Open Doors United Methodist Church

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11:00 a.m. in Kiester
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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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The United Methodist Church

Children and Youth

Service, Faith, and FUN!  Our children and youth ministries strive to bring our mission and faith alive for our young people.  We also love to get together JUST FOR FUN!

Children's Ministry Matters! Read 68 reasons why.

We are currently in search of a Children, Family and Youth Leader. If you are interested and want to know more, click here


Vacation Bible School - June 6-9, 2022 

Lava Lava Luau - Controlling Our Emotions

Keeping cool when things get hot! 

Emotions are like a force of nature, but with God’s help, we can learn to take control of our emotions before a storm hits!  During our four days at the Lava Lava Luau, we’ll see what God’s Word says about anger, sadness, jealousy, and frustration and learn how we can respond to others who may be feeling these emotions as well. In Lava Lava Luau VBS, kids will learn Biblical ways to express and deal with their emotions. 

So mark these dates on your calendar:  June 6-9, 2022.

The fun starts at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 11:30 a.m. 

All children age 3 (potty trained) through grade 5 are invited. The cost will be $5 per student. Scholarships are available if requested.

VBS 2022 Registration Form.pdf         

Pioneer Clubs® - (We currently are taking
a break from offering Pioneer Clubs.)

We offer the Pioneer Clubs program for all kids in grades 1-6, which meet Wednesdays after school, 3:15-5:00 pm, September thru May.

Pioneer Club is a weekly Christ-centered program that helps children grow as whole persons and learn to make Christ the Lord in every aspect of their life. Club members take part and earn badges in the areas of Arts & Communications; Myself, My Family & Others; Hobbies & Projects; Outdoors & Nature; and Sports & Games. In Bible Explorations, children learn about God's love, Christian values, and how to apply the Bible to everyday life. The material is non-denominational.

USC town buses make a stop at Open Doors UMC for children's convenience and safety. For more information about what Pioneer Clubs is and how it helps children grow as whole person, click here.



We are currently in search of a Youth Leader. If you are interested and want to know more, click here

Youth Group

We are about building relationships, making disciples, and sharing our faith in Christ! If you like to have fun with friends, we're the group for you!

Junior and Senior High youth meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm during the school year. We extend our gatherings throughout the summer with fun excursions and mission-oriented activities.

Mission Trips  

There is a youth/adult mission trip planned every summer. In July, 2018, a group of 14 went to Chetek, WI, for the second year in a row to do community service and help individuals with fix-up projects. Other trips have been to Duluth, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Memphis, Colorado Springs, and every three years a trip to Jamaica. 

The next Jamaica trip is planned for December 27, 2022 through January 4, 2023. 

Mission trips are a wonderful experience!  If you have any questions, contact Sandy at


Open Doors United Methodist Church

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