The Opening Door

Finding Joy in Difficult and Changing Times

Thursday, April 26; 10 am – 12 pm

Using ideas from The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, you can find ways to enrich your life and bring joy to yourself and to others. This week discussion invites sharing and a deeper appreciation of the value of community. Facilitated by Jane Siebert. Congregational Church of Lincoln City, 1760 NW 25th St. (Behind IGA north)


Is Our Democracy Being Threatened?

Saturday, April 28; 10 am -12 pm

If you are concerned about the current political environment and would like to know what you can do, attend a second informal discussion of Timothy Snyder’s booklet, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century led by Marci Woodruff and Rev. Michael Grogan. Coffee and pastries available. Congregational Church of Lincoln City, 1760 NW 25th St. (Behind IGA north)

Ongoing Programs

Silent Community Mediation, Sunday at 11am 
In our beautiful library setting, spend an hour sitting in silence to experience the Divine Presence. All are welcome.

Mondays with Mike, Mondays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – in the Gathering Place.
Have you ever wanted to ask questions or make comments after hearing a provocative sermon? Or give suggestions for future ones? Come to a Monday morning open discussion and spend time with Pastor Mike Grogan and others. There will be opportunity for questions, follow-up and open conversation about whatever was preached the Sunday before. Drop in any Monday mornings for interesting theological discussions.

Life between Lives Wednesdays at 10am
Julie Otrugman and Marci Woodruff host a continuation of discussions about Dr. Michael Newton’s books: Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls. Where do souls go between lives? Past-life regressions and personal accounts suggest far-reaching possibilities.

Red Letter Bible Study, Fridays, 10 a.m. in the Gathering Place
Join the Red Letter Bible Study each Friday at 10 am in the Gathering Place. Rev. Carl Reynolds will read the words attributed to Jesus (often emphasized in red letters) and will ask us what the words mean to us.

The Opening Door

is a place for people to gather and participate in positive, life enhancing activities. Partnering with community members and organizations, the Center sponsors events, classes and service projects not currently available, or affordable, for many in our community. These activities are offered at no charge to the community.

To register for these (free) events, or for more information, call 541-921-8168 or email us at  Snacks are provided.  [Note:  registration is requested so that the Center can supply the correct amount of materials and refreshments for all participants]

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