Visit our website / Facebook page to worship online on Sunday morning.
Family and Friends Conversation Starters:

What can we do to communicate with others if we don't speak the same language?
Do you consider the word of God to be a shared language among believers?
Why do you think that Confirmation is important? Or not?



Planning a meeting or event?

When planning a committee meeting at Grace, please check the date and time with Ann in the office to avoid conflicts and to get placed on the calendar. Don't forget to send a reminder to your group, so that no one misses a meeting. We are all getting back into the swing of having things on our calendars!



The Bishop has not changed the dial on safe gatherings at church yet. It looks like he will move it to Blue after Memorial Day. At this time, we have made the decision to ease the social distancing guidelines for church services and meetings, as this is in line with this next phase. Masks are still required as we gather together for worship. We will continue to thoroughly clean and sanitize areas where people have met or gathered. The Grace UMC community has a diverse mix of ages, health, and opinions, and this creates challenges. Our goal must always be respect, love, and care for one another.


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Walking With Grace

There is a group walking together each Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm. We meet in the parking lot at Grace, and then hit the trail. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please join us!



Confirmation is this Sunday!

There will be seven young people confirmed this Sunday, May 23rd, during our regular worship service. We expect to have many guests join us on this day to worship and celebrate. We will be reserving some pews towards the front of the church for families of these students.
There will be a reception after the service between the narthex and the front outside area. Please stay for punch, cookies, and conversation to help celebrate the confirmation of this very special class.
Let's Stay Connected!

Have you changed your phone number or no longer use your landline? Has your mailing address changed? Have you returned from warmer climates? If so, please let the office know so that we can update our database.
218-568-5755 or graceumc@tds.net


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May Missions--Annual Conference Love Offering

Each year, churches in the Minnesota Annual Conference take a Love Offering for missions in conjunction with our Annual Conference Session.
The theme of the 2021 Annual Conference—taking place June 22-24—is “Jesus. Waymaker.” The Love Offering provides the opportunity to experience the joy of doing way-making work with Jesus—feeding the hungry, reaching out to the migrant, and providing ongoing opportunities to touch lives with God’s compassion and grace.
Bishop David Bard invites congregations to pray about and participate in the Love Offering as a generous expression of God’s wild and extravagant love.
Our Love Offering this year is dedicated to feeding the hungry and ministering to migrants. The funds from this year’s offering will to go to: The Methodist Border Friendship Commission (50 percent), host churches of Ruby’s Pantry (20 percent), the Matthew 25 food distribution (20 percent), and Volunteers in Mission scholarships (10 percent).
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We are hoping to hold the Annual Rummage Sale this year, but the date has not been determined. We are working to re-organize the garage currently, so we would appreciate it if nothing got dropped off at this time, without consulting the office first. Thank you!


We Need Ushers
As we head into summer, we know that calendars fill up. It would be great to have a larger pool of ushers to pull from, to ensure that we have ushers each Sunday!
Two people are needed to greet and usher each Sunday. Please call Larry @ 218- 963-3765 or lpjohn@charter.net. Thank you!
Good information to share!

Free food distribution in the area this Saturday. May all be blessed!

Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. He also divided the fish for everyone to share.
-Mark 6:41 NLT
Lutheran Church of the Cross is coordinating donations for Operation Sandwich for the upcoming summer season. There is a box in our narthex, if you would like to help. They are collecting donations of peanut butter, jelly, granola bars and fruit snacks, until May 31st. We realize that our church was extremely generous with the March Food Drive challenge, but the need still remains.
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Memorial Service

A service for David Almich will be held on Saturday, May 22nd, at Cascade UMC in Deerwood.
There will be a time of visitation from 11-12, and the service will begin at 12.
Please allow for extra travel time if you go, due to nearby road construction.
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Welcome to Camp Minnesota!

Grace Kids, Teens and Families

It's time to think about registering for a summer camp experience. Camp Minnesota information can be found by clicking the link below. Check out all the amazing opportunities that the camp staff are planning for a safe camp experience.
Every year the Grace United Methodist Women (UMW) offer a scholarship to Grace children, youth and families who register to attend a Minnesota United Methodist Camp. The scholarship is named for Marnie Luce, mother of John Luce, who was a huge supporter of the camp experience.
Copies of the scholarship fund policy are available in the Grace office. Some of the guidelines are:
 * Scholarships are awarded on a first come basis in the amount of $50 per person.
 * Online applications for the scholarships are due to the UMW treasurer, Le Sears sears.litta@gmail.com by June 1, 2021.
 *A copy of the camp registration along with a copy of the $100 deposit is requested. Upon receipt, the dollar amount of the scholarship(s) will be made to you.



Our Bishop has turned the dial to Yellow.
Following these guidelines, we will continue to wear masks and maintain distance between households or friend groups for seating.
We returned to in-person worship on January 31, and continue to adapt as things progress.
Check this link for the phased plan details from the MN
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755