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E V E N T S




GRIEVING WITH GOD & OTHERS (Half Day Retreat)

  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13: We will explore the shared experience 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, your health, marriage, occupation, and physical contact with loved ones and friends due to Covid, just to name a few. All types of grief are welcome at this half-day retreat.

     

    There will be teaching, times of listening, solitude for reflection and journaling, scripture meditation, prayer and group sharing. We will interact with questions like “Has God met you in your loss(es), if so in what ways”? “How are you being changed by your loss(es)”? “Do you feel stuck in anyway?” We will also talk about how to be with others in their grief.

     

    Bring a bible or bible app, paper or journal to write on, and your own water. 

     

     

    Contact: Bob McKenna | Bob@thedoor.org

    When: Saturday, November 13, 9am-12pm

    Location: Open Door

    Register by November 12

     

    REGISTER HERE



FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

  • 2nd SATURDAYS (SEPTEMBER 11, OCTOBER 9, NOVEMBER 13, DECEMBER 11):   Lack of access to healthy food is always a problem for many people around the world – but even more so during a global pandemic. You can help! Have fun with family and friends by packing meals together at Feed My Starving Children (Coon Rapids location). Help restore dignity and provide nutritious meals for families while discovering how God is at work through His people around the world. Feed My Starving Children also has a marketplace where you can buy handcrafted goods that support small businesses from around the world.

     

     

    Contact: Kimla Abeler | KimlaAbeler@gmail.com

    When: 2nd Saturdays (November 13, December 11), 9-11am

    Location: Feed My Starving Children, Coon Rapids

    Register by the Friday before

     

    See Events page to register


ANNUAL FAMILY GATHERING

  • We are gathering 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 through stories, singing, and prayer.

          When: Sunday, November 21, 6-7:30pm
          Location: Open Door




COMMUNITY BLESSING

  • COMING NOVEMBER 2021: Each year during the Christmas season the reality of being a family is created as needs are shared and met within our congregation. MORE INFO COMING SOON!


GINGERBREAD EVENT

  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4: The Gingerbread Event is an over the top, candy-filled, fun morning of building gingerbread houses with friends & family! MORE INFO COMING SOON!


NEWCOMER'S GATHERING

  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5: New to Open Door and curious about this place? The Newcomer’s Gathering is an opportunity to meet part of the staff and hear the story and heart behind our church.

     

     

    Contact: Dawn Wood | dwood@thedoor.org

    When: Sunday, December 5, 11:30am

    Location: Open Door





MELA SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: Right here in our building, we share space with Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy (MELA). MELA teachers have made a wish list of school supplies for their students, and we get the joy of loving and supporting them through donating to fulfill those needs. Drop your donations at the Missional Life corner in the Gathering Place from August 22-September 12 OR have your Amazon order shipped directly to Open Door (include Rose’s name on the order).

     

    The staff, children, and families of MELA are more than just a tenant who leases the lower level of our building; they are part of our church FAMILY!

     

     

    Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

    When: August 22-September 12

    Location: Supplies can be dropped off at the Missional Life corner in the Gathering Place OR mailed to Open Door


    Supply Drive Teach Wish List


     

     MEN'S BONFIRE

    • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: Enjoy being together with other men, gathered around the bonfire. Invite your friends and neighbors and mark your calendars to spend the evening with some quality guys in the great outdoors! 

       

       

      Contact: Bruce Kuehl | bruceckuehl@gmail.com

      When: Thursday, September 30, 7-9pm 

      Location: Open Door Bonfire Pit








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