Conference, we now have a Morningside UMC Zoom account that we can use to stay connected.

If you would like the login and password information for our Zoom Account, please send Vicki an email for the information.
Contact Us
Morningside United Methodist Church
Physical Address: 3674 12th Street, SE
Mailing Address: PO Box 3076
Salem, OR 97302
Telephone:  503-364-5013
Office Hours:  Office is currently CLOSED

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, Maya Nelson-Tilkens, Natalie Kawell
 If you need a printed copy of the newsletter, copies are available on the counter in the Narthex.