The Upper Room Magazine
The Upper Room is a daily devotional with the mission to provide a practical way to listen to scripture, connect with believers around the world, and spend time with God each day. March-April copies of The Upper Room magazine are on the table in the Narthex under the AED. Pick up a copy today to guide you through your daily devotion time. 
Lent Soup & Study on Wednesday Evenings
The Discipleship Team invites you to come to Grace on Wednesday evenings for soup and study starting THIS WEEK on Wednesday, March 4. A soup dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. for children, youth, and adults. Following dinner, there will be small group breakouts wrapping up around 7 p.m. Regardless of where you find yourself in your faith journey there is a place for you to grow and connect during this season of Lent.

United Methodist Women
Grace United Methodist Women (UMW) are gathering on Thursday, March 5. The Executive Board meets at 9 a.m. and the General Membership meeting is at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m, all will head into the sanctuary for the program - "Lighting the Way: Partnering with Pequot Lakes Schools." Eileen Nelson, social worker with the Pequot Lakes School District, will be the guest speaker. She will share with us the challenges and joys of partners who network together to fulfill the needs of students. Following the program, there will be a luncheon in the fellowship hall, hosted by Emilie Fitch and Ardie Morris.

All women are welcome to attend!
World Day of Prayer
Lakes Area World Day of Prayer will be celebrated at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa on Saturday, March 7 at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to share in the Zimbabwean Coffee House and the Worship Service, written by the people of Zimbabwe.

Travel Club
Interested in travel? Do you like to hear others' travel stories, share your own, or help someone to plan their trip? All are welcome, once a month for about an hour, right here at Grace.

March 19: Bursch Travel Agency will present European guided tours

April 23: Pete Schenck will share about his trips

Meetings will start at 5:30 p.m., potluck snacks are welcome.
Camp Minnesota
On Sunday, March 22, Leslie Hobson, camp director at Northern Pines Camp , will be at Grace to share information and answer questions about United Methodist camps in Minnesota. Visit campminnesota.org to check out the wonderful camp experiences offered.

**Also, on Sunday, March 22 there will be a Bake Sale supporting youth summer trips. One of the options for youth summer trips include camping at Northern Pines.
Easter Flowers
Order forms for Easter flowers are available on a table in the Narthex or by clicking here . All order forms  MUST  include payment at the time of ordering. Last day to order is Sunday, March 22.  Thanks for helping make the church beautiful for Easter!
District Gatherings Prior to 2020 General Conference
Gatherings will be taking place in our North Star District to look at several aspects of the upcoming General Conference in May. Our District Superintendent, Rev. Laurie Kantonen, will be sharing information regarding how the media may affect our local churches, what legislation will be before the General Conference, and how we need to stay focused on our mission of loving God and loving others.
 
Gathering dates in our District are:
Saturday, February 29, 2 p.m. at Hubbard UMC, 12150 Broadway Rd., Park Rapids

Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m. at Alexandria UMC, 2210 E. 6th Ave., Alexandria

Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. at Grand Rapids UMC, 1701 5th Ave., Grand Rapids
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755
Email:  graceumc@tds.net
 In the event of inclement weather use your best judgement in regards to attending worship or an activity at church.This cancellation policy is posted on the kiosk in the Narthex. When in doubt call Pastor Gary at (651) 280-0150, the church office at (218) 568-5755 or the person leading your event. Be safe!