Trinity United Methodist Church
The Messenger
October 2019

It  is again time for our Stewardship Campaign. The Stewardship theme for  this year is "Entrusted". God has entrusted us with the responsibility to care for the gifts we have been given. Sermons will focus on four of those gifts:  Creation, Resources, Relationships, and Ministry. I hope you all will be in church for this important sermon series as we look at what we have been entrusted with, and what we might give back to God, as we make our pledges for 2020.  You will be receiving a letter in the mail with more information. Consecration Sunday will be Nov. 3, when we will offer our pledges to God in support of these gifts we have been entrusted with.
I thought I would share what Pastor Alyssa said about the Celebration on September 8, 2019. "we held our 2nd Annual Open Door Church Celebration Worship! This year our theme was Celebrating our Diversity and it was a great joy to hear from the many diverse groups within Open Door Churches. During worship, each diverse group answered the question: How do I practice my faith as part of the body of Christ? It was wonderful to hear how everyone practices their faith individually and how being a part of the Open Door Community shapes their faith and provides a place to live out that faith in community. As we continue to live in community as Open Door Churches, I encourage you to find ways you can continue to experience the diversity that is Open Door Churches."
I am thankful that rainy weather did not deter us, even as we moved to the MICAH building. Plans are being made now for next year's Celebration. Please take a look at the other events happening in the churches and join us when you can!

Please don't hesitate to call me  or the church office, 
if you have questions about  anything in this newsletter.
       See you in church!

       Pastor Sandy  

October 13, 2019
"Entrusted with Creation"
Genesis 1:28 - 29; 2: 15 - 16
Pastor Wendy Woodworth preaching

October 20, 2019
"Entrusted with Resources"
2 Corinthians 9: 6 - 8
Pastor Wendy Woodworth preaching

October 27, 2019
"Entrusted with Relationships"
1 Corinthians 13
Pastor Dan Pitney preaching

November 3, 2019
All Saints Day
"Entrusted with Ministry"
Romans 12: 3 - 8
Pastor Sandy Kimbrow preaching
October JOY  Group
Crabbing at Wilson's Siletz Cabin
Sunday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 15
Address: 2034 S. Windy Drive, Lincoln City

Sunday, October 13 - Arrive anytime, early afternoon to help crack crab. At 5:30 p.m. we will meet at Mo's for dinner. Games following at the cabin.

Monday, October 14 - Full day!
Breakfast, lunch (crab salads or Chef Salad bar) and soup dinner. If coming for one day, this is when most activities are happening.

Tuesday, October 15 - Breakfast available and left-overs for lunch. Good-byes after lunch.

Parking will be limited so please car pool if you can. If desired, snacks or desserts would be appreciated for snacking and when playing games. 

RSVP - Judy and Eddie Wilson, 503-932-0385 or Those staying overnight will need to make their own arrangements.
Outreach Projects
Your HELP is needed


Christmas Bags


Small toys for boys and girls are especially needed plus new or slightly used children's books and small items for boys and girls (such as headbands, bows, small cars, cards, etc).


Thank you to all who graciously supported the 
School Supply drive and brought supplies for the 
kids - it was appreciated! 

In This Issue
Worship Schedule
Sunday Worship 
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Blending traditional, Chancel Choir, Congregational Hymn and Praise Singing with Organ and Guitar.
Following Worship 
there is a time for 
coffee and fellowship
Open  Hearts , Open
Mind s , Open Doors
  4   Keven Kimbrow  
  6   Frank Cooper
  7   Ashley Haskell
  8   Pat Lacy   
  9   Bruce Bennett
       Mae Byrd
       Clem Spenner
       Blythe Stender    
13   David Kinkaid 
14   Paul Morgan   
15   Bratin Glenn
17   Doris Wing
19   Jeanie Stoppel
22   Ardeth Jerde
24   Andy Gowen
26   Jan Hentze
29   Pat Clark
30   Bob Severson
       Jennifer Snow
31   Ruth Nichol  

Thank you for all the books you have provided for the Library. We are in need of more books that will fit in the library. So check out the garage sales for inexpensive  books! Our children would be grateful. We can also use books in Spanish.  Thank y ou!
Lord's Cupboard

The Lord's Cupboard will be closed Monday, Wednesday & Friday -  October 7, 9 & 11.  Volunteers are needed , please contact Jerry Rempel, 503-393-8875 or and let him know when you are available. Thank you! 
Have you seen the white bucket in the foyer? Do you know what it's for? It's for your loose change. All donations go to support Outreach Projects. Let's try to fill up the bucket!
Family Game Night

Game nights will be 
Friday, October 25 in the Fellowship Hall at 6 :30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Please bring a game and/or snacks to share. 
For more information contact Ann Jeffries, email or phone 503-393-8590

We are in need of more stuffed teddy bears for our Teddy Bear Ministry.
Won't you help us restock our supply so we can continue this ministry for our members and friends who are in need of cheering up. 
Deliver to the church office. As always, your help is appreciated - thank you!

