Open Doors United Methodist Church

Sunday 9:00 a.m. Wells Campus
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Kiester Campus
Worship held on the lawn at each church. In case of bad weather, worship will be held inside.
Face masks and social distancing required.

Kiester Campus
116 North Third St. , Kiester , MN 56051
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Wells Campus
595 First Ave. SW , Wells , MN 56097
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Sunday Worship, June 21, 2020

posted on June 23

Our first in-person worship since March 15, held at United South Central School in Wells.  Pastor Chris's message: "So Have No Fear!" Jan Johanson on keyboard, Deb Lackey and Sherry Asmus singing, ...

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Outdoor Worship - 9:30 am, June 21

posted on June 14

Hey, Open Doors Family! We’re having Drive-In Church!!! On June 21, drive to the USC parking lot. Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Please park your cars using social distancing. Roll down your windows...

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Sunday Worship, June 14, 2020

posted on June 14

Guest preacher, Rev. Fred Vanderwerf, the Southern Prairie District Superintendent, offers a sermon that aims to name the discomfort we are experiencing in a world that has moved from convergent to ...

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Sunday Worship, June 7, 2020

posted on June 07

"The Elder Son," third in the series "The Prodigal Son," with Pastor Chris Leistra.  

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Join In Our Parade! Sunday, June 7, line-up is 10:30 am

posted on June 03

This Sunday, June 7, Open Doors is going to DO a PARADE! For those who have missed seeing your church family, here's your chance to join the caravan-like parade and "see" everyone else! This won't ...

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Sunday Worship, May 31, 2020

posted on May 31

"The Younger Son," second in the series "The Prodigal Son," with Pastor Chris Leistra. Worship participants: Music - Deb Lackey, Sherry Asmus, Jan Johanson. A/V - Sarah Hankerson and Sabrina ...

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As United Methodists, we will do our best to "Do No Harm"

posted on May 25

Bishop Bruce R. Ough disseminated the following message to all Minnesota United Methodist congregations on May 23 after Gov. Walz loosened some restrictions for faith communities' in-person ...

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Online Worship

posted on April 15

To watch Open Doors UMC worship online, go to the Worship page or click here to take you to Facebook and scroll until you find the video of the day. We are still trying to improve the quality of the ...

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Tiny Food Pantry Installed at Open Doors-Wells

posted on April 15

This was the idea of Sandy Youngblom’s 5th & 6th grade Pioneer Club kids who wanted to make food available for whoever needed it. It was built by Dave Roberts and is located on the north west corner ...

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Worship - March 22, 2020

posted on March 22

This is our first Facebook Live recording of our worship service. The COVID-19 pandemic is opening new opportunities for us to experiment with worshiping in different ways. We'd appreciate your ...

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COVID-19 and Open Doors UMC

posted on March 16

Brothers and Sister in Christ,      I am writing to you today to let you know about what is going on with Open Doors UMC with the coronavirus (Covid-19) being labeled a global pandemic.  Firstly, now ...

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Quench your soul at "The Well"

posted on January 22

Come to “The Well,” a new worship experience at Open Doors!  "The Well" will be a night filled with the Holy Spirit.  Come for praise and worship lead by Josh Edwards and the Open Doors Praise Team.  ...

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Blue Christmas Prayer Service

posted on December 13

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Trunk or Treat - 2019

posted on October 11

Mark the date and start planning for this year's Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 27! 1st Avenue west of the church will be blocked off to allow for lots and lots of decorated trunks and Trunk or ...

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Jamaica Team Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

posted on September 14

The Jamaica Mission Team will be hosting a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. 4:30-8:00 p.m. The Jamaica team will be your waiters and waitresses for the evening. They will receive a...

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Country Store - September 14 & 15

posted on September 13

Shop at the Country Store, open for TWO days, Saturday and Sunday, September 14 & 15. The Community is invited! Saturday Hours: 9:00am - 11:00am  Sunday Hours: 10:30am - 12:30pm with Lunch from ...

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September Mission Focus is Gift of Life Transplant House

posted on September 13

In August, Open Doors UMC began a new ministry called “Mission-A-Month.” Collecting school supplies was our first mission.  September’s mission project is The Gift of Life Transplant House, located ...

