Noisy Offering
On the second Sunday of every month children will help collect a noisy offering (loose change) to support missions. 25% of change collected will be used for a once-a-year donation to Minnesota Christian Broadcasting, Inc., 75% of the change will be used to support mission programs that arise throughout the year that are not selected to be a monthly designation.
District Gatherings Prior to 2020 General Conference
The final North Star District pre-conference gathering is this Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. at Grand Rapids UMC . The event will 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.
Lent Soup & Study on Wednesday Evenings
On this past Wednesday, March 4 the Discipleship Team kicked of Lent Soup and Study. It's not too late to join! 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. Come for just the soup and/or stay for the study!

Online Lenten Calendar
This Lent, The Upper Room is offering an online Lenten Calendar designed specifically for children, youth, and families. The calendar features spiritual practices that serve as a meaningful resource to lead you and those you love through Lent and Easter week. Browse the calendar at UpperRoom.org/Lent .
 
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.
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!
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.
Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Grace on Thursday, April 16. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries; abdominal aortic aneurysms; hardening of the arteries in the legs; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat; and a bone density screening to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979
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!