I Promise: Presence

This Sunday, October 11, was the second Sunday of our 2020 Stewardship Emphasis for the Open Door Churches. Our theme this year, I Promise, is a direct reference to the Vows of Membership in the United Methodist Church: “Do you promise to uphold the ministries of the church through your Prayers, your Presence, your Gifts, …

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I Promise: Prayer

A couple of months ago, your Pastoral Team made a conscious decision to “interact” with the people of the Open Door Churches on a more consistent basis each week. Like you, we have been frustrated by what the pandemic has done to our ability to create and maintain relationships with you, especially as we have …

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Oregon Idaho Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Once a year, the Oregon Idaho Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church meets together for a few days of holy conferencing. At this conference, we celebrate God’s work in our churches and communities. We celebrate the commissioning and ordination of new clergy and the retirement of clergy who have served many years. We remember …

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The Rainbow

I love rainbows; I think they are beautiful, serene, and mysterious. I’m fascinated by their beauty. It is dangerous when I drive, and a rainbow sprayed across the sky ahead of me, for they distracted me. But when I don’t drive, I enjoyed the view, and the effect they give me is calming and peaceful. …

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