P lease Remember in Prayer
Our loved ones in care facilities:
  • Pat Moe, Portland
Other concerns:
Joyce Schmidt and family on the death of her son Steven, Jan Hentz's friends Charlie Webster and Merrie Hensley, Pastor Marion & and his mother, Phyllis Herder, Larry Rhoads, Donna Wheeler, Hugh Culbertson, Cheri Kincaid, Judy Chartier's husband, Leon, and their daughter Sara, Ruth Nicol's friend Glenda, Vickie Atwood, Nathelle Brown, Elisa Potter's family, Shirley Cross' friend Lou, Ardeth's son-in-law Dan, Rose Rhoads, Rose Bradley's sister-in-law Barbara, Ken Horn, for natural disasters, our country and its leaders, our home bound or those in care facilities, the elderly and disabled, the poor, the hungry, the homeless, and care for the earth.

  Those serving in the Military:
Alex (Pat Hossner's gr andson ,)  Cole (Marily n Sams' grand son), Daniel (Wilson's an d Petersen's  grandson),  Jacob  Phillips    (Sherry   Petersen's   grandson), Zach Gilmore (Nadine & Edson Gilmore's grandson) and Donald Kimbrow.
Celebration of Life Service for Steven Schmidt, son of Joyce Schmidt 
will be held on  Friday, October 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church

Celebration of Life Service for Pastor Sandy's father, Phil Wise,
will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019
1:00 p.m. at Lancaster Village - Salem  

The Board will meet next at Trinity UMC
on  Monday, October 28,   2019 at 6:00 pm.

It is a busy time for the Open Door Churches Board as we work on some of the following:
  • Finalizing the new designation as a Cooperative Parish. Bylaws are being written and incorporation is pending.
  • Since two pastors will be retiring at the end of June, the Board is trying to determine what skills in new members of the Pastoral Team will be needed.
  • It is also Charge Conference time and 2020 budget time.
The Celebration Worship Service was a great success and planning is underway for next year's service.

Additionally, the West Salem UMC congregation has now joined the Open Door churches, and we welcome their participation.

Trinity UMC has two representatives on the Board - Ann Jeffries and Kathy Webb. Pat Gillespie is the Open Door Churches Board Treasurer.

Open Door Churches Webpage
Go to   to see information about each of the churches and ways you can be involved.
Scriptures for the Upcoming Sunday
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Keizer Clear Lake UMC
7920 Wheatland Road North
Bring your own Bible and join others in a great study focusing on the scripture which will serve as the focus for worship in all the Open Door Churches for the upcoming Sunday. Led by Pastor Alyssa Baker and Maddy Hickerson, this promises to be a great opportunity to ground yourself in the scriptures used in worship.  
   Open Door Churches Webpage
Go to   to see information about each of the churches and ways you can be involved.
Open Door Communitea
Welcome to the first of many "meet and greets". The Open Door Church Board would like to invite you to our first event to meet and connect with your pastors in a different setting. Keizer Clear Lake will be hosting the first meet and greet. Join us on Saturday, October 12 form 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Keizer Clear Lake UMC. Have a cup of tea with us and be in community with each other. There is no cost for this event and it is open for all in our 
Open Door Community to attend.
Please RSVP to Keizer Clear Lake office, 503-393-2402, for the event so we may know how many to prepare for. If you would like to help with Communitea, 
please contact the church office.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
7920 Wheatland Road North - Keizer Oregon
Open Door Young Adults Schedule
Meet on Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.. 

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 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The schedule for the month of October is as follows:
October 9 - IKE Box
October 16 - Coffee, Conversation & Community (location TBD)
October 23 - NO Young Adult Group
October 30 - Halloween Movie Night at Pastor Alyssa's home
Please look at their Facebook page for specific dates, times and places.

T hank you for your continued support of The Open Door Young Adults. Please contact Pastor Alyssa at with any questions. Check us out on Facebook: https:// 
Our middle school youth spent a week serving and learning on their mission trip to Portland in August. Seven youth from 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 learned, worked hard and had a great time.
The youth group schedule for the month of October is as follows:
October 6 - Service Project off site, meet at First UMC - Salem
October 13 - Work on Barn Dance preparations at First UMC - Salem
October 20 - Project at KCLUMC
October 26 - Barn Dance
October 27 - NO Youth Group
$ollars and Cents
by Pat Gillespie, Treasurer

  2019 Financial Status through SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Over/ (Under) 

* The budget is designed to reflect seasonal fluctuations in income and expenses and to zero out at the  end of the year.

If you have questions or comments please talk to me, put a note in my church box or email me at

Every time I take a step in the direction of generosity, I know I am moving from fear to love.
Henri Nouwen
M inistry and Support Staff
T rinity United Methodist Church
590 Elma Ave SE, Salem OR 97317
Telephone: 503-364-8851  
Fax: 503-585-4319
Pat Clark, Lay Leader:  503-364-6092
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Mon. and Wed.
By appointment Tues. and Thurs.
Church Office Closed on Fridays
Sandy Kimbrow . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Pastor          Julie Penge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Manager   
Paul Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . Choir Director       Na dine Gilmore . . . . . . . . . . . .Organist
Tim Bulletset  . . . . . .  . . . . . .  Custodian