SPRING  EVENTS

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MN FOODSHARE

SUNDAY, MARCH 6 - APRIL 10: The Minnesota FoodShare Campaign brings together organizations, businesses, faith communities, and individuals to help stock and support the capacity of nearly 300 food shelves around the state. From March 6 - April 10 our Open Door Family will be collecting food and supplies to help restock the shelves of the CEAP and Cross food shelves.

As you purchase your donation, take a moment to pray for the individuals who will be receiving them. Donations can be dropped off in the Gathering Place until April 10. You can also donate online directly to CEAP (ceap.org) and Cross (crossservices.org).


Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org
When: Sunday, March 6 - April 10
Location: Open Door Gathering Place



NEWCOMER'S GATHERING

SUNDAY, MARCH 27: New to Open Door? 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, March 27 or April 24, 11:30am
Location: Open Door


REGISTER HERE for March 27

REGISTER HERE for April 24


(Walk-ins welcome)



SPRING BAPTISM

SUNDAY, MAY 1: Baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ, practiced by individuals who have decided to follow Jesus. We believe baptism is an important step in our spiritual journey after we have acknowledged our faith in Christ's salvation and is a way of affirming a faith that has taken root in our hearts. 


All candidates (kids, youth, and adults) will go through a preparation process for Believer's Baptism. You will be contacted with more information after you sign-up.  



Contact: Tom Johnson | tjohnson@thedoor.org

When: Sunday, May 1

Location: Open Door

Sign up by April 27


SIGN-UP HERE



CHILD DEDICATION

SUNDAYS, MARCH 20 & MAY 22: 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.


The dedication ceremony happens in the service. Plan to attend the preparation class the Sunday before at 8pm via Zoom. 



Contact: Allison Anderson | aanderson@thedoor.org

When Sunday, March 20

Location: Open Door


SIGN UP for MARCH 20 (by Saturday, March 12)

SIGN UP for May 22 (by Saturday, May 14)



2022 WOMEN'S GATHERING

THURSDAY, MAY 5: We're BACK, ladies! The Women's Gathering is making a fresh comeback on Thursday, May 5th! With a new format, fun snacks and friends, this evening will be the bright spot in spring that we all need! Join us as we hear from Aundi Kolber (Licensed Professional Counselor, writer, and speaker) as she helps us stop white knuckling our way through life and Try Softer. Then we'll move to a Chat-cuterie hour complete with delicious snacks, treats and intentional conversations. Signature mocktail?! Yes, please! Grab your mom, sister, daughter & friends and join us for this snappy, casual, fun event!



Contact: Kati Beasley | kbeasley@thedoor.org

Date: Thursday, May 5 | 7-8:30pm

Ages: 15-115

Cost: $25

SIGN UP HERE (by Wednesday, April 27)



 


ALL-CHURCH PRAYER GATHERING

SUNDAY, MARCH 6: As the church family of Open Door, we desire to listen for and follow the voice of Jesus. The All-Church Prayer Gathering is a space to seek God together for Open Door, our community and the world at large. Zoom option available (register to receive the link).


Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org

When: Sunday, March 6, 7-8pm

Location: Open Door (Zoom option available)



ARRIVE MINISTRIES INFORMATION SESSION

SUNDAY, MARCH 6: Arrive Ministries seeks to love refugees and immigrants practically, socially and spiritually by providing direct program services, mobilizing the Church, and calling communities to respond biblically. During this information session, an Arrive Ministries staff member will be sharing how we, the family of Open Door, can support refugee families through the Good Neighbor program.


The Good Neighbor program exists to empower the church to walk alongside refugees and immigrants with the love of Christ by providing practical support and life skills to refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to flee their homelands. Learn more about Arrive Ministries at arriveministries.org.

Contact: Rose Larson | rlarson@thedoor.org
When: Sunday, March 6, 11:30am (after the Sunday Gathering)
Location: Open Door (Zoom option available)





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