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!

May
26
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
May 26 @ 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!

 

 

 

Jun
2
Sun
Graduation and Music Sunday @ MICAH Building
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Graduation and Music Sunday @ MICAH Building | Salem | Oregon | United States
Please join us this coming Sunday at the MICAH Worship Center at 11 am for this special service of celebrating all the music ministries at Salem First UMC along with our high school and college graduates!
Participants include: Rejoice! Kids Choir, CrossFire Youth Band, Mission Bells, Sanctuary Choir, MICAH Praise Band, and some special guests!

If you are or know of any FUMC youth graduating from high school or college this year, please contact the church office (503-364-6709) or Heather.

Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jun 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!

 

 

 

Jun
9
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jun 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!

 

 

 

Jun
16
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jun 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!

 

 

 

Jun
23
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jun 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!

 

 

 

Jun
30
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jun 30 @ 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!

 

 

 

Jul
7
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jul 7 @ 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!

 

 

 

Jul
14
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jul 14 @ 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!

 

 

 

Jul
21
Sun
Open Door Churches Youth Group
Jul 21 @ 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!