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Men's Discipleship: Ephesians

October 19th - December 21st, 2017

As men, we work hard to invest in our careers, our homes, our marriages, our families, and our hobbies. We have a lot on our shoulders. With all that, it can be challenging to take the time to invest in our personal walks with Christ. Join Pastor Chris Meade and other men, and spend nine weeks diving into the book of Ephesians, growing together as followers of Jesus, and speaking directly into the challenges, responsibilities, and blessings we face as we seek to make Jesus first in our lives. Will you commit to nine Thursday evenings to be challenged, encouraged, and equipped to grow in your relationship with Christ and other men?

Who: Any man, 18 or older, any place in your walk with Christ

When: Thursdays from 7-8:45 pm, starting October 19

Where: Triple Room (B1) upstairs

Cost: $0 . . . just bring your Bible!

Please register to let us know you are coming! See you October 19.

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I Belong

October 22nd - November 12th, 2017

I Belong is an opportunity to dive deeper.  Deeper into your relationship with God. Deeper into your knowledge of Him. Deeper into connections and relationships with others. And deeper into the distinctiveness of Morning Star Community Church.

We are going to spend five Sundays together, during the 11 am service—having a lot of fun, engaging in great conversation, eating great food, and diving into this incredible journey of belonging to God, to a church, and to a community with a mission.

I Belong will be 11 am-12:30 pm in Modular C4 on Sunday, October 15, 22, 29, and November 5 and 12.

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Host a Trunk!

October 28th, 2017

It's time to register your vehicle for this year's Trunk or Treat!

We'll be in touch with you soon to give you a few important details (like where your parking space will be, and how to get decorating ideas). Trunk or Treat will happen on October 28.

Trunk or Treat provides our church families with an alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating. It's an event for community outreach, inviting kids from all of Salem to dress up in friendly costumes, have fun collecting candy, and be invited to attend church with us the following day. 15 families found a church home through our 2016 Trunk or Treat! There's no telling how many more families will come to know Christ through the event this year!

Trunk Hosts decorate their vehicles and hand out candy to the kids from 1pm-2pm on October 28. Contact kids@mstar.church for trunk decorating ideas!

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RIOT // Haunted (Or Not) Corn Maze

October 28th, 2017


Join us for a fun evening of food, friends, and a (haunted if you like, it's cool if you don't) corn maze! We will be heading up to Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch in Portland where you will get to choose between a classic corn maze or one that is a little more frightening.

Cost includes dinner, transportation, and tickets to the maze of your choice. Don't miss it!

Make sure to wear warm, probably waterproof clothes and shoes that can get muddy and wet.


Sunlife Goes to the Maize

October 29th, 2017


If you've ever been to the Corn Maize at Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch, you know it is so much more than corn . . . it's the coolest corn maze in the Northwest!

Join us for a fun day starting at Sunlife at 11 am, heading over to Portland for the corn maze, and then returning by 6 pm!

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November 12th, 2017

Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. If you love Jesus and want to follow and obey Him in baptism, you can! Baptism will be in all three services on November 12. We ask that you be at least 10 years old and attend one of the mandatory prep classes. Prep classes meet in C5 modular behind the church at 9 am on October 22, 11 am on October 29, and 6:30 pm on November 5.

Your selection of "attendee type" is which service you'd like to be baptized.

We're so glad you're making this leap, and we'll see you at your class!

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(C).A.M.P. - (Christmas) All-Night Middle School Party

December 1st - December 2nd, 2017

$20 - $40

Are you ready for the HOLLY, JOLLY, CRAZY GOOD, and downright MOST AWESOME night you can have? Then get amped for (C)AMP, our (Christmas) All-Night Middle School Party!

Friday, December 1

8 pm - 8 am

We will be heading to Safari Sam's in Sherwood, OR for a night of arcade games, obstacle courses, dodgeball, mini golf, gladiator jousting, a velcro wall, all you can eat pizza, a pancake breakfast AND MORE!

The best part, you get all of this for ONLY $40!

Do you know what's even better? If you have never been to a Highlife event, you can come for just $20! (Crazy, right?)

We will meet for Final Check In at Morning Star at 8 pm on Friday, December 1 and leave for Safari Sam's at 8:30 pm. We will return to Morning Star by 8 am on Saturday morning.

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December 3rd, 2017

If you’ve already been our guest at one of our Sunday services, your next step in getting connected at Morning Star is coming to our Connect event.

No matter who you are, connecting at a larger church can be confusing or even intimidating. But we at Morning Star believe that there is nothing more important than being connected to Jesus and to His church. That’s why we created our Connect event—so people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures can come and find it easy to connect and be a part of God’s family at Morning Star.

At Connect, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other people new to Morning Star and some church staff, as well as learn more about who we are as a church, what we are about, and where you fit into God’s plan here and around the world. We do this in a relaxed atmosphere, with some great food and fun conversation. So take the next step to connect and sign up for the next Connect event. We look forward to seeing you there!