Youth Group

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

Sunday Gatherings for Middle and High School Youth

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.

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!

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.

Hope to see you soon!
Feb
2
Sun
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room | Salem | Oregon | United States

Youth Sunday School (6-12th grades) meets every Sunday in the Youth Room from 10:00 to11:00 a.m. The Youth Room is located in the lower portion of MICAH, 680 State Street.

This year we will explore our own Christian faith more deeply by studying a series of theological questions, such as: Why do bad things happen? Is God all powerful? What is Grace?

All youth are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation. If you would like more information you may contact Rev. Jeff Lowery at revjlow@yahoo.com.

Or leave a message for Jeff in the FUMC church office, 503-364-6709.

 

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

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

The Open Door confirmation program continues to meet once a month as our six youth and their adult mentors explore their faith. In March we talked about ways to deepen our spiritual lives. Part of our meeting was spent exploring nine different prayer stations, learning that there are many different ways to connect with God. In April we will travel together to Suttle Lake Camp for a retreat to learn more about our Methodist heritage.

During April our Open Door Youth Group will meet at Keizer Clear Lake UMC. Join us on April 7, 14, and 28, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at 7920 Wheatland Road N. 

April 27-28 is the Confirmation retreat at Suttle Lake.

The Costa Rica Mission Team had a great team-building meeting and our group of 22 folks is getting excited for our summer adventures. Our next team-building session is Sunday, April 14, during youth group.

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!

 

 

 

Feb
9
Sun
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room | Salem | Oregon | United States

Youth Sunday School (6-12th grades) meets every Sunday in the Youth Room from 10:00 to11:00 a.m. The Youth Room is located in the lower portion of MICAH, 680 State Street.

This year we will explore our own Christian faith more deeply by studying a series of theological questions, such as: Why do bad things happen? Is God all powerful? What is Grace?

All youth are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation. If you would like more information you may contact Rev. Jeff Lowery at revjlow@yahoo.com.

Or leave a message for Jeff in the FUMC church office, 503-364-6709.

 

Open Door Churches Youth Group
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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

The Open Door confirmation program continues to meet once a month as our six youth and their adult mentors explore their faith. In March we talked about ways to deepen our spiritual lives. Part of our meeting was spent exploring nine different prayer stations, learning that there are many different ways to connect with God. In April we will travel together to Suttle Lake Camp for a retreat to learn more about our Methodist heritage.

During April our Open Door Youth Group will meet at Keizer Clear Lake UMC. Join us on April 7, 14, and 28, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at 7920 Wheatland Road N. 

April 27-28 is the Confirmation retreat at Suttle Lake.

The Costa Rica Mission Team had a great team-building meeting and our group of 22 folks is getting excited for our summer adventures. Our next team-building session is Sunday, April 14, during youth group.

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!

 

 

 

Feb
16
Sun
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room | Salem | Oregon | United States

Youth Sunday School (6-12th grades) meets every Sunday in the Youth Room from 10:00 to11:00 a.m. The Youth Room is located in the lower portion of MICAH, 680 State Street.

This year we will explore our own Christian faith more deeply by studying a series of theological questions, such as: Why do bad things happen? Is God all powerful? What is Grace?

All youth are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation. If you would like more information you may contact Rev. Jeff Lowery at revjlow@yahoo.com.

Or leave a message for Jeff in the FUMC church office, 503-364-6709.

 

Open Door Churches Youth Group
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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

The Open Door confirmation program continues to meet once a month as our six youth and their adult mentors explore their faith. In March we talked about ways to deepen our spiritual lives. Part of our meeting was spent exploring nine different prayer stations, learning that there are many different ways to connect with God. In April we will travel together to Suttle Lake Camp for a retreat to learn more about our Methodist heritage.

During April our Open Door Youth Group will meet at Keizer Clear Lake UMC. Join us on April 7, 14, and 28, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at 7920 Wheatland Road N. 

April 27-28 is the Confirmation retreat at Suttle Lake.

The Costa Rica Mission Team had a great team-building meeting and our group of 22 folks is getting excited for our summer adventures. Our next team-building session is Sunday, April 14, during youth group.

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!

 

 

 

Feb
22
Sat
Youth Group Fundraising Auction @ Salem First United Methodist Church
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Group Fundraising Auction @ Salem First United Methodist Church

Putting on the Ritz!

The Annual Youth Auction is Saturday, February 22nd, starting at 5 p.m. – a little earlier this year!

Join us for an evening of fun and inspiration as we support our wonderful Open Door Youth. The Auction Committee is currently seeking donations of items for our silent and live auctions. Of particular interest are experiences such as hikes, BBQs, tours or other things to do. We thank you for all the support you give for youth ministries!

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.

  • Musical Entertainment
  • Mocktails and Appetizers
  • Dinner and Desserts
  • Live and Silent Auction

Tickets: Click here to purchase

  • Adults – $15
  • Children (under 12) – $5
  • Reserved Table for 8 – $150
  • At the door – $20

Donations of auction items are still being collected. Please let the church office know by February 10th if/what you plan to donate. If possible, please email a photo of your item to Susan Horning (susan.horning.83@gmail.com).

Click here to donate item

Click here to see the auction’s Facebook event page

Feb
23
Sun
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room | Salem | Oregon | United States

Youth Sunday School (6-12th grades) meets every Sunday in the Youth Room from 10:00 to11:00 a.m. The Youth Room is located in the lower portion of MICAH, 680 State Street.

This year we will explore our own Christian faith more deeply by studying a series of theological questions, such as: Why do bad things happen? Is God all powerful? What is Grace?

All youth are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation. If you would like more information you may contact Rev. Jeff Lowery at revjlow@yahoo.com.

Or leave a message for Jeff in the FUMC church office, 503-364-6709.

 

Open Door Churches Youth Group
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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

The Open Door confirmation program continues to meet once a month as our six youth and their adult mentors explore their faith. In March we talked about ways to deepen our spiritual lives. Part of our meeting was spent exploring nine different prayer stations, learning that there are many different ways to connect with God. In April we will travel together to Suttle Lake Camp for a retreat to learn more about our Methodist heritage.

During April our Open Door Youth Group will meet at Keizer Clear Lake UMC. Join us on April 7, 14, and 28, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at 7920 Wheatland Road N. 

April 27-28 is the Confirmation retreat at Suttle Lake.

The Costa Rica Mission Team had a great team-building meeting and our group of 22 folks is getting excited for our summer adventures. Our next team-building session is Sunday, April 14, during youth group.

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!

 

 

 

Mar
1
Sun
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Youth Sunday School @ MICAH Youth Room | Salem | Oregon | United States

Youth Sunday School (6-12th grades) meets every Sunday in the Youth Room from 10:00 to11:00 a.m. The Youth Room is located in the lower portion of MICAH, 680 State Street.

This year we will explore our own Christian faith more deeply by studying a series of theological questions, such as: Why do bad things happen? Is God all powerful? What is Grace?

All youth are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation. If you would like more information you may contact Rev. Jeff Lowery at revjlow@yahoo.com.

Or leave a message for Jeff in the FUMC church office, 503-364-6709.

 

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