Visit our website / Facebook page to worship online on Sunday morning or attend hybrid worship in-person.
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.
Updated Contact Info
Last week we asked you to consider reaching out by mail or phone to other members in the congregation. It is one way that we can be in community together at a time when we may not be physically together. We want to make sure that no one misses any messages from the church or friends. If you have changed your contact information, does the church office have your new number or address? Please take a moment to call or send a message to the church office so that we can update our records.
Before You Head South
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!
Matthew Fabian Fundraiser
Wednesday, September 30
10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Pequot Lakes Senior Class is hosting a fundraising event at DQ for Matthew Fabian (grandson of Shirley Robideaux) who is battling brain cancer. 20% of all sales on this day will be donated! Dairy Queen in both Pequot Lakes and Nisswa have agreed to donate.

Community Connection: Central MN Adult & Teen Challenge
Grace has supported the work of Central Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge through hosting their choir and financial support. Read an update from John Luce here.
September Mission:
Emma Norton
Our September our mission focus is Emma Norton of St. Paul. Emma Norton Services partners with women, children and families who are homeless and experiencing the challenges of mental and/or chemical disabilities. In providing women and children with the basic need of a safe, secure place to live, they can utilize and focus on supportive programs, life skills, services and opportunities available to accomplish their goals. Visit their website to learn more about this organization.
What to Expect on
Sunday Mornings
Please expect the following if you attend in-person worship on Sunday: 
  • Pastor Jen will give the message and offer prayers live from the pulpit.
  • Scripture will be read live. Music will be pre-recorded.
  • People will enter and exit the building from the front door (under the canopy). 
  • There will be no coffee or fellowship time indoors before or after worship. 
  • The nursery will be closed. Children (preschool and older) will be invited to attend 'Kids Church' outside (weather dependent). If children prefer, they can sit in worship with their families. 
  • Attendees will sit 6 feet from each family/couple/individual.
  • All in attendance are required to wear masks.
  • Sunday's worship will also still be available to view online.
Staff Parish Relations Committee Volunteer Request
The Staff Parish Relations Committee is trying to establish a pool of volunteers who are willing to fill in at the church office, if needed. Our Administrative Assistant, Ann Hutchings, does a wonderful job, but she does occasionally get some time away! We are blessed to have our ever-faithful Doris Longnecker who has filled in for years, but would like to have a list available of additional names.
 
The church office is open 9-12, Monday-Friday. The duties could include mail pick-up, answering the telephone, checking the email, being a presence in the church building. Once we have our volunteers, we will ask Ann to hold a mini-training session so you are familiar with her process and know where to find anything you might need.
 
In regards to any COVID concerns, the church is deep-cleaned weekly, the office surfaces wiped down daily, mask wearing is required, hand sanitizer and spray disinfectant/paper towels are readily available for surface cleaning and a daily list of those entering the building is kept.
 
Please prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve Grace in this way. If you feel so called, please contact the church office at graceumc@tds.net or 218-568-5755.
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755