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Grace Financial Giving

Thank you to all those who have mailed in their giving checks. We gratefully appreciate it! If you would like to give online (via PayPal) please visit our website. Offerings can also still be mailed to Grace UMC at P.O. 276, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.
Trunk-or-Treat (Drive-Thru) Volunteer Request
We are excited to still host Trunk-or-Treat at Grace this Halloween. To help keep attendees and volunteers safe, this year’s Trunk-or-Treat will be drive-thru! Please consider volunteering or donating to help make this community event a success!

We need help in the following ways:

Candy Donation
Drop off individually wrapped candy at church during office hours or on Sunday morning before Sunday, October 25.

Bag Fillers
We are planning to have three candy stops during the drive-thru and plan to give out a small bag of a couple pieces of candy at each stop. We will be filling bags on Monday, October 26 at 5 p.m.

Candy Stop Attendants
Volunteers should dress in costume and wear a mask. You will be stationed near the front of the church and will pass out candy to cars that are driving thru.

Trunk Wavers
We will not be passing out candy from the trunks but we do want to have a handful of vehicles lined up to give folks in cars something to look at and to greet the guests with a friendly wave. Trunks should be decorated.

Trunk-or-Treat: Drive Thru will be during the afternoon of Saturday, October 31. Time is still TBD.

Anyone can drop off candy! To volunteer for any of these roles please email Andrea at andreaatgrace@tds.net or call her at 715-470-3131 
Note from Pastor Jen
---As the seasons change we find ourselves in the church "stewardship" season. As someone new to Grace UMC, I would love to incorporate your stories of why Grace UMC is your place to share your time, talents, and financial resources. I would like to have two or three people record a brief message to the church to be used in upcoming services. In this message, you would tell us what Grace means to you and why you give in any variety of ways.

If this is something that you would be comfortable doing, please contact me at the church by phone or email pastorjen@tds.net. I hope that there are some brave souls who will be open to sharing their reasons and stories. I will resort to personal calls and tearful pleas if needed! For those not comfortable being in the physical space at Grace yet, I would also welcome a written piece to include in an upcoming e-grace.

I look forward to hearing from you!
-Pastor Jen
Pop-Up Pantry in Nisswa
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1 to 2 p.m. or until food is gone

Nisswa Chamber of Commerce
25532 Main Street in the parking lot

Pastor Appreciation Day
October is traditionally the month we come together as church communities and honor our pastors. Staff Parish Relations Committee is inviting you to participate in this effort by sending notes of gratitude to Pastor Jen. 

We will recognize Pastor Jen during the worship service Sunday, October 25.
Church Employee Appreciation Month
Our church community is blessed with great staff! Staff Parish Relations Committee invites you to send notes of encouragement and thanks to our staff. Grace staff members are Andrea Langhoff (children and youth), Brad Wallace (Director of Music), Jacki Kline (accompanist), Ann Hutchings (administrative assistant), Joan Oscarson (treasurer), and Kathy Hansen (custodian). In addition, we have two "volunteer" staff members - Doris Longnecker (financial secretary) and Ardie Morris (hand bells).
Fall/Winter Snow Birds
Fall has officially arrived and as the calendar changes, we know that some of our members begin to head south. If you will be leaving, we would love to be able to stay in contact with you during your time away. As you make your to-do list of the many things you need to take care of before you go, please don’t forget to drop a note or call the office so that we can keep in touch! Safe travels!
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755