Youth Group

Open Door Youth Group is a safe and welcoming place for youth (grades 6-12) to explore their faith.

Open Door Churches Youth Group (School Year)

The youth group  gathers  on Sunday afternoons from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in a fun and supportive group to practice living out our faith through fellowship, worship, studying scriptures, praying for each other and reaching out in mission. Check their Facebook page for their monthly location. We meet weekly for good food, challenging discussions, fun games, and community service projects.

Open Door Churches Summer Youth Group

The youth group  gathers during the summer months on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. We’ll meet most Tuesdays in the summer from 6:30-8:00 and will do a variety of activities like mini golf, lazer tag, water balloon fights, and attend a baseball game. We should have the complete summer schedule soon. Check our Facebook page for updates!

Sunday Gatherings

Youth (Middle & High School) Class Schedule

9:50-11 a.m. – MICAH Youth Center

Sunday mornings from 9:50 to 11 a.m. youth and adult leaders will meet in the youth center for class. The first 10 minutes will serve as time to gather, settle in and hear announcements about upcoming youth activities and then we discuss that day’s topic.

This year’s focus is Journey, an introduction to Christian faith.

Mission Projects and Camping

Each year the youth are given the opportunity to spend a week away on a mission trip and we participate in the United Methodist camping program both in the summer and winter. We would love to have you join us.

Saturdays of Service – Once a quarter, we gather together to go out to serve our community! Dates and activities can be found here.

Many other small mission projects come up throughout the year. Soup kitchens and Marion/Polk Food Share are two examples of this. Any youth are encouraged and welcome to participate. For more information and upcoming events, check out the youth’s Facebook page.

Camping – We have lots of great camping opportunities in places throughout Oregon and Idaho. Click here to find out information about camps this summer.

Newsletter

Sign up for the youth newsletter for upcoming  events!

Hope to see you soon!

Jan
27
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC

 

Feb
3
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Feb 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC

 

Feb
10
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Feb 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC

 

Feb
17
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Feb 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC

 

Feb
23
Sat
Youth Group Fundraising Auction @ Salem First United Methodist Church
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Putting on the Ritz and All That Jazz!

Plan to join us for this annual event to raise funds for Open Door Youth programs including summer mission trips. The auction committee is currently soliciting donations for the auction.

To donate items, please contact Jan Morgan at (jan.morgan@comcast.net) or contact Susan Horning (susan.horning.83@gmail.com)!

Feb
24
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Feb 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC

 

Mar
3
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC

 

Mar
10
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC

 

Mar
17
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC

 

Mar
24
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Mar 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch, growth, and time together every Sunday!

Keep a watch out on the weekly email for specific details on upcoming events. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jeff Lowery at directoroflast@gmail.com or 541-654-1878.

Follow and “Like” Us!
To stay up to date with all our happenings, be sure to follow us on Facebook at “Salem/Keizer UMC youth” and on Instagram @salemfirstumcyouth, #SFUMCyouth, #600StateSt. This is the best way to stay connected to our activities!

  • January 6 – Winter Kick-Off Potluck, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Parents and families are invited.
  • January 13 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 – Oregon State University Women’s Basketball game – Meet at 12:30 p.m., return by 5:00.
  • January 27 – Youth Group at Morningside UMC, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • February 15-18 – Winter Camp at Suttle Lake
  • February 23 – Youth Auction at First UMC