This season is a great reminder that we don’t simply go to a church but that we ARE the church, no matter where we happen to physically be. 

 

In the midst of all that is uncertain in our world right now, we know that the power of God has not changed, the truth of Scripture has not changed and the hope we have in Jesus has not changed. We continue to be called to fix our eyes on Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith. And we continue to be called to live for the sake of others, maybe even more so right now. 

 

The best source of information about COVID-19 is the CDC’s website.

If you have any questions about what’s happening around here, please send us an email at info@thedoor.org.

We will be continuing to update this page in the weeks ahead.


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Sundays, Opportunities & Events        OPEN HOME        Need Help?

Offer to Help        Navigating the New Resources         Giving

SUNDAY MORNINGS & opportunities & events

  • sunday services

    We currently have three ways  you can participate in Sunday Services! 

    1. IN-PERSON at both 9am and 11am on Sunday mornings. You will need to RSVP (space limited), wear your face covering and bring your air high fives and elbow bumps. You can find more info about this opportunity on the Together Again webpage.

    2. LIVE STREAMED: We are live streaming both services on our Facebook page.

    3. VIRTUAL CHURCH: You also know it as The Gathering@9. For this season we have transitioned this opportunity into Virtual Church. We deeply value creating a space for all our people to connect on Sunday morning and, therefore, we’re going to have a “virtual church” where we gather at 8:45 to watch the 9am service together and then discuss it in small groups after the service from 10-10:30. Email Rose to be added to receive the Zoom link to join Virtual Church.
  • open HOME

    Connect with God and others in casual living room spaces all over town (virtual options available). Whether you’re new to church, curious about God or are a long-time attender, all ages and all stages are welcome! Meeting in groups of 10 or less to follow CDC guidelines. Explore the most recent sermon, study God’s Word and get to know others using our conversation guide.


    Contact: Kati

    When: Weekly, Oct 11-Nov 15 or as determined by leader.

    Where: Your host’s home (virtual options also available)

    How: Registration begins Sept 20 and is necessary to comply with CDC meeting guidelines. Register here.

  • Groups & online opportunities for connection

    Get in touch with your group leader to learn how your group is connecting right now. Let's continue to stay closely connected and care well for one another in this time.
    • Daily Dose of Bible | OT Bible Reading Guide: Have you ever wanted to read and better understand the Old Testament? Have you ever wanted someone to quickly explain what you just read? Look no further! More info here.
    • Loving Through Listening and Dialogue:   This eight-week group will be the first of a two-part class that will help you grow and develop skills in listening, and turn arguments into opportunities.   More info here.
    • Holy Spirit: The Forgotten GodThis course will cover ways to engage with the Holy Spirit in daily life, learn about gifts of the Spirit and consider ways God communicates. More info here.
    • Women's Bible Study:  Join with other women as we study God's Word and are encouraged through community and connection. In person and online options available. More info here.
    • Men's Morning Bible Study: We are a group of men currently engaging in a study on Philippians by N.T. Wright on Wednesday mornings. Contact: Bruce | (612) 414-3825
    • DivorceCare: A supportive 13-week group for those dealing with the pain of divorce. More info here.
    • Caregivers Support Group: Are you the primary caregiver for someone? This group may be for you! More info here.
    • Next Youth: Programming begins Oct. 7. For more info and to register contact youth@thedoor.org.
  • UPcoming events

    • ODYA Carbs & Cardio: Each month the Open Door Young Adults (ODYA) gather for a fun evening of sports, fellowship and food. More info here. Next event Oct. 23.
    • Trunk or TreatCome dressed in your costumes, ready to get lots of candy in this safe, family-friendly environment. We’ll enjoy treats, music and dancing while maintaining distance. Ways to get involved: host a trunk, donate candy, bring friends. More Info here. Sun, Nov. 1, 3-5pm 
    • Next Youth Fall RetreatRetreats are a great time to experience God and connect with other students and leaders. More info here. Nov 6-8
    • Feed My Starving Children: Serve in groups of 10 or less and see how God is at work around the world through His people. Nov 14 from 9-11am. More info here.
    • Teacher Camp: Be encouraged, challenged and renewed through solitude, learning, sharing and community with other teachers. More info here. Sat, Nov 21

  • resources for support & community

need help or prayer / Want to help or pray

As the Church, we currently have an incredible opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this time as we care for those around us. Even as our daily lives have changed, the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of people have not. 


NEED HELP?:  Let us know the needs you have, and we will work to pair you with someone who can help to meet that need. (Examples: grocery/prescription pickup and delivery, prayer, connection with someone) Not sure it’s something we might be able to do?  Ask. If we can, we will. We’ll consider any need. We care about you and want to serve you.

  • I Have a Need form
  • For illness, hospitalization, or death contact Annie-Claude Toll, atoll@thedoor.org; 763-416-5846, ext 1300
  • For prayer (or to pass along prayer requests) contact Peggy Lang, plang@thedoor.org; 763-416-5846, ext 1303
  • For pastoral counseling* contact Bob McKenna, bmckenna@thedoor.org; 763-416-5846, ext 1302 (*note: this is not professional therapy)


I WANT TO HELP: Want to come alongside someone in need? Let us know you would like to help, and we'll pair you with someone who has a need. (Examples: grocery/prescription/supplies pickup and delivery*, connecting with someone over the phone) (*Note: you are not responsible to pay for grocery/prescription/supply pickup)


Let's keep finding ways to make people feel that they are not alone. Use your imagination and technology to stay in touch. What would it look like for you to call, text, or email one person each day to ask how they’re doing and let them know they aren’t alone? What would it look like to connect with your elderly neighbor or that family down the street about needs they may have?

navigating the new

This webpage is filled with resources to help us navigate this new way of life. Together we can learn to live and grow and thrive in the days ahead. 


Check back often as we continue to add more resources. 

giving

It is through your tithes and offerings that our staff are able to support our church and community. While it may be tempting to hold tight during times of uncertainty, we ask that you remain faithful in giving. 


If you normally give in person, you can mail a check

(9060 Zanzibar Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311), use online giving or text2give. All options are safe, secure and simple to do! As always, your gifts are tax-deductible.

 

TEXT2GIVE: Use your mobile device to send a text to 28950. Type OD followed by a space and the dollar amount you want to give (i.e. OD 50). 

 

ONLINE GIVING: Make a one-time donation online.

To make a donation from your checking account or to create a recurring donation, login to Your Door (our online church database).

 

Questions?! Email egiving@thedoor.org