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New Women's Book Study Beginning June 10

posted on May 28

Busyness drains our souls and harms our bodies. When you don't have a moment to be still, how can the still, small voice of God's wisdom and love speak into your life? Shauna Niequist was in a season...

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List of Church Auction Items

posted on May 09

Check back often. Items are added daily.       Last updated: May 18, 5:30 pm * Photo is available     Item Donator $50 Gift Certificate & “Cat Miracles” book All Pets, Mapleton ...

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Open Doors UMC Expands E-Giving Options

posted on November 13

We're trying to make life easier. With our new electronic giving options, making donations is easy, fast, and so convenient. Open Doors UMC now offers an app for smartphone users, a secure donation ...

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Open Doors UMC mentioned in feature article on umc.org

posted on November 01

  Open Doors United Methodist Church is mentioned in a feature article by United Methodist Communications writer, Joe Iovino, posted October 26, 2018, on the UMC.org website. Several months ago, Joe ...

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Open Doors UMC Launches Groundbreaking Bible Reading Campaign

posted on September 16

"The Bible is central to our faith," said Pastor Chris Leistra of Open Doors United Methodist Church, "but many people are intimidated by its scope and size. The Story gives us a way to journey from ...

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Farewell and Welcoming Plans set for Pastor Transition

posted on May 24

It is the intention of Bishop Bruce Ough to appoint the Reverend Christopher Leistra as pastor of Open Doors United Methodist Church in Wells and Kiester as of July 1, 2018, and acting on behalf of ...

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Christopher Leistra Appointed as Open Doors UMC's next Pastor

posted on April 23

It is the intention of Bishop Bruce Ough to appoint the Reverend Christopher Leistra as pastor of Open Doors United Methodist Church in Wells and Kiester as of July 1, 2018, and acting on behalf of ...

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Open Doors UMC demonstrates service to others with its first Serve Day - March 18

posted on March 20

     “Loving God, Serving People” is Open Doors United Methodist Church’s mission statement. On Sunday, March 18, the congregation and guests of Open Doors UMC had the opportunity to do both by having...

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The Worship Arrangement for the 2018 Season of Lent

posted on February 15

Join us on Sundays for a unique worship experience through Lent, 9am at Wells, and an equally unique experience at our Kiester location at 10:30am. Our worship series is "Rehab" - week 1 - "Wilderness...

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Open Doors UMC - Wells Campus sanctuary upgrade completed!

posted on January 31

New carpet, paint, upgraded lighting, and a very special gift of new modular, cushioned pews has transformed the sanctuary of the Wells Campus of Open Doors UMC. The majority of the work was being ...

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January 28, 2018, Sermon

posted on January 28

Click on the title above to view a video of the sermon from January 28, titled "Teaching with Authority," based on Mark 1:21-28.  

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January 21, 2018, Sermon

posted on January 21

Click on the title above to view a video of the sermon from January 21, titled "The Calling of the Disciples," based on Mark 1:14-20.  

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January 14, 2018, Sermon

posted on January 14

Click on the title above to view a video of the sermon from January 14, titled "Come and See," based on John 1:43-51.  

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January 7, 2018, Sermon

posted on January 07

For the month of January, Open Doors UMC-Wells Campus is having worship services in the basement while the sanctuary is getting renovated. Since there is no video recording equipment in the basement, ...

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All Saints Day, Baptism, Communion, and Full House!

posted on November 30

What a wonderful service on November 5, 2017! We celebrated the saints, those loved ones who left us this past year, and welcomed a new little one into God's family through Holy Baptism.

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Trunk or Treat - 2017

posted on November 02

Our very first Trunk or Treat event was SO fun! We're looking forward to next year and an even bigger and better event. Trick or treaters were busy outside and inside, where there were snacks and ...

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Trunk or Treat - 2017

posted on November 02

Our very first Trunk or Treat event was SO fun! We're looking forward to next year and an even bigger and better event. Trick or treaters were busy outside and inside, where there were snacks and ...

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