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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.
Staff Parish Announcement
An email was sent earlier this week, the Grace staff parish relations committee announced that they hired Christopher Nabors as the new Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries.

Thanksgiving Dinner Update
Unfortunately our traditional November event of a Thanksgiving Dinner is not something we can do right now. At last Sunday's Ad Council meeting, the group attending discussed alternatives that can be done this year. The Ad Council approved (unanimously) to not hold our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in 2020 and instead support the Food Shelf with additional monetary donations, to further serve our community. More details to follow.
Trunk-or-Treat (Drive-Thru) Volunteer Help Needed
Saturday, October 31
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 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.

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.

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 
Ladies of Grace: Small Group Opportunity
We will be offering a new small group opportunity this November. Some of you have may be searching for direction and answers for how to live more fully for God. This strive for meaning hits a little differently when the days of raising a family and navigating the workforce are in the rearview mirror, and may have been for a while. We will be using the book 'Growing Older, Growing Wiser'. It examines how the Bible can help you find the unique opportunities available to believers later in life. Our aim is to keep this group small, so there are limited spots available, please speak to Pastor Jen for details and to sign up.

*If you have an idea for a group, We would love to help you make it happen! Contact Pastor Jen (pastorjen@tds.net) for assistance!
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).
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755