In Memoriam
Rev. Clint Evans, 38, of Sleepy Eye, surrendered to life after death on June 24, 2019 at 6:15 a.m., at Mayo Mankato Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service for Clint will be held on June 30, at Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447, from 4 to 7 p.m. The legacy of his life is fierce defense of the underdog, and his constant response regarding loving difficult people, to "always error on the side of grace." He is survived by his wife, Sam; daughters: Kaylynn (8), Kelly (7), and Trinity (4 1/2); parents: Chuck and Dawn, Richfield; brothers: Korey, New York, and Darry, Minneapolis.
Rummage Sale - Thank You
If you are reading this on Friday morning the sale is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rummage Sale 2019 is almost done. The week brought faithful, hard working volunteers and eager shoppers. The final total will be shared during Sunday worship. Thank you to all who donated, worked, and purchased items this year!
Full Update: 2019 Minnesota Annual Conference
Check out the highlights from all three days of the Minnesota Annual Conference session, which included powerful worship, inspiring sermons, celebrations of the ways in which God is at work among and through us, excellent teaching sessions, and the adoption of an inclusive vision for the Minnesota Conference. Click here to read the full update and see the video.
Giving with Grace
Throughout the month of June we are highlighting some of the ways your time, talents, and gifts are used here at Grace.

Because of your gifts...
  • Grace is able to hold weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly committee, team, and community group meetings. At these meetings people work to identify, deploy, evaluate, and monitor Christian spiritual leadership so that our congregation is working to carry out the ministries for transformation.
  • We were able to plow over 50 inches of snow; we have heat when it’s cold, air conditioning when it’s hot, and lights during the short days of winter. 
  • We provide a safe and inviting place for people to celebrate, mourn, and plan. 
  • Our building has the potential to further be a beacon of light in the Pequot Lakes community as we organize new events and gatherings. 

Thank you for your continued generosity!
4th of July Parade Float - Candy Donations Needed
It’s not too late to help with the assembling of the float and/or participate in the parade on Thursday! Contact Lacey and Dylan Eschenbacher at 218-821-0226 if you wish to volunteer.

Seeking Candy Donations:
The Parade Team is also seeking bags of miniature-size candy to be passed out during the Pequot Lakes 4th of July parade. Donations can be dropped off in the Narthex until Wednesday, July 3.
Bean Hole Days:
Community Picnic
Would you like to share the Grace UMC story with the community? Are you available on Tuesday, July 16 from 5-8:00 p.m. (or some part of that time) to greet and chat with folks at the Bean Hole Days Community Picnic? This is the first day of the celebration, when the beans are buried. Grace Church will have a table with activities for kids and information to share about events at Grace.  
Directory Photos - If you haven't already signed up please do so on Sunday!
Stop by the summer events board in the Narthex to sign up for a directory photo session. Thanks to Pete Schenck for your continued gift of photography.
Summer Grow Nights
Wednesdays July 10, 17, 24
5:30 p.m. – Light Dinner
6:00 p.m. – Small Groups

Reminder: Our Summer Grow Nights will not be meeting on Wednesday, July 3rd due to the 4th of July holiday. Contact Andrea Langhoff with any questions.
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!