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Family and Friends Conversation Starters:
Have you ever seen a mustard seed?
Do you have a favorite parable that Jesus told? Is there a story that makes the most sense to you?

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!

Bishop Bard has changed the dial to Blue!
There are no capacity limits for gathering, but social distancing is still highly encouraged and masks are recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated. We recognize that children and some members may not be vaccinated for some time, if at all. We respect the health and well being of all who gather, and wearing a mask will never be questioned or judged. There are areas to sit towards the back of the sanctuary if you feel comfortable with a bit more distance. Singing is still considered a high-risk practice. If you choose to sing along, rather than hum, please wear a mask to do so.

Small groups meeting indoors, should continue to practice social distancing when possible. For this reason groups should still plan to meet in the Fellowship Hall for now. Masks are recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated.
Over the next few weeks, we will work on plans for children's ministry and the inclusion of food for fellowship times based on the new guidelines.
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!

We will be celebrating communion on Sunday June 13th.

Ice Cream Social
Saturday, June 26 @ 1:30 PM
The Lakes Area Food Shelf Challenge during Lent was so successful! But, the people of Our Savior's Lutheran Church won the challenge hands down. Now it is time for us to treat them to the promised "Ice Cream Social".
Circle your calendars for June 26th at 1:30PM and come for a treat and a time of fellowship with our Lutheran friends and each other.
People are needed to set up (at noon that day) and to clean up afterwards (at about 3:00 that day). If you are able to help please let Peggy Johnson - 218-963-3765 or Patti Erickson - 320-267-5950 know, please. It would be very much appreciated!!
Thank you for your support of "Operation Sandwich"!
This program will benefit our neighbors here in Pequot Lakes, Jenkins, and Pine River.
UMW gathering June 3rd

Fifteen Grace United Methodist Women "celebrated" their first gathering for 2021 on June 3rd. We have not been able to gather since last March 2020.UMW goals, missions, and plans for the remainder of 2021 were shared, followed by a program presented by Pastor Dan and Judy Klement. It was inspiring to learn about the United Methodist mission in the country of Laos, and the ways the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being spread. Each woman present was inspired and renewed by their stories.
--Ardie Morris

June Missions--Youth Mission Trips

As you see the June mission focus, you may be wondering why we would request giving towards youth trips, when we do not have a trip on the books for the summer. We are in the process of interviewing candidates to focus on working with youth and families, and it would be great .to hand over a program that shows that we are invested and supportive of this population of our church. There is also a group of volunteers working with Pastor Jen to plan some fun activities over the summer.

UMW notes and updates

All women of Grace UMC are invited to be inspired and renewed each month during our UMW gatherings. Our UMW meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00am,(note-we do not meet in July, August or January).
Grace UMW is a missional organization whose purpose is to know God through Jesus Christ. The theme for 2021 is "Knitted together for God's Good Work". With this as our general theme, we gather so that each may enjoy fellowship and support as we participate in mission and ministry for Jesus.
Please mark your calendars for Thursday September 9th, when we will have a program focused on the Minnesota Prison Doula Project with Kathy Gaalswuk.
We are hoping to hold the Annual Rummage Sale later this summer, 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!
Fun Free Event!

Free Community Picnic and Concert at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
--6pm on the 3rd Thursday of he month this summer.
-- June 17th at 6pm.

Our Bishop has turned the dial to Blue.

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