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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SUNDAY MORNINGS & GROUP GATHERINGS

Even as we've pushed pause on meeting in person, we believe we can continue to learn and grow as a church by worshipping together in our homes with friends and family. We will continue to provide alternative ways and spaces for us to gather, grow closer to God, and remain in community, even as we are not physically together. 

  • sunday service

    We will be recording the service each week and publishing it online. It will be up and ready for your viewing by 9am on Sundays. You can find it on the home page of our website or on our Vimeo channel.

    • TheGathering@9: We gather online Sundays at 9am to be encouraged by a short time of sharing and small group chat, then watch the service online together at 10am. Link to join by clicking the title.

    • 6.12.20 Elder Update: This update includes information about the land sale, our fiscal year end and the Lead Pastor search
  • open yard

    Ready to gather in person? Open Yard is an outdoor opportunity for an in-person, socially distanced gathering in backyards all over town! You will be invited to a nearby location, hosted by a wonderful leader and gathering with a group of 25 people or less. Open Yard meets on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of July and August and is a great way to meet other people and gather around scripture, prayer and practices in a fun and enjoyable setting. Whether you’re new to church, curious about God or are a long-time attender, all ages and all stages are welcome! Continue to engage with the service online before or after you come. We’d love for you to be part of Open Yard!


    Open Yard began on July 12 and all of our yards are currently full. Use the registration form linked below to be added to the waiting list. As additional yards become available, we will contact you!


    Questions? Need more info? Ask Kati!


    When: Sundays, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23; 11am

    Where: Your host’s backyard

    How: Register for waiting list (Registration is necessary to comply with CDC outdoor meeting guidelines) 

    Bring: Your own chair, a Bible and your morning beverage of choice

  • 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. 
  • UPcoming events

  • 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