SCHOOL YEAR BLESSING SUNDAY

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: Every fall we take time to pray over our kids, youth & MELA as they begin another school year. Following the gathering will be a festive version of The Donut Moment to officially kick-off the fall season.


When: Sunday, September 11
Location: Open Door Circle Drive


  • ALL-CHURCH PRAYER & WORSHIP GATHERING

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 6:30PM: A space to worship and seek God together for Open Door, our community, and the world at large. MORE INFO>>>



    NEXTYOUTH FALL KICK-OFF

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 7-8:30PM: Wednesday nights throughout the school year, students 6-12th grade have the opportunity to build community, grow and transform in their faith, serve others and have a lot of fun in the process. MORE INFO>>> 



    NEWCOMER'S GATHERING

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (or SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13), 11:30AM: New to Open Door? Curious about this church? This opportunity is for you! MORE INFO>>> 



    FALL COOKIE JAM

    BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: Each Sunday following the gathering cookies and live music will be available in the Gathering Place. MORE INFO>>>

     

    Do you want to help serve? We have a few great ways you can get involved as an individual or a family! Each Sunday we need 4-6 people to help with hospitality (including setting-up, hosting and cleaning-up afterwards). Sign-up here.


    FALL BAPTISM

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: Baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ, practiced by individuals who have decided to follow Jesus. Ready to take that step in your spiritual journey? MORE INFO>>>


  • OPEN TABLE (a young adult group)

    EVERY OTHER THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - MAY 18, 6:30-8PM: Be known in a community of young adults (18-30ish) who want to grow deeper together by gathering around a table to share a meal in small groups and practice the way of Jesus through scripture and conversation. MORE INFO>>>



    THE CALLING OF ABRAM (a scripture circle)

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7-8:30PM: Bring your questions and curiosity as we explore the call of Abram in Genesis 12. MORE INFO>>>



    GOD'S SPIRIT & YOU

    TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 4 - NOVEMBER 15, 7-8:30PM: Join us for a closer look at what Scripture and personal experience teach us about the most mysterious member of the Trinity - the Holy Spirit. MORE INFO>>>



    THURSDAY NIGHT MEN'S GROUP

    3rd THURSDAYS (except October), SEPTEMBER 15, 6:30-8:30PM: We’re taking some time each month to hang out, share stories and friendship, and deepen our life with God together in a laidback, fun environment. MORE INFO>> 



    WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    WEDNESDAYS PM OR THURSDAYS AM, SEPTEMBER 21/22 - NOVEMBER 9/10: Be part of a loving and authentic community of women as we look at calling by examining the Biblical story of Gideon. MORE INFO>>>



    MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    WEDNESDAYS, 6:45-7:45AM: Join with other men Wednesday mornings to study God’s Word and be encouraged through community and connection. 

    MORE INFO>>>


  • FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

    2nd SATURDAYS, 9 - 11AM: Help restore dignity and provide nutritious meals for families while discovering how God is at work through His people around the world at Feed My Starving Children. MORE INFO>>>



    HEARTS IN ACTION (a men's group)

    3rd SATURDAYS: A group of men who 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. Men of all ages welcome. MORE INFO>>>



    FALL COOKIE JAM VOLUNTEERS

    SUNDAYS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 25Each Sunday following the gathering cookies and live music will be available in the Gathering Place and we need 4-6 people to help with hospitality (including setting-up, hosting and cleaning-up afterwards). MORE INFO>>>


  • CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

    1st SUNDAYS, BEGINNING OCTOBER 2, 6-7PM: A supportive environment for individuals who care for people with significant limitations. MORE INFO>>>



    MOURNING OUR LOSSES, WAITING IN HOPE

    2nd SUNDAYS, 11:30AM - 12:30PM: A group exploring the shared experiences of cumulative grief and loss in our lives and in the life of Jesus. MORE INFO>>>



    WIDOWS WELL (a women's group)

    3RD SUNDAYS, 11:30AM - 12:30PM: In this group, widows come together in a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to continue to grow and learn in this season of life. MORE INFO>>>




    RETURN TO TOP

LIVING WITH ORDER & INTENTION

(a sunday lunch & learn)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 12-3PM: Does your life with God feel scattered? Are you finding it difficult to prioritize time, relationships and responsibilities? You’ll be in great company if you could use a little lunch and time set aside to pay attention to reprioritizing your life with God and others. Using the Rule of Life, we will consider how a sustainable and orderly rhythm of the spiritual practices of sabbath, silence, solitude, generosity and more might open us up to becoming more fully alive in God. Lunch provided. MORE INFO>>>


  • BLAZIN' BONFIRE BASH

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 7-9PM: Hot chocolate, lawn games, and fireside snacks will await you at the Open Door fire pit. Sorry kids…adults-only for this one! 

    MORE INFO>>>


    TRUNK or TREAT

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29: More details soon!


