Join other 60+ folks for a Conversation Café, where we’ll meet for lunch and
discussion in the Chapel after the Sunday Gathering. We’ll share our pandemic
experiences around the four themes of faith, family, friends and fun. Whether
you are new to this community, or you’ve been coming to Open Door forever, a
lunch conversation is a great way to meet and connect with others. Donations to
offset food costs accepted at the door.
Contact: Jeff and Jolene Baker | firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets: Sunday, August 22, 11:30am-1pm
Location: Open Door Chapel
Register by August 21
SUMMER BOOK CLUB
Summer Book Club is back, online and excited to announce that we are reading
Dave Johnson’s new book Gasping for Breath. We’ll kick off the book with an
introductory Zoom call, where you can chat with the author and connect with
others! Then we’ll send you off into the month with a few questions to ponder
as you read through the book. We’ll wrap up with a final discussion Zoom call
with Dave Johnson. Participants provide their own book. Buy your book here.
Dawn Wood | email@example.com
Tuesday Zoom calls, June 22 & August 10, 7-8:15pm
Registration is closed
with God and others in casual living room spaces all over the metro (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! Explore the most
recent sermon, study God’s Word and get to know others using our
Contact: Kati Beasley | firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets: Weekly at your host's home
Registration is closed at this time.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY - ON HOLD
us for a time of fellowship, sharing stories, and prayerfully knitting
or crocheting symbols of comfort and blessing. The shawls are then given
to those in need of a tangible expression of God's love and care during
seasons of loss, transition or celebration. Patterns are provided. Men
and women are encouraged to come!
Contact: Eileen Toombs | email@example.com
Meets: Second Sundays in March, June, September & December, 11:15am - 12:45pm
Location: Open Door, Chapel
No registration needed
GRIEVING WITH GOD & OTHERS (A SUPPORT GROUP)
will explore the shared experiences of cumulative grief and loss in our lives
and in the life of Jesus. There are many types of losses in addition to the
death of a loved one: losses of health, marriage, occupation, and physical
contact with loved ones and friends due to Covid, just to name a few.
we will create a safe, welcoming space to encounter the Presence of God. We
will have the opportunity to share where we are in our journey of grief and
practice ways of becoming present to God’s loving Presence with others. Walk-ins
Bob McKenna | firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Sundays beginning June 6, 11:30am-12:45pm
Open Door Chapel
MEN'S MORNING BIBLE STUDY
with other men as we study God’s Word and are encouraged through community and
connection. We are currently exploring our relationship with God through a
study focused on the questions God asks of us.
you are looking to grow in your relationship with God with a group of guys
trying to do the same, join us Wednesday mornings for study and
discussion. Walk-ins welcome.
Contact: Bruce Kuehl | (612) 414-3825 | email@example.com
Meets: Wednesdays, 7-8am
Location: Open Door, Rooms 104 & 112
HEARTS IN ACTION
This group of men desires to help our church and local community by serving single mothers, widows, and those with special needs through home projects, such as repair work, electrical, plumbing, etc. They meet for breakfast at the Original Pancake House, Maple Grove and then head out to the work site. Men of all ages welcome - bring your sons! If you know of a widow, single mom, or those with special needs who could use some help, contact Maureen Pranghofer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Del Sipma | (952) 412-7333
Meets: Third Saturday of every month, 7am
Location: Original Pancake House, Maple Grove for breakfast and then head to the work site
OD MOMS FACEBOOK GROUP
Open Door Moms Group is a place where all moms (no matter what age or stage) are welcomed and loved. As a community, everyone is encouraged to participate. We share with each other: happiness, sadness, advice, needs, inspiration, play dates, mom’s nights out, no-longer-needed items and more. Let's do this mom-life together! Follow Open Door Moms on FaceBook circlefacebook Contact us if you're not on Facebook, but still want to connect with other moms.
Contact: Kari Odorizzi | email@example.com
MOMS OF EMERGENCY WORKERS PRAYER GROUP
Join in intercessory prayer with other moms of adult children who work in emergency services (firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement personnel, etc). Exchange emails to share information and prayer requests. A dinner will be held every couple of months.
Contact: Cindy Dischinger | firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNG ADULTS (ODYA)
A place for young adults (18-30 somethings) to connect, build community, grow, and talk about life.
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YOUNG ADULTS SERVE – AWOL
NextYouth will be spending the week serving at Dayton Mobile Hope. We’ll join
them to help serve food at the final BBQ celebration!
Kati Beasley | email@example.com
Thursday, July 29, Evening (specific times coming soon)
Mobile Hope; Dayton, MN
Kati to Sign-Up
YOUNG ADULTS CARBS &
other Open Door Young Adults (ODYA) for Carbs & Cardio Night on the 4th
Friday of each month! It’s a fun evening of sports and food with a unique
carbohydrate theme each time. Bring your favorite carb, comfy clothes and a friend!
Kati Beasley | firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Fridays (July 23 & August 27)