The Opening Door

Advice to Future Corpses:   A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

Monday, June 10 … 1:00 – 3:00pm

Using Sallie Tisdale’s book Advice to Future Corpses ( and Those Who Love Them) as a tool, Georgia Roelof will facilitate a discussion of the reality of death and dying. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  Reading the book beforehand (but NOT required) will make for a more meaningful dicussion on the part of all attendees. We can learn together. 


Revelation:  A Study in Hope and Comfort

Tuesdays, May 14 – July 2, 2019     10:00am or Evenings at 7:00pm

A fresh approach to the most misunderstood boot in the entire Bible.  Offering hope and peace to a shattered and fearful audience in first century Roman-controlled Palestine, the book of Revelation is filled not with harbingers of doom, but with symbolic images of assurance and comfort.  This boo is NOT meant to be feared or ignored, nor is it a time table full of forecasts of things to come.  Its message of God’s love – NOT judgment – is as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago.  The facilitator is Rev. Michael Grogan


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 – in the Peace Room
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.

Socrates Cafe’,  Thursdays at 10am – in our Library
Join others in these popular and stimulating discussions about life’s big questions.  Facilitator Jane Siebert, encourages sharing and a deeper understanding of important life issues.


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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