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 & Group Gatherings      OPEN HOME      The Gathering@9      Need Help?

Offer to Help      Navigating the New Resources     Giving

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. We are aiming to resume in-person services sometime in October.

    • 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.
  • 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

    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.
    • When Helping Hurts:  Through this video series and discussion seminar, we will learn how to walk humbly in relationships with people in our daily lives, shift our perspective on how to engage with poverty, and accept our call to love boldly and humbly. More info here.
    • 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 God:   This 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: Group of men who gather around scripture on Wednesday mornings. New study begins Sept. 23. Contact: Bruce | (612) 414-3825
    • DivorceCare: A supportive 13-week group for those dealing with the pain of divorce; begins Sept. 8. 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

    • Candidating Weekend: Hold Sept 20 for an exciting opportunity to meet and get to know our Lead Pastor candidate and his family. There are both in-person and online opportunities for you to meet the candidate and his family, as well as a chance to hear him preach during the Sunday service. More info and registration here.
    • Park Play Dates: Join other moms & kiddos from Open Door at a local park from 10-11am on Thursdays through September. More info and registration here.
    • Teacher Camp: Teaching is ministry! Sign up for a morning of community with other teachers. Be encouraged, challenged and renewed through solitude, learning, sharing and community. First camp Sept 26. More info and registration here.
    • ODYA Bonfire: Join the Open Door Young Adults for a good ol’ fall bonfire! Meet at the church firepit with your chair and mask on Friday, Oct 2 from 7-9pm.
    • Fill the Truck: Food shelves are being stretched thin and need our help. Maple Grove churches are coming together to “Love Maple Grove” and our surrounding neighbors. Support our community by donating items on Oct 4th from 12-4pm. More info here.
  • 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