  • OPENING TO GOD (a half-day retreat)

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 9-11:30AM: This space is for anyone who wants to grow in their conversation and relationship with Jesus. MORE INFO>>>



    GOD'S SPIRIT & YOU

    TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 4 - NOVEMBER 15, 7-8:30PM: Join us for a closer look at what Scripture and personal experience teach us about the most mysterious member of the Trinity - the Holy Spirit. MORE INFO>>>



    THURSDAY NIGHT MEN'S GROUP

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6:30-8:30PM: We’re taking some time each month to hang out, share stories and friendship, and deepen our life with God together in a laidback, fun environment. MORE INFO>>



    MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    WEDNESDAYS, 6:45-7:45AM: Join with other men Wednesday mornings to study God’s Word and be encouraged through community and connection. 

    MORE INFO>>>



    THE CALLING OF MOSES (a scripture circle)

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7-8:30PM: Bring your questions and curiosity as we explore the call of Moses in Exodus 3. MORE INFO>>>


  • FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

    2nd SATURDAYS, 9 - 11AM: Help restore dignity and provide nutritious meals for families while discovering how God is at work through His people around the world at Feed My Starving Children. MORE INFO>>>



    HEARTS IN ACTION (a men's group)

    3rd SATURDAYS: A group of men who 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. Men of all ages welcome. MORE INFO>>>



    FALL COOKIE JAM VOLUNTEERS

    SUNDAYS FOLLOWING THE GATHERINGWe need 4-6 people to help with hospitality (including setting-up, hosting and cleaning-up afterwards) for the Fall Cookie Jam. MORE INFO>>>


  • CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

    1st SUNDAYS, BEGINNING OCTOBER 2, 6-7PM: A supportive environment for individuals who care for people with significant limitations. MORE INFO>>>



    MOURNING OUR LOSSES, WAITING IN HOPE

    2nd SUNDAYS, 11:30AM - 12:30PM: A group exploring the shared experiences of cumulative grief and loss in our lives and in the life of Jesus. MORE INFO>>>



    WIDOWS WELL (a women's group)

    3RD SUNDAYS, 11:30AM - 12:30PM: In this group, widows come together in a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to continue to grow and learn in this season of life. MORE INFO>>>




    RETURN TO TOP

ANNUAL FAMILY GATHERING

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: A time to gather as a church family to look back with gratitude at what God has done in the past year and forward with hope to what God will do in this next year. MORE INFO>>>


  • NOVEMBERING

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: We hold this special yearly Gathering to honor and remember those we love, invite God’s healing Presence into those tender places of grief / loss, and to be reminded that God holds us (and all things) together. MORE INFO>>>



    CHILD DEDICATION

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Dedicate your child to God’s trustworthy and loving hands and publicly state, along with family, friends and our faith community, your intention to raise them in the Christian faith. MORE INFO>>>


  • MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    WEDNESDAYS, 6:45-7:45AM: Join with other men Wednesday mornings to study God’s Word and be encouraged through community and connection. 

    MORE INFO>>>



    THE CALLING OF THE DISCIPLES (a scripture circle)

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7-8:30PM: Bring your questions and curiosity as we explore the various calls of the disciples in the Gospels. MORE INFO>>>



    MOURNING OUR LOSSES, WAITING IN HOPE

    (a half-day retreat)

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9AM - 12PM: We will explore the shared experience of cumulative grief and loss in our lives. The morning will include teaching, times of solitude for reflection and journaling, scripture meditation, and prayer. 

    MORE INFO>>>


    THURSDAY NIGHT MEN'S GROUP

    3rd THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 17, 6:30-8:30PM: We’re taking some time each month to hang out, share stories and friendship, and deepen our life with God together in a laidback, fun environment. MORE INFO>> 


  • FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

    2nd SATURDAYS, 9 - 11AM: Help restore dignity and provide nutritious meals for families while discovering how God is at work through His people around the world at Feed My Starving Children. MORE INFO>>>



    HEARTS IN ACTION (a men's group)

    3rd SATURDAYS: A group of men who 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. Men of all ages welcome. MORE INFO>>>



    FALL COOKIE JAM VOLUNTEERS

    SUNDAYS FOLLOWING THE GATHERING: We need 4-6 people to help with hospitality (including setting-up, hosting and cleaning-up afterwards) for the Fall Cookie Jam. MORE INFO>>>


  • CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

    1st SUNDAYS, 6-7PM: A supportive environment for individuals who care for people with significant limitations. MORE INFO>>>



    MOURNING OUR LOSSES, WAITING IN HOPE

    2nd SUNDAYS, 11:30AM - 12:30PM: A group exploring the shared experiences of cumulative grief and loss in our lives and in the life of Jesus. MORE INFO>>>



    WIDOWS WELL (a women's group)

    3RD SUNDAYS, 11:30AM - 12:30PM: In this group, widows come together in a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to continue to grow and learn in this season of life. MORE INFO